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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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