EU lawmaker backs 3-month Brexit extension
Boris Johnson, who took office in July, defied expectations in striking a revised deal last Thursday -- and seemed relieved that MPs voted positively for it to be considered further.
LONDON: The European Parliament's chief Brexit official says that a three-month flexible extension of the deadline beyond October 31 is the only option.
Guy Verhofstadt, a member of European Parliament, said after a meeting of EU expert legislators that MEPs would need the necessary time to check the details of the EU-UK withdrawal agreement that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson reached with EU leaders last week.
Verhofstadt tweeted: "A flex tension, not going beyond 31st Jan, is the only way forward."