We know Prime Minister Johnson
has expressed confidence about ratification,
but can you tell us what would happen in fact if the House of Commons
votes against this deal on Saturday: will there be
an extension, or for that matter, if the European Parliament says
they need more than two weeks to evaluate this very
complicated agreement. –Hm… Our intention is to
work towards ratification. We support the deal and this
was a clear decision of the 27 member states.
And we are prepared for the ratification logistically,
politically, technically. Now the ball’s in the court
of the UK. I have no idea what will be the result
of the debate in the House of Commons on Saturday, it’s not for me
to comment on political developments in the UK.
But if there’s a request for an extension, I will consult member states
to see how to react.