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UK Set to End EU Negotiations by June, Gove Says

by Oui Thu Feb 27th, 2020 at 12:31:18 PM EST

Boris Johnson claims he is prepared to leave the EU with no deal at end if year, document reveals

The EU-27 leaning over backwards to accommodate the extension last fall played into the hands of BoJo and Cummings strategy to accomplish a no deal. Prepare for the worst-case scenario EU, stop dreaming.


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Johnson denies going back on level playing field terms he agreed with the EU last June

    This is monstrous. I mean, honestly. People may dimly recall that I left the government, whenever it was, a couple of years ago, because I couldn't accept the idea that we were going to be locked into the EU's legal and regulatory orbit for ever under the so-called Chequers deal, which people have now forgotten. The whole objective of doing what we're doing is so the UK can do things differently and better.

PM Boris Johnson signed the political declaration (pdf) last year saying that in a future UK-EU relationship "there should be robust commitments to ensure a level playing field."



Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
by Oui on Thu Feb 27th, 2020 at 05:14:28 PM EST
A crazy world we live in ...



Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
by Oui on Thu Feb 27th, 2020 at 09:59:11 PM EST
I am not familiar with the three Labour candidates but I did watch the debate tonight. For me the best performance was by Lisa Nandy.

All three failed on the question on anti-semitism. Apparently none understood the question put forth. In the end that person stated he would not vote for any of the candidates.

Beyond this question I did appreciate the discussion and supported by the form and orderly manner.

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

by Oui on Thu Feb 27th, 2020 at 10:42:52 PM EST
From hanging around very demoralized Labour supporters I get the sense that none of them are particuliar inspiring. Stammer gets the support of the UK equivalent of the helpful Republican good faith advisor. I suppose they call them "Guardian columnist". There is quite the possibility that his election would lead to a purge of left-leaning elements. RLB as the Corbyn candidate proposes open selection of MPs which would be a significant weakening of the PLP. Lisa Nandy seems to take "concerns about immigration" a bit too seriously.

All in all Labour is in a bad way. Stammer might get in on "electability". Of course the day the votes are in it will be discovered that he actually was an anti-semitic Judeo-Bolshevic after all.

by generic on Fri Feb 28th, 2020 at 12:49:16 PM EST
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Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
by Oui on Sun Mar 1st, 2020 at 08:28:00 AM EST

FTSE 100 plunges 7.7% into bear market amid fears of global recession | The Guardian |

The big fallers in London today

Oil giants BP and Royal Dutch Shell led the FTSE 100 fallers tonight, tumbling by 19% and 18% respectively in London today.

That makes sense, given crude prices still down 20% today after Saudi Arabia launched its oil price war over the weekend, vowing to cut prices and boost output.

Other top fallers included cruise firm Carnival, down 15%, and mining companies Glencore (-12%) and BHP Group (-16%).

Succes to BoJo and recalcitrant Brexit talks ..., has choice between USA deal and close EU relationship in a year of global recession.  

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

by Oui on Mon Mar 9th, 2020 at 05:54:00 PM EST


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