A parliamentary revolt has been led by opposition MPs against Boris Johnson’s plans to avoid an extension to the Brexit transition period. The SNP leader at Westminster Ian Blackford and the acting Liberal Democrat leader Sir Ed Davey signed a letter to Michel Barner supporting more time for discussions after the coronavirus pandemic. Europe’s chief Brexit negotiator was told there is ‘significant opposition’ to the UK Government’s refusal to consider any delay. The rebels hope talks can be abandoned until ‘the efforts of national governments and the European Union will not be engaged solely with dealing with the dreadful Covid-19 epidemic’, they said. They’ve requested a two-year extension to the deadline to avoid a ‘devastating no-deal’. The Brexit transition period is due to finish on December 31, 2020, but there are growing calls for an extension due to coronavirus disruption With the UK having formally quit the European Union, the talks between the UK and EU will determine key areas such as future trading relationships. The transition period, during which the UK must abide by EU rules, was designed to allow the two sides time to hammer out the terms of their future relationship. But with the transition period due… Read full this story
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