While Boris Johnson showed confident that the pariament will endorse the new Brexit agreement approved today by the EU Council, at home the reactions to the new agreement, specially to the Protocol on Northern Ireland were far from supporting.
Jeremy Corbyn (the leader of the UK Labor Party) teeted after the new Brexit agreemen had been approved by the EU Council): “From what we know, Johnson’s negotiated a worse deal than Theresa May. This sell-out deal risks our rights, protections and NHS. It won’t bring the country together and should be rejected.
“These proposals risk triggering a race to the bottom on rights and protections: puttin food safety at risk, cutting environmental standards and worker’s rights and opening up our NHS to a takeover by US private corporations.
“This Sell-out deal won’t bring the country together and should be rejected. The best way to get Brexit sorted is to give the people the final say ina public vote”.
“We will not support a deal which is detrimental to Northern Ireland, which damages our economy in the process and which tears up the Belfast Agreement safeguards upon which the power sharing arrangements in Northern Ireland depend,” tweeted today Nigel Dodds (the leader of the Democratic Unionist Party of Northern Ireland -DUP-).
Given the opposition from the DUP and the Labor Party, the mildest divide inside the Conservative group at the UK House of Commons will lead Johnson’s new Brexit deal to be rejected by the Parliament as it has already happened to Theresa May’s EU withdrawal areement.
Image over the headline.- Boris Johnson (Prime Minister of the UK) during the press conference after the EU Council had approved the new EU-UK Brexit agreement. Copyright: European Union.
Related Eastwind links:
Donald Tusk (President of the Eu Council), Jean-Claude Juncker (President of the EU Commission) and Michel Barnier (Head negotiator for Brexit on behalf of the EU) comment on the new EU UK Brexit agreement -video-
Related external links:
Consolidated version of the withdrawal agreement following revision of the protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland and technical adaptations to Articles 184 and 185, as agreed at negotiators’ level and endorsed by the European Council (working document subject to legal revision)
Niggel Dodds says the DUP will not support Boris Johnson’s new EU-UK Brexit deal
John McDonnell (Labour MP for Hayes and Hrlington) rejects the new Brexit Deal signed by the EU and Boris Johnson on 17th October 2019
Barry Legg (Chairman of the Bruges Group) opposed officially against the new Brexit Deal signed by the EU and Boris Johnson on 17th October 2019