Withdrawal Agreement Bill June

(e)references in Sections 5 and 6 (Customs duties and common agricultural policy) to the EU Common Customs Tariff, an EU provision directly applicable, excluding EU customs duties, EU regulations and EU agricultural levies to the extent that they are applicable to the United Kingdom and its site in accordance with Part 4 of the Withdrawal Agreement, and (b)the reference to the Union`s objectives in Section 2(2) was a reference to those objectives; (b) Article 23(4) of this Agreement as regards the coordination of social security. As I mentioned earlier, under the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act, 2011, a Prime Minister cannot call an election at any time during his or her election. Under the law, they must have the support of at least two-thirds of MPs – in other words, at least 434 MPs should give the green light to early elections. Labour MPs are apparently calling on the party leadership to postpone approval of a general election until after October 31, as this could weaken Boris Johnson, forcing him to ask for a delay to Brexit and thus break his main election promise. However, Labour MPs fear jeremy Corbyn could push for an election later this week, as the bill calling for a postponement has (they hope) become law. Labour`s position is extremely fluid at the moment – according to BBC deputy political editor Norman Smith: “If Mr Johnson is still in power and delivers a Queen`s Speech on 14 October as planned, then the Labour Party would consider tabling a motion of no confidence. Boris Johnson`s government now seems so fragile that the name of the game is not just Brexit, but who is in government. [Labour] is looking for a way to come to power. Although rather overshadowed by the coronavirus outbreak, the negotiation phase of the future relationship between the UK and the EU began last week. The mandate for the negotiations agreed by the parties provided for the simultaneous negotiation of 11 distinct strands* of the future relationship – the simultaneous nature of the negotiations that recognises the ticking imposed on the parties (as stated in the political declaration) to “meet at a high level in June 2020” to “take stock of progress”.

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