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Response to shenmue (Original post)

Sun Feb 11, 2018, 08:20 PM

6. Shenmue, I've suggested to you before that it's a good idea to post more than just a link in an OP.

In this case it matters a lot, as some of the other people responding seem to be assuming the article says MPs could block Brexit altogether, which they no doubt could, but isn't on the cards, currently at least (italics below mine):

Pro-European Conservative MPs could join forces with Labour to block the kind of Brexit Theresa May wants, a Tory rebel has warned the PM.

Anna Soubry claimed there would be a Commons majority against leaving the single market and customs union.

Labour's Chuka Umunna, appearing alongside Ms Soubry on the Andrew Marr show, agreed with her comments.

MPs have been promised a "meaningful vote" on the terms of Brexit before it happens in March next year.


There are precedents for countries being in the single market and customs union while not actually being EU members. That's what Soubry's suggesting - a "soft Brexit", as opposed to the "hard Brexit" (no single market, no customs union membership, maybe some relationships) May seems to be heading for (if she doesn't go for the plain "no deal Brexit" it's been suggested she may be favouring recently, cravenly buckling under pressure from the hardline Leavers in her party).

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