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    The battle of Brexit!

    Let battle commence, we have allies everywhere who know why we have to leave this European Extortion Racket


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    Just saw a news item, that the Scotlands Parliment has voted in favour of a renewed plebicite for independence.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-39422747

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amled View Post
    Just saw a news item, that the Scotlands Parliment has voted in favour of a renewed plebicite for independence.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-39422747

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    Something a bit fishy about Sturgeon..

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    Lets hope the Europeans are kind..




    Davis knows if he gets a good deal, he could be a future prime minister. If not, he and his brexiteer chums are finished.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zara View Post
    Lets hope the Europeans are kind..
    Spiegel Online has a poll online on that right now. Currently 8% in favour of accomodating the British; 80% for drawing a hard line.

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    First broadside.
    Statement by the European Council 1

    Today, the European Council received a letter from the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, notifying the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union. This notification follows the referendum of 23 June 2016 and starts the withdrawal process under Article 50 of the Treaty. We regret that the United Kingdom will leave the European Union, but we are ready for the process that we now will have to follow.

    For the European Union, the first step will now be the adoption of guidelines for the negotiations by the European Council. These guidelines will set out the overall positions and principles in light of which the Union, represented by the European Commission, will negotiate with the United Kingdom.

    In these negotiations the Union will act as one and preserve its interests. Our first priority will be to minimise the uncertainty caused by the decision of the United Kingdom for our citizens, businesses and Member States. Therefore, we will start by focusing on all key arrangements for an orderly withdrawal.

    We will approach these talks constructively and strive to find an agreement. In the future, we hope to have the United Kingdom as a close partner.

    President Tusk has convened the European Council on 29 April 2017.

    1 Following the notification under Article 50 TEU, the member of the European Council representing the withdrawing Member State shall not participate in the discussions of the European Council or in decisions concerning it.
    http://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/pr...-notification/

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    Quote Originally Posted by kato View Post
    Spiegel Online has a poll online on that right now. Currently 8% in favour of accomodating the British; 80% for drawing a hard line.
    Depressing. I hope Europeans keep in mind that leaving is the wishes of the old in the UK. The young overwhelming voted against this divorce, and its their future.
    If the EU treats the UK well in the next few years, the next generation may well overturn this decision. Treat the UK badly, and they will be driven away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toby View Post
    European Extortion Racket
    Come up with the 60 billion yet? I mean, what's kinda funny is that the sum the Europeans name to get you a hard out is exactly the same that the treasury says it's getting ready for possible economic wayfalls of an out.

    Let's wait till tomorrow. Gonna be fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kato View Post
    Come up with the 60 billion yet? I mean, what's kinda funny is that the sum the Europeans name to get you a hard out is exactly the same that the treasury says it's getting ready for possible economic wayfalls of an out.

    Let's wait till tomorrow. Gonna be fun.
    and people ridicule the Russians..lol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toby View Post
    Let battle commence, we have allies everywhere who know why we have to leave this European Extortion Racket

    Wouldn't be so sure the Polish Government will be with you on this.

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    Fully in line with the thread title, German left-wing mainstream paper Süddeutsche titles its commentary for the Brexit announcement: "Now the battle begins".

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    Quote Originally Posted by snapper View Post
    wouldn't be so sure the polish government will be with you on this.
    lol!

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    This guy is spot on .

    Remainers demanding 'soft Brexit' are 'PUNISHING' voters, blasts Rees-Mogg

    JACOB REES-MOGG has warned voters about Remainers hoping to keep Britain attached to the European Union by pushing for a soft Brexit.

    By JOE BARNES: 07:14, Fri, Jul 14, 2017

    The prominent Brexiteer said any notion a soft European divorce was still an exit from the bloc was false, insisting the country would still be attached to cross-EU bodies – such as the European Court of Justice.

    Mr Rees-Mogg said any attempt to secure a soft Brexit should be seen as “punishing” voters who chose to quit the political project in June last year.

    Speaking to Sky News, the Conservative MP for North East Somerset said: “The terminology is deliberately confusing.

    “Soft Brexit means remaining within the European Union, it means rejecting what voters said on June 23, 2016.

    It is just a code word, because they don’t want to admit that they’re trying to punish the electorate

    “It is just a code word they use because they don’t want to admit that they’re trying to punish the electorate.”

    Mr Rees-Mogg also showed his appreciation for Boris Johnson’s recent comments, where the Foreign Secretary said the EU can “go whistle” for any “extortionate” final Brexit payment from the UK.

    Speaking in the House of Commons, Mr Johnson said: “The sums I have seen that they propose to demand from this country appear to be extortionate.

    “Go whistle seems to me to be an entirely appropriate expression.”

    Praising his Conservative colleague, Mr Rees-Mogg added: “It was brilliant, I hope that they are whistling busily and making a jolly and joyful tune because we need more optimism in this debate.

    “Leaving the EU is a fantastic opportunity for the United Kingdom, and potentially for the EU as well. Whistle a jolly tune – whistle while you work would be my advice to all of the negotiators.”

    Speaking exclusively to Express.co.uk, Mr Rees-Mogg said Labour and SNP leaders’ attempts to hold their own negotiators with Brussels is nonsense.

    He said: “They’re entitled to, they’re opposition politicians and the job of the opposition is to oppose.

    “But the negotiations will be done by the British Government, and although the result wasn’t as good as we hoped for, the Conservatives won the election.

    “Mrs May is the Prime Minister and David Davis is the Brexitsecretary – they will be the ones doing the negotiations.

    “It’s a perfectly reasonable thing for them to do, but it won’t change the trend of the negotiations.”


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    This whole Brexit thing has come to the point where it's not about soft or hard but about "paying the bill" or "dieing of scurvy and cancer". The latter literally. It's just that the Brits apparently haven't realized that yet. Orange juice price on the island rising 25% and radiological materials for cancer treatment alone eating up those 350 million pounds after May 2019 thanks to May adlibbing in her Article 50 announcement.

    As for Boris Johnson, Barnier's answer to him is "I am not hearing any whistling, just the clock ticking." I guess over on the island Big Ben stopped working a while ago.

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    Tories trying to defend their policies with a supposed guest author from Germany:

    https://www.spectator.co.uk/2017/07/...-from-germany/

    ... except said guest author is a known author on the blog of Roland Tichy that is considered national conservative in Germany, with a borderline rightwing-populist adage. They'd fit right in with UKIP rather than the Tories - if it wasn't for their "liberal-conservative", i.e. extremist capitalist worldview. For those beyond Europe: Basically they're mainstream Republicans.

    Couple probably unintentionally funny lines in there, such as [Theresa May] comes across as genuine when she says, ‘We want to continue being Europe’s best friends.’ or Barnier’s team seems not to appreciate that in trying to put across this point it is making an involuntary confession that the EU has flooded the continent with so many regulations, laws, executive orders and decrees that it has become impossible to comply with the law. Or at least I consider those funny, the Tories probably don't.
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