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    From Bloomberg........


    The EU side is redrafting its proposal on how to keep the Irish border open. It realizes that its first attempt would never be acceptable to the U.K. The focus now is how to minimize the checks between Northern Ireland and Britain. EU officials are looking at technical solutions that it can play down – checks that don’t look like a border. That fits with Barnier’s call to “de-dramatize” the issue. Any new proposal needs to win over the Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party that props up May in Westminster. One diplomat said a new text might just allow the Democratic Unionist Party to sell it as a victory.



    So what’s the path to a deal? The next part of the choreography will come at a summit next week in Salzburg, Austria. Leaders are likely to signal they are ready to reach an agreement on security and defense cooperation to give May something to sell to her party at the conference, Ian Wishart reports. Leaders are also likely to put pressure on May to agree to the Irish border proposal. As the mid-October summit that’s already in the diary may come too soon after the Conservative Party gathering, they are likely to call a leaders’ meeting for the week of Nov. 12. And the text on the future relationship – the non-binding declaration that will accompany the divorce deal – will be drafted in such a way as to help May sell it back home. According to one diplomat, the EU is leaning toward writing “whatever suits Britain politically to get us across the line.”





    Bit of a change of tune here........



    It Won’t Be That Bad | Ryanair Holdings chief Michael O’Leary, an outspoken Brexit critic and doomsayer about the prospect of no-deal, is investing in new routes that will come on line just days after the split. The low-cost carrier will add 23 destinations at four London airports for its summer 2019. O’Leary said any disruption would probably last a matter of days. “We don’t think those disruptions will last very long because they are politically unsaleable both to the British electorate and the EU electorate,” O’Leary told Bloomberg Television. “Even Jacob Rees-Mogg and some of the crazier wing of the Brexiteers will struggle to explain why there are no flights.”


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    Quote Originally Posted by statsman1 View Post
    The EU making it plain that things already settled, including the 'divorce bill' are not renegotiable.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-b...-idUSKCN1LT1OD
    But ... but … is it not the case that nothing is agreed until all is agreed? Mind you, if something has been put to bed, you'd think it would stay in bed …

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norman Bates View Post
    But ... but … is it not the case that nothing is agreed until all is agreed? Mind you, if something has been put to bed, you'd think it would stay in bed …
    Who'd want to stay in bed with the Moggie?
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    Quote Originally Posted by statsman1 View Post
    Who'd want to stay in bed with the Moggie?
    OMG. Is he running the show, now …. Conservative Party Conference should be, as the said on the R&M Laugh-in, very, very interesting …

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norman Bates View Post
    OMG. Is he running the show, now …. Conservative Party Conference should be, as the said on the R&M Laugh-in, very, very interesting …
    Sock it to me, baby.
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    .. and it just keeps on on… and on … and on … Something for everyone today …

    * Bank of England warns Brexit risks are rising
    * Moody’s warns No-Deal Brexit could cause recession
    * John Lewis profits have slumped 99%
    * Dominic Raab says firms shouldn’t blame Brexit

    https://www.theguardian.com/business...-business-live
    John Lewis going the same way as Debenham's?
    And Dominic Raab saying Firms shouldn't blame Brexit. It's getting to the stage now: Don't mention Brexit.

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    They say this is not Brexit related....
    Quote... A record number of citizens from EU states were detained on immigration grounds and deported from Northern Ireland in 2016, the year of the Brexit referendum.

    The Home Office figures were obtained by investigative website The Detail.

    The figures show that 161 EU nationals were detained at Larne House in 2016.

    Larne house opened in 2011 and is Northern Ireland's only immigration detention centre. unquote.. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-45486606
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    Alot of finer details leaking...
    Quote.. UK drivers may have to get an international driving permit if they want to drive in some European countries after a no-deal Brexit.

    The government says that after March 2019 "your driving licence may no longer be valid by itself" in the EU, in its latest no-deal planning papers.

    It also warns that Britons travelling to the EU may need to make sure their passports have six months left to run. unquote.. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-45512152
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    Not much good news on the Brexit front today:

    https://www.politicshome.com/news/uk...al-brexit-mark



    https://www.theguardian.com/politics...t-instructions


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerd Muller View Post
    Not much good news on the Brexit front today:

    https://www.politicshome.com/news/uk...al-brexit-mark



    https://www.theguardian.com/politics...t-instructions


    The EU is still not for turning and the Bof E is predicting a cat a strophe.
    Is Moggie actually The Rum Tum Tugger?
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    … a No-deal Brexit could be good for our Legal eagles … ah! well …


    No-deal Brexit would affect international legal system - Chief Justice of Ireland
    Mr Justice Clarke said that Ireland could become a safe haven for many international disputes, as the only full common law country in the EU.

    He said that the Irish legal system would be very well placed for this because the language of the Irish courts will continue to be English and Ireland will remain a member of the European Union.

    Mr Justice Clarke described these as advantages that are not shared by any other jurisdiction.
    https://www.rte.ie/news/brexit/2018/...-legal-system/
    Ah! Can our Courts cope with all this extra 'work'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by statsman1 View Post
    Is Moggie actually The Rum Tum Tugger?
    More like Macavity I'd say, when the trouble arrives he won't be there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norman Bates View Post
    … a No-deal Brexit could be good for our Legal eagles … ah! well …




    Ah! Can our Courts cope with all this extra 'work'?
    As violaters of common and Euro law themselves they'd need to firstly practice what they preach.
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    9%.....wow......


    Tiger Roaring | Ireland maintained its position as the fastest-growing economy in the EU during the second quarter of 2018. The economy expanded 9 percent compared to a year earlier, the nation’s statistics office said in Dublin on Thursday. Consumer spending rose 4.4 percent, while exports increased 11 percent.


    Not Moving | U.K. house prices stagnated in August as brokers blamed Brexit fears, warm weather and unhelpful headlines for a lack of activity, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. The organization’s gauge indicated prices barely rose last month, it said, driven by weakness in London and the southeast. New enquiries slid as the Bank of England’s latest interest-rate increase led to caution among would-be buyers, RICS said.


    Gloomy Prognosis | Brexit represents a “five-year increasing curve of pain” for medical conglomerate Johnson & Johnson, Mark Lloyd Davies, its government affairs director, said at a conference in Dublin. “It’s not a short sharp pain and then recovery, it’s prolonged pain,” he said. J&J expects to spend an extra $80 million in the U.K. for new customs clearances and conformity assessment procedures.
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    Oh dear careful now...
    Quote.. The UK's departure from the EU could re-ignite conflict in Northern Ireland, according to new research.

    North-south relations, the peace process, border controls, racism and socio-economic rights will all be negatively impacted by Brexit, say legal experts. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-45513462
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