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Boris Johnson calls for May to deliver `full British Brexit'
Boris Johnson has urged British prime minister Theresa May to deliver a "full British Brexit" as cabinet colleagues warned the UK is able to walk away without a deal.

UK international trade secretary Liam Fox said the UK was not "bluffing" about being prepared to walk away from talks with Brussels and Brexit secretary David Davis said there is "lots going on" to prepare in case negotiations collapse.

Meanwhile foreign secretary Mr Johnson said people would not tolerate a "bog roll Brexit" that was "soft, yielding and seemingly infinitely long".

I may be wrong, but I get the impression that when the UK government talks abut preparing for a no-deal Brexit, it is all part of a negotiating tactic, to be used liberally whenever negotiations are not going their way. On the other hand, when the EU talks about preparing for a no-deal Brexit, it is part of a genuine and serious contingency planning process.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sat Jun 23rd, 2018 at 09:59:18 AM EST
If so, it's a deeply delusional one. What can Europeans do but roll their eyes at Boris's tantrums? They know that an actual hard Brexit is off the table in any rational scenario. Nevertheless they have contingency plans for dealing with the economic damage to Europe's northeastern seabord, during the transitional period until the UK elects a rational government.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Mon Jun 25th, 2018 at 11:17:06 AM EST
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...an actual hard Brexit is off the table in any rational scenario

Nothing about Brexit is rational.  And that includes May's government.

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

by ATinNM on Mon Jun 25th, 2018 at 04:23:43 PM EST
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I think you're wrong.

The Tories don't care any more. They've set fire to the building, they're stealing everything that isn't nailed it down and taking it elsewhere, and they have no interest in what happens after that.

This is that party that is trying to blame the Fire Brigade for a national tragedy caused when a major tower block incinerated most of its inhabitants because of dodgy cost cutting by the landlord - which also happened to be a high profile Tory council.

If you want an illustrative metaphor - there it is. As goes Grenfell, so goes the UK.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Fri Jun 29th, 2018 at 03:40:17 PM EST
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As goes Grenfell, so goes WENT the UK

Brexit is just a huge game to them. Profits galore, ending offshore, pulling the floor out from under the poor, nature red in tooth and claw.
They'll know just when to buy and sell
And leave the rest to rot in hell.
Bank oversight is for Euro-fools
They want a world without bothersome rules
Free to launder dirty cash
Shell companies to hide the stash
NHS gets another slash, Boris makes a cowardly dash
May plays diva, May plays brash
As we await the next upcoming crash
People's hopes turn into ash
Like Grenfell Tower, lives gone in a flash  
So the 1% can rake it in
And parrots lie, parrots spin
We're played for fools and the evil grin.


'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Fri Jun 29th, 2018 at 10:42:32 PM EST
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It's worth remembering that Boris closed a lot of fire stations and clamped on the training budget when he was Mayor of London.

When the fire brigade stand up and lament thel ack of training of preparedness for tackling tower block fires, that's on the same guy who caused brexit.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon Jul 2nd, 2018 at 05:56:03 PM EST
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