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Well, Johnson just sent a letter to Donald Tusk...

Johnson tries to reopen Brexit talks with backstop plea to EU

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet

by Melanchthon on Mon Aug 19th, 2019 at 11:46:18 PM EST
he claims th backstop is anti-democratic. I think he's gonna have to work on that line cos that's even more full of bullshit than his Telegraph columns from Brussels were

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Aug 20th, 2019 at 07:57:17 AM EST
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Tusk is unimpressed.

Neither is Angela Merkel.

Merkel: No need to reopen Brexit deal to tackle Irish border - Politico.eu

The EU will consider "practical" solutions for the Irish border after Brexit, but this does not mean re-opening the Withdrawal Agreement, Angela Merkel said Tuesday.

"As soon as we have a practical arrangement where we can abide by the Good Friday Agreement and also define the borders of the [EU's] single market, we won't need the backstop," Merkel said at a press conference during a visit to Iceland.

"That means we will, of course, think about practical solutions, and I always say that if you want to find these solutions, you can do so in a short period of time," she said. "The European Union is ready to do this, but we don't need to open up the Withdrawal Agreement. It's a question of the future relationship."

by Bernard on Tue Aug 20th, 2019 at 06:55:49 PM EST
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"Those against the backstop and not proposing realistic alternatives in fact support re-establishing a border. Even if they do not admit it."
Finally, a succinct translation of Tory gov NI "unionist" gibberish including but not limited to a NEW! line through the Irish Sea.

BorderIrish definitively segregates UK gov claim to geographic and jurisdictional possession of that colony from all others' claims. Tory gov defense of the '22 border --first international treaty-- is precisely what keeps UK "orderly" withdrawal from TFEU --second international treaty-- hostage.

Since '99 (eurozone est'd) Tories have been quibbling amongst themselves about price of the ransom.

According to pirate guidelines.

US-UK do not do international law. 'k?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Tue Aug 20th, 2019 at 02:46:33 PM EST
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