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You can imagine the uproar, in the UK, if the European Parliament refused to ratify the deal negotiated and agreed by the Council.

The problem, now, is there is no good way out. May's deal, no deal, or a second referendum are all divisive options and few want to put their head on the block by opting for one.  All are hoping that the final decision is made by others who will then reap the electoral damage.

I still think there is a small chance the European Council won't agree an A.50 extension if requested by the UK merely to extend the stalemate. Again, imagine the uproar if, say, Romania voted against extension effectively booting the UK out on March 29th.!

The Westminster debate is all about the UK and what various factions want. No one listens to the EU or Ireland and assumes that they will simply roll over and give the UK what it wants once they can agree on something.

Ridiculous proposals about a "managed Brexit" or the EU agreeing sectoral deals post Brexit are concocted out of thin air without any conception of how the EU actually works.

Apparently everyone has to change their laws and constitutions to accommodate the latest UK wheeze. Unreal...

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