23 November 2019


Golkan Brexit, PM Inggris Berjibaku dengan Parlemen

KONFRONTASI-Pemerintahan Perdana Menteri Inggris Theresa May pada Minggu bergelut untuk mendapatkan dukungan dari parlemen bagi kesepakatan pemisahan Inggris dari Uni Eropa (Brexit).

May berupaya membujuk kalangan peragu Brexit dengan melancarkan ancaman maupun janji-janji guna menghindarkan kemungkinan ada gerakan apa pun untuk mendepaknya.

Brexit vote: UK parliament rejects 'no-deal' option

KONFRONTASI-With just over two weeks to go until the Brexit deadline, the British parliament has signalled that it is strongly against leaving the European Union without a deal.

After politicians rejected British Prime Minister Theresa May's plan to quit the EU for a second time on Tuesday, the government on Wednesday put forward a motion to rule out a "no-deal" Brexit on March 29, the current deadline.

Britain's Labour Party leader backs Brexit referendum

KONFRONTASI-Britain’s opposition Labour Party will back a new referendum on Brexit after parliament defeated its alternative plan for leaving the European Union, its eurosceptic leader Jeremy Corbyn said.

With 29 days left until the United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union, both Prime Minister Theresa May and Corbyn have been forced into making changes to their approaches to the divorce.

Corbyn, who voted against membership in 1975 and gave only reluctant backing to the 2016 campaign to remain in the EU, on Wednesday gave ambiguous backing for another referendum, saying he would push for one alongside a British parliamentary election.

It is the first time since Britons voted in 2016 to leave the EU that one of its two major political parties has thrown its weight behind giving voters a chance to change their minds.

But it was unclear what the exact question might be.

“After tonight’s votes in parliament, we’ll continue to push for a close economic relationship based on our credible alternative plan or a general election,” Corbyn said.

“We’ll also back a public vote in order to prevent a damaging Tory Brexit or disastrous no deal.”

John McDonnell, the second most powerful man in the Labour Party, said it would put down an amendment calling for a second referendum as soon as May brought a deal back to parliament.

Britain’s Brexit minister, Steve Barclay, said there was no consensus in parliament for another referendum or even on what question might be asked.

After months of saying that Britain must leave the EU on time on March 29, May opened up the possibility on Tuesday of a short extension to the exit date.

She is hoping to bring back a tweaked divorce accord for a parliamentary vote, which could come as early as next week but may not take place until March 12.

Talks with the EU have moved forward in the last week, but there is a significant amount of work to do, May’s spokesman said.

Jika Brexit Memburuk, Mulai dari Kerajaan Hingga Pebisnis Siapkan Rencana Cadangan

Konfrontasi - Para pejabat Inggris telah mengaktifkan kembali rencana darurat era Perang Dingin untuk memindahkan keluarga kerajaan bila terjadi kerusuhan di London, lapor dua surat kabar yang terbit pada Minggu (3/2/2019).

Langkah itu diambil bila proses keluarnya Inggris dari Uni Eropa (EU) atau Brexit mengalami kendala.

Ireland says UK demand for Brexit deal change is 'wishful thinking'

KONFRONTASI-Ireland accused British Prime Minister Theresa May of wishful thinking on Wednesday for seeking to renegotiate a post-Brexit arrangement for the Irish border in an attempt to get backing for Britain’s EU divorce deal in parliament.

Other European Union leaders had quickly dismissed the idea of reopening the deal, saying the Irish “backstop” was not negotiable, shortly after parliament instructed May to do just that in a vote on Tuesday.

Less than two months before the United Kingdom is due by law to leave the EU on March 29, investors and allies are trying to gauge where the crisis will end up, with options including a disorderly ‘no-deal’ Brexit, a delay, or no Brexit at all.

Two weeks after overwhelmingly rejecting the deal May had agreed in Brussels in two years of talks, a 317-310 majority in parliament demanded she secure a replacement for the backstop, an insurance policy that aims to prevent a hard border being erected between Ireland and Northern Ireland.

In essence, she will use the implicit threat of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit to clinch a deal from the other 27 members of the EU, whose combined economy is about six times the size of Britain’s.

