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Thread #165570   Message #4014946
Posted By: DMcG
23-Oct-19 - 02:15 AM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
The more I reflect on it, the more it appears to me that Parliament approving second reading strengthens the opposition and weakens Johnson. Accidental, I am sure, but that is the effect.

With the exception or referendum or confirmatory vote, every amendment the opposition will bring forward will be to enshrine workers right protections, closer customs union etc: all things that the EU will happily back without further amendment in response. So we are on the route to a much softer Brexit if we continue with the bill. and it will be really difficult to use the "Parliament versus the people" line if Parliament is trying to approve the bill and Johnson is trying to stop them. especially if the Tories have to be fighting against writing protecting workers and environmental rights into the deal.