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Steven Swinford
Here’s difference an 80-strong Tory majority makes Boris Johnson is stripping these concessions out of Brexit bill: * Giving Parliament vote on extending transition * Pariamentary oversight of trade negotiations * ‘Non-regression’ on workers’ rights
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Steven Swinford Dec 17
Replying to @Steven_Swinford
Boris Johnson adding clause to Brexit bill which will ‘legally prohibit’ extension of the transition period beyond December 2020 There will be legal questions as to what this means, given that international treaty he signed facilitates just such an extension But intent is clear
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Mccrackers Dec 17
Replying to @Steven_Swinford
People either willingly or unwillingly voted for a dictatorship. The only consolation, Johnson now owns Brexit wholesale. If it does indeed be as big a mess as predicted, he cannot blame anyone but himself. The media need to highlight that every day.
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Frances Smith Dec 17
If remainers had engaged in a constructive way with brexit they would been able to play a part in this. Having done everything possible to prevent it they have excluded themselves. That's what the voters decided.
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Alonso Gurmendi Dec 17
Replying to @Steven_Swinford
Sadly, there is no counter-argument. Its what people wanted. We are just going to have to go through it and hope people learn. And at least Brexit’s consequences will fall squarely on the tories. It is their mess now
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stevied Dec 17
It was a mess , it's not now.
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The laborious T.R.B Dec 17
Replying to @Steven_Swinford
I thought it was oven ready, this seems like changing the recipe. Tom x
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Burney McWarmfluff Dec 17
If your pie is oven ready, and as you're about to put it in the oven, someone delivers you a nice LeCreuset pie dish and some truffle oil, why wouldn't you tweak things a little. Seems all he's doing is tweaking to his new stronger position.
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HP Dec 17
Replying to @Steven_Swinford
Stripping out Parliamentary oversight Stripping out upholding current workers rights I'm not surprised This is the power of the Executive Why not allow Parliamentary votes if he has a majority At least then there would be a semblance of democracy
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ObiterJ Dec 17
Wouldn't be surprised to see an attempt to amend Commons standing orders. No more taking over the Order Paper ! The Commons just elected will be a rubber stamp.
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Sarah Rosemary Dec 17
Replying to @Steven_Swinford
Can we get a comment from Caroline Flint on workers' rights? In late October, before a key vote, Flint was busy tweeting that she'd received assurances from BJ, that his commitments to were binding.
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