Angus Groom (@Angus_Groom )

Angus Groom

Bio ESRC Scholar @UniofOxford interested in Economics, Politics and Law. Questioning every assumption.
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iPhone : James Harris Helen Farrell Stephen Bush If the break happens will rejoin be a coherent force? In Scotland I’m almost certain that Nat/union divides would fall away. Less certain with Leave/Remain but it still feels compelling.

labour and conservatives will do their best to move on, can rejoin Lib party stay relevant?

iPhone : Stephen Bush But assuming the Lib Dem’s benefit here is assuming that they will still be able to grow as a party with brexit-based arguments even after we’ve left.
Even if the policy reality is that brexit (future relationship) negotiations continue, will voters still want to talk about it?

iPhone : Stephen Bush But assuming the Lib Dem’s benefit here is assuming that they will still be able to grow as a party with brexit-based arguments even after we’ve left.
Even if the policy reality is that brexit (future relationship) negotiations continue, will voters still want to talk about it?

Twitter Web App : Adam Wagner Schona Jolly QC You don't lose the rights on leaving do you? I had thought that the EU Withdrawal Act puts all those protections into UK law on exit day.

It is true that a future government could pass legislation through parliament modifying those protections but that's a very different thing?

Twitter Web App : Matt Thompson EUCO rather than parliament are the ones who decided on extension aren't they? Agree on not wanting to take the heat, but isn't that a reason to make a clear joint statement after the summit today (which Johnson presumably wanted them to) saying no extension and forcing the issue

Twitter Web App : Matt Thompson If I were in EUCO I'd want parliament to be receiving a certain message of what voting down the deal meant. Even if it's a bluff I don't see why you wouldn't say they wouldn't get an extension.

Twitter Web App : Matt Thompson can an extension be dependent on something in law though? Especially with a very reluctant PM almost obliged to accept. Wasn't the last extension meant to dependent on not re-opening the WA...

Twitter Web App : 3 (oops)) Some people supported Brexit because they felt it was appropriate to let the European project go on without the hinderance of Britain which had such a different idea as to its purpose. If you don't see that as a reason to pass the WA now I don't know where you've been.

Twitter Web App : 2) The thing that the Irish Government and indeed most member-states want right now is for the UK to pass the WA, but those MPs who consider themselves most closely supportive of these leaders and of the European project are the ones most likely to vote against the WA

Twitter Web App : *yes I know they're not all remainers any more but twitter has a character limit so its a useful shorthand.

Twitter Web App : Two observations on all the screaming coming out today: 1) It's wonderfully poetic how remainers* are now adopting the position for which they have ridiculed Brexiters for so long: saying don't believe what the EU says, they'll fold and give an extension if we push to the wire!

Twitter for iPad : Matt Thompson I for one am loving the poetic switch that has occurred today, with remainers* are now adopting the position for which they have ridiculed Brexiters for so long: saying don't believe what the EU says, they'll fold and give us what we want if we push it to the wire!

Twitter for iPad : Matt Thompson At the end of the day it comes down to whether you (as an MP) believe that Junker’s statement represents the view of the council (or at least one member of the council). It’s interesting that it’s neither been confined nor denied in the summit conclusions, but maybe more later?

Twitter for iPad : Matt Thompson What everyone seems to miss is that you can’t have a referendum in the transition period—it needs to be before we’ve left! Well you could do it in the transition but you would have to then reapply to join afterward, which isn’t really what they’ve been talking about.

Twitter for iPad : Matt Thompson If you listen to labours shadow brexit minister Jenny Chapman on the Andrew Neil show yesterday, then you’d be convinced that labours policy is in fact to force a referendum on this deal. Which requires supporting the deal after (if) your amendment passes.

iPhone : Let's vote for this deal now. It is way past time we delivered on the referendum, left the EU and returned to the issues that most affect people's lives: crime, kids' schooling, the state of the NHS, jobs, pay and investment, regional trains, roads and connectivity.

iPhone : To the extent that so many of the EU just want this done—and can see that many MPs just want a fallback of extension—I’d be included to think they’d want this too... twitter.com/jgforsyth/stat…