Moran Disowns Lib Dems’ Revoke Article 50 Policy

Guido readers may be surprised to learn that both Labour and LibDems still have leadership elections going on throughout the Coronavirus outbreak – albeit with only one candidate properly participating in the latter’s. Layla Moran’s latest stance is that the party’s 2019 pledge to revoke Article 50 without a referendum should they form a government “lost the trust of voters”; and that hyping Jo Swinson’s chances of being the next Prime Minister was not credible. If Layla followed Guido she’d have know this months ago…

Moran claims that the LibDems’ national image is “broken” as a result of the policies she argued for – and for which she was booed for pushing on Question Time – and she is now the right person to take the party forwards. The LibDems would be mad to elect her, which gives her a very strong chance…

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Foreign Actors Hijack Article 50 Petition With Fake Signatures

A petition backed by all of the faces who had been pretending to care about holding another referendum for the sake of ‘democracy’ have been sharing a new petition entitled ‘Revoke Article 50 and remain in the EU.’ They’re not even bothering to pretend to be democrats any more…

The petition saw a suspicious jump in signatures last night, with blatantly fake signatures arising everywhere from Russia, to Afghanistan, to North Korea. Tens of thousands of signatures have also come from EU states including Jean Claude Juncker’s tiny Luxembourg…

Signatures have even come from non-country ‘Western Sahara’, and Vatican City. Remainers are using sham numbers, dodgy foreign actors, and disinformation… where is Carole when you need her…

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May To Ask For ‘Short’ Article 50 Extension

Theresa May will write to the EU Council today asking for a ‘short’ extension to the Article 50 withdrawal process up until June. There is little reason to expect that the EU will deny her request. The Prime Minister reportedly rowed back on her threat of a long extension she posed last week as a result of threats of Cabinet resignations led by Andrea Leadsom’s Eurosceptic ‘Pizza Club’ group. Although the Prime Minister hasn’t ruled out extending the process yet again if nothing is agreed in the next three months…

Education Secretary Damian Hinds revealed this morning that, in yet another extraordinary act of kicking the can down the road, the Government may not bring the third Meaningful Vote to Parliament next week after all, potentially pushing the vote into the extension period. It’s so unlike Theresa May to continue to delay things even further…

There is a massive majority in Parliament against No Deal. MPs will force the Prime Minister into continually extending the process until a deal is passed (with the real possibility of an even softer one than May’s current offer) or a second referendum is held. Brexiteers in Parliament have been forced into a horrible position…

mdi-timer 20 March 2019 @ 08:07 20 Mar 2019 @ 08:07 mdi-twitter mdi-facebook mdi-whatsapp mdi-telegram mdi-linkedin mdi-email mdi-comment View Comments
ECJ Ruling Does Not Let UK ‘Unilaterally’ Revoke Article 50

Remainers have predictably been salivating all over the ECJ’s ruling this morning that the UK can “unilaterally” revoke Article 50. The notoriously slow-moving EU Court discovered a remarkable turn of speed to deliver their judgement just in time for it to land one day before the crucial parliamentary vote in the UK. Definitely not a political court…

There’s just one problem – it’s not what the judgement actually says:

“…the revocation of the notification of the intention to withdraw must, first, be submitted in writing to the European Council and, secondly, be unequivocal and unconditional…”

So it is not as simple as the UK simply telling the European Council it wants to withdraw Article 50 – the EU specifically reserves the power to rule on whether the UK’s notification is truly “unequivocal and unconditional”. Guido isn’t aware of any definitions of “unilateral” which include having to explicitly gain the approval of someone else. As ever, the ECJ marks its own homework to ensure that it always has the ultimate say over anything a member state can do…

The bottom line is that Article 50 is not going to be withdrawn unless there is a government in place that is prepared to table an Act of Parliament to unequivocally revoke it, and a Parliament that is prepared to vote this through. Even in today’s heavily Remainer-loaded Parliament, this is simply not going to happen…

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May Guarantees Rights of EU Citizens From Article 50 Date

Back in February Guido told you Theresa May was considering Article 50 day as the cut-off date for EU citizens’ right to remain in the country. Well, tonight May has announced that the 3 million EU citizens in Britain on Article 50 day, March 29, can stay with access to schools, hospitals etc. The final cut off date has been left open and could be any date up to the point Britain leaves the EU, meaning it is on the table pending the rest of the negotiations. But any EU citizen here on Article 50 has the right to remain. An open and generous offer…

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Article 50 Triggered

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