I forget which person made this comment, but it was something along the lines that MPs can have as many votes, and change their minds as many times as they like, but the Country for some reason is not given that option.
Could there be any greater conceit, than for someone to believe that the universe has to be simple enough for them to be able to understand it ?
I believe PaulK has proposed 'FUBAR' (Fucked Up Beyond All Recognition). Makes sense to me, but curious if there is another British term that might sum things up better. And 'Bollocks' isn't going to cut it.
quote:The conservative MP Ben Bradley is in the House of Commons. He voted to remain, then became a Brexiteer, then voted against the deal, then voted for the deal, then said heâ€™d struggled to back the deal again but now says he will back the deal.â€ž Mr Bradley, why do you get to change your mind?
quote:MPs will be asked to vote again on Brexit on Friday but only on part of the deal negotiated with the EU.
They will vote on the withdrawal agreement on the Irish "backstop", divorce bill and citizens' rights.
But it will not amount to a third "meaningful vote" on the deal, as it will not include a vote on the UK's future relationship with the EU.
BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg said Theresa May was essentially asking MPs to turn it into a game of two halves - just voting on the first part of the deal which sorts out the UK's departure and leaving the longer term part for the next few weeks.
The conservative MP Ben Bradley is in the House of Commons. He voted to remain, then became a Brexiteer, then voted against the deal, then voted for the deal, then said heâ€™d struggled to back the deal again but now says he will back the deal
He's the MP for my hometown. He holds the distinction of being the only Tory elected to represent Mansfield since the establishment of democratic elections. In fairness to him, the Leave vote in that area was overwhelming.