/John Main to Theresa Might: Give MPs a ‘free vote’ on Brexit

John Main to Theresa Might: Give MPs a ‘free vote’ on Brexit


MPs can have yet one more vote in the event that they like (along with their 2015 vote legalising the EU membership referendum and their 2017 vote to set off article 50). However what goal would it not serve? Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty is evident that the UK leaves the EU by 29 March 2019 on the newest except the EU27 and UK agree in any other case. Even when the UK MPs have been to attempt to renege on the referendum end result, why would the EU27 comply with have the UK stay as an EU member?

Posted on 2/28/18 | 3:54 PM CET


Has this immbecile forgotten in regards to the half he performed within the Maastricht Treaty

Posted on 2/28/18 | 3:57 PM CET


Effectively stated John! A real British patriot along with his nation’s pursuits at coronary heart!

Now I’m ready for the loonies to name him a traitor…

Posted on 2/28/18 | 3:59 PM CET


Steuer… Parliament can nonetheless resolve whether or not to remain in single market or not. The folks weren’t requested.
That is potential with Brexiting.
Frictionless border means Frictionless border as would say Theresa…

Posted on 2/28/18 | 4:02 PM CET

Peter G

Effectively Steu, as a result of Brexiters had some extent. Brexit may even hurt the EU. Nothing just like the harm it’s going to do to Britain thoughts, however it’s going to. And on the entire they might quite not have to show exiter’s of any nativist nationality what the implications are. Principally their job is completed as soon as everyone sees how silly that is.

Posted on 2/28/18 | 4:03 PM CET


Brexiteers campaigners advised voters “no one is threatening our place within the Single Market”.
They now say we now have to go away the SM/CU however the voters all voted to remain within the SM: Leavers and Remainers!
So is UK democracy the desire of the folks or the desire of the loonies led by Boris

Posted on 2/28/18 | 4:09 PM CET


@ Peter G

Even when the EU have been to welcome the heretic UK again into the EU (which I really don’t assume could be a accomplished deal), this nonetheless doesn’t resolve the constitutional subject. The UK Parliament accepted the referendum in 2015 after which acted on the referendum end in 2017. The referendum result’s subsequently not ‘advisory’: it’s a matter of UK legislation and likewise EU legislation for the reason that triggering of article 50.

Posted on 2/28/18 | 4:11 PM CET


@ Antoine

However no main British political social gathering is in search of membership of the EEA. This in any case is a distinct level: John Main is suggesting MPs have an opportunity to maintain the UK within the EU.

Posted on 2/28/18 | 4:13 PM CET


What he fastidiously avoids saying is how deep the divide would run if there was a u-turn. There’s a lot try to speak in regards to the 48% and the stay targeted MPs that the remainers are forgetting about those who voted to go away.

If there was a 2nd referendum, simply how would the politicians reply to the facet that loses?

I additionally discover it “unusual” that there’s a lot continuity of phrasing, “buzz phrases” and nuance made in these speeches by pro-remain, although clearly there is no such thing as a coordinated method to undermine the UK authorities. Maybe it’s time to have an equal Muller inquiry to examine on overseas affect throughout BREXIT? 😉

Posted on 2/28/18 | 4:24 PM CET



UK can do U-turn. All it wants doing and ship a letter to the Fee saying ‘ change of coronary heart’; wish to keep within the EU.
The massive gamers stated it repeatedly:Britain can change its thoughts till March 31, 2019.

After this date, it’s a completely different story as Britain will grow to be a 3rd nation having to barter the whole lot. By the best way, earlier than Brexit date, UK can hold its rebate. After… iyt is misplaced.
Briefly, ought to Britain by 2021 December, 31st resolve to return to the EU fold, the whole lot must be renegotiated and it implies the whole lot so no rebate and it’ll take years.

Posted on 2/28/18 | 4:34 PM CET


brexit is beginning to appear to be suicide

Posted on 2/28/18 | 4:37 PM CET


Main essentially the most incompetent and ineffective PM the UK ever had, needed to drive his social gathering to vote for the EU. There was no free vote then and there is not going to be one now. He ought to get again within the pantry with the curry !

Posted on 2/28/18 | 4:42 PM CET


@ Saintixe

I don’t see any U-turn on the horizon, rebate or no rebate. But when it have been to occur I wager it will be Prime Minster Boris Johnson having the ‘change of coronary heart’.

Posted on 2/28/18 | 4:52 PM CET


In my view, UK’s freedom and sovereignity are nicely earned.
It will be a pity if, all dreamland visions and guarantees, could be nullified.
Worst Case state of affairs could be, Farage as MEP, operating for a second referendum.
And when he will get it, he doesn’t know what to do with it. Similar to earlier than..

