As expected, the London House of Representatives approved at second reading on Wednesday night a bill that, if finally adopted, would prohibit Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s conservative pro-British government from leaving the European Union without agreement.
The bill, initiated by the largest opposition force, the Labor Party, was approved by MPs at 329-300 after the first round of Wednesday’s debate, the second reading.
Under the British Parliament’s Rules of Procedure, the first reading was the tabling and tabling of the draft, while Wednesday’s second reading was followed by a general debate on the draft.
Immediately after the second-reading vote, a third-reading debate on the motion began, in which the amendments were already detailed, with a further vote on the draft on Wednesday evening.
If the Labor motion goes beyond this stage of the negotiation, the draft will go before the upper chamber of the Parliament, the House of Lords.
Members of the House of Lords may also make amendments to the draft; in that case, the motion shall be referred back to the lower house, whose representatives shall vote again, this time on the fate of the amendments which the upper house has introduced.
After the final vote, if Parliament approves the final version, II. Queen Elizabeth formally promulgates the new law.
The process is expected to be completed by the beginning of next week.
Boris Johnson suffered a major defeat on Tuesday night after the House voted at first reading to put on the bill a bill to ban unbroken Brexit. MEPs virtually took control of the Brexit parliamentary business through Tuesday’s 328-301 decision.
The Tory faction also turned 21 against the government in Tuesday night’s vote; they were expelled from the faction on Wednesday and banned from running for the next parliamentary election in the colors of the Conservative Party.
The Conservative Party is in a minority in the lower house after 21 members are excluded.
The essence of the bill to ban unprompted Brexit is that if Parliament does not agree to a new Brexit agreement by 19 October and that Britain’s EU membership would be terminated without an agreement, Johnson will have to initiate Postponing the exit due on 31st January by three months, ie until 31st January 2020.
However, the British Prime Minister has repeatedly stated in recent days that he would under no circumstances initiate a postponement of exit from the European Union and made a direct reference to the possibility of early elections in the event that the House of Representatives definitively endorses opposition bans on Brexit. .
If this happens on Wednesday night, the government is expected to table a motion for early elections immediately.