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Corbyn said in his Brighton speech that a Labour government would negotiate a credible Brexit deal

Has he run this by the EU?

I am given to understand they have something to do with Brexit negotiations.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Thu Sep 26th, 2019 at 03:13:06 PM EST
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There presently may be no means for Corbyn to 'run something by the EU'. Were top EU officials to discuss an alternate deal with Corbyn would that not be considered 'meddling in the affairs of a member nation?'

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Fri Sep 27th, 2019 at 03:21:05 PM EST
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Doubtless. Corbyn might try very informal behind-the-scenes discussions with people who in now way officially represent the EU. Just to get some reactions, some advice.

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 Fri Sep 27th, 2019 at 03:46:52 PM EST
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What's wrong with that? Isn't that how Berlusconi was removed?
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Fri Sep 27th, 2019 at 08:39:18 PM EST
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Corbyn, like all UK pols, continues to subscribe to the UK common wisdom that Britain is the centre of the universe.

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 Fri Sep 27th, 2019 at 03:49:41 PM EST
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I believe that corbyn has been meeting with senior people at the EU since the whole sorry process started and has discussed borad outlines of what a Labour brexit deal would look like that has received broad support in Brussels. Largely cos it's more or less what the EU expected in the wake of the vote cos it's in line with what Vote Leave were saying about the shape of the deal.

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sun Sep 29th, 2019 at 03:32:31 PM EST
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I never saw Corbyn as an 007 type. Because secretly meeting senior EU officials (in London? Brussels?) without the fact becoming known all over media and social networks and fueling massive Tory outrage about the Opposition undercutting HM Gov's official negotiations and bringing down the deal they were about to conclude and on and on and on... would really call for impressive espionage savvy.

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 Sun Sep 29th, 2019 at 03:59:00 PM EST
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Perhaps some less than senior members of the EU have met with Corbyn in the UK, quietly?


"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sun Sep 29th, 2019 at 05:14:13 PM EST
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No, it's been conducted quite openly. but the press have absolutely no interest in Corbyn behaving competently.

So, unless they can tie him to soviet spyiing, or total inventions about alleged anti-semitism in their own minds then they're not gonna say anything.

Oh look, here's another girlfriend of Boris...con't p94

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sun Sep 29th, 2019 at 05:49:52 PM EST
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'Streuth, 'tis true, next time I'll check before snarking. He even met with Michel Barnier (who was at pains to say he wasn't negotiating with Corbyn). It is in the media, in fact. It was a year ago almost to the day.

Trouble with Corbyn is he doesn't have blonde girlfriends with big tits. And he's not 007.

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 Sun Sep 29th, 2019 at 06:12:30 PM EST
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Yeah. I think we can assume Barnier showed him his old UK red line step function graph. I doubt Corbyn can have gotten any promises worth printing though. All timeline issues move back to the Council.
by generic on Sun Sep 29th, 2019 at 06:25:12 PM EST
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