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Foreign secretary pleads for more EU flexibility in Brexit talks: fears of a “no deal by accident”

Tuesday, July 24th 2018 - 06:21 UTC
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A no-deal Brexit would damage British relations with Europe for a generation, Jeremy Hunt warned as he pleaded for Brussels to show more flexibility in negotiations. The Foreign Secretary used a visit to Berlin to say that while a failure to achieve a Brexit deal would be “challenging” for the UK, it would “thrive” in the long term. Read full article

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  • chronic

    Dumb brits.

    You actually thought that the elites would let your expressed preference rule.

    Jul 24th, 2018 - 12:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    Accident!!! What accident is that then? Is that not exactly how Mr Rees-Mogg has planned for it to go???

    WTO here we go!!!!

    Jul 24th, 2018 - 02:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    http://www.private-eye.co.uk/covers/cover-1463

    Is Rees-Mogg the evil mastermind plotting to destroy our country, then?

    Jul 24th, 2018 - 05:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    I suppose that would depend on your point of view, personally I think he would do a much better job than Ms May, he at least would get us out of this sh*t once and for all.

    The best you can hope for from Theresa would be a half in half out situation which would not be good nor even stable. Would have to be re-addressed almost immediately and the job finished.

    Jul 25th, 2018 - 11:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    chronic i.e pathological
    “Dumb brits.” Apparently they're streets ahead of you as they didn't elect Drumf the Wall.

    Jul 25th, 2018 - 02:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Voice

    Hunt is right...do you not realise how the rest of Europe sees Britain...
    As anti European by that I mean continental Europe for obvious reasons...
    Was talking to a German the other day trying to convince him that the UK wasn't anti European...
    He said the majority voted to leave and so the majority of British are against Europe....
    I couldn't really fault his logic...
    No wonder they are playing hardball...
    I can see there being no deal and the UK will be fcuked for at least a generation...
    ...and all those old timers that brought this on won't even be alive to see Britain thrive...
    Likely the EU will have collapsed and the stability that it brought gone too...
    A great legacy to hand down to the younger generation...
    Well done...

    Jul 25th, 2018 - 11:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • bushpilot

    “Likely the EU will have collapsed and the stability that it brought gone too...”

    So, should the EU collapse someday, it won't be due to any flaws on the EU's part but that collapse will be due to some irresponsible, inconsiderate, deluded “old-timers” in the UK.

    Are you sure the EU isn't responsible for preserving itself?

    Jul 26th, 2018 - 03:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    EU are playing hardball because they think they hold all the cards, only now with WTO rules becoming the most likely outcome, which can be costed, is it beginning to dawn on them they do not!

    WTO rules are nothing to be frightened of, unless you have a large trade surplus which is currently tariff free of course.

    “Old timers” are nowhere a majority in the UK, never mind a big enough one the carry the referendum vote.

    Brexit probably won’t bring down the EU on its own, but it does highlight very nicely the flaws in the EU that will.

    A largely unelected and un-removable Brussels elite, making decisions based on political ideology rather than the interests of their people or practical reality or even economic reality, is ultimately doomed of its own accord.

    The younger generation will watch this all play out and realise it is a good one to be out of.

    However it has to be said the EU did make Europe which had known nothing but wars, and devastating ones at that, a place where war/force is no longer seen as an option.

    If only they had stuck to trade.

    Jul 26th, 2018 - 03:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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