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Ergo, the default option: no deal.
by Bernard on Fri Mar 22nd, 2019 at 07:39:34 PM EST
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'Hope dies last': fatalism among EU leaders as no-deal Brexit looks likely
The EU increasingly believes a no-deal Brexit on 12 April is the most likely outcome, senior EU officials have said, prompting Emmanuel Macron to privately ask the Irish prime minister if his country could cope.

The French president sought assurance from Leo Varadkar in the closing moments of a marathon session of talks on Thursday night, as the leaders looked to settle on mid-April as the new cliff-edge.

"What will happen if there is a no-deal Brexit on 12 April?" Macron asked of the Irish taoiseach. "Would you be fine?"

Varadkar responded: "We can cope".

by Bernard on Fri Mar 22nd, 2019 at 09:04:57 PM EST
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I must insist. This headline is as ridiculous as any produced by every masthead over the prior two years -- and it often seems that we've reviewed every one of them here.

London's press corpse expresses gothic drama (Remember to 'de-dramatise'!) far more vividly than anyone commenting on UK gov from the continent. The two reporters must by typing --or dictating to their personal assistants who are typing-- from a fainting couch.

What will become of us! (fanning vapours)

"anything is possible", including a revocation of article 50...
What's that ? (a single tear trickles)
which had gained more than 3m signatures by Friday, Merkel said ...
Pass the salts! (a spasm)
"The road the can has, in perspective, is a very short one."
Fare thee welllll ...

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Mar 22nd, 2019 at 10:35:16 PM EST
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