Brexit

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 […]

Brexit

Second quote of the day

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Bloke on the M4 in the comments at Tim Worstall’s blog: I want a delay because every day, every vote, the Conservatives are going to lose people who will never return. 2 years would be perfect. Give Farage a nice bit of breathing space to destroy Conservative councils up and down England and Wales. Really […]

Brexit

Quote of the day

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John Duckett in the comments: Parliament rules because we give it consent through the electoral process. We gave quite clear instructions that the UK was to leave the EU. If they cannot or will not comply with those instructions then we must withdraw our consent to be governed by them. I am not advocating violence, […]

Brexit

Pull the plug

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The Telegraph reports: a bill to change the day of our EU exit and bind the Government into a permanent customs union If I had any cartooning skill then right now I’d be drawing a cartoon of Parliament trying to force the UK into a customs union, while the ERG are about to yank the […]

Politics

Would you select him for your party?

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The Guardian: Tories are prejudiced against Islam, says council candidate Why is Islam a protected religion? Would there be any controversy if a political party didn’t like scientologists? Wouldn’t it in fact be a scandal if that political party was selecting scientologists? And why should a political party with a certain set of beliefs be […]