25 June 2019

Brexit

UK Labour moves to prevent new PM pursuing no-deal Brexit: Starmer

KONFRONTASI- Britain’s opposition Labour Party said on Wednesday it had brought forward a motion for parliament to take control of government business to prevent a new prime minister pursuing a no-deal Brexit.

Labour is using a vote on Wednesday to try to seize control of the parliamentary agenda later this month to give lawmakers the chance to introduce legislation aimed at preventing the suspension of parliament or a no-deal exit.

Negoisasi Brexit Gagal, PM Inggris Segera Mundur

KONFRONTASI-Perdana Menteri Inggris Theresa May telah mengumumkan ia akan mengundurkan diri sebagai pemimpin Partai Konservatif pada 7 Juni, dengan mengatakan "ia merasa penyesalan yang mendalam" bahwa dirinya gagal menegosiasikan kesepakatan Brexit.

May menyampaikan pengumuman di luar kantornya di jalan 10 Downing Street, London, setelah bertemu dengan mediator Partai Konservatif untuk menyusun jadwal pengunduran dirinya.

Ia akan tetap bekerja sampai Partai Konservatif memilih pemimpin baru pada minggu berikutnya, mulai 10 Juni.

Brexit Masih Terkatung-katung, PM Theresa May Umumkan Waktu Pengunduran Diri

Konfrontasi - Perdana Menteri (PM) Inggris Theresa May mengumumkan akan mengundurkan diri sebagai pemimpin Partai Konservatif sekaligus sebagai PM pada 7 Juni mendatang. Pengunduran dirinya ini tak lepas dari persoalan Brexit yang terkatung-katung. Apa sebenarnya Brexit itu?

Brexit Tak Kunjung Tuntas, Theresa May Pusing

KONFRONTASI-Pembicaraan selama enam pekan itu berujung tanpa hasil. Partai Buruh tetap tak sepakat dengan pemerintah. Mereka bersiap menolak Brexit dalam pemungutan suara di parlemen yang diperkirakan berlangsung awal Juni mendatang.

Padahal, sebelumnya, sangat besar harapan partai yang dipimpin Jeremy Corbyn itu mendukung pemerintah pada akhir diskusi. Dengan begitu, pemungutan suara bisa berlangsung mulus tanpa ganjalan.

Brexit Alot, Theresa May Bersiap Mundur

Konfrontasi - Pembicaraan selama enam pekan itu berujung tanpa hasil. Partai Buruh tetap tak sepakat dengan pemerintah. Mereka bersiap menolak Brexit dalam pemungutan suara di parlemen yang diperkirakan berlangsung awal Juni mendatang.

Padahal, sebelumnya, sangat besar harapan partai yang dipimpin Jeremy Corbyn itu mendukung pemerintah pada akhir diskusi. Dengan begitu, pemungutan suara bisa berlangsung mulus tanpa ganjalan.

Maju Mundur Brexit Bikin Pusing Produsen Peta

KONFRONTASI-Mesin cetak milik perusahaan AEDIS di Desa Lempdes, Clermont-Ferrand, Prancis, tak lagi bekerja keras seperti dulu. Barang itu tak lagi memuntahkan ratusan lembar peta perjalanan. Waktu istirahat. Hitung-hitung mesin dan pegawainya tak bekerja keras bagai kuda.

Ini bukan kisah industri kertas yang tergeser platform digital. Perusahaan dengan 12 pegawai di pabrik percetakan peta dan buku panduan itu bukan tertekan karena industri yang lesu. Rilisan mereka masih laku di rest area pada jalan-jalan tol sepanjang Eropa.

EU leaders agree to Brexit extension until October 31

KONFRONTASI-Leaders of the 27 countries remaining in the European Union and British Prime Minister Theresa May have agreed to extend Brexit until October 31.

At an emergency meeting in Brussels, that went on for more than six hours on Wednesday, the EU leaders agreed to offer May a six-month extension that was accepted by the British PM.

