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My impression is that this is actually a plan, not plain inaction or lack of direction. This government will drag the process for as long as it can until a point where "circumstances have changed". Then it can postpone Brexit sine die or outright cancel the process off.

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by Luis de Sousa (luis[dot]de[dot]sousa[at]protonmail[dot]ch) on Wed Sep 7th, 2016 at 06:22:22 AM EST
Inaction is only suerficially tempting, but it is actually an action.

We are no longer involved in EU decision making t the top level, which means that, legislatively speaking, the EU and UK are beginning to drift apart. Equally, international companies are making investment decisions based on the prospect of the UK leaving the EU. Individuals are making immigration/emigration decisions based on UK leaving the EU.

Each is possibly insignificant measured over weeks, but in a couple of years that'll begin to have a noticable effect, A50 or no A50

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Sep 7th, 2016 at 06:57:50 AM EST
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..., which means that, legislatively speaking, the EU and UK are beginning to drift apart.

I don't think we can really say that until the UK stops implementing EU directives. For the moment the Brits are still along for the ride. Of course you could say that their concerns aren't really taken account of in new legislation anymore. Except they still can vote.

by generic on Mon Sep 12th, 2016 at 03:58:02 PM EST
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