Posted on 2/28/18 | 4:59 PM CET



You might be proper… It’s yet one more humiliating climb down for the EU ! And the EUnicorns.

Posted on 2/28/18 | 5:08 PM CET


Main completely fails to acknowledge that he performed a big half in Brexit by signing the Maastricht treaty with out consulting the folks. This pea-eating cretin ought to crawl again to his crypt.

Posted on 2/28/18 | 5:11 PM CET

Europe means peace and love

@Steuersklave…all of the essential eu officers and members states repeated many instances that europe would settle for uk again within the eu !

Posted on 2/28/18 | 5:14 PM CET

Peter Day

Now we have had a authorized referendum and it was voted on and a choice made. These remainers can’t perceive why we should always refuse to have one other one. Effectively, it’s not accomplished by EU requirements, for as they stated to Eire after they voted to go away, No! you bought it improper, vote once more! And so they did!

Posted on 2/28/18 | 5:21 PM CET

Unicorn Farmer

The embarrassment of a political failure making extra sense than our cupboard… however then once more, we’d have Boris for prime minister sooner or later!

Posted on 2/28/18 | 5:21 PM CET


The EU both need and comply with a complete FTA or they don’t. There might be no U-turns or being backed right into a nook. The UK authorities will defend the folks’s democratic resolution and go away the EU. For those who don’t just like the UK method then stroll away.

Posted on 2/28/18 | 5:37 PM CET

Bicus dicus

Now that you’ve got grow to be prime minister I really feel massively assured within the uk.

Posted on 2/28/18 | 5:42 PM CET

Peter G

Proper you might be Steu. Britain dedicated itself to a plan of action and a end result with out the slightest thought of what it will entail and based mostly it on optimistic hypothesis about what the outcomes could be. As video games of hen go it was really spectacular. And right here you might be. An amicable divorce was assumed regardless of the very apparent truth that straightforward self-preservation requires the EU to make being part of the EU a way more precious factor than not being a part of the EU.

Posted on 2/28/18 | 5:50 PM CET


Bravo Dimitri, you simply corrected the spelling of a time period that exists in no language whatsover! Chapeau!

Posted on 2/28/18 | 5:51 PM CET


In a press launch for the “Britain Stronger in Europe” marketing campaign group issued Sunday, Might 29 2016 John Main stated

“There is not going to be one other referendum on Europe. That is it. The choice we tackle June 23 will form our nation, our folks and our livelihoods for generations to return”

I understood this to imply ONE referendum and the VOTERS to DECIDE the result.

It didn’t imply the EU system of as many votes/referendums as potential till the voters provide the proper reply.

Posted on 2/28/18 | 6:08 PM CET

Stefan M

Treeza “What do you consider this slavery enterprise Boris”

Boris “it’s fairly a lark Prime Minister”

Treeza “we should always create extra of them then”.

Rees Mogg “Let the nice instances roll”

Posted on 2/28/18 | 6:19 PM CET


The most important downside is that each one sides look like targeted on the aim of a Brexit the place there is no such thing as a interval of discontinuity between the current interval of stability wherein the UK has been an EU member and a future interval of stability wherein the UK is just not an EU member.

The fact is that insisting on full smoothness within the transition from a pre-Brexit to a post-Brexit world would be the worst method, definitely the UK. Brexit will contain a 5+ 12 months interval of uncertainty, as a result of it will likely be essential to develop new patterns of doing issues, and people patterns can’t be understood earlier than they arrive into existence. It’s counterproductive to fake that the longer term might be an incremental change from the current or that each one the ramifications of the infinite complexity of how Brexit will have an effect on the UK-EU relationship will be predicted prematurely, from an armchair. There might be shocks concerned. A few of them might be anticipated, some is not going to be anticipated, and a few anticipated shocks is not going to occur.

It’s fully foreseeable that one of the best plan of action for the UK could be to agree a minimal take care of the EU and to organize to borrow some huge cash (wartime degree borrowing) to permit for a commercially disruptive Brexit to happen with out the social disruptions that would destroy the UK as a society. One other factor that may be accomplished is to fastidiously study the whole lot the UK does from a Brexit standpoint. For instance, police and different public companies appear to make use of loads of German automobiles. Nissan is a worldwide firm with UK manufacturing services which makes comparable automobiles. Wouldn’t it make sense for the UK so as to add a ‘made in UK’ requirement for automobile procurement? Even when Nissan doesn’t at the moment make each obligatory type of automobile within the UK, it might accomplish that as a result of the corporate already has the mandatory designs and tooling. Alternatively, vehicles might be immediately imported from Nissan in Japan (the place steering wheels are already on the appropriate) with a waiver of import duties. Equally, meals and different necessities at the moment imported from the EU might be supplemented by imports from non-EU international locations so as to handle a rocky Brexit transition interval.

