Theresa May to face vote of no confidence from Tory MPs

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Theresa May to face vote of no confidence from Tory MPs

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-46535739
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 47,224
    Why does it seem like this was supposed to happen today? Where are the results? It's now passed dinner time in the UK. Are they burning the midnight oil on this one or what? I'm DYING to find out how this vote goes.
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  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 6,393
    PJ_Soul said:
    Why does it seem like this was supposed to happen today? Where are the results? It's now passed dinner time in the UK. Are they burning the midnight oil on this one or what? I'm DYING to find out how this vote goes.
    The results will be available in an hour or so.  It was 49 MPs who pushed for the vote.  May's people seem nervous, according to reports.
  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 6,393
    I also read if she only wins slightly, she likely will resign tonight...
  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 6,393
    She wins the confidence vote.  It is now up to her to navigate Brexit somehow...good luck to her.
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 47,224
    Oh. She survived the vote. :neutral:
    Man, I still can't believe the UK voted yes on Brexit, lol.


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  • Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 13,310
    I am not sure wtf is going on.
    What does the UK want from the EU?
    What does the EU want from the UK?
    Why the roadblock?
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  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 6,393
  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 9,993
    It really is a fascinating and somewhat horrifying situation.

    European media reacts to the news of the deal's defeat:

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jan/16/europe-media-reacts-may-defeat-brexit-deal

    Interesting perspectives from those on the "other" side of the EU issue. 

    And I liked the quote from a Greek paper:

    There is astonishment that a democracy as old as Britain has got itself into such a dead end,” commentator Pantelis Kapsis said. “It’s the sort of mess Greece would get itself into.”
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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 18,575
    Here is something I don't understand so maybe someone can bring me up to speed.

    The UK wants/voted themselves out of the EU.

    Now the country can't get what the people actually voted for?

    Am I right about this?
  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 6,393
    Here is something I don't understand so maybe someone can bring me up to speed.

    The UK wants/voted themselves out of the EU.

    Now the country can't get what the people actually voted for?

    Am I right about this?
    Brexit: All you need to know about the UK leaving the EU
    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-32810887

    It sounds like they leave March 29th, deal or no deal...
  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 9,993
    Here is something I don't understand so maybe someone can bring me up to speed.

    The UK wants/voted themselves out of the EU.

    Now the country can't get what the people actually voted for?

    Am I right about this?
    They narrowly voted to leave, with a fair amount of opposition. And they are learning that breaking ties with the EU has major costs and inconveniences, which they do not want to bear. Some of this is a cake-and-eat-it-too situation. 
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  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 9,993
    Here is something I don't understand so maybe someone can bring me up to speed.

    The UK wants/voted themselves out of the EU.

    Now the country can't get what the people actually voted for?

    Am I right about this?
    Brexit: All you need to know about the UK leaving the EU
    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-32810887

    It sounds like they leave March 29th, deal or no deal...
    The update to that is that the deal mentioned  has been rejected, thus leaving no roadmap for the exit, which as you say is almost certainly going ahead. 
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  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 6,393
    Here is something I don't understand so maybe someone can bring me up to speed.

    The UK wants/voted themselves out of the EU.

    Now the country can't get what the people actually voted for?

    Am I right about this?
    Brexit: All you need to know about the UK leaving the EU
    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-32810887

    It sounds like they leave March 29th, deal or no deal...
    The update to that is that the deal mentioned  has been rejected, thus leaving no roadmap for the exit, which as you say is almost certainly going ahead. 
    Yes, they rejected the deal yesterday.  So it looks like they leave with no deal?  Is that correct?  So, what I read is many said a bad deal is better than no deal.  I will say this, interesting times we are living in these.
  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 9,993
    Here is something I don't understand so maybe someone can bring me up to speed.

    The UK wants/voted themselves out of the EU.

    Now the country can't get what the people actually voted for?

