Tue Jul 12th, 2016 at 12:29:48 PM EST
Questions and Answers:
1. It seems clear that it is in the interests of the current government to hold onto power as long as possible. But how long is that likely to be?
2. It seems clear that the City is opposed to leaving the EU. A. But will they settle for a massive 'shock doctrine' roll back of social and labor protections? B. Will they be divided in their response, and, if so, what will be the majority response? C. And how effective will their response be?
3. It seems likely that Corbyn can hold on to the leadership of Labour. But will Labour be able to bring forth a program that is able to attract or bring back enough supporters to win by-elections and a new General Election.
4. How will legal challenges and issues impact the course of events?
Frontpaged - Frank Schnittger
Brexit May Need Second EU Referendum And Parliamentary Approval HuPo
`Brexit' may need a second referendum and Parliamentary approval in order to go ahead, the former Clerk of the House of Commons has said. Lord Lisvane, one of the most authoritative constitutional experts in the country, said that it would be rational for MPs and peers to be consulted once an exit deal was hammered out between the Government and the EU.
The peer, who spent 40 years working in the Commons, also said that a second referendum may be required in order to give political effect to whatever London had agreed with Brussels. And he suggested that so-called Article 50 `notification' - the formal process of pulling out of the European Union - could be rescinded or withdrawn at a future date if the country decided to change its mind.
Lord Lisvane said that if the Brexit package proved to be inadequate or unacceptable, the decision could even be decided ultimately by the European Court of Justice.