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The scenario for change in government could hardly be construed as a "democratic event." According to APsplainin' yesterday, 354 MPs voted for the election bill, 298-56. 296 MPs abstained. This performance by the legislature is not an affirmative defense of a polity, customarily understood to constitute democratic representation in government.

Indeed this Corbyn's two-week-coup rationale (to petition EU extension) leaps moot litigation preceding parliament's suspension, scheduled

no earlier than Monday 9 September and no later than Thursday 12 September, until Monday 14 October.
Conveniently, the Supreme Court schedule review of the "rolled-up" questions 16 September. Perhaps you expect it to liberate parliament from 10 Downing. You do not mention.

Moreover, these procedures did not resolve any questions pertinent to EU/ECJ stipulations of deadline extension of the no negotiation of the Withdrawal Agreement period. An act to "block no-deal" by UK does not bind Eu nor merit contemplation in the court's opinions of business pursuant to A50 resolution. Rather they realize potential abuses of appeal under the TFEU, acknowledged by the court. In short, UK has exhausted "election" dispensation (referendum, general, EP) twice previously and do not not now aver a people's vote either to ratify the WA or revoke A50. Accordingly, EU27 is implementing separation from UK and sloppy pretexts of either political or commercial union.

I look forward to those diary entries which invite half as much scrutiny of sloppy IE and EU politics.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Sep 5th, 2019 at 05:06:02 PM EST
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