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AFAIK what you're all calling a Council position on Art 50 reversal is Donald Tusk's personal statement. Though apparently Juncker's chief of staff Martin Selmayr also claims to be "a dreamer". I wouldn't take anything Selmayr says at face value, though.

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Oct 18th, 2017 at 09:14:02 PM EST
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No one can be sure, at this stage, how the Council would react to a withdrawal of an A50 letter. I haven't even been able to find out whether that decision would be by unanimous or weighted majority vote.  It is simply unprecedented. I suspect the Council would need to be convinced that the UK has changed it's mind about leaving the EU and isn't simply using the withdrawal of the A50 letter as a tactic to gain two more years of negotiating time. And the only way it could be convinced of that is if a second referendum or another general election produced a victory for a Government supporting remain.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Wed Oct 18th, 2017 at 10:26:33 PM EST
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