Evaluation of UK’s international obligations
In The Times, Jonathan Cooper has argued that the chief reason to reject May’s Brexit deal is the fact that she has made it easier to ravage the UK’s commitment to human rights, further pushing the idea of a British Bill of Rights.
To mark International Human Rights Day, the Law Society of England has said that lawyers must never be persecuted for defending human rights.
UK’s post-Brexit relationship with the EU
Despite ministers such as Gove assuring that the Commons vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal would go ahead, the prime minister then postponed the crunch Commons vote on her Brexit deal in the face of overwhelming opposition from her own MPs.
Despite postponing the vote, few MPs think Theresa May can win major changes to the withdrawal agreement from the EU. Jean-Claude Juncker has stated that there is ‘no room whatsoever’ to tweak the agreement, and EU leaders have rejected the idea of putting a 12-month limit on the unpopular Irish backstop.
Brexit has fallen into chaos as Tory MPs have triggered a vote of no confidence in Theresa May. She won by 200 votes to 117. Jeremy Corbyn has resisted calls to launch a vote of no confidence in May as he fears Labour’s fudged position of Brexit may unravel.
Eurosceptic Conservatives have put Theresa May on notice that they would vote down her Brexit deal if she failed to secure meaningful concessions from the EU. However EU leaders are divided on how much Brexit aid to give to Theresa May.
According to The Sun, Theresa May’s Commons vote on her Brexit deal has been pencilled in for January 14th.