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Update: guess whose Brexit plan just got soundly defeated in Parliament again?


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Shocking that she couldn't solve an intractable problem in a couple weeks. 

 

Based on that Guardian article, it seems like the expectation is now that they'll vote no on her deal again, vote no on a no deal Brexit, and then vote yes to postpone Brexit for now?

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19 minutes ago, chakoo said:

The UK is simply going to drown to please some old racist **ks who weren’t contributing anyways.

 

:shrug: 

it will be interesting to watch how this plays out from afar.

 

Oh, don't worry, we're likely to feel the economic impact of a no-deal Brexit too. :daydream:

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56 minutes ago, Jwheel86 said:

At what point does Elizabeth step in and stop the madness? Isn't that partially the point of the monarchy?

 

Isn't the continued acceptance of the royal family largely based upon them never actually exercising the power they theoretically have? The only remotely comparable thing I can think of is the dissolution of the Australian government in the 1970s, and IIRC they asked the crown to do it and that it's not like it was the crown just acting on its own to impose a solution to the situation.

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Looks like May's Deal might get a 3rd vote after Parliament by 4 votes passed a non-binding motion rejecting No Deal under any circumstances. Parliament is going to vote on an extension tomorrow which the EU might outright veto or demand a heavy price (which Parliament then might reject). That'll bring No Deal Brexit within a week forcing Parliament to accept May's Deal or withdraw Article 50. Given those options the hard Brexit MPs might be forced to vote for May's Deal or lose Brexit completely. 

 

May's Government is done by April, right? Assuming no extension. 

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1 hour ago, Jwheel86 said:

Looks like May's Deal might get a 3rd vote after Parliament by 4 votes passed a non-binding motion rejecting No Deal under any circumstances. Parliament is going to vote on an extension tomorrow which the EU might outright veto or demand a heavy price (which Parliament then might reject). That'll bring No Deal Brexit within a week forcing Parliament to accept May's Deal or withdraw Article 50. Given those options the hard Brexit MPs might be forced to vote for May's Deal or lose Brexit completely. 

 

May's Government is done by April, right? Assuming no extension. 

 

 

Perhaps the biggest political folly of our time may be seemingly reasonable people setting up scenarios where they think they can get their way by forcing a, "Option A I get my way and you have to vote that way because option B is madness" situation and then political arsonists respond by voting for madness because they don't give a fuck. We keep expecting irrational people to make the rational choice.

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