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Britain’s Prime Minister is to return from the humiliating second defeat of her Brexit deal in Parliament by bringing it back, again in substantially unmodified form, next week to give MPs a third chance to vote the right way.
The third attempt to get approval for her controversial and much-criticised EU-exit plan, which top figures including President Trump and Nigel Farage have criticised as a bad deal, will likely come before Wednesday next week — the last day before the Prime Minister travels to Brussels for an EU leader’s meeting. There, she will ask the European Union for permission to keep the United Kingdom in the bloc for longer — against the democratically expressed wishes of the British people.
Trend - Execution - Brexit - Willingness - Class
An emerging trend in the execution of Brexit is the willingness of the political class to require votes to be re-run — apparently endlessly — until they are given the correct result. A second referendum to overrun the pro-Brexit result of the first was being called for immediately after the 2016 referendum by pro-EU diehards like former Prime Minister Tony Blair among others, and now this dismissive attitude towards votes has extended to even the House of Commons, where Members of Parliament (MPs) vote repeatedly on the same Brexit deal until the Prime Minister gets her way.
Each vote has been accompanied by new legal advice to calm the nerves of MPs from the government’s Attorney General (AG), but even Friday’s new letter from the senior lawyer has failed to persuade, The Times reports. The so-called ‘star chamber’ of pro-Brexit, legally trained MPs who have taken on an important ad-hoc role in votes have rejected the claim the Prime Minister has brought any new reassurances after AG Cox reported on the 1969 Vienna Convention’s power to allow Britain to walk away from the EU...
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