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Boris Johnson claims a new dawn for Britain after Brexit – Sky News, Sky.com

Boris Johnson claims a new dawn for Britain after Brexit – Sky News, Sky.com


                  

                        Jon Craig - Chief political correspondent

                  

                    Jon Craig                  

                               

                      Chief political correspondent                         @ joncraig                  

                

            

             

Boris Johnson is claiming a new dawn lies ahead for the UK after Brexit as he begins steering legislation ratifying the deal he negotiated with Brussels through the House of Commons.

After claiming during the general election campaign that it was time to send in the bulldozers and smash through the Brexit deadlock, he is now on course to drive his legislation through the Commons within weeks.

The first Commons showdown on Brexit since Mr Johnson’s election victory comes as MPs debate and vote on the second reading of the government European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill.

    

        

                                      

                                                          

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But with his thumping majority of (************************************************************************************************************************************************************************, the government is assured of victory by a big margin and there will be no repeat of the knife-edge votes or government defeats that prompted the prime minister to call an election.

Ahead of the debate,Mr Johnsonsaid: “Today we will deliver on the promise we made to the people and get the Brexit vote wrapped up for Christmas. “

He added: “Next year will be a great year for our country – the year we get Brexit done, boost NHS funding, invest in infrastructure and level up access to opportunity and prosperity across our great nation.

“It will mark the start of a new decade where the United Kingdom will champion trade, innovation and science and meet global challenges with old friends and new across the world.”

     

Since the general election, the bill has been beefed up by the government to enshrine the end of the Brexit transition period, planned for the end of next year, in law. The government says the changes mean the bill will:

  • Legally prohibit government extending the implementation period beyond (December) Restore power to UK courts, by giving them the ability to consider ECJ rulings that have been retained in UK law
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    The government also says its obligations on workers’ rights, environmental standards and consumer protection will be honored in separate legislation, including an Employment Bill announced in the Queen’s Speech.

    Announcing the timetable for the bill’s passage through the Commons in a statement to MPs , the Leader of the Commons, Jacob Rees-Mogg, said the remaining stages would be on 7, 8 and 9 January before it goes to the Lords.

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    Echoing the prime minister’s upbeat. message, Mr Rees-Mogg wished MPs a happy Christmas and said: “We then look forward to a productive new year.

    ” A new year which this house, this great institution of our democracy, will work for the people, delivering the prime minister’s ambitious legislative agenda while conducting its work of scrutiny and accountability in the proper way. “

        

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