British lawmakers say U.K. should consider postponing Brexit


mentalfloss
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British lawmakers say U.K. should consider postponing Brexit

Britain should consider postponing Brexit because there may not be enough time to strike a deal with the European Union before the U.K. leaves the bloc a year from now, a key committee of British lawmakers said.

The House of Commons Exiting the EU Committee said if major aspects of the future relationship with the EU remain unsettled by October, Britain should seek a "limited extension" of its EU membership.

Britain and the EU want a deal on future relations settled by the fall so national parliaments can approve it before Britain officially leaves the 28-nation bloc on March 29, 2019.

In a report published Sunday in Britain, the lawmakers said a proposed transition period of about two years should also be able to be extended if needed. The two sides have agreed in principle that Britain will continue to remain part of the bloc's structures and rules until the end of 2020.

British lawmakers say U.K. should consider postponing Brexit - World - CBC News
 
Blackleaf
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To be translated as: "We don't like the fact that 17,410,742 uneducated, bigoted, working class, Little Englanders voted to leave the EU 21 months ago so we have come up with this plan, regardless of the democratic wishes of these ignoramuses, to delay leaving the European Union and we hope to keep delaying it and keep delaying it and keep delaying it indefinitely so as to eventually keep us into our beloved, benign, European Union. Who cares if its undemocratic (we certainly don't. We hate democracy), corrupt and rotten to the core, allows in thousands of Muslim terrorists each year and is tearing apart the economies of many of its Member States? We still want to be in it - because we are wise and know better than those 17.4 million thick Brexiteers who think it would be better if we WEREN'T in this institution with all the aforementioned benefits. We don't care about the democratic wishes of the British people. We only care about ourselves (we do, after all, want to eventually work for the European Commission with all the financial perks and gold-plated pensions that that entails, and we can't have 17.4 million racists scuppering that). Democracy can go hang."
 
mentalfloss
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Try to actually argue a salient point.

Frivolous theatrics aren't convincing.
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

Try to actually argue a salient point.

Frivolous theatrics aren't convincing.

 
mentalfloss
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This is why people don't believe Brexiters.
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

This is why people don't believe Brexiters.

Equally, there are people (millions of them, in fact) who don't believe the Remoan minority (none of the scaremongering predictions they made in the run-up to the referendum have come to pass) and are, quite understandly, unhappy with the way they are trying to overturn the biggest democratic vote in British history. The Remoaners' blatant attack on democracy is really quite shameful.







 
mentalfloss
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Now that you're done crying, are you going to start addressing the actual content of the article instead being too afraid to acknowledge it?
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

Now that you're done crying, are you going to start addressing the actual content of the article instead being too afraid to acknowledge it?

I already have done.

I think I've addressed it fairly well.

I think I've addressed it fairly well.
 
mentalfloss
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No, you made some laughably triggered outburst about how lawmakers are angry instead of addressing the real concern that time is running out.

I'm sure Brexiters also want Brexit to be done right.

Your attitude just undermines them.
 
Blackleaf
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Let's see how our wonderful Leave-supporting future Prime Minister Jacob Rees-Mogg addresses this issue:

MPs are trying to stop Brexit with partisan report, says Jacob Rees-Mogg

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Jacob Rees-Mogg said the report was timed to make the Government’s negotiating position more difficult Credit: Paul Grover for The Telegraph


Edward Malnick
18 March 2018
The Telegraph

The Commons committee scrutinising Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union is engulfed in a row over a new report that a leading Conservative member claimed was intended to “negate the referendum result” and damage the Government’s negotiating position amid crucial talks in Brussels.

The report, published on Sunday by the Commons Brexit committee, recommends postponing Britain’s exit from the EU if “substantial aspects” of an agreement have not been ratified by October, as well as giving Parliament the power to extend the implementation period of a trade deal.

The proposals were opposed by seven, mainly Leave-supporting, Conservative members of the committee but were passed with the support of three Tories who backed the Remain campaign during the referendum.

