European Commission spokeswoman Mina Andreeva, speaking in Brussels after EU ambassadors met with the EU Brexit chief negotiator Michel Barnier, said ambassadors from the EU's 27 other nations accepted the terms of an extension and their "work will continue in the coming days".
EU ambassadors will meet next week to discuss how long the extension will be. Britain has asked for a three-month extension. Until recently, Mr Johnson vowed that Britain would leave the EU on October 31 no matter what, with or without a deal. France and other EU nations say Britain must present "a clear scenario" for progress before an extension will be approved. Mr Johnson said he would ask politicians to vote Monday on calling a general election on December 12. But opposition parties say they won't vote for an early election until the Government secures an extension of the Brexit deadline.
Johnson says that delay to the process of Brexit is damaging the country and that parliament is responsible for the current delay. An election would probably also change the composition of Conservative MPs, bringing in more Brexit enthusiasts. Even if Brexit occurs, many problems will have to be solved: questions about Britain’s trade and economy, Britons’ freedom of movement, controls on immigration, but also about a united Ireland and an independent Scotland.