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  1. Haha what a effing joke. The prime minister says no Brexit there, the president says he won’t enforce the law here.

    Only us common shills that have to follow the law.

  2. Surely you mean “… unless Scotland and *Northern* Ireland agree.” “Ireland” as a political entity means the Republic of Ireland, which is not part of the United Kingdom.

  3. If you read the whole article, Ms. May’s comments in context are that she won’t trigger Article 50 until there is an agreement amongst those parties as to a UK approach and UK goals…not that there need be an agreement as to whether to withdraw from the UK. For example:

    “Theresa May has indicated that Brexit could be delayed as she said she will not trigger the formal process for leaving the EU until there is an agreed “UK approach” backed by Scotland.”

    “Speaking in Edinburgh, Mrs May said: “I have already said that I won’t be triggering Article 50 until I think that we have a U.K. approach and objectives for negotiations. I think it is important that we establish that before we trigger Article 50.””

    Sure, Scotland could use that to try and forestall Article 50 indefinitely? In theory but highly unlikely. Ms. May is merely trying to tamp down rumblings for a second Scotland independence vote by promising to try and somehow let Scotland keep some ties or benefits with the EU (though that is quite unlikely to be successful – she will be able to say that she tried). Brexit will happen.

  4. If May wanted Scotland and Northern Ireland to break away, she’d just have Boris Johnson visit on a “goodwill” tour. He’d do the job in no time.

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