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I'm not confident the EU Council is slam dunk for approving an extension even if Moron gets her act together requests it.  It's being broadly reported the EU are tired of the UK and want the Thing Done.

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

by ATinNM on Wed Feb 27th, 2019 at 08:15:37 PM EST
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All it takes is one Council member with a grudge - against the UK or even against Brussels - Viktor Orbán anyone? or a Pedro Sánchez in the middle of a difficult general election campaign in Spain? - to withhold consent or to use his vote as a bargaining chip in some unrelated dispute and the whole process comes to an abrupt halt. Gibraltar could still be the Rock that Brexit founders on...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Wed Feb 27th, 2019 at 08:51:36 PM EST
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How about the UK just giving up their Gibraltar colony? Have May present it as a choice between giving it up and no Brexit?
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Wed Feb 27th, 2019 at 11:58:52 PM EST
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NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. You are talking centuries of British naval dominance here. It would be like asking Tories to re-run WW2 with Britain on the losing side. It would be not just the end of Empire but the end of the World as we Know it. Even the monkeys would rebel. Churchill would turn in his grave. The Queen would utter words of concern. Britain's nuclear subs would be mobilised. Britain's expats in Spain would threaten to eat only in Irish pubs. HOW CAN YOU EVEN THINK OF SUCH A THING???

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Feb 28th, 2019 at 01:27:53 AM EST
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Hell, there are Tories still pissed off about the Treaty of Amiens and the loss of Menorca.
by rifek on Sun Mar 10th, 2019 at 12:44:11 AM EST
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The Treaty of Amiens? Are you kidding? The true blue Brexiteers don't live a mere 200 years in the past; for the best of them, only 800 years old treaties will do:

Historical nonsense underpins UK's Brexit floundering

Rees-Mogg sees May's Chequers plan as "the greatest vassalage since King John paid homage to Phillip II at Le Goulet", a bizarre reference to a short-lived treaty by which England accepted French sovereignty over territories in France. Medieval Britain's fascinating complexities, and its political and cultural entanglements with the continent, are ignored in favour of flag-waving fantasy: The Daily Express declared the crusader knight - drawn from the European attempts to conquer the Holy Land - "the figurehead of the struggle to repatriate British sovereignty".
by Bernard on Sun Mar 10th, 2019 at 02:19:59 PM EST
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Rees-Mogg apparently knows very little about the period running from, say, Hastings to Bosworth.  Probably knows very little about any other period either.  I suspect his only history book had a title along the lines of "Ripping Tales for Boys."  He's such a moron, he fully qualifies to be a US politician, aside from the citizenship thing.  Amazing how far a double-barreled name can still get you.  As for the Daily Repress, it doesn't know much about much and displays that, well, daily.
by rifek on Mon Mar 11th, 2019 at 01:45:06 AM EST
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He could be governor in several US states. We are not actually very organized over here...
by asdf on Mon Mar 11th, 2019 at 05:03:47 AM EST
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Yes, but there are all those unwritten requirements, e.g., try running for governor in Utah if you aren't Mormon.
by rifek on Mon Mar 11th, 2019 at 09:57:26 PM EST
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The same way the NY rules don't officially require you to be a member of the Cuomo family.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Mon Mar 11th, 2019 at 11:10:11 PM EST
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But in New York, you're not threatened with excommunication for voting the wrong way.  You may have a contract taken out on you, but it isn't a spiritual one.
by rifek on Wed Mar 13th, 2019 at 03:02:34 AM EST
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But when Teachout was running against Cuomo, didn't somebody say that women who don't vote for women have a special place in Hell reserved for them?
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Wed Mar 13th, 2019 at 12:08:12 PM EST
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Lord haw-haw.
Method actor.

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty
by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Tue Mar 12th, 2019 at 12:44:06 PM EST
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Not Pedro Sánchez, but imagine a right-wing nationalist government of Ciudadanos and PP with outside Vox support after May...

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 Thu Feb 28th, 2019 at 05:38:06 PM EST
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