Updated 2:35 am CDT, Wednesday, June 12, 2019 British Conservative Party lawmaker Boris Johnson leaves his home in London, Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Britain's Conservative Party is holding an election to replace Prime Minister Theresa May, who resigned last week after failing to lead Britain out of the European Union on schedule. Former Foreign Minister Boris Johnson is currently the bookies favorite to replace May. less British Conservative Party lawmaker Boris Johnson leaves his home in London, Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Britain's Conservative Party is holding an election to replace Prime Minister Theresa May, who resigned last ... more Photo: Frank Augstein, AP Photo: Frank Augstein, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 British Conservative Party lawmaker Boris Johnson … [Read more...] about Battle over Brexit resumes in UK House of Commons
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The UK’s House of Commons voted on Wednesday to request an extension for the UK’s exit from the EU. The House of Commons approved the bill by a vote of 313 to 312. The European Union (Withdrawal) No. 5 Bill will require the Prime Minster to move a motion in the House of Commons to seek an extension. However, the bill itself does not set a specific date as to how long the extensions should be. The Prime Minster must make the motion in the House of Commons the day after the bill receives Royal Assent. The bill must still pass the House of Lords before receiving Royal Assent. In March, the EU extended the deadline for the UK’s exit (also known as Brexit) to April 12. Prime Minister Theresa May had originally requested an extension to June 30. May’s negotiated deal for the Brexit was rejected by the UK parliament for a third time in late March. If no extension is granted before April 12, the UK will exit the EU without any deal in place. … [Read more...] about UK House of Commons votes to request Brexit delay
The UK House of Commons voted on Wednesday to reject exiting the EU without a deal in place. The vote had a margin of 43, with 321 voting in favor of the measure and 278 voting against the measure. The vote is not legally binding. The measure was amended by a vote of 312-308 to specify that the UK can never exit the EU without a deal. A proposed amendment to allow for more time for a no-deal exit was rejected by a vote of 164-374. The House of Commons rejected the latest Brexit deal in a vote on Tuesday. The UK is scheduled to exit the EU on March 29. Without any other plans approved by both the UK House of Commons and the EU 27, the default will require the UK to exit the EU on March 29 without a deal. The House of Commons voted to extend the Brexit deadline on Thursday. The extension was approved by a vote of 412-202. The delay must still be approved by the EU. If a deal is approved by the House of Commons by March 20, the UK will request an extension until June 30. If no deal is … [Read more...] about UK House of Commons rejects no-deal Brexit
The UK House of Commons on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan to withdraw the country from the EU. The plan was defeated by a margin of 230 votes, with 432 Members of Parliament [MPs] voting no and only 202 voting in the affirmative, marking the largest defeat for a sitting government proposal in the parliament’s history. The reasons behind the votes varied, with some MPs claiming for a softer break while others advocate a more definitive split from the EU. The European Withdrawal Act of 2018 explicitly requires approval of any plan or agreement made between the UK government and EU negotiators. As such, the UK government cannot ratify any withdrawal agreement if the Commons does not pass such a motion, which is commonly referred to as the “meaningful vote.” The UK is still on track to leave the EU on March 29, but this defeat casts serious doubts on the manner and terms of such a departure. Jeremy Corbyn, leader of … [Read more...] about UK House of Commons rejects May’s Brexit plan
WESTMINSTER is awash with rumours that the Common's Speaker could be stepping down from his role. Here's what we know about the calls for John Bercow to resign - and who would succeed him if he went. Who will be the next Speaker of the House of Commons? John Bercow has held the post since 2009, making him the longest-running Speaker since World War Two. He has reportedly told friends he aims to step down in June or July 2019 - but there are calls for him to leave sooner. A damning report published in October 2018 highlighted how high profile figures in Westminster were failing to do enough to stop the bullying of staff. It found "a culture, cascading from the top down, of deference, subservience, acquiescence and silence, in which bullying, harassment and sexual harassment have been able to thrive and have long been tolerated and concealed". Dame Laura Cox's investigation states Bercow should be investigated after he was accused of mistreating two of private secretaries earlier this … [Read more...] about Who will be the next Speaker of the House of Commons and how is the role elected?