EU and UK negotiators have agreed on a Brexit agreement. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson triumphs. But the Northern Irish DUP is transversely – and wants to vote against the agreement.
Johnson Announces “Great New Deal” – DUP Announces Resistance
In thestruggle for Brexit, the EU and the UK have made a breakthrough, but the success of the new agreement is highly uncertain: Shortly before the EU summit on Thursday in Brussels, the European Commission and the British government agreed on an agreement but was rejected promptly by the Northern Irish DUP party and the British opposition.
Thus, the just negotiated deal is facing a failure. Because the British Parliament would have to support the agreement, and Prime Minister Boris Johnson would probably rely on the approval of his coalition partner in the House – the DUP. In the party, the customs and approval regulations seem to encounter resistance. Planned is the Abstimmunt for next Saturday.
The agreement on an agreement was announced by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson almost simultaneously. “Where there’s a will, there’s a deal too – we have one,” Juncker wrote on Twitter. Johnson announced a “great new deal” giving Britain “back control.”
Johnson also said that after the parliamentary vote on the new agreement, it would be possible to focus on other “priorities”. As examples, he cited the cost of living, the NHS health system, violent crime and the environment.
The British prime minister wants to lead his country out of the community of states on 31 October. He had repeatedly threatened Brussels with an unregulated Brexit. In the event, experts had predicted chaotic conditions for the economy and many other areas of life.
DUP has not yet approved the deal
EU negotiator Michel Barnier believes Britain’s orderly exit on 31 October is possible. From 1 November will then talk about future relations, said Barnier in Brussels. The time for ratification could still be enough. Barnier appealed to the British House of Commons to show responsibility and to accept the “fair and reasonable agreement”.