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EU warns Britain time is running out to seal a Brexit deal

Wednesday, May 16th 2018 - 08:55 UTC
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The European Union warned Britain time was running out to seal a Brexit deal this autumn and ensure London does not crash out of the bloc next March adding to pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May. But Mrs May’s spokesman said the “focus is on getting this right” rather than meeting a deadline. Read full article


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  • chronic

    Euros seem more