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EU leaders are considering a request by Boris Johnson to delay Britain’s departure from the bloc, which he was forced to make after MPs refused to back his Brexit deal.

Johnson premiered his PM candidacy on getting Britain out of the EU by October 31st. However, MPs in the House are making this possibility difficult.

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Mr Johnson has already spoken to the leaders of France, Germany and the Netherlands to press his case – and Paris warned yesterday that a Brexit delay was “in nobody’s interest”.

Donald Tusk said he would begin consulting EU leaders “on how to react”, which could take a few days.

-Noah Harte