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Re: Article 50
Nov 06, 2016, 02:28
sanshee wrote:
I am not opposed to parliament having its say as such, but some of them have said already they will vote against starting the process regardless, nothing will please them other than the whole thing being scrapped.
Which is outrageous.
David Lammy said that the other day.
Could be we get an early election anyway.

Early election? Maybe, maybe not, as we're still bound by the Fixed Term Parliaments Act 2011, so any no confidence (or equivalent effect) motion needs a vote that is equal to/greater than two thirds of the number of seats in the House. Of course, as the HC affirmed, Parliament is sovereign so it can decide to repeal the FTP Act, or May could wilfully (and perversely) trigger a no confidence motion in her own Govt and hope some of the other parties vote with her party but can either event be guaranteed to happen in the current febrile atmosphere? All political parties will be making some careful assessments at the mo' so who knows (tho' the PLP may go along if it thinks it will get rid of Corbyn)? We live in interesting times. Anyhow, I would recommend looking at the HC judgement in 'Miller' as it's a readable crash course in constitutional law, whether you agree with their conclusions or not - https://www.judiciary.gov.uk/judgments/r-miller-v-secretary-of-state-for-exiting-the-european-union/
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