9 thoughts on “Walk this way, walk this way!

  1. moss says:

    Typical small turnout for a referendum combined with a Labor defense pallid enough to match any Democrat campaign Stateside leads this nation into the abyss of nationalism. Feckless!

  2. Uncle Bob says:

    (Guardian, UK Tue 24 Sep 2019 08.55 EDT):
    “The supreme court has delivered a comprehensive demolition of Boris Johnson’s government and its handling of Brexit. The unanimous judgment of the 11 justices, announced by Lady Hale this morning, amounts to a root and branch rejection of the prime minister’s attempts to rule without parliament, to take Britain out of the European Union by 31 October without a deal, and to contrive a premature general election. The judgment was incisive and without any waffle. It was very consciously written in the best tradition of British constitutional law, of which parliamentary sovereignty is the foundational rock.” https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/sep/24/supreme-court-judgment-sounds-trumpet-failed-prime-minister

  3. Churchillian says:

    During a rambling speech to a half-empty United Nations General Assembly chamber, about the risks and rewards of technology, Boris Johnson compared the Brexit process to the torment of Greek mythological figure Prometheus, who was chained to a rock as an eagle pecked out his liver every day for eternity. https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/video/news/boris-johnson-compares-brexit-to-a-character-in-greek-mythology-who-spent-eternity-having-his-liver-pecked-by-an-eagle/

  4. Rue, Britannia says:

    “What happens next with Brexit could make or break the UK economy” https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/08/business/no-deal-brexit-uk-debt/index.html
    “The chances of Britain leaving the European Union with a deal on October 31 are fading fast. That’s likely to leave the country facing a general election which could lead to a ‘no deal’ Brexit or a new coalition government led by leftwinger Jeremy Corbyn that would give voters the chance to remain in the European Union.
    Business hates the chaos that would accompany the first of those two scenarios. It would prefer Britain to remain in the European Union but has deep misgivings about Corbyn’s tax and nationalization agenda. A new report published Tuesday by the independent Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), an economic research institute, in association with Citigroup, examines the economic consequences of both potential outcomes.”

  5. Update says:

    European Union announces new Brexit deal with UK https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/10/eu-juncker-brexit-deal-agreed-191017094418680.html
    The new agreement – which sets out a revised plan for Northern Ireland, a major stumbling block in the previous deal – must still be formally approved by all of the EU’s member states and ratified by the European and UK Parliaments.
    UK parliament set for Saturday vote on revised withdrawal agreement two weeks before the United Kingdom is scheduled to depart the 28-member bloc on October 31.

    • Close, MARCH says:

      “UK MPs back amendment forcing PM to request Brexit extension : Parliament approves amendment designed to prevent possibility of no-deal departure from the EU on October 31.” https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/10/uk-mps-amendment-forcing-pm-request-brexit-extension-191019132403522.html
      The United Kingdom’s parliament has approved a proposal forcing British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to request a three-month Brexit extension from the European Union.
      MPs on Saturday voted 322 to 306 in favour of the amendment, which was brought forward by former Conservative MP Oliver Letwin and backed by a cross-party alliance of opposition legislators.
      The government had earlier said it would withdraw an anticipated vote on Johnson’s Brexit should Letwin’s proposal recieve parliamentary approval.
      The UK is currently scheduled to leave the EU on October 31, in less than two weeks time. The EU must approve any delay to the existing withdrawal date.

  6. It's a Doozy says:

    “The UK is staggering towards another Brexit cliff edge. A deal has been agreed between Boris Johnson’s government and the European Union, but there’s very little chance that this will be ratified in London before Halloween, the current deadline for the United Kingdom’s departure.
    That date can change, and Brussels may well grant a third extension beyond October 31. This would stop the UK crashing out of the bloc at the end of the month. But it would do nothing to calm the mayhem, nastiness and confusion that has engulfed Westminster for three years.
    Johnson says he will ask for an early election on Monday — the third time in his short premiership that he has made this request. Yet there is no political consensus over when this election should happen. So the UK will keep limping forward, with no one able to break the deadlock or provide any clarity for an exhausted public.” https://edition.cnn.com/2019/10/26/uk/brexit-was-not-meant-to-be-like-this-analysis-intl-gbr/index.html

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