JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – British’ prime minister Boris Johnson will speak to president European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, chancellor German Angela Merkel, and French’ President Emmanuel Macron today to solve the Brexit deal, global media reported yesterday (10/13).
At the meeting, Johnson will offer the three leaders the option to either help him deliver a new deal this week or agree on a “friendly version” of a no-deal Brexit by Oc. 31, Sunday Daily reported. Its also to see if there’s agreement on a landing zone for Northern Ireland and customs, said the report.
“The alternative is to agree a friendly version of no deal and finish it that way,” said the newspaper.
A European Union (EU) source cited by the daily said the chances of a deal at Thursday’ summit in Brussels were “50-50”. On Friday, Johnson declined to say whether Northern Ireland would stay in the EU customs union after Brexit.
Previously on Oct. 4, European Parliament warned would veto Johnson’ Brexit proposals and saying they are “not even remotely acceptable” as a solution to the Irish border problem. The parliament’ also reminds the premier that it has “grave concerns about the Britain proposal, as tabled.
Downing Street office has set the EU a deadline of just two days to begin intensive talks on Johnson’ new Brexit proposals, risking a new rupture in relations with Brussels.
It also reported, Queen Elizabeth will announce several new pieces of legislation to reform Britain’ justice system, days before the deadline for the prime minister to clinch a last-ditch of the deal in Brussels. She will be highlight of a day of elaborate pageantry in Westminster and is used to detail all the bills the government wants to enact in the coming year.
However, with Brexit unresolved and any plans beyond even the next seven days likely subject to an unpredictable election, rival parties said Johnson was misusing the politically-neutral Queen for political gain.
“Having the Queen’ Speech and the State Opening of Parliament tomorrow is ludicrous, utterly ludicrous. What we’ve got in effect is a party political broadcast from the steps of the throne,” the opposition leader John Corbyn said in a Sky News interview broadcast on Sunday.
The Queen’ speech is already surrounded by controversy. In September, Johnson tried to suspend parliament for about five weeks before the speech, only to be told by the Supreme Court the move was unlawful after opponents said he was trying to shut down debate on Brexit.
Johnson was accused of dragging the Queen into the Brexit crisis by asking her to suspend the legislature for longer than usual. Having been forced back to parliament by the court ruling last month, Johnson has maintained he needed a Queen’ speech to allow him to set out his plans for government – even while trying, and failing, to call an early election.
by Linda Silaen, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org