T-MINUS TEN : Brexit Bill Passes Parliament

And there it is. Yesterday, MPs passed the Withdrawal Agreement Bill (or WAB, a WABsolutely brilliant acronym built for satirists). This is the same Bill that Theresa May failed to pass three times through the House. This time, there was never any doubt. Johnson’s swinging majority bismarcked Brexit into British law. As Jozzle Bonkz himself…

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ALL-OUT WAR : US vs Iran, Centre-Left vs. Socialism

For Christ’s sake. Week one. Week one of the new decade and Donald Trump has already pissed in the water cooler. Happy New Year to you too, you bastard. In case you missed it, just two short days after the turn of the year, #WWIII was trending on Twitter. The US executed a drone strike…

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ELECSHUN? ELECSOON! : What Happens Now? (Part Two)

Here we go, lads. Here we bloody go. After three and a half years of terror, torture and tragedy, we are finally in the Endgame. Brexit, one way or another, will be sorted on the 13th of December, 2019. …Except it may well not be. The sad reality is that Brexit is a part of…

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ELECSHUN : What Happens Now?! (Part One)

A disclaimer: this is not a full blog. Why is this, I hear you cry?! Surely so much has happened that we simply must be brought up to speed, damn you Between the Lines! Well, shut up. I’m going to tell you. Then I’m going to tell you why, yet again, it might all be…

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Weekly Wrap-Up : *distant screaming*

OH GOD IT JUST DOESN’T END. Nope. Nope nope nope. Even I am so done with this now, and I write about Brexit for a living. Don’t get me wrong, this week has been, yet again, utterly bizarre and totally bonkers, and absolute gold for politicos like me. I should be happy. It’s been a…

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EXTENSION REBELLION : MPs Delay Deal, But Don’t Block It Either

Talk about a game of two halves. Yesterday evening, MPs voted in favour of Johnson’s Brexit deal going through to a third reading in the house. It won by a majority of 30, a strong result. This was the first time that a Brexit deal of any kind had won a majority in Parliament. Then,…

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A READ-LETTER DAY : Boris Asks For Extension, Denied Vote

The joke has been said many times already. I can’t resist. Boris is presumably writing his last will and testament, prior to his self-interment in a ditch somewhere in St. James’ Park. He said he wouldn’t do it. He refused to sign it. He sent three letters, trying to undermine his own request. But he…

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NOT-SO-SUPER SATURDAY : Brexit Deal Delayed

Well that was unexpected. Boris Johnson’s brand spanking, shiny, glorious, definitely-not-Theresa May’s-deal-in-lipstick deal didn’t even get a vote. Instead, Oliver Letwin, affable spaniel-turned politician, tabled an amendment that delayed a decision to be made on Brexit, and it passed by 322 votes to 306. So the first Saturday sitting of Parliament in decades was actually…

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SATURDAY NIGHT’S ALRIGHT FOR INFIGHTING : Brexit To Be Decided On Saturday

My hat is currently being doffed to within an inch of its life. Somehow, despite it seeming almost certainly impossible just a few days ago, Boris Johnson has managed to negotiate a deal with the EU. That is a big, big deal, pun semi-intended. And something of a coup for the man who has been,…

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JUDGEMENT DAY

Hello BTLers. Apologies for not being in touch over the last couple of days. You might have expected me to have breathlessly commented on how brilliant it was that Johnson had managed to negotiate a deal, like the rest of the mainstream press. You might have expected me to tell you that the end is…

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