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The 157

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Let’s suppose May is forced out before too long. I think if she agrees a long delay on April 12 then she can’t continue. But we’ve said that before. On the other hand, if she manages to get some sort of deal through Parliament, then she should step down in accordance with her promise. But […]

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Quote of the Day

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From Sam Duncan in the comments: I’ve thought for about three weeks that our only hope is for the EU to refuse an extension and, effectively, kick us out. Clearly the PM doesn’t want us to leave, or she’d have let us.   I thought it would happen with a veto at last Thursday’s Council, […]

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Quote of the Day

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From Jim in comments: Social ostracism. Being ‘Anti-Eu’ when there was zero chance of us being anything other than in it was a position that held no danger for the people who these turncoats socialise with. ‘Oh Matthew, you and your Euroscepticism, you’re so funny, we’ll have to start calling you Nigel! More champers and […]

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Theresa May is acting unlawfully

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Martin Howe in the Telegraph confirms the claims I made last week on this blog that the government is trying to unlawfully sign us up to the delay with the EU, disregarding domestic legislation, and disregarding the fact that Parliamentary convention requires any changes to a significant international treaty to have the backing of legislation: […]

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Brexit is still up to Theresa May

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The Letwin amendment passed in the House last night, and this is being reported as Parliament ‘seizing control of Brexit’. MPs have dramatically seized control of the Brexit agenda from Theresa May – potentially paving the way for a “softer” deal that keeps the UK closer to Brussels. The Commons voted by 329 to 302 – a […]

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March 29

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Perhaps the only good thing about the Brexit delay, which seems to have been stitched up without a peep from the Brexiteers – I hope they’ve got some good ideas stashed away, but I’m not getting my hopes up – is that all the crowds of Leavers arriving in Westminster on the 29th can really have […]

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Getting the SI through before March 29

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I’ve finally found something authoritative on the use of a Statutory Instrument (as opposed to a new Act of Parliament) to change the Brexit date. It’s from the Hansard Society blog. It’s all very complicated, but the short version seems to be that as long as all goes to plan and Parliament votes for it […]