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^ Focuses on the EU referendum and the build up to it.

 

 

^ Focuses on everything else like austerity, same sex marriage and the Scottish independence referendum.

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson's office told British journalists Tuesday that reaching a Brexit deal with the European Union ahead of the upcoming October 31 deadline was "essentially impossible."

 

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/brexit-news-british-government-says-brexit-deal-essentially-impossible/

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4 minutes ago, Ike said:

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's office told British journalists Tuesday that reaching a Brexit deal with the European Union ahead of the upcoming October 31 deadline was "essentially impossible."

 

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/brexit-news-british-government-says-brexit-deal-essentially-impossible/

 

 

 

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He said it'd get done, doesn't mean he has a plan once it happens. :ben:

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idk if anybody is following or cares about the NBA vs. China drama, but this statement is just too good to not laugh at. :D

 

https://apnews.com/cacbc722f6834e64814f82b14752682c

 

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“We’re strongly dissatisfied and oppose Adam Silver’s claim to support Morey’s right to freedom of expression,” CCTV said in a statement. “We believe that any remarks that challenge national sovereignty and social stability are not within the scope of freedom of speech.”

Fuck off, China.

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So, yesterday I saw this chart that shows the potential outcomes.

 

The Brexit deal has a backdoor to potentially give the UK an extension?  So technically, the MPs can reject the deal, and it can trigger the extension.  And at the same time, by rejecting the deal, Boris Johnson is likely to call for a Vote of Confidence, or have one called against him, which would lead to a an election, and then that person would be able to work something out with the extension that has been given.

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Yes, the Benn Act (perhaps better known as the surrender act by Brexiteers :killzone:) forces an extension if this deal doesn't get through before the end of October.  The vote on the deal is tomorrow in the House of Commons, the first time the House has sat on the weekend since The Falklands War apparently.  It looks like the numbers will be tight either way whether it goes through or gets shot down.  Boris is still saying we will leave at the end of October either way though.  Not really sure how that's possible, legally speaking (I suspect he's saying that to ensure MP's vote for it tomorrow to avoid no deal).  I've even heard some people say that he deliberately wants this 'reheated worst deal in history' (in the words of Farage) to fail in the House of Commons so he can push through a no deal although I'm not sure how that's possible (at least at the moment).

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So a new referendum after all of this? :D 

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