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Old 03-08-2019, 10:08 PM
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Originally Posted by fang View Post
A default for which there is no democratic mandate.
You are going to have to explain this.

NKE forgot the EU (Amendment) Act 2008 and obligations under the Treaty of Lisbon which enshrine A50 and the withdrawal in law.

Following this process, the consequence of not being able to agree anything after the two year period is the only thing now keeping the UK in the EU is the consent of other member states. Hence it is the default.

Because of this act and the treaty obligations (and its associated agreed process) once notice was given, leaving without a deal has always been the default purely down to passage of time. Voting against no deal doesn't get us there as the Treaty obligations (and the agreed process) only fall away once the UK leaves. Parliament has to agree on another course of action.

So it's a consequence of Parliament accepting the referendum result, however badly this was explained to the electorate. It is also political hooliganism beyond belief and just plain stupid. However, suggesting there is no democratic mandate is a bit of a stretch.

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