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I think the EU Council will have to ask themselves the question: Have things moved on since we last granted an extension?

The answer is obviously subjective - Boris is hardly an improvement on Theresa - but at least the UK government is showing an urgency to get this matter resolved.

My own view is that Boris is desperate to Brexit on 31st. October because he senses the initiative slipping away from Brexiteers and if he doesn't achieve Brexit then he is opening the door to a second referendum and a reversal of the first.

So the very act of extension could make Remain a good bit more likely, and since this is still the ideal outcome from an EU Council perspective they will not wish to spurn the opportunity especially as it will really annoy the Brexiteers.

But the UK Parliament has to find a way to enforce its will first...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Wed Sep 18th, 2019 at 06:48:21 PM EST
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Boris is hardly an improvement on Theresa

Seems to me Boris is considerably worse than May. She negotiated in good faith, and came up with a compromise proposal that the EU was ok with, and tried three times to get it through an unruly, uncooperative, and illogical parliament. Boris is not even pretending to negotiate, has no clue about what sort of compromise might work, and has zero intention of getting anything through parliament.

The only question about BoJo is the exact proportion of privilege, cluelessness, and bluster in his character.

by asdf on Wed Sep 18th, 2019 at 11:29:33 PM EST
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