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Brexit will happen on Oct. 31 despite PMs unsigned delay request, UK says
NY Post ^ | October 20 2019 | Reuters

Posted on 10/20/2019 11:21:25 PM PDT by knighthawk

LONDON – The British government insisted on Sunday the country will leave the European Union on Oct. 31 despite a letter that Prime Minister Boris Johnson was forced by parliament to send to the bloc requesting a Brexit delay.

The Brexit maelstrom has spun wildly in the past week between the possibility of an orderly exit on Oct. 31 with a deal that Johnson struck on Thursday and a delay after he was forced to ask for an extension late on Saturday.

Johnson’s defeat in the British parliament over the sequencing of the ratification of his deal exposed the prime minister to a law passed by those opposed to a no deal departure, demanding he request a delay until Jan. 31.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: brexit; eu; uk

1 posted on 10/20/2019 11:21:25 PM PDT by knighthawk
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To: knighthawk

Just a humble guess, but I think the last card remaining...that might be dealt...Parliament might try to pass something requiring the general public to vote on the deal, in order for it to be accepted. In this case, you’d need at least six weeks to get the measure in some form, and have a national vote on this. Macron and Merkel might agree to a 90-day extension, to allow that vote to occur.

I don’t think it would matter too much....probably over 70-percent of the country would vote the deal down, and then you’d have absolutely nothing left on the ‘plate’.


2 posted on 10/20/2019 11:41:47 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: pepsionice

The problem with that is that it could be framed as “this deal or cancel Brexit”

the UK needs to leave


3 posted on 10/21/2019 1:14:41 AM PDT by Cronos (Re-elect President Trump 2020!)
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To: Cronos

On the theatrical side, I think more than two-thirds of the country now just wants the madness to end and some path to the future to occur. This ‘Payton Place’ soap opera theme in Parliament, with people watching the debate for hours and hours...is now a problem.


4 posted on 10/21/2019 1:22:59 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: pepsionice

The only way for this “madness” to end is to implement brexit. Most leavers would choose mo deal over no Brexit. We aren’t going to slip away quietly if the establishment cooks up a plan that keeps us in the EU, whereas a significant proportion of remainers accept that remain lost and therefore doesn’t have any moral standing.


5 posted on 10/21/2019 1:45:49 AM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: pepsionice

It sure seems that way - that everyone just wants it to end now.

The problem is that even if there is a no-deal, even if there is a deal, that’s not the end.

If a no-deal then there will be misgivings, and future negotiations.

If there is a deal, there will be future trade negotiations.

This isn’t going to end.


6 posted on 10/21/2019 2:04:02 AM PDT by Cronos (Re-elect President Trump 2020!)
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To: Cronos

How are any Britons on either side of the question ever going to trust their government again?


7 posted on 10/21/2019 2:17:32 AM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

The only way for this “madness” to end is to implement brexit —> it won’t end this “madness” it’ll end one phase of the madness.

You say “most leavers would choose no deal over no Brexit.”

But that’s only if

1. the alternative is no Brexit
2. and that’s not all

No-deal does not command a majority of the electorate in any way.

If the UK opts for cancelling Brexit, you will have riots on the street.
If the UK opts for no-deal Brexit, you will have riots on the street.
If the UK opts for the Boris deal, you will have unrest.

There is no win and there will be no end to the “madness”

A no-deal Brexit is, I believe the only way forward as it would show that pain undiluted and there would be no one else for the UK to blame besides the UK itself


8 posted on 10/21/2019 2:23:42 AM PDT by Cronos (Re-elect President Trump 2020!)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

I don’t think they are.

Boris is a clown, Corbyn is another clown. Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right!


9 posted on 10/21/2019 4:22:00 AM PDT by Cronos (Re-elect President Trump 2020!)
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To: knighthawk
I'm willing to bet just about everything I own that Brexit *won't* happen.There are too many powerful people in Berlin,Brussels,London,Dublin and elsewhere that are working to derail it completely.
10 posted on 10/21/2019 4:52:48 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (A joke: Brennan,Comey and Lynch walk into a Barr...)
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To: Gay State Conservative

In the US, too...


12 posted on 10/21/2019 4:54:16 AM PDT by mewzilla (Break out the mustard seeds.)
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To: Cronos
If the UK opts for cancelling Brexit, you will have riots on the street.

Absolutely untrue! There will be dissatisfaction.There will be grumbling.But no "riots". Leftists riot,conservatives grumble and write letters to The Telegraph.

Just look at recent events in the US.Were there any riots after Obama was elected? No. Were there riots after ObamaCare was passed? No. Were there riots after Trump was elected? Yup! Are there *still* riots...after almost 3 years? Yup!

13 posted on 10/21/2019 4:58:25 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (A joke: Brennan,Comey and Lynch walk into a Barr...)
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To: mewzilla
In the US, too...

That could be true.But apart from major US corporations that employs many people in Europe (Ford,for example) it's hard to see any Americans being taken seriously when lobbying against Brexit.

14 posted on 10/21/2019 5:02:56 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (A joke: Brennan,Comey and Lynch walk into a Barr...)
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To: Gay State Conservative

I think Brexit has a lot to do with Spygate.

Seditious Americans are up to their armpits in both.


15 posted on 10/21/2019 5:04:38 AM PDT by mewzilla (Break out the mustard seeds.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Perhaps you’re right, but I think in both cases people will be upset - very, very upset.

I do think that the losing side or sides will riot.

This entire farce has gone too long and played so heavily on emotions


16 posted on 10/21/2019 5:04:42 AM PDT by Cronos (Re-elect President Trump 2020!)
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To: knighthawk

Deep state tactics. Keep holding votes until you win, then declare the matter settled for all time.

Keep counting votes until you are ahead, then declare the counting over.

It internationalists are going to do everything they can to stop Brexit. They don’t care who among the proles gets hurt.


17 posted on 10/21/2019 5:23:15 AM PDT by PAR35
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To: knighthawk

Parliament could only ask for a delay. Unless it wants to scupper Brexit by demanding Johnson request an Art. 49 revocation, the UK will still leave in the next ten days.

That’s what the Remoaners really want but they don’t have the votes for it. If they did, there would be no Brexit. All the rest is Kabuki theater.


18 posted on 10/21/2019 6:52:33 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: mewzilla

What does Pierre (Romney) think?


19 posted on 10/21/2019 9:08:38 AM PDT by V V Camp Enari 67-68 (Viet Vet)
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To: ncalburt; admin

So you support Boris deal? Which is essentially the may deal with the backstop limited to northern Ireland.


20 posted on 10/21/2019 11:41:10 AM PDT by Cronos (Re-elect President Trump 2020!)
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