Boris Johnson sends unsigned letter to the EU requesting a Brexit delay

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Johnson has repeatedly declared he will take the country out of the EU by October 31 and “get Brexit done” and in his letter to the EU, he said he remained “confident” that they would ratify the withdrawal agreement by October 31. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson sent an unsigned letter to the European Union on Saturday requesting a Brexit extension and a separate and signed letter arguing against one. Boris Johnson shrugged off claims he has been whipping up anti-establishment anger as he kicked off the Tory conference in Manchester.

And if both sides couldn’t reach agreement on a deal keeping the border as open as it is now – that’s where the backstop would come in. Switzerland’s relationship to the EU, which is governed by around 20 major bilateral pacts with the bloc, is broadly similar to the EEA arrangement. Along with these three, Switzerland is a брексит события member of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA). Mr Johnson and the DUP, which supports his Conservative Party in Westminster, are firmly opposed to the backstop, an insurance policy designed to avoid the return of a hard Irish border which was agreed between the EU and UK as part of the Brexit withdrawal agreement.

The amendment — brought by former Conservative MP Sir Oliver Letwin who was one of the rebel MPs who supported an extension in September — is designed to further prevent a no-deal crash out of the European Union. Former home secretary Amber Rudd described the amendment as an “insurance policy” against the UK crashing out of the EU without a deal. Johnson was required by law to ask for a Brexit delay until the end of January in the event that Parliament did not vote on a withdrawal agreement by October 19.

The European Union said it was still waiting for proposals from the British government on how to end its political impasse on Brexit, while talks about their stalled withdrawal agreement continue in Brussels. Opposition MPs are increasingly concerned that Johnson will try to ignore a bill, due to be signed into law on Monday, to force him to request a Brexit delay if brexit news parliament has not agreed to a deal or to leave the EU without an agreement by October 19. Bercow told legislators if parliament votes in favour of an early election, he will quit before the campaign. If they do not he will quit on October 31 – the day Britain is set to leave the European Union. He added he would quit both as speaker and as a member of parliament.

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As a student of history I ( not British ) am well aware of the role the UK has played in Europe and the World. It’s role in developing Parliament, in the Industrial Revolution, in shaping Europe ( Holland and Belgium would not have existed today ), liberating Europe from French and German (2 x) occupation, speading the English language and principles of Government all over the world, I am flabbergasted by the recent developments.

Johnson had hoped to pass the deal he struck up with European Union leaders earlier in the week through the House of Commons in an extraordinary session on Saturday, but lawmakers foiled his plan when they voted 322 to 306 in favour of an amendment delaying Brexit until the withdrawal agreement legislation is passed. The backstop would not apply if the UK left the EU without a deal but the potential problems with the border would remain. It would involve Northern Ireland alone remaining in the EU’s single market and customs union, leaving Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) free to strike trade deals.

  • Shadow chancellor and Labour MP John McDonnell said on Sunday that Johnson was trying to “undermine” Parliament and that he was acting like a “spoiled brat” by sending a second letter contradicting the first.
  • Johnson is sticking to his Brexit plan and will not seek a delay to Britain’s departure from the EU at a summit next month, two ministers said, despite the latest resignation from his government.
  • Speaking to at the Tory Party conference, Mr Fabricant insisted both the UK and EU had been preparing for a no deal exit by passing laws.
  • Switzerland’s relationship to the EU, which is governed by around 20 major bilateral pacts with the bloc, is broadly similar to the EEA arrangement.
  • Ministers fear Speaker John Bercow will allow MPs free rein to try to hobble Mr Johnson’s efforts to get an EU deal in the hope of eventually cancelling Brexit altogether.
  • During a time of American waywardness under Donald Trump, the United Kingdom’s national security has increasingly come to depend on the European Union as a buffer against Russian revanchism.

Legislators approved a change to a bill aimed at preventing a no-deal Brexit that would allow them to vote on the existing Withdrawal Agreement negotiated by former Prime Minister Theresa May. Though Republicans on Capitol Hill are very keen on a new UK/US deal, the Democratic Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, has made it clear the Democratic House will veto any trade agreement if Boris Johnson pursues a no-deal Brexit (she is supported by the highly influential Irish American caucus in Congress).

The “Irish backstop” is effectively an insurance policy in UK-EU Brexit negotiations. It’s meant to make sure that the Irish border remains open (as it is today) whatever the outcome of the UK and the EU’s negotiations about their future relationship after Brexit. The referendum turnout was 71.8%, with more than 30 million people voting. The bill will force the prime minister to approach the EU and ask for an extension to the UK’s membership beyond the October 31 Brexit deadline if a deal has not been agreed by October 19.

I voted Leave specifically because the EU leadership is not only undemocratic, it is actively anti-democractic (a Greek friend recently remarked that the whole Brexit process is, from the RU point of view, „to show you that you have no power, just like Greece”). Under this plan, the PM would ask the EU to honour the agreed Brexit transition period, extended for one year, in return for the UK honouring its agreed financial contributions and its commitments on EU citizens’ rights. This would give both sides time to prepare for a departure on WTO terms at the end of 2021 — or to negotiate a different deal. If the attempt to renegotiate the backstop fails, the Malthouse compromise offers a plan B – essentially a managed no-deal.

I applaud the Brits for rejecting the EU and there United States of Europe plans, we were nevertheless asked if we wanted to be a part of this Soros funded scheme, and we have had the chance to express our wishes and we voted to leave. I don’t think anyone in the EU expected to be run by Germany and the British for one refuse to accept this European brexit model. The real dysfunction is the EU which has caused the political meltdown in Europe , the UK is no odd ball, it was the only country not trapped by currency and strong enough to breakaway and had the chance to do it, a brave and principalled decision in the face of an over bearing, totally undemocratic and meddling EU autocrasy.

Boris Johnson promised he would never delay Britain’s exit from the European Union, due on October 31. Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty was triggered by Theresa May on 29 March 2017, meaning that the UK will exit the EU on 29 March 2019. Thornberry said Labour wanted to see legislation ruling out a no-deal Brexit on October 31 passed first amid fears Johnson’s government could win required parliamentary support brexit news for an election to be held before the deadline for leaving the bloc, only to subsequently postpone the vote and take Britain out of the EU by default. If politicians acted on what really happens with economics, we would be spared the nasty venality of political parties shafting the lower orders and pandering to the wealthiest cohort. This difference is now so obvious it easily accounts for Brexit support.

Just about the only clear decision Parliament has made on Brexit since the 2016 referendum was to give formal notice in 2017 to quit, under Article 50 of the European Union’s Lisbon Treaty, a legal process setting it on a two-year path to departure. That set March 29, 2019, as the formal divorce date.

May called a snap general election in June 2017, which resulted in a Conservative minority government supported by the Democratic Unionist Party. UK–EU withdrawal negotiations began later that month.

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