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When the negotiations start there will be plenty to fill its own thread without destroying the other political type threads and harking back to debates in the in/out thread and the GE thread.

 

So far both sides have started with bluster and strong stances and seems like rigid positions. This is all bollocks and will there will be plenty of compromise to come....Unless the EU want to destroy us.... :lol:

 

Remember the EU is fighting on four fronts: Ukraine, Greece, Hungary AND UK.

 

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-hungary-idUSKBN17S1DZ

 

 

The document voted through by the European parliament confirms:

  • Britain will leave the EU on 30 March 2019 00.00 Brussels time, unless the EU27 agrees unanimously to extend talks.
  • The status of EU citizens (3.5 million EU citizens in the UK and 1.2 million Britons on the continent) is the EU’s top priority. The Brexit agreement must ensure “effective, enforceable, non-discriminatory and comprehensive guarantees” for those people and their families.
  • There is no mention of the €100bn Brexit bill (or any other number). Instead, the EU states that Britain will have to agree on a “single financial settlement” covering the EU budget and British contributions to the European Investment Bank and other common funds.
  • The EU’s hope of avoiding a hard border on the island of Ireland, while “respecting the EU’s legal order”, meaning customs checks will have to be in place, if the UK leaves the customs union.
  • The EU wants to ensure that any future British government can be held to account if it fails to uphold the Brexit agreement: it proposes “an institutional structure to ensure an effective enforcement of the commitments” and refers to the importance of the European court of justice.

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/22/ready-for-brexit-talks-says-eu-chief-negotiator-michel-barnier

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Tbf, he's being a cunt as usual. Maybe before your time, but he's boasted in the past as earning £70k as a minicab driver. What's that, three times the salary of a paramedic? Yet it's the latter who n

Remember when Ali G was interviewing that former British General on the 11 O'Clock Show? Opening question was: Can anyone join the Army or do you have to be a bit thick?

They're hiring skilled negotiators? What the actual FUCK?

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/ng-interactive/2017/feb/20/gb-v-eu-how-the-brexit-negotiating-teams-line-up

 

The European Commission’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has assembled a team of roughly 30 staffers to coordinate the EU’s position. This task force is likely to double in size at the very least in the first few months of formal negotiations.

 

The EU’s battle plan, agreed at the last European summit, largely left the politics to presidents and prime ministers and focused on technicalities. But Barnier’s appointments suggest he wants his staffers to have strong political instincts as well.

As you might expect, the French veteran has filled his ranks with several former aides and officials from his previous jobs. With at least five French staffers in the negotiating team — the deputy diplomatic adviser is a top young French civil servant, Tristan Aureau — it’s fair to assume French will be frequently heard in the corridors of the fifth floor of the Berlaymont, where the team is headquartered, to the dismay, no doubt, of British tabloids.

François Arbault, a cabinet member when Barnier was European commissioner for the internal market and financial services, was one of the first to join the team, as was Stefaan de Rynck, a financial services expert who will handle the task force’s relations with national parliaments and think-tanks.''

 

http://www.politico.eu/article/michel-barnier-brexit-dream-team-negotiation-europe-commission/

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Was at the Varoufakis talk today in Hamburg and managed to get hold of him after for a quick chat. He was of the opinion the EU are going to make it quite tough as they did with Greece during the crisis. The primary reason is that it serves as a warning to the other who are perhaps on the edge like Italy and Spain with growing populist movements. That even if they work against their best interests there is a good chance that they want to send out a political message to the rest of Europe. Just as Greece was used to scare the other debtor countries.

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39 minutes ago, Park Life said:

Was at the Varoufakis talk today in Hamburg and managed to get hold of him after for a quick chat. He was of the opinion the EU are going to make it quite tough as they did with Greece during the crisis. The primary reason is that it serves as a warning to the other who are perhaps on the edge like Italy and Spain with growing populist movements. That even if they work against their best interests there is a good chance that they want to send out a political message to the rest of Europe. Just as Greece was used to scare the other debtor countries.

 

Bollocks. May is going to agree a cracking deal. 

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On 07/06/2016 at 0:10 PM, ewerk said:

I don't think that the EU will be in any mood to do us any favours. They'll want to show the other EU members that you can't just walk away and expect to retain the benefits of membership.

 

56 minutes ago, Park Life said:

Was at the Varoufakis talk today in Hamburg and managed to get hold of him after for a quick chat. He was of the opinion the EU are going to make it quite tough as they did with Greece during the crisis. The primary reason is that it serves as a warning to the other who are perhaps on the edge like Italy and Spain with growing populist movements. That even if they work against their best interests there is a good chance that they want to send out a political message to the rest of Europe. Just as Greece was used to scare the other debtor countries.

 

 

How much did you pay for your boyfriend to repeat exactly what I said a year ago?

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5 minutes ago, ewerk said:

 

 

 

How much did you pay for your boyfriend to repeat exactly what I said a year ago?

It was free. And I think you're both wrong. :D There will be plenty of wiggle room.

 

His thinking is still scarred from this recent tribulations.

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1 minute ago, ewerk said:

Aye, because you know better than one of the greatest political minds of our generation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And Varoufakis is no dope either. ;)

:lol:

 

Whatever the Federalists want the Globalists will have different ideas with regard to disruption in capital and commerce. This is going to be one of the most interesting historical moments since Black Adder. :D

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I've never bought it but I've got a lot of time for Ian Hislop. He said the other day that there should be an enquiry into Michael Gove's relationship with Rupert Murdoch, not for the first time showing that he's one of the few media wankers who isn't bought and paid for. 

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Divorce bill first.

 

''Britain and the EU agreed to focus the first stages of negotiations over Brexit on divorce proceedings from the bloc in a meeting that both sides hailed as constructive after an early concession from London on the sequence of talks.

The two sides agreed to prioritise negotiations on Britain’s exit bill and a settlement on rights for EU citizens living in the UK and Britons on the continent, in line with Brussels’ longstanding demands for the structure of the discussions.

Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator, and David Davis, the UK Brexit minister, stressed after their talks in Brussels that an exit deal was achievable, but both conceded the talks were up against the clock, with Britain set to leave the EU in March 2019.''

 

https://www.ft.com/content/34b704a0-54d7-11e7-9fed-c19e2700005f?mhq5j=e1

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