If the UK is ready to comply with a minimal Brexit deal after which handle the uncertainty for the primary 5 years or so post-Brexit, then it will be potential to barter one thing affordable with the EU with out loads of synthetic deadlines.

It’s a mistake to consider Brexit as an issue that may be solved merely by two events sitting at a desk making an attempt to barter an settlement that preserves two mutually unique subsets of the established order.

When change is inevitable the exact nature of the inevitable change normally can’t be predicted with a lot certainty. It’s usually higher to let the change start after which adapt to what’s really occurring quite than to attempt to predict (based mostly on zero data) what may occur after which adapt to the expected change with out realizing how correct the prediction might be.

Posted on 2/28/18 | 6:20 PM CET


@Peter G

“Britain dedicated itself to a plan of action and a end result with out the slightest thought of what it will entail”

You might be fully improper. The federal government is enacting precisely what the voters demanded which is to take again management of our legal guidelines, cash and borders. A standing we fortunately loved in frequent with nearly each different sovereign nation on the planet previous to 1973.

Posted on 2/28/18 | 6:21 PM CET


As Mr Fox along with the tweeter comfortable USA president are getting ready for the nice give away of NHS to the massive American well being corporations the brexitear brigades assault the ex UK pm as unpatriotic!! It appears like in a brexitears thoughts being a patriot is all about shouting on the frogs and krauts and agreeing to be shafted by the yanks 🙂 have enjoyable

Posted on 2/28/18 | 6:22 PM CET


Within the continued verve of true bulldog spirit in its method to negotiations, and in “row of the summer time” style, the UK Dwelling Workplace used right this moment’s distractions to launch yet one more climbdown… they now concede that the EU residents coming into the UK in the course of the transition might be given 5 12 months handed and qualify for settled standing on the finish similar to these arriving earlier than the exit date.

Posted on 2/28/18 | 6:25 PM CET


Individuals really feel that the EU is heading in a route they by no means signed as much as. They resent the interference in our nationwide lifestyle by what they see as unneccessary guidelines and laws. And so they wonderwhat the purpose of all of it is. Individuals additionally really feel that the EU is now heading for a degree of political integration that’s far outdoors Britains consolation zone. They see treaty after treaty altering the steadiness between member states and the EU. It’s time for the British folks to have their say.

Posted on 2/28/18 | 6:42 PM CET


No curiosity in any way.

Posted on 2/28/18 | 7:34 PM CET


Posted on 2/28/18 | 8:17 PM CET


I don’t assume reversal is even potential. 27 international locations must comply with nullify article 50 from UK. And on this case you will be guarantee that you wouldn’t discover

Britain did resolve. After vote with the way it handles folks from EU that did arrive to UK exhibits their perspective in the direction of European nations.

So please. Depart.

You may create your Empire 2.zero if you would like. However you will have to persuade different to affix you. With present perspective I don’t assume so.
You can too begin returning our folks from UK, however don’t worries. They’ll go away as quickly as UK will not be main energy inside EU with affect. After struggle there have been no immigration to UK. Even worse. There have been folks trying to find higher life in Europe and America and exodus was till UK joins EU. AND UK did attempt to be a part of Three instances. 2 instances DeGaulle stated NO with clarification -> They’ll simply make “merde” ) and third time there have been no objection. After that UK did begin to flourish. And did do nicely.
I used to be one who did remorse that UK is leaving because it was very nice to work with folks from UK. They’re nothing like folks with xenophobia in what UK did grow to be. I might actually hate to see that this folks are actually with us with face that they confirmed. European thought is one thing else. Not division, however integration.

Posted on 2/28/18 | 8:18 PM CET



mood mood!



Posted on 2/28/18 | 8:20 PM CET



I’m a pro-immigration leftie.

BLESS!! Stereotypes are evil aren’t they so why do YOU persist to slander folks?

WE are the bulk. YOU are the minority. Even Politico printed on 8% of EU citizen’s wish to federalise. Get used to it. It’s all over europe.

Change your methods (lies. trolling propaganda and slander) or transfer out of the best way.

Posted on 2/28/18 | 8:23 PM CET


*and cease studying the Guardian. It’s for decrease center class admin staff (eg see jobs part) who bought a second class diploma from a second class college and make fourth class feedback…. however consider everybody under them shouldn’t be allowed to vote and neither ought to everybody above them.

Verify the FT (pro-eu), Telegraph (anti-eu) or Instances (centrist) (jobs part=barristers/docs/executives) for individuals who ACUALLY do nicely in life and bought FIRSTS and so on…

Now run alongside again to your slot in life and let the journo’s @ guardian manipulate you to assume it is best to rule the world: dimwit.

Posted on 2/28/18 | 8:28 PM CET