Tory-DUP Deal To Face Judicial Review?

raetsel

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https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jun/20/theresa-may-faces-legal-challenge-proposed-deal-dup

The Guardian are reporting that a legal challenge may be imminent as those contesting the deal are arguing that it is in breach of the Good Friday Agreement.
Interesting times - there will no doubt be many, many people who will be supportive of the challenge, both here and in Britain.

It is understood that the legal challenge has been in preparation for some time but that any action would be announced after the prime minister outlines the deal in the coming days.

Lawyers are believed to have found a lead claimant to fight the case, similar to the role that the investment banker Gina Miller had when she won a supreme court ruling ordering ministers to introduce emergency legislation to authorise Britain’s departure from the EU in January.

It is understood that potential lead claimants have been warned to expect significant press attention – Miller has said the Brexit case made her the most hated woman in Britain – and that the claim will need to be crowdfunded.
 


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Weak and wobbly Mayhem will be pulled all over the place. This parliament won't last long.

 

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Weak and wobbly Mayhem will be pulled all over the place. This parliament won't last long.


She looks to me like someone weak and wobbly, not fit for the job, physically and mentally, plus totally incompetent which recent events has proven beyond all doubt.
 

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It doesn't look like there will be a deal to challenge.
Looks like the DUP are playing hardball. May knows the last thing they need is an election which Corbyn will win.
Popcorn time.
 

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https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jun/20/theresa-may-faces-legal-challenge-proposed-deal-dup

The Guardian are reporting that a legal challenge may be imminent as those contesting the deal are arguing that it is in breach of the Good Friday Agreement.
Interesting times - there will no doubt be many, many people who will be supportive of the challenge, both here and in Britain.
While I don't relish the DUP having an undue influence on a British Government

- especially one as weak at the knees as Mrs May's

- it must be pointed out that any Coalition down here between SF and FF etc

- would then have to be measured against the same yardstick...



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Wont go anywhere. There is no bar to a confidence and supply agreement, and the provisions on impartiality only relate to how NI is governed ie to policies not necessarily the political composition of the UK govt.
 

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Can't see how this action could succeed. If it did, SF could never take office in ROI. Maybe not such a bad thing, but...........
 

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Looks like the DUP are playing hardball. May knows the last thing they need is an election which Corbyn will win.
Popcorn time.


Totally concur sir, too many prying eyes watching everything in that shady relationship between the extremes in Irish and British politics.

Not a great relationship to be in if one is seeking to extract decent trade deals from the EU and the wider World.
 

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Looks like the DUP are playing hardball. May knows the last thing they need is an election which Corbyn will win.
Popcorn time.
Not so sure that JC could win a majority in the HOC even if there is another GE anytime soon

- but if the Tories wish to hold on to Power however tenuous then

Maius Delenda est .....
 

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While I don't relish the DUP having an undue influence on a British Government

- especially one as weak at the knees as Mrs May's

- it must be pointed out that any Coalition down here between SF and FF etc

- would then have to be measured against the same yardstick...



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Apples and Oranges pal, DUP are not and most likely will never be in fully blown coalition in Britain, SF on the other hand would be favorites for such a role quite soon in Ireland.
 

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Not so sure that JC could win a majority in the HOC even if there is another GE anytime soon

- but if the Tories wish to hold on to Power however tenuous then

Maius Delenda est .....
Fair enough point of view but I can see tory civil war ahead over Brexit. The DUP in that mix.....
It's only a matter of time.

*EDIT Labour would be in No 10 in the morning if there was election.
 
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Apples and Oranges pal, DUP are not and most likely will never be in fully blown coalition in Britain, SF on the other hand would be favorites for such a role quite soon in Ireland.
I don't think you understand what is being suggested here. The Irish and British governments are both equally committed to impartiality under the terms of the Good Friday Agreement. Therefore if the British can't do internal side deals with the DUP, it logically follows that the same restraints would apply to Irish government deals with Sinn Fein.

http://uk.businessinsider.com/post-general-election-why-does-the-good-friday-agreement-matter-2017-6

Under the Good Friday Agreement The British and Irish governments are required to be "rigorously" impartial in negotiations between Northern Irish parties, and it is this that is put under threat by the probable deal with the DUP.
 
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Apples and Oranges pal, DUP are not and most likely will never be in fully blown coalition in Britain, SF on the other hand would be favorites for such a role quite soon in Ireland.
Well the are FF Lite as it is

- TBH I think you tow should tie the knot

Once Gerry hands up his shooter
 

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Fair enough point of view but I can see tory civil war ahead over Brexit. The DUP in that mix.....
It's only a matter of time.

*EDIT Labour would be in No 10 in the morning if there was election.
They would gain seats for sure

- but they are a long way off a working majority

They would need a deal with the SNP + Lib Dems to hold it together
 

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If Robert Peston is right then the DUP are in the invidious position of having to shyte or get of the pot tomorrow, deal or no deal, and apparently they will choose the first option as they hate Jeremy Corbyn. But by propping up Maybot all they are achieving is keeping a weak and wobbly government on life support. As long as the current position of DUP support prevails, May or any successor will be held to ransom by the "soft Brexiters" within her own party and cannot achieve her stated aims.
In any case her goose is now truly cooked.
 

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While I don't relish the DUP having an undue influence on a British Government

- especially one as weak at the knees as Mrs May's

- it must be pointed out that any Coalition down here between SF and FF etc

- would then have to be measured against the same yardstick...



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It's not the same at all ... it would be the same if RoI Gov had joint authority in NI ... they don't !!
 

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Can't see how this action could succeed. If it did, SF could never take office in ROI. Maybe not such a bad thing, but...........
Why can some people not get this .... it's not the same ... it would be if RoI had joint authority with GB .... they don't ..ffs
 


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