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Westminstenders: Flextension

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RedToothBrush Thu 21-Mar-19 22:37:11

Just wrote an intro and wiped it. So this is as quick as I can sum up.

EU response is extension to 22nd May if May passes her deal by 29th March

Or an unconditional extension to 12 April which could be extended with a plan and understanding to take part in EU elections.

This isn't what may wanted. It gives her less time and leverage

It opens up the possibility of her being ousted as PM in the next couple of days. Graham Brady asked her to quit on Monday. Remain Cabinet ministers are threatening to quit if May whips a vote to support no deal.

The talk is May has indeed flipped to supporting no deal with many think she's pretty much gone full on Colonel Kurtz.

The EU are in effect supporting parliamentary sovereignty and are being incredibly reasonable.

May now has to decide whether to accept.

The whole situation looks explosive and likely that one half of the cabinet or the other are on the brink of walking. And May's power is so shattered.

However she remains the gatekeeper and as it stands if she's hell bent on no deal, it will be extremely difficult for Parliament to prevent that.

tobee Thu 21-Mar-19 22:39:41

Thanks Red smile

LadyGregorysToothbrush Thu 21-Mar-19 22:41:31

The talk is May has indeed flipped to supporting no deal with many think she's pretty much gone full on Colonel Kurtz.

The situation is very serious but this made me snigger grin

SusanWalker Thu 21-Mar-19 22:41:32


SparklySneakers Thu 21-Mar-19 22:41:38

Fuck. Thanks red.

dreichuplands Thu 21-Mar-19 22:42:04

Thank you red

RedToothBrush Thu 21-Mar-19 22:42:09


WaterQuarter Thu 21-Mar-19 22:43:01

flexing my tensions

RedToothBrush Thu 21-Mar-19 22:43:42


WaterQuarter Thu 21-Mar-19 22:44:06

If May barricaded herself into her new bunker and refused to ever come out or open the door again the Mail would say she'd called the EU's bluff.

Hasenstein Thu 21-Mar-19 22:44:09

PMK with usual thanks Red.

Horehound Thu 21-Mar-19 22:45:00


Brexshitfuuuuuuuck Thu 21-Mar-19 22:45:12

Funny how the BBC hasn't mentioned the petition.

RedToothBrush Thu 21-Mar-19 22:45:25

Telegraph. Most interesting front paper of the evening by a long way.

OogieMcBoogie Thu 21-Mar-19 22:45:35

PMK and thanks Red

Lisette1940 Thu 21-Mar-19 22:47:31

Yeah Apocalypse Later

Brexshitfuuuuuuuck Thu 21-Mar-19 22:47:41

What happens if TM resigns or is pushed?Might we not get an ardent hard Brexiter instead?

SparklySneakers Thu 21-Mar-19 22:48:51

@Brexshitfuuuuuuuck the BBC was running the petition story earlier today.

AwdBovril Thu 21-Mar-19 22:48:54

Thanks, Red.

Angeladelight Thu 21-Mar-19 22:49:08

Bloody hell. I thought things were crazy in January. I’m utterly fascinated by the “political” aspect of things. Utterly disgusted with the behaviour of TM. Who knows where we go from here.

golondrina Thu 21-Mar-19 22:49:50


CordeliaEarhart Thu 21-Mar-19 22:49:55

Thanks for the new thread, red.

Whatthefoxgoingon Thu 21-Mar-19 22:50:24

PMK before this thread fills up before I can get back on it grin

SparklySneakers Thu 21-Mar-19 22:50:51

I am feeling very grateful right now for my stockpile. Really feels like we are on the brink now.

TatianaLarina Thu 21-Mar-19 22:51:08

May has been told to go by Graham Brady

Sir Graham Brady, the chairman of the 1922 committee of Tory MPs, visited the Prime Minister in Downing Street on Monday afternoon and made clear that a growing number of Tories believe she has to go.

The visit by Sir Graham to Downing Street on Monday came after he was "bombarded with text messages" by colleagues and urged to confront the Prime Minister with demands that she should quit.

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