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Am I missing something, but how can this work? March 12, 2019

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.

Given the range of responses already to the ‘legally binding’ changes to the Brexit deal…

Tory MP Steve Baker, a former Brexit minister and member of the group, told the BBC that “even by the Government’s own standards I think this falls very far short of what the Government whipped us to vote for”.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the prime minister’s negotiations had failed as the new agreement does not contain “anything approaching the changes Theresa May promised parliament, and whipped her MPs to vote for”. He said MPs “must reject this deal”.


1. CL - March 12, 2019

“But in the end it won’t be the words that matter, it will be what 116 MPs think they mean. The prime minister has to persuade that many MPs to change their vote from last time, when she was defeated by a margin of 230 in January. That means she has to persuade the DUP – that’s 10 votes – plus about 73 of the Tory rebels and 33 Labour MPs….


2. GW - March 12, 2019

Flurp. Pause to admire the tetrahedral arrangement of hydrogen atoms around a carbon centre.

In the British parliament she will loose again, and they will pass a meaningless motion against no deal possibly, without a path to achieving a deal or repeal or Article 50.

Meanwhile the [Br|L]exiteer moment of rapture approaches. Both socialism in one country and Empire 2.0 will be in place by the end of the year. Never fear.

Nothing has changed.

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3. An Sionnach Fionn - March 12, 2019

I went through the EU-UK joint Instrument and Statement last night, two separate but short documents, and the separate UK unilateral statement and there is nothing in the documents that changes the text of the Draft Withdrawal Agreement.

The UK is deliberately confusing “assurances” with “changes” and has added “legally binding” from Theresa May’s overactive imagination.

Pure spin.

And May has dragooned in an army of lawyers to strong-arm Geoffrey Cox into accepting the new documents as the legal alterations he sought.

What do the Americans call it? A Nothingburger?

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4. GW - March 12, 2019

But sure it’s a great day to make a killing on the foreign exchange markets, as I’m sure very good friends of JRM and N Farage are doing.

Trigger Brexit -> get insider information -> profit!


5. FergusD - March 12, 2019

The LP needs to vote for the WA to avoid a crash out and a hard border.

I read the UK’s Unilateral Statement. Bonkers!!! Absolutely bonkers!!

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6. makedoanmend - March 12, 2019

17 days to total fecking MAYhem

See what I did there ;-(

[gallows humour, if humour it be at all]

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7. makedoanmend - March 12, 2019

Is there any way out of this shite at this very, very late date?

The EU cannot allow an open border with a non-EU state. It’s a non-starter – end of story

The only other provision is to throw the 6 county nationalists under the bus? That is, seal the border and let the situation fester again? And this may still hurt Ireland economically in the short term, but might be less of disaster than an UK crash-out.

Delay doesn’t change anything, and much of the shite the UK Parliament thinks it can do unilaterally completely ignores that there are other parties outside the centre-of-the-universe-UK who may see things very differently and stymie unilateral resolutions.


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WorldbyStorm - March 12, 2019

It’s is incredible. The HOC is a complete mess.


8. CL - March 12, 2019

‘Attorney General confirms that there have been no significant changes to the Withdrawal Agreement despite the legal documents that were agreed last night.’


9. CL - March 12, 2019
irishelectionliterature - March 12, 2019

Christ, FF have little to worry about.


An Sionnach Fionn - March 12, 2019

WTF is going on with Fianna Fáil? Like, has it lost its collective mind altogether?

FIANNA Fáil has hit out at the “strident walk” of Tánaiste Simon Coveney and the EU’s Chief Brexit Negotiator Michel Barnier when they attended a Six Nations rugby game last Sunday.

What constituency are these FF complaints aimed at in the Irish electorate? Small farmers and the owners/employees of SMEs with UK trading dependencies who would be hardest hit by a no-deal exit or UK retaliation on Irish Sea commerce?

I’m flummoxed by the political rational behind the party’s don’t be beastly to the Brits attitude.


WorldbyStorm - March 12, 2019

I read that Lise Chambers criticism. Complete nonsense on her part. It’s like you both say, what are they thinking of? I don’t usually go down this particular rabbit hole but I can’t help thinking a certain EH is offering advice to them and they’re taking it. Idiotic.

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An Sionnach Fionn - March 12, 2019

God, there’s a thought!! And after his previous stellar performances in electoral politics. Maybe he’ll help revive Twink’s career. It certainly won’t be Martin’s!! 😁

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WorldbyStorm - March 12, 2019

I really think there’s something to it. But as you say, does anyone ever look at his actual track record. I wouldn’t go there. I really wouldn’t.


10. GW - March 12, 2019

And all the while the [Br|L]exiteers paddle about in their Brexshitpit real globally significant politics is happening from below:


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