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adwil

From: adwil

Sep-8

Di (amina046) said:

Difficult to make a more succinct review.

I agree. Thanks for posting it.

PTG (anotherPTG)

From: PTG (anotherPTG)

Sep-9

Today in Parliament is going to be an interesting day!

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Di (amina046)

From: Di (amina046)

Sep-9

adwil

From: adwil

Sep-10

Di (amina046) said:

"the British government says would be prepared to break the terms of an international treaty."

It's a negotiating tactic. If there's a deal with the EU, it won't happen. If the EU refuses a deal and seeks to split NI off from the rest of UK, then we will unilaterally nullify that part of the treaty. Hopefully it won't be necessary. 

PTG (anotherPTG)

From: PTG (anotherPTG)

Sep-10

BoJo to Donald:

Anything you can do I can do better.avi

Anything you can do I can do better - Annie Get Your Gun - Betty Hutton and Howard Keel

adwil

From: adwil

Sep-10

Or perhaps I ought to say, I hope it's a negotiating tactic, because not honouring a treaty is something we should not do and I would be surprised if there's no attempt to overthrow Johnson if he carries on with that policy.

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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

Sep-12

adwil

From: adwil

Sep-12

"The European Union stepped up planning for a "no-deal" Brexit on Friday after Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government refused to revoke a plan to break the divorce treaty that Brussels says will sink four years of talks."

I don't think we should renege on a treaty that we've freely made. However I suspect this is games playing to try and move the negotiations forward on fisheries and subsidies. I hope so anyway. 

The reason seems to be that the Gov has realised that in the event of a no-deal Brexit, it would be possible for the EU to split Northern Ireland off from the rest of the UK by interpreting the Treaty in a way that was not envisaged by the UK when it was signed. 

Obviously, we can't allow that to happen. 

I expect the EU to give assurances and for the Gov to withdraw the Bill. However, I don't know that will happen.

slackerx

From: slackerx

Sep-12

The whole thing seems kinda' weird from here, considering that this non-binding referendum split pretty much 50-50.

It's a little hard to understand how they ended up in such a bind.

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