Rebellion against Boris Johnson: five former premiers reject his plans to reform Brexit

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David Cameron joined May, Major, Blair and Brown in the demands against a law that rewrites the pacts agreed with the EU.

A great rebellion, led by Brexiteers themselves, is being expanded in the British House of Commons to prevent the law that reescribe the divorce agreement with the EU and violates international law.

Former Prime Minister David Cameron became the fifth premier in expressing concern that “internal market law”, with which they are intended to replace the EU Exit Agreement, violates the British tradition of respecting the rule of law, which the new legislation openly admits it does.

Sir Keir Starmer, the Labor leader, who was supposed to attack the law in the compound with his ability as a meticulous former attorney, is isolated because there is coronavirus in his home. The goal of the Boris Johnson government is to lay the groundwork for a no-deal game of the EU.

“Passing an Act of Parliament and then breaking the obligations of an international treaty is the last, really last thing that you should contemplate. I have misgivings about what has been proposed ”, announced the conservative David Cameron, before the debate begins on Monday afternoon.

A process that will culminate with a vote in the evening. Then the debate continues Tuesday and Wednesday, before it goes to the House of Lords, where it can be obstructed by the Brexiteers and Conservatives themselves.

So Cameron joined former Conservative Prime Ministers Theresa May, John Major, Labor Tony Blair and Gordon Brown in expressing concern over the decision by Boris Johnson and his adviser, Dominc Cummings, to rewrite the divorce treaty, which their own government accepted.

But it puts peace in Northern Ireland at risk by imposing de facto a fronteer between Northern Ireland and the south. The immediate consequence may be that Ireland decides to unite between North and South as a consequence and the law accelerates the disintegration of the kingdom.

Boris Johnson’s goal is to lay the groundwork for a no-deal EU game and use the World Trade Organization rules for the trading. Its objective endangers the Northern Ireland protocol and the non-border, which had been achieved with the agreement with the EU, with the former troubled province, which is still part of the European single market.

Boris Johnson wants it to be “a discretion of the British ministers” to grant “state aid to goods” that can cross the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland, which he turns into a true border, which avoids the current agreement. His decision destabilizes the so difficult peace achieved in the Good Friday agreement, after a religious civil war that left 3200 dead en el Ulster.

But above all, the decision violates international law and undermines the credibility of the British rule of law, which is the basis of its foundation. The EU considers that the Brexit agreement is “unchangeable” and threatens sanctions and take the case to the European Court of Justice.

Parliamentary opposition to the bill is already transversal. Pro-European conservatives have been joined by the Brexiteers, who refuse to violate international law, Labor, Scottish and Welsh nationalists. An amendment drafted by Sir Bob Neill, who leads the justice committee, has been added for discussion on the floor, which would give Parliament crucial veto power over any changes to the deal.

During the debate, the deputies will have the opportunity to air their opposition to this rewriting and debate the law, before it is voted and passes to Committee status. The session begins at 4pm UK time.

Boris Johnson officially has a majority of 80 deputies. Many have already left because they were Labor Angry with Jeremy Corbyn, who have found in their new leader, Sir Keir Starmer, a new refuge for their party frustration. But this Monday there are at least 30 conservative rebellious MPs, who are going to support Sir Bob Neill’s amendment and believe they will get more accessions.

Some, like Bob Neill himself, will abstain. Boris could win this first vote in the Commons. But the problem is with the government in the House of Lords. There’s John Major, Lord Howard, former Eurosceptic leader of the Conservative party who fired Boris for his lies about his love affairs, Lord Lamont, former finance chancellor, and Michael Heseltine, former Conservative vice premier, leading the rebellion and van to make sure the law doesn’t pass. In the House of Commons the rebellion is led by Theresa May, former prime minister, whom Brexit it cost him his position.

The other problem is the confidence of your conservative party in your government. It is null and they are concerned about the approaching second wave of Covid and its poor handling and a disastrous end to Brexit, with an uncertain future for the kingdom. No one rules out among the deputies a vote of confidence against Boris before the parliamentary Christmas recess.

The same discomfort with the law exists in Johnson’s cabinet. Justice Minister Robert Buckland announced that he would resign if he believes the law is being violated in an unacceptable way. ” This Monday Deputy Rehman Cristi resigned as a special government envoy for the same reason. But earlier Sir Jonathan Jones, the head of the government’s legal departments, had resigned as “unacceptable”.


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