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US News Brexit: the House of Lords disavows (symbolically) Boris Johnson

03:50  21 october  2020
03:50  21 october  2020 Source:   lepoint.fr

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It is a defeat, certainly symbolic, that Boris Johnson had to endure on Tuesday October 20. The House of Lords, the upper house of the UK parliament, has shown its disagreement with the government over the Home Market Bill. This text returns, in assumed violation of international law, to the provisions of the Brexit agreement for the British province of Northern Ireland , provided for in order to avoid the return of a border with the Republic of Ireland, a safeguard considered essential to the maintenance of peace on the island.

Approved at the end of September by the deputies, the Lords voted with 395 votes in favor, and only 169 against, a motion which "regrets" the provisions violating the treaty, opening the voice to a detailed examination of the text and to a standoff with the deputies who have the last word. "I want UK to be an independent and sovereign state, but I want it to be an independent and sovereign state that stands tall on the international stage, that keeps its word, that respects the rule of law, which honors its treaty obligations, "said Michael Howard, former leader of the ruling Conservative Party, in favor of Brexit.

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U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is hoping to receive enough backing from lawmakers in two key Brexit votes on Tuesday. It would then proceed to the House of Lords and remain on track to pass in time and allow Johnson to keep his promise of a Brexit before the end of the month.

It is Boris Johnson ’s first defeat in parliament since the general election. Last week, European Parliament Brexit coordinator Guy Verhofstadt said Britain had told him it was looking into the possibility of providing a physical document to EU citizens but Johnson 's spokesman said he was not

For Prime Minister Boris Johnson , the aim of the project is to defend the territorial integrity of the United Kingdom by ensuring the continuity of trade between Great Britain and the province of Northern Ireland. The European Union has launched an infringement procedure against London because of this text, which according to it has damaged mutual trust in the midst of post-Brexit trade negotiations, in the deadlock.

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Towards a "no deal"

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Brexit: Uncertainty at the port in Hull too .
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