- Approval: The British Parliament approves Boris Johnson's Brexit agreement again
Boris Johnson's Brexit law, which provides for the exit of the European Union on January 31 , has overcome the last parliamentary obstacle on Wednesday. With hardly any noise, in contrast to the heated parliamentary sessions of the last three years, the House of Commons rejected without further the five amendments introduced by the House of Lords and sent the text to Queen Elizabeth II to receive the protocol "seal real".
"We promised to complete Brexit and we are well positioned to do so on the stipulated date," said EU exit minister Stephen Barclay. By 342 votes in favor and 254 against , asserting their new absolute majority, the "tories" rejected the latest amendment that sought to guarantee the reunion of refugee children with their families in the United Kingdom.
The law had already been passed on second reading on December 20, eight days after Boris Johnson's crushing victory in the early elections. In the second week of January, it was referred to the House of Lords, which simplified the procedures to avoid a game of legislative "ping pong" and be able to reach the stipulated date.
The ball is finally on the roof of the European Parliament , which will foreseeably approve the Brexit agreement at its next meeting on January 29. With the two-way ratification, everything will be ready for the UK to officially leave the EU at midnight on January 31 in Brussels (23.00 in London).
The Brexit law, which provides for a differential treatment for Northern Ireland and opens the doors to a possible "inland" customs office in the Irish Sea, also sets a non-extendable transition period of 11 months, until December 31, 2020. Boris Johnson intends to negotiate in this record time of the future trade agreement with the EU, although Brussels has already warned that it will be virtually impossible. The "premier" has anticipated his intention to begin negotiations for the future trade agreement with the United States before , taking advantage of his visit to Washington scheduled in February.
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