The Government does not undertake to comply with the legislative initiative that is approved against an exit without agreement
LONDON, 1 Sep. –
The deputies opposed to a Brexit without agreement will present a proposal next week to prevent this option from being consumed, the spokesman of the Labor Party for Brexit, Keir Starmer, announced on Sunday.
The goal is to prevent Johnson from “taking us out of the EU without agreement,” Starmer explained, who did not want to go into details of the proposal. “This proposal seeks to ensure that we do not leave without agreement and that will require an extension. The duration of the extension is secondary, frankly. We simply have to avoid leaving without agreement,” he said in statements to the BBC.
The proposal announced by Starmer is not guaranteed approval in Parliament, as this issue is transversal in the parties and there is rejection of wild Brexit both in the Labor Party, as among minority parties and also, although to a lesser extent, between the deputies of the Conservative Party of Boris Johnson.
This same Sunday, Minister Michael Gove has responded that they do not commit to comply with the new law if it is finally approved, although he has asked to wait to see its contents. “We will see what the law is,” he said while stressing that the Government “is not doing anything to facilitate no agreement.”
Starmer has responded in turn criticizing the “impudence” of Gove. “That a minister does not confirm that the Government will comply with a law that is legally approved is a shame. The prime minister must rule immediately. No government is above the law,” he said through a message on Twitter.
Regarding the consequences of an EU exit without formal agreement, Gove has acknowledged that “some” food “could rise in price,” but other products “will go down” and stressed that on October 31, the free movement of people will end between the United Kingdom and the EU “as we understand it”.
The Boris Johnson Government has pledged to leave the EU on October 31, whether or not there is an agreement and seeks to pressure Brussels, which for the moment refuses to renegotiate the Withdrawal Agreement agreed with the former British Executive, led by Theresa May.
May failed to get the Withdrawal Agreement ratified in Parliament due to the emergency or backstop plan that guarantees that the United Kingdom will continue to comply with part of the EU regulations as long as the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland remains open .