Johnson did not attend Parliament on Brexit

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson did not appear at a meeting of the House of Commons of Parliament on Monday, sending Brexit Minister Steven Barkley in his place – this behavior was criticized by deputies who considered him disrespectful to parliament.

The House of Commons met again on Monday to discuss further voting procedures on the Brexit issue. However, Johnson did not attend the meeting.

The leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) parliamentary faction in the British Parliament, Ian Blackford, said he would like to know where the head of government is and why he did not attend the meeting.

“Where is he? Where is the prime minister’s respect for this parliament?” – the deputy asked a question. According to him, Johnson was humiliated by a defeat in the House of Commons on Saturday, when parliamentarians denied him the “anti-democratic” agreement on Brexit.

British House Speaker John Bercow on Monday blocked re-consideration of Johnson’s proposed Brexit agreement.

At an emergency hearing on October 19, the House of Commons actually refused to support Johnson’s proposed agreement with the EU on Brexit, amending the text of the document confirming the validity of the legislative norm adopted in September on the prime minister’s obligation to request the postponement of the EU’s withdrawal by three months or until the deal will not be approved.

Johnson promised and tried to re-introduce the bill on Monday, but the speaker violated his plans.

The prime minister asked the EU to postpone Brexit until the end of the day on January 31, 2020. Now the decision on the timing of Brexit to be taken by the European Union. It was previously planned that Britain would leave the EU on October 31.


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