UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has submitted a bill that would undermine parts of the Brexit agreement and break international law. The bill was backed by MPs in the Commons 340 votes to 263 and would enable free movement of goods and services across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland after Brexit. This new law would give the UK government the power to override the legally binding withdrawal agreement between the UK and the EU.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn had long waited for it, Conservative PM Boris Johnson enabled it in an effort to break the Brexit deadlock: UK voters headed to the polls on Thursday, December 12 for the second general election since the Brexit referendum.
The Supreme Court rules that Boris Johnson’s suspension of parliament was unlawful: what’s next for Brexit and the UK?
On Tuesday morning, judges unanimously ruled that the PM’s prorogation of Parliament was unlawful.
Winning 92,153 votes to Jeremy Hunt’s 46,656, frontrunner Boris Johnson was elected new Conservative leader and UK prime minister on Tuesday 23 July.
The race to take over from Theresa May on July 24th, 2019 is at full speed. After eight conservative candidates including Michael Gove, Sajid Javid and Dominic Raab were kicked out of the competition, only two contenders for the PM position remain: Foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt and backbencher Boris Johnson.
Although Brexit (British exit) has been a topic of political conversations in the U.K and in the E.U. for months now, it is now debated with a new feeling of urgency, few days ahead of a referendum organised in the United Kingdom on whether the country should leave the European Union or not.