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Old 06.08.2019, 00:45
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Can somebody tell me why the EU couldn’t unilaterally extend the UK’s membership until 31 March next year. Telling the Brits to bring a proposal acceptable to the Parliament and/or the British people.

It does take two to tango.
Because the EU treaties clearly indicate that members are entitled to leave the EU at anytime provided they have followed their own legal process in reaching that decision and have informed the EU of their decision in accordance with A50.

The U.K. Supreme Court, in the Miller decision confirmed what that procedure was and it has been carried out as has the A50 notification. So there is no legal basis for them to do as you suggest.
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Old 06.08.2019, 00:53
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It is a valid Government to Government agreement.
May signed the agreement, but to be enforced she would have need the approval of parliament or have used the Queen’s prerogative to approve it, neither of which happen. And given the Miller decision it’s unlikely that the Queen’s prerogative would have held up in any case.
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May signed the agreement, but to be enforced she would have need the approval of parliament or have used the Queen’s prerogative to approve it, neither of which happen. And given the Miller decision it’s unlikely that the Queen’s prerogative would have held up in any case.
Just like she (and not the government) made the Article 50 notice, and subsequent extensions.
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Old 06.08.2019, 11:12
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Just like she (and not the government) made the Article 50 notice, and subsequent extensions.
She is the representative of the executive branch of the "the government". Something as fundamental as EU membership has in most democracies to be decided by the legislative branch as well, the parliament. Because being in or leaving the EU has mostly to do with laws and regulations.

But I can imagine that this is again totally different in the UK and some lords can legally decide on it while shagging a dead pig or some similar tradition.
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Re: Will Johnson be a good Prime Minister?

The peaky blinder talks sense, a pity Boris the twat doesn’t get it��

https://www.joe.ie/politics/cillian-...6T-c9vCS-vUGhk
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Old 14.08.2019, 23:17
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Re: Will Johnson be a good Prime Minister?

Larry the cat's view of what it's like living with the new PM. Apparently, Boris Johnson is Homer Simpson.

https://twitter.com/Number10cat/stat...73486386647040
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Surprising no one Bojo shows his contempt for parliament and due process. I'm not sure what is the more offensive, his end-run round parliament denying the peoples representatives their say, or his lying about it afterwards saying it had nothing to do with Brexit.

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