Boris Johnson wins decisive vote on the upcoming Brexit deal
The British government has won a vote in the Lower House about Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal. With 358 against 234 votes, parliamentarians gave the green light for further consideration of the legislation needed for leaving the EU.
The consideration of the bill in the Lower House must be completed in early January. The law then goes to the Lords. Johnson can probably steer the Brexit deal through parliament without any problems. His Conservative Party won a big victory in last week’s national elections. As a result, he has little to fear from the opposition in the lower house.
The prime minister wants his country to leave the European Union on 31 January. Then begins over a transition period of eleven months. The United Kingdom still complies with EU rules so that a trade agreement can be negotiated. The prime minister has his brexit legislation state, among other things, that the transition period cannot be extended.