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A diagram to summarize this umpteenth decisive week for Brexit


IN A GRAPHIC - While the Prime Minister suspends Parliament for five weeks before the planned EU exit on 31 October, British MPs counterattack.

It's a trench war, unless it's a blitzkrieg , between the British Parliament and the Prime Minister. Boris Johnson fired first by suspending Parliament for five weeks, starting September 10, a week after the start of the parliamentary session.

MEPs retaliated on Tuesday (3 September), first of all by losing the majority to the prime minister - with Boris Johnson's speech in full speech by Conservative MP Phillip Lee to the seats of the pro-EU Liberal Democrats; then by voting for the resumption of the calendar by Parliament. The logical outcome should be the vote of a text by the deputies that would force the Prime Minister to call for a postponement of the date of Brexit, he who proclaimed wanting an exit from the EU at all costs on 31 October.

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If the suspension of the Parliament for five weeks was validated by the British justice, the deputies would have only three weeks before the exit, scheduled for October 31, to find a way to legally compel Boris Johnson to leave the EU with a agreement - although Brussels has long announced that there is no question of renegotiating the one built for two years with Theresa May.

Summary of options for the British Parliament's week of re-entry, which started on September 3rd, and possible outcomes. The events that took place are circled in yellow.

Boris Johnson is forced to postpone the Brexit date to the EU Early general elections are held mid-October 2019 Before the European Council of 17 Oct. Parliament is suspended from 9 September to 14 October 2019 The Prime Minister asks Parliament for general elections Parliament can vote against defiance of government Parliament can vote on text against no-deal Parliament can hold confidence vote Justice invalidates suspension Justice validates suspension issue unknown ? The Lords adopt the text The Lords delay the text The text is submitted to the House of Lords Thursday 5 or Friday 6 September Members vote for the text Parliament puts to vote an exit from the EU without agreement Wednesday, September 4 text Urgently to prevent Parliament takes control of the legislative calendar and Boris Johnson loses his majority Tuesday 3 September Tuesday 3 September 2019 Back for a week Parliament makes its first week of September three appeals against the suspension of Parliament Justice examines

Sources: The World , The Guardian

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Pierre Breteau

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