Because there’s not a majority in favour of revoking Article 50.Stupid question, but we all agree a GE is risky as if Boris gets a majority will almost certainly be a no deal, so in many ways having an election is a big risk
At the moment we have a majority remain parliament or more a majority against no deal parliament, why do they not pass a law banning no deal ever, and put a stipulation in that if the EU ever refuses an extension then parliament must revoke Article 50
Weirdly enough you could end up in a situation where a resolution supporting no deal passes with those 20 odd Labour leavers making a symbolic gesture but the Benn Act remaining in place and the extension being sought. A resolution not having the same weight as law. Then the Parliament collapsing for a GE where the virtue signallers on all sides have put their line in the sand with the resolution vote. Then we do a no deal election which the Tories will win.
Yeah, DUP doesn't want border in the sea, which is why it has been a no show since... (looks at calendar) the previous election.
Waterfield is basically used to float UK government shit to Brussels. He's a terrible journalist. Funny enough some of the better European journalists are from the shittiest papers: Nick Gutteridge from the Sun seems sensible on twitter (but he writes for the Sun and his written output is the usual Sun dreck), the same with James Crisp from the Telegraph.
Remember folks it's about democracy or something
I agree but to be honest, this is the way I expected the EU to go. The principle of consent is not a bad one. But turning it around to say ok you need to opt out is smart, even putting aside having essentially a unionist veto on staying in, having an opt-in via an institution which is not currently sitting is madness.
Remember when the Tories spent a week having a hearty back slapping session over getting the Malthouse compromise through parliament? Despite the EU having declared it unacceptable before it had even been voted on.
I'm waiting for Cummings to claim that he can solve the Irish border problems with the power of the cloud. Every truck just needs a permanent internet connection. Hardware raytracing will be used to solve rules of origin queries in realtime. Top-secret 3D stacked border posts will allow the UK to beat the raw trade power advantage of the EU27. Meanwhile border disruptions caused by latency issues on cross-Channel ferries will be fixed by new SSD tech that reduces loading/unloading times to a fraction of a second while also reducing the storage size of the goods.
I actually don't think Johnson would go unambiguously no deal, he'll couch it as "no more extensions" we'll get a deal or we'll leave no deal on X date. i.e roughly what he's been doing until now as it's just about holding the party together.
But then he behaves like a complete tit offering nothing of substance and ruining the relationship with europe, i'd prefer it if he just said no deal instead. The Tory MP's just want him to say the words but behave in completely the opposite way, it's weird and doesn't benefit anyone, who believes it?
Please don't behave like a two year old child at an international meeting, can't he just have a tantrum at a Tesco?