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Thread #165570   Message #4011283
Posted By: DMcG
30-Sep-19 - 06:23 PM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Bizarre comment on Newsnight that the front page of the Times says Johnson wants to ask Brussels to rule out no deal in exchange for a promise from him to get a deal through Parliament.

That makes no sense whatsoever.

1. No one feels inclined to take the PM at his word in the first place.

2. He would be promising something that is not in his remit: Parliament will decide whether a deal is acceptable and he has no majority to ensure they would.

3. No one has actually defined what this deal is.

4. ... and in particular whether it meets the EU requirements.

And one of the Tory panel - because it is at the conference - said he thought it a promising way forward.