Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson is seen outdoors Downing Road in London, Britain October 24, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville
LONDON (Reuters) – Parliament accredited Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plan for presidency on Thursday in a symbolic vote that does little to strengthen his authority on Brexit or sign an finish to the nation’s political disaster.
Lawmakers voted 310 to 294 in favor of the legislative agenda Johnson requested Queen Elizabeth to announce on his behalf final week in an elaborate ceremony.
Nevertheless, the consequence doesn’t enhance Johnson’s place in parliament, the place he lacks an total majority and is unable to go laws – together with the legislation wanted to implement his Brexit deal- with out the assist of opponents.
Johnson gained the vote with the assist of allies who again his management on subjects apart from Brexit – the important thing problem that can outline the way forward for Johnson’s 93-day tenure as prime minister.
The EU is contemplating a British request to delay Brexit. Johnson doesn’t need an extension however was pressured to ask for one underneath a legislation handed towards his will by political rivals and rebels inside his personal occasion.
Brussels is predicted to grant an extension, which means Johnson has no apparent method to ship on his pledge to go away the EU on Oct. 31 “do or die”.
Reporting by William James. Modifying by Andrew MacAskill