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Setting the record straight ... Merkel explains what Ursula Von der Leyen meant when "offering" a Brexit extension beyond Oct. 31, 2019 to the UK ...

    The German chief mentioned she understood Ms Von der Leyen had recommended she would take into account extending the Brexit deadline if Britain requested it.

    Ms Merkel said: "The way I understand it is that Ursula von der Leyen said if there is the wish for more time coming from the UK she will grant it.

    "That's how we acted in the past already. If the UK needs more time we will give it to them, if not then that's OK."

by Oui on Sat Jul 20th, 2019 at 09:06:27 AM EST
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Didn't BoJo pledge to leave the EU by October 31, rain or shine?

If the UK is determined to leave, even without a deal, the EU cannot force them to another extension.

Then again, Boris has flipped-flopped more times than your average Brussels waffle; might very well pull something else out of his, er, hat.

by Bernard on Sat Jul 20th, 2019 at 10:11:49 AM EST
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In the footsteps of Farage, Trump, Brexit ... what is another lie? Offering an opportunity to prepare further for leaving w/o a deal.


London protest today

by Oui on Sat Jul 20th, 2019 at 10:27:02 AM EST
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In our post-modern world, does anything even qualify as a lie anymore?
by rifek on Sun Jul 21st, 2019 at 01:22:43 AM EST
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No.

And that's the truth.

Things are going to slide, slide in all directions
Won't be nothing
Nothing you can measure anymore
L. Cohen

by john_evans (john(dot)evans(dot)et(at)gmail(dot)com) on Sun Jul 21st, 2019 at 07:14:29 AM EST
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