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|Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:31 pm Post subject: INGENIOUS BREXIT SOLUTION PUT FORWARD FOR BORIS
|'Is No 10 listening?!' Iain Dale stunned as caller offers 'ingenious' Brexit solution
IAIN DALE suggested the British Government should offer his caller John a peerage after the man put forward a solution to help Boris Johnson end the Brexit logjam and secure a large majority.
By Aurora Bosotti
16:42, Tue, Sep 10, 2019 | UPDATED: 18:17, Tue, Sep 10, 2019
Iain Dale was startled after caller John put forward an "ingenious" proposal he claimed would help Boris Johnson put an end to the debate in Parliament and help deliver Brexit. The caller from Rayleigh suggested the Prime Minister could revoke Article 50 in order to hold a general election before once again triggering the mechanism to leave the European Union shortly after. John suggested the move would help Mr Johnson bypass limitations Parliament imposed with a new legislation aimed at preventing a no deal Brexit happening.
Speaking to the LBC presenter, John said: "If I were Boris, you know what Iíd do? Iíd revoke Article 50, that would remove the need to ask for an extension.
"Iíd then engineer an election, hopefully, get a large enough majority to revoke Article 50 again and say weíre leaving the next day or the next week."
Mr Dale appeared surprised about the suggestion, saying no one else appeared to have put it forward before but questioning whether the UK would be able to avoid entering another two years of negotiations with the EU under the scenario proposed.
But John pointed out the two-year deadline included in Article 50 is "the maximum time" an EU member state is given to negotiate its withdrawal from the bloc.
After the explanation, Mr Dale suggested Number 10 should offer John a "peerage" for his proposal.
The LBC host said: "Thatís an original one. I donít think Iíve heard that one before and Iím racking my brain about an immediate reason why that couldnít actually work and why that wouldnít comply with the law thatís just been passed but I have to say, I canít.
"If thereís anyone in 10 Downing Street listening, John Ė Theresa May has got her resignation honour list up at midnight. If thereís anyone up at Downing Street listening to you, I think you might deserve a peerage for getting them out of a hole with that suggestion.
"Unless somebody rings in and tells me why Johnís suggestion wouldnít be a good one or at least a practical one Ė I donít know whether it is good or bad but it sounds to me as if that could be a possibility."