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[BBC] Govt. Presents AoJ Treaty To Parliament

[Image: BBC.png?dl=1]Govt. Presents AoJ Treaty To Parliament[Image: British%20Flag.png?dl=1]

"Good afternoon, you are watching BBC News. The government today put forward a treaty for consideration by parliament, which would see The British Armed Forces be permitted to recruit Japanese nationals. The development comes amid the deployment of 16 Air Assault Brigade to Japanese shores, which recently made landfall. Sources within the Baldwin Administration have stated that the presentation of the treaty was, in their view, a 'formality'. We now talk to our political editor, Laura Kuenssberg, for further details.

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"To understand why the government called this move a 'formality', we have to turn the clock back to the 1920's. During the first Labour government under Ramsay MacDonald, a junior minister in the foreign office, Arthur Ponsonby, released a statement pledging that the government would put forward any and all treaties they intended to become a party to for parliament to read and discuss for 21 days before ratification. This convention has existed, uninterrupted, since 1929, and was codified into actual law in the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act of 2010.

While parliament itself does not have any right or ability to give consent regarding a treaty, it does have the ability to debate and discuss it. A government can, if they so desire, ignore parliament if they were to convey their disapproval of a treaty. Whether that would be received well by the public is up for debate."

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