武汉夜场：Want to modify the Brexit agreement Johnson parliament frustrated
Want to modify the “Brexit” agreement Johnson parliament frustrated
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s “Brexit” agenda was defeated in the upper house of parliament on the 9th.After two votes,The vast majority of members of the upper house agreed to delete the disputed clause in the “Internal Market Act” proposed by the government.
These terms could have allowed the British government to overturn parts of the previously signed and legally binding “Brexit” agreement with the European Union.A government spokesperson said,When the bill is returned to the lower house of parliament for reconsideration,The government will promote the restoration of relevant provisions.
British media reports,On the 9th, members of the House of Lords voted with 433 votes in favor, 165 votes against, and 407 votes in favor and 148 against.Agree to delete the two controversial clauses of the Internal Market Act.Some other disputed clauses were deleted without a vote.
Reuters reported,Johnson’s Conservative government does not hold a majority in the upper house.In the vote on the day,Some Conservative Party members also agreed to delete the clause.
Regarding the result of the upper house vote,The government spokesperson expressed “disappointment”,Said that the government will return to the House of Commons for deliberation when the Internal Market BillPropose to add those disputed clauses again.The spokesperson emphasized,When the bill accepts a vote in the House of Commons,It was passed with 340 votes in favor and 256 votes against.
The spokesperson also reiterated,The government formulated relevant provisions to build a “legal safety net”,To protect the integrity of the UK’s internal market and the Northern Ireland peace process.
British officials have repeatedly stressed thatOnce the future relationship negotiations with the EU break down after Brexit,The British side needs to ensure the smooth flow of goods between Northern Ireland and other parts of the UK.At the same time, cross-border trade with the EU country Ireland remains open.But members of the British cabinet admitted,The Internal Market Act violated international law “in a very specific and limited way.”
Reuters analysis,The text of the British bill must be reviewed and approved by both houses of Parliament.Generally speaking,If the directly elected lower house has approved a bill,The unelected members of the upper house will not always block the passage.but,If Britain and Europe find a solution to the border issue between Northern Ireland and Ireland in future relations negotiations,Even though the Internal Market Act that finally came into effect contains controversial clauses,It may not be activated.
Many people pointed out thatThe Johnson Administration’s promotion of the Internal Market Act is actually a strategy to pressure the EU to make concessions in future relations negotiations.The European Union accused the bill as a violation of the “Brexit” agreement,Judicial proceedings have been initiated,Threatened to the European Court of Justice.
Britain is scheduled to withdraw from the European Single Market and Customs Union on January 1 next year.At that time, the only land border between Britain and the European Union will be formed between the British Northern Ireland region and Ireland.Agence France-Presse reported,If Britain and Europe cannot reach an agreement on future economic and trade relations arrangements before the end of the year, leading to a “no agreement on Brexit”Will cause significant obstacles to trade facilitation between Britain and Europe,At the same time, it may complicate the issue of Northern Ireland.
To avoid a “no-deal Brexit”,The UK and Europe continue to negotiate.The EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier arrived in the British capital London on the evening of the 8th.Prepare to start a new week of negotiations with David Frost, the chief negotiator of the British side.
Barnier said on social media,The key to opening the door to the future relationship agreement is “respect for EU autonomy and British sovereignty.”And “a powerful guarantee for free and fair trade”, “market access and stable and mutually beneficial fishery opportunities.”
Johnson had a phone conversation with Ursula Vonderlein, President of the European Commission, on the 7th.Both acknowledged that negotiations still need to bridge a large number of differences,Need to keep working hard.
According to AFP,The two parties have so far not indicated their intention to make concessions sufficient to bring about a breakthrough.And their previously inferred deadline for negotiations in mid-November is approaching.(Ocean) (Special feature)