"EU27/UK have agreed a flexible extension until 31 October. This means additional six months for the UK to find the best possible solution," European Council President Donald Tusk's text read.

Brexit Belum Kelar, Inggris Terpaksa Ikut Pemilu Eropa

KONFRONTASI-Perdana Menteri Theresa May kembali meminta perpanjangan hingga 30 Juni. Permintaan yang sudah pernah ditolak Uni Eropa itu datang dengan satu tambahan. Bahwa Inggris bersedia ikut serta dalam pemilihan parlemen Uni Eropa pada 23 Mei mendatang.

May terpaksa banting setir. Beberapa minggu lalu, dia mengatakan bahwa Inggris seharusnya tak ikut dalam pemilu Eropa. Sebab, hal itu hanya akan menjadikan perwakilan Inggris sebagai mayat hidup di lembaga tersebut.

Tunda Brexit, Poundsterling Inggris Melemah

Konfrontasi - Mata uang poundsterling melemah pada perdagangan akhir pekan karena keraguan pasar terhadap rencana Perdana Menteri Inggris Theresa May untuk melakukan penundaan Brexit.

Pada penutupan perdagangan Jumat (5/4/2019) waktu setempat, poundsterling (GBP) turun 0,3 persen atau 0,0039 poin menjadi 1,3038 per dolar AS. Dalam waktu yang sama indeks dolar AS naik 0,087 poin atau 0,09 persen menjadi 97,395.

Labour's Corbyn says Theresa May has not moved enough on Brexit

KONFRONTASI-Opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Wednesday that Prime Minister Theresa May had not moved far enough in a first round of crisis talks aimed at breaking the domestic deadlock over Britain’s exit from the European Union.

The United Kingdom was supposed to leave the EU last Friday but, nearly three years after it voted by 52 percent to 48 for Brexit in a referendum, it is still unclear how, when or even whether it will quit the bloc it joined in 1973.

After her EU withdrawal deal was rejected three times by lawmakers, the Conservative prime minister invited Corbyn, a veteran socialist, to talks in parliament to try to plot a way out of the crisis.

“There hasn’t been as much change as I expected,” Corbyn, 69, said. “The meeting was useful but inconclusive.”

Asked if May had accepted his preference for a post-Brexit customs union with the EU, he said: “We did have a discussion about all of that.”

Corbyn is under pressure from some in his party not to agree a Brexit deal without ensuring that it can be confirmed or rejected in a new referendum that also offers the option to stay in the EU. He himself has said such a vote should be restricted to specific circumstances.

“I said: ‘Look, this is a policy of our party that we would want to pursue the option of a public vote to prevent crashing out or prevent leaving on a bad deal,’” he said. “There was no agreement reached on that.”

“CONSTRUCTIVE MEETING”

A Downing Street spokesman said the meeting, which lasted an hour and 40 minutes, had been “constructive, with both sides showing flexibility and a commitment to bring the current Brexit uncertainty to a close”.

“We have agreed a program of work to ensure we deliver for the British people, protecting jobs and security,” he added.

May’s overture to Corbyn, whose party has 245 out of 650 lawmakers, offers a possible way for her to secure a majority for an exit deal as she seeks a second short delay to Brexit.

But some in the Labour Party have cast her gambit as a trap aimed at scaring her own lawmakers into backing her thrice-defeated deal, or as a way to extend responsibility for the difficulties of Brexit to the Labour Party.

May said on Tuesday she would seek “as short as possible” a delay to the current Brexit date of April 12, having repeatedly said she did not want Britain to have to take part in European Parliament elections on May 23.

But European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said in Brussels that Britain would not get any further short delays unless its parliament ratified a deal by April 12 - the date set by EU leaders as the effective cut-off for avoiding the European Parliament elections.

To secure a longer extension, the leaders have told May that she must present a credible way forward, and also sign up to those elections, something she is adamantly opposed to.

If the talks with Labour fail, May will put different Brexit options for the future relationship to a vote in parliament, in the hope of finding a plan viable enough to present in Brussels.

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