giftedviz.com
giftedviz.com September 20, 2018


United Kingdom parliament offered vote on Brexit deal

14 November 2017, 12:50 | Darnell Patrick

GETTYDavis will remind Brussels that the UK won’t be bullied into handing over billions of pound

Michel Barnier and David Davis

If they agree once again that "sufficient progress" on key issues like the Northern Ireland border, the rights of their citizens living in Britain - and the so-called "divorce bill" - it would be a huge blow to Theresa May's chances of getting a deal done before the end of Article 50.

Keir Starmer, the shadow Brexit secretary, said the Tories had performed a "significant climbdown" after David Davis, his opposite number in government, announced there would be a binding vote on any deal.

Mr Davis said that the new law will enable Parliament to go through the legislation on a "line-by-line" basis, but raises the prospect of a divisive parliamentary showdown on the eve of Brexit.

Opposition MPs and Tory rebels have been demanding such a concession.

Davis said: "We have always said we will do whatever is necessary to prepare for our exit, including bringing forward further legislation, and that is exactly what we are doing". But he made clear Britain will leave the bloc on 29 March 2019 without a deal if the legislation is defeated. Even if time is on the government's side, there are also so many different parties involved in achieving the final deal that it seems unlikely Parliament could just keep sending Davis back to Brussels until he got is just right. In a statement to the House, the Brexit Secretary appeared to perform a U-turn as he announced that the final Brexit deal will take the form of an act of Parliament.

And in a separate answer, he added: "It's a meaningful vote, but not meaningful in the sense that some believe meaningful (is), which is that you can reverse the whole thing (Brexit)".

Dominic Grieve, a former attorney general and colleague of Prime Minister Theresa May who is now opposing the government's Brexit policy, called the proposal "thoroughly stupid" as he said it would tie the government's hands in negotiations.

Cavaliers Take The New York City Subway After Morning Shootaround
The Cleveland Cavaliers chose to get an authentic New York City experience on Monday before a game against the New York Knicks . Another Knicks fan is also heard talking up Kristaps Porzingis when he sees the Cavaliers walking by.


NZ PM Criticises Australia Over Manus Crisis As Situation Escalates
Australian leader Malcolm Turnbull snubbed Ardern's offer when she raised it in bilateral meetings in Sydney a week ago. I think it's clear that we don't see what's happening there as acceptable, that's why the offer's there'.


Bennett rips Packers after returning to New England
Bennett apparently told his agent to notify teams that he didn't want to be claimed because surgery was on its way. He wasn't in there on many plays, but when he was in there he was effective and it's great to have him back.


"It's a transparent and fairly desperate attempt at the eleventh hour to save face and avoid losing votes in the House".

A key plank in the government's plans for leaving the European Union is returning to the House of Commons on Tuesday, so Davis' announcement was seen as a concession of sorts.

"Ministers need to do much better".

This also means that Parliament will be given time to debate, scrutinize and vote on the final agreement we strike with the European Union.

Fellow Conservative MP Antoinette Sandbach similarly labelled the Government's promise "meaningless" should Brexit talks slip beyond March 2019.

Following a meeting with the Prime Minister at Downing Street, Emma Marcegaglia, president of the lobbying group BusinessEurope, said: "We know that if companies don't see certainty probably they will have a contingency plan and probably they will leave the United Kingdom, or they will invest less".



Other News

Trending Now

Apple's 2018 lineup could have three notched, bezel-less iPhones
Apple , however, had already acknowledged the unresponsive screen issue and promised a software update to resolve this. Currently, the iPhone X starts at $999 and is the cheapest way to have Face ID and the new design.

Idea Cellular reports Q2 net loss of Rs 1106.8 crore
That move comes as Idea and Vodafone's India business get set to merge , and begin selling off assets for debt repayment. A hotel employee clears a table after Vodafone Group and Idea Cellular news conference in Mumbai, India March 20, 2017.

Party Causes Apartment Floor To Collapse In Denton
According to Denton firefighters the cause of the collapse could have been too much jumping. "TVs, computers, just everything". Carroll and her three roommates, all sophomores at the University of North Texas, were not home at the time.

Microsoft's Black Friday deals: Idol 4S for $169 & $150 off Galaxy S8/S8+
The Surface Pro i5 with 265GB of storage will be marked down $329, and the model with 128GB of storage will be reduced by $229. That's a very good deal as you'll get a free month of subscription to Xbox Game Pass and a free game of your choice as well.

Rush of Indian students to United States varsities unabated
USA colleges and universities, for the second straight year, hosted a record high of 1.08 million worldwide students in 2016-17. The Chinese total surpassed 350,000 in fall 2016, up 7 percent from the previous year.

Carbon emissions on track to rise this year
Global CO2 emissions from all human activities are set to reach 41 billion tonnes (41 Gt CO2) by the end of 2017. Data from the Department of Environment and Energy shows Australia's emissions have been increasing since 2013.

3 takeaways from Hokies' loss to Georgia Tech
Just don't know how many times we're going to get down there, quite honestly. "It's disappointing", Kumah said. Both were incomplete, including a deep pass down the middle for Cam Phillips that Kerr knocked away.

Sexual activity rarely a heart-stopping activity
Almost 20 percent of people survived in sex-related cases, compared to only about 13 percent survival odds for other patients.

Some Target fidget spinners alleged to be unsafe by consumer group
Fidget spinners are one of the hottest new trends of the year, but ahead of the holiday shopping season, a new report by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, a consumer advocacy organization, says testing found unsafe levels of lead in some.

Former NFL Colin Kaepernick Receives "Citizen of the Year" By GQ Magazine
Back in August, NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown let it be known he wasn't a fan of Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the U.S. The accompanying piece from GQ is titled, " Colin Kaepernick Will Not Be Silenced".