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Re the briefing that D St’s preference is to hold a GE rather than try to use a short extension to pass the Bill. Since the outcome of a GE is uncertain, it makes sense for the EU to offer a much longer extension to avoid wasting time in January
(Source - Man on Column)
Maybe those who told us Johnson would ‘pull’ the bill Will now begin to develop a proper scepticism about the fact-free confections peddled by so-called ‘senior sources’ in No 10...and start to do their job of finding out and telling us the truth
Ian Lavery, Lab party chairman, told me tonight that they would vote for an election when an extension agreed (“no deal taken off the table” in his language). With Lib Dem’s and SNP also indicating they’d vote for it, is anyone busy on December 12?
Following PM @BorisJohnson’s decision to pause the process of ratification of the Withdrawal Agreement, and in order to avoid a no-deal #Brexit, I will recommend the EU27 accept the UK request for an extension. For this I will propose a written procedure.
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The Prime Minister has lost my respect. Instead of owning his decision to capitulate on Northern Ireland to get his deal through in a hurry, he is implying that none of us can read the detail. It creates a border in the Irish Sea and the @duponline will not support it.
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2nd Reading goes FOR the Government
Roughly 330 to 300
Programme Motion (the crucial one, and the second Division) will go AGAINST the Government
319 to 309 is my prediction
There is, obviously, only one way to really make it stop.
“They are relying on Labour votes to get it through.”
A ‘senior Downing Street source’ has told me that the moon is, in fact, made of cheese.
Can you see the problem yet?
17.4 million people voted for Brexits. Only *one* Brexit is possible. If we don't recognise the logical necessity of a referendum after that single possible Brexit has been fully described, we will regret it for years.
The desperation to avoid fully describing *it* says it all.
Some MPs read these tweets, and some read these tweets who know MPs
In 2017 there was a foolhardy vote to allow PM to make A50 notification without preparation
Caused so many problems since
The programme motion tonight is just as consequential
Please don't make same mistake