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Old 13.10.2016, 14:28
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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Invoking article 50, as mentioned in article 50 itself, is to be disregarded unless it happens lawfully.

The vote was held due to a law created by parliament; however the law contains no provision to follow up on the result. If you think this was the correct procedure (if not the vote's result is immaterial anyway), it follows that it takes an additional law to have government lawfully invoke article 50.
so roughly translated, its was pointless and you should have just let the MP's vote it down in the first place. it can be dressed up as a wolf all you want by talking about additional laws being needed and the correct procedure being followed but ultimately everyone knows, even a student could tell you, that getting a vote in parliament is to stop the process because more MP's are against it than for it. If thats what you want, then you shouldnt have had the thing in the first place, you should have just said "your right, we need to vote on leaving europe and your democratically elected MP's will vote on that". they'd vote it down and that would have been the end of it.

we could have given all the cash spent on the referendum to charity.
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