BREXIT: The United Kingdom must leave the European Union on the 31st January 2020 after three postponements on a Brexit deal
The outgoing President of the >European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker on Tuesday ruled on the BBC that the proposal of the British opposition leader, Labour Jeremy Corbyn, to negotiate a new exit agreement from the European Union was not “Realistic”.
In the run-up to the 12th December legislative elections in the UK, triggered to lift the Brexit out of the stalemate, conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson is campaigning for the EU exit deal he won last month in Brussels, hoping to obtain a clear majority in Parliament in order to implement it.
Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn promises that in the event of a victory, he will negotiate a new exit agreement with the EU, which he will submit to a new referendum with the alternative of keeping it in the European bloc.
“Too long story that must have an end”
‘I will not be in office’, ‘it will be up to the next Commission to decide whether or not there is room for a new agreement’, but ‘honestly, I do not think this is a realistic approach’ said Jean-Claude Juncker in an interview with the BBC.
Postponed three times, Brexit is now scheduled for the 31st January 2020. According to Jean-Claude Juncker, the UK will have left the EU well on this date: “It’s a long story that must have an end,” he said.
The departure of Jean-Claude Juncker from the head of the Commission was scheduled for October 31, but the German Ursula von der Leyen , who must succeed him, saw his taking office deferred for at least a month because of difficulties in training his team.