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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Wed Feb 7th, 2018 at 06:30:37 PM EST
yes, but the senior brexiteers are gonna make out like bandits, so no deal brexit with extra idiocy.

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Feb 7th, 2018 at 07:35:58 PM EST
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And they'll blame Brussels for refusing to offer a "reasonable" trade deal.
by Gag Halfrunt on Thu Feb 8th, 2018 at 10:58:49 AM EST
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If I was an EU negotiator, I wouldn't be offering any concessions at this stage. It seems clear that whatever deal the EU offers will be rejected first time around with lots of recriminations and then there will be last minute "Crisis" negotiations where the real deal will be hammered out. Even that deal may be rejected by Parliament as many Brexiteers seem to prefer the 'no deal' option. In that case there may be no deal at all, or the EU will be negotiating with a different government.  Either way, there is no point in "investing" political capital in May at this stage. She can't deliver on whatever deal the EU might give her at this stage...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Feb 8th, 2018 at 01:38:00 PM EST
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The U.K. gov are not credible negotiating partners.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Thu Feb 8th, 2018 at 09:56:05 PM EST
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Am I the only one who gets a midge nervous when a projection of a hard exits shows a 3,5% gain for London? Is that London as capital - or just the City?
by Bjinse on Thu Feb 8th, 2018 at 02:01:55 PM EST
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I think it was a mistake. Newsnight showed a similar chart last night and it said -3.5 rather than +3.5

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Feb 8th, 2018 at 09:56:59 PM EST
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That seems much more plausible.
by Metatone (metatone [a|t] gmail (dot) com) on Fri Feb 9th, 2018 at 07:41:37 AM EST
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happen when gov's resort to the Christopher Steele method of investigation and public relations.
Brexit impact studies leak reveals

Watch this space (ascending order of releases)
Department for Exiting the European Union

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Feb 9th, 2018 at 04:47:00 PM EST
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According to the BBC the figures read:

The research suggests London - which backed Remain - would fare the best, with reductions of 1%, 2% and 2.5% in each of the three scenarios.

by Bjinse on Fri Feb 9th, 2018 at 10:17:03 PM EST
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I should think it's a reflection of a major increase in the number of civil servants/advisors/contractors required to staff all the agencies they will need to create or beef up to duplicate the EU ones (unless they are serious about having no regulations and just letting shit happen)
also the administration of all the programs where  the EU dealt directly with the UK's regions.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Fri Feb 9th, 2018 at 09:56:30 AM EST
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