    Am I right about this?
    Brexit: All you need to know about the UK leaving the EU
    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-32810887

    It sounds like they leave March 29th, deal or no deal...
    The update to that is that the deal mentioned  has been rejected, thus leaving no roadmap for the exit, which as you say is almost certainly going ahead. 
    Yes, they rejected the deal yesterday.  So it looks like they leave with no deal?  Is that correct?  So, what I read is many said a bad deal is better than no deal.  I will say this, interesting times we are living in these.
    Leave with no deal unless there is a miracle. 

    It seems that May is expected to survive a no confidence vote, though I don’t fully understand why. Her plan was resoundingly defeated but her MPs are not expected to vote against her.  
     
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  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 6,393
    Here is something I don't understand so maybe someone can bring me up to speed.

    The UK wants/voted themselves out of the EU.

    Now the country can't get what the people actually voted for?

    Am I right about this?
    Brexit: All you need to know about the UK leaving the EU
    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-32810887

    It sounds like they leave March 29th, deal or no deal...
    The update to that is that the deal mentioned  has been rejected, thus leaving no roadmap for the exit, which as you say is almost certainly going ahead. 
    Yes, they rejected the deal yesterday.  So it looks like they leave with no deal?  Is that correct?  So, what I read is many said a bad deal is better than no deal.  I will say this, interesting times we are living in these.
    Leave with no deal unless there is a miracle. 

    It seems that May is expected to survive a no confidence vote, though I don’t fully understand why. Her plan was resoundingly defeated but her MPs are not expected to vote against her.  
     
    It does make you wonder how she has not lost the confidence of the house.  The only thing I can figure is the UK doesn't want to leave the EU while there is political turmoil as well.  A no-confidence vote would lead to May resigning, the cons having to pick a new leader and if none of the other parties can form a government, then an election...all this and Brexit.  I hope it works out for everyone involved.
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 18,575
    Here is something I don't understand so maybe someone can bring me up to speed.

    The UK wants/voted themselves out of the EU.

    Now the country can't get what the people actually voted for?

    Am I right about this?
    They narrowly voted to leave, with a fair amount of opposition. And they are learning that breaking ties with the EU has major costs and inconveniences, which they do not want to bear. Some of this is a cake-and-eat-it-too situation. 
    Obviously if it narrowly passed then of course there is opposition.

    I was wondering why they voted for it and now they have a problem actually executing it?

    Either an extremely poor not thought out plan, some serious politics being played or both?

    Tell you the truth I read very little on this but it seems absolutely fascinating.

    I guess I'll school myself on it more.
  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 6,393
    May survived the no confidence vote.
  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 6,393
    Here is something I don't understand so maybe someone can bring me up to speed.

    The UK wants/voted themselves out of the EU.

    Now the country can't get what the people actually voted for?

    Am I right about this?
    They narrowly voted to leave, with a fair amount of opposition. And they are learning that breaking ties with the EU has major costs and inconveniences, which they do not want to bear. Some of this is a cake-and-eat-it-too situation. 
    Obviously if it narrowly passed then of course there is opposition.

    I was wondering why they voted for it and now they have a problem actually executing it?

    Either an extremely poor not thought out plan, some serious politics being played or both?

    Tell you the truth I read very little on this but it seems absolutely fascinating.

    I guess I'll school myself on it more.
    I think it is more to do with the EU.  The EU does not want the UK to get out easily, in a way I think this is sending a message to EU members who might want to leave at some time.  They are leaving March 29th deal or no deal.
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 18,575
    Here is something I don't understand so maybe someone can bring me up to speed.

    The UK wants/voted themselves out of the EU.

    Now the country can't get what the people actually voted for?

    Am I right about this?
    They narrowly voted to leave, with a fair amount of opposition. And they are learning that breaking ties with the EU has major costs and inconveniences, which they do not want to bear. Some of this is a cake-and-eat-it-too situation. 
    Obviously if it narrowly passed then of course there is opposition.

    I was wondering why they voted for it and now they have a problem actually executing it?

    Either an extremely poor not thought out plan, some serious politics being played or both?

    Tell you the truth I read very little on this but it seems absolutely fascinating.

