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The prime minister will ask MPs to back a general election for 14 October should a cross-party rebel alliance vote to take control of parliament tomorrow, according to a government source.


Things are going to slide, slide in all directions
Won't be nothing
Nothing you can measure anymore
L. Cohen
by john_evans (john(dot)evans(dot)et(at)gmail(dot)com) on Mon Sep 2nd, 2019 at 06:26:23 PM EST
< wipes tears >

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I want everybody to know - there are no circumstances in which I will ask Brussels to delay. We are leaving on 31 October, no ifs or buts.


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Sep 2nd, 2019 at 06:39:35 PM EST
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What I said yesterday has no bearing on what I say today or what I will say tomorrow.

The modern world requires flexibility.

Things are going to slide, slide in all directions
Won't be nothing
Nothing you can measure anymore
L. Cohen

by john_evans (john(dot)evans(dot)et(at)gmail(dot)com) on Mon Sep 2nd, 2019 at 06:45:57 PM EST
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paraphrasing Trump, Bliar, or Bojo?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Sep 2nd, 2019 at 07:33:47 PM EST
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Answer D:  All of the above?
by Bernard on Mon Sep 2nd, 2019 at 08:57:43 PM EST
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"When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean...."
by rifek on Wed Sep 4th, 2019 at 09:32:15 PM EST
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Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Sep 2nd, 2019 at 06:45:03 PM EST
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If Boris has to kick the BREXIT can down the road to 2020 he is probably doomed. Impatience by Leave voters will turn to exasperation and disillusionment. Corbyn would only have to await a propitious time to call for a VOC. But Labour should pursue a non-competition pact with Remain Tories anyway. Splitting the Conservative Party into two parties could only be a good thing longer term.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Mon Sep 2nd, 2019 at 06:53:15 PM EST
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2020? Like 31 Dec 2020? Here's the thing.

If HoC had ratified WA (alias "May's deal") on or before 31 March 2019, errybuddy would have got their SAFE SPACE to play in.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Mon Sep 2nd, 2019 at 08:06:16 PM EST
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Not really, because that time was to be used to negotiate a comprehensive trade deal, and there is no way that could be done by 2021. And even if they could, there is no trade deal that would keep the Irish Border open, so they would still have the backstop issue to resolve. Brexit is simply a gift that keeps on giving...

Index of Frank's Diaries
by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Mon Sep 2nd, 2019 at 08:27:41 PM EST
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Am I to understand then, the WA would merely DELAY purge of the eejits in parliament and the polity?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Sep 2nd, 2019 at 11:04:07 PM EST
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It will certainly delay some things, but whether it can purge the eejits in parliament is asking rather a lot...

Index of Frank's Diaries
by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Tue Sep 3rd, 2019 at 12:13:45 AM EST
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There are plenty of worse eejits waiting for their turn.
Beware of what you wish for.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Tue Sep 3rd, 2019 at 01:56:09 PM EST
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