The British government is expected to make another attempt on Monday afternoon to submit the Brexit deal to the lower house. That decided on Saturday not yet to give final approval to the agreement that Prime Minister Boris Johnson concluded with the EU. As a result, London again had to ask for the Brexit deadline to be postponed.
Parliament chairman John Bercow may put a stop to the new vote on the deal. He could conclude that the government already had a chance on Saturday to get the motion through parliament. However, that then voted in favor of an amendment stating that the deal will not be approved until the corresponding legislation has been implemented.
Johnson could not get approval for his deal on Saturday due to the outcome of that vote on Saturday. As a result, he missed a deadline that the parliament had imposed on him earlier. He had until 19 October to get parliamentary approval for his Brexit deal or a British departure from the EU without a deal, otherwise he had to request a postponement. He finally did so reluctantly.
The British government is still holding on to a departure from the EU on 31 October and still wants the parliament to vote on the Johnson deal. Because the parliament has not given a definitive opinion on this on Saturday, it is still unclear whether a majority of parliamentarians want to support his agreement with the EU.