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Re: Brexit.
« Reply #8250 on: September 09, 2019, 09:16:49 AM »
The NI-only backstop appears to be back in play. Both Faisal Islam and Jamie Bryson have commented this evening.

Highly respected commentator so it must be true!

"Loyalist Blogger" I think is the correct term!!

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Re: Brexit.
« Reply #8251 on: September 09, 2019, 12:43:16 PM »
Bozo came, talked sh1te and fecked off home again.
Seems he has loads of proposals.....

But he's keeping them to himself.
1 BIG CUP and 1 Cupeen so far....

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Re: Brexit.
« Reply #8252 on: September 09, 2019, 01:41:00 PM »
t_mac. No need for the edit. The more slapping the better
Careful now

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Re: Brexit.
« Reply #8253 on: September 09, 2019, 03:48:41 PM »
The NI-only backstop appears to be back in play. Both Faisal Islam and Jamie Bryson have commented this evening.
Privately a relief to the DUP I would think. They can denounce it and play the Union card still get the economic benefits of a foot in both camps.

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Re: Brexit.
« Reply #8254 on: September 09, 2019, 04:00:11 PM »
John Bercow has announced he will stand down as Commons speaker on 31 October at the latest.

On the verge of tears, the Buckingham MP said he had been the "backbenchers' backstop" during his ten years in the top job.

He added serving had been "the greatest honour of my professional life".
 
Watched by his wife Sally from the gallery, Mr Bercow said he would stay in post until Brexit day at the latest because it was the "least disruptive" timetable.

Thanking MPs - mostly from the opposition benches - as they rose to applaud his speech, he told them: "You really are a very, very generous bunch."

"I wish my successor the very best fortune in standing up for the rights of MPs individually and for parliament institutionally," he added.

Only a handful of Tory MPs stood to applaud Speaker John Bercow

Michael Gove, a long-serving cabinet minister and chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, paid tribute to Mr Bercow's "unwavering" commitment to his principles and constituents.


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Re: Brexit.
« Reply #8255 on: September 09, 2019, 04:10:30 PM »
Deserves credit alone for allegedly calling Andrea Leadsom a stupid woman.

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Re: Brexit.
« Reply #8256 on: September 09, 2019, 05:31:51 PM »
Bercow giving it socks now, clearly going to make the most of what little time he has left. 

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« Reply #8257 on: September 09, 2019, 06:33:46 PM »
Bercow is one of the fairest and firmest speakers I've seen. Defended the authority of the house to the end. I wonder if they found a bit of dirt on him and threatened him. When he got his ovation I noticed not many sour-faced Tory frontbenchers clapping, to say nothing of standing up.

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Re: Brexit.
« Reply #8258 on: September 10, 2019, 05:57:29 PM »
Lookit

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Re: Brexit.
« Reply #8259 on: September 10, 2019, 06:47:48 PM »

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Re: Brexit.
« Reply #8260 on: September 10, 2019, 06:56:16 PM »
Dodds and Foster walked away from No. 10 without comment .
1 BIG CUP and 1 Cupeen so far....

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Re: Brexit.
« Reply #8261 on: September 10, 2019, 07:40:55 PM »
Apparently building the bridge between Scotland and the north is back on the agenda from Boris Johnson. Seems insane but we live in crazy times.   

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Re: Brexit.
« Reply #8262 on: September 10, 2019, 07:51:08 PM »
Apparently building the bridge between Scotland and the north is back on the agenda from Boris Johnson. Seems insane but we live in crazy times.
Why on earth are talks being held with the DUP right now? Even with the current confidence & supply agreement they're still more than 40 short of a governing majority in the House of Commons.
Fighting against ignorance on the internet since 1999. It's just taking longer than I hoped.

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Re: Brexit.
« Reply #8263 on: September 10, 2019, 09:49:19 PM »
Apparently building the bridge between Scotland and the north is back on the agenda from Boris Johnson. Seems insane but we live in crazy times.

I read that the DUP like this because it would obviate the need for a border in the Irish sea.  But wouldn't that just mean the border would have to be at the other end of the bridge, in Scotland?  How would that be better from the DUP perspective?

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Re: Brexit.
« Reply #8264 on: September 10, 2019, 09:56:10 PM »
Not a mission this bridge will even go to planning. Christ imagine the cost!! Irish sea full of bombs, the depth of towers needed and weather to name but a few issues