Left Menu
Development News Edition

Eurosceptic faction in Conservative to vote against Brexit on June: Paterson

Devdiscourse News Desk | London | Updated: 15-05-2019 14:52 IST | Created: 15-05-2019 12:03 IST
Eurosceptic faction in Conservative to vote against Brexit on June: Paterson
He said the Democratic Unionist Party, which props up May's party, is concerned it will align Northern Ireland more closely with the EU than the rest of the United Kingdom. Image Credit: Pixabay

A majority of members of the European Research Group, a large eurosceptic faction in Britain's ruling Conservative Party, will vote against Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal when it is brought back before parliament next month, a lawmaker said. Owen Paterson, a former minister, said he was concerned that her deal would leave Britain following EU laws. He said the Democratic Unionist Party, which props up May's party, is concerned it will align Northern Ireland more closely with the EU than the rest of the United Kingdom.

"Sadly, we will vote against it again, as the DUP put out a statement because it doesn't change the essential nature of the withdrawal agreement, which is unacceptable we will have laws imposed on us by 27 different countries where we are not involved," Paterson told the BBC. "And very importantly for the DUP and us it potentially breaks up the United Kingdom by creating a new entity called UK and I and that means you could end with Scotland wanting to follow and that is really dangerous for the union."


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

‘Discounted Deaths’ and COVID 19: Anthropology of Death and Emotions

Death is a social event rather than the mere cessation of biological functions. As seen by anthropologists, death is not just physical but intensely social, cultural, and political....

Indigenous knowledge of communities a must for maximizing impact of community work

Generally, it has been observed that the majority of the academicians in higher education institutions neglect the wisdom of community people and throw their weight around thinking that they know everything and the community knows nothing. ...

In rebuking FBR, Pakistan’s courts take a stand for public health

The system, if implemented effectively, will allow Pakistans revenue service to combat the illicit trade in tobacco products and potentially add hundreds of millions of dollars to the states budget each year. ...

Dissecting how COVID-19 is catalyzing the trajectory of New World Order

The ensuing pandemic of COVID-19 has hit the globalization in two ways firstly, shrinking the importance of globalization as an economic force by curtailing mobility through worldwide lockdowns, and secondly, rejuvenating the idea of indig...

Videos

Latest News

Pandemic worsens pain of periods for women across the world – NGO

Millions of women worldwide are facing shortages of sanitary products, price hikes, and worsened stigma while managing periods during the coronavirus pandemic, a charity warned on Thursday.About three-quarters of health professionals in 30 ...

Indigenous leader calls for help in Brazil's biggest reserve

As the coronavirus spreads into indigenous lands in Brazil, killing at least 40 people so far by the governments count, the first two COVID-19 deaths were registered this week in the Xingu area, one of the biggest reserves in the world. The...

COVID-19: Coal supply by CIL to power sector dips 22 pc to 32 MT in Apr due to demand slump

The supply of coal to the power sector by state-owned Coal India has dropped 22 per cent to 31.95 million tonnes in April amid slump in the fuel demand in the country on account of COVID-19-induced lockdown. Coal India CIL had supplied 40.9...

Spain says Nissan has decided to close its Barcelona plant

Japans Nissan Motor Co has decided to close its factory in Barcelona, resulting in the loss of about 2,800 jobs as part of a new worldwide three-year restructuring plan, the Spanish government said on Thursday.The car company made the decis...

Give Feedback