UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that he would use his overwhelming parliamentary majority to cement into law the Brexit transition period scheduled to end on 31 December 2020, ITV reported Monday.

If the so-called Withdrawal Agreement Bill passes in the amended language, London will not be able to ask for a Brexit transition period extension.

“Our manifesto made clear that we will not extend the implementation period and the new withdrawal agreement bill will legally prohibit government agreeing to any extension,” said a Downing Street source quoted by The Guardian.

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