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The Decline of British Influence aided by Parliament

September 29, 2020 11:12 PM
By Ellen Nicholson
This is a defining moment in British Democracy, when the House of Commons voted in favour of passing the Internal Market Bill.
It gives ministers the right to unilaterally rewrite parts of the withdrawal agreement with the EU, could break international law and jeopardise the Good Friday Agreement.
Even the international outcry, the US promise to withhold a trade agreement and the difficulties this will pose with the EU didn't stop them, despite some having misgivings most of them trooped through, though a few including former Prime Minster Theresa May blustered and then abstained, (would have been better to vote against it). Never thought we'd say that she'd be better than the current PM, but there it.
Remember this is the Withdrawal Agreement that the Prime Minister himself fought for, illegally prorogued parliament for, declared to the nation that it was a great deal and yet here we are just a few months after all that fuss.
And South West Wiltshire's MP, Andrew Murrison well, I sure you'll be delighted to know South West Wiltshire's MP just voted to give the government the right to break international law.
How far has Britain fallen, lost credibility on the international stage, lost influence, lost business, lost revenue, if they thought in Parliament this might be a negotiating tactic, it wouldn't be surprising if other nations walk away, who wants a deal with a nation that breaks its agreements months after signing them. #pariahnation