Whether the Brexit is postponed by days, weeks or months remained unclear.
In the House of Commons, legislators initially announced Tuesday night that he liked Johnson's new Brexit deal more or less, even reluctantly, by voting from 329 to 299.
That was a short win for Johnson – the first time that the withdrawal plan of a British prime minister received a parliamentary nod after repeated defeats in the lower house. Rightly noted.
But then Parliament voted 322 to 308 against Johnson's demand that legislators need only three days to read, review and amend the 1
"Now we face further uncertainty," Johnson said after the vote.
Ominous, the Prime Minister warned as a clear threat that his government would immediately step up its preparations to leave the European Union in late October without an agreement.
But that could be a bluff.
Johnson also said, "In one way or another, we will leave the EU with this deal that this House has just agreed to. Also, Johnson remarkably omitted mentioning a vote in his remarks after the poll, though earlier in the day he suggested that rejecting his timetable would mean that "I am very sorry that the bill needs to be taken, and , , , We will have to face a general election.
After the vote, he suggested more modest steps. He said he would "pause" another Brexit debate in Parliament and wait for the European Union to respond to Britain's request for a delay.
Johnson – who previously said he was "deadlier in a ditch" than the European leaders asking for a delay extension – was required by law Saturday to apply for one by the end of January.
President of the European Commission Donald Tusk said Tuesday night that he would recommend the other 27 EU leaders accept this request.
E.U. Heads of State and Government are expected to deliberate early next week – whether personally or remotely unclear – and they are expected to offer an extension by the end of January to diplomats who were familiar with the discussions.
Before the votes in Parliament on Tuesday, Johnson argued that speed was crucial: let's do it.
Slowly, the skeptics warned. The British economy is at stake.
Legislators complained that he was asked to pass laws that he had no time to review, or that he had in many cases not read.
The government published its bill on the readmission agreement – the law that negotiated the Brexit deal that Johnson negotiated with the European Union – on Monday night. That was the first chance anyone had to take a look.
Johnson wanted it to be sorted in 72 hours.
Ruth Smeeth, a Labor legislator who advocated the deal in principle, but voted against Johnson's fast-track timeline, said, "All we ask is the ability to make sure the deal hit us last night it works for our constituents and for my local economy – we need a bit more time. "
The union leader Jeremy Corybn maintained Tuesday's vote as a House of Commons refusal to "discuss a very important bill within two days without notice and with an analysis of the economic implications of this bill. The prime minister is the author of his own misfortune.
Corbyn made some sort of peace offer. He offered Johnson: "Work with us all to arrange a reasonable schedule, and I suspect that House will vote to debate, examine, and I hope to change the detail of this law."
But Corbyn's vision of Brexit – To remain closely connected to the European Union and request a second popular referendum to approve a deal, Johnson is an abomination.
Lucy Powell, another Labor legislature, said Brexit's "stopping" feels like a very grumpy reaction to something is an uncomplicated plea "for more parliamentary time.
While the legislature asked for Brexit, the chairman of the House of Commons, Jacob Rees-Mogg, told them they would debate the National Health Service on Wednesday and the economy on Thursday and not sit all Friday.
Political analysts said lawmakers are not unjustly concerned about the three-day deadline proposed by Johnson for the Brexit Act.
Hannah White, deputy director of the Institute for Governments, an independent think tank, wrote in a post that the proposed timetable was "profoundly inappropriate".
"For a draft constitution that is probably the most significant change in Britain's position in the world held by the Commons It's extraordinary to think for decades," she wrote. "The government needs to know that, but she asks MEPs to agree to the timetable or defeat Brexit."
Jonathan Tonge, Professor of Politics at the University of Liverpool, expressed a similar feeling.
"It's an absurdly limited schedule," he said. "There has not yet been a single economic assessment, and the agreement is significantly different from that of former Prime Minister Theresa May."
When Johnson was asked about the lack of an economic analysis, he said the agreement was a "powerful positive outcome."
The deal aims to leave the EU single market, by EU customs regimes and tariffs, and allow Britain to make independent trade deals around the world. "Johnson's exit is a more difficult exit from that of its predecessor, May.
Johnson's deal also differs most significantly from that of May in relation to the annoying issue in Northern Ireland, which is much closer to the Europeans due to the effective implementation of its deal Union is aligned a border along the Irish Sea.
Some Legislative He pointed out that for months, Parliament was debating a bill to treat circus animals. Other commentators compared the existence of Johnsons Brexit in three days to reading Tolstoy's "War and Peace" phone book on the bus ride home.
Michael Birnbaum in Brussels contributed to this report.