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Brexit: Nothing works anymore


Boris Johnson tries with the crowbar: The prime minister threatens a blockade of parliament, should the opposition not vote for a new election.

In British politics, the situation has again sharpened significantly. If Brexit was already synonymous with stoppage, could now be added to the blockade of Parliament. At least British Prime Minister Boris Johnson threatened that if the Labor Party did not respond to its desire to hold elections on 12 December.

In a three-page letter, Johnson opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn made the election Thursday night: Labor must vote for early elections. In return, Johnson is considering bringing the Brexit bill, which seeks to transpose the EU's compromise into British law, back into Parliament and allowing more time in the House of Commons. Johnson had abandoned the legislative procedure on Saturday after Parliament voted in favor of another delay.

However, if Labor did not support the election, the government would make some kind of "service by regulation". Only the most important things would come to Parliament, said 10 Downing Street. Johnson's budget for the coming year, scheduled for November 6, has already been canceled. Johnson will always press for early elections to demonstrate that the parliament, and Labor in particular, are responsible for the stalemate and inability to supply Brexit.

With the dispute over electoral attempts, Johnson tried to distract from the fact that there is no longer any chance of completing Brexit on October 31, as he had repeatedly promised. On today's Friday, the EU ambassadors will meet in Brussels and will discuss which extension they will allow Britain. Whether it already comes to a decision or still a special summit in the coming week is convened, is open.

French President Emmanuel Macron is more in favor of a short extension. ChancellorAngela Merkel rather for the extension planned by British law until the end of January. It is speculated that in the end there might be a short deadline until mid-November to increase the pressure to ratify the Brexit Treaty with the EU. The deadline could be extended until the end of January, if Britain wants to hold a new election.

Mutual blockade

Jeremy Corbyn: This Parliament Must Become Brexit done now or a NEW Parliament must get done so at Brexit on

- Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) October 24, 2019

Commenting on Johnson's offer, Labor responded: "We're ready to call for a new election, but only if the threat of a no deal is off the table," Jeremy Corbyn said Thursday. "The No Deal is still part of Johnson's strategy the No Deal and then there is a choice. " Meanwhile, within the Labor Party, a dispute is raging: Members of the Parliamentary Group (PLP) tend to reject a vote, but the party leadership and the left-wing movement Momentum are pressuring to accept the election. On Monday, if Johnson wants to vote on it, Labor's likely to abstain. This would mean Boris Johnson would fail for the third time to obtain the required two-thirds majority in parliament.

And what happens now? Johnson always wanted to complete the Brexit and then go into the election campaign. This would have the advantage for him that the Brexit party on the right edge would lose importance. Johnson could have re-established the Conservative Party as a one-nation party in the political arena without having to oppose the populist nationalism of Nigel Farage.

For Labor too, a later election would be good, because the election would not only revolve around Brexit, but also on social and environmental issues. Before a Brexit there would be a danger that the voices of the EU supporters would also on the Liberals and Labor divisions, Labor would therefore have worse chances to win against the Tories.Labour would not have to be reproached that the party is the EU -Emission blocked.

The problem is, both sides have become so intertwined in the Brexit dispute that a quick ratification of the law seems unlikely. Johnson knows that he does not get the Brexit, as he negotiated with the EU, through the house. The opposition has already made several amendments. Since Johnson no longer has a majority in parliament, the opposition can significantly change its Brexit Treaty and bring the legislative process a long way.

Johnson's predecessor Theresa May had scheduled nearly two months for the ratification process.

Source: zeit

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