The European response has been blunt.

Simon Coveney, foreign minister of Ireland, whose economy stands to suffer most from a ‘no-deal’ Brexit, said Britain had not offered any feasible way to keep the border open.

Ireland also has a huge interest in preserving a deal that has maintained sectarian peace in neighboring Northern Ireland for two decades, not least by scrapping all border checks.

“What we are being asked to do here is to compromise on a solution that works, and to replace it with wishful thinking,” he said.


France said there would be no renegotiation of the deal already agreed. European Council President Donald Tusk, due to hold a call with May at 1745 GMT, referred to the backstop in saying the deal would was “not open for renegotiation”.

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker stuck to the same line, adding that Brussels still did not know what Britain wanted and that the chances of a ‘no-deal’ exit had increased.

Currency traders also took that view as sterling traded around $1.3070, more than a cent down from the level reached before lawmakers voted on Tuesday.

Heiko Maas, foreign minister of the EU’s leading power, Germany, said the British government “must now say quickly what it wants, because time is running out”.

“We are ready to talk,” he said, before adding: “Our position is clear: the Withdrawal Agreement is the best and only solution for an orderly exit.”

While the EU has repeatedly refused to reopen the divorce deal, EU sources said additional clarifications, statements or assurances on the backstop might be possible.

May has said she needs more — a legally binding change. She aims to get parliament’s approval for a revised deal on Feb. 13. If that fails, parliament will vote on next steps on Feb. 14.

That deadline ratchets up the pressure on dedicated Brexiteers in the Conservative Party who fear opponents will try to delay and ultimately thwart Britain’s exit.

PM to try to break Brexit deadlock with EU concessions

KONFRONTASI-British Prime Minister Theresa May will try to break the Brexit deadlock on Monday by setting out proposals in parliament that are expected to focus on winning more concessions from the European Union.

With just over two months until the United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union on March 29 there is no agreement in London on how and even whether it should leave the world’s biggest trading bloc.

Fears of 'Windrush-type scandal' as EU citizen registration opens

KONFRONTASI-A government scheme designed to allow European citizens to continue living in the UK after Brexit was launched in public test phase on Monday, amid warnings that it could leave tens of thousands of people undocumented in years to come.

The 3.5 million citizens of the EU's 27 countries residing in the UK must go through an online application process to apply for "settled status" if they have lived in the UK for at least five years, or "pre-settled status" if they haven't reached that threshold.

Stoke-on-Trent: Kesepakatan Brexit Terancam Kalah Suara, May Keluarkan Peringatan

KONFRONTASI  -   Perdana Menteri (PM) Theresa May memasuki salah satu pekan paling bergejolak dalam pemerintahannya. Nasib atas kesepakatan Brexitnya dan mungkin masa jabatannya sebagai perdana menteri dipertaruhkan.

Kesepakatan Brexitnya kemungkinan akan menghadapi kekalahan dalam pemungutan suara di dalam Parlemen Inggris pada hari Selasa (15/1/2019) waktu setempat.

Nasib Rupiah Pekan Depan Ditentukan Brexit

Konfrontasi - Rupiah berhasil menguat 1,55 persen selama seminggu kemarin. Mengutip Bloomberg di pasar spot Jumat (11/1/2019), rupiah menguat 0,04 persen ke level Rp 14.047 per dollar Amerika Serikat (AS).

Sementara kurs refensi Jisdor Bank Indonesia, rupiah menguat 0,12 persen menjadi Rp 14.076 per dollar AS. Selama sepekan rupiah tercatat menguat 1,91 persen dari Jumat (4/1/2019) di angka Rp 14.350 per dollar AS ke angka Rp 14.076 per dollar AS.

Bahas Brexit, PM Jepang akan Segera Temui PM Inggris

KONFRONTASI-Perdana Menteri Jepang Shinzo Abe kemungkinan akan meminta Perdana Menteri Inggris Theresa May untuk melakukan berbagai hal guna mencegah kekacauan Brexit yang dikhawatirkan sejumlah perusahaan raksasa Jepang, Kamis.