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All these options exclude the most likely scenario: the EU gives a six month extension and the chaos continues. Everybody loses.
by asdf on Thu Oct 3rd, 2019 at 01:14:36 PM EST
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Or Brexit dies and everyone wins.

How many more PMs will be willing to throw themselves into its maw?

by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Thu Oct 3rd, 2019 at 01:22:10 PM EST
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The EU cannot "give a six months extension" without the UK government formally asking for it.

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
by Melanchthon on Thu Oct 3rd, 2019 at 01:26:15 PM EST
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Which is it bound to do by law.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Thu Oct 3rd, 2019 at 01:28:45 PM EST
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That's not quite correct.

The Council modified duration of period (publicly) requested by May.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Oct 3rd, 2019 at 01:30:42 PM EST
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Documentary evidence
PM letters to European Council President; European Council Decisions taken in agreement with the United Kingdom extending the period under Article 50(3)TEU
in A few first principles.

Council modified request; PM agreed to modification; PM "laid" agreed modification before [Crown in] parliament for approval; See EUWA2018, EUWA-2-2019 provisions,  linked under Applicable law.

UK gov is a "price taker."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Oct 3rd, 2019 at 03:30:06 PM EST
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Some people "lose" EU rights to which they were accustomed. Some don't; those persons have already determined how to permanently or conditionally reserve EU rights.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Oct 3rd, 2019 at 01:39:23 PM EST
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The EU has stated that only reasons they would grant a further extension is if there were some major political development in the UK. A second referendum or an early election would almost certainly qualify. Anything else...?

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Thu Oct 3rd, 2019 at 03:23:18 PM EST
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Who in the UK objects to earl election or referendum?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Oct 3rd, 2019 at 07:50:25 PM EST
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None of those in the Remain coalition want an election before an extension has been secured. Some have objected to an early election before a second referendum has been conducted. The Liberal Democrat leader, Jo Swineson, has proposed just using a Remain majority to withdrea the Article 50 letter

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Fri Oct 4th, 2019 at 03:26:16 AM EST
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