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Opposition parties disagree over move to see off no-deal Brexit
Labour have continued to insist Jeremy Corbyn must be the leader of any temporary government to secure a Brexit extension, despite the Liberal Democrats' leader, Jo Swinson, suggesting he would be unable to secure a majority.

Speaking to reporters outside parliament after cross-party talks, the Liberal Democrat leader said there would not be a vote of no confidence in the government this week as opposition parties continue to disagree about the best way forward.
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The opposition parties and former Tories believe there is no need to
add to the Benn act right now because it is legally watertight.

Former attorney general said on Monday that the Queen could dismiss Johnson if he sought to break the law requiring him to seek a Brexit extension.The prime minister would be "gone within five minutes" if he chose to defy parliament by ignoring the legislation, Grieve said. The i newspaper reported this week that the Queen sought legal advice on the circumstances in which she can dismiss a prime minister prior to Johnson's defeat in the supreme court.

Realistically, could the Queen pick anyone but the Opposition Leader?

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Tue Oct 1st, 2019 at 02:18:22 AM EST
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by generic on Wed Oct 2nd, 2019 at 07:12:33 PM EST
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The LibDems (LDP) are terrified of allowing corbyn to look like a statesman for even 5 minute, let lone the 5 weeks necessary to sort out an extention and call an election.

Many LibDems have good cause to fear for their seats, not least Swinson herself who is almost certain to lose to the SNP.

However, the Scottish leader of the LibDP gave th game away in an interview where he admitted that a no-deal brexit was prefereable to a Corbyn led coalition. Quite an admission from the party that claims to be against brexit under every circumstance. No amount of trying to unsay it is gonna stop that one, they are the MeatLoaf party, "they'd do anything to stop brexit, but they won't do that".

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri Oct 4th, 2019 at 11:35:51 AM EST
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Jo Swinson: 'I could do a better job as PM than Corbyn or Johnson' - video
Our country needs us to be more ambitious right now, and we are rising to that challenge. This choice is about the future of our country for GENERATIONS to come. It is not about the red team or the blue team, because on this issue they merge into one.

< wipes tears >

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Tue Nov 5th, 2019 at 04:07:10 PM EST
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< wipes tears >

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Tue Nov 26th, 2019 at 02:13:12 PM EST
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