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Author Topic:   Brexit - Should they stay or should they go?
DrJones*
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Message 735 of 887 (862304)
09-03-2019 7:59 PM
Reply to: Message 734 by AZPaul3
09-03-2019 6:51 PM


BTW, what does it mean that the gov't no longer "controls" Parliament? Was it just a government rubber stamp up 'til now?
i believe it means that the government no longer gets to decide what bills are to be voted on. disclaimer: not a UK person.

It's not enough to bash in heads, you've got to bash in minds
soon I discovered that this rock thing was true
Jerry Lee Lewis was the devil
Jesus was an architect previous to his career as a prophet
All of a sudden i found myself in love with the world
And so there was only one thing I could do
Was ding a ding dang my dang along ling long - Jesus Built my Hotrod Ministry
Live every week like it's Shark Week! - Tracey Jordan
Just a monkey in a long line of kings. - Matthew Good
If "elitist" just means "not the dumbest motherfucker in the room", I'll be an elitist! - Get Your War On
*not an actual doctor

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DrJones*
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Message 743 of 887 (862407)
09-04-2019 5:29 PM
Reply to: Message 740 by Percy
09-04-2019 10:05 AM


the government (apparently a separate entity from parliament under the direction of Boris Johnson)
the government = the party with the most seats in the house of commons, the leader of the party is the prime minister (Boris). Parliament = a collective noun, like Congress.
edit: and now they've voted down Boris' attempt to call an election. *nelson laugh*
Edited by DrJones*, : No reason given.

It's not enough to bash in heads, you've got to bash in minds
soon I discovered that this rock thing was true
Jerry Lee Lewis was the devil
Jesus was an architect previous to his career as a prophet
All of a sudden i found myself in love with the world
And so there was only one thing I could do
Was ding a ding dang my dang along ling long - Jesus Built my Hotrod Ministry
Live every week like it's Shark Week! - Tracey Jordan
Just a monkey in a long line of kings. - Matthew Good
If "elitist" just means "not the dumbest motherfucker in the room", I'll be an elitist! - Get Your War On
*not an actual doctor

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DrJones*
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Message 746 of 887 (862416)
09-04-2019 11:21 PM
Reply to: Message 744 by Diomedes
09-04-2019 5:35 PM


Re: Even more weird
the amendments are designed to stall the bill in the House of Lords. That could delay it long enough that it will not come into effect prior to the October 31st deadline.
and it's going to go through the house of Lords
Brexit: Bill designed to stop no-deal 'will clear Lords' - BBC News

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DrJones*
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Message 754 of 887 (862481)
09-05-2019 1:37 PM
Reply to: Message 752 by Percy
09-05-2019 12:19 PM


Re: Why would the EU grant an extension?
I didn't mean to ask why doesn't Britain reverse itself on Brexit, but why *can't* it.
they can reverse Brexit. The referendum was non-binding, the government has no legal obligation to go through with it. The EU court has said that the UK can stop the process anytime they want without needing the agreement of the other members. It is legally possible to for them to just say "oops changed our minds, we're staying". It's politics that are keeping this clusterfuck going.

It's not enough to bash in heads, you've got to bash in minds
soon I discovered that this rock thing was true
Jerry Lee Lewis was the devil
Jesus was an architect previous to his career as a prophet
All of a sudden i found myself in love with the world
And so there was only one thing I could do
Was ding a ding dang my dang along ling long - Jesus Built my Hotrod Ministry
Live every week like it's Shark Week! - Tracey Jordan
Just a monkey in a long line of kings. - Matthew Good
If "elitist" just means "not the dumbest motherfucker in the room", I'll be an elitist! - Get Your War On
*not an actual doctor

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