Saturday, December 8, 2018
UK: Petition against UN Migration Pact passes 100,000 signatures, requiring Parliament to respond
British Members of Parliament must consider an official petition against the UN Global Compact for Migration after it smashed 100,000 signatures.
The British government's committed to issuing an official response to any petition that reaches 10,000 signatures — although it's left the UN compact petition unanswered for 12 days now — while petitions that break the 100,000 signature mark must be considered by Parliament’s Backbench Business Committee for a full debate.
Hugely controversial for provisions that allegedly make migration a universal human right and expand the definition of hate speech to include criticism of mass migration, a large number of countries have already pulled out of the compact.
The Global Compact's also increasingly embattled in the EU, despite being championed by the bloc’s High Representative and largely devised by the government of Angela Merkel in Germany, its dominant state — with most of the anti-mass migration, pro-sovereignty governments of Central and South-Eastern Europe having pulled out and Italy’s populist coalition referring the matter to parliament due to opposition from Matteo Salvini’s nationalist League party.
Even in Belgium, the base of the EU’s main capital of Brussels, the government was on the brink of collapse over the compact, with the Flemish N-VA bitterly opposed to left-liberal prime minister Charles Michel’s desire to sign it
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