Parliament to have a say - May backs down

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    So May has backed down now (that didn't take long) and offered Parliament a say before Article 50 is invoked.
    https://www.theguardian.com/politics...-in-parliament

    Not really a surprise given that a number of Tory MPs were demanding it as well as pretty much everyone else in the House.

    We, the people of the United Kingdom, now need to demand that our MPs behave like intelligent people and consider the actual economic consequences of Brexit and a Hard Brexit in particular.

    The referendum was close and the result was heavily influenced by lies peddled by Boris Johnson, Michael Gove, Nigel Farage and others. This cannot be the basis for deciding about Britain's economic future. Nor can the muddled reactionary confusion of about 100 Tory backbenchers decide on such a major thing, or be allowed to dominate a Parliament where there is a huge majority against Brexit.

    We need to stop this madness and return to actual thought processes.
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    Good. The government has absolutely no mandate to push for hard Brexit, they need to consult, debate and work out a sensible solution across the whole Parliament. Let's just hope that actually happens now.
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    (Original post by Dez)
    Good. The government has absolutely no mandate to push for hard Brexit, they need to consult, debate and work out a sensible solution across the whole Parliament. Let's just hope that actually happens now.
    Absolutely. :five:

    Also, the referendum did not mandate government to any particular course, but May and her ministers are behaving as if they have a massive majority mandate for hard withdrawal, which is outrageous gerrymandering of the facts.
 
 
 
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