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PM May wins no-confidence vote; calls on all parties to work constructively to forward Brexit

Thursday, January 17th 2019 - 07:31 UTC
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Theresa May has called on MPs to “put self-interest aside” and “work constructively together” to find a way forward for Brexit. Earlier, the prime minister won a vote of no confidence by 325 to 306, as rebel Tory MPs and the DUP backed her to stay in No 10. But just 24 hours before, both groups ensured her Brexit plan was voted down. Read full article


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  • Chicureo

    Interesting essay on the Gates of Vienna blog concerning the current state of affairs in Great Britain:

    “And so, they are doing it, and are taking the first steps to herd We the People of the UK down the road to perdition. There is no surprise here, because this parliament is the most wretched collection of mendacious self-servers, unconvicted criminals, freeloaders, sexual deviants and morally destitute poseurs assembled in the Palace of Westminster since 1653, and it is no longer material which way or how they vote, abstain, waffle, equivocate, and delay.”

    To steal a bit from Lewis Carroll, with a a few minor corrections:

    “The time has come,” the [Eurocrat] Walrus said,
    “To talk of many things:
    Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax--
    Of cabbages--and kings--
    And why the sea is boiling hot--
    And whether pigs have wings.”

    “But wait a bit,” the [British] Oysters cried,
    “Before we have our chat;
    For some of us are out of breath,
    And all of us are fat!”
    “No hurry!” said the [Eurocrat] Carpenter.
    They thanked him much for that.

    Jan 17th, 2019 - 03:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
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  • Chicureo

    I see that Boris Johnson has ripped into Theresa May today as he kickstarts his campaign. Any observations?

    Jan 18th, 2019 - 11:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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