Mostrando entradas de septiembre 13, 2017

May avanza hacia el Brexit duro con la ley de desconexión de la UE

El Parlamento da luz verde a una gran ley que transplantará miles de normas europeas a la legislación británica para evitar un vacío de poder tras la salida de la Unión Europea.
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El Parlamento británico dio ayer luz verde al mayor cambio legislativo de la historia reciente de Reino Unido al aprobar una ley que pondrá fin a la supremacía de las leyes de la Unión Europea (vigentes desde hace más de cuarenta años) y dará prioridad a la legislación británica una vez finalizado el Brexit.
La Gran Ley Derogatoria, como se conoce, fue aprobada por una mayoría de 36 votos (326 a favor y 290 en contra), gracias al apoyo del partido Unionista de Irlanda del Norte al partido Conservador, que gobierna sin mayoría absoluta.
La ley dejará sin efecto el Acta de las Comunidades Europeas de 1972, que permitió entrar a Reino Unido en la llamada entonces Comunidad Económica Europea. Al mismo tiempo, unas 12.000 leyes europeas serán convertidas en leyes británicas, en un masivo…

There may be trouble ahead

Theresa May’s Brexit strategy remains on track—for now.
In a vote after midnight, lawmakers voted 326 to 290 to let the prime minister’s Brexit law advance. The government won after promising to discuss critics’ concerns before they have to vote again, and to consider allowing more time for the next stage of debates.
The Brexit bill will formally end Britain’s EU membership and overturn the supremacy of European law in the country. It is controversial because it hands sweeping powers to ministers to change legislation as they see fit, without full scrutiny in Parliament.
“Parliament took a historic decision to back the will of the British people,” May said. The bill will give “certainty and clarity” ahead of Brexit and lawmakers “from all parts of the U.K.” should “work together in support of this vital piece of legislation.”
Helpfully for May, some Labour Party politicians indicated they would disobey their leader Jeremy Corbyn’s orders to vote against the bill. But a succession of her o…

Is Toyota starting the car?

Just as Theresa May is poised to announce what she thinks companies want, they say she’s only making Brexit worse.
The prime minister is set to ask the European Union to let Britain keep access to its single market and customs union for a period after Brexit to help companies adjust, but carmakers are warning the uncertainty over a transition phase is already chilling investment in the U.K. and could force production elsewhere.
With May planning a speech this month to outline her current thinking on the split, Chancellor Philip Hammond on Tuesday gave an insight into its contents by saying the government wants a “status quo” transition.
Many business leaders share Hammond’s desire for a long, steady implementation period. Unfortunately, others say the continuing shifts in Britain’s approach make it impossible to plan for the longer term and Toyota is citing a “strong need” for clarity.
“We will not postpone a new product for three more years just because the negotiation is going to take t…