Friday, 4 October 2019

Carts and horses

From the reactions amongst MPs to the proposals which the PM outlined in the Commons yesterday, it looks as though phase 1 of the Brexit process (where the Conservative Party negotiates with itself) will soon come to an end.  Given another week or two, the governing party may well be able to mobilise a majority of MPs behind its proposal.  Once they finally get to that stage – clarity as to what the government and MPs want and are prepared to vote for – it would be quite a sensible time to send a letter to the EU, triggering the start of the Article 50 process.  There’s just one small problem…

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