World Desk, Tech for FTCP, London
Updated Thu, 17 Sep 2020 12:41 AM IST
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (file photo)
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The recent decision of the British Parliament has led to a rift in the centuries-old relationship between Britain and the rest of Europe. Its effect may appear in a larger form in the coming times. Amid strong opposition from the ruling party, opposition and EU, Prime Minister Boris Johnson passed the Internal Market Bill from the House of Commons.
340 votes were cast in support of the bill while 263 MPs voted against. Two MPs from the ruling Conservative Party – Sir Roger Gayle and Andrew Percy – voted against the bill while 30 MPs boycotted the vote. The government said the bill would protect the legitimate rights of Britain and Northern Ireland.
Fear of making a new law
After this bill takes the form of law, Britain and Northern Ireland will be able to enter into trade agreements with the EU. But it is feared that Britain is going to break the international rules and make a new law. It has taken steps to unilaterally break the agreement with the EU without consulting it. It has got the wrong message in the world.