/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 objective would it not serve? Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty is obvious that the UK leaves the EU by 29 March 2019 on the newest until the EU27 and UK agree in any other case. Even when the UK MPs had been to attempt to renege on the referendum consequence, why would the EU27 conform to have the UK stay as an EU member?

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


Has this immbecile forgotten concerning the half he performed within the Maastricht Treaty

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


Nicely stated John! A real British patriot together 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 attainable with Brexiting.
Frictionless border means Frictionless border as would say Theresa…

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

Peter G

Nicely Steu, as a result of Brexiters had a degree. Brexit can even hurt the EU. Nothing just like the harm it’ll do to Britain thoughts, however it’ll. And on the entire they might slightly not have to show exiter’s of any nativist nationality what the implications are. Principally their job is completed as soon as all people sees how silly that is.

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


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

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


@ Peter G

Even when the EU had been to welcome the heretic UK again into the EU (which I really don’t suppose can be a carried out deal), this nonetheless doesn’t clear up the constitutional concern. The UK Parliament authorized the referendum in 2015 after which acted on the referendum end in 2017. The referendum result’s due to this fact not ‘advisory’: it’s a matter of UK regulation and likewise EU regulation 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 rigorously avoids saying is how deep the divide would run if there was a u-turn. There’s a lot try to speak concerning the 48% and the stay centered MPs that the remainers are forgetting about people who voted to depart.

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 isn’t a coordinated strategy to undermine the UK authorities. Maybe it’s time to have an equal Muller inquiry to verify on international 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 large 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 develop into a 3rd nation having to barter every thing. By the best way, earlier than Brexit date, UK can preserve its rebate. After… iyt is misplaced.
In brief, ought to Britain by 2021 December, 31st resolve to return to the EU fold, every thing must be renegotiated and it implies every thing so no rebate and it’ll take years.

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


brexit is beginning to seem like 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 won’t 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 had been to occur I guess 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 could be a pity if, all dreamland visions and guarantees, can be nullified.
Worst Case situation can be, Farage as MEP, operating for a second referendum.
And when he will get it, he doesn’t know what to do with it. Identical 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 necessary 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

We’ve got had a authorized referendum and it was voted on and a call made. These remainers can’t perceive why we should always refuse to have one other one. Nicely, it’s not carried out by EU requirements, for as they stated to Eire after they voted to depart, No! you bought it incorrect, 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 would have Boris for prime minister sooner or later!

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


The EU both need and conform to a complete FTA or they don’t. There will likely be no U-turns or being backed right into a nook. The UK authorities will defend the folks’s democratic determination and go away the EU. If you happen to don’t just like the UK strategy then stroll away.

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

Bicus dicus

Now that you’ve got develop into prime minister I really feel massively assured within the uk.

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

Peter G

Proper you’re Steu. Britain dedicated itself to a plan of action and a consequence with out the slightest concept of what it will entail and based mostly it on optimistic hypothesis about what the outcomes can be. As video games of rooster go it was actually spectacular. And right here you’re. An amicable divorce was assumed regardless of the very apparent reality that straightforward self-preservation requires the EU to make being part of the EU a way more worthwhile 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 won’t 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 end result.

It didn’t imply the EU system of as many votes/referendums as attainable 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 drawback is that every one sides look like centered on the objective of a Brexit the place there isn’t 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 could be the worst strategy, actually the UK. Brexit will contain a 5+ 12 months interval of uncertainty, as a result of will probably 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 long run will likely be an incremental change from the current or that every one the ramifications of the infinite complexity of how Brexit will have an effect on the UK-EU relationship might be predicted prematurely, from an armchair. There will likely be shocks concerned. A few of them will likely be anticipated, some won’t be anticipated, and a few anticipated shocks won’t occur.

It’s fully foreseeable that the very best plan of action for the UK can be to agree a minimal cope with the EU and to arrange to borrow some huge cash (wartime stage borrowing) to permit for a commercially disruptive Brexit to happen with out the social disruptions that might destroy the UK as a society. One other factor that may be carried out is to rigorously study every thing the UK does from a Brexit standpoint. For instance, police and different public companies appear to make use of lots of German autos. Nissan is a world firm with UK manufacturing services which makes comparable autos. 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 sort of automobile within the UK, it might accomplish that as a result of the corporate already has the required designs and tooling. Alternatively, vehicles might be immediately imported from Nissan in Japan (the place steering wheels are already on the precise) 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 as a way to handle a rocky Brexit transition interval.

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

It’s a mistake to think about 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 often can’t be predicted with a lot certainty. It’s typically higher to let the change start after which adapt to what’s really taking place slightly than to attempt to predict (based mostly on zero data) what would possibly occur after which adapt to the anticipated change with out realizing how correct the prediction will likely be.

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


@Peter G

“Britain dedicated itself to a plan of action and a consequence with out the slightest concept of what it will entail”

You might be fully incorrect. 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 good give away of NHS to the large American well being corporations the brexitear brigades assault the ex UK pm as unpatriotic!! It appears to be like 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 strategy to negotiations, and in “row of the summer time” trend, the UK House Workplace used at this time’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 will likely 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 path they by no means signed as much as. They resent the interference in our nationwide lifestyle by what they see as unneccessary guidelines and rules. And so they wonderwhat the purpose of all of it is. Individuals additionally really feel that the EU is now heading for a stage of political integration that’s far exterior 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 anyway.

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


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


I don’t suppose reversal is even attainable. 27 international locations have to conform to nullify article 50 from UK. And on this case you might 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 reveals their perspective in direction of European nations.

So please. Depart.

You may create your Empire 2.zero in order for you. However you’ll need to persuade different to hitch you. With present perspective I don’t suppose so.
You too can 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 rationalization -> 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 develop into. I’d actually hate to see that this folks are actually with us with face that they confirmed. European concept 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 acquired a second class diploma from a second class college and make fourth class feedback…. however consider everybody beneath them shouldn’t be allowed to vote and neither ought to everybody above them.

Examine the FT (pro-eu), Telegraph (anti-eu) or Occasions (centrist) (jobs part=barristers/docs/executives) for individuals who ACUALLY do nicely in life and acquired FIRSTS and so forth…

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

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



And also you present your perspective in direction of different folks. With insults.

Its simple to insult others. This additionally present what sort of individual you’re.

Thanks for exhibiting your perspective in direction of completely different folks. Solely reveals and make sure my view on some folks in UK.

However for you I’d recommend visiting psychiatrist. You might be leaping too quick with none want for this. In all probability some good tablets will make you extra “cheap” Till then I’ll pity you.

Posted on 2/28/18 | 9:23 PM CET


And for clarification. I’m not from UK. I’m from EU.

We don’t separate folks on “center class” or “decrease center class”. That is extra territory of UK the place you could have folks separated based mostly on the place they had been born. This isn’t for me. That’s why I didn’t have any curiosity to go in UK once I acquired presents in previous. Now I’ve personal enterprise and I don’t have to journey to UK.

Posted on 2/28/18 | 9:28 PM CET