Boris Johnson Voted For Withdrawal Agreement

The signatures mark a new stage in the ratification process, following Parliament`s approval of the Brexit law earlier this week. The European Parliament will vote on the agreement on 29 January. May tried, in the weeks that followed, to obtain legal changes to the “Irish backstop” of the agreement. She eventually received assurances that Britain could suspend the backstop under certain circumstances. But on March 12, Parliament voted against the revised Brexit deal by 391 votes to 242. EU heads of state and government have warned that the vote increases the likelihood of a no-deal Brexit. Two days later, MPs voted to postpone Brexit. With regard to the Irish border issue, there is a protocol on Northern Ireland (the “backstop”) which is annexed to the agreement and defines a return case position that will only enter into force in the absence of evidence of other effective arrangements before the end of the transitional period. If this is the case, the UK will eclipse the EU`s external common law and Northern Ireland will remain in the internal market aspects until such a manifestation is achieved.

None of the parties can unilaterally withdraw from this customs union. The aim of this backstop agreement is to avoid a “hard” border in Ireland, where customs controls are necessary. [19] The Good Friday agreement was “rightly a source of admiration around the world,” but “Parliament`s act of passing this law is in itself a violation of international law” – because it violates part of the Withdrawal Agreement, she says. The agreement was revised as part of the Johnson Ministry`s renegotiation in 2019. The amendments adapt about 5% of the text. [22] It can take time to find out safely. But there are 364 Conservative MPs, so a large majority voted in favour of the bill, but some clearly did not. It remains to be seen whether they abstained or voted against. “This bill undermines the Withdrawal Agreement already agreed by Parliament, reopens debate on the already regulated Northern Ireland Protocol, violates international law, undermines decentralisation agreements and would damage the UK`s global reputation as a law-bound nation and the UK`s ability to enforce other international trade agreements and protect jobs and the economy.” This is the first meeting of the Joint Council of Ministers (JMC) on EU negotiations since Boris Johnson won a comfortable majority in the House of Commons.

But the meeting will take place on the day when the Holyrood MSPs have voted by 92 votes to 29 to reject the British withdrawal agreement. MEPs voted on Thursday evening at third reading by 330 votes to 231 in favour of the withdrawal agreement, a majority of 99 votes. The most important elements of the draft agreement are the following:[21] Parliament voted on the degree of integration of the United Kingdom into the European Union. Specific topics put to the vote include the UNITED Kingdom`s opt-out of EU police and criminal justice measures and the creation of a European Union External Action Service. M. Russell added that the Scottish Parliament had now “largely voted not to approve the Withdrawal Agreement”, and said: “The UK Government must accept that Scotland has the right to choose another future”. Sarah Champion, Rosie Cooper, Jon Cruddas, Toby Perkins. Grahame Morris (as expected) and Emma Lewell Buck (as already reported) vote in favour of bill #brexit (#wab) Only Lewell Buck voted in favour of the request for a programme on @UKLabour benches bob Neil, one of the Conservative rebels, intervening to signal that the EU is acting in an unacceptable way, there is already a dispute settlement system already built into the Withdrawal Agreement. . .

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