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Re: Brexit.
« Reply #3945 on: March 12, 2018, 02:24:11 PM »
The brits are playing this out a bit think the recent rates rise announcement ...... they will batter about all the worst case scenarios to get the public to believe that when border controls are set up it wont look as bad as the previous idea's

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« Reply #3946 on: March 16, 2018, 12:27:19 PM »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-43422698


If I didn't know better, I'd almost say the Brits don't have a clue what they're doing.

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« Reply #3948 on: March 19, 2018, 03:19:52 PM »
This thread is why I'm fairly confident that NI will find ourselves in a good place after Brexit.  The EU have got what it's wanted in each stage of the negotiations, so if the EU saying there will be no hard border on the island of Ireland then I'd be happy enough that's where we'll end up.  The UK has shown themselves to be incapable of negotiating any concessions out of the EU, but that's because negotiating isn't easy when you have made it clear where you will end up.
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« Reply #3949 on: March 19, 2018, 05:38:56 PM »
I'm confused- I really am. This is the statement from the UK today:

"We agree on the need to include legal text detailing the ‘backstop’ solution for the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland in the withdrawal agreement that is acceptable to both sides,” said Davis"

So there is a backstop, so there is no hard border, so there is a customs union in the north?

why is this not news?
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« Reply #3950 on: March 19, 2018, 05:54:09 PM »
I'm confused- I really am. This is the statement from the UK today:

"We agree on the need to include legal text detailing the ‘backstop’ solution for the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland in the withdrawal agreement that is acceptable to both sides,” said Davis"

So there is a backstop, so there is no hard border, so there is a customs union in the north?

why is this not news?

It is news. But it still only applies if there is a final deal and the British cannot be trusted.
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« Reply #3951 on: March 19, 2018, 06:00:19 PM »
The Brits are running out of time.
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« Reply #3952 on: March 19, 2018, 09:08:56 PM »

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/mar/19/the-five-costs-of-uks-pyrrhic-brexit-victory
1. Northern Ireland

The first, and potentially most painful, climbdown has come over the border between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic. Last month Theresa May insisted no British prime minister could possibly agree to the “backstop” proposal outlined by the EU. It sought to prevent a hard border after Brexit by keeping single market rules the same in Northern Ireland.

Now, the UK has gone back to a position it appeared to accept in December that a backstop is acceptable – so long as both sides keep working toward technological and legal alternatives that might avoid this necessity for full regulatory alignment.

Where do the Brexit negotiations stand?

 

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Since the EU regards both proposed UK alternatives as implausible, it implies an eventual showdown with Democratic Unionists has only been postponed unless new “magic” answers can be found.

The ray of hope for Downing Street is that the UK seems to have retained the right to try to come up with an alternative backstop rather than automatically accept the toxic-looking EU version – a plan D, if you like.

“We agree on the need to include legal text detailing the ‘backstop’ solution for the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland in the withdrawal agreement that is acceptable to both sides,” said Davis.

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« Reply #3953 on: March 22, 2018, 11:18:57 AM »
British made a big deal about returning to a blue passport post Brexit. Now seems that the contract to manufacture them has been won by a French company who underpriced the current UK manufacturer. You couldn’t make it up.
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« Reply #3954 on: March 22, 2018, 11:23:07 AM »
 :D ;D :)
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« Reply #3955 on: March 22, 2018, 11:44:06 AM »
British made a big deal about returning to a blue passport post Brexit. Now seems that the contract to manufacture them has been won by a French company who underpriced the current UK manufacturer. You couldn’t make it up.

The Brit company is called Thomas De La Rue, so they're a bit suspect anyway.

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« Reply #3956 on: March 22, 2018, 01:30:22 PM »
British made a big deal about returning to a blue passport post Brexit. Now seems that the contract to manufacture them has been won by a French company who underpriced the current UK manufacturer. You couldn’t make it up.

It gets better,
    A Galway based company complete the bio-metric programming of the passports during the application process.

Jim Allister will have a fit.

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« Reply #3957 on: March 22, 2018, 01:50:11 PM »
"The CEO of De La Rue acknowledged that his company had been beaten on price in an open competition, but he said that was unfair".

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The French/Dutch company that won the contract were £120mill cheaper.  Brexiters going ape shit.  Free market, anyone??

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« Reply #3958 on: March 22, 2018, 02:14:28 PM »
This Brexit gets crazier by the day. The Britts really ave no clue and are making it up as they go along.

The first few pages of this thread make interesting reading now....

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« Reply #3959 on: March 22, 2018, 03:30:47 PM »
"The CEO of De La Rue acknowledged that his company had been beaten on price in an open competition, but he said that was unfair".

 :o

The French/Dutch company that won the contract were £120mill cheaper.  Brexiters going ape shit.  Free market, anyone??

Brexit in a nutshell. A shower of entitled, whinging fcukwits without a plan who seem to believe the world owes them a living up against coherent, hardnosed negotiators who will screw them into the ground in said negotiations. But hey, at least they get to choose the colour of thier passports....

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