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So EU and UK will not be enemies after all?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Dec 8th, 2019 at 02:10:53 PM EST
Oh, they will: Brexit has been constructed as first and foremost an anti-EU project; it needs an enemy - the Eurocrats - to prosper and to divert attention from the looting taking place. The main Brexiter's premise was for the UK to be out of the EU (no budget,no regulations) and yet, to retain unlimited access to the EU's single market.

Since cake is not on the menu, the enmity will keep growing. It is an asymmetrical phenomenon though: the Brexiter are more interested in waging war on the EU, while the EU is chiefly interested at protecting its single market and citizens. Many EU leaders are avowed anglophiles (Tusk, Rutte), and the EU as a whole is certainly not looking at the possibility of a failed state with a strong military just off its coasts.

by Bernard on Sun Dec 8th, 2019 at 02:30:14 PM EST
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Isn't that a poetic turn of phrase?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Dec 8th, 2019 at 04:32:52 PM EST
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BBC | Art Basel [in Miami, FLORIDA]: Maurizio Cattelan's $120,000 banana eaten by artist
"Despite the initial anger of a member of staff, the banana was swiftly replaced and no further action will be taken."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Dec 8th, 2019 at 04:40:00 PM EST
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Every banana is a work of art.

Warhol only showed the outside of the can of Campbells tomato soup. Should have invited N.E.One to consume contents on video.


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 Mon Dec 9th, 2019 at 12:22:50 PM EST
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I don't know where you draw that inference from my diary. At the very least, the UK under Johnson and the EU will drift further apart, with the prospect of a comprehensive free trade deal becoming ever more remote and plenty of recriminations all around as to why that might be the case.  

However if insecure elites need scapegoats to blame for their own failings, the EU/UK falling out should come in handy. After all, that has been the chief function of the EU within UK political discourse for the past 45 years.

No doubt the EU will still be to blame for the UK elites own failing long after the UK has ceased membership. Quite what the EU owes the UK after Brexit is less than clear - except in the imaginations of self entitled Brexiteers, who appear to believe the EU won't be able to manage without the UK.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sun Dec 8th, 2019 at 02:36:19 PM EST
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My apologies. I must have lost the plot, when you switched from one story to the other, ruin of the USA by Trump and ruin of SA by someone.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Dec 8th, 2019 at 04:14:06 PM EST
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Amazing .... Farage and the Brexit party are completely off the chart in de latest polls ... Labour needs to GOTV 😠

Wonder how the division according to the Districts will pan out next Wednesday ... seen any great analysis and dependent on voter turnout?

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

by Oui on Sun Dec 8th, 2019 at 04:15:33 PM EST
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check again.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Dec 8th, 2019 at 04:34:31 PM EST
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Haha

Off the chart can be both ways ... Brexit party polling <2% ... nice, except the votes are gathered on the Tory tray of Boris ... so very stupid.

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

by Oui on Sun Dec 8th, 2019 at 04:48:37 PM EST
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file in "The Struggle to Extend a Calculus of Probabilities to the Social Sciences"/data visualization

Fortunately, Anti-Brexit campaigner Gina Miller has set up a tactical voting website for voters

who support remaining in the EU in this election, said it is "unfair" that a party could win 6 million votes and not be represented in parliament. "It is a mismatch between the polling booths and parliament," she added.
and Facebook's Nick Clegg pushes back on demands to limit or fact-check political adsbecause numeracy is a terrible thing to waste

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Dec 8th, 2019 at 06:09:43 PM EST
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