British Members of Parliament will consider an official petition against the United Nations Global Compact for Migration after it received 115,817 signatures opposed to it.
Breitbart The British government is committed to issuing an official response to any petition which reaches 10,000 signatures — although it has left the UN compact petition unanswered for 12 days now — while petitions which break the 100,000 signature mark must be considered by Parliament’s Backbench Business Committee for a full debate.
Hugely controversial for provisions which 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.
Leaders from more than 10o countries are due to ratify the treaty in Marrakesh Dec. 10 – 11 during a UN-hosted ‘Migration Week’, which will welcome up to 6,000 participants from intergovernmental organizations as well as “all relevant stakeholders, including civil society, the private sector, academic institutions, parliaments, diaspora communities and migrant organisations”.
In the United Kingdom, despite the prominence of mass migration and the public’s concern over it in the national discourse in recent years — and despite the Tory government having made unfulfilled pledges to reduce net immigration “from the hundreds of thousands to the tens of thousands” in three successive elections — the compact has barely registered in the mainstream media, perhaps as a result of Brexit dominating the news-scape.
The petition rapidly acquiring over 100,000 signatures despite the near-total lack of coverage, almost entirely through online word-of-mouth and grassroots activism, therefore seems highly significant — especially with the embattled prime minister due to sign the compact in Morocco just days before a seminal vote on her “deal” with the European Union, in which she looks set to go down to a historic defeat.
The Global Compact is also increasingly embattled in the European Union, 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.
Out in front was the United States under the pro-borders administration of President Donald Trump, which deemed the compact “simply not compatible with U.S. sovereignty” back in Dec. 2017.