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Tunnel, landing zone, border in the Irish sea ... I am not a fan of neologism. And the Brits have run a gamut. Nor am I a fan of Coveney and Varadkar. Remarks off code have only encouraged scurrilous wags. What a surprise to find Buzzfeed's man in Brussels. ugh.

However, RTE Connelly's 12 Oct dispatch surfaced in the feed.

Long story short: They're haggling over EU tariff schedule (utterly predictable) with a NI rebate sweetener (utterly predictable) to be collected at specific NI ports (utterly predictable) not roads and EU commodity quota. Possibly joint port inspections --a reheated T. May talking point as is geolocation data sharing.

Not mentioned, the cover story ("big EU concession") is HRM BoJo inks FTA before exit, which is the D1 Tory idee fixe of "negotiating" withdrawal. Not mentioned, and I would bet, Barclay has turfed the draft assignment to EC which is pissed, because 7 day deadline to table at HoC wich is FoS which portends parallel EU calculation of and rapid response to UK extension request, say, 30 Nov for "deal" approval or fuck off? Mebe 31 Dec.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sat Oct 12th, 2019 at 12:12:28 PM EST
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I don't foresee anyone in the EU in their right minds accepting an extension period long enough to accommodate grandmaster Corbyn.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat Oct 12th, 2019 at 12:31:19 PM EST
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How long would that be?

Things are going to slide, slide in all directions
Won't be nothing, nothing you can measure anymore
L. Cohen
by john_evans (john(dot)evans(dot)et(at)gmail(dot)com) on Sat Oct 12th, 2019 at 02:09:14 PM EST
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If Corbyn sticks to his plan there would have to be two elections before we would have an outcome. May or June would seem reasonable. Would anyone want an election in November, December, January, February or March?

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sat Oct 12th, 2019 at 04:29:07 PM EST
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The Guardian - possibly optimistically - is suggesting there could be Parliamentary support for a referendum on the 19th.

Getting Brexit off the agenda would transform politics. The Brexit Party and the LibDems would have to find some other reason to exist, the Tories would be badly damaged by a Remain  win, and Labour might have more of a chance to campaign on other pressing issues.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Sat Oct 12th, 2019 at 10:43:29 PM EST
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Guardian reports HoC incoherence.
Keir Starmer: Labour will stop no-deal Brexit 'whatever it takes'
"Johnson must seek and accept an extension"; "if the prime minister succeeded in getting an agreement, Labour would demand it was put to the public in a referendum."; "it appeared any agreement would be 'even worse' than Theresa May's rejected deal."

Support grows for a new Brexit poll amid fears over Johnson's plan
"less frictionless access to European markets than Theresa May's deal offered"; "A snap election will resolve nothing and could prolong the agony"; "parliament should pass all the necessary legislation to implement the deal so, if people vote again to Leave Brexit would happen immediately and require no further votes in parliament."

I did not see any MP commit to legally binding HoC to "second referendum" or "confirmatory vote" for or against any question.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sun Oct 13th, 2019 at 01:41:36 AM EST
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