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Old 06.10.2019, 11:56
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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Relax. His previous great hope turned out to be a political analyst with zero legal qualifications
This is the section which sets out what Boris must send, "(4)The Prime Minister must seek to obtain from the European Council an extension of the period under Article 50(3) of the Treaty on European Union ending at 11.00pm on 31 October 2019 by sending to the President of the European Council a letter in the form set out in the Schedule to this Act requesting an extension of that period to 11.00pm on 31 January 2020 in order to debate and pass a Bill to implement the agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union under Article 50(2) of the Treaty on European Union, including provisions reflecting the outcome of inter-party talks as announced by the Prime Minister on 21 May 2019, and in particular the need for the United Kingdom to secure changes to the political declaration to reflect the outcome of those inter-party talks."

It's not clear to me that this is possible, because there is no "agreement between the UK and the EU under Art50(2)." The commons themselves rejected the proposed agreement, and under house rules it cannot even be reintroduced in the current session. S.4 therefore presents Boris with an impossibility.

The opposition seems to have overlooked is that you can’t enforce an order for the impossible (plenty of caselaw).

Bye Bye EU

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