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UPDATE | Extension to 31st Jan 2020 (November 2018)

BM
BM11
I imagine if the vote passes tommrow they be newsflashes etc.
But who knows.
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
If I understand this right (and I doubt I do) they are voting on the deal minus the controversial backstop yet if they vote for it they we will leave on the 22nd May. They're basically looking to pass a deal that doesn't exist.

Those news specials the BBC took out of the schedule may have to go back in now, though I expect the vote will be much earlier in the day.
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NL
Ne1L C Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
My brain Is melting.
SJ
sjhoward Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
If I understand this right (and I doubt I do) they are voting on the deal minus the controversial backstop yet if they vote for it they we will leave on the 22nd May. They're basically looking to pass a deal that doesn't exist.


Not quite right - they will be voting on the withdrawal agreement which includes the backstop, but not the political declaration.

That is, voting on the legally binding arrangements for the next two years of 'transition' (and the fallback position if nothing further is agreed during the transition) but not voting on the non-binding 'wish list' of items to agree during the transition period in order to sort out the long term relationship.

Essentially, voting to have two years of almost everything staying the same while we sort "stuff" out, with the caveat that we stay more-or-less in that position indefinitely if we can't sort "stuff" out - but not voting on what that "stuff" actually is.
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BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
Thanks. You summed it up much better than the BBC.
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NJ
Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
Beginning to wonder whether actually building a DeLorean with a working flux capacitor for time travel would be easier than trying to understand what's going on with Brexit at the moment.
DV
DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
Bizarrely with the parliamentary schedules for tomorrow's vote now known, the unscrambling of the alternate schedule and the reinstatement of the News Special would be quite valid as at the time of writing. There'll be many mouths across the spectrum ready to proffer wisdom, or otherwise at 2230ish afterall.
GE
Gareth E (previously bbcsport) UTV Newsline
According to Sophie Raworth on the Ten just now, there's a News Special covering the vote from 2.15pm on Friday on BBC One.
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NE
News96 Look North (Yorkshire)
So it sounds like the vote will be at some point during the Afternoon then meaning a News Special can happen in the afternoon whilst keeping tomorrow evening's revised schedules in tact (unless of course anything major happens!)
NE
neonemesis London London
BM11 posted:
I imagine if the vote passes tommrow they be newsflashes etc.
But who knows.


Thanks for keeping us on Newsflash alert Wink
JB
JasonB London London
On a lighter note, Piers Morgan gets his own back on the 'stop Brexit' man:

Have you washed your hands?
LH
lhx1985 Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Great bit of analysis from Adam Boulton just now on Sky:

"This thing about the right-wing... I think it's bollocks"

Somebody forgot to wait until his mic had been faded down!

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