European Council President Tusk told reporters: “It seems that we are nearing the final stage.” European Commission President Juncker pointed out that the new agreement is “fair and balanced.” The British opposition party warned that at the “Super Saturday” special meeting, they would not vote in favor of the agreement.
(Brussels / London Integrated) The European Union leaders unanimously passed a resolution on the 17th to support the latest “Brexit” agreement reached by the European Commission on the same day with the British government.
Then, British Prime Minister Johnson had to face Congress’s vote on the “Super Saturday” on the 19th. Johnson may not be able to pass the same level as his predecessor, Teresa May.
Leaders of the 28 member states of the European Union began a two-day summit in Brussels on the afternoon of the 17th. The leaders of the 27 countries except the UK passed the above resolution at the summit to support the new Brexit agreement.
European Council President Tusk told reporters: “It seems that we are nearing the final stage.”
European Commission President Juncker pointed out that the new agreement is “fair and balanced.” The mention of the agreement may not be able to pass the British Parliament, and Juncker warned that this would make the situation “extremely complicated.”
The British opposition party warned that at the “Super Saturday” special meeting, they would not vote in favor of the agreement.
The 19th meeting was the first meeting of the parliament since 1982. If the parliamentarians accept the new agreement, the UK will be able to leave the EU as planned on October 31. If they do not accept it, Johnson may seek approval to leave Brexit without an agreement on October 31.
If the support ticket is insufficient, and there is no agreement to leave the EU, according to a law passed by the British Parliament not long ago, Johnson has to write to the EU to postpone the Brexit period until January 31, 2020.
The British government has indicated that it is going to comply with this law, but it also said that it will leave the European Union on October 31. Johnson did not explain how to implement this contradictory option.
Johnson’s Conservative Party does not have a majority advantage in the 650-seat House of Commons, and the League of Northern Ireland’s Democratic Alliance Party has indicated that it does not support the agreement.
The opposition Labor Party, the Scottish National Party and the Liberal Democrats also expressed their opposition.
Members present today may try to postpone the Brexit and hold another referendum in the debate. They may propose to amend Johnson’s motion and ask for a vote. Other options include letting Johnson’s government go down and others get control of the Brexit negotiations.
Labor leader Kurbin advocated a second referendum. In his speech in Brussels, he said that Johnson’s agreement, Bitreza May’s agreement, was even worse.
Earlier, the lower house of the British Parliament rejected the agreement between Teresa May and the EU three times. The book company Sports Index, which used to predict the results of the vote fairly accurately, pointed out on the 17th that Johnson’s agreement would not be approved by the parliament by seven votes.