Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
The extension is being done under a Statutory Instrument which (as far as I gather) only requires a vote in parliament. By wonderful irony, it doesn't matter if it passes, because EU Law has precedence over UK Law!.

From the Financial Times (may be paywalled?)

"The prime minister on Monday confirmed that MPs would vote on Wednesday to change the exit date from March 29. She noted that if the vote on changing the exit date did not pass, Brexit would still be delayed because of the supremacy of EU law".

by oldremainmer48 on Tue Mar 26th, 2019 at 05:21:34 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Here is the official story from the Hansard, the recorder of Parliamentary activity.

It does have to be debated and approved (voted on) by both houses - my error.

by oldremainmer48 on Tue Mar 26th, 2019 at 05:30:27 PM EST
[ Parent ]
That lot is gonna need an extension for the extension.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Mar 26th, 2019 at 06:48:50 PM EST
[ Parent ]
It's ... amusing ... the UK parliament doesn't know it cannot pass binding legislation for the EU.  Given some of the things I've read the UK press doesn't know that either!

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Tue Mar 26th, 2019 at 05:30:35 PM EST
[ Parent ]
So what was the point of passing that UK law in the first place?
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Tue Mar 26th, 2019 at 05:56:19 PM EST
[ Parent ]
by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Tue Mar 26th, 2019 at 06:03:11 PM EST
[ Parent ]


Top Diaries

Occasional Series