Global  

Celebrating 10 Years of Trusted News Discovery
One News Page
> > >

UK lawmakers vote to block a 'no-deal' Brexit

Video Credit: Reuters Studio - Duration: 02:22s - Published < > Embed
UK lawmakers vote to block a 'no-deal' Brexit

UK lawmakers vote to block a 'no-deal' Brexit

Britain's House of Commons voted to approve a bill forcing the government to ask for an extension to Brexit and rejected Prime Minister Boris Johnson's proposal for an early election.

David Doyle reports.

0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 

UK lawmakers vote to block a 'no-deal' Brexit

It was two defeats in one night for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday (September 4), as UK lawmakers backed a bill forcing his government to ask Brussels for a three-month delay to Brexit... (SOUNDBITE) (English) SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS, JOHN BERCOW, SAYING: "The ayes have it" ...whilst also blocking his attempt to call the early election that could untie his hands.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS, JOHN BERCOW, SAYING: "... the motion has not obtained the majority required." But after a feisty day in British politics... (SOUNDBITE) (English) BRITISH PRIME MINISTER, BORIS JOHNSON, SAYING: "There's only one 'chlorinated chicken' that I can see in this house, and he's on that bench." ... and the high stakes political maneuvering is not over yet.

Johnson has said he will take the UK out of the EU on October 31 - with or without a divorce deal.

Having wrested control of the parliamentary agenda from Johnson on Tuesday (September 3), the House of Commons backed the delay bill that would prevent a no-deal Brexit.

Johnson's opponents fear a chaotic exit from the bloc would dislocate trade and travel, damage the economy and cause shortages of food, fuel and medicines - a view that anti-Brexit activists beamed onto the UK's Angel of the North landmark on Tuesday evening.

Johnson claims he needs the threat of a no-deal to secure concessions from Brussels, and said he would refuse to comply by the delay bill.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) BRITISH PRIME MINISTER, BORIS JOHNSON, SAYING: "I refuse to do this, Mr Speaker, and it's clear that there is therefore only one way forward for the country" That's why the prime minister proposed a general election on October 15.

Lawmakers rejected that proposal, even though opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn says he relishes the prospect.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) OPPOSITION LABOUR PARTY LEADER, JEREMY CORBYN, SAYING: "Let this bill pass and gain royal assent, then we will back an election so we do not crash out with a no-deal exit from the European Union." If parliament does agree to hold a snap election there are three likely outcomes: a pro-Brexit government under Johnson, a Labour government under Corbyn who has promised a fresh referendum including the option of staying in the EU, and a hung parliament.

What that all means is that the outcome of the UK's Brexit odyssey remains up in the air with possible outcomes ranging from a no deal exit to abandoning the whole endeavor - both outcomes that would be unacceptable to swathes of British voters.



Recent related news from verified sources

UK could be flexible on details of Northern Ireland veto, customs plan

Britain is open to some flexibility on the proposed mechanism that would allow lawmakers in...
Reuters - Published

Boris Johnson to Ask UK Lawmakers to Choose Brexit Deal, Delay Withdrawal From EU - Report


RIA Nov. - Published


You Might Like


Recent related videos from verified sources

Culture was 'toxic' in parliament - Speaker of the House [Video]Culture was 'toxic' in parliament - Speaker of the House

Britain's parliamentary speaker of the House John Bercow told lawmakers on Thursday to stop treating each other as enemies after a day when several criticized the rhetoric of Prime Minister Boris..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:59Published

A Blow to Brexit? [Video]A Blow to Brexit?

The U.K.'s top court ruled on Tuesday that Prime Minister Boris Johnson's recent suspension of parliament was "unlawful, void and of no effect," paving the way for British lawmakers to return to..

Credit: The Street     Duration: 01:22Published

Environmentally friendly: One News Page is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2019 One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
About us  |  Contact us  |  Disclaimer  |  Press Room  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  In the News  |  DMCA / Content Removal  |  Privacy & Data Protection Policy
How are we doing? FeedbackSend us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter  •  FOLLOW us on Pinterest
One News® is a registered trademark of One News Page Ltd.