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The Titanic has struck the iceberg, a great shock ... disbelief and the orchestra is still playing, the rich are still having their fun ... only a few know soon it will be all hands on deck ... the empire is sinking and will take a bit of time ... the crew realizes in these cold waters of the North Atlantic there will be no rescue.

Great Britain the Invincible!

'A slap in the face': Barnier sets May on course for Brexit defeat | The Guardian |

Theresa May appears set for a second humiliating defeat when she brings her Brexit deal back to parliament next week, after the EU's chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, rebuffed her pleas for last-minute concessions.

The prime minister urged MPs to "get it done" and back her deal, in an impassioned speech at a dockside warehouse in the leave-voting town of Grimsby.

A vote against the deal would mean "not completing Brexit and getting on with all the other important issues people care about, just yet more months and years arguing", May told MPs. "If we go down that road we might never leave the EU at all."

Addressing workers from Ørsted, a Danish energy and wind turbine firm, May also urged the EU to make new concessions over the Irish backstop - the issue that caused many of her MPs to vote against the deal the first time - before last-ditch talks in Brussels this weekend.

The EU "has to make a choice too", the prime minister said. "We are both participants in this process. It is in the European interest for the UK to leave with a deal. We are working with them but the decisions that the European Union makes over the next few days will have a big impact on the outcome of the vote.

"European leaders tell me they worry that time is running out and that we only have one chance to get it right. My message to them is: now is the moment for us to act."

But EU negotiator Michel Barnier immediately appeared to rebuff the prime minister, by responding with a series of tweets ...

The Unsikable Titanic sinking as only a few can be rescued by too few places in the lifeboats. Contrary to 1912, Brexit wil do no harm to the rich of Great Britain.

Credit: The Guardian

by Oui on Sat Mar 9th, 2019 at 06:49:34 AM EST

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