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You've got to ignore the noise. Raab is playing bad cop trying to keep the Brexiteers on board.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Mon Nov 5th, 2018 at 11:03:29 AM EST
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Notice, you've no response to the latest "cherry" picked by Tory gov.

It is for the Council to decide whether A.50 should be extended, not the Parliament.

Look here. This is not the first flow chart or negotiation document from EU that I've posted to remediate UK press trash or call out internal inconsistencies of various theories about how the UK may interpret TFEU rights and responsibilities under the A50.

The European Parliament will be important in determining the final withdrawal agreement. Whilst it has no formal role within the Brexit negotiation process, other than the right to receive regular information on its progress, the Council needs to obtain the European Parliament's consent (Article 50 (2) TEU), voting by a simple majority of the votes cast, before it can conclude the withdrawal agreement.

Therefore, the European Parliament's right to withhold consent to the final agreement offers it political leverage to influence the agreement and effectively makes it a veto player.

Why would the Council nullify the implied right of EU parliamentary consent and explicit withdrawal date of A50 action in order to placate Tory gov -- the first and worst model member to secede from the union?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Nov 5th, 2018 at 09:53:51 PM EST
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It's not either or. It's the EU Council (by weighted majority), AND the EU Parliament (by simple majority) which must agree a deal. Given that each government has it's own parliamentary processes to go through to agree a deal, the hurdle of getting a weighted majority on the Council is probably a lot tougher than getting a simple majority of the EU Parliament (many of whose members will probably just be delighted to see the back of Farage et al by any means possible).

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Tue Nov 6th, 2018 at 12:48:51 AM EST
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You didn't answer the questions, but introduced a false dichotomy into the political interests of EP and Council in preserving any semblance of democratic EU institutions.

Deflection is Tory talk.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Tue Nov 6th, 2018 at 01:36:38 PM EST
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Sorry Cat, but often I simply don't understand what point you are trying to make, or what questions you would like to see answered. Often, they don't seem relevant, or pertinent to any argument I was trying to make. So the UK government is trying to cherry pick again? Not exactly breaking news...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Tue Nov 6th, 2018 at 04:06:26 PM EST
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