Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Display:
I don't think cancellation of A.50 without a second referendum is politically feasible without provoking widespread alienation from the political system to the point of civil disobedience and violence.

With the best will (and organisation!) in the world, a second referendum cannot be held for several months and probably only after a general election which leads to a change of government. Therefore, in all probability, it's either Brexit on Oct. 31st., or at least a 6 Months A.50 extension followed, if voting trends are to be believed, by no Brexit.

If Boris wins the general election on a no deal platform, no further negotiations or referendum is required and Brexit can happen straight away, although I suspect Boris would attempt to use his no deal "mandate" to try and force further concessions from the EU. After all "no deal" was only ever meant to be a negotiating ploy to force concessions from the EU...

I suspect the EU would be unimpressed with his "mandate" and tell him he can have his no deal...

Index of Frank's Diaries

by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sat Aug 17th, 2019 at 09:55:29 AM EST
[ Parent ]

Others have rated this comment as follows:

Display:

Top Diaries

Occasional Series