During a point of order, the Brexiteer MP questioned: “The position would be constitutionally, if this statutory instrument comes before us, changing the date which we have already in our legislation was not accepted by this House – does EU law overrule our Parliament?” The Speaker replied: “As a matter of general practice it is well established that EU law trumps UK national law, I am not saying anything controversial there.
The European Parliament’s top Brexit official, Guy Verhofstadt, has said „a real Brexit revolt“ is currently underway in the United Kingdom.
It comes amid an online petition to revoke Britain’s decision to leave the EU, which has been signed by more than five million people, and hundreds of thousands taking to the streets to stay in the EU.
Mr Verhofstadt said he felt especially encouraged by the vote in the House of Commons seizing more control over the stalled Brexit process.
Mrs Merkel said: „We, the EU27, will discuss this today. We can fulfil this wish in principle if there will be a positive vote about the exit deal next week in the British Parliament.
Die deutsche Kanzlerin Angela Merkel (CDU) hat vor Beginn des EU-Gipfels am Donnerstag und Freitag ein Ja der EU-Staaten zu der von Großbritannien beantragten Brexit-Verschiebung auf Ende Juni mit einer vorherigen Zustimmung des britischen Parlaments zu dem Austrittsabkommen mit der EU verknüpft.
His apology followed a radio interview on Wednesday in which he appeared to offer a positive slant on Mussolini’s dictatorship.
“I’m not a fascist, I was never a fascist, and I don’t share his political convictions,” Mr. Tajani told Radio 24, an Italian broadcaster. “But we have to be honest: Mussolini built roads, bridges, buildings, sports facilities; he has developed many parts of our Italy.”
„Mussolini? Fino a quando non ha dichiarato guerra al mondo intero seguendo Hitler, ha fatto delle cose positive“. Lo ha detto Antonio Tajani nel corso di un’intervista ai giornalisti di La Zanzara, su Radio 24, che ne hanno mandato in onda alcuni estratti.
Tajani is from the European Parliament’s centre-right federalist ‘European People’s Party’ grouping of Merkel, Varadkar, and Juncker. If a Eurosceptic had said what Tajani said there would be uproar…