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  • Theresa May is facing demands from the executive of the Conservative backbench 1922 Committee - the “men in grey suits” of Tory folklore - to explain when she will resign if she fails to pass a Brexit deal. She has already promised to quit if MPs pass the withdrawal agreement, but now senior Tories want a timetable for her departure if the Brexit deadlock continued. Sir Graham Brady, the 1922 Committee chairman, set out his committee’s latest demand as he confirmed that it was rejected calls for the rules to be changed to allow an early no confidence vote in May. Under current rules MPs cannot trigger a new no confidence ballot until December, 12 months after the last one, but some members of the executive committee of the 1922 wanted this rule changed to allow a challenge much sooner.
  • Nicola Sturgeon is to introduce new legislation to stage a second Scottish independence referendum, claiming one must be held by May 2021 if Brexit goes ahead.

Theresa May responded: “As we have been repeatedly clear, Scotland already had an independence referendum in 2014, and voted decisively to stay.Both sides need to respect the result of that referendum.

Respect the Referendum! Yes, indeed.


Irony and Hypocrisy

  • The British people voted to leave the EU. The vote to do so would have been overwhelming were it not for Scottish citizens overwhelmingly voting remain.
  • Now May tells Nicola Sturgeon, the First Minister of Scotland there already was a vote, when May will not honor the Brexit vote itself.

Meanwhile, the talks between Theresa May and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn have not been going well.

Neither side trusts the other. And why should they?

May has lied countless times and Corbyn's only goal is to have an election.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

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