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  1. jack_sparrow

    Brexit, WTF

    Just like a Swiss Watch
  2. jack_sparrow

    Brexit, WTF

    Leo that's not right. DUP are in second place behind the Spartans for supporting Brexit. Those pricks are chasing No Deal and don't care about a hard border. New name should be NDUP..the "No Deal Unionist Party" The DUP's position is all about domestic politics. They never want to own a solution otherwise their fingerprints are over things that accelerate reunification/diminish the union. They have the shits now because Community Consent pendulum arguably now swung the Nationalists way with default being the Customs Partnership if Stormont collapses.
  3. jack_sparrow

    Brexit, WTF

    It is certainly getting like that. This is the ERG inspired amendments to UK Customs Law he speaks of. Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Bill: Briefing for Lords August 2018 This is actually no different than many other pieces of UK legislation have to be amended and or repealed to allow the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement to be prosecuted. In other words entering into the Withdrawal Agreement and actual withdrawal from the EU are subject to these legislative changes being made. That is impossible before the 31st so kill off any chance of exiting the EU happening on the 31st. It does vindicate the EU insisting upon full legal text where they have likewise will have come to the same conclusion and give it at best a heavily conditioned approval that won't allow Withdrawal Agreement Act to be finalised before the 31st. Boris ran out of runway with his last minute negotiation strategy. This guy hasn't lost a Brexit case so far so one can assume he is confident of throwing a spanner in the works and blowing up HOC Super Saturday. Even if he fails in Court on Friday it further decreases the chance of Boris getting his Deal passed by MP's until it is properly sorted and that will require an extension beyond the 31st. Boris is fucked and by his own hand. Dumb.
  4. jack_sparrow

    Brexit, WTF

    Wonderfull timing for Boris MPs press minister over Jennifer Arcuri investigation - say matter should be referred to police if DCMS review finds possible fraud
  5. jack_sparrow

    Brexit, WTF

    So the Deal is level playing field and Nth Ireland in Single Market with Customs Partnership and with this Consent mechanism removing DUP power of veto. Note: Actually maybe a Sinn Fein veto if anything because if they walked and no Stormont, NI remains in EU customs partnership. Appears UK/DUP sticking point is/was EU VAT rules applying to NI? If correct that means DUP were never going to agree to any Deal that didn't have some hard border aspect and all to save face amoungst unionist voters. What a bunch of cunts.
  6. jack_sparrow

    Brexit, WTF

    I waited an hour and no Arlene rebuttal so it must be true.
  7. jack_sparrow

    How about a The Ocean Race thread?

    Back to the land of the small bikini
  8. jack_sparrow

    Brexit, WTF

    Surely they wouldn't keep postponing unless there was something worthwhile being briefed on?
  9. jack_sparrow

    Brexit, WTF

    I wonder how much money Boris has promised them.
  10. jack_sparrow

    Brexit, WTF

    This is the sort of disengenous morons in the DUP Boris is having / wanting to deal with. The Cross Community Consent provisions in the GFA are attached. What then can possibly be the problem? Well external relations including with the EU were never devolved to NI for starters. But let's pretend they do. Another provision that gives the DUP power of veto that Boris won't give the DUP or anyone access to is what they are moaning about. A power of veto the DUP have used countless times that led to Stormont collapsing. As for demanding others uphold the GFA, a GFA that the DUP refused to sign up to or recognise? What a joke.
  11. jack_sparrow

    Brexit, WTF

    EU27 ambassadors meeting to hear Barnier's briefing has been moved back until 4.00pm UK time. Boris and Cabinet meet at 2.30pm.
  12. jack_sparrow

    Brexit, WTF

    Boris during PM leadership contest in July. Ogh dear .. And DUP 2014 Manifesto.... Anyway they both have at least one thing in common....a reverse gear.
  13. jack_sparrow

    Brexit, WTF

    That tweet is for domestic blame game consumption. Discussions continue (DUP/UK)....that's rubbish. DUP input is now finished. Barnier briefs the EU27 reps in a few hour or so and then EU will vote something tomorrow. As for her tweeting on behalf of Sinn Fein and Nationalists implying they and DUP have a joint position and with that joint support still pending to allow Boris to secure a deal?? That ignorant woman is on fucking crack.
  14. jack_sparrow

    Brexit, WTF

    No. Benn Act triggers A.50 Extension Letter being sent no later than this Saturday (where HOC sitting) if HOC have not approved a Deal (that is already approved by EU). A No Deal is actually possible if Deal is approved then Boris backtracks. Therefore a conditional approval and or link to approving Withdrawal Agreement Bill will likely occur.
  15. jack_sparrow

    Brexit, WTF

    Is pendulam now swinging back?