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Re: Europe? And the Future of Britain in Europe

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:10 pm
by Boiler
If you're a Francophone...



"It is no part of the duty of the leaders of the 27 countries who are staying in the European Union to make the British Prime Minister happy." :lol:

Re: Europe? And the Future of Britain in Europe

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:21 pm
by Malcolm Armsteen
'Mauvais deal pour le UK...'

Re: Europe? And the Future of Britain in Europe

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:41 pm
by oboogie
Kreuzberger wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:12 pm
They can get Irish cheddar in spades. The Dutch artisan cheese industry has come on leaps and bounds in the last twenty years to fill the void created by the monolithic prducers. Plus, there are another 10,000 or so serviceable cheeses to choose from within the Single Market.

There really are no winners.
Likewise, if there's a market in the EU for smoked salmon or clotted cream, I'm sure there are continental producers ready to supply it (if they're not already).

Re: Europe? And the Future of Britain in Europe

Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:55 pm
by youngian
Likewise, if there's a market in the EU for smoked salmon or clotted cream, I'm sure there are continental producers ready to supply it (if they're not already).

If not, generous resettlement grants available for Brits who can.

Re: Europe? And the Future of Britain in Europe

Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:51 am
by youngian
These are tactics to bail out a friend. Johnson is not your friend.
The EU Has a Plan to Get a Brexit Deal: Let Johnson Claim He Won

Deep in the European Commission’s Brussels headquarters, officials are plotting how to make it look like Boris Johnson is a brilliant negotiator.
Johnson, who had been unhappy about the pace of negotiations and at the EU’s repeated demands for concessions, said on Friday he would only reopen discussions if the bloc showed “some fundamental change of approach.”

But EU officials, and senior diplomats from Europe’s biggest capitals, say they are relaxed about the U.K.’s posturing, which they say they recognize is necessary for Johnson to be able to sell a compromise to euro-skeptics at home. One official described the current standoff as theatrics. Another called Friday’s statement an expected and artificial provocation. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... aim-he-won

Re: Europe? And the Future of Britain in Europe

Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:54 am
by Tubby Isaacs
Everything is theatrics, maaan.

Re: Europe? And the Future of Britain in Europe

Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:48 pm
by Tubby Isaacs
The Telegraph's Brussels Correspondent.


Re: Europe? And the Future of Britain in Europe

Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:59 pm
by youngian
Whatever gave the government that idea about the Tory press?
Fact is if this government thinks we're a bunch of credulous chumps who will swallow what they are given and be grateful, they think the same about you.

Re: Europe? And the Future of Britain in Europe

Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:15 am
by Tubby Isaacs
Is this forced on us by leaving the Customs Union, or something we're doing for other reasons. Hardly buccaneering free trade.

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Re: Europe? And the Future of Britain in Europe

Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:25 am
by spoonman
Tubby Isaacs wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:15 am
Is this forced on us by leaving the Customs Union, or something we're doing for other reasons. Hardly buccaneering free trade.

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William Shatner, of all people, was pointing this out on Twitter a few days ago. Sorry I haven't a link to it, on mobile ATM.

Edit:



As you say, not the vision of a "free trade Britain" that is being touted by the spoofers.

Re: Europe? And the Future of Britain in Europe

Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:06 pm
by Tubby Isaacs
I saw that but it didn't register with me properly. I was expecting to find out this stuff from the government, rather than from the bloke out of Star Trek.

Re: Europe? And the Future of Britain in Europe

Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:53 pm
by davidjay
Aaaaannnnnd the first reply is....


Re: Europe? And the Future of Britain in Europe

Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:21 pm
by youngian
Nicola Sturgeon sounding like Michael Gove on Brexit to cheer up five year olds.