- EU Referendum – are you in or out?
Ah, we’re clearly in for a little flurry of Cameron ‘revelations’ then. As if we didn’t need more stirring but at least it will a good job of further destroying the Tory party in it’s current formPosted 1 month agomartinhutchSubscriber
ibDem/Tory pact being considered in Scotland on a “stop the SNP”
That sounds like a good way to ensure that the SNP gains seats, not loses them. If I were a LibDem or Tory voter in Scotland I would be aghast at the idea of a pact like that, and probably stay at home on polling day.Posted 1 month ago
What do you mean empire parties? You suggesting that the British Empire was an English thing?
Steady…lower bayonets he may not be suggesting that 🙂
I always remember that my m8s greatsomething fought at Rorke’s drift(Zulu – Micheal Caine )and his stuffs at the Brecons museum when someone mentions empire.Posted 1 month agothepuristSubscriber
would parliament vote for it
It still won’t be Brexit enough for the ERG headbangers, and the opposition have a PM on the ropes so if there’s even the tiniest chink of a reason not to support it they’ll exploit that to force BoJo to go and ask for an extension. If he doesn’t that’s bad for him, if he does that’s bad in the eyes of his devout followers.
So I reckon there’s more chance of me winning the lottery than Boris getting a deal through parliament. And I don’t even buy a ticket.Posted 1 month agokelvinSubscriber
That depends on how many Labour MPs would rather see Freedom of Movement of Workers end, no matter what the cost… even if the price was keeping Labour out of government and giving Johnson the legacy he wants and needs to continue as PM for five years. I don’t think there are enough, but there is no way I’d bet on it.Posted 1 month agoMSPMember
Corbyn’s problem is the Blair years means half his party is Tory-lite.
Well that’s a part of the problem, but his biggest problem is that he has been an ineffectual leader, blinded in the glare of scrutiny, hypocritical in his democracy claims, failed to fight either the false claims of anti-semitism or deal with the genuine ones, and mainly on brexit has had to be pushed into what has always been too little too late.Posted 1 month ago
There are around 70-100 labour brexiteer MPs – Ranging from the deluded Hoey who is an ” Out at all costs” outright racist to the lexit deluded idiots like Stringer via the bulk of them too scared of racists in their constituencies and who had any leadership removed under Blair making them followers.
Then there is the 50+ who want a policy of revoke a50 now
Thats the labour issue – not the lies some of you believe about Corbyn.Posted 1 month ago
Former Brexit secretary and Boris Johnson backer David Davis has said the government may have a “legal strategy” to avoid extending Britain’s EU membership beyond October 31 – before saying he has “no idea what it is”.
Why is the BBC still giving this arsetrumpet airtime? He’d be out of his depth in a paddling pool.Posted 1 month ago
A gentle reminder that whilst hedge fund managers, disaster capitalists and newspaper owners are playing their games, real people’s actual lives are in the balance.
Watch the moment MP Richard Graham is confronted by a Brexit protester. The EU national is a Cotswolds constituent and came to the protests to support the Gloucester constituents.
Posted by ITV News West Country on Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Project fear I suppose.Posted 1 month ago
Cummings got away with breaking the law repeatedly during the referendum campaign and was then found in contempt of parliament with no censure either.
Looks like him and Boris think that that makes them above the law and they’ll just carry on with that approach
Christ only knows what those pair, backed by the ERG headbangers are cooking up. It’s bound to be a full-on assault on democracy, now it seems that nothing is off-limits in their determination to crash us out with no dealPosted 1 month agocchris2louMember
That French woman could be me if I was still living in the UK.
20 years in the UK
Married to a british woman
No guarantee to be able to stay in the UK
Should be interesting next time I visit the UK(after 31st of October) , my French passport has got my UK address on it.Posted 1 month agokelvinSubscriber
Even if parliament isn’t suspended, there are lots of tricks the government can use to run down what little parliamentary time there is at the end of October. Some might result in legal action… but even that could then be made to drag out past our exit date. If they want to play dirty, and have no fear of retribution after we have left (why should they), it’s going to be hard to stop them.Posted 1 month ago
Its actually very easy to stop them now that the bill has been passed to make him ask for an extension. If he doesn’t he is in contempt of court and goes straight to jail, senior civil servant asks for the extension in Johnsons name. Thats one way. the other is VONC, Johnsons government falls on the 19th. 2 weeks to find another government capable of having the confidence of the house – they ask for the extension
Once the Bill to force an extension was passed adn the election refused Johnson and cummings were left5 with no options that are legally acceptable.Posted 1 month ago
If he is in contempt of court around 5 mins! Courts really do not like that sort of thing. He is legally bound to follow the law, if he doesn’t he is arrested, charge adn off he goes.
Once there is a VONC Johnson cannot delay anything – he is out, parliament just needs somone who can pass a voncPosted 1 month ago
I have absolutely zero confidence that our legal system or constitution is in any way fit for an entire government that doesn’t give a flying **** about either
This is a far right coup.
If the Supreme Court rules that Johnson’s prorogation is legal, then I’d stick your house on him extending it into NovemberPosted 1 month agoEdukatorMember
If he doesn’t he is in contempt of court and goes straight to jail
He’s already said he’d rather be dead in a ditch than delay Brexit. So I reckon he’ll be fine about being jailed, revel in it even, a real people’s hero. Thousands clamouring for his release outside the jail.
It needs parliament to sidestep Boris and request an extension, because parliament trumps the PM. But for that parliament has to decide to ask for an extension and mandate someone to make the request to the EU if Boris refuses. The EU is obliged to accept the request whether from Boris or parliament but is not obliged to grant the extension which is dependent on the agreement of 27 states.
Daily Fail 28/92019:
Boris freed by Brexit heroes!Posted 1 month ago
charge adn off he goes.
which takes time, innocent until proven guilty, remember that the tories were in contempt of parliament and what happened. What exactly is the crime and the punishment for ignoring the Benn act.
There are c10 days. between breaking the law and Brexit day. in that time you need to find someone to move a VONC, win said motion, install a new PM etc etc etc.
And if he is in danger he could always suspend parliament or maybe make use of the those Henry 8th powers he was granted.Posted 1 month agograhamhMember
It seems the brexiters are going after the RNLI now as they spend 2% of their budget teaching brown children how to swim.Posted 1 month ago
In response to the @MailOnline
:we are proud of our international work. Its saves (mostly kids’) lives. And we haven’t kept it secret – it’s in our annual report, on our website and in the media. We spend just 2% of our expenditure on this work
If it legally went independent…
All it has to do is dissolve the Treaty of Union.
That’s a unilateral action and one available to a govt with a majority of independence parties. (Which there is)
It is also unlikely that it will happen that way.
Scotland does not need permission to leave, but the whole point of getting an agreement for a referendum is so that Westminster agrees to respect the result instead of reacting. Tanks on the street and all that…Posted 1 month agotorsoinalakeMember
Thankfully their twitter feed linked to above seems to be full of more sensible commentators
There are plenty of howling soulless **** that were dogpiling it earlier today. ****. Just ****.
Their social media team has done well to engage the sensible people commenting on that tweet.Posted 1 month ago
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