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Tag Archives: Democracy
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 UK Government use EU law to negate the Benn Act – Not according to the former Head of the EU Commission’s legal service
According to Jean-Claude Piris, a former head of the EU Council legal service, suggestions that the UK government could rely on EU law to trump the Benn Act have no legal basis. According to the Guardian, he said in an … 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
So Brexit is worth going bust for – nothing like betting with other peoples money, eh?
So Boris Johnson says that Brexit is a “Do or Die” Charge of the Light Brigade moment for him, or perhaps it is only a one in a million possibility. Jeremy Hunt says he will tell businesses that going bust … Continue reading
10 reasons why we need a Mueller style inquiry into the 2016 referendum.
We know that the referendum was tainted by deliberate deception (Turkey’s imminent accession to EU membership, £350m a week spent on EU membership that would be spent on the NHS after Brexit….), foreign influence and blatant ignoring of the rules … Continue reading
Is a People’s Vote now more likely or are we heading for a default No-Deal exit – the answer is in Jeremy Corbyn’s hands
The scale of Theresa May’s defeat is incredible. Far exceeding anything whether measured in votes or percentages that a Government has suffered in the modern era. But, which way does her defeat push things? The opposition to her deal will … Continue reading
UK Voter Id – Another government attack on the UK’s democratic process
Under cover of Brexit darkness, the government is mounting another, typically surreptitious, attack on our democracy. The government, without any substantive evidence, is implementing a system by which we will all have to have a “Voter Id”. You may have … Continue reading
The past two years very much resemble the curate’s egg
The past two years very much resemble the curate’s egg. On the one hand there has been blind adherence to a non-existent plan, which has resulted in a deal between Theresa May and the EU that virtually nobody in the … Continue reading
Why we need a People’s Vote and talk of a General Election is just a cynical distraction.
Before we start, “I want to be very clear about this”, nobody is suggesting ignoring the 2016 referendum result. The world has moved on, we have far more information. It is entirely appropriate to ask people whether they are still … Continue reading