Well...the Brexiters have two responses to these stories. 1. Ain't never gonna happen. People can't do clever foreign exchange banky type stuff with the City of London. This is just a fact matey. 2. OK ..it will happen which just proves foreigners are slimy creeps and Brexit was the right move. Because Britain will be like Singapore now , only better.
"If you go far enough to either extreme of the political spectrum, Communist or fascist, you'll find hard-eyed men with guns who believe that anybody who doesn't think as they do should be incarcerated or exterminated. " - Jim Garrison, Former DA, New Orleans.
Seems the EU are preparing
In an internal memo seen by the Financial Times, top European Commission officials have told staff to avoid “unnecessary additional complications” with Britain before 2019, highlighting an administrative chill that is biting even before Britain leaves the bloc.
It explicitly calls on EU staff to begin encouraging the UK-based private sector to prepare for the “legal repercussions” of Brexit and consider the need “to have an office in the EU” to maintain their operating permits. Agencies are also told to prepare to “disconnect” the UK from sensitive databases, potentially on the day of Brexit.
Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other. ~Oscar Ameringer
(i am moving this comment to this thread as it flows better here. rny)
sounds like the Queenie lover thinks people in Europe should have facilitated a (soft) Brexit?Originally Posted by jmcc :
Look on the bright side, there wasn't another Falklands this time around. The EUnuchs in Brussels have handled this thing exactly the wrong way. But then with maggots like Drunken Juncker, it was to be expected. The best way to make enemies is to portray them as enemies. These fools have given Brexit a momentum that it would not otherwise had.
she wants hard Brexit ... well give them hard Brexit? why are you making this about the EUnuchs in Brussels?
it's as if you think Oh we don't give a sh*t about them in EU but they'd better give a sh*t about us? that is how you ended up with 52% of the Pro-Brexit vote. It's cos you think 'you are better than them'
There was initial shock in the continent, but I dont think Europeans will be cryin' the UK leaving.. people are actually quite respectful of the UK decision to leave, but don't expect to see them tear eyed..
it doesn't look like people care much.. what I am reading is 'if you/UK want to leave, don't let the door hit you in the ass too hard'
if the threat is the UK becoming Singapore I would think the whole gig can be undermined .. and don't forget that Trump is mainstreaming into the Republican fold.. so... Theresa May have gotten a good shag the first time around but when she comes for second helpings it May feel a bit different.
I would be very worried that nothing good can come of this election and it may just hasten Corbyn's demise as the sheep line up in England.
I predict the next card out of the pack will be the 'I'm a woman, I care about equality' one after Tim Farron was slandered as homophobic by the right wing media today.
I just could never imagine a single Portuguese person I have met, including in my office, in Dublin when I lived there, in France where Portuguese workers filled the bakeries and cafes, being as hateful and disrespectful towards Irish people as RNY seems to be.
From what my brother, sister, Uncle and Grandmother on the East Coast tell me New York is a cesspool of Proud louth mouthed know-it-all Ignoramuses and Boston is surprisingly where it is at. Certainly many Irish people I have met who have lived in NYC have said it is not a place to have even a sliver of bad luck.
after i talk to people for a while i kind of draw a portrait of them in my mind and you look english to me, not irish, others that do not look irish are Sam, CF and DCon (no clue why, the last two i cant even assign gender either )
all others look irish to me (and yes I can assign genders)
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so, you think I post in this forum often because I 'hate' Irish people?
- Smaller members are busy holding meetings to discuss how to forge alliances that would stop Germany and France dominating the EU post-Brexit
- Brussels is starting to freeze Britain out of EU contracts, according to the Financial Times
- Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer says Brexit hasn’t led to significant financial market turmoil
- U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan says U.S. is ready to strike a bilateral trade deal with the U.K.
- Former Chancellor George Osborne says he won’t stand for Parliament in the election
- Burberry’s boost from Brexit is fizzling out, says Bloomberg Gadfly’s Andrea Felsted
As a general rule the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.
All the items are typical of the confusion caused by the concept of brexit. I say concept because no one, not even the EC, knows what it will mean in reality.
In a world of imponderables the only reality is that there isn't any reality.
What I'd like to see is the plan, but, of course, that is under wraps. OTOH, that could mean there isn't any firm plan, just a vague list of what ifs, As one of 27 negotiators we may hope for things to go our way, but any concessions will be just that, things conceded against things gained.