UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised to do everything possible to reach a deal with the EU and once again said that his government would not ask the EU to postpone Brexit to a later date.
The country's parliament now is opposed to the deal with the EU in its current form, but it is categorically opposed to Brexit without a deal. The EU refuses to resume talks and revise the deal. The prime minister insists that UK will leave the EU on time - October 31 - with or without a deal. Johnson twice proposed early elections, and both times the parliament rejected him.
Today's vote marked the end of parliament before Johnson's recess. The MPs had only a few days to try to prevent Britain from leaving the EU without a deal on October 31. As a result, the MPs ordered the time as efficiently as possible: in a few days they passed a bill obliging the prime minister to ask the EU for a three-month extension of Brexit, if on October 19 there is no new agreement on the conditions for the country's exit.
Johnson, however, insists that he will not ask for an extension.