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EU open to change of heart, say France and Germany

French President Emmanuel Macron says the possibility of the UK remaining in the European Union is an option until Brexit negotiations have concluded.

He was speaking at a joint news conference with UK PM Theresa May.

But he said he acknowledged and respected that a decision to leave had been taken by the British people.

He echoed the words of German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, who also said the UK could change its mind about Brexit.

"If they want to change their decision, of course they would find open doors, but I think it's not very likely," Mr Schaeuble told Bloomberg Television.


by Zwackus on Wed Jun 14th, 2017 at 03:21:37 AM EST
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Preferred EU outcome is no Brexit.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Wed Jun 14th, 2017 at 06:34:37 AM EST
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It might be trolling, but unless other governments contradict them, A50 declarations are now reversible. Because if all governments are united on interpretation, who will take it to the Court?

And that might become important down the line, for example if Corbyn becomes PM within two years and puts the Brexit negotiation results to a referendum.

by fjallstrom on Wed Jun 14th, 2017 at 10:45:12 AM EST
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there is much discussion here from legal political types here that A50 hasn't actually been legally invoked and so is technically invalid.

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Jun 14th, 2017 at 11:24:23 AM EST
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Some of the more excitable are pointing out that the whole process was designed to con the voters and Parliament.

A50 legislation - as passed by Parliament - explicitly labelled advisory, not binding
Cameron - "binding referendum, your wishes will be respected"
Cameron, Osborne, and Corbyn - the most unpopular politicians in the country - lead Remain
Ref - "the will of the people"

And then we discover that Cameron was a closet Eurosceptic all along.

It is, to put it bluntly, an utter crock of shit.

Interestingly the FB remain groups are currently dominated by LDs shrieking about how they're the only true Remain party - an easy claim to make with a handful of MPs - and no one should ever vote for that nasty Corbyn man ever again.

They're oddly quiet about the Tory side.

Some of them become very abusive when challenged about this.

I honestly can't decide if the LDs are actually imbeciles, or if the party is a stage-managed viper's nest of crypto-Tories being manipulated by Tory HQ.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Wed Jun 14th, 2017 at 01:24:37 PM EST
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