After the deal was announced, Johnson joined the EU’s 27 other leaders at a summit in Brussels. “Now is the moment for us to get Brexit done and then together to work on building our future partnership, which I think can be incredibly positive both for the U.K. and for the EU,” Johnson told at a news conference. Brexit was initially supposed to have happened on March 31 this year. It will now take place on Oct. 31, as long as the deal is approved by the British and European parliaments.
Johnson now needs to secure the votes needed at an extraordinary session of parliament on Saturday. It will not be an easy task. Jeremy Corbyn and his party said he was “unhappy” with the agreement and would vote against it, as exemple. Johnson appears intent on presenting parliament with the choice to accept the deal or no deal. Previously, Theresa May’s proposal was voted down three times in Parliament.