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Old 03-13-2017, 07:07 PM   #1
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Default Brexit bill: Lords pass legislation on leaving EU,

13 March 2017
UK Politics @ BBC..

The House of Lords has passed the Brexit bill, paving the way for the government to trigger Article 50 so the UK can leave the EU.

Peers backed down over the issues of EU residency rights and a meaningful vote on the final Brexit deal after their objections were overturned by MPs.

The bill is expected to receive Royal Assent and become law on Tuesday.

The BBC's Laura Kuenssberg said this would leave Theresa May free to push the button on withdrawal talks.

The prime minister could theoretically invoke Article 50, which formally starts the Brexit process, as early as Tuesday.

However, Downing Street sources have said this will not happen this week and the PM is expected to wait until the end of the month to officially notify the EU of the UK's intention to leave, thus beginning what is expected to be a two-year process. ...
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The EU Withdrawal Bill was passed unamended after peers voted by 274 votes to 118 not to challenge the Commons again over the issue of whether Parliament should have a veto on the terms of exit.

The House of Lords had already agreed not to reinsert guarantees over the status of EU residents in the UK back into the bill after they were rejected by MPs, with the government winning the vote by a margin of 274 votes to 135.

Earlier, the government had comfortably won votes on the issues in the Commons, with only a handful of Tory MPs rebelling.
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Seems like the Scots are going to raise quite a fuss. How do you expect that to play out?
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There will indeed be a fuss when the Scots find the money from England will stop and they have to live on the Euro.

Look up the population of Scotland, and Wales, combined they barely make up half the population of London. They will be basket cases, both of them, if they leave the UK.
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There will indeed be a fuss when the Scots find the money from England will stop and they have to live on the Euro.

Look up the population of Scotland, and Wales, combined they barely make up half the population of London. They will be basket cases, both of them, if they leave the UK.
Scotland depends very heavily on oil, which would be a disaster given the current oil price. Don't know much about Wales or N. Ireland, but neither seems to have much industry or much of a finance sector. Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man have already claimed the mantle of the tax-friendly "offshore" jurisdictions, so not much is left really.

As one person pointed out on a blog, what happens when the Highlanders decide they've had it with the Lowlanders? Do they get to further devolve and then secede from an independent Scotland? What about the Cornish? Northumbria was an independent kingdom one point, too. Etc., etc., etc.
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