BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local):3:35 p.m.European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says there will be no extension to Britain’s Oct. 31 departure from the European Union.In comments a half-hour after he stood alongside British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Juncker said he was “ruling out” any new delay in Brexit.Britain’s departure from the European Union was initially due on March 29 but was delayed on two occasions after Parliament rejected the previous withdrawal agreement negotiated by Johnson’s predecessor, Theresa May.He said there was no longer any reason to delay further, while emphasizing his sadness about Brexit.The ultimate decision on any extension though does not rest with Juncker. It’s a decision for the other 27 EU countries.Johnson faces a difficult challenge to get Parliament to back his deal after his allies from a Northern Ireland party, rejected it.———3:25 p.m.Britain’s Parliament has voted to hold a rare Saturday session to vote on the government’s new divorce deal with the European Union.The vote Thursday was necessary to set up Parliament’s first Saturday sitting since the 1982 Falklands War.Johnson’s new plan is facing substantial opposition. He will be required to seek a Brexit delay if no deal is passed and legislators… Read full this story
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