Johnson’s speech sharply criticized amid crisis in Brexit

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was sharply criticized by representatives of Britain’s political center on Thursday over a sharp debate in parliament over Brexit.

On Wednesday, Johnson attacked some MPs, accusing them of seeking to weaken his negotiating position in the Brexit file, after the return of deputies to parliament after the Supreme Court considered the Prime Minister’s decision to suspend the work of the Council, illegal.

Johnson has refused to make any apology and has repeatedly criticized the House of Commons for passing what he called a “surrender law,” demanding that he seek to delay Brexit beyond October 31 if he fails to reach an agreement with the EU.

The Brexit dossier has sparked a sharp split in Britain since the 2016 referendum.

Anger erupted on Wednesday, when Johnson said “implementing Brexit” was the best way to honor Joe Cox, an anti-Brexit lawmaker who died after being shot and stabbed by a Nazi pro-referendum campaign.

Her husband, Branden, tweeted: “I feel some resentment about Jo’s name being drawn like this.”

“The best way to honor Joe is to defend us all (regardless of orientation), what we believe … and not demonize the other side.”

Opposition Labor Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said the prime minister’s speech was “indistinguishable from the extreme right.”


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