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The good reason for an extension is that parliament keeps voting down the agreement and they need to keep voting for a bit until it passes.

by generic on Wed Mar 20th, 2019 at 12:47:00 PM EST

by generic on Wed Mar 20th, 2019 at 01:32:03 PM EST
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In the good olde days before 1604, members of Parliament were locked into the chamber with nothing but dry crusts and ditchwater until they came up with the vote wished for by the executive.

Quite right too. As Andrea Leadsom says, some parliamentarians are trying to defeat "the will of the people". Sock it to them, Andrea.

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

by john_evans (john(dot)evans(dot)et(at)gmail(dot)com) on Wed Mar 20th, 2019 at 03:01:08 PM EST
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Commons voted against delaying Brexit six days ago by 413 to 202.  The motion, I am told, is not legally binding but it give the EU an 'out' if they deny the extension.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Wed Mar 20th, 2019 at 03:51:28 PM EST
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Wait, what?

Brexit: British MPs vote by 413-202 margin for Theresa May to ask EU to delay UK's exit

Legislators in Britain's House of Commons on Thursday voted 413 to 202 for Prime Minister Theresa May to ask the European Union to delay the United Kingdom's exit from the bloc. Britain is supposed to exit the European Union on March 29, but its MPs have not accepted a deal negotiated between May and the bloc.
by generic on Wed Mar 20th, 2019 at 07:06:50 PM EST
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Because the Magic Brexit Pixie Dust is going to kick in any second now and fix everything.
by rifek on Thu Mar 21st, 2019 at 06:39:56 PM EST
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