Boris Johnson manages to get the House of Commons to admit his law on the Irish protocol

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Former Prime Minister Theresa May and other Conservative MPs have questioned the initiative

June 27. () –

The British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has achieved this Monday that the House of Commons gives its support by 295 votes against 221 to process the Law on the Northern Ireland Protocol that intends to unilaterally modify the part of the Brexit agreed with the EU that affects Northern Ireland.

Now the bill goes to the Commission phase, where it will be studied word by word and amendments can be introduced for subsequent approval.

The debate has revealed the division within Johnson’s own Conservative Party, since while the so-called ‘Brexiteers’ support the initiative, other deputies consider that it is a violation of international law and damages the international image of the United Kingdom.

Together with May, former International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell and the chairman of the Select Committee on Northern Ireland, Simon Hoare, have voted against the initiative. “I can’t support it,” May said. “It downgrades the UK in the eyes of the world,” she has argued.

Meanwhile, Johnson was meeting with several European leaders in the Bavarian Alps as part of the G7 summit. “We can pass it very quickly, if Parliament wants,” Johnson said from Germany. However, the law could take up to a year to pass, particularly if it stalls in the House of Lords.

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