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Old 07-26-2019, 04:16 AM
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Old 07-27-2019, 01:45 AM
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Old 08-13-2019, 01:57 AM
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Switzerland to re-run referendum because voters got false information
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They can do that because they're not in the EU. [/brexiterlogic]
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No chance of US-UK deal if Northern Ireland peace at risk – Pelosi | Politics | The Guardian

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Old 08-18-2019, 01:07 PM
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And now, the serious shit.

Brexit: leaked papers predict food shortages and port delays | Politics | The Guardian

Operation Yellowhammer - we'll be hearing more of that name. It is, by the way, an anagram of Orwell mayhem as bird lovers have long known. I'm sure that's a complete coincidence.

“reasonable worst-case scenarios” (RWCS) - I guess we'll be hearing more of this too.

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The documents predict severe extended delays to medicine supplies and shortages of some fresh foods combined with price rises as a likely scenario if the UK leaves without a withdrawal agreement, which is due to happen on 31 October.

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The dossier, codenamed Operation Yellowhammer and compiled this month, found up to 85% of lorries using the main channel crossings “may not be ready” for French customs and could face queues of 2.5 days, the Sunday Times reported.

Medical supplies will “be vulnerable to severe extended delays” as three-quarters of the UK’s medicines enter the country via the main Channel crossings and the availability of fresh food will be reduced and prices will rise, which could hit “vulnerable groups”.

The government also believes the return of a hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland will be likely as current plans to avoid widespread checks will prove unsustainable.

A senior Whitehall source told the paper: “This is not Project Fear – this is the most realistic assessment of what the public face with no deal. These are likely, basic, reasonable scenarios – not the worst case.”
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Emmanuel Macron meets Boris Johnson to tell him to fuck off in person - The Rochdale Herald
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Finland to decide how Britain votes on EU laws after Boris Johnson pulls officials out of meetings before Brexit | The Independent

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OMG, the power! :muahaha:
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Trump, Johnson, peas in a pod in this way:

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Old 08-25-2019, 09:27 PM
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:lol: I swear I read this as "after criticism of head by news" I was like, damn, what's wrong with his head? :scratch:
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You've seen pictures of PM Johnson, no?
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So the BBC is reporting this
Government to ask Queen to suspend Parliament - BBC News
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Because it was always about asserting the sovereignty of the British parliament over the EU.

Not.
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I am not even a lawyer, let alone a constitutional one, but my guess is that it won't happen. Here's why ...

It's about Johnson keeping up the pretence that the "nuclear option" of Britain leaving without any deal is still on the table. His hardliners, while their appetite for a "clean break" is genuine, would none the less prefer a favourable deal with no "backstop". They seem to be convinced that the EU's insistance on the backstop will falter in the final minutes of negotiations provided the UK keeps its nerve. (But the final minutes were back in May, I hear you cry! Well, yes, except the extension that was then granted can be seen as the EU blinking first, and then asking for another go.)

Think of it as a game of chicken. Boris is holding his car firmly on track, and Tusk et al are doing the same. If neither side balks we get no deal and economic collapse on all fronts. That is the game Johnson and his crew think they are playing.

Now, Johnson's airing of his plan to ask the Queen to prorogue parliament is just him trying to tell the EU "Make no mistake, we're still in the game of chicken", in case they get the impression that Corbyn's team have hold of some kind of brake (which they do).

So the question is, will Johnson be able to persuade the Queen to back him up? Does the Queen like playing chicken?


My guess is no, she doesn't and no, he won't.
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I expect the Queen will prorogue if formally requested, but will do or say nothing on the matter before then.
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The Queen has been asked (if Johnson is to believed; this being one of the rare occasions when I think it is safe to do so).

Boris Johnson's letter to MPs in full - BBC News

From the linkThis morning I spoke to Her Majesty The Queen to request an end to the current parliamentary session in the second sitting week in September, before commencing the second session of this Parliament with a Queen's speech on Monday 14 October.
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And the Queen has answered.

Brexit: Queen consents to suspension of parliament for five weeks
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So the question is, will Johnson be able to persuade the Queen to back him up? Does the Queen like playing chicken?


My guess is no, she doesn't and no, he won't.
I was hoping you would be right :kickscan:
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So the question is, will Johnson be able to persuade the Queen to back him up? Does the Queen like playing chicken?


My guess is no, she doesn't and no, he won't.
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Parliament suspension: Readers' questions answered - BBC News

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It does seem that Bozo wants an election. I do hope it's as bad a plan as when Maybot did it.
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