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Thursday, October 17, 2019

The UK and the European Union have agreed on a Brexit deal in the final hours of negotiations, keeping alive Prime Minister Boris Johnson's hopes of taking the country out of the bloc on Oct. 31. Announcing the decision Thursday morning, Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the European Commission, said it was a "fair and balanced" agreement.

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Any deal struck between Britain and the EU should be put to voters

The proposed Brexit agreement is quite different to anything advertised at the referendum in 2016

AS WE WENT to press on October 17th Britain's prime minister, Boris Johnson, and Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, announced that a Brexit deal had been reached. Any agreement made in Brussels would still have to be approved by Britain's cantankerous House of Commons, which threw out the deal that was struck late last year and may scupper any future one, too. Nonetheless, the new"and welcome"willingness of both sides to compromise suggests that, whatever happens in the next few days, the odds of a chaotic no-deal exit have lengthened considerably.

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#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2019-10-17 07:34 AM | Reply

We have been to this point before, but the deal was not accepted by Parliament.

Will this time be different?

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-10-17 02:16 PM | Reply

There are reports that there are already enough people who have expressed distaste for a deal like this to kill it.

The Tories don't have enough votes alone so need the Northern Ireland members to make it happen and they have been against this kind of deal. Thus the Tories would need a number of Labor defectors to come over to the Tory side and they have said they won't for this kind of deal in the past.

Thus, the only way this has a chance is if a number of people involved change their minds from prior stated positions.

Possible, but not likely.

#3 | Posted by prius04 at 2019-10-17 02:45 PM | Reply

Will this time be different?

Does it matter?

Come October 31... UK will remove itself from the grip of Brussels. Deal or no Deal...

I believe the Queen has never publicly stated her preference... I can not speak for HRH but I assume she is for Brexit as doing so returns some of the power back to her.

#4 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-10-17 02:59 PM | Reply

@#4 ... Does it matter? ...

Yes.

#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-10-17 03:24 PM | Reply

" I can not speak for HRH but I assume she is for Brexit as doing so returns some of the power back to her.

#4 | POSTED BY PEGASUS AT 2019-10-17 02:59 PM | REPLY | FLAG:"

I seriously doubt that the Queen supports Brexit at this stage. Plans are already being aired in Scotland for a referendum on independence next year and it is likely any deal that the EU accepts with respect to Northern Ireland will lead to increased calls for Irish unification. She is a very traditional monarch - the break up of the UK would be totally abhorrent to her.

#6 | Posted by Foreigner at 2019-10-17 05:16 PM | Reply

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