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    Brexit: Merkel vows to fight for orderly process
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-47629229

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she will fight for an "orderly Brexit" until "the very last hour".

    Mrs Merkel said that current events were in a "state of flux", adding that European Union leaders will try to react to whatever the UK proposes.

    The UK is due to leave the EU in 10 days with or without a deal.

    PM Theresa May is writing to European Council President Donald Tusk to ask for an extension to the process and will meet EU leaders later this week.

    At home, a new vote on UK Brexit deal has been blocked by the Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow.

    The deal has already been defeated twice by MPs, and Mr Bercow has ruled that Mrs May cannot bring it back for a third vote without "substantial" changes.

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    Anyone else following the Leave campaign trail from Sunderland to London? I thought a few TD Brexiteers might have joined the masses...

    Apparently it is around 50 hard core followers with a few day trippers swelling the numbers (to ~100). No Farage since the first hour, but I'm sure he'll pop back if the numbers swell.

    Not quite a Wat Tyler, our Farage, but I'd like the same outcome.

    All rather pathetic really....

    Meanwhile the Leedsom witch is having a meltdown over the cabinet being full of remainers...she'd best resign before getting kicked out.

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    Worth a read:

    The Chaotic Triumph of Arron Banks, the “Bad Boy of Brexit”

    .......Banks’s wife, Katya, is Russian. A prominent “ambassador” for Leave.EU, Jim Mellon, whom Banks has described as a “friend and business partner,” made much of his money by investing in Russia. (A representative for Mellon denied that Mellon has had a “close business or professional relationship” with Banks.) Banks’s 2016 memoir, “The Bad Boys of Brexit,” acknowledges that before the referendum campaign he met with Russian officials, including Alexander Yakovenko, the Russian Ambassador to London.......

    By Ed Caesar

    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2...-boy-of-brexit

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    Quote Originally Posted by HermantheGerman View Post
    Worth a read:

    The Chaotic Triumph of Arron Banks, the “Bad Boy of Brexit”

    .......Banks’s wife, Katya, is Russian. A prominent “ambassador” for Leave.EU, Jim Mellon, whom Banks has described as a “friend and business partner,” made much of his money by investing in Russia. (A representative for Mellon denied that Mellon has had a “close business or professional relationship” with Banks.) Banks’s 2016 memoir, “The Bad Boys of Brexit,” acknowledges that before the referendum campaign he met with Russian officials, including Alexander Yakovenko, the Russian Ambassador to London.......

    By Ed Caesar

    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2...-boy-of-brexit
    Divide and conquer!
    with a few masterfull strocks Putin has managed to divide both the US and the EU

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    The pound is great, everyone wants to buy our stuff.
    Buy our stuff? ...the UK doesn't make anything worth mentioning, unless you mean the Chinese buying up derelict sites at rock bottom prices.

    It takes a special kind of delusion to think a devalued currency is "great".

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    The EU has said Britain cannot delay Brexit without a clear plan for what happens next, indicating only an election, a new referendum or major compromise on Theresa May’s red lines will suffice.

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    ^ Is that the same EU which Brexiters say is shit scared of Britain doing a hard Brexit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    Did you miss the Maybot declaring victory with significant changes being made by the EU? The changes even required another examination by the Attorney general, who suggested the changes were not enough, legally, to allow the UK to get out of the deal unilaterally. That same agreement that he would need to change his advice for a vote change.

    On what basis should that advice be changed?
    No I didn't miss it; in fact if you had woken from your stupor that day you may have noticed I posted the vid, and followed through by dissing her words vs reality.

    Unlikely, though you may also have noticed Juncker nodding politely, to cement her lies as truth; but that's expected nowadays, seeing as he's owned by the German hcancellor...oops, another tipo for your mate squirrel to chase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckaroo Banzai View Post
    Divide and conquer!
    with a few masterfull strocks Putin has managed to divide both the US and the EU
    he has managed to get them both in a competition to see who can do the most stupid sh1t

    he has got to be surprised at how easy it was

    I saw a video the other day talking about what will be Putins next move - as his popularity is waning a bit and always in the past he has used a bit of military expansion to bolster the fans

    the option put forward was a bit of expansion into Finland or Sweden


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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    Did you miss the Maybot declaring victory with significant changes being made by the EU? The changes even required another examination by the Attorney general, who suggested the changes were not enough, legally, to allow the UK to get out of the deal unilaterally. That same agreement that he would need to change his advice for a vote change.

    On what basis should that advice be changed?
    You referred to him as the Attorney General.
    I post on TD.
    Surely you should be asking him, no?

    How are you feeling today?

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    From an outsiders perspective ...



    ... Sorry, I’ll get me coat!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    that fire was across my office on the Champs Elysees,
    You have an office? You mean you work for a living? I thought the forex/crypto and stockmarkets threw money at you each day all day.

    I call BS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buriramboy View Post
    Still think they will find a way to have another vote on her deal before end of next week and it will pass.
    English is a wonderful language, can say the same thing in so many different ways, that's why we shared it with the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by foobar View Post
    ^Unemployment figures are faked and massaged, you can work 1hr per week and receive the rest of your income from benefits but abracadabra you're no longer unemployed or be decanted from the job centre into a mickey mouse training company who will train you to use a search engine, abracadabra you're no longer unemployed, this is all before we get to zero hrs contracts that didn't exist in 1975 ....comparing them to 1975 figures when they were calculated completely differently is like comparing apples to window ledges.

