Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
As expected, May's deal was dismissed by the Commons, and by a crushing majority, 432 against, 202 for.

Corbyn has tabled a motion of no confidence and he:

says the government should accept that the UK will stay in the customs union for good, that a no-deal Brexit is not an option and that the rights of EU nationals will be accepted.


I used to be afew. I'm still not many.

by john_evans (john(dot)evans(dot)et(at)gmail(dot)com) on Tue Jan 15th, 2019 at 07:58:54 PM EST
or just give up on the whole thing cos the tories botched it from the start

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Jan 15th, 2019 at 08:10:37 PM EST
[ Parent ]
He may well lose the confidence vote.

In which case someone should remind him a new referendum becomes official labour policy.

Yvette Cooper (Lab) has already asked the speaker how A50 could be extended. I think we can assume she knows, so the question was for public consumption only.

Bottom line is that if there's a motion to extend A50 it's very likely to pass - maybe not conclusively, but certainly as a means of avoiding No Deal.

We could then be in the interesting position of May clinging on to power, but being forced to cancel Brexit because of a referendum she didn't want.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Tue Jan 15th, 2019 at 08:20:08 PM EST
[ Parent ]
By extending May risks the Tory Party splitting which was the whole point of the Brexit thing in the first.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Tue Jan 15th, 2019 at 09:23:17 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Yes. And that would be terrible, wouldn't it?

Absolutely terrible. Dear oh dear.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Tue Jan 15th, 2019 at 09:54:56 PM EST
[ Parent ]
I can hear the sorrow in your voice from here.


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

by ATinNM on Wed Jan 16th, 2019 at 03:55:43 AM EST
[ Parent ]
As I posted yesterday ... no light at the end of the tunnel.

With such a major defeat, PM Theresa May has lost all legitimacy as a leader of Great Britain. She can place a call to Brussels, no one will pick up the phone.

London is left in chaos.

PM May will survive the no confidence vote because the Tories want to remain [yes!]  in power. Anything but Corbyn ...

PM Theresa May must stand down. The EU will not renegotiate with anyone without a clear mandate from UK Parliament. None is forthcoming. Time HAS run out, to delay the March 29 deadline is pointless. It's done, it's over.

Too bad no one in Westminster realizes what has just passed. Truly, the British live isolated on an island. A failed integration within mainland Europe.

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Tue Jan 15th, 2019 at 08:12:55 PM EST
[ Parent ]


Top Diaries

Democracy on trial

by IdiotSavant - Feb 14
1 comment

A Special Place in Hell

by Frank Schnittger - Feb 14

Ingeniería Una Revolución

by Oui - Feb 7


by Frank Schnittger - Jan 31

Black-Ops Mercenaries On the Internet

by Oui - Jan 31

Occasional Series