Corbyn reproaches the 'premier' for his “cowardice” and warns him that he has run out of majority in Parliament
LONDON, Sep 3 (EUROPE PRESS) –
The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, has criticized Tuesday in the House of Commons the “law of surrender” raised by the Labor leader, Jeremy Corbyn, and has insisted that the Government's priority remains to guarantee a agreement that allows leaving the EU with clear guarantees.
Johnson, who has summarized before the deputies contacts with European leaders on the margins of the G7 summit, has lamented that there are those who want to “hoist the white flag” before the EU. The 'premier' has warned that he will not accept any initiative that limits his room for maneuver before the community bloc.
“I will never give up control of the negotiations the way the opposition leader demands,” he added, in the framework of a speech in which he urged deputies to vote against the text promoted by those who want to avoid At all costs a chaotic Brexit.
“This government wants an agreement,” said Johnson, who recalled that the House of Commons has rejected on three occasions the plan negotiated by its predecessor, Theresa May. In his view, the chances of reaching a new agreement “have increased.”
For Johnson, the pact goes through eliminating the “undemocratic” safeguard raised for the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland, as well as renegotiating an agreement that European negotiators have already closed. Brussels and the community leaders would only be willing to modify the political declaration on future relations with the United Kingdom.
Johnson has also taken advantage of his speech to confirm that on Monday he will travel to Dublin for the first time to meet his Irish counterpart, Leo Varadkar, with whom he hopes to deal precisely with Brexit-related issues.
Corbyn, for his part, has accused Johnson of leading “the Government of cowardice” and has reproached him for not presenting “any new proposals” for key issues such as the Irish backstop. The Labor leader believes that the Prime Minister “has only one plan” and consists in removing the United Kingdom from the EU without agreement.
Corbyn has asked Johnson to “guarantee the country” that he will respect any possible law that Parliament can pass to block a chaotic “undemocratic” and “unconstitutional” Brexit.
The opposition leader has indicated that the Executive “has no mandate, has no moral and, as of today, has no majority”, in reference to the unexpected desertion of Deputy Philip Lee, who has passed in full debate to the ranks of the Liberal Party Democrat. This transfer has left the Government without a majority in the House of Commons.