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Today in Brexitland – what now?

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4th April 2019 Next Friday, the 12th April, the UK is supposed, yet again, to be leaving the EU. Parliament has just voted by a majority of one that the UK Government must ask the EU to extend Article 50 if the Withdrawal Agreement is finally rejected.The minority government cannot overturn the vote for an extension when 14 Tories are voting with the enemy.  The government can simply ignore Parliament but would certainly provoke a vote of no confidence or Parliament voting to withdraw Article 50 at the very last moment.Meanwhile Theresa May is asking Jeremy Corbyn to back her Withdrawal Agreement.  All the signs are that this is going badly for the Withdrawal Agreement.  However, it is possible that May will concede a Second Referendum with the options being Remain or her Agreement.

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4th April 2019

Next Friday, the 12th April, the UK is supposed, yet again, to be leaving the EU.

Parliament has just voted by a majority of one that the UK Government must ask the EU to extend Article 50 if the Withdrawal Agreement is finally rejected.

The minority government cannot overturn the vote for an extension when 14 Tories are voting with the enemy.  The government can simply ignore Parliament but would certainly provoke a vote of no confidence or Parliament voting to withdraw Article 50 at the very last moment.

Meanwhile Theresa May is asking Jeremy Corbyn to back her Withdrawal Agreement.  All the signs are that this is going badly for the Withdrawal Agreement.  However, it is possible that May will concede a Second Referendum with the options being Remain or her Agreement.  However, this will need time and would have to be voted on by Parliament before the next European Council Meeting.  Parliament have, so far, strongly rejected a Second Referendum but Corbyn may twist arms.  However, the EU may not be convinced that a Second Referendum will definitely lead to a vote against UK Independence.

There is a European Council meeting on the 10th April that will consider the British Parliamentary grovelling for more time.  If the EU extends Article 50 they inflict constitutional damage on themselves by allowing the UK to participate in EU elections and possible financial damage by allowing the British to participate in EU politics, including financial legislation for a limited period.  If the EU refuses an extension they will force Parliament to decide whether to withdraw Article 50 or allow a No Deal Brexit.  The EU must realise that forcing Parliament to decide can be done now or at the end of the next extension.  Now makes more sense for everyone.

The likely outcome is that we have a Second Referendum which will be rigged to overturn Brexit by huge broadcast media propaganda that excludes the case for Independence and by the inclusion of EU citizens and children. 

What would I like to see?  The honest course of action for Theresa May would be to ignore Parliament and press ahead with a No Deal Brexit.  This is the only option that respects the Referendum.  This would provoke Parliament to vote on withdrawing Article 50 in which case everyone would see what has really happened: Parliament has overturned the Referendum and their own pledges to implement it.

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