US News Controversial Brexit law in London: There is considerable resistance in the House of Lords

18:05  18 september  2020
18:05  18 september  2020 Source:   tagesspiegel.de

London publishes controversial Brexit deal bill

 London publishes controversial Brexit deal bill © AFP - BEN STANSALL British Prime Minister Boris Johnson as he exits 10 Downing Street on September 9, 2020, in London. The British government published on Wednesday a bill partially revising its commitments made in the context of Brexit, in alleged violation of international law, which earned it the ire of the European Union. Complicated negotiations in sight.

No relaxation for Boris Johnson - even if the controversial Single Market Act comes through the House of Commons next week. There are other hurdles.

Der britische Premier Boris Johnson will vom EU-Austrittsvertrag nichts mehr wissen. © Photo: dpa British Prime Minister Boris Johnson no longer wants to know anything about the EU exit treaty.

Iain Duncan Smith is considered a hardliner by the British Conservatives. Last February, shortly after Brexit, he stated that the EU was on its way to becoming “the sick man in the world”. The former chairman of the London ruling party said that the community of 27 EU countries was overregulated and economically weak.

At that time, Duncan Smith could not have foreseen that the Corona crisis would plunge Great Britain into the worst economic crisis in 300 years. But anyone who thinks that Duncan Smith would appear meek in view of the devastating numbers is wrong.

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The Tory politician's latest tirade is against Joe Biden. The US presidential candidate had stated that in view of the threat of a breach of international law by London , Great Britain could not count on the longed-for free trade agreement with the US - provided that Biden wins the presidential election in November.

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Duncan Smith commented on this with the words: “We don't need any Lessons on the Peace Treaty for Northern Ireland from Mr Biden. ”The Good Friday Agreement of 1998 put an end to a decade-long civil war in Northern Ireland and opened borders between Northern Ireland and the rest of the Emerald Isle.

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In keeping with the Good Friday Agreement, Biden had demanded that Great Britain should prevent a “hard border” in what was once a civil war region. Exactly this principle could falter if the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson were to bring his controversial

single market law through parliament. EU exit treaty to prevent “hard border” in Ireland The planned law that sparked the violent

protest of the EU

is in stark contrast to the EU exit treaty that Johnson signed. The Single Market Act aims to enable goods and services to be transferred between Britain and Northern Ireland without controls after January 1, 2021. At this point in time, Great Britain will leave the EU internal market and the customs union at the end of the current transition phase. However, the current Withdrawal Agreement allows controls between both sides of the Irish Sea within the United Kingdom in certain cases. The reason: The exit agreement provides that the rules of the EU internal market continue to apply in Northern Ireland. This precaution is intended to ensure that even if controls are no longer on the Irish island in the future.

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 Festival. Mini but sturdy fishermen of the world © OUEST-FRANCE Among the highlights of the meeting, the intervention of Isabelle Thomas, at the end of the screening of the documentary, "Wait and sea, dans les eaux trouble of Brexit ”, with directors Simon Coss and Antoine Tracou. Brexit, migrants, resource management, climate, place of women. The “Reflections” of the 12th festival have kept their promises in Lorient.

Johnson can rely on a majority of 80 MPs

The third reading of the law is due in the House of Commons in London at the beginning of next week. Johnson can rely on a majority of 80 MPs in the lower house. But even if the Single Market Act gets through in the House of Commons, the British prime minister cannot sit back and relax. Because in the upper house, which also has to give its approval, a considerable resistance is looming.

The "House of Lords" cannot prevent legislative proposals, but it can delay the passage and suggest changes.

One of the members of the House of Lords who are extremely critical of Johnson's law to nullify the EU Withdrawal Treaty is the conservative William Hague. The former foreign minister argues that Britain could not criticize the leadership in Beijing for the controversial security law if London itself violated international law with the single market law.

Post-Brexit agreement: after the storm, return to discussions .
© Aris Oikonomou The Vice-President of the European Commission, Maros Sefcovic, September 22, 2020 in Brussels Pressed for time and despite a confidence shaken by the British turnaround on the Brexit treaty, the United Kingdom and the EU resumed dialogue on Monday, with the hope that an agreement on their future trade relationship remains possible.

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