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BrExit is like poison ivy ... the itch is intense. It bothered me just before you put up this diary ...

Perils of a No Deal BrExit

There are many articles and interviews discussing the imminence of PM May's loss of the EU Deal vote in the Commons and the risk of crashing out of the European Union end of March 2019.

No-deal Brexit rehearsal in Kent 'a waste of time' | The Guardian |

Deal or No Deal? The Perils of Extricating the UK from the EU | Atlantic Council |

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Mon Jan 7th, 2019 at 02:30:53 PM EST
Sorry I didn't see your diary beforehand. I am always wary of putting up a diary on such a hot topic because you can't read everything and there is always a risk that you end up regurgitating an argument better put by someone else elsewhere.

But it seemed to me remarkable that so little has happened over Christmas and that attitudes have only hardened in the meantime. May's attempts to scare people into supporting her deal in preference to the chaos of no deal seem to be getting nowhere and only reinforcing the view that it is time to put the whole debacle to a second public vote.

The scary thing is that it is now all down to May and Corbyn to decide how to respond to the defeat of her deal, but also the defeat of a no confidence vote against her government. Why does this prospect not fill me with confidence?

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Mon Jan 7th, 2019 at 02:39:18 PM EST
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BrExit is like poison ivy

The EU won't know what you're talking about. I know this from personal experience, having returned to Germany from California with a bad case of it. I couldn't get the German doctors to accept my self-diagnosis.

by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Mon Jan 7th, 2019 at 02:46:57 PM EST
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Brexit needs Ivy Lee.
by das monde on Mon Jan 7th, 2019 at 03:03:05 PM EST
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it was supposed to be 100 lorries. As even David Davis quipped, "Chris Grayling can't even organise a proper traffic jam"

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon Jan 7th, 2019 at 06:08:32 PM EST
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Two years ago, a tweet from the Department for International Trade:

Thanks for the offer, mate, but I think I'll pass on this one.

by Bernard on Tue Jan 8th, 2019 at 07:41:48 PM EST
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V amusing witter thread...
Needless to say, this is all the "brainchild", ie orphan, of Chris Grayling.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Wed Jan 9th, 2019 at 11:02:01 AM EST
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Guardian - John Crace - Failing Grayling is a method loser worthy of an Oscar

Here's a thought. If Chris Grayling didn't exist, would you be able to create him? Would you dare imagine a government minister who was quite so dim and obviously out of his depth? Or would you fear that if you did, no one would believe you?

When Theresa May appointed Grayling as transport secretary, she did so in the belief she was sidelining him into a job in which he could do little damage. Put him in charge of the NHS and half the country might have died within a matter of months, but surely the worst he could do at transport was make a few trains run late or fail to build the odd roundabout outside Kettering.

Wrong. Like all of us, the prime minister severely underestimated Grayling's capacity for failure. He treats failing as a serious piece of living theatre. There are no half measures with our Chris. He is a method loser. A perfectionist who should have won countless Oscars by now.

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Jan 9th, 2019 at 12:45:23 PM EST
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