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Brexit: Transition period not 'a given', says Barnier"

Reading between the lines, Barnier is telling the UK to quit dicking around and Get Real.

The problem is May can't Get Real.

Prognosis: Hardest of hard exits

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Fri Feb 9th, 2018 at 04:39:11 PM EST
Why would anyone rely on UK press to report EU position in A50 negotiations? Because UK press gaggle is a reliable source of true facts to be codified on or before 29 March 2019.

Position paper "Transitional Arrangements in the Withdrawal Agreement" 7 Feb 2018
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Negotiating documents on Article 50 negotiations with the United Kingdom

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Feb 9th, 2018 at 04:59:08 PM EST
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Perhaps the Ultras will split among themselves regardless of what May does. At least we would be counting on stupidity to save the day. Seems like the best hope available.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Fri Feb 9th, 2018 at 05:00:21 PM EST
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