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Boris Johnson's brother quits ministerial post over Brexit deal
Jo Johnson says choice between `vassalage and chaos' and urges second referendum


    With great regret, I'm resigning from the Government - I have set out my reasons in this article and the video below. https://t.co/hzimcS8uiR pic.twitter.com/hUN9RLzDfq
    -- Jo Johnson (@JoJohnsonUK) November 9, 2018

He said the public were being offered "an agreement that will leave our country economically weakened, with no say in the EU rules it must follow and years of uncertainty for business" or a no-deal Brexit "that I know as a transport minister will inflict untold damage on our nation".

"To present the nation with a choice between two deeply unattractive outcomes, vassalage and chaos, is a failure of British statecraft on a scale unseen since the Suez crisis."



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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Nov 9th, 2018 at 06:13:30 PM EST

The MP for Orpington and rail minister published an article saying he could not vote for the deal which Mrs May is expected to bring back to parliament within weeks - and instead would be campaigning for a second referendum.

Emphasis mine.

Ladies and gentlemen, the table is set. Enjoy the picnic and popcorn the coming months.

by Bjinse on Tue Nov 13th, 2018 at 11:02:30 PM EST
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This is as delusional as the Brexiters.  Actions have consequences.  The letter has been sent.  The UK is out of the EU.  

I don't understand why that is so difficult to grasp but then I don't suffer from psychosis.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Wed Nov 14th, 2018 at 05:19:06 PM EST
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The EU has always said that any Brexit deal is sub-optimal and that its preferred option is for the UK to change its mind. If there was a firm decision to hold a second referendum issued prior to 29th. March I suspect the EU Council would even agree to an extension of the A.50 deadline to facilitate this. I don't see this happening without a change of government in the UK and even then the chances are slim, but that doesn't mean that campaigning for it is delusional. Merely optimistic!

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Wed Nov 14th, 2018 at 05:37:02 PM EST
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The US would have been and would be massively better off without the Confederate states.  The UK is never going to 'get with the political program' of the EU.  Long term the EU would be better off without the UK.

But we've had this discussion a'fore.


She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Thu Nov 15th, 2018 at 01:35:10 AM EST
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