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messageRe: Brexit View
Posted by Jenny1 March 11, 12:45PM

Jenny1 Wrote:
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> ... my main source of information on
> the effects of all of this on business...

...aside from the CBI stats of course...

messageRe: Brexit View
Posted by JohnL March 11, 01:21PM

I can't see how the uncertainty could benefit anybody at the moment. Even No Deal certainty would be better than not having any idea what's going to happen I'd think (for businesses that is)

Theresa May is making a right pigs ear of this anyway - whatever side you're on - we don't even know if tomorrows vote will even take place and still hearing different things from the EU and UK.

Sending the Attorney General (who's called Cox) over to make comments about his 'codpiece" definitely made an impression, 'EU sources branded Mr Cox's demands "insane"' LOL smiling smiley

messageRe: Brexit View
Posted by Seabag March 11, 03:17PM

She’s trying to find a ‘device’ to delay the vote, which if you google ‘device’ you get

device
‘A plan, method, or trick with a particular aim’

Sounds about right, what a sh*tshower

messageRe: Brexit View
Posted by JohnL March 11, 03:50PM

She may or may not travel to Strasburg tonight.

Alternatively 'going to Strasburg' may actually be a euphemism.

messageRe: Brexit View
Posted by diable rouge March 11, 04:03PM

The EU moves in mysterious ways...smiling smiley
[twitter.com]

messageRe: Brexit View
Posted by DulwichFox March 11, 04:05PM

Leaving the EU is a bit like those Free Trials that people sign up to
like Book Clubs, Wine Clubs you know.. No membership required , No obligations ,

Until you try to leave.. ???

Some 40 odd years ago we signed up to a No Obligations scheme that we are now having trouble leaving.

Foxy

messageRe: Brexit View
Posted by JohnL March 11, 04:14PM

diable rouge Wrote:
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> The EU moves in mysterious ways...smiling smiley
> [twitter.com]
> 824


As this is a Commonwealth Service - is she saying if UK suffer then India, Australia, NZ, Canada et al should suffer with us.

Edit: Actually she probably means the UK when I think about it (remainers and leavers) - but this is a Commonwealth service - so she's being downright rude in that case.



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messageRe: Brexit View
Posted by JohnL March 11, 04:27PM

Meanwhile back in the commons the Under secretary responded to Corbyns question and ...

"Labour’s Kevin Brennan says it is customary on this occasion to says people have the monkey, not the organ-grinder. But on this occasion MPs have not even got the monkey, he says. And they have not even got the codpiece, he says."

messageRe: Brexit View
Posted by JoeLeg March 11, 04:57PM

DulwichFox Wrote:
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> Leaving the EU is a bit like those Free Trials
> that people sign up to
> like Book Clubs, Wine Clubs you know.. No
> membership required , No obligations ,
>
> Until you try to leave.. ???
>
> Some 40 odd years ago we signed up to a No
> Obligations scheme that we are now having trouble
> leaving.
>
> Foxy


Leaving is no trouble. Do nothing between now and the 29th and exit on WTO, No-Deal. Simples.

Although quite a few people seem to think that’s not a great idea...

The EU isn’t actually obliged to make this easy for us, and anyone - anyone - who thought they would is an idiot. Of course they’re going to be difficult about it. Those who wanted Leave should’ve been a lot more honest with themselves about it.

The only people who think this is all the EU’s fault are the extreme hardcore Brexiters, who seem to believe that somehow we were ‘owed’ something. No one is owed anything in politics. Pretty much everyone else - on both sides - agreed this has been a massive screw up by the U.K. from the start.



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messageRe: Brexit View
Posted by diable rouge March 11, 05:02PM

It's only difficult leaving the EU with a deal if you barricade your negotiating position with red lines that are at odds with the EU's 4 freedoms...

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Posted by robbin March 11, 05:08PM

Jenny1 Wrote:
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> I have to admit Robster (as we're getting
> informal) that my main source of information on
> the effects of all of this on business comes from
> friends who manage a high spec, but reasonably
> small engineering company in the West Midlands.
> They, of course, have been trading internationally
> for decades and have found EU membership of great
> benefit. Which sectors are your friends who say
> Brexit has been beneficial working in?

I've PM'd you.

messageRe: Brexit View
Posted by robbin March 11, 05:12PM

diable rouge Wrote:
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> It's only difficult leaving the EU with a deal if
> you barricade your negotiating position with red
> lines that are at odds with the EU's 4 freedoms...


Quite. As well as giving away for nothing any negotiating advantage or pressure that you may have had.

messageRe: Brexit View
Posted by JohnL March 11, 05:15PM

Well She's gone to Strasburg.

Would be quite happy if she got stuck there in the airport for a long time (like the guy in the film)

messageRe: Brexit View
Posted by robbin March 11, 05:22PM

She will probably get lost, or locked in her car again.

messageRe: Brexit View
Posted by robbin March 11, 05:24PM

If it was down to TM and her incompetence, she would manage to get indefinitely locked in to all sorts of stuff. Muppet.

messageRe: Brexit View
Posted by Jenny1 March 11, 05:44PM

robbin Wrote:
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> Jenny1 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > I have to admit Robster (as we're getting
> > informal) that my main source of information on
> > the effects of all of this on business comes
> from
> > friends who manage a high spec, but reasonably
> > small engineering company in the West Midlands.
> > They, of course, have been trading
> internationally
> > for decades and have found EU membership of
> great
> > benefit. Which sectors are your friends who say
> > Brexit has been beneficial working in?
>
> I've PM'd you.

