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Will they manage to pass this legislation in 4 days? And aren't there supposed to be lots of laws that reference this?
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Tue Mar 26th, 2019 at 02:46:18 AM EST
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No time for a new release, so they will have to patch it. Search replace the relevant date. What could possibly go wrong?


Actually, it is a good question. I would guess it depends on both formal requirements and practical considerations. And trying to pass legislation in a hurry also means that opponents can try to stall it. Maybe some actual filibustering may commence?

by fjallstrom on Tue Mar 26th, 2019 at 07:58:37 AM EST
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viz Boeing 737 Max. But with 66 million passengers.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Wed Mar 27th, 2019 at 10:48:51 AM EST
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The extension is being done under a Statutory Instrument which (as far as I gather) only requires a vote in parliament. By wonderful irony, it doesn't matter if it passes, because EU Law has precedence over UK Law!.

From the Financial Times (may be paywalled?)

"The prime minister on Monday confirmed that MPs would vote on Wednesday to change the exit date from March 29. She noted that if the vote on changing the exit date did not pass, Brexit would still be delayed because of the supremacy of EU law".

by oldremainmer48 on Tue Mar 26th, 2019 at 05:21:34 PM EST
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Here is the official story from the Hansard, the recorder of Parliamentary activity.

It does have to be debated and approved (voted on) by both houses - my error.

by oldremainmer48 on Tue Mar 26th, 2019 at 05:30:27 PM EST
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That lot is gonna need an extension for the extension.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Mar 26th, 2019 at 06:48:50 PM EST
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It's ... amusing ... the UK parliament doesn't know it cannot pass binding legislation for the EU.  Given some of the things I've read the UK press doesn't know that either!

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Tue Mar 26th, 2019 at 05:30:35 PM EST
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So what was the point of passing that UK law in the first place?
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Tue Mar 26th, 2019 at 05:56:19 PM EST
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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Tue Mar 26th, 2019 at 06:03:11 PM EST
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