Corbyn calls for resistance to Boris Johnson – Brexit negotiator Barnier little optimistic
Corbyn calls for resistance to Boris Johnson – Brexit negotiator Barnier little optimistic.Photo: . Pictures may be protected by copyright.
Boris Johnson sends the lower house into a forced break – now there is considerable resistance. House President John Bercow is raging and even the Queen should be angry. 10.31 clock: EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier is, according to own
Boris Johnson sends the lower house into a forced break – now there is considerable resistance. House President John Bercow is raging and even the Queen should be angry. 10.31 clock: EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier is, according to own information, little optimistic that a disorderly exit of Great Britain from the EU can still be prevented. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has made it clear that the planned Brexit will not be postponed on 31 October. "That's why there's a moment of truth for the UK," Barnier wrote in a guest commentary on the Sunday Telegraph. There are no concessions: "The EU will act only to protect its interests." Johnson requires improvements to the already negotiated exit agreement, with the United Kingdom would remain bound for the time being in many EU rules. During the transition phase, a comprehensive cooperation agreement is to be negotiated. Unacceptable for Johnson and many MPs is the so-called backstop. These are rules designed to prevent the re-entry of border controls between the EU country Ireland and the British province of Northern Ireland. Jeremy Corbyn calls on members of all parties to resist in parliament Update from September 1st 2019, 8.22 am: Encouraged by the mass protests against British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn has called for the deputies of all parties to resist in parliament. When the House of Commons comes out of the summer break on Tuesday, everyone must stand together to prevent Britain from leaving the EU without a withdrawal agreement, Corbyn said Saturday in Glasgow, Scotland. There, as in many other cities, tens of thousands of protesters protested against Johnson and his controversial decision to suspend Parliament for weeks. Many spoke of an attack on democracy. Alena Ivanova from the initiators of the anti-Brexit group "Another Europe Is Possible" announced further protests. "That was the beginning of a huge movement," she said. Brexit opponents counter Johnson with exceptional measure – the admonishes Update from 30th August, 15.09 clock: On 12 September, the British Parliament should go on vacation – whether it likes it or not. This order from Prime Minister Boris Johnson was approved by the Queen and is hardly to be avoided. Forced leave for parliamentarians: Brexit opponents feel compelled to take historical measures That would deprive parliamentarians of Brexit chaos. The break should last until 14 October, the EU exit is to be completed by 31 October at the latest. There would not be much time left to negotiate a deal. According to the Times, the opponents feel compelled to take extraordinary measures, such as Britain has not seen since the Falklands Wars. The Brexit opponents, who now want to work from next week with absolute high pressure on a solution, would obviously, if necessary, the weekend of 7./8. September for use. That Parliament must meet on Saturday and Sunday has not happened since the Falklands War in 1982. In general, such special meetings have so far taken place exclusively during the war. "Last chance" to avert the no-deal Brexit? Parliamentarians work under pressure David Gauke, former Justice Secretary of State and still a member of the conservative Tories, speaks to the BBC from the "last chance" to be able to avert the no-deal Brexit. But there is still no real plan in the lower house before the end of the summer break. On Tuesday, the agenda for the following days should be tipped by an emergency debate and collected exclusively for Brexit. But what then? A consensus has not yet been created. Preventing the leave does not appear to be the most likely plan, rather the opposition will work on a legal solution that would oblige Boris Johnson to postpone the resignation date one more time. No-deal-Brexit: vote of no confidence probably no means against the informal withdrawal A vote of no confidence against the Prime Minister meanwhile promises no success and is therefore a symbol of British turmoil. The Johnson-affiliated parties, Tories and DUP, have a majority of one vote in the lower house. Nevertheless, Johnson seems slowly but surely a little nervous. Across from Sky news he urged the MEPs urgently against a blockade. Should the promised Brexit fail on 31 October, "that will permanently damage the people's trust in politics," the prime minister wants to bring parliament to a standstill. Possible Brexit-off: Successful coup could force Johnson to resign Last but not least, it would be a disaster for Brexit-hardliner Johnson, who is likely to be judged by the voters at the EU exit. The Brexit opponents win the power struggle against Johnson, which at the weekend 7./8. September could happen, about the image even a resignation of the Prime Minister for possible, which would make new elections necessary. Brexit-Chaos: Federal Foreign Minister Heiko Maas warns the British government Update from August 30th, 12.24: Federal Foreign Minister Heiko Maas (SPD) has called on the British government to submit proposals "as soon as possible" to prevent a chaotic Brexit. An EU exit without agreement on 31 October was "negative for all participants," said Maas at the meeting of EU foreign ministers on Friday in Helsinki. So far, however, Britain has not put forward any proposals, in particular on the issue of the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland. "We are waiting for the proposals." "We expect to see Brexit on October 31," Maas said. "We will do everything we can to make this no no-deal brexit." However, the EU is not prepared to reopen the withdrawal agreement. Let us now explain to the British Government how it envisages alternative arrangements for the Northern Ireland border solution. Meanwhile, a Scottish court on Friday rejected an application for an injunction against the temporary closure of the UK Parliament. The British news agency PA reported from the courtroom in Edinburgh. The motion was submitted by a group of opposition MPs. They see in the compulsory break of the lower house obtained by Prime Minister Boris Johnson an inadmissible restriction of the parliament and want to prevent the measure judicially. A hearing is scheduled for 6 September. 22:53: He brings the Parliament to the brink of desperation with his compulsory break – and apparently also the Queen: Boris Johnson. For connoisseurs of the British royal family, it is clear that the way in which Queen Elizabeth II (93) was involved in the politics of the day on Wednesday angered her. Prime Minister Boris Johnson had surprisingly requested the Queen to send Parliament to London for longer than usual, until 14 October. On that day, the Queen introduced his government program ("Queen's Speech"). The calculus: The decision gives MEPs much less time than they wanted to prevent unregulated Brexit at the end of October. BBC expert Nicholas Witchell criticized loudly image that the Queen "had no choice but to listen to the advice of her ministers". She had felt "pressed" in this decision. "She and her advisers will frankly be upset about the way this happened," the BBC expert commented. "Only in theory" could the queen have said "no", says Brexit expert Iain Begg of the London School of Economics. Experts Nicolai von Ondarza of the Science and Politics Foundation argue similarly: "For the Queen, it was the most unpolitical thing to obey the advice of the government in times of this division of society. A veto would have been highly controversial. She did the right thing for the monarchy. " Brexit: Johnson "gags" the lower house: Now threatens a rebellion – Merkel comments Update 5:25 pm: The British House of Commons is in turmoil after the mandatory break prescribed by Premier Johnson – progress in terms of content Brexit is apparently still not. At least Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) are in the struggle for a regulated exit of Great Britain from the EU in its own words no new proposals from London known to solve the border question in Ireland. "I have no new state of affairs since the British Prime Minister's visit. But I assume that there will be worked, "she said on Thursday after the inaugural visit of the new Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis in Berlin. Johnson in Brexit-clinch with the lower house: MPs take to court Update 2:35 pm: A Scottish court ruled on Thursday to hold a hearing on the British Parliament's compulsory break imposed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. This was announced by the Court of Session in Edinburgh. A group of opposition MPs had sued. They want to obtain an injunction until it is cleared in court whether the temporary closure of Parliament is lawful. As long as the so-called prorogation of the lower house should not be effective according to the plaintiffs. The head of the Scottish Conservatives, Ruth Davidson, has meanwhile resigned her post. She shared that on Thursday. The reasons are primarily private, wrote the 40-year-old. She wants to spend more time with her family. Davidson is considered one of the bitterest opponents of an unregulated Brexit in the Tory party. Speculation that the date of her resignation had to do with the decision of Prime Minister Boris Johnson to temporarily close the parliament in Westminster, dismissed Davidson. Her message to Johnson is: "Prime Minister, get us a deal with the European Union." Boris Johnson and Brexit: "Frevel!" – Britain threatens "rebellion" First notification of 29th of August: London – A storm of indignation on the streets and in the net – and serious efforts to build a bipartisan counter-coalition in the House of Commons: Anger over British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's mid-Brexit compulsory break for the British Parliament is growing. Brexit: Party-wide rebellion against Johnson? Unterhaus is looking for solutions According to a report of the Guardian Members of several parties – a "rebel alliance," as the paper claims – are currently trying to torpedo Johnson's bid. "We will have to try to do something when the parliament returns next week," said Tory and former Chancellor Philip Hammond. Next week, the House of Commons will have another opportunity before being sent on the break on 9 September. A problem here: About the means and ways is apparently unclear. One option would be a vote of no confidence against Johnson. However, for a success within 14 days a new majority would have to be found. Such does not seem in prospect at present. Alternatively, in a "fast-track" legislation, a bill could be brought against the no-deal brexit by the lower house. But this process is likely to be difficult. Parliament President John Bercow, who was not informed about the planned compulsory break for the Parliament, described the extended break as a "constitutional frustration". Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn called the forced break a "scandal" and accused Johnson of smashing democracy to "force a no-deal Brexit". He wants to submit a motion of no confidence against the government "in due course". Brexit chaos: Protests, 1.2 million votes in online petition – and a lawsuit against Johnson An online petition against the controversial measure was signed by more than a million people within hours. The initiators demand that parliamentary action not be interrupted as long as Britain does not postpone leaving the European Union or withdraw its resignation. Any citizen can bring in such petitions, but above all they are symbolic. Thursday morning saw more than 1.2 million virtual signatures. Thousands of people took to the streets in several cities on Wednesday evening. In London, protesters gathered near Parliament and Johnson's office on Downing Street. They called for an end to the "coup" and waved European flags. Protests Wednesday evening in London. © AFP / DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS Activist and businesswoman Gina Miller reportedly said she had taken legal action against the decision. Miller had already won a case against the government in 2017, which concerned Parliament's rights to the EU's resignation statement. Brexit: Johnson wants to send Parliament into forced leave – Also turmoil with the Tories Even in his own party, Johnson triggered a heated controversy. Hammond tweeted, "Deeply undemocratic." It would be a shame if Parliament were kept from looking at the government in times of national crisis. It would be a constitutional outrage if Parliament were prevented from holding the government's account at a time of national crisis. Profoundly undemocratic. – Philip Hammond (@PhilipHammondUK) August 28, 2019 Theresa May's former Cabinet chief David Lidington said the parliament was "gagged". He blamed Johnson severely. "It's a pretty good rule not to do anything you would not want a government of another party do when you're playing with parliamentary or constitutional practice," he said in an interview with the BBC. Johnson is a bad example for future governments. According to media reports, the head of the Scottish Conservatives, Ruth Davidson, announced her resignation on Thursday. According to him, the reasons for the politician's withdrawal are above all private reasons, but the time gave rise to speculation about a deep rift in the party: Davidson was Johnson's bitterest inner-party rival in the election campaign before the Brexit referendum in 2016 and is a decided no-deal -Gegnerin. She was once considered a bearer of hope in the Tory party. Brexit: Johnson blocks British Parliament – Queen agreed on Wednesday Johnson had ordered the Parliament in London a forced break two months before the planned Brexit. Queen Elizabeth II agreed on Wednesday to Johnson's request to extend the traditional parliament break until October 14. The decision gives MEPs far less time than they would like to prevent unregulated Brexit. Johnson threatens a chaotic Brexit if the EU does not agree to his call for changes to the withdrawal agreement. He had repeatedly warned in recent days that Brussels should not rely on MPs preventing a no-deal. Should it actually happen, drastic consequences for the economy on both sides of the English Channel are expected. The sticking point in the dispute between London and Brussels is above all the so-called backstop. This clause would bind Britain to certain EU rules until another solution to avoid border controls between the EU member Ireland and the British province of Northern Ireland has been found. London sees this as unacceptable shackles. The exit agreement has already failed three times in parliament. Only in July was Johnson Theresa May succeeded as Prime Minister. Brexit: Unterhaus meets again next week – Johnson sees enough time for debate The lower house will come together for the first time after the summer break next week. The four-and-a-half-week compulsory break begins in the following week. It will not end until the Queen reads the new government program on October 14th. There would be plenty of time for all the necessary debates, Johnson said in a letter to all MPs on Wednesday. "If I manage to negotiate a deal with the EU, Parliament will have the opportunity to pass the law needed to ratify such a deal before 31 October." The agonizing Brexit trial also shows effects on British political systems – an end to the familiar two-party system seems possible, as well Merkur.de * reported. dpa / AFP / fn * Merkur.de is part of the nationwide Ippen digital editorial network.