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What the Brits want or do not want is only one factor - and may not even be the biggest factor.  The EU wants them gone as quickly and painfully as possible.  

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Sat Jun 25th, 2016 at 03:53:26 PM EST
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"biggest" should be "big"


She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Sat Jun 25th, 2016 at 03:58:46 PM EST
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It WILL get interesting as more and more time passes without the UK making an Article 50 request. Perhaps Brussels can devise an alternative way to dump the UK. EC meetings are already being called w/o Cameron being invited.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sat Jun 25th, 2016 at 06:37:13 PM EST
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Schauble bad cop, Merkel good.

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty
by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Sat Jun 25th, 2016 at 09:56:18 PM EST
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Suggestions on the BBC today that the EU bigwigs are annoyed that Cameron resigned, but accept that little will happen till the new PM comes in.

It will probably be Boris but there's a lot of muttering going on that there's a strong "over my dead body" sentiment on the Remain side of the Tory party. But that will probably make the Tory party in Westminster unmanageable.

tbh, there's so many things that might happen or should happen that I'm not sure the UK will have a functioning government until well into next year. And that's not taking into account the high probability that there will be a General Election. We're New Belgium right now. There are so many plots and counter plots going on it's hard to keep pace with it all. I thought I'd be depressed but it's sort of fun to watch their distress.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sun Jun 26th, 2016 at 07:07:36 PM EST
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The only party in parliament that (a) has a clue and (b) is unified is the Scottish National Party.  

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Sun Jun 26th, 2016 at 07:19:03 PM EST
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