Holyrood will not be recalled after EU agrees Brexit extension

The Scottish Parliament will not be recalled after EU leaders agreed to a second extension to the Brexit process, Holyrood’s Presiding Officer has confirmed.

Ken Macintosh had warned MSPs the Parliament would be recalled from 1pm on Thursday if the UK was due to leave the EU without a deal on April 12.

Ken Macintosh
Ken Macintosh

The UK is now heading for Brexit on October 31 after the remaining 27 EU nations offered Prime Minister Theresa May a further six months to ratify or rethink her withdrawal deal.

Mr Macintosh said: “Following confirmation that the UK will not be leaving the EU on April 12, I have taken the decision that Parliament will not be recalled.

“Members have been made aware and Parliament is scheduled to meet again on April 23.”