LONDON, Sep 13 (Reuters / EP) –
The president of the House of Commons, John Bercow, has promised to pull “creativity” to ensure that Prime Minister Boris Johnson ignores the law that prevents a Brexit without agreement on October 31 and claims an extension until January 31, 2020 if there is no ratified agreement.
Bercow, a deputy from the Conservative Party accused by the Government of allying with those who do not want a divorce between the United Kingdom and the EU at all costs, has considered “amazing” that the Executive slips the possibility of not complying with the law passed in Parliament , before the suspension of activities that came into force earlier this week.
Bercow, who on October 31 will leave the position he has held for more than ten years, has insisted that Brexit can only arrive if the deputies give their approval and have warned that breaking the law would set a bad precedent in the eyes of the society.
“If we get closer to that, I imagine that Parliament wanted to eliminate that possibility,” he said during an act with lawyers late Thursday. “If that requires creativity with additional procedures, it is certain that it will be so and that neither the limitations of the current regulations nor the countdown of the clock will avoid it,” he added.
Johnson has said he would rather be “dead in a ditch” before asking for a new extension to the EU – the third – and, although he continues to see options for reaching an 'in extremis' agreement, he does not rule out an abrupt exit from the block community in just a month and a half.
“An extension of Article 50 (of the Treaty of Lisbon) should not be rejected because someone believes they see a noble end in leaving the EU as soon as possible. It is as if someone claimed that they robbed a bank because the money was going to be donated to a cause beneficial immediately after, “Bercow explained.