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Brexit: MPs back Boris Johnson’s bill
MPs have backed the Prime Minister’s plan for the UK to leave the European Union on 31 January.
They voted 358 to 234 in favour of something called the Withdrawal Agreement Bill, that’s a majority of 124.
Boris Johnson said the bill will allow the UK to “move forward”.Getty Images
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn told his MPs to vote against the deal, he said there was a “better and fairer way” to leave the EU.
It had been expected that the bill would pass, because the Conservative Party won an 80-seat majority in the general election.
The bill will be discussed again in January after MPs come back after the Christmas break. The details will be looked at at the Committee stage and any proposed changes will be decided on.
The final stage of the bill in the Commons will then take place on Thursday, 9 January, before it heads to the Lords for approval.
Only then can it be made into law.
In a previous blog entry, I pointed out the hypocrisy of English nationalists wanting to leave the EU.
Ironically, the overwhelming majority of the people in Scotland voted AGAINST Brexit. Wouldn’t it be fitting if the UK did leave the EU only to have Scotland revolt and leave the UK? What goes around comes around!
Because of this, Prime Minister Johnson does NOT have an actual mandate for Brexit; he would only have that if BOTH English and Scottish majorities have voted for it.
If Johnson pushes ahead with his obsession with brexit next year, it is certain that the Scots will revolt and leave the United Kingdom, causing it to dissolve. The Scots have fought for their independence before.
The First War (1296–1328) began with the English invasion of Scotland in 1296, and ended with the signing of the Treaty of Edinburgh-Northampton in 1328. The Second War (1332–1357) began with the English-supported invasion by Edward Balliol and the ‘Disinherited’ in 1332, and ended in 1357 with the signing of the Treaty of Berwick. The wars were part of a great crisis for Scotland and the period became one of the most defining times in its history. At the end of both wars, Scotland retained its status as an independent state. The wars were important for other reasons, such as the emergence of the longbow as a key weapon in medieval warfare.
Obviously, Boris Johnson flunked history courses in school!