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Incidentally, Farage has let on that he intends to lobby EU27 for one veto.

Here's ostensible purpose for delay to requesting a delay from EU?
British lawmakers overwhelmingly vote in favor of delaying Brexit

May will only ask for the short-term extension if lawmakers approve the Withdrawal Agreement she agreed with the EU. British lawmakers have already rejected May's divorce deal in two prior votes by record margins.
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Should MPs vote to support the deal by Wednesday March 20, May will request the short-term extension when she heads to an EU leaders summit in Brussels, which is taking place on March 21 and 22.
Sooo they vote to accept the WA and an extension?
If her deal is rejected a third time, the prime minister will still try to secure a short-term delay, although she will be heading to Brussels without a clear reason for the extension -- something that EU leaders have said is a must in order to secure a delay.
Otherwise, she has legal UK permission to request, but no reason to request. No wonder Barnier has no immediate reaction to this event.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Mar 14th, 2019 at 09:31:11 PM EST
What reaction does anyone expect from him?

(Other than genuflection and fawning obeisance, that is.)

Doesn't he realise he's in the presence of master negotiators?

It really has become the epitome of farce, a la Gilbert and Sullivan, with hints of 'Carry on' and Monty Python.

All that's missing is George Formby, and maybe Tommy Steele.

(Englebert Humperdink for encore.)

The English always had a thing for nonsense, Hillair Belloc, etc.

All in good fun, eh Teresa!

'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 Mar 15th, 2019 at 08:51:03 PM EST
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I'm trying to remind myself, we're only gossiping about the "elite" in EU27. Only they would put up with this... golden shower.

While airing they're laundry, DO NOT be surprised if a 3, 6, 12, 18, or 24 month "extension" falls out.


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sat Mar 16th, 2019 at 01:17:50 PM EST
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