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That would really piss everyone off, although not much could be done about it.

Additionally, would it not trigger the EU to change the Article 50 rules to prevent that sort of gyration?

by asdf on Tue Jan 15th, 2019 at 01:06:12 AM EST
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let's just say I think it would be a good idea if they did.

But the A50 process was designed to be hard as a deterrent to prevent the Greeks from escaping the clutches of the ECB.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Jan 15th, 2019 at 02:15:02 PM EST
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It really wasn't. It was just cocked up. It was never intended to be used.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Tue Jan 15th, 2019 at 02:17:07 PM EST
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Changing an EU Treaty is not for the faint hearted. It requires unanimous agreement of all EU members and a referendum in some states (such as Ireland) if it involves devolving additional powers onto the EU. The Lisbon Treaty (which includes A.50) was the last time it was tried, and it was a watered down version of the Constitutional Treaty rejected by referenda in France and the Netherlands. Not going to happen any time soon.

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