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in order to open consideration of inter-gov "diplomacy" PR to achieve specific goals for EU27:

"Peace and stability" is a platitude.
That condition can be satisfied by violent subjugation. (UK gov) Or by cooperation within the opposition to in order to obtain specific, vital resources: (1) negotiated settlement, (2) non-violent disobedience, desuetude, evasion, material safety (3) retreat (BATNA).

Absent re-incarnation by Sun Tzu, a reasonable observer could confidently state, negotiated settlement has failed. That outcome is not "shameful", IF one has learned from the experience how to act in order to foreclose future risks of failure.

Forget polling. Forget Foster. Foster is one. Foster is one of many lying SOSs who dominate UK gov and discourse on withdrawal in UK. Whatever UK gov says will not respect what they do. UK gov is regrouping in predictable impolitic fashion.

Theresa May seeks bilateral treaty with Ireland

The Sunday Times said aides to May believe a deal with Dublin would remove the huge opposition to the [UK] withdrawal agreement setting out its divorce from the European Union.
NB. further, change in terminology: "one group of MPs plans to table a motion this week that would suspend the country's withdrawal process under the EU's Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty."

Typical "divide and conquer" rhetoric in motion on one flank; arming subversives in disputed territory on the other.

Ethics lesson: For each, given my knowledge and belief, how should I do? How will I act?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sun Jan 20th, 2019 at 06:12:37 PM EST
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