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Oh Britain, what have you done (part XXII)?

Discussion in 'off topic' started by richgilb, Oct 14, 2017.

  1. PsB

    PsB Citizen of Nowhere™

  2. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    Pfft, only an ex ambassador and legal "expert". As he says himself: “I’m not a politician. I’m just the guy who wrote the treaty telling you what the treaty means.” What does he know?
     
  3. HairyHaggis

    HairyHaggis neither hairy nor a haggis!

    oh dear. brexit bulldog (and master negotiator) has only 2 weeks to save the...negotiations.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-41941414

    "The UK has two weeks to clarify key issues or make concessions if progress is to be made in Brexit talks, the bloc's chief negotiator has said."

    but be of good cheer. bbamn has an idea: "David Davis said it was time for both sides "to work to find solutions"."

    no sh1t sherlock!?

    dear god. you'd have thought this shower of 5 watt muppets would have had all the solutions, ready to roll out, 18 months ago when they were cheerleading for this trainwreck.
     
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  4. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron You're home early...

    DD is staggering on with no deal in sight, 500 days after announcing to the world his government was taking Britain out of Europe. His own party hardliners will break him and May- they will not stand for £60bn handed to the EU just to buy a seat at the market access negotiating table, nor will the Tory right wing and the DUP tolerate being told by Dublin and its 26 European allies what sort of border it's going to have with the EU.
    Chinless Dave and his Party obviously did no contingency planning for what they've unleashed on Britain.
     
  5. notaclue

    notaclue pfm Member

    It's a good job that British people will always succeed no matter what we do*. Some sort of genetic thing, I suppose. Otherwise I'd be worried that a bunch of dishonest clowns leading us over the Brexit cliff might lead to failure.

    * I dunno how that can be reconciled with the England football team, but Chris Grayling will know.
     
  6. Nick_G

    Nick_G pfm Member

  7. droodzilla

    droodzilla pfm Member

    Sadly, the entire project of leaving the EU is based on a lie. I know some people are fed up of hearing this but the UK does *not* send the EU £350m every week.

    The true figure, according to the front page of today's Daily Express is closer to £900m per week, almost three times what was originally claimed by the Leave campaign.

    The calculation comes from a "city analyst" and includes (wait for it...) tax that is not collected in the UK due to loopholes we can't close because of EU regulations.

    I almost wet myself laughing in the middle of WH Smiths when I read that. But, in all serious, this is Trump territory: when found out telling a lie, tell an even bigger lie until the very idea of shared facts is obliterated. Unfortunately, reality has a way of biting back and I suspect it won't be too long before people start to feel the pain - although it might be too late to prevent this epic act of economic self-harm.
     
  8. russel

    russel ./_dazed_and_confused

    I would have thought even DD could have learnt to use crayons to scribble out a plan in that time but no.
     
  9. droodzilla

    droodzilla pfm Member

  10. The Far North

    The Far North pfm Member

  11. eternumviti

    eternumviti pfm Member

    What does the notice that the blonde's holding say, drood? I've lost my glasses.
     
  12. Colin L

    Colin L pfm Member

    It says “if you can’t read this you need glasses”
     
  13. droodzilla

    droodzilla pfm Member

  14. eternumviti

    eternumviti pfm Member

  15. ff1d1l

    ff1d1l pfm Member

    Ahh....I didn't have you down as blond. You hide it well.
     
  16. eternumviti

    eternumviti pfm Member

    Yes, under a fine shade of silver-grey.

    Well, I think its fine. Distinguished.
     
  17. Cav

    Cav pfm Member

    The Irish Border issue is one for the EU to sort out. The UK can have an open border unless the EU tells the RoI that it cannot have an open border with the UK.
     
  18. Patrick Dixon

    Patrick Dixon Imagineer

    One problem is that you can't control the movement of people with an open border, and controlling movement of people was one of the central reasons from people voting to leave ... apparently.
     
  19. stephen bennett

    stephen bennett Mr Enigma

    The EU cannot have a open border where imported chlorinated chicken or other EU non-sanctioned produce can pass freely. The UK would need to sign up to EU rules to have an open border. Like the one we are signed up to now.

    How some in the UK cannot get their heads around this is beyond me.

    Stephen
     
  20. Cav

    Cav pfm Member

    I am sure we have done this to death previously but: The UK, when it ragains its sovereignity, which it never gave up btw, can offer an open border to RoI if it wishes. If the EU refuses to allow RoI to accept, that is not UK's doing.
     

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