The document also states that the committee “cannot see how” the UK can avoid a hard border with Ireland if it leaves the customs union and single market, casting doubt on the Government’s insistence it can do so through “imaginative and creative solutions”.

Ministers warn that remaining in the single market and customs union would leave Britain tied to EU rules and unable to strike trade deals with non-EU countries.


Hilary Benn is the committee’s Labour chairman, Credit: Nick Edwards

Hilary Benn, the committee’s Labour chairman, said: “We know of no international border, other than the internal borders of the EU, that operates without checks and physical infrastructure. This is deeply concerning.”

The committee’s intervention comes as David Davis, the Brexit Secretary, prepares to travel to Brussels on Sunday evening to conclude a transition deal with Michel Barnier, the European Commission’s chief negotiator, as the two sides attempt to forge a political declaration that can be signed off when the European Council meets on Thursday.

Jacob Rees-Mogg, a Conservative Brexiteer on the committee, told The Sunday Telegraph: “The report is timed to make the Government’s negotiating position more difficult. This is the classic strategy of those who backed Remain, to try to overturn the referendum result by sleight of hand.”

He added that the report “would keep us in the customs union and the single market”, which would mean “not leaving the EU”.

He said: “Those of us who respect the instructions that the people gave us in the referendum could not support so partisan a text.”

Jacob Rees-Mogg ✔
@Jacob_Rees_Mogg

The Exiting the EU select committee report merely seeks to stop Brexit #remoanathon

12:01 AM - Mar 18, 2018

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Jacob Rees-Mogg ✔
@Jacob_Rees_Mogg

Extending article 50 and the transition period delays our departure potentially indefinitely #remoanathon

12:01 AM - Mar 18, 2018

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Jacob Rees-Mogg ✔
@Jacob_Rees_Mogg

Staying in the Customs Union or Single Market would make us a vassal state #remoanathon

12:02 AM - Mar 18, 2018

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Last week Mr Davis said he “could live with” a 21-month transition period, after Theresa May originally said Britain was seeking a period of “around two years”.

But the report states: “If a 21-month transition implementation period is insufficient time to conclude and ratify the treaties … the only prudent action would be for the Government to seek a limited prolongation to avoid unnecessary disruption.” In such a period the country would be “subject to new EU laws over which it had not had voting rights”.

John Whittingdale, the committee’s vice chairman, who was a prominent Leave campaigner, said: “For a number of us the chairman’s report was far too negative and we do not believe that its conclusions are borne out by the evidence we heard.”

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics...cob-rees-mogg/
 
mentalfloss
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You just can't do it.

Noted.
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

You just can't do it.

Noted.

Mr Rees-Mogg has done it for me.
 
mentalfloss
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'I don't believe you' isn't an argument.
 
justlooking
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Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post


To be translated as: "We don't like the fact that 17,410,742 uneducated, bigoted, working class, Little Englanders voted to leave the EU 21 months ago so we have come up with this pla

Racists, you forgot all those little Englanders are all Nazi facist racist bastards.
We should only let the 'intelligent' people vote, not those white racist Nazis.
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by justlooking View Post

Racists, you forgot all those little Englanders are all Nazi facist racist bastards.
We should only let the 'intelligent' people vote, not those white racist Nazis.

Oh yeah. Definitely. We should allow only people with four or more PhDs to vote.

Other great policies we should introduce include flogging servants, shooting poor people, and the extension of slavery to anyone who hasn't got a knighthood.

They're all policies which describe the thinking of most Remainers to a tee.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Do it now. No agreement needed. Let's get this party started!
 
Danbones
Free Thinker
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Yes May ( ALREADY BUSTED LYING!!!) has to blame some russians for a british FALSE FLAG crime and hasn't got time time to come to the brexit right now, she is washing her hair.

Whatcha think, Teresa May have lied about that too?
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by Danbones View Post

( ALREADY BUSTED LYING!!!)

By who?