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#1 Mar 11, 2019 10:23 am

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Hard Exit for Britain?

It doesn't look good for Theresa May's Brexit deal.

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May refused to admit defeat for her European Union divorce deal Monday, despite deadlocked talks with the bloc a day before Parliament is scheduled to vote on the plan.

The House of Commons is due to vote Tuesday on whether to approve a deal that it resoundingly rejected in January. There are few signs of any big shift in opinion, with British lawmakers still divided over whether to leave the EU, and if so on what terms.

The EU, meanwhile, is frustrated at what it sees as the inability of Britain’s government to lay out a clear vision for Brexit — and because it is seeking changes to an agreement that May herself helped negotiate.

https://apnews.com/2d0ff19eade348d9a440b49a7ab3c04b

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#2 Mar 11, 2019 12:30 pm

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Re: Hard Exit for Britain?

Some mistakes are very difficult to correct. It was a grave error for Britain to relinquish her sovereignty to a bunch of tax-hungry socialist bureaucrats in Brussels.

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#3 Mar 11, 2019 12:46 pm

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Re: Hard Exit for Britain?

It started out as a free trade deal which is reasonable... then it mutated like the Invasion of the Body Snatchers.

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#4 Mar 11, 2019 1:21 pm

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Yep, the road to hell is paved with good intentions. What started as a simple political and economic union, has morphed into a behemoth promulgating policies that touch almost every aspect of the citizens lives. Mandates on the types of kitchen appliances people could buy, and all kinds of other intrusive curtailment on individual liberty. Irrational environmental wackos!! The British people are quite capable of governing themselves.

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#5 Mar 11, 2019 2:24 pm

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>>The British people are quite capable of governing themselves.<<

After the Brexit vote I ain't so sure.

As a remainer my inclination, as I am unable to vote, I am simply hoping the inability for Government to reach any kind of usable deal compromise, or plan will lead them back to the people who may have by now realised their protest vote   Rather like voting for Trump... was fool hardy in the extreme. With many holding their brow saying I never thought it would happen.

I agree with the concept of unraveling the Union (I never wanted to go in), but the cost is going to be too high.  Even higher than most invisaged if we end up buying more adulterated American Farm product than we do now.

There is every possibility that the EU is going to go into separatist melt down in the next 10 years or so anyway, as it has filled itself up with failed states that need supporting which can't last forever, in which case Britain could have just walked away with everyone else at no cost.

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#6 Mar 12, 2019 8:28 am

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WH Man wrote:

Yep, the road to hell is paved with good intentions. What started as a simple political and economic union, has morphed into a behemoth promulgating policies that touch almost every aspect of the citizens lives. Mandates on the types of kitchen appliances people could buy, and all kinds of other intrusive curtailment on individual liberty. Irrational environmental wackos!! The British people are quite capable of governing themselves.

Only RD can bring you outa your hole.  BTW 15 million Americans left Facebook last year.  Talkshop is safe, ah doh tink they mine your data.  Allyu should come back to Talkshop.

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