Honestly even if it wasn't, it is essentially saying to any future trading partner that the UK will not honor its commitments to anything they agree too, which is let us say not ideal when you have to build all your agreements from the ground up, not to mention unless the UK wants to have absolutely no relationship with the EU at all, the EU will have its due one way or the other, it is straight up one of the most idiotic promise one can make, given that honoring it will cost many, many, many times the value that isn't paid.
A man of refined taste.
Labour get to draft the motion because the government has set aside tomorrow for a debate on an opposition motion. Labour gets a set number of such debates every session, but the government decides when they will be.Business of the House Motion (United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union)
(1) That, on Tuesday 25 June –
(a) standing order no. 14(1) (which provides that government business shall have precedence at every sitting save as provided in that order) shall not apply;
(b) precedence shall be given to a motion relating to the business of the house in connection with matters relating to the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union;
(c) if more than one motion relating to the business of the house is tabled, the Speaker shall decide which motion shall have precedence;
(d) the Speaker shall interrupt proceedings on any business having precedence before the business of the house motion at 1.00 pm and call a member to move that motion;
(e) debate on that motion may continue until 2.00 pm at which time the Speaker shall put the questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on that motion including the questions on amendments selected by the Speaker which may then be moved;
(f) any proceedings interrupted or superseded by this order may be resumed or (as the case may be) entered upon and proceeded with after the moment of interruption.
If that passes it will good for the country (Parliament takes control of Brexit) but bad overall as effectively giving the new leader a free pass for the next few years, and not a chance of an electionText of Labour motion to allow MPs to legislate to rule out no-deal
Here is the text of the motion being debate tomorrow during the Labour opposition day debate.
Labour get to draft the motion because the government has set aside tomorrow for a debate on an opposition motion. Labour gets a set number of such debates every session, but the government decides when they will be.
But, in practice, this is a cross-party motion. As well as being signed by Jeremy Corbyn,it has also been signed by the SNP leader at Westminster Ian Blackford, the Lib Dem leader Sir Vince Cable, the Plaid Cymru leader at Westminster Liz Saville Roberts, the Tory MP Oliver Letwin, and the Green MP Caroline Lucas.
i could see it being beneficial if parliament could agree on anything useful in time, perhaps it will end up forcing the issue, i don't know anymore.
Kier Starmer said they want to take control on that day to pass legislation blocking the shutting down of parliament to achieve a no deal
the party is going to destroy itself. They're going to choose someone who they think can deliver brexit by Oct but they're choosing people who have absolutely no clue. They're going to go back and ask for the exact same things that have been rejected and parliament isn't going to support no-deal so they'll lose a no confidence vote. It's not a case of if but when now. They're just delaying the inevitable election.
It's one hell of a leading question. It's a complete failure of public office that our parliament haven't done enough to educate the public on the utterly devastating impacts of "no deal". May's initial "no deal is better than a bad deal bluster" has to go down as one of the most dangerous and damaging outright lies in political history. It completely poisoned the Brexit deal talks and hardened positions across the full political spectrum. It was completely indefensible.
The newspaper Boris writes for commissioned a poll that shows he would win a general election with a 140 seat majority.
That sure is convenient for him on the day he launches his bid to be PM. Apparently he would deliver brexit and the brexit party would cease to exist.
Imagine whoever gets in power manages to shut down parliament until October. No business to get on with for anyone. It'll be totally mental stuff.I've been to a couple of conferences recently, about EU regulations. Surprsingly, Brexit wasn't even mentioned. Even in coffee break conversations, everyone has a resigned sense of just getting on with their job and ignoring the politics.
I think we've entered a state of hypernormalisation. We know everything being said by the political leaders is self-serving bullshit with no basis in reality, but no-one has a workable solution with popular support, and no-one is really able to comprehend the massive cultural revolution going on in the Tory party (as it has suddenly shifted from a business-first party of yuppies and capitalists to a revanchist nationalist party of the old and nostalgic). So everyone just carries on as if everything is normal.
I bet they'd suspend paying all of the support staff too whilst MPs continue to receive their salaries.
You can see why they need to keep him away from the media, he's an empty shell, the Tories will be mad to put him in charge, the country needs more than this idiot.
Yeah, in every position he's held there's been someone to step in when he inevitably says or does something stupid. Not having that fallback when he's head of the fucking country would be disasterous.
Probably just too soon, the soft Brexit Tories know voting for this now would fuck them with whoever the new leader is. They are back on team 'WE CANT TAKE SELF DESTRUCTION OFF THE TABLE' until they're sure they aren't going to be Secretary of State.