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Could Boris use the Civil Contingencies Act? — 1 Comment

  1. Yes. There’s a lot of heated rhetoric flying around – some of it not entirely unreasonable – about civil disobedience and the similarities of the current situation to the mid-17th Century, but there is a sort of “civil cold war” going on right now, wider than just Leave vs. Remain, and invoking the CCA would amount to a major escalation.

    Point 2 isn’t just a good reason not to do it; it overwhelms all the other ones.The counter-argument being that Momentum-Labour don’t need a precedent; they’re crazy enough to misuse whatever tools are put at their disposal regardless, so why not do it? But in that case, we come to point 3: the Europhile establishment would never let him get away with it.

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