OK, it’s up and running: PES Activists. The idea is that members of political parties that belong to the Party of European Socialists sign up there, give a small donation, and access a range of online services. It’s a good idea, and it looks very pleasant – clearly they paid a decent designer. But there are two main problems at the moment: a lack of content, and lousy technology. The discussion forums are empty so far – some items are always needed, even before a forum launches. Further, it’s impossible to get new forum posts e-mailed to you. Last but not least there’s the idea of a Bloggers’ Corner where you can read opinions from other PES activists. Quite a pity it’s done that way and you have to login: what’s the problem with making this information public? Anyway, PES activists is an interesting effort at bringing together members of centre-left parties from across Europe, but I remain to be convinced.
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This is merely symbolic. Even when relevant provision of EU (Withdrawal) Act 2018 is brought into force, it repeals the EC Act 1972 only with effect from 'exit day'. If (eg) UK negotiated further extension, 'exit day' could be amended and ECA repeal deferred accordingly. https://t.co/gg0WWTi8Wl
@jonworth @GeorgePeretzQC @N68Winstan @Brigid_Fowler The only fail-safe, IMO, would be a law that changes the default to revocation if an extension isn’t signed up to.
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