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    David Atkinson
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    ……………….. must not be suspended/stopped under any circumstances”

    will be debated by Parliament on 4 February 2019.

     

    The petition reads,

    The full details are well known to everyone and the media has covered it fully. The British people MUST be given the Brexit they voted for and anything else is not acceptable to the British public. ARTICLE 50 must not under any circumstances be hindered/suspended/stopped for any reason whatsoever. The time is here to take action as there has been excessive feet dragging/delaying tactics by those opposed to Brexit.

     

    On 29th January 2019 the Government responded saying,

    “The Government’s policy is not to revoke the Article 50 notice. The British people gave a clear instruction to leave and we are delivering on that instruction.

    In 2016, almost three quarters of the electorate took part in the referendum and 17.4 million people voted to leave the European Union. This is the highest number of votes cast for anything in UK electoral history and the biggest democratic mandate for a course of action ever directed at any UK Government.

    In 2017’s General Election, over 80% of people then also voted for parties committing to respect the result of the referendum – it was the stated policy of both major parties that the decision of the people would be respected. The Government is clear that it is now its duty to implement the will expressed by the electorate in the referendum.

    The British people must be able to trust in its Government both to effect their will, and to deliver the best outcome for them. As the Prime Minister has said: “This is about more than the decision to leave the EU; it is about whether the public can trust their politicians to put in place the decision they took.” We recognise that to do otherwise would be to undermine the decision of the British people, and to disrespect the powerful democratic values of this country and this Government.

    To revoke the Article 50 notice would go against the referendum result and is not a course of action the Government feels we should take. The Government continues to be committed to delivering on the instruction given to us by the British people; working to overcome the challenges and seize the opportunities this brings to deliver an outcome which betters the lives of British people – whether they voted to Leave or to Remain.

    In doing so, we will honour the mandate of the British people and leave the European Union in a way which benefits every part of our United Kingdom and every citizen of our country.

    Whilst we note the judgment in the recent Wightman litigation, the Government’s policy is not to revoke the Article 50 notice.”

    Department for Exiting the European Union

     

     

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    David
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    Jeremy Hunt has just stated today that it is very likely that the leave date will be extended.

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    James Lemonnier
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    Why should it be ?

    If Parliament accepts a ‘no deal’, on the basis of the lost amendments the other evening  then the original date should be attainable.

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    jonnie
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    Yes  – those 3,500 troops are now on standby to deal with any ‘situations’ – wtf can go wrong?

     

     

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    Michael Gibson
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    What I can’t understand is how those asking for “no deal” to be taken off the table think that’s possible, since that state will come into play automatically in the absence of a deal.

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    jonnie
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    If ‘no deal’ is taken off the table and no deal is agreed then Brexit doesn’t happen and Art 50 is revoked.

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    Michael Gibson
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    Wishful thinking, I’m afraid. If nothing’s agreed by 29th March, or a later date if an extension is requested and granted, then the UK will leave without a deal. That could only be avoided if Parliament were to vote for Article 50 to be revoked.

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    David
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    Thought i heard yesterday that the UK Government has delayed(yet again) the vote in the commons on the Brexit deal,next scheduled date will be 12th March.Haven,t seen much about it on the news though!

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    Diddlysquat
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    Logic dictates that a no to a no deal, no agreement on May’s deal and a refusal by the EU 27 to an article fifty extension, can only mean a withdrawal of article fifty.

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    caxton
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    Can you say “logic” and “May” in the same sentence?

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    Michael Gibson
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    Logic dictates that a no to a no deal, no agreement on May’s deal and a refusal by the EU 27 to an article fifty extension, can only mean a withdrawal of article fifty.

    On the contrary, by definition failure to reach agreement, coupled with a refusal by the EU to grant an extension beyond March 29th,  means leaving without a deal. Article 50 could only be revoked by Parliament, and it would have to vote to do so before that date is reached.

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    David
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    Shall we just forget the whole thing and never speak about it again?

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    Diddlysquat
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    Obviously if Parliament won’t allow the UK to leave without a deal, then Parliament would vote to withdraw article fifty, but they won’t need to because May’s deal will eventually get voted through. What happens at the end if the transitional period when there’s no trade deal sorted I’ve absolutely no idea.

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