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BREXIT or NOT?
« on: June 19, 2017, 12:08 »

UK, EU begin Brexit talks




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Re: BREXIT or NOT?
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2017, 13:55 »
Il manque des escaliers dans le dessin, non ?  ::)

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« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2017, 21:19 »
Il manque des escaliers dans le dessin, non ?  ::)


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Re: BREXIT or NOT?
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2017, 12:01 »
UK, EU begin Brexit talks

Does that mean that both doors are open ? The to the Brexit as well as the to " stay in " ?

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« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2017, 15:16 »
Does that mean that both doors are open ? The to the Brexit as well as the to " stay in " ?

Schrödinger’s Brexit


Is the cat alive or dead?




 
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Re: BREXIT or NOT?
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2017, 21:33 »

Brexit In Reverse?

By; George Soros

From; https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/brexit-in-reverse-by-george-soros-2017-06#comments


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Economic reality is beginning to catch up with the false hopes of many Britons. One year ago, when a slim majority voted for the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union, they believed the promises of the popular press, and of the politicians who backed the Leave campaign, that Brexit would not reduce their living standards.

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But the moment of truth for the UK economy is fast approaching. As the latest figures published by the Bank of England show, wage growth in Britain is not keeping up with inflation, so real incomes have begun to fall.
The British are fast approaching the tipping point that characterizes all unsustainable economic trends. I refer to such a tipping point as “reflexivity” – when both cause and effect shape each other.

Economic reality is reinforced by political reality. The fact is that Brexit is a lose-lose proposition, harmful both to Britain and the EU. The Brexit referendum cannot be undone, but people can change their minds. 

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f May wants to remain in power, she must change her approach to the Brexit negotiations. And there are signs that she is prepared to do so.

By approaching the negotiations that will start on June 19 in a conciliatory spirit, May could reach an understanding with the EU on the agenda and agree to continue as a member of the single market for a period long enough to carry out all the legal work that will be needed. This would be a great relief to the EU, because it would postpone the evil day when Britain’s absence would create an enormous hole in the EU’s budget. That would be a win-win arrangement.

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If May embraces such a platform, she could then carry on leading a minority government, because nobody else would want to take her place. Brexit would still take at least five years to complete, during which time new elections would take place. If all went well, the two parties might want to remarry even before they have divorced.





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« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2017, 14:45 »
c'est shakespirien ! ;)

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Re: BREXIT or NOT?
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2017, 16:41 »

Philip Hammond mocks Boris Johnson over Brexit in front of German audience

From; http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/boris-johnson-philip-hammond-brexit-have-our-cake-and-eat-it-joke-mock-german-cdu-economic-council-a7810571.html



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Philip Hammond has mocked the Foreign Secretary’s stance on Brexit in front of an audience of German politicians and businessmen.

Speaking at the annual conference of the CDU economic council – which advises Angela Merkel’s political party – the Chancellor alluded to Boris Johnson’s conduct during the EU referendum.

Mr Johnson, who was not present at the gathering in Berlin, famously said during the EU referendum that Britain could “have our cake and eat it” by leaving the bloc.

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During his speech Mr Hammond quoted a German proverb “Ein Kompromiß, ist die Kunst, einen Kuchen so zu teilen, daß jeder meint, er habe das größte Stück bekommen” – which means “a compromise is the art of dividing a cake in such a way that everyone believes he has the biggest piece”.

He however added: “Wise words, with some applicability to the Brexit negotiations, although I try to discourage talk of ‘cake’ amongst my colleagues.”

Mr Hammond campaigned for Remain during the EU referendum while Mr Johnson supported the Leave campaign.

The Chancellor is one of the few senior remainers in the Cabinet and is thought to be mistrusted by some of the more anti-EU members of the Cabinet.




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