The former British Chancellor of the Exchequer Osborne pointed out today that the possibility of no agreement to leave the European Union is like “pointing the gun at the head of the British economy.” Russian roulette games should never be played.
Some British lawmakers hope to avoid a non-agreement of Brexit through the amendment. Labour Party member Yvette Cooper proposed that if the government cannot get a parliamentary agreement before February 26, Congress should immediately vote whether to extend the Brexit period of 9 months to avoid the UK. On March 29, there was no agreement to leave the EU.
Cooper’s proposal was supported by the Conservative Party’s stay in Europe, and Speaker John Bercow may vote on the 29th and is likely to pass.
Labor Party’s shadow cabinet finance minister John McDonnell said in a BBC interview that the Labor Party may support Cooper’s amendment. He said: “Because the government is running out of time, I think we are more likely to take that option.”
The British Prime Minister Theresa May insisted that there is no agreement to leave the European Union. The correct way is to pass her draft agreement. She said that it is impossible to rule out the non-agreement of Brexit, because according to the current law, regardless of whether the Brexit agreement has been reached, the UK will leave the EU on March 29.
George Osborne accepted the BBC’s statement that the possibility of a non-agreement to leave the European Union is like “pointing the gun at the head of the British economy.”
He said that Russian roulette games should never be played, because there is a 1/6 possibility that bullets may hit your head.
Osborne, who stayed in Europe, said that his successor, current finance minister, Philip Hammond, had told business leaders that no agreement was not a possible option for Brexit. Hanmond’s approach was sensible, but he must hear the British prime minister say it.
He also said that although most members of Congress want to avoid a non-agreement to leave the EU, it is not clear what the members will do.
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