Good lawyers like Dan Hannan have just skimmed through wondering why the country is taking it's time to trigger Article 50. Apart from the lack of a Prime Minister, why specifically are two remainers in the Conservative Party trying to delay it even further well into 2017.
Depending on whether or not Dan Hannan can get enough emergency media publicity before the first Tory vote, he'll reveal Theresa's plans.
Either way, the plan is simple. In order to trigger Article 50, at the moment, there's no issue with unilateral leaving. But from 1st April 2017, the European Union ceases Treaty of Nice voting applications and goes into Qualified Majority Voting for 30 issues, one of which is the withdrawal of a member state. This means that in order for a country to leave, they will need to approval of 55% of the EU population or 55% of member states. This, obviously, will never happen. Then they'll say they wanted to trigger it, but failed to. Obviously at that point we are looking for a violent revolutionary overthrow and sending them to the gallows .. but
I won't go on about how this is further evidence that this is the EU trying to become authoritarian and trap states in the union permanently like a fucking hostage, given that most Eurozone countries, for the good of their own economy, are now basically stuck there forever. Regardless, this poses a threat to the UK, and Theresa knows what she is doing.
Provisions to be applied as from 1 April 2017
As from 1 April 2017, if members of the Council, representing:
(a) at least 55 % of the population, or
(b) at least 55 % of the number of Member States
necessary to constitute a blocking minority resulting from the application of Article 16(4),
first subparagraph, of the Treaty on European Union or Article 238(2) of the Treaty on the
Functioning of the European Union, indicate their opposition to the Council adopting an act by
a qualified majority, the Council shall discuss the issue.
The Council shall, in the course of these discussions, do all in its power to reach, within a
reasonable time and without prejudicing obligatory time limits laid down by Union law, a
satisfactory solution to address concerns raised by the members of the Council referred to in
Surprise surprise, a new policy area that requires QMV from 1 April 2017 is the withdrawal of a member state
(28) (29) (30)
Admission of a Member State to the permanent structured cooperation arrangement in the area of defence (article 28E EU treaty) Suspension of a Member State from the permanent structured cooperation arrangement in the area of defence (article 28E EU treaty) Agreement for the withdrawal of a Member State (article 49A EU treaty)
GET US OUT FUCKING QUICKLY, LEADSOM
(Don't you just love how failed plots by the establishment are easy to find with google? You'd think they'd want it hidden)