Thursday, 8 December 2016

No Pressure

Spiking Some Guns

There has been a certain amount of snarking and snivelling going on over Brexit amongst some UK parliamentarians.  Theresa May tactically skewered the closet "remainers" yesterday--at least for the present.

This from The Guardian:
Britain has taken a significant, although largely symbolic, step closer to Brexit after the MPs voted by a majority of almost 400 to back Theresa May’s plan to trigger article 50 by the end of March. In two votes, Labour and Conservative MPs joined forces to back a Labour motion saying the government should publish a “plan for leaving the EU” before article 50 is invoked, and a government amendment saying the government should invoke article 50 by 31 March. The vote is not technically binding on the government, but it is the first time parliament has backed May’s Brexit timetable, which would lead to the UK being out of the EU by the end of March 2019 (assuming that the two-year withdrawal process does not get extended.)
A majority of 400 is pretty significant.  Whilst not technically binding, it will doubtless have the effect of silencing  the cavillers.  Article 50 will be triggered before the end of March, 2017--just four months away.

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