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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    Wonder if the PM has any particular ditch in mind.
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    Nineteen Labour MPs rebelled against their party to vote for the PM's deal, whilst 19 former Conservatives who had their whips withdrawn, also supported the deal.

    It essentially passed using the...
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    I note that the ERG haven't actually declared their support though have they? I think that it was said they reserve that until the time of voting. There is, as you say, the prospect now of a much...
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    Johnson knew that Bercow would do this, it plays with “the people against parliament” line which he wants to cultivate to get backing for his deal with Brexit MPs and their electorate. It also would...
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    Commons Speaker John Bercow prevents debate on the the Government's deal with the EU under the Withdrawl Agreement Bill.
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    Re: Catalonia Revisited

    Using the Scottish judiciary as a political tool, which can only serve the interests of those who wish to fracture the Union. Courts adjudicate on things that have transpired or in this case have not...
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    I cannot see Farage sitting amongst all the political cronies in the Lords, he would be more isolated than he is in Brussels. Truth is Brexit isn't just about leaving the EU but changing the UKs...
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    Allan Banks had business interests in Russia, that doesn't prove that the Russian government had any role in political manipulation. A great many rich business folk and politicians have dealings with...
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    The EU should only grant an extension on the basis of the UK holding an election. It is quite clear that this parliament wil not pass any form of Brexit deal and will not dissolve itself to hod a GE....
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    You have a source for that then? because it is as legitimate as saying Putin put Donald Trump in the White House. Without Nigel Farage there would be no voice for the British public to express their...
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    Re: Catalonia Revisited

    Ermm Not sure about that,:tongue: She would certainly be first in line to prosecute in the Scottish court if the role was reversed, if SNP's behaviour over Brexit is anything to go by.

    Barcelona...
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    I confess to being swept up by the media spin. Does this deal actually contain regulatory alignment including taxation, open borders and shared fishing rights in British coastal waters? Is this...
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    To be realistc, without paying at least the greater part of that money you just aren't going to get a trade deal with the EU, even if the UK had left the EU without a deal. They need the cash! which...
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    Is it in anybody's interest to extend this busiess any further? We have had a three years over which Brexit has dominated politics, both in GB and in Europe. There is real instability in global...
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    The Devil is in the detail, and as yet we know hardly anything. Johnson making his way to the EU headquarters now for the meeting before anybody really knows what this deal is about, typical!

    Lat...
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    Re: ISIL War in Iraq and Syria II

    Countries which do not respect borders and undertake armed incursions are normaly roundly condemned by the UN security council and its member states.
    . It will be interesting to see how the US,...
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    Re: ISIL War in Iraq and Syria II

    Listening to the latest press statement by Trump, really doesn't deflect the criticism of his decision. He basically says he thinks the jobs done as far as the US is concerned in the region and...
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    Re: ISIL War in Iraq and Syria II

    The creation of a buffer zone has come years too late. It may have been supported by Turkey at an early stage in the conflict, but I don't think many doubt that it was Turkey's intention during he...
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    Re: ISIL War in Iraq and Syria II

    Could this be the issue, that led to the Bolton departure? This and Afghanistan certainly were key issue between him and the president over US commitment to direct involvement. The unpredictability...
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    Comparisons between Brexit and those events at the time of the English civil war seem to be good subjects for those writing a dissertation on political history.

    Now we have attempts to control the...
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    Actually you are quite wrong. There is no doubt the plans for this came from the factory in China making Action Men figures. ...
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    Do people honestly not see what is odd about these two facts.



    How can a guy who was forced to quit the armed forces because of illegal substance use, be so quickly be jettisoned into such a...
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    For me, EU officials in these negotiations, are constantly portraying an unsavoury image of a reoccurrence of "The Troubles" as if there is balaclava man stood behind them holding a weapon. At best...
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    I would be surprised if they would to something dubbed the "Surrender Bill";)
    Given the prospect of a no confidence motion this coming week. I guess it isn't surprising, that the forces behind...
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    For a man who flew all the way back from New York and then rushed immediately back to the Commons to face a hostile House, and stand for nearly three hours fending off a barrage of criticism, I...
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    His advice to the PM was based in law, the fact that the ruling of the Supreme Court runs contrary to that, doesn't make it wrong advice. We are talking about highly complex constitutional law which...
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    A most excellent speech by UK's Attorney General Geoffrey Cox, in a session which Opposition MPs thought they bring him to heel over yesterday's Supreme Court result. Parliament is indeed running...
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    After a huge investigation on ties with Russia which drew a blank, we now have this. It really does seem like desperation by the Democrats to the casual observer of American politics. A threat of...
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    Pretending to negotiate a deal, without having intention of leaving the EU without. And not revealing the Party's position, becuase you think it will scare away Brexit Labour voters, is essentialy a...
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    I would need to read the Court's findings, but its primary basis of the decision was that the prorogation was unjustified. It shouldn't be the position of a court to decide what or is not justified....
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    Re: Afghanistan Peace Talks

    It is obvious to anyone that Afghanistan is a failed state and has been for a great many years. Attempts to forge it into a modern country seemed doomed to failure, whatever the force behind such a...
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    And so the fudge goes on to continue the lack of clarity over Brexit and conceal a divide between Blairites and Marxists. Time for the Labour party to shed their red coats and reveal their blue star...
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    I'm aware that Scottish Law differs markedly from English Law, I think it is based on Roman Law. But such difference don't detract from there being no specific law on prorogation. Why should Scottish...
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    Murder is against the law, motive assists in finding who is guilty or what charge is made, not in deciding whether a crime has been committed. If you get a speeding ticket, it doesn't matter whether...
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    This whole Supreme Court hearing is a complete fiasco. The Queen’s court adjudicating whether the Queen’s government was or was not right in the prorogation of parliament for a matter of days!

    I...
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    Seemingly not everyone is listening to the prophesies of doom over food shortages and huge price hikes post Brexit

    Aldi a German discount supermarket chain, is investing heavily in the UK. I hope...
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    In that election after the referendum, no party put forward a policy of reversing Brexit or even the necessity of not leaving without a deal.

    No assumption, there isn't anything presumed about it....
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    Parliamentary sovereignty has no legitimacy if public representition is not at its heart. It certainly cannot claim to govern in the Monarch's name without it.


    These discussions could only serve...
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    No, the monarch is sovereign and parliament governs in their name, they do so on the understanding that they have the support of her subjects. It has what has held our constitutional monarchy...
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    The fact remains, that a political group cannot form a government without demonstrating it has the clear majority support of the Country. We don't vote for Prime Ministers but we do vote for the...
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