Westminster votes today against the threat of Boris Johnson: backing his agreement or "exit to the braves"

CARLOS FRESNEDALondres
Saturday,
19
October
2019

02:01

The British Prime Minister warns Parliament that the United Kingdom will be forced to a hard Brexit if its pact is not approved. The unionists anticipate that they will vote against the text
The ‘premier’ Boris Johnson in the British Parliament.
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Boris Johnson has threatened to push Brexit “to the braves” if Parliament rejects its agreement with Brussels in the vote scheduled for today. The ‘premier’ open the debate in Westminster at 9.30 in the morning (10.30, in Spain) and present two motions, one to support his agreement and another to approve the ‘no deal’ if the first were defeated. the rest of the opposition forces plan on their part to support a motion presented by deputy Oliver Letwin, expelled from the Conservative Party, to postpone the vote of the agreement and try to force ‘in extremis’ an extension of the EU’s exit, initially planned by October 31. German Chancellor Angela Merkel was the only European leader to anticipate that there will be an extension if the agreement is rejected. “I don’t think there should be a new delay unless there are major changes,” said French President Emmanuel Macron. “The ‘Plan B’ is the exit of the EU without an agreement” the Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar concluded. Johnson arrives in any case at the crucial meeting of Brexit with seven parliamentary defeats in his saddlebags and a race against the clock to try to reach the majority of 320 votes he needs. Johnson trusts in being able to count on the vote of his 288 deputies (including the hard-wing Eurosceptics known as the “Spartans”), with 17 of the 21 ‘rebel tories’ expelled three weeks ago, with a dozen of the 19 proBrexit Labor and with five independents. The conservative leader will have to play a game of billiards to three bands to overcome the list, although analysts predict a very tight vote that could be inclined in the last moment to one side or the other, before the foreseeable rupture of the discipline The 10 deputies of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) confirmed Friday that they will vote against the Johnson agreement because they believe that it endangers “the economic and constitutional integrity of the United Kingdom” by creating an internal border in the Irish Sea . The alliance of “support and supply” that the conservatives had with the unionists has returned to jump through the air, as happened to Theresa May, and has complicated extremely the options of Johnson, who had at least one abstention from the DUP.

Division among Labor

“The time has come to finish Brexit and I have confidence” said Johnson in the hours before the vote, amid a brake of contacts and between rumors of possible resignations in his Government. Leading members of the hard wing, such as former leader Iain Duncan Smith, expressed their doubts about the agreement at the last minute and left Johnson’s support on the eaves, which rekindles the possibility of a total break with the EU at the end of the transition period in 2020.John McDonnell, Jeremy Corbyn’s left hand for economic affairs, anticipated the vote against the Labor opposition for considering that the agreement does not protect environmental and workers’ rights and opens the door to future barriers trade with the EU. A group of 19 Labor, signatories of a letter to the EU showing their willingness to vote in favor of the agreement, could however break the party discipline and facilitate the approval of the agreement. Deputy John Mann said he had the support of nine Labor members for the Johnson agreement at the moment. The divisions between the Labor and the indecision of Corbyn himself have left the possibility of a vote, the same Saturday, on the celebration of a second referendum Thousands of protesters will, however, turn to the last pro-European demonstration of People’s Vote which broke in Parliament early on Saturday afternoon. Divisions between opposition forces have come into view after the Twitter message from Scotland’s independence leader and chief minister Nicola Sturgeon: “I have a real suspicion that the Labor will be happy to see how the agreement goes ahead. They will officially oppose, but they will allow a few ‘rebels’ to give up the necessary votes.” The Labor member Melanie Onn, who represents the pro-Brexit constituency of Grimsby, announced her intention to vote in favor of the agreement. “We cannot let this opportunity slip through our fingers” he wrote in an article written with the conservative Victoria Prentis. “It has come to move forward and return to the priorities of our voters.”

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