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Thread #165570   Message #4007677
Posted By: Iains
07-Sep-19 - 09:25 AM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Tory rebels are preparing to take Johnson to court if he doesn not apply for an extension to Brexit on October 9th - I'm sure our populist ranter knows they are wasting their time

VERY GLAD TO SEE YOU USE THE TERM REBELS

Well we have a couple of arguments to be tested:
1)Did the recent bill require Queen's consent
2)Can rebels force the government of the day to submit for Queen's Assent a bill they do not support.

As the rebels like to resort to the courts, perhaps it is time for Boris and the quiet brexiteer majority to use the same tactics.

I suspect the bill was allowed it's untrammelled passage because it contains a fatal flaw that filibustering might have exposed.
There was a reason for rushing the bill through.

No doubt all will be revealed in the fullness of time.

One view below

https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/brexit/2019/09/02/proponents-of-the-new-bill-to-stop-no-deal-face-a-significant-dilemma-over-queens-cons

They say the speaker cannot be challenged but no doubt Erskine May has been fully scrutinised and government lawyers are testing the legality of the speakers pronouncements.

Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures.