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  1. LeoV

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    "London is assessing whether the advantages of the European bloc’s bargaining power to strike deals with international drugs companies outweigh the broader political desire to sever ties with Brussels, UK officials said." https://t.co/7fcUUOuFAH?amp=1 "Dealing with the UK Government over the last few days has been an utterly shambolic experience". Wales' First Minister Mark Drakeford said attempting to get a 'sensible answer' from the UK government over plans to lift travel restrictions has been an 'impossible experience.'
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    Brexit WTF, WTF

    Nice long read about the Johnson Brexit shenanigans. What are the expectations and realities of the UK and the EU in fisheries, LPF, security and Northern Ireland ? by; Lord Roger Liddle has been a Labour member of the House of Lords since 2010. From 1997-2004, he was European political adviser to the Prime Minister, and from 2004-2007, a member of the cabinet of the European Trade Commissioner and the President of the European Commission’s Bureau of European Policy Advisers. https://wms.flexious.be/editor/plugins/imagemanager/content/2140/PDF/2020/He In short, bare bone deal, lots of fighting in the future,like the US/EU relationship is now. Sovereignty is not equal to power on the world stage. Interesting command about Corbyn too.
  3. LeoV

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    Nobody knows why the talks ended earlier, they skipped a whole section of topic free talks. But one thing is for sure, the ERG is not good in the R of research, and the Tories still not have send out a report to their MP's what Brexit is all about. Or they did not read it. https://yorkshirebylines.co.uk/four-years-on-the-ignorance-and-the-idiocy/ Found at; https://chrisgreybrexitblog.blogspot.com/2020/07/under-cover-of-brexit.html First part about Brexit interesting.
  4. LeoV

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    It is an emergency law ready for action when the UK does not adhere to WA. So if you notice something off with getting a loan, mortgage, access to pension, NHS or whatever, contact the embassy. They need signals from the floor... So low is the trust the Dutch have for UK politics right now. Once the closest partners in the EU. At least you know now that if it goes to shit, you are entitled to 2 passports. Protecting your rights in EU and UK.
  5. LeoV

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    From Germany: "The Brexit talks have been called off early after four days without progress due to major differences of opinion. The EU does not see itself respected by the UK."
  6. LeoV

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-53251942 Copernicus Sentinels: UK industry loses out in European satellite bids. The complicating factor here for the UK is Brexit. While Britain is a member of Esa and is committed to remain so, it has left the EU - and the procurement rules for Copernicus are clear: while non-EU member-state companies can participate in the Sentinels' R&D elements (an Esa responsibility), they cannot participate in the later, recurring manufacturing stages (which are funded by EU member states). London is currently trying to negotiate "third country" membership of Copernicus at EU level in its trade talks with Brussels. If it succeeds, the above complication goes away. But British industry suspects the present uncertainty has already left its mark. ------------------ In short EU companies shun UK ones in projects, so ESA was offered EU based projects only. ESA can not force EU companies to include UK ones. And of course the UK threw a tantrum; To show its disappointment with the way the contracting process has turned out, the UK Space Agency (UKSA) abstained in Wednesday's committee vote. Seems many in the UK are having trouble to accept the logic behind Brexit.
  7. LeoV

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    Direct speech from Barnier to financial service sector and SM access. Published yesterday.
  8. LeoV

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    RC Archer twit probably fake, new account, never posted before, stock photo's of person and car.
  9. LeoV

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    Lisbon treaty which make exiting possible in art 50. The Treaties shall cease to apply to the State in question from the date of entry into force of the withdrawal agreement. Lisbon treaty has article 50 that allows withdrawal agreement, which has a date end 2020 for transition. I said article 50 is the umbrella, I was wrong, Lisbon treaty is that. So end of art 50 but not Lisbon treaty. Anyway, after 2020 the UK is a real 3rd country. And things will change. WTF does considered mean
  10. LeoV

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    Oh and the EU does not fear a Brexit any more. There was enough time with all the extensions to get used to it. It will not be a crash any more.
  11. LeoV

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    That RS-Archer thread starts to be more fiction then reality to me. But who knows ???
  12. LeoV

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    Ah, to much detail, the WA treaty was signed under art 50. It is the umbrella. Art 50 could have ended even without the UK signing a WA, WA does not make Art 50 not valid. As long as FOM is still possible, and access to SM for business it is all because of Art 50, not the WA. Lots of info how the UK look at art 50; https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/503830/54538_EU_Series_No2_Print_ready.pdf Before Brexit nobody knew how Art 50 actually would work, we know now And yes, no art 50 will change the dynamics of the negotiations.
  13. LeoV

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    In simple words; Why is the UK not a 3rd country now and will be next year ? Because of Art 50. Did the UK left the EU ? Yes, meaning the UK can not stop the art 50 process any more. they are out. But not a 3rd country yet, as there is an extension under art 50.
  14. LeoV

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    As long there are formal extensions in negotiations about leaving the EU, it is under art 50. Just wrote, we want extension under art 50, and another 2 years was possible. Yesterday it was the last day to ask for extension under art 50. And now Art 50 will guide the Eu behaviour till end 2020, after that they can say, fuck off UK, no talks. Not possible now. Obligation under art 50. Barniers taskforce has its rights under art 50, will be disbanded and negotiations on trade deal will go to the normal department, Weynands. Later the UK can ask for a non art 50 extension, but it is not under Art 50 and Barnier can not agree on it, 27 parliaments have to decide on it. It is even possible under wto rules to do this. But the feeling is the EU is fed up with Brexit.
  15. LeoV

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    In the RS archer thread the Brexiteers say it is simples, apply for long stay visa , so many do not understand the real world. Euhmmm, that is only given to people who apply for residency, and then you need to speak French, have an income etc. https://twitter.com/JuliaHB1/status/1277665226377347081