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It will all be over by Christmas

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Duke of York, Nov 27, 2018.

  1. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter


    "The High Court will rule as early as Christmas whether Brexit should be declared “void”, in a legal case given a turbo-boost by the criminal investigation into Leave funder Arron Banks.

    Judges are poised to fast track the potentially explosive challenge, after Theresa May’s refusal to act on the growing evidence of illegality in the 2016 referendum campaign, The Independent can reveal.

    Lawyers describe that failure as “absolutely extraordinary” – given the National Crime Agency’s (NCA) probe into suspicions of “multiple” criminal offences committed by Mr Banks and the Leave.EU campaign."

    It's a laugh a minute, this Brexit lark, ain't it?
  2. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    If you're not British, yes!
    Nanook_rubs_it and Geoff Thomas like this.
  3. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    Where's yer Dunkirk spirit? Have we started rescuing British Nationals from the clutches of Johnny Foreigner yet? Get the Victory out of dry dock and go and show 'em a thing or two, they'll probably give in after the first broadside!
    Nanook_rubs_it and dleaf12 like this.
  4. dleaf12

    dleaf12 Lead commenter


    Hang on! - Quick get some Polish plumbers in to fix the dry-dock pipework before its too late for them to cross LeChannel
  5. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    I doubt that the EU would care if a UK referendum was declared void. They would say that the UK parliament voted to trigger Article 50, and triggered it now is.
  6. Photo51

    Photo51 Established commenter

    Would that void the decision by Parliament to leave?
  7. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    That remains to be seen. If the High Court decides that Brexit should be declared void, I can see quite a few Tories losing their deposits at the next election, so even if we still have to leave, it will be a result worth having.

    The NHS will be needing that £350m a week to treat Brexiters for the apoplectic fits they'll be having.
    monicabilongame likes this.
  8. dleaf12

    dleaf12 Lead commenter

    Legally no, parliament is sovereign. BUT. (as Sir Humphrey might put it) It would be a terminally courageous politician who imposed such a momentous change based on a "stolen" referendum result.

    As for the EU, the ECJ is right now considering the case of whether the UK can unilaterally take back its Article 50 trigger, or whether the rest of the EU need to agree as well. Jean Claude Juncker recently appeared to say we just need a second UK letter saying wtef "Further to our recent letter, please disregard it, we take it all back".

    Then we sit back and watch as we become the laughing stock of the world.
  9. Geoff Thomas

    Geoff Thomas Star commenter

    Ivar - I think @lexus300 has hacked your account.
  10. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    There isn't a smiley thing for "irony".
    Geoff Thomas likes this.
  11. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

    We already are
    bombaysapphire likes this.
  12. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    The ultimate irony, would be if the High Court annulled the referendum result and the leavers appealed to the ECJ to have that decision overturned. How ridiculous would that be?

    Brexit: the gift to comedy that never stops giving.
  13. dumpty

    dumpty Star commenter

    As @florian gassmann points out, parliament triggered A.50 and it did not have to, nor did it have to because of the referendum, seeing as it was advisory.

    The referendum not being legally binding and the impossible task of proving how many votes Aaron Banks influenced directly, makes this a tough one to declare the result as void.

    Since then parliament has agreed all the laws and acts necessary.

    We shall see but the rather lacklustre coverage of this (compared to Miller's court battle) tends to indicate the journalists are not too excited about it.
  14. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    I suppose we could send over HMS Belfast instead, as its made of iron, it would be ... well ... irony.
  15. Photo51

    Photo51 Established commenter

    Are you sure? I thought these cruisers were steel hulled.
  16. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    Oh the irony!
  17. Photo51

    Photo51 Established commenter

    Is that you, Alanis?

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