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    Remeber how you were amused when I said that I thought the Germans had Plan B on the racks concerning nukes? The (newly announced) russian GT bomb is something in the way of a Big Dumb Booster with hundreds of...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    As for May: Respecting the will of their constituents, even if they disagree with your previously stated opinions is an attitude I can respect in a politician. Capital "R" values of Respect, that is. Thinking that the ECHR is simply...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    Trump and Clinton are both plenty scary. I used to think Trump is scary like Freddy Kruger, Clinton is scary like cancer. Considering you equation I had to rethink my position: Trump really is scary like Freddy Kruger, but only...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    Doesn't her idea of abandoning the European Convention on Human Rights raise some concerns for you? I think that exit from the EU is a big deal, but that is on an entirely different scale....
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    Thanks for the clarification. I misquoted Marino_bib, who had it right. Sloppy me!...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    EU Council could then be relegated to propose laws to the EU Parliament. + maybe a role something like Bundestag (if that represents the local governments in Germany, I'm not well informed on the German constitution)....
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    The big problem is that the Council has both legislative and executive powers. I agree that's a big problem and your ideas sound reasonable to me. What I like about the EU Council and it's relationship with the EU Parliament...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    ... this article ... Thanks for link. Sounds coherent. ... accountability deficit ... That's certainly true. OTOH if your national government is appointed by parliament and they choose to select a bunch of sociopaths intermingled with the occasional psychopath there...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    I' looking forward to the answers to this question. I think the allegations of democratic deficit are BS endlessly repeated by clueless morons people. The European Parliament is directly elected by the member states citizens. The European Council consists of...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    I don't think secession of the southern territories should be out of the question but then I have no idea about UK constitution and couldn't find my ass with two hands and a special ass map (as Jon Stewart put...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    I think there's something to be said for your best case scenario short to medium term. There are some difficulties, too. However deeply I may disagree with a democratic decision, I don't think further voter disenfranchisement is the right way...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    1 The setting is irrelevant. What you need is intention, correct addressee and power to act. Intention is the key here, and power to act is questioned by some law experts in the UK, saying that Cameron needs an act...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    Let me give you an example of how I think this could be argued: 1 Formality through which a state communicates Is a EU Council session a Formality? Maybe not in itself, but for example a vote taken in a...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    Sorry, my number 414 was supposed to be a reply to your 411: Are you sure a session of a supranational organisation's governing body is not what could be considered a formal act and neither is participation in one? That...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    Are you sure a session of a supranational organisation's governing body is not what could be considered a formal act and neither is participation in one? That would surprise me to no end. It's not like it's an informal dinner...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    Yes, and my point is that one of those not-totally-laughable interpretations is that Davey Boy has the power to trigger article 50 by putting his foot in his mouth. And I think you're right, too. See UN's definition of Notification...
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