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    UK parliament finally rubber stamps Brexit in no-fuss vote

    UK parliament finally rubber stamps Brexit in no-fuss vote

    By Angela Dewan, CNN

    Updated 1:08 PM ET, Thu January 9, 2020

    London (CNN)The House of Commons has voted overwhelmingly in favor of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal, finally paving the way for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union later this month after more than four decades of membership.

    The deal has cleared its biggest hurdle with the vote that followed a third reading in Parliament, in which 330 voted for and 231 against, putting an end to three years of political wrangling following the 2016 Brexit referendum.

    Thursday was the last opportunity for MPs to reject the bill before it is sent to the House of Lords, after which it will be put into legislation in coming weeks.

    The deal had been shot down by a fractured House of Commons several times over the past year, sending Westminster into a tailspin over whether Brexit would happen at all.

    But Thursday's vote in parliament stood in stark contrast to the upheaval that dominated British politics last year, which included the resignation of former Prime Minister Theresa May.

    Johnson's plan is essentially the same as May's, but replaces her Northern Irish backstop mechanism with a de facto customs border in the Irish Sea between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK, which was a sticking point in May's deal.
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    We may live to see a reunified Ireland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    UK parliament finally rubber stamps Brexit in no-fuss vote

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    "Rubber stamps"!! Bless your little heart, CNN.

    After three years of tireless attempts to defy the voters, the resisting establishment is defeated, wiped out by a landslide confirmation of the will of the people.

    "No-fuss". . . . I'll take the Daily Mail headline:

    History is made as MPs FINALLY formally approve Brexit deal by 330 to 231 after three years of bitter wrangling and deadlock
    MPs have finally given their formal backing to Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal after more than three years of bitter parliamentary wrangling over the UK’s departure from the European Union.

    The historic EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill cleared the Commons this afternoon - despite Labour opposition - as MPs gave the draft legislation its third reading by 330 votes to 231, a majority of 99.

    It is the final major Commons hurdle which the so-called WAB had to navigate and it will now head to the House of Lords next week for further scrutiny before the UK leaves the EU on January 31.

    Remainer peers are expected to table a wave of amendments but ministers are confident that the Lords will eventually bow to the will of the elected House.

    They hope the WAB - the legislation which is needed to deliver an orderly Brexit at the end of the month - will make it onto the UK statute book by January 22.

    Today’s vote represented a huge symbolic moment as the nation prepares to split from Brussels.

    Mr Johnson’s crushing general election victory in December meant the passage of the WAB was a formality after the battle to deliver Brexit tormented the previous two Tory administrations.

    However, while the UK's legal departure from the bloc now looks certain to take place at 11pm on January 31. . . .
    Footnote re "rubber stamp" and "no-fuss": That's the headline writer at CNN, not the reporter. The terms are NOT in her story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Newman View Post


    "Rubber stamps"!! Bless your little heart, CNN.

    After three years of tireless attempts to defy the voters, the resisting establishment is defeated, wiped out by a landslide confirmation of the will of the people.

    "No-fuss". . . . I'll take the Daily Mail headline:

    History is made as MPs FINALLY formally approve Brexit deal by 330 to 231 after three years of bitter wrangling and deadlock

    Footnote re "rubber stamp" and "no-fuss": That's the headline writer at CNN, not the reporter. The terms are NOT in her story.
    This. ALL of this.

    The very same Leftists who have scolded the rest of us for the last three years that the "will of the people" is somehow thwarted by the Electoral College are now busy scolding everyone about how multiple elections that clearly support getting out of the EU boondoggle are somehow null and void because those Leftist betters know better than the stupid rabble who vote contrary to them.

    Astounding.
    Leftists have unquestionably demonstrated their hatred for due process, and Democrats have undeniably obstructed justice for, and thoroughly victim-shamed and smeared, Karen Monahan.

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    because those Leftist betters know better than the stupid rabble who vote contrary to them.
    Applies in the USA as well...…………..

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