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Future historians will doubtless be puzzled why a government would set out its legislative agenda and then immediately attempt to secure a general election.  

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3 minutes ago, HanoiVillan said:

Future historians will doubtless be puzzled why a government would set out its legislative agenda and then immediately attempt to secure a general election.  

Future HIstorians will have been puzzled by the whole last 4 years, this is merely a little silver ball on a 7 tier iced sponge of madness

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Gary Gibbon has said that the latest Government strategy is to 'go on strike' if the motion for the election isn't passed on Monday.

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15 minutes ago, snowychap said:

Gary Gibbon has said that the latest Government strategy is to 'go on strike' if the motion for the election isn't passed on Monday.

How on earth would that work?

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8 minutes ago, bickster said:

How on earth would that work?

I imagine they'd just table 'general debates' all the time.

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19 minutes ago, bickster said:

How on earth would that work?

So, the bare minimum and a motion for a GE every day?

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How on earth would we react to Tory strikes?

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Though to be honest a Tory strike is probably to be encouraged.

I’d chip in a tin of Happy Shopper soup if it helped keep them out a few more days.

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Economics deep thinker Sajid Javid has ‘paused’ the contract to mint 10 million 50p’s celebrating leaving the EU.

If the contract is scrapped, the cancellation fee is apparently £11.5 Million

Stating the obvious, he’d be paying £1.15 for every Brexit 50p

But we don’t need any economic impact statements, we can do this on feels.

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The Financial Times reported that the contract has a cancellation fee of £11.5m

 

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18 minutes ago, chrisp65 said:

Economics deep thinker Sajid Javid has ‘paused’ the contract to mint 10 million 50p’s celebrating leaving the EU.

If the contract is scrapped, the cancellation fee is apparently £11.5 Million

Stating the obvious, he’d be paying £1.15 for every Brexit 50p

But we don’t need any economic impact statements, we can do this on feels.

FT

 

This may sound like a stupid question but don't the government own the Royal Mint...who I assume are producing these 50p's? So is the story that the government have to pay themselves a cancellation fee?

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3 minutes ago, WhatAboutTheFinish said:

This may sound like a stupid question but don't the government own the Royal Mint...who I assume are producing these 50p's? So is the story that the government have to pay themselves a cancellation fee?

In the good old days, yes. It’s now called Royal Mint Ltd and en route to full privatisation.

No longer part of the executive, its now a privatised company wholly owned by the government and has to make a profit, often by doing outside work and by tendering for work.

The red tories started the process when they were saving the world back in 2009.

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From The Grauniad's live blog:

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Labour’s Stephen Doughty intervenes to say there are rumours that Johnson will not even stand as an MP at the election in his constituency, Uxbridge and South Ruislip (where he had a majority of 5,034 at the last election). Johnson may stand in Sevenoaks (where there was a Tory majority of 21,917 in 2017) or East Yorkshire (where it was 15,006), Doughty says.

Johnson shakes his head but does not intervene.

 

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On 26/10/2019 at 16:29, chrisp65 said:

Economics deep thinker Sajid Javid has ‘paused’ the contract to mint 10 million 50p’s celebrating leaving the EU.

If the contract is scrapped, the cancellation fee is apparently £11.5 Million

Stating the obvious, he’d be paying £1.15 for every Brexit 50p

But we don’t need any economic impact statements, we can do this on feels.

FT

 

Incredible. Could just give them to a charity or good cause who would immediately put them in the bank where they could take them out of circulation.

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8 minutes ago, Genie said:

Incredible. Could just give them to a charity or good cause who would immediately put them in the bank where they could take them out of circulation.

Glue them together in threes and sell them for 1 euro each.

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I don’t really understand the point of the FTPA if a one-line bill can be introduced to call an election. I know that in the case such a bill could and likely would be amended, but if the government had a working majority then that wouldn’t be an issue. Anyone care to explain please?

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