    See the pound over the last 3 years and the numbers of people using foodbanks for a reality check on the UK economy.
    You get brighter by the day.

    Unemployment figures are faked and massaged
    I trust you don't like those figures, which obviously means they're fake. But figures, charts, lists and other data that you post are not faked and massaged but real because you posted them, isn't that a fact?

    Not suggesting you're a hypocrite, just saying!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    May is like an old one-eyed crone seer shrivelled by age and the weight of disappointment and failure picking through a scabrous turd looking for inspiration as the mists of political circumstance swirl around her coiling their tendrils of fate until they tighten and choke off the oxygen of her miserable political life leaving her empty as the dried husk she always was.

    A dead woman walking to her grave of deserved oblivion leaving nothing but the rancid stench of the zombie trailing its spoor of foul slime.
    Ftr I don't even read much of what you post, it's the same long winded repetitive crap baying at the moon with fake poetic license, gets quite tedious after a while. And you use long words, even the Belgian knows I had difficulty graduating from K3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Macron has been predicting the delay over 2 months ago

    now he is playing games with silly Maybot because she has been such a pain in the ass for everyone

    Everyone in the EU is tired of that frigging non-sense, it's like being taken into a mental rollercaster

    that's so fooking British, playing mind games and taking everyone on a ride

    I can only hope one country will veto the frigging extension or maybe all the 27 will for good measure since Maybot will have brought nothing new to justify an extension

    and then you fookers can play us a last minute betrayal trick and revoke A50
    Keep hoping, while Frau decides how to distribute her pickles! Once we're gone she's your cash cow, remember?

    May is on her way out, even she knows that, and soon we will have another glorious leader. Meanwhile, you are roped in with the deluded dwarf, posturing to step into the boss' boots while his country burns.

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    May is like an old one-eyed crone seer shrivelled by age and the weight of disappointment and failure picking through a scabrous turd looking for inspiration as the mists of political circumstance swirl around her coiling their tendrils of fate until they tighten and choke off the oxygen of her miserable political life leaving her empty as the dried husk she always was.

    A dead woman walking to her grave of deserved oblivion leaving nothing but the rancid stench of the zombie trailing its spoor of foul slime.




    she strutted into my office wearing a dress that clung to her like clingfilm to a sloppily butchered pork knuckle, bone and sinew jutting and lurching asymmetrically beneath its folds, the tightness exaggerating the granularity of the suet and causing what little palatable meat there was to sweat, its transparency the thief of imagination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Brexit: Merkel vows to fight for orderly process
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-47629229

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she will fight for an "orderly Brexit" until "the very last hour".

    Mrs Merkel said that current events were in a "state of flux", adding that European Union leaders will try to react to whatever the UK proposes.

    The UK is due to leave the EU in 10 days with or without a deal.

    PM Theresa May is writing to European Council President Donald Tusk to ask for an extension to the process and will meet EU leaders later this week.

    At home, a new vote on UK Brexit deal has been blocked by the Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow.

    The deal has already been defeated twice by MPs, and Mr Bercow has ruled that Mrs May cannot bring it back for a third vote without "substantial" changes.
    Frau will capitulate next week, she can't afford to lose us; quite aside from the economics it is simply unfair to leave a collective suicide pact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fufu View Post

    The EU has said Britain cannot delay Brexit without a clear plan for what happens next, indicating only an election, a new referendum or major compromise on Theresa May’s red lines will suffice.
    Doesn't matter what they say, we're still in the negotiations stage right up to the 29th.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    he has managed to get them both in a competition to see who can do the most stupid sh1t

    he has got to be surprised at how easy it was

    I saw a video the other day talking about what will be Putins next move - as his popularity is waning a bit and always in the past he has used a bit of military expansion to bolster the fans

    the option put forward was a bit of expansion into Finland or Sweden

    Not saying I agree, but if he chose that route surely it would be Estonia first, small enough to roll over before breakfast, though significant enough to test NATO mettle until the EU army is up and running (sic).

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    Quote Originally Posted by foobar View Post

    The EU has said Britain cannot delay Brexit without a clear plan for what happens next,
    indicating only an election, a new referendum or major compromise on Theresa May’s red lines will suffice.
    Well the bolded part is what they've said, of course.

    It's more likely imo that representatives of no. 10 will privately admit what is obvious to everyone. They will say behind closed doors that the country is in crisis. They've tacitly admitted this already.

    This 'you must have a plan before getting an extension' thing is just political posturing imo.

    So May will go there with a fudge that constitutes a 'plan' in her vacant mind, and the bosses will wearily assent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    he has managed to get them both in a competition to see who can do the most stupid sh1t

    he has got to be surprised at how easy it was

    I saw a video the other day talking about what will be Putins next move - as his popularity is waning a bit and always in the past he has used a bit of military expansion to bolster the fans

    the option put forward was a bit of expansion into Finland or Sweden
    Comparing how many military bases in abroad has the dangerous Mr. Putin against the number of those controlled by USA and NATO, it will not be an easy job, will be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post
    English is a wonderful language, can say the same thing in so many different ways, that's why we shared it with the world.
    And it allows many different ways by the same word:
    US military in Syria will leave...
    US military in Syria will leave 2000 troops in the country...

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    ^^ Apparently the Maybot is going to the EU with the plan of a short extension to end of June, while she gets her deal through Parliament, with the option to extend longer.

    She should be asking for a 5 year delay, until the next EU parliament elections, with an option to leave earlier if her deal is ever agreed.

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