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    Brexit vote

    PM looses vote 202 to 432. Biggest defeat since 1920’s. Confidence vote tomorrow. If gov looses that, May resigns and Gen election will follow. What a shambles?!
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    So, basically, Democracy goes out the window where democracy is supposed to be the rule.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill the Cat View Post
    So, basically, Democracy goes out the window where democracy is supposed to be the rule.
    This was the 'meaningful vote' on the Withdrawal Agreement. No country has exited the EU before so it's bound to be tricky. Brexit will happen but exactly how is yet to be decided ... unless it all goes off the rails.
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    Quote Originally Posted by firstfloor View Post
    This was the 'meaningful vote' on the Withdrawal Agreement. No country has exited the EU before so it's bound to be tricky. Brexit will happen but exactly how is yet to be decided ... unless it all goes off the rails.
    So, in the founding documents for the EU, there was no provision for any country to exit?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    So, in the founding documents for the EU, there was no provision for any country to exit?
    I think one of the problems is that the UK wants to participate in the EU market place without restrictions, but doesn't want to belong to the EU.

    They want their cake and eat it too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    I think one of the problems is that the UK wants to participate in the EU market place without restrictions, but doesn't want to belong to the EU.

    They want their cake and eat it too.
    That's pretty much it, yeah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    I think one of the problems is that the UK wants to participate in the EU market place without restrictions, but doesn't want to belong to the EU.

    They want their cake and eat it too.
    At least that's what the politicians seem to want. What do the people want?
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    So exactly what was in the deal that they rejected?

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    Quote Originally Posted by firstfloor View Post
    PM looses vote 202 to 432. Biggest defeat since 1920’s. Confidence vote tomorrow. If gov looses that, May resigns and Gen election will follow. What a shambles?!
    My impression is that the British want to leave, but not on the EU's terms.

    Do you think this will come to a "no agreement" exit?
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