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Maybe, but the only way to prevent Brexit is to withdraw Article 50. Is there a parliamentary majority for that?

And if so, would BoJo carry a withdrawal letter to the EU? And if not, would the supreme court declare him in violation of some previously unheard of law or rule or tradition or gentlemans' understanding?

Seems most likely that parliament will continue to muddle aimlessly while the PM sits and waits on the calendar.

by asdf on Tue Sep 24th, 2019 at 03:15:56 PM EST
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No, Corbyn has set himself against cancelling A50, so there's no chance it'd even be debated let alone passed.

Right now, tactics are unknowable, they're being written on the back of fag packets by people on trains rushing back to London as we speak.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Sep 24th, 2019 at 03:31:43 PM EST
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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Tue Sep 24th, 2019 at 03:51:47 PM EST
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Against cancelling A50, or against requesting an extension?

I agree Corbyn's stance right now is dick-headed, but I don't think he's for an automatic crash-out on 31 October.

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 Tue Sep 24th, 2019 at 04:38:01 PM EST
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against cancelling A50, but definitely very much for the extension.

tbh I think he's right, or at lest is the best intentioned of the party leaders. The country is horribly divided and is probably ungovernable until there is a resolution acceptable to the majority.

So,
1/Getting an extension,
2/ calling a vote of no confidence
3/winning an election
4/negotiating a deal MUCH closer to the EU, probably well within the customs union
5/ offering a referendum of this deal or cancel a50

seems like a reasonable plan if somewhat long-winded. It is to Fleet Street's discredit that they pretend not to understand this

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Sep 24th, 2019 at 04:44:33 PM EST
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It Is Difficult to Get a Man to Understand Something When His Salary Depends Upon His Not Understanding It.  --- Upton Sinclair


She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Tue Sep 24th, 2019 at 04:48:01 PM EST
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And when his billionaire employers wish for nothing better than ignorance, obfuscation, denial of evidence.

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 Tue Sep 24th, 2019 at 06:11:05 PM EST
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