The Brexit process is in turmoil!
Michael Dougan, Professor of European Law at University of Liverpool, and renowned for his incisive and penetrating analysis,
offers insights on the current state of Brexit on
5 December 2018 in Stoke-on-Trent.
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Theresa May summoned her cabinet to an emergency meeting on Wednesday afternoon to sign off her long awaited final Brexit deal, prompting hard Brexit Tories to call for senior ministers to stand up and block it.
The former Brexit secretary, David Davis, who stepped down from the government because he felt unable to support May’s Chequers proposals, has echoed many of his more hardline pro-Brexit colleagues, saying:
This is the moment of truth. This is the fork in the road. Do we pursue a future as an independent nation or accept EU domination, imprisonment in the customs union and second class status?
Cabinet and all Conservative MPs should stand up, be counted and say no to this capitulation.
My colleague, Peter Walker, is tweeting from a second referendum rally in Westminster he describes as “half rock concert half evangelical church meeting”.
Positively evangelical scenes here at Westminster central hall where the massed forces of People’s Vote & Best for Britain - ie the remainiac ultras - have gathered a *big* crowd to call for a second referendum. pic.twitter.com/DwKEkkJC1i
We are promised speeches from the usual MPs you might expect, plus new remain hero Jo Johnson and an unnamed “special guest”. Gina Miller? Who knows.
Either way, it’s a very big crowd for a political event on a Tuesday. Yes, we’re in central London, which is strongly remain, but it’s a sizeable hall and is totally packed. Including the balconies.
The huge slogans and the white T-shirted faithful sat like a choir on the stage does give the event the slight feel of a revivalist church meeting. pic.twitter.com/lIFKivwR39
In reply to my tweets about this remain-fest, one disgruntled Brexiter has replied that those attending can all “emigrate to Brussels” if they want, a sentiment which I fear misses a key point about Brexit.
This rally for a second referendum is half rock concert half evangelical church meeting. Very high production values. pic.twitter.com/PWsV4Gi2bi
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