    I guess I'll school myself on it more.
    I think it is more to do with the EU.  The EU does not want the UK to get out easily, in a way I think this is sending a message to EU members who might want to leave at some time.  They are leaving March 29th deal or no deal.
    That would be my thought on the "political game" angle.  UK is a big time player in the EU as well as Germany and France.  If they decide to leave too the EU will be no more.

    I'm sure there is plenty for all to gain with UK staying in the EU but I'd think that the UK wouldn't have any worries if they left either?
  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 9,993
    Here is something I don't understand so maybe someone can bring me up to speed.

    The UK wants/voted themselves out of the EU.

    Now the country can't get what the people actually voted for?

    Am I right about this?
    They narrowly voted to leave, with a fair amount of opposition. And they are learning that breaking ties with the EU has major costs and inconveniences, which they do not want to bear. Some of this is a cake-and-eat-it-too situation. 
    Obviously if it narrowly passed then of course there is opposition.

    I was wondering why they voted for it and now they have a problem actually executing it?

    Either an extremely poor not thought out plan, some serious politics being played or both?

    Tell you the truth I read very little on this but it seems absolutely fascinating.

    I guess I'll school myself on it more.
    I think it is more to do with the EU.  The EU does not want the UK to get out easily, in a way I think this is sending a message to EU members who might want to leave at some time.  They are leaving March 29th deal or no deal.
    That would be my thought on the "political game" angle.  UK is a big time player in the EU as well as Germany and France.  If they decide to leave too the EU will be no more.

    I'm sure there is plenty for all to gain with UK staying in the EU but I'd think that the UK wouldn't have any worries if they left either?
    The UK will be massively affected if they leave, which is what they are finding out now, and why the negotiations have been so difficult. 
     
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  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 9,993
    Here is something I don't understand so maybe someone can bring me up to speed.

    The UK wants/voted themselves out of the EU.

    Now the country can't get what the people actually voted for?

    Am I right about this?
    They narrowly voted to leave, with a fair amount of opposition. And they are learning that breaking ties with the EU has major costs and inconveniences, which they do not want to bear. Some of this is a cake-and-eat-it-too situation. 
    Obviously if it narrowly passed then of course there is opposition.

    I was wondering why they voted for it and now they have a problem actually executing it?

    Either an extremely poor not thought out plan, some serious politics being played or both?

    Tell you the truth I read very little on this but it seems absolutely fascinating.

    I guess I'll school myself on it more.
    There wasn’t much of a plan at all when the vote occurred. It wasn’t expected to pass. Almost everything since has been scrambling to come up with a plan. 
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  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 9,993
    When you had an empire as great as our's do you need plans?

    :lol: 
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  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 9,993
    Final Brexit deal vote today. If it doesn't pass, it seems we're looking at a no-deal Brexit. 

    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-47533666
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 47,224
    They should just suck it up and have a second referendum. They can call it the "okay you c*nts, this time use your brains" referendum (remember the c-word is acceptable in the UK, lol).
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  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 6,393


    She lost again.  What will it take for her to realize she is done as PM...
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 47,224
    She's done whether she realizes it or not, I think. And thank goodness, she's terrible.
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  • rw160510rw160510 Posts: 603
    PJ_Soul said:
    They should just suck it up and have a second referendum. They can call it the "okay you c*nts, this time use your brains" referendum (remember the c-word is acceptable in the UK, lol).
    II would be OK with this. It feels like my country is in free fall being held to ransom by disaster capitalists on one side and teenage socialists on the other. There is no compromise to be had because the nut bars on both fringes are in control of their parties. Corbyn knows that this is his one chance to get elected and so sits on the fence talking bull shit and offering vague pipe dreams of a different way through. I honestly believe that no matter how someone voted 2 years ago nobody voted for the mess we are in. I don't see what would be so undemocratic about a second vote. Christ, May is trying to get a third vote on her deal. It could be a two part question:

    1 do you want to remain or leave?
    2 if leave wins do you want the deal or no deal?

    Maybe not use a c bomb though, it's only kinda acceptable ;)

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