Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
EU Council will follow the developments in London, waiting for Super Tuesday.

Johnson sends unsigned letter asking for delay, and second arguing against it | The Guardian |

The late-night letters followed another bruising day in the Commons for Johnson, where MPs voted by 322 to 306 to withhold approval of his EU exit deal, forcing him to write to Brussels by 11pm on Saturday to request an extension until 31 January 2020.

Despite the prime minister's insistence that he would not "negotiate" a further extension of the UK's membership of the EU, he confirmed on Saturday evening that he had sought such a prolongation. Shortly after 10pm London time, Tusk tweeted:

An EU source said Tusk's deliberations with European leaders "may take a few days".

After the extension request was sent, Jeremy Corbyn accused Johnson of "petulant posturing and bluster" and said "his damaging deal was defeated today."

Officials in Brussels said there was little doubt that an extension request would be granted, despite the prime minister's attempts to throw doubt on such a move. A decision on the terms could be taken later in October to allow for events to unfold in London. A summit could be held as late as 29 October.


Guy Verhofstadt, the coordinator of the European parliament's Brexit steering group, said his committee would "consider the outcome of today's vote for the Letwin amendment on Monday".

He added: "Whatever happens next, the marches outside the parliament show just how important a close EU-UK future relationship is."

by Oui on Sun Oct 20th, 2019 at 10:18:21 AM EST
which explains why no MP has tabled a bill to REVOKE A.50. You buried the lede. First, EU published the revised WA, NI/IE Protocol inclusive, last week. Second ...
The prime minister sent a total of three letters: an unsigned photocopy of the request SCHEDULE FORM LETTER he was obliged to send under the Benn Act, an explanatory cover letter from the UK's ambassador to the EU[,] and a personal [?] letter explaining why ["]Downing Street did not want an extension["].

Instead the "cross-party" has wound up the insane tabloids to promote the semblance of US American electoral event, "Super Tuesday," following "Super Saturday" which was a procedural failure to "take note of" the WA laid before [Crown in the] parliament but billed as defeat for HRM BoJo.

However, opposition and Tory MPs may reject the rushed timetable for the legislation in a vote on Tuesday [22 Oct], and some believe there is enough cross-party support for a customs union amendment and giving parliament ["]a say["] over extending the transitional period [!].
Confirming, the loudest are liars or never read the WA. "Transition period" flexibility is covered.
Labour seeks new alliance to kill off Boris Johnson's Brexit deal Withdrawal Agreement, Again
Johnson will attempt to win parliamentary backing for his Brexit deal in a straight yes or no vote on Monday. This would be a move to show support for ["]his["] EU withdrawal agreement before MPs have the chance to scrutinise the full legislation [sic] and attach amendments that could be problematic for the government.
29 Oct will become BLACK TUESDAY, because of course. All mysteries in westworld are black.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Oct 20th, 2019 at 10:06:36 PM EST
[ Parent ]

Keep Hope ALIVE!: better EXIT "deal" any.day.now.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Oct 20th, 2019 at 10:28:21 PM EST
[ Parent ]
(not that one, the other one)
Leading 2020 Democrats lay groundwork for Super Tuesday delegate fight

## Democracy is not well understood.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Mon Oct 21st, 2019 at 05:35:19 AM EST
[ Parent ]


Occasional Series