Heidi Allen MP Supports Parliamentary Bill to Avoid UK Crashing Out of EU on 31st October

Details of a Bill which aims to prevent the UK from leaving the EU without an agreement were revealed earlier today.

The European Union (Withdrawal) (no 6) Bill will be presented to Parliament by Labour former minister Hilary Benn and has Heidi’s full support.

Shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer said the Bill could be Parliament’s “last chance” to stop a “reckless and damaging” no-deal Brexit.

The Bill requires the Government to either reach a deal with the EU, or gain Parliament’s approval for a no-deal exit by October 19.

If the Government has not met one of these conditions by the deadline, it will be required to write to the European Union seeking an extension, until 31st January 2020.

It is thought that the purpose of the extension would be to provide the Government with sufficient time to carry out a “genuine and sincere negotiation”, and to provide time to ratify any deal that is secured.

It will also give time to allow Parliament to seek to build a consensus on the way forward.

Further details of the Bill can be found here