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Eurointelligence is not optimistic:

What should the EU do now?

But, when confronted with a partner willing to accept a no-deal Brexit, the situation changes. The EU will need to consider, for the first time in earnest, the political dynamics in the European Council in the days and hours before a no-deal Brexit. Are they really prepared for it as they say? Politically and technically?

We don't think so. The German media has spent the last two years in denial that Brexit is happening, focusing much of its reporting on the second-referendum campaign. Lately they switched to portraying Johnson as a buffoon or, in the case of Spiegel, as a madman. But what will happen once they realise that Germany is about to face tariffs in the two largest export markets for its cars, the US and the UK? We think that complacency will turn to panic overnight, as it so often does in European politics. The EU will need a strategy to deal with the Johnson administration. EU leaders will need to explore among themselves how far they will go in opening up the discussion on the Irish backstop. And they will need a no-deal strategy that goes beyond the regulatory preparations of the European Commission.

by Bernard on Fri Jul 26th, 2019 at 07:14:22 PM EST
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EuroIntelligence seems to have been reading the conservative wish list.

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri Jul 26th, 2019 at 07:45:55 PM EST
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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Jul 26th, 2019 at 08:24:05 PM EST
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The UK-US relations are "phenominal" 😄

Whose bluster will win: Johnson or Trump?

MAGA - strictly self interest.

Today Trump doesn't like Emmanuel Macron ... threatens tarifs on French wine imports. Just sayin ...

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

by Oui on Fri Jul 26th, 2019 at 08:39:09 PM EST
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The German media has spent the last two years in denial that Brexit is happening

The banks of Denial stretch far from their home in Egypt.


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

by ATinNM on Sat Jul 27th, 2019 at 06:34:29 PM EST
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I almost troll-rated that.

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 28th, 2019 at 07:18:34 AM EST
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