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Could the June 8th British vote keep the country IN the European Union?…

Negociations are apparently still on going?….

The president of the European parliament has said Britain would be welcomed back with open arms if voters change their minds about Brexit on 8 June, challenging Theresa May’s claim that “there is no turning back” after article 50.

Speaking after a meeting with the prime minister in Downing Street, Antonio Tajani insisted that her triggering of the departure process last month could be reversed easily by the remaining EU members if there was a change of UK government after the general election and would not even require a court case.

“If the UK, after the election, wants to withdraw [Article 50], then the procedure is very clear,” he said in an interview. “If the UK wanted to stay, everybody would be in favour. I would be very happy.”

He also threatened to veto any Brexit deal if it does not guarantee in full the existing rights of EU citizens in Britain and said this protection would forever be subject to the jurisdiction of the European court of justice (ECJ).

Lawyers are divided on whether the UK can unilaterally change its mind about leaving and are bringing a test case to establish the legal reversibility of article 50, but the parliament president spelled out a process by which a simple political decision by other member states would be sufficient.

“If tomorrow, the new UK government decides to change its position, it is possible to do,” said Tajani. “The final decision is for the 27 member states, but everybody will be in favour if the UK [decides to reverse article 50].”…..

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British Moderates push back against a “hard’ exit from the EU….

British Prime Minister Theresa May was against the Brexit move…

But has begun a dance with German leader Merkel on how she can manage the exit…

Merkel has been firm on NOT letting the Brit’s have it easy ….

THAT seems to have May in tight spot as her countries Conservative party has warned her that moderates, who voted AGAINST leaving the EU are NOW gaining a political foothold…

They want her to spell out her plans for an exit and warn that THEY are pushing back against any hard line on immigration backlash…

They seem to be pushing for a ‘soft’ exit…..Something Merkel seems to be against right now…

Writing in the Observer, the former Conservative cabinet minister, Dominic Grieve, ex-foreign office minister Alistair Burt and former transport minister Claire Perry, along with education select committee chair Neil Carmichael and Bath MP Ben Howlett, say the Richmond outcome must serve as a wake-up call to the prime minister.

“The Conservative party needs to be alert that there is a moderate core of Conservative voters, who voted Remain, and who want to hear the Conservative government speaking above the noise of the Brexiters,” they say. “They do not want the Conservative party to be Ukip-lite, nor to hear that their desire for a negotiated Brexit … is somehow an attempt to delay or simply an expression of Remoaning.

“They want the Conservative leadership to speak for them, too, and Richmond may be a reminder that their votes have another destination if we don’t get this right. That moderate voice is crucial for the party to keep the votes of the middle ground who could lose the Conservative party the next election if they take their votes elsewhere.”

They also demand that May spells out the broad outline of the government’s negotiating position on Brexit before triggering the formal exit process under article 50 of the Lisbon treaty next March.

“As well as making clear that it will pursue its own course, and not be pushed into a corner by those who only advocate a hard Brexit, a government decision to publish its high-level objectives for negotiations would not only bring some certainty into that issue, but also be likely to suggest a tone which would be welcomed by a key group of its supporters. The vast majority of Conservative voters would unite behind that and the prime minister, trusting her to deliver the best Brexit possible.”….

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