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EXCLUSIVE Boris Johnson's Brexit Withdrawal Bill 'Power Grabs' Torpedoed by House of Lords Peers.
The report draws attention to the ramping up of the so-called Henry VIII powers under the Northern Ireland protocol to allow ministers to change or repeal laws without parliamentary legislation.
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It also points out that there is no provision in the law for any consultation procedures with the Scottish Parliament, the Welsh Assembly or the Northern Ireland Assembly during negotiations with the EU for a new trade deal. Each body will simply be informed about the progress of the negotiations.
etc. such as shall we say "enhancements" to dormant delegation of powers in EUWA2018 which have received scant attention by MPs of any party for the past two years. None are prepared to present an intelligible alternative served with Letwin v2.0. These are "single-issue" floggers, not administrators.

Equally alarming is a SPICe briefing for SNP, The European Union (WithdrawalAgreement) Bill-Implications for Scotland. Brooding over devolved "consent" buried by SCOTUK, the Scotland Act 1998, and perceived "competitive advantages" bestowed by the Protocol on NI duty-free status within the union (a/k/a "level playing field").

The first act of parliament in the new year will likely be a request for extension of the A.50 period, because WA ratification would be too intelligent.

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Tue Oct 22nd, 2019 at 09:28:39 PM EST
Duplicity

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Mon Nov 11th, 2019 at 07:39:18 AM EST
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I suspect you read more of this stuff than the average Lord or MP. They've been ranting about a few paragraphs while missing huge tranches of stuff of equal significance. Ever thought of being a legislator?

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Mon Nov 11th, 2019 at 10:22:17 AM EST
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I enjoy reading. Is that habit, observation, or attitude toward the known and unknown universe "scholarship"? Not really. I am however endowed with an extraordinary amount of leisure attributable to long-term unemployment and curiosity about how people work, how they communicate (especially their "arts"), and how they do--or--do not organize themselves and to what ends. Necessity requires that I know who and what I am dealing with and who I will trust, as any toddler would tell you had they adequate vocabulary.

Because of these journeys I learned very early on that I do not possess the temperament for successful practice of litigation or legislation. Nor do have the inclination to cultivate one at this late date. As it happens, I'm certain that I will be unable to fulfill my jury duty next week because of my medical condition. And that is a pity as I was looking forward to my part in it, likely my last opportunity to make the cut, statistically speaking.

When was the last time you were called to judge a peer (not that peer, the other one)?


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Mon Nov 11th, 2019 at 04:53:25 PM EST
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I have never been called for Jury duty. The luck of the draw, perhaps, or perhaps my strange name. Funny how these things work...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Mon Nov 11th, 2019 at 05:19:43 PM EST
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