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Old 03.11.2016, 16:19
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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Did Parliament debate what terms we should enter the EU before any negotiations took place? No. The government negotiated and then presented their agreement to Parliament for approval. Exactly the same thing should happen this time. Trigger Article 50, the UK government negotiates an agreement with the EU and then Parliament approves or refuses it.
Absolutely not the same. On entering the EU, parliament had the clear authority to agree or disagree. Trigger Article 50 and the decision has been taken out of parliaments hands as that is de-facto already the exit. Parliament would have no say in the fact of the exit, possibly only in any agreements negotiated out of that. As the courts have ruled, this is anti-constitutional.


Edit - by your own argument parliament should clearly decide on Article 50 but possibly not on any negotiated settlement arising out of it.
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