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we aren't called "perfidious albion" because we keep our word

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sun Dec 10th, 2017 at 10:18:29 PM EST
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Yes, I read this morning that "An Englishman's word used to be his bond" and thought exactly that.

Well, after the initial "what?!?", of course.

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed. Gandhi

by Cyrille (cyrillev domain yahoo.fr) on Mon Dec 11th, 2017 at 10:03:04 AM EST
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This is a really great way to start the negotiations on Phase 2 - by indicating your agreement to anything isn't worth the paper it's written on.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Mon Dec 11th, 2017 at 11:12:36 AM EST
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Davis has been rapidly paddling up the stream again this morning.

This morning, Mr Davis told LBC radio in London that the media had twisted his words. He said the UK intended to prevent a hard border after leaving the European Union whatever the outcome of Brexit talks.

"What I actually said yesterday in terms was we want to protect the peace process, want to protect Ireland from the impact of Brexit for them, and I said this was a statement of intent which was much more than just legally enforceable," Mr Davis said.

"Of course it's legally enforceable under the withdrawal agreement but even if that didn't happen for some reason, if something went wrong, we would still be seeking to provide a frictionless invisible border with Ireland."

I believe Varadakar has magnanimously welcomed his remarks this morning.

by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Mon Dec 11th, 2017 at 11:25:16 AM EST
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It's always a fallback isn't it? Get caught out repeating a stupid lie and they just go and claim they were misquoted.

David Davis is lazy and stupid and lacks even the poltician's saving grace of low cunning. Didn't do his homework over the brexit negotiations and so the UK were humiliated and ended up up having to concede even more than they imagined possible.

So now, to cover up their embarrassment, they're running around the colluding UK press telling everyone who'll listen what a fantastic deal they got and how it'll all work out in the end cos they're just gonna bullshit, lie and cheat. Just like they always do

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon Dec 11th, 2017 at 01:58:18 PM EST
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