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    The legislation you're talking about is part of the "no deal" preparation everyone has been bleating on about.

    Every government department has prepared statutory instruments that fix all our laws that rely on provisions from the EU.

    They are not required for a no deal to occur. But they are required to prevent the country ceasing to operate pretty much over night.

    I think the idea with this legislation is to lay it as late as possible, and then, if a deal or some form of transition / cancelling of brexit occurs, it can be pulled.

    There are loads of the these SIs that need to go through on everything you can imagine. Non are needed if we get to a transition period or better.

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    This picture from @HouseofCommons on twitter is sort of useful.

    I'd still like to know what the could feasibly be done between 26 Jan and 29 March if no deal is on the cards.

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    But there will always be "the deal" to help muddy the waters.

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    The ECJ ruling is that the UK can decide to cancel A50, within the two years, and the EU cannot stop it doing so.

    The issue is therefore at our end, not the EU's.

    To cancel A50 we would need some legislation to reverse the original triggering of A50. Legislation can only be introduced by the Government (not parliament) and it takes time. By the end of Jan, we may not have the time (i am not an expert in legislation, but one issue is that it must "lay" in parliament for at least 21 days (might be wrong) before taking effect)

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    Seemingly she could delay the vote till 21 Jan. By then it's her deal or no deal, with a lot less time to maneuver anything else.

    Will the EU budge an inch over the backstop? Will likely be a fudge of words and understanding if so. Is that really what many MP's (other than brexiteers and the DUP) are worried about?

    It's getting messier, which is saying something.

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    Yeah, well, he's only be an MP since 2005 so you can't expect him to understand everything. People have had enough of experts so everyone is trying really hard not to be one.

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    https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/r­ead-this/mum-bought-inflatable-sheep-sex­-doll-nativity-play/

    Amazing, can't work out if spoof or not...

    Helen, a psychology student, from Alloa, Scotland, said, “He’s probably in his room right now stuffing Lego in the hole

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    Ha. So Pleased I finished my winter bike two weeks ago. Think I've needed the mudguards everyday since then....

    Loved it this morning. I'm all for more cycling, but its so nice to cycle with no others around.

    Only having to concentrate on the cars and peds meant a 33.3333% reduction in my worries. I swear car drivers are more considerate when there are less of us too. Probably because by the time they interact with me they haven't been pissed off by umpteen other cyclists already on their journey.

    Only negative, my disc brake pads squeal like an air horn and I seem to lose a lot of power in the wet. They are silent and powerful in the dry. Might try and source some replacements for the ride home.

    Also not looking forward to soggy clothes for the way home. Temp is dropping too so I may be a layer short by 6pm.

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    Yep, I've reverse engineered the clue. Knowing where you work was biggest help. Not heading that way soon though.

    Can the game please come west.

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