It has been three years and haven’t we been wondering all infuriated about the EU referendum result and we can see that the whole country is expecting us to get it done. We all can feel the impatience in everyone to get this over with. If we fail again, we will be facing a democratic explosion and an after effect in which both major parties may be swept away. And so it is of utmost importance that we keep our eyes on the prize. It has been a long exhausting march, but the reward is right there. We are almost there. You can stay updated with the news on your Roku TV with a number of free news channels that you can add easily.
The European Union and the United Kingdom arrived on this Brexit agreement on Thursday and seemed to mark a huge breakthrough in the years-long process, the never-ending story doesn’t end here. If they want to withdraw they still need approval in both European and the U.K. parliaments. Although they face a huge opposition in Britain’s Parliament, which voted down three Brexit deals in the past. Scheduled to leave the EU on Oct. 31 it is just a few days away to finally cross that bridge.
Even after leaving the EU, Northern Ireland would still be legally a part of the U.K.’s customs area, they would still be collecting duties on the products arriving from Great Britain that is destined to Ireland. This type of arrangement prevents the requirement for a customs border between the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland. Yet it effectively creates the need in the Irish Sea, which amounts to a separation of Northern Ireland from the rest of the U.K as the opponents of the deal say. The Northern Ireland Assembly would vote every four years on whether to continue this arrangement while they haven’t met in two years.
Brexit deal undone?
The simple answer is no, the deal needs ratification by the British Parliament. The opposition Labour Party, the Liberal Democrats, and the Scottish National Party are assumed to reject it. Prime Minister Boris Johnson can get the support of his Conservative Party, but it doesn’t have a majority in Parliament. It relied on the 10 votes of the Democratic Unionist Party of Northern Ireland. The same group is opposed to the new Brexit deal. The proposals not being of any benefit to the economic well-being of Northern Ireland and they undermine the integrity of the Union of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, a statement given by DUP.
Why is it important to avoid customs border on the island of Ireland?
Ireland and the U.K. are members of the EU, and the border is open and seamless which is between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic. It is no longer symbolizes the division and violence it once was while there was a conflict between Protestants and Catholics in the last century. It is anticipated that the goodwill which was developed as a result of the 1998 Good Friday peace agreement would be forgotten and that there could even be violent attacks on customs posts.
Is the fear real of Britain leaving the EU without a deal?
It is much less likely that a no-deal Brexit would happen. There is more than enough political will to approve this deal. If it fails in Parliament, Johnson will be required to seek another extension from Brussels to get some more negotiations. Yet the British government ministers and EU politicians say they are hoping that the deal will be passed and there won’t be any more delays than October 31.
What to expect next?
British Parliament would be the site to watch on Saturday to see if Johnson can push through this deal. We will get to see people march the streets of London to call for a second referendum to give voters a “final say” on Johnson’s withdrawal agreement, to stay in the EU. If British lawmakers approve Johnson’s deal, the U.K. will legally exit the EU at the end of this month, but it will enter a transition phase in which the current rules will remain the same to avoid disruption as the U.K. and EU negotiate through a new relationship. The transition period would last to the end of December 2020.
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