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Brexit creates power vacuum at heart of Britain's government

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Too late, otherworldly. As an ex-pat I am now ashamed to say where I am from.

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I agree Ah_so, precise and clearly stated.

This parliament still suffers from acute cake, cherry, and eat it syndrome, the multiple choice option has little relevance and conflicts with articles contained within the Lisbon Treaty...

A EU member state has to accept and comply with all legislative, regulative structures defined clearly in the Lisbon treaty. There is no room for political or economic manoeuvring.

If the UK government wants to pursue a customs union and or access to the single market, the UK government will have to comply with the same rules and regulations, under the jurisdiction of the ECJ, in compliance with the guarantee of the free movement of goods, capital, services, and people.

No if's or but's.

However the proposal to agree a permanent customs union with the EU, as presented in a number of today indicative votes ties present and future UK governments, without any say in how those future rules and regulations are applied.

So there literally no room for interpretation.

If the UK Government, Parliament wants to have access to both the single market/customs union revoke Article 50, and remain a member state.

If not that make a clean break and leave.

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The entire Paramilitary establishment must take full responsibilityl, decisive urgent action is sorely demanded!

With respect, there's been enough paramilitary activity (from both Nationalists and Loyalists) in the UK and in Ireland for far too many years.

We don't want to be burying our brothers and sisters because of a new chapter of bloodshed, one which can easily be avoided.

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The entire Paramilitary establishment must take full responsibilityl, decisive urgent action is sorely demanded! The choice is between remaining a full European Union member state, or a full clean break.

No half measures, no a little bit of this or a little bit of that, no one foot in the other foot out no soft or hard,

Simply in or out.

No more kicking the can. humming and harring.

The House of Common, down to the last member must expect the consequences of there actions. As with that responsibility UK electorate will hold those members politically and democratically accountable.

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Brexit creates power vacuum at heart of Britain's government

This is what "taking back control" looks like.

Time to call the whole thing off.

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The choice is between remaining a full European Union member state, or a full clean break.

It is possible but only because the Parliament cannot agree what it wants. However, very few want to leave with no deal at all, either in Parliament or the population more widely, so I would not see 'no see deal' as a positive thing.

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Yes truly toe curling oversight, eye wincing, should read parliamentary, I don't use auto correction so I have no excuse. It sloppy lack of attention to detail. I can only offer sincere apologies. Brain in neutral

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Can you imagine this: A passenger with life-vest of the stricken and sinking "SS Taitanic", he/she pointing a knife to the captain of the ship:' Hey I want my fees back! Otherwise I am not going to leave the ship! '

This is UK today!

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In the next two weeks, British Prime Minister Theresa May will lead the UK through domestic and international negotiations that will decide the fate of Brexit and determine the future of generations. Her task, as it's been for almost three years, is to bridge the increasingly bitter divide that separates those who want to sever links with the EU and those who want to keep the ties that have bound Britain to the bloc for almost 50 years.

"In any other circumstance, they would have rolled her by now, either formally or informally," said Tim Bale, a professor of politics at Queen Mary University of London. "She's the default because no one else wants the job."

In spite of a national vote to leave, it appears that many MP's have been undermining the will of the people, and dragging out this Brexit fiasco.

I also find it interesting that no one has been rushing forward to take Theresa May's place. People have called for her to step down, but there is no one willing to step up.

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In the next two weeks, British Prime Minister Theresa May will lead the UK through domestic and international negotiations that will decide the fate of Brexit and determine the future of generations. Her task, as it's been for almost three years, is to bridge the increasingly bitter divide that separates those who want to sever links with the EU and those who want to keep the ties that have bound Britain to the bloc for almost 50 years.

Nah, May's task has been to stop Brexit. So far so good.

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Just get out!! Do it already or the U.K. will be the laughing stock of the world!

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