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ISayMoo
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Re: Are you ready for Brexit?

January 30th, 2019, 8:27 am

All this fuss because the EU is worried that Ireland will get more powerful vacuum cleaners than they have in Brussels?
I think the EU just wants to make leaving it as hard as possible for any other country which might think about it (Poland? Czechia?). Since no-deal supposedly means a hard border between RoI and NI, and the EU is willing to accept no-deal, we have either of the two:
a) the EU is willing to accept the hard border between RoI and NI
b) the EU can maintain open border between RoI and NI even in the event of a no-deal
If it's a), then the EU's claims of rock-solid solidarity with Ireland are lies [1]. If it's b), then the backstop is not a necessary guarantee of an open border between RoI and NI, so why is the EU insisting on it?

[1] Or maybe not. Pumice is a type of rock, too.
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Re: Are you ready for Brexit?

January 30th, 2019, 8:38 am



The obvious solution is to leave the NI within the customs union and put a customs border between it and the rest of the UK.
have Eire rejoin the UK and put a customs border between the British Isles and mainland Europe
And why not India as well? It's fantasy land.
That would have been a good title for a thread ("India: fantasy land") but samudra already started an India thread it's a dream becoming reality
 
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Re: Are you ready for Brexit?

January 30th, 2019, 8:59 am



have Eire rejoin the UK and put a customs border between the British Isles and mainland Europe
And why not India as well? It's fantasy land.
That would have been a good title for a thread ("India: fantasy land") but samudra already started an India thread it's a dream becoming reality
I meant your theories are fantasy land ;-)
 
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Re: Are you ready for Brexit?

January 30th, 2019, 12:16 pm

All this fuss because the EU is worried that Ireland will get more powerful vacuum cleaners than they have in Brussels?
We border folk are not pushed one way or the other; one can hop over the border and buy a nice Dyson from Singapore. And a good exchange rate, what? 
 
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Re: Are you ready for Brexit?

January 30th, 2019, 12:25 pm

Dyson?! You need a Henry. An O'Henry?
 
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Re: Are you ready for Brexit?

February 1st, 2019, 10:57 am

you have your brexit boxes, but what about the trauma pack?
'Trauma packs' being stockpiled in UK over fears of no-deal Brexit
 
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Re: Are you ready for Brexit?

February 1st, 2019, 1:03 pm

EU irks Britain by calling Gibraltar 'colony'

https://www.rte.ie/news/2019/0201/10269 ... -politics/

What's in a name? A rose by any other name would smell as sweet. Since 2002, Crown colonies have been known officially as British Overseas Territories.

Maybe ppauper can update the entry on OT.
 
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Re: Are you ready for Brexit?

February 1st, 2019, 2:59 pm

EU? We don’t care what they say any longer!
 
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Re: Are you ready for Brexit?

February 1st, 2019, 3:32 pm

Let's talk about French Guiana... ;-)
 
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Re: Are you ready for Brexit?

February 1st, 2019, 3:38 pm

Can't resist this one. No sanity clause??

..."If any of the parties participating in this contract are shown not to be in their right mind, the entire agreement is automatically nullified." 
 
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Re: Are you ready for Brexit?

February 1st, 2019, 3:55 pm

Can't resist this one. No sanity clause??

..."If any of the parties participating in this contract are shown not to be in their right mind, the entire agreement is automatically nullified." 
LOL :lol:
 
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Re: Are you ready for Brexit?

February 1st, 2019, 4:42 pm

Spain doesn't talk either about Ceuta/Melila & Canary Islands. Always amazed how they speak about Gibraltar but never about those colonies.
 
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Re: Are you ready for Brexit?

February 1st, 2019, 4:49 pm

Spain doesn't talk either about Ceuta/Melila & Canary Islands. Always amazed how they speak about Gibraltar but never about those colonies.
Gibralter is closer.
 
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Re: Are you ready for Brexit?

February 1st, 2019, 5:39 pm

Ceuta is a very important bastion of Festung Europa:

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Re: Are you ready for Brexit?

February 1st, 2019, 5:54 pm

Spain doesn't talk either about Ceuta/Melila & Canary Islands. Always amazed how they speak about Gibraltar but never about those colonies.
The inhabitants wouldn't allow this. Do you know any Arabs, who would like to live in an Arabic country?
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