Skip to comments.The British House of Commons Just Blew Up Over Brexit
Posted on 09/10/2019 8:28:49 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Outgoing House of Commons Speaker John Bercow is not leaving Parliament without yelling "order!" just a few more times. Several of those directives came on Monday as the speaker tried to preside over the latest Brexit tête-à-tête between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn. Tensions are getting extremely high now that the UK is about two months out from the latest official date when it will finally separate from the European Union.
Parliament is still without a deal, having rejected former Prime Minister Theresa May's agreement with Brussels an historic three times. Meaning, a no-deal Brexit is becoming more and more plausible - and more and more unnerving. On top of that, Johnson suspended Parliament for one month, meaning several amendments will not be debated. Even Bercow lashed out at that decision, calling it "executive fiat."
That brings us to Monday's debate in the House of Commons, where the MPs were arguing over whether or not to hold a snap general election. Corbyn maintains that Labour will only support an election if the no-deal option is taken off the table. As you can see, it was utter chaos.
First Corbyn lambasted Johnson for heading toward a no-deal Brexit despite the protestations of industry and business groups, trade unions, and Parliament itself. He then accused the prime minister of suspending Parliament to "avoid scrutiny."
Johnson, Corbyn charged, is "shutting down democracy" and "taking this country off a cliff" with a no-deal Brexit. Brits may have voted to leave the EU in 2016, but there is "no mandate" for no deal, Corbyn reasoned. Other MPs shouted from their seats that Johnson was a "liar" and a "thug." The Labour leader said he wishes "to tear down this reckless government."
Johnson responded with a few shakes of the head and a question: Why is Corbyn not going to Brussels to negotiate his own deal?
It's a bit quieter across the hall in the House of Lords, but no less tense. I was able to sit in on a debate over a Brexit amendment last week in the parliamentary chamber, and, believe me, the heckling was in full force.
Every Brit I talked to in London last month admitted they don't have a clue what's going to happen come October 31. Judging by what just transpired in Parliament, they're in good company.
As you can see in the British press, there were plenty more outrageous moments where these came from on Monday as MPs openly protested the prorogation of Parliament. Some sang, while others waved signs reading, "Silenced." It was unprecedented.
The UK, as of now, plans to leave the EU, with or without a deal, on October 31. Halloween.
I can’t believe that someone finally wrote an article about Brexit without the mandatory leftist talking point of “crash out”.
The UK just needs to get out of the EU and without a deal that reduces the UK to a vassal state.
It all reminds me of Swift’s description of yahoos. Boris Johnson would be Gulliver.
I suspect that Globalism is what is going off a cliff. This is classic "Emperor Has No Clothes". Nationalism is good for nations. People used to know that. Once they see nationalism in action again, Globalism will fall apart quickly.
Bad choice of words in title.
the only thing I can think of is that Ireland is now ruling Britain.
Strongbow never should have gone to Ireland.
Really, what did Britain ever gain except a pain in the butt by setting foot on that island?
Here we are....it appears that the backstop may scuttle Brexit. How rich.
October 31st, that is my date of birth
The dissolution of the Soviet Union into new independent nations went smoother than this.
That there sir is a supertanker full of karma.
Wish you were right. May be in a few cases, but most people are not just social animals, but herd animals, and the bull with the loudest bellow will be followed.
That’s always been the Left. Most conservatives just want to be left alone to manage their lives without government interference.
Forgive me if I sound a little cynical about people.
Brexit was a last-gasp chance to stay free of a German takeover, with the EU as its vehicle. Maybe some outlying areas such as Wales can keep their independent streak (they did the last two takeovers). But England? If they don't do Brexit now, it'll be a Muslim country or part of a German/European Empire.
Don’t know about Britain, but the US gained Bushmills.
So wait......Boris Johnson is acting in an undemocratic fashion - not the guys acting to thwart the will of the people who refuse to agree to a general election?
As you can see in the British press, there were plenty more outrageous moments where these came from on Monday as MPs openly protested the prorogation of Parliament. Some sang, while others waved signs reading, “Silenced.” It was unprecedented.
“How dare Boris Johnson prevent Parliament from over turning the will of the British people and giving away that power to the EU”.....
‘National Sovereignty’ cannot be faked... and there is NO substitute for it. You have it or you don’t!
It’s not something to be casual about, either.
Just ask people from the countries who had it and lost it ... or who NEVER had it.
THEY can tell you all about subservience
Was it written by Guy Fawkes?
It’s not the Fifth of November!
The simplest solution is the one country two systems approach where northern Ireland remains in the customs union and the rest of the UK leaves.
No border in Ireland then and everyone wins, except the DUP
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