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Just got back from holiday and just watched the final Marr of the season.
On it was a piece where Brian Eno (of Roxy Music fame for those who
aren't "with it" enough) was interviewed, and apparently he is a huge
His one criticism of The Great Messiah was "I wish that he had been
clearer on his position on Europe"
and I'm struggling with that. I don't know Brian's position on the EU,
but did he mean
1) I wish he had been honest and said that he wants us to leave
2) I wish he had lied better?
Good question. Everywhere I hear Labour supporters bemoaning the "fact"
that Corbyn hasn't been "clear" enough about Brexit.
I think what it means is that they wanted him to support Remain and to
say so unequivocally. And that seems idiotic. Labour's voters aren't all
Remainers, far from it. The honourable thing is to honour the referendum
result if we can get a good exit deal, which has been Labour's policy
for ages. If we can't - well, nobody seems to have an answer to that
other than the foolish No Deal Brexit on WTO terms. The million to one
possibility, according to Boris the Messiah who will soon reveal his
supernatural powers, presumably.
He originally wanted to leave, but he was got at and changed his
no he didn't
he's just pretending that he did.
He's hoping that the decision will be made for him without him having to do
hence the reason why some of us question if he will table the VoC that the
Tory Remoaners want
Jezza is about to lead a Caretaker Government of National Unity. Watch
Not if the Tories, the LibDems, the Scot Nats, Labour Leavers and Labour
non-believers in Corbyn have anything to do with it.
However you fudge the numbers, they just don't add up.
Anyway, there's no route to a 'Caretaker Government'. If Boris loses a
motion of no confidence, he is perfectly entitled to remain in office
through the 14 days allowed to get the motion reversed. He is not
obliged to resign, and while he doesn't there is no vacancy for either a
new Prime Minister or a new government. If he fails to get it reversed
in the 14 days allowed, the consequence is a general election. It's his
prerogative to say when that will be, and he will remain in office
unless and until the election result shows he is not best placed to
command a majority in the Commons.
Parliament does not resume after the summer recess until 3 September,
and the next recess, for the Party conferences, which lasts about 3
weeks, follows fairly quickly. The LibDems Conference starts on 14
September for example, so the Commons will not be sitting then, and will
probably not resume before about 8 October.
It remains to be seen whether Corbyn would table a motion of no
confidence straight after the summer recess as that would trigger the 14
days breathing space to end during the conference season when Parliament
is not sitting. If he did and the government decided that the
Conference recess should not happen because a reversal vote is
necessary, that would leave an awful lot of people very disgruntled with
In any case, Boris has to leave a period of at least 17 working days
before a general election, so could quite reasonably set a date after
It's impossible for a no confidence motion to be tabled after the
Conference recess, allow the 14 days breathing space, and have a general
election all before Brexit day.