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Johnson says it is up to EU on Brexit delay after parliament rejects swift decision

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By William James, Kylie MacLellan and Elizabeth Piper

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If I ran my affairs similarly to the Westminster Parliament I would be destitute...

7 ( +10 / -3 )

They sure pack them in tight in there...maybe time to get a bigger room.

2 ( +4 / -2 )

The best part about Brexit is discovering and watching John Bercow do his thing.

The man is seriously the most entertaining politician on either side of the pond.

ORDERRRRRRRRRR

0 ( +5 / -5 )

All of them earn over £300,000 a year. For sitting, listening, gossiping, talking, murmuring, even eating, sometimes slamming, laughing and mostly joking. Where's the real work? Perhaps those are. How parliament!

-5 ( +5 / -10 )

Oar da! Oar da!

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All of them earn over £300,000 a year.

No they don't. The basic annual salary for an MP from 1 April 2019 is £79,468.

Here: https://www.parliament.uk/about/mps-and-lords/members/pay-mps/

10 ( +11 / -1 )

As with everything about the west, an utter joke.

Man I have heard some broad statements in my life, but this one takes the cake. How on earth do you jump from story 1 (Brexit issues) to concluding everything in the west is a joke?

5 ( +6 / -1 )

While BoJo waits for Brexit, America wants Prexit for Bozo.

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Extend until 31 January 2020, after that extend again, and again .....

How much more time, how much more patience is needed.

I'd say 31 October is the deadline and that's it!

0 ( +5 / -5 )

To leave or not to leave, that is the question.

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How much more time, how much more patience is needed.

As much as it takes, no less, no more.

-3 ( +3 / -6 )

Johnson wanted the debate on the bill to be shorter than the time given to discuss the Wild Animals in Circuses Act 2019. That bills affects a total of 19 animals.

The only person who needs to have this decided in haste with no scrutiny and no amendments is the foolish one who has been going around saying "October 31, Do or die!"

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Its a bad deal and Boris is desperate to get it passed the commons before this become clear.

His argument for getting it through is trust me, a man who tried to close parliament down for 5 weeks and last week threw his allies the DUP under the Brexit bus.

Now he is threatening to withdraw the bill and go on strike if anyone objects or amends it.

You can't make this stuff up its too ridiculous.

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"It's 2142, the UK prime minister is going to deliver his delay request to the EU, nobody knows how it started but the tradition is kept alive..."

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

I'd say 31 October is the deadline and that's it!

What do you mean, "you'd say"? The PM can't just turn off democracy in the UK, no matter how much he wants to.

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Brexit is no slam-dunk, but rather a masochistic exercise in self-harm, a British variation of the "Chinese" water torture", drop by drop, or like the old "death by a thousand cuts". The next phase will inevitably require further torment in a nasty general election, followed by a noisy referendum campaign. In the unlikely event of Brexit 2, this would mean the Tories, (who else?), supping from a poison chalice. The resulting economic chaos and social unrest would eventually force the chastened Brexity McBrexitfaced xenophobes to beg the EU to allow the UK back into the European family of nations toute de suite. In the long meantime, keep a ready supply of popcorn on hand.

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The Brexit will do nothing to stop the flow of illegal immigrants. Today, British police found 39 bodies in an Essex lorry (truck) container. The driver was arrested.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

That's what BJ said last week, and the week before that, and the week before that...

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

Brexit and migration are two completely separate issues.

The spectre of mass migration is another Brexit myth peddled to disenfranchise a 2016 majority that had the gall to vote to leave.

The issue here is leadership or the lack of it, on both sides of the House of Commons.

One point is clear German political influence is overwhelming in EU commission affairs.

Germany’s economic affairs minister Peter Altmaier statement that ‘it goes without saying’ a Brexit extension would be granted underlines the fact. The European Union is not and never will be a Union of equals.

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A General Election, the people must decide and have at least a modicum of trust in who makes these crucial mandated decisions.

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The year is 2192. The British Prime Minister visits Brussels to ask for an extension of the Brexit deadline. No one remembers where this tradition originated, but every year it attracts many tourists from all over the world.

— Julian Popov (@julianpopov) October 19, 2019

A cut a paste from Politico EU lol

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It would really have been a lot simpler to exit and then renegotiate entrance/relations again. Yes, that would have involved a "temporary" hard-border between N & S of Ireland, but that in itself should add to motivation for the Parties involved to make a deal happen, rather than procrastinate.

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It’s been three years since the Brexit vote. Democracy delayed is Democracy denied.

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Under the Good Friday Agreement there can be no borders between the North and South of Ireland.

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Democracy delayed is Democracy denied.

It's not been delayed at all. It's been actively worked upon for three years.

Trying to rush something like this just shows the worry of the leavers that the democratic process will show that the people don't actually want to leave.

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