I'm afraid I don't communicate via PM on the forum on 'hot topics', Robbin, for reasons which I'm sure you'll understand, so will delete your message unread.

messageRe: Brexit View
Posted by robbin March 11, 06:42PM

As you wish, Jenny - although were you to read my PM you would see that all I have said is that I'm happy to answer your question about my friends' businesses and give details by a PM (and offering to do so) but would rather not post something on the open forum, as I wish to remain known as Robbin. Were I to post details, I would no longer have that privilege, as it would be obvious to some readers who I am.

Accordingly, you don't really need to delete the message unread as it contains nothing which is either contentious or 'hot', but then again I have just repeated my PM on the open forum so that's no longer an issue!

messageRe: Brexit View
Posted by diable rouge March 11, 07:13PM

robbin Wrote:
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> ...as it would be obvious to
> some readers who I am.

Really? I've nothing against someone wanting to keep their anonymity, but can't see how naming a business would reveal who you are in 'the real world'...

messageRe: Brexit View
Posted by Loutwo March 11, 11:47PM

It now seems that the future of the United Kingdom, Ireland, and the rest of the EU (not to mention the world economy) is dependent on what Nigel Dodds MP concludes from tonight’s negotiations. He’s so influential, even Tory Brexiteers await his conclusion. What an absolute farce and afront to democracy this whole process has become.

Louisa.

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Posted by JoeLeg March 12, 06:53AM

Loutwo Wrote:
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> It now seems that the future of the United
> Kingdom, Ireland, and the rest of the EU (not to
> mention the world economy) is dependent on what
> Nigel Dodds MP concludes from tonight’s
> negotiations. He’s so influential, even Tory
> Brexiteers await his conclusion. What an absolute
> farce and afront to democracy this whole process
> has become.
>
> Louisa.


I’d say that’s a pretty fair assessment, although May’s ‘majority’ is so illusory that even if the DUP were to support her it only takes a few others to defeat her. The DUP are a bunch of religiously-infected zealots who embrace homophobia and a theologically-stained political creed who were also supporters of Unionist terrorism during the Troublea, which they seem to pretend they didn’t do, and now they’re getting billions of pounds of our money. They make me sick.

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Posted by Alan Medic March 12, 07:22AM

The ironic thing about the DUP's influence which means there can be no 'border' in the Irish Sea, is that by all accounts the majority in NI have no issue with that as it removes the problem of the potential land border on the island and is likely to benefit its economy by it having 'special status'.

messageRe: Brexit View
Posted by keano77 March 12, 09:09AM

Vernon Bogdanor mentioned that point Alan, it would be a great deal for NI. So good in fact that it would upset many of the EU 27 because of the unfair trading advantage of NI’s ‘special status’.

messageRe: Brexit View
Posted by JohnL March 12, 09:48AM

Okay - Companies that look forward to Brexit and think they can expand - Sky News came up with one in Derby this morning (almost like they're reading the EDF)

Norton Motorbikes.

messageRe: Brexit View
Posted by JohnL March 12, 09:55AM

keano77 Wrote:
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> Vernon Bogdanor mentioned that point Alan, it
> would be a great deal for NI. So good in fact that
> it would upset many of the EU 27 because of the
> unfair trading advantage of NI’s ‘special status’.

All citizens of the Island of Ireland and those eligible for an Irish Passport also get to keep freedom of movement (but as has been pointed out to me many eligible have partners etc. who won't have that right,

messageRe: Brexit View
Posted by JohnL March 12, 11:13AM

So Codpiece has said two things recently

"Reduces the risk of being in the backstop indefinitely" - that's not going to be enough IMHO.

"Bollocks" to Jon Snow smiling smiley

messageRe: Brexit View
Posted by Jenny1 March 12, 11:52AM

Cox's substantive view is that 'the legal risk remains unchanged'.

messageRe: Brexit View
Posted by Jenny1 March 12, 11:53AM

...not that you'd know that from the current 'breaking' BBC headline. Do your job, people!

messageRe: Brexit View
Posted by Loutwo March 12, 11:56AM

There is also no evidence that the EU will extend article 50 if this falls tonight and parliament vote in favour of preventing ‘no deal’.

Louisa.

messageRe: Brexit View
Posted by Jenny1 March 12, 12:01PM

No. And any extension beyond May 24th will be on condition that we take part in European elections. It's been clear for a while that that would be necessary if we wanted more time, but too few MPs are awake to this fact. But then, too few of them are awake, full stop.


Edited to correct date - that should be May 23rd ofcourse.



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messageRe: Brexit View
Posted by JohnL March 12, 12:03PM

Sky News every hour makes it sound much much worse for Theresa May

Some big twitter voices claiming possible GE

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