By George Stephens • 17 December 2019 • 7:09
The Commons is sitting for the first time since the general election with Prime Minister Boris Johnson planning to beef up his Brexit legislation to outlaw a delay to the UK leaving the European Union.
In a move that could make a no-deal Brexit more likely, the prime minister is radically altering the EU Withdrawal Bill to prevent Parliament extending the transition period beyond the end of next year and prevent further stallings on leaving the EU.
After his victorious election victory, The Prime Minister now plans to use his huge majority to wrap up the 2020 Brexit date in law – with or without a trade deal.
The Bill is set for MPs will vote this Friday.
During the recent election campaign the prime minister promised the country he would not seek any extension to the transition period.
It was the pledge that persuaded Nigel Farage not to stand Brexit Party candidates in Conservative held seats.
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