UK News (INL): The UK spent another year on the implementation of Brexit from the European Union (EU). Brexit was at the center of political debates throughout the year. Government and Parliament have come face-to-face in the UK, the land of democracy, centered on Brexit. For that reason, Theresa May has been forced to quit as Prime Minister. Brexit-backed politician Boris Johnson emerged.
In a referendum held in 2016, the people of the UK voted for a separation with the EU. The UK was divided over the execution of the verdict. The political impasse was created, which was still prevalent this year. Brexit was supposed to take effect on March 29 of this year. But it has not yet come into force due to opposition from Parliament. Three times behind, the new date of separation from the EU (finally) is January 31, 2020.
Former Prime Minister Theresa May started 2019 with a lot of relief after negotiating a Brexit deal with the EU. But at the beginning of the year, he stumbled. Parliament on January 15 rejected his contract with 230 votes. There has been no record of government rates in parliament for such in the country’s history. In this situation, Theresa May has repeatedly go to the EU, but to no avail. Two other parliaments rejected his contract. Then Theresa May’s political condition was not good. The 70 small branches of the Conservative team make a demand for a motion of no confidence against Theresa May’s leadership. Later, May announced his resignation and the emergence of Brexit leader Boris Johnson as the new leader. On July 24, Theresa May handed over the Prime Minister’s charge to Boris Johnson.
Boris Johnson emerged as the voice of the Brexitists. He declared to implement Brexit on October 31. Boris expelled 21 lawmakers from the party for voting against the government. He also planned to suspend parliament for five weeks from September 10 to avoid Brexit opposition. Opponents make the matter in court. On 24 September 2019, the country’s Supreme Court ruled that the government’s decision to suspend Parliament was invalid. As a result, the session of Parliament began again.
Boris Johnson then signed a new treaty with the EU on 17 October. Although Parliament gave his initial support to the deal, they opposed passing the deal before October 31. Boris set a new day on January 31, 2020, postponing Brexit. But as the separation was delayed, Boris came up with a proposal for advance elections.
With this separation backfired, opponents had no other excuse to reject Boris’ advance election. Parliament was agrees to Boris’s advance election on October 29. Accordingly, a general election was held on 12 December 2019 in the country. Brexit leader Boris Johnson has returned to power with a huge victory in this election. And the main rival Jeremy Corbyn’s Labor Party lost the election. That is why Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn has announced to step down from the party leadership. Such a departure from Corbyn would appear to be a historic event in British politics, with the emergence of a new light in left-wing politics.
Boris has become a leader with huge support. Despite announcing that the EU will not negotiate a new agreement, Boris has rightly amended the agreement. He seized huge wins by advance election. Now it is his turn to see how his government solves the Brexit puzzle.