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Wed Mar 13, 2019, 11:34 AM

Theresa May confirms she will vote to block no-deal Brexit

Source: The Guardian

Theresa May has confirmed that she will vote to block a no-deal Brexit, as she faced renewed pressure from Jeremy Corbyn to abandon her “dead” departure plan and instead embrace Labour’s customs union alternative.

On yet another fast-moving day, the chancellor, Philip Hammond, used his spring statement to the Commons effectively to call for a new, cross-party plan to deliver Brexit.

After issuing repeated warnings about the economic risks of no-deal, Hammond said that if this was ruled out, there would be “the opportunity to start to map out a way forward towards building a consensus across this house for a deal we can, collectively support, to exit the EU in an orderly way”.

Immediately beforehand, at prime minister’s questions, where May again struggled with her voice and kept her answers brief, the Labour leader began by urging her to back Wednesday evening’s motion seeking to rule out no deal after her plan was rejected for a second time.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/mar/13/theresa-may-confirms-she-will-vote-to-block-no-deal-brexit-pmqs-jeremy-corbyn



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turbinetree Wednesday OP
edhopper Wednesday #1
TreasonousBastard Wednesday #2
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roamer65 Wednesday #11
Merlot Wednesday #3
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Merlot Wednesday #6
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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 11:38 AM

1. Parliment rejected hr deal

What are her options, she can't accept the deal the Commons voted down. The EU won't give her another deal.

UK is fucked.

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Response to edhopper (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 11:44 AM

2. Double fucked, maybe triple...

They don't have clue what to do about Ireland and this just gives the Scots more of a lever, and incentive, to leave.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 12:10 PM

5. No deal Brexit

means Scotland and maybe N. Ireland leave in a year-18 mos.

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Response to edhopper (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 03:23 PM

11. Definitely Scotland.

They will start negotiations almost immediately.

Northern Ireland will start reunification talks with Dublin.

It will be only England and Wales left.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 11:45 AM

3. Could this be their way of not brexiting?

don't accept the EU deal, don't accept a no-deal exit, what other options are left but no exit?

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Response to Merlot (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 12:09 PM

4. There would have to be a new national vote

May has refused to consider that.

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Response to edhopper (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 12:10 PM

6. So what are their options?

No national vote.

No do-deal brexit

No acceptance of EU deal.

Not making a decision is making a decision - in this case it's remain.

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Response to Merlot (Reply #6)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 01:59 PM

9. It's not up to them the deal they voted down

is the only one the EU has offered. If the EU says bye-bye this month, it is a no deal Brexit and they are screwed.
They could ask the EU for an extension.
Without a new national vote, I don't think they can remain.

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Response to edhopper (Reply #9)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 05:47 PM

12. The referendum was non-binding.

 

Politically, a new vote might be seen as necessary, but legally it is not.

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Response to Merlot (Reply #6)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 02:10 PM

10. In this case, the default is no-deal brexit

The UK govt triggered Article 50 of one of the main EU treaties, declaring their intention to leave by a certain deadline (about 2 weeks away at this point) If they don't make a deal, or rescind Article 50, they leave with no deal.

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Response to edhopper (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 12:22 PM

7. Was the original vote binding on the government? If not then those in charge need to grow

a fucking spine and declare that they will not be leaving the EU any time soon though they will periodically review the issue every 10 to 12 years at which point they will of course hold a national vote to ask the people how they feel about it.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #7)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 01:56 PM

8. Good question

I don't know

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