European Union agreed to extend Brexit until 31 January 2020, which means that UK will not leave as planned on Thursday.
EU Council President Donald Tusk said it was a “flextension” – meaning the UK could leave before the deadline if a deal was approved by Parliament.
It comes as MPs prepare to vote on proposals by Boris Johnson for an early general election on 12 December.
10 Downing street could introduce a bill for a pre-Christman election on Tuesday if Labour voted for the Brexit plan. The prime minister had repeatedly said the UK would leave on 31 October deadline with or without a deal, but the Benn Act — a law requires him to accept the EU’s extension offer.
Johnson is trying to persuade MPs to agree to a new timetable for his Brexit deal legislation and an election on Thursday 12 December.
The SNP and Lib Dems have proposed election date for 9 December because it would not leave enough time for the bill to become law before Parliament is dissolved – which must happen a minimum of 25 working days before an election.
However, the Government is in dilemma if they should make amendments for 9 December because it would allowing MPs to vote on issues like a customs union or another referendum.
If Boris Johnson goes for an election without solving the Brexit issue he could be punished for it at the ballot box.