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Vast Brexit thread merge part IV

Discussion in 'off topic' started by TheDecameron, Oct 11, 2019.

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  1. deanf

    deanf pfm Member

    Is there anything stopping Johnson sending the letter today and then retracting it tomorrow?
  2. HarryB

    HarryB pfm Member

    Not something I usually do much of but I’ve been thinking. What if Boris called together his legal advisers and said to them “what happens if I don’t send this letter?”

    And what if he was told that the worse that could happen is that the court would send the letter.

    That not only gets him off the ‘dead in a ditch’ hook but will play well with his supporters.

    That’s enough thinking for one day
  3. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    I think it's the contempt of court he needs to worry about in that situation - he wouldn't get any blond American lap dancers where he'd be heading
  4. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

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  5. twotone

    twotone pfm Member

    No he can't do that he has to send the letter per the exact terms of the Benact if he tries to circumvent the court of Session ruling he'll be in contempt of court and the court can send the letter and has the mandate to do so.
  6. topa

    topa Sans CDPs

    Would you please now finally leave ffs!?

    PS: Imagine what could habe been done in these three wasted years that got us absolutely no where on both sides of the channel.

    PPS: Could we continentals have a referendum to simply kick you out?
  7. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    Is there any chance that 'hard' supporters of Corbyn could have some self reflection also? I do think a better leader would be doing a better job in opposition.
  8. HarryB

    HarryB pfm Member

    Just watched another utterly depressing vox pop on BBC local news. The good folk of SunLun (it’s how they say Sunderland) gave their usual well considered and intelligent opinions on Brexit.

    Gerrit dun, we just wanna leave etc etc etc. Wait a short while when the thick bastards are bleating about the Nissan plant closing. The consequences to the local economy of that happening are catastrophic - and I’m not exaggerating. WTF is wrong with these people?
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  9. Caledon1297

    Caledon1297 pfm Member

    I suspect that's what the calculation might be - "I said that I wouldn't send the letter and I didn't, the court did... enemies of the people..."

    Alternatively, he might send the letter at the last minute, pointing out that he was forced to by the remainer parliament, under 'threat' from the court... enemies of the people...

    Election narrative win-win.
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  10. HarryB

    HarryB pfm Member

    I’m a Labour member and I’ve never met anyone I’d put as a “hard” Corbyn supporter.

    Most are the same as me. He has his faults but he’s honest and his integrity has been tested over baby years. His beliefs are sound, he’s a proper socialist and his last manifesto was the best I’ve seen in my lifetime.
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  11. Caledon1297

    Caledon1297 pfm Member

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  12. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    He has to appeal to the wider electorate, I just find the whole 'how dare you criticise JC' rhetoric rather tedious. I will almost certainly vote Labour at the next election unless I am forced to vote tactically for LDs
  13. thebigfredc

    thebigfredc pfm Member

    Clap trap and you know it. Conflating the two subjects is a classic journalistic trick which might work with your usual readership/noshers but not here so why not do us all a favour and sling your hook now before you get barred

    Red Rose
  14. notaclue

    notaclue pfm Member

  15. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    Well, it's never been done before, it'd be interesting to see just how far the Court is prepared to go
  16. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    Part of the Boris Johnson strategy to become Prime Minister was to not only set up a false Brexit referendum campaign based on lies but to attempt to create divisions between Britain and Europe. He has used offensive, defamatory language toward Europe and you have to know the vast majority in Britain do not share his poisonous views toward Europe.
  17. Caledon1297

    Caledon1297 pfm Member

    There's two important points about the Letwin amendment:-

    1. Letwin is a Tory, who said that Johnson's deal is excellent, and he will vote for it at every stage.
    2. See point 1.

    I fear that everything that the Tories are doing is electioneering, and every 'roadblock' plays into their hands.
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  18. topa

    topa Sans CDPs

    The vast majority beeing 47%?
  19. Nick_G

    Nick_G pfm Member

    Lock him up!
  20. twotone

    twotone pfm Member

    Sarah Smith, on BBC News, laid it out pretty clearly, if he doesn't send the letter tonight then he's in contempt of court and the court will either compel him to send the letter or will send it and have the letter signed by an official or even the clerk of the court, The Court of Session has the mandate to send the letter.
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