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Category Archives: Article 50 negotiations
Making your vote count is not just about registering and voting. Your vote has to help ensure that we get, in THIS election, what is Best for the UK!
A week ago we published a blog piece on How do you make sure your vote counts in this General Election? including some information about the effects, intended and unintended, of tactical voting. In that post, we put links to two of … Continue reading
Is our hard won Brexit Flextension about to go up in flames as Boris Johnson tries to block Parliamentary scrutiny and debate once again?
Having been defeated 3 times in the Commons in his attempts to call a General Election, Boris Johnson is now going for a 4th attempt. This time he is tabling an amendment to the Fixed Term Parliament Act for a … Continue reading
An open letter to M. Macron President de la Republique
This is the English Translation of the letter that I sent to M. Le President de La Republique, Emanuel Macron, on behalf of The People’s Challenge (original French is included below the English). Mr President, I’m writing you this open … Continue reading
Boris keeps trying to bounce Parliament into ignoring the detail of his deal, he failed on Saturday will he succeed today?
Is Boris’s bounce getting a little less bouncy? Well, here we are, over 3 years after the referendum. And Boris seeks to bounce Parliament into an agreement to his ‘great new deal’ in less than 3 days! Why? Because he … Continue reading
Not everybody thinks that a “hurry up and get it done” Brexit is in everyone’s Best Interest.
The chair of the Bundestag’s foreign affairs committee, Norbert Röttgen, a senior member of Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party, has been Tweeting over the past few days on the new Brexit Deal and the parliamentary situation in the … Continue reading
Monday’s Government motion – same question same answer as PM tries to bulldoze his deal through.
The House of Commons Order paper for Monday contains two different elements of the Government’s attempt to bulldoze the draft Withdrawal Agreement through Parliament. The first is a repeat of the motion tabled on Saturday, which was amended by the … Continue reading
No-Deal off the table, an Art. 50 extension is now inevitable.
The House of Commons has rejected the Boris Johnson deal until Parliament enacts primary legislation approving it. The EU now has no option, as per Angela Merkel, to approve an extension to the Art. 50 period. The EU cannot eject … Continue reading
Why the EU cannot eject the UK and strip away our EU rights in the event of a Halloween No-Deal.
For months now, Theresa May and now Boris Johnson have been ratcheting up the rhetoric that a No-Deal Brexit is the only game in town if a Withdrawal Agreement is not approved by Parliament. Rose Slowe has already set out … Continue reading
More tribal politics from the LibDems and Labour – time for them to grow up and find the common ground!
Seems like the LibDems and Labour are still engaged in traditional party political warfare. This is from The Guardian this evening: Opposition parties might have won their battle to keep the Commons in session while the Conservative conference is taking … Continue reading
Can the PM use the Civil Contingencies Act or an Order of Council to thwart the Benn Act – Emphatically NO.
There has been much speculation that the Prime Minister will use one of these two mechanisms to avoid complying with the Benn Act, which forces the Prime Minister to ask for an Article 50 extension in the event of a … Continue reading