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Thread #165570 Message #4015085
Posted By: Iains
23-Oct-19 - 04:33 PM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
It would be utterly reckless, considering Johnson's dishonesty, to agree to an election until it is enshrined in law that there can be no no-deal either now or at the end of 2020. There is next to no chance that a trade deal with the EU will be signed off by then, and further extensions to the transition period will definitely be needed. Without a legal assurance that such extensions will be automatic (unless Parliament, not the government, decides otherwise), it would be foolish to allow him his election.
Even a teacher should be aware that no parliament can bind a future government. This makes your arguments somewhat vacuous and totally lacking in merit.