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 Post subject: Re: EU and Brexit
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:29 pm 
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So your "representatives" have rescinded your votes?

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 Post subject: Re: EU and Brexit
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So your "representatives" have rescinded your votes?


No. This is actually a good thing, at least the headline votes are.

The House of Lords tabled a number of amendments, for example "Purpose: to make it a negotiating objective for the UK to remain in the European Economic Area (EU Single Market)", all of which were to do with watering Brexit down as much as possible, this is what was in the news a while back, and what caused a petitition to abolish the House of Lords get up to several million signatures PDQ.

The HoL is the weaker chamber though, so the amendments have to then be debated in the Commons, which is what they just did. Every one of the Lords amendments was rejected by the Commons, so the House of Lords pantomime achieved nothing, at least not directly.

... That said. Apparently asses have been kissed and deals struck behind the scenes to secure those votes in the Commons, and some people are worried about just what has been promised in exchange for support.

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 Post subject: Re: EU and Brexit
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Anthropoid wrote:
So your "representatives" have rescinded your votes?


No. This is actually a good thing, at least the headline votes are.

The House of Lords tabled a number of amendments, for example "Purpose: to make it a negotiating objective for the UK to remain in the European Economic Area (EU Single Market)", all of which were to do with watering Brexit down as much as possible, this is what was in the news a while back, and what caused a petitition to abolish the House of Lords get up to several million signatures PDQ.

The HoL is the weaker chamber though, so the amendments have to then be debated in the Commons, which is what they just did. Every one of the Lords amendments was rejected by the Commons, so the House of Lords pantomime achieved nothing, at least not directly.

... That said. Apparently asses have been kissed and deals struck behind the scenes to secure those votes in the Commons, and some people are worried about just what has been promised in exchange for support.


Yeah, this is why we Yanks always hated Monarchs and Lords.
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 Post subject: Re: EU and Brexit
PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:29 am 
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Leavers care a lot more about leaving than the UK... seems I am not unusual at all. And bear in mind that poll is across the whole UK, so the English view is diluted a bit.

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Across the whole population of the UK, precious few people give much of a shit about Northern Ireland either way...

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Again, chop out the Celts, and I think you'd find the English give even less of a shit when compared to the rest.

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Most of the people in UK wouldn't mind united Ireland. ;)

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The Hungarian Foreign Minister in a BBC interview.

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EU Withdrawal Bill gains Royal Assent and is signed into law by Her Maj... So the legal niceties over revoking the various Acts that took us in are sorted finally.



A few cheers. ;)

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I figure this one is apt given the Establishment wriggling...


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Boris Johnson has resigned as Foreign Secretary amid a Brexit crisis. May could be on the verge of facing a leadership battle...

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Boris Johnson has resigned as Foreign Secretary amid a growing political crisis over the UK's Brexit strategy.

He is the second senior cabinet minister to quit within hours following Brexit Secretary David Davis's exit.

His departure came shortly before Theresa May is due to address Parliament about her new Brexit plan, which has angered many Tory MPs.

In a statement, No 10 thanked Mr Johnson for his work and said a replacement would be announced shortly.

The BBC's political editor Laura Kuenssberg said Mr Johnson's exit had turned an "embarrassing and difficult situation for the PM into potentially a full-blown crisis".

She said he was not any ordinary cabinet minister but was the "face" of the Leave campaign during the 2016 referendum and his departure would fuel speculation about a leadership challenge.

She said she had been told by a source that either Theresa May "dumps" the plan signed off at Chequers or "another minister will go, then another, then another, then another".

The UK is due to leave the European Union on 29 March 2019, but the two sides have yet to agree how trade will work between the UK and the EU afterwards.

There have been differences within the Conservatives over how far the UK should prioritise the economy by compromising on issues such as leaving the remit of the European Court of Justice and ending free movement of people.

Theresa May only has a majority in Parliament with the support in key votes of the 10 MPs from Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party, so any split raises questions about whether her plan could survive a Commons vote - and has also led to renewed questions about whether she will face a challenge to her position.

Labour said Mr Johnson's exit - on top of Mr Davis's departure - left Theresa May with "zero authority".

Former Tory chairman Grant Shapps, who last year called on Mrs May to consider her position, said it was the wrong time for a leadership contest and he hoped it would not happen.

He told the BBC a contest would take three months and "we physically do not have the time for that" given the UK is due to leave the EU next March and both sides want a Brexit deal by October.

Mr Johnson, who has been foreign secretary since June 2016, had been due to attend a summit on the future of the Western Balkans in London but did not show up - fuelling rumours about his imminent departure.

Labour's deputy leader Tom Watson said the government was "in meltdown".

"This is complete and utter chaos," he said. "The country is at a standstill with a divided and shambolic government. The prime minister can't deliver Brexit and has zero authority left."

But Mr Johnson's move was welcomed by former UKIP leader Nigel Farage, who said the ex-mayor of London had the chance to "save Brexit".

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-44770847

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