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Senior Norwegian politicians and businesses figures have rejected Norway-plus, the increasingly touted British cross-party plan for the UK to leave the EU but join Norway in a free trade trade area inside the EU single market.

They attacked the idea as "neither in Norway nor the UK's interest". The UK would need Norway's permission to join its Efta club.

Could English politicians start talking about "Liechtenstein" in the hope that nobody will notice that it also needs Norway's approval?
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Fri Dec 7th, 2018 at 10:23:28 AM EST
"Kind of like having an abusive partner spiking the drinks and inviting to a Christmas party and think that this will go well."

Schengen is toast!
by epochepoque on Fri Dec 7th, 2018 at 08:53:27 PM EST
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"spiking the drinks"

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Dec 7th, 2018 at 09:38:05 PM EST
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and become the EU go-to off-shore Fun for the Entire (Crime) Family center for drugs, money laundering, prostitution, and gambling.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Fri Dec 7th, 2018 at 09:43:15 PM EST
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That appears to have been the Tory plan all along.

Student loans -> a lot of female and some male students turn to prostitution
Benefit cuts -> victims turn to crime, prostitution, or starve/freeze
Police cuts -> more crime
Assault weapons -> Tories vote against banning them

The Tories hate themselves, but not as much as they hate British voters.

And British voters are supine and compliant. Given this pattern of abuse, many countries would have exploded into civil unrest. But the British post on FB and organise petitions, and sometimes write to their MPs, who mostly ignore them.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Sat Dec 8th, 2018 at 02:09:21 PM EST
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