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Suppose MV3 happens late next week. Then the two weeks after a vote of no confidence are awfully close to 12 April. It's quite possible that May or ERG ultras will hold on with all tricks so that the UK will crash out. Just as a last fuck you by the now not so unwitting Brexit jihadi in chief

A national emergency - Chris Grey

My sense, especially after her broadcast this week, is that we have a Prime Minister who - more for psychological than political reasons - will do all she can to ensure that if her deal isn't passed there will be a no-deal Brexit, despite having in the past promised the could not happen without explicit parliamentary assent. It is now being reported by reliable sources that she is, indeed, now determined on this course of action (£) in which she will of course be cheered on by the increasingly unhinged Brexit Ultras within and outside her party.

Even if she were to immediately face and lose a no confidence motion she could still, if I understand the Fixed Terms Parliament Act correctly, be Prime Minister for another fortnight, enough to take us over the cliff. She looks like someone who won't go down without bringing the rest of us with her if she possibly can. Indeed it is all too believable that she would regard it as her "sacred duty" (£) to do so.

So the first order of business for parliament -if it has any sense left- is to take control of the timetable on Monday, presto.

Schengen is toast!
by epochepoque on Fri Mar 22nd, 2019 at 10:05:30 PM EST
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Also maybe don't bother with MV3

Schengen is toast!
by epochepoque on Fri Mar 22nd, 2019 at 10:25:31 PM EST
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What rules does the UK have for caretaker governments?

Does parliament have to wait two weeks to appoint one, or can they appoint one on as soon as May is gone? Because if they are going to do anything other than crash out, they need a PM in some form.

by fjallstrom on Sat Mar 23rd, 2019 at 12:04:38 AM EST
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May remains as PM until she loses a second vote of confidence (to be held within 2 weeks) and then she can call a general election - still as PM. AFAIK there is no constitutional concept of "caretaker PM" in the UK. Obviously if she were to resign as Tory Leader she would stay on as PM until a new Tory leader can be elected PM. You can call her a lame duck if you wish, but she is still the PM.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sat Mar 23rd, 2019 at 01:25:48 AM EST
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Resign, May?
She will be last to leave the sinking ship of Torydom, even as the hull cleaves and the Big Gurgle commences,

Rees-Mogg will be become the new Screaming Lord Sutch of Britpol.  
Bojo by then will go full skinhead and opine the same absurdist ballyhoo as ever in a Sarf Lunnen brogue.

Circled by psychiatrists, Teresa will be staunch to the end in a never-before-seen advanced stage of dementia politicalis, shouting 'Brexit meant Brexit' over the howling winds of nationalism and the numb silence of voters surveying the damage, picking flotsam and jetsam  at low tide.

Hunt and Hammond swan-dove off the poop, Corbyn decided that he could never decide about the EU because that's above his pay grade. He just wants to patch up as many voters as he can and being a man of integrity, he cannot bring himself to support anything less than his own full leadership of HMS WTF. Watching the Debordian spectacle of the Tory debâcle is too distractingly stimulating to worry about the EU much.
Barnier sighs, knowing the national nervous breakdown the U-Kay is experiencing could turn all jilly-jally and spread to other countries in his retirement purview.
He grits his choppers and meditates on the May elections.

(No not that May, wally. The month!)

The yoga breathing sessions with Tusk and Jungker will help with dyspepsia.


'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Sat Mar 23rd, 2019 at 10:59:35 AM EST
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"(No not that May, wally. The month!)"

Word is the Council wanted to offer a two month extension to end May but ran into the Parliamentary elections deadline...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sat Mar 23rd, 2019 at 01:15:41 PM EST
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to end May

Or till the end of May.
And the beginning of the Mayn't.
Mayday!

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Sat Mar 23rd, 2019 at 07:57:39 PM EST
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"May" is no more.
"Might" has become "Should've".


It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Tue Mar 26th, 2019 at 02:01:14 PM EST
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And whatever solution parliamentarians come up with has to be delivered x days before 12 April to be implemented with the EU. So there is even less time. Next week will probably decide whether there will be no-deal which is quite likely. Some small mistake or fuckup or if May is prepared to go full kamikaze could put things in the bin.

We already saw an inkling last week when the second referendum campaign somehow thought it would be great tactics to tell MPs not to vote for a second referendum amendment!? Because of the march or timing or something?! After whipping against that amendment, Corbyn stood up and declared he supports a second referendum!?

There is quite the chance that the sheeple in parliament will miss the boat because of their complancency and gullibility. No-deal crash by 'accident'. This is not accidental. But according to May, 'the people voted to suffer'.

Schengen is toast!

by epochepoque on Sat Mar 23rd, 2019 at 01:05:41 AM EST
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Indeed. Preparations in the continent and Ireland must start right away for the eventuality of a no-deal. Customs controls must be set up in the short 3 weeks left before the 12th of April. The two weeks adjournment is a readiness buffer.

I also wont be surprised if a period of grace of a few months is declared for a selection of critical goods.

You might find me At The Edge Of Time.

by Luis de Sousa (luis[dot]a[dot]de[dot]sousa[at]gmail[dot]com) on Sat Mar 23rd, 2019 at 09:46:51 AM EST
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