Brexit, a Se­ri­ous Tan­gle For British Gov’t

Iran News - - FRONT PAGE - By: Hamid Reza Naghashian

As the tick-tock has be­gun for vote on the fu­ture of the Brexit in British Par­lia­ment, con­fu­sion has gripped the gov­ern­ment.

British Par­lia­ment has now ex­plic­itly be­come bi-po­lar over the Brexit is­sue as some law­mak­ers be­lieve it is bet­ter to pay the cost for Brexit to Euro­pean Union and some law­mak­ers eye hold­ing an­other ref­er­en­dum in the coun­try over the fu­ture of the Brexit in or­der to likely save UK in EU.

Ac­cord­ing to English daily the In­de­pen­dent, Con­ser­va­tive and anti-Brexit cam­paigner MP Anna Soubry was ha­rassed and ver­bally abused by Brex­i­teers while en­ter­ing the par­lia­ment and she was slightly in­jured.

It seems Yel­low Vests UK are ap­ing their French coun­ter­parts in chant­ing anti-cap­i­tal­ism slo­gans and they some­times block the streets and bridges in Lon­don by stag­ing de­mon­stra­tions. They have called Anna Soubry a fas­cist.

British par­lia­ment nowa­days is wit­ness­ing some dis­putes and at the same time the num­ber of pro­test­ers out­side the par­lia­ment and their clashes with the po­lice is on the rise.

On the side­lines of one of the clashes, one of the anti-Brexit sup­port­ers who was protest­ing to Brex­i­teers claimed that Yel­low Vests UK sup­port­ers threaten and sup­press anti-Brexit sup­port­ers and make them talk in front of the cam­eras.

One of the anti-Brexit sup­port­ers who hopes the Brexit would fail in par­lia­ment vot­ing says Yel­low Vests sup­port­ers take cam­eras in front of their faces and in­sult them and try to bring down the flags and ac­cuse them of be­ing fas­cist or a Nazi.

The In­de­pen­dent had pre­vi­ously re­ported that in 2016, a La­bor Party and par­lia­ment mem­ber Jo Cox had re­ceived death threats by far-right Brex­i­teers.

Yel­low Vests UK sup­port­ers in some cases, since the start of their protests in De­cem­ber and in Jan­uary, have taken firm stands against Theresa May gov­ern­ment who was look­ing for hold­ing the sec­ond ref­er­en­dum on the fu­ture of the Brexit. The In­de­pen­dent wrote some of the par­lia­ment mem­bers called for putting an end to the far-right­ists and Brex­i­teers’ threats out­side of the Par­lia­ment but it seems the po­lice is un­able to in­ter­fere.

Po­lice is in­ves­ti­gat­ing whether any crim­i­nal of­fence was com­mit­ted after Sourby was branded a Nazi by Brexit pro­test­ers out­side par­lia­ment.

The paper also re­ported Brexit Sec­re­tary Stephen Bar­clay was con­demned by the par­lia­ment MPs over his sug­ges­tion new ref­er­en­dum should not hap­pen due to far-right protests out­side par­lia­ment

The row blew up after Mr Bar­clay said the grow­ing pres­sure for a Fi­nal Say ref­er­en­dum on the Brexit out­come should be re­sisted, ar­gu­ing: “That would be hugely dam­ag­ing to our democ­racy and our pol­i­tics. It is time now, after what has been a dif­fi­cult pe­riod of time, to come to­gether in the na­tional in­ter­est, to unite be­hind the only deal on the ta­ble.”

This con­fu­sion in the par­lia­ment and the gov­ern­ment in­di­cates that British of­fi­cials are un­able to find the cor­rect path as British news agency Reuters says, British Prime Min­is­ter has once again re­jected de­mands for post­pon­ing the Brexit vot­ing and it im­plies that she has been at the same time mulling the sec­ond ref­er­en­dum and to this end, she in­sisted on short­age of enough time and un­der­lined the par­lia­ment ap­proval for the Brexit.

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