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As I told EU leaders, neither side should demand the unacceptable of the other. We cannot accept anything that threatens the integrity of our union, just as they cannot accept anything that threatens the integrity of theirs. We cannot accept anything that does not respect the result of the referendum, just as they cannot accept anything that is not in the interest of their citizens.

A moving moment. She finally acknowledges the hopelessness of her self-assigned task.

Oddly, she finished the presser without resigning.


It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Fri Sep 21st, 2018 at 01:38:36 PM EST
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Madness.

Absolutely nobody has ever explained what it was that the British public voted for. What they do is describe their own personal brexit and then claim that this is what was voted for. To describe it as dishonest is merely remarking that water is wet (news to Donald I know) or that bears shit in woods.

There are many versions of brexit that do not threaten the integrity of the referendum result, the integrity of the UK nor that of the EU. However, to do so buggers up Theresa's personal brexit which involves leaving the European Court of Justice which she personally hates and despises.

And that's the problem. Everybody is wandering around talking about brexit as if it was an entirely accepted idea of what it entailed. There isn't.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri Sep 21st, 2018 at 02:03:14 PM EST
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Was the European Court of Justice even a major issue in the referendum campaign?

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Sep 21st, 2018 at 02:16:08 PM EST
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Yes!

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
by Oui on Fri Sep 21st, 2018 at 03:14:49 PM EST
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No, never.

Indeed, I wish somebody had compiled a compendium of soft-soap promises from the brexiteers of what brexit would look  like leading up to the referendum, cos they drove a cart and horses through that lot the day after

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri Sep 21st, 2018 at 03:16:28 PM EST
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I can certainly see why May would be upset about the ECJ today, in particular

Scots judges refer the question of whether the UK can unilaterally revoke Article 50 to the ECJ.

Scots judges.
To the ECJ.

Carloway, one of three judges to consider the case on appeal after it was initially rejected in June as "academic and hypothetical", noted that the Commons would be required to vote on whether to ratify any Brexit deal before 29 March 2019, "a date which is looming up", and that a judgment from the ECJ would "have the effect of clarifying the options open to MPs in the lead-up to what is now an inevitable vote".

If it turns out that the UK Parliament can, by a vote, solemnly and meekly put an end to the whole train wreck...

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Fri Sep 21st, 2018 at 03:00:42 PM EST
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EU has been clear the UK 'taking a Mulligan' on the A50 letter is a non-starter.  The letter was sent, accepted, and the UK is outta there.  The discussion is on what "outta there" is.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Fri Sep 21st, 2018 at 04:17:11 PM EST
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