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I have seen speculation that the EU may be preparing some last minute compromise to help May get her deal across the line but are reluctant to unveil anything until the last minute in case the Brexiteers pocket it and come back looking for more.

But what could that be? Perhaps a gesture towards Corbyn's ideas giving the UK "a consultative role" on future trade deals?

Perhaps an agreement the Backstop can lapse provided a majority in a N. Ireland referendum voted against continued membership of the Customs Union and Single Market?

Either way, Newton Emerson seems to think the DUP is preparing for a climb down. That will be a first!

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Feb 14th, 2019 at 09:58:52 PM EST
I'll have none of it!

A joyful big band playing for a group of elites unaware the maiden voyage will encounter the iceberg on March 29th ... everyone can envision how the sinking of an ocean liner unfolds in phases ... a dream world slides slowly into frosted waters.

Belfast - Titanic - April 10, 1912

My dad born in 1905 spoke often about the drama ... so it will be with future generations.  :(

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Thu Feb 14th, 2019 at 10:33:26 PM EST
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I think we underestimated the stupidity of the UK Ruling Class in general and the Tory Party in specific.  

(Now there's a sentence I never expected to type!)

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Fri Feb 15th, 2019 at 05:27:47 PM EST
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I think some of them are going to make a serious amount of money if we crash out. Even the richest of them are looking to add a nought to their fortunes.

The rest are useful idiots

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri Feb 15th, 2019 at 06:10:08 PM EST
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I'm afraid the Commons will still reject any compromise the EU offers, even at the last minute.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Feb 19th, 2019 at 08:50:56 AM EST
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