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Now with parliament suspended which a court case has shown Boris (or more possibly his adviser Cummings) was planning this before No 10. said it wasn't being planned - so someone was either lying or misinformed - Boris can ask people to figure some way out for him.

It is traditional for The Speaker to be elected unopposed (well at least by the leading parties). However there was talk of the Conservatives putting a candidate up against him. He is (or was, I guess) a Conservative MP. With the threat of an immediate election looking unlikely unless Boris pulls another trick, John Bercow has decided to stand down. Doing that now means a Speaker will be elected by the current House of Commons rather than a post election one which means it is likely to be someone who is not going to let the government have its own way. One of The Speaker's main jobs is to let backbench MPs have their say which no government likes. He's also chosen the date of October 31st to stand down ... the date of Brexit. He does have an eye for theatre.

The latest is that Boris will try to allow Northern Ireland to stay partly in instead of the whole UK. This will cause all kinds of border problems especially with the terrorists still active. It might work and if does then it is a harder deal than the opposition parties have voted against so effectively it will be a win for the hard right who will still claim it is not hard enough because they have become increasingly bolshie and seem to have a need to hate something. If you had offered it to them 5 years ago they would have thought it was Xmas. Of course the Unionists of Northern Ireland are furious ... but then I don't think any deal would ever satisfy them ... but Boris, considering he has destroyed his own majority so recklessly, is unlikely to care about them.

BTW The government has not won a vote since June.

Meanwhile the Liberals have said they will stay in the EU whatever now while the Labour Party which is trapped by the fact that their membership is strongly Remain, their voters less so and their leader who pretends to be Remain but nobody believes him since he was previously a life long Leaver (but then Boris was a Remainer and only switched because he saw it as a chance to seize power) has said they would negotiate a deal and hold a referendum in which they would mainly campaign against any deal they negotiated. It is not as mad as it seems, but then it seems very mad and is open to easy ridicule by the right wing press - that's not political, the press is factually mainly on the right. This is what happens when you have weak leadership.

 

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I can see this fiasco is keeping you much more entertained that RLC right now BB...😏

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4 minutes ago, nagachilli2 said:

I can see this fiasco is keeping you much more entertained that RLC right now BB...😏

Definitely LOL

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Just now, BBsq69 said:

Definitely LOL

It's hard to believe its actually real life tho, and not just a show...😏

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9 hours ago, nagachilli2 said:

It's hard to believe its actually real life tho, and not just a show...😏

Well Micheal Dobbs who wrote "House of Cards" all those years ago is in The House of Lords and may possibly even believe in No Deal. I just wonder if Boris makes use of his Machiavellian touch. Never watched the American version but do remember Ian Richardson's brilliant performance in the lead role of the original British version.

But really Armando Iannucci ("The Day Today"(*), "The Death of Stalin", "The Thick of It" -> "Veep") could not have made this up.

* But surprisingly not "Brass Eye" which Chris Morris wrote with the "Father Ted" team - now that I didn't know.

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15 hours ago, BBsq69 said:

Well Micheal Dobbs who wrote "House of Cards" all those years ago is in The House of Lords and may possibly even believe in No Deal. I just wonder if Boris makes use of his Machiavellian touch. Never watched the American version but do remember Ian Richardson's brilliant performance in the lead role of the original British version.

But really Armando Iannucci ("The Day Today"(*), "The Death of Stalin", "The Thick of It" -> "Veep") could not have made this up.

* But surprisingly not "Brass Eye" which Chris Morris wrote with the "Father Ted" team - now that I didn't know.

Your in luck--The American version returns 😏

 

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Now that the Scottish High Court has ruled that the proroguing of Parliament was illegal this will really put the cat amongst the pigeons. The Government are going to appeal the decision to the Supreme Court and seem confident they will win but who knows?

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Just now, jjkopite said:

Now that the Scottish High Court has ruled that the proroguing of Parliament was illegal this will really put the cat amongst the pigeons. The Government are going to appeal the decision to the Supreme Court and seem confident they will win but who knows?

Well what would you expect from the scots? most likely following the poison dwarfs orders lool

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1 minute ago, Robwin said:

Well what would you expect from the scots? most likely following the poison dwarfs orders lool

Nope, just the law!

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Just now, jjkopite said:

Nope, just the law!

Depends on how you interpret it after all the first decision in english courts a week earlier was it was legal.

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Different arguments were put forward. 

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Funny how Gordon Brown (another scot) prorogued parliament some years ago also John Major but no one mentions that lol.

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This isn't a political forum that's European Politics. It was supposed to be more an explanation of what's going on. 

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1 minute ago, BBsq69 said:

This isn't a political forum that's European Politics. It was supposed to be more an explanation of what's going on. 

Oh isn't Brexit political then? if it isn't i don't know what is.

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1 hour ago, happyone said:

Your in luck--The American version returns 😏

 

I must confess I did used to watch our version just to see if I could second guess the banker. It wasn't that hard and he mostly got away with murder possibly because the contestants couldn't do the Maths.

One thing is for sure if you asked me who would be the worst celebrity to be in charge of Brexit, Noel Edmonds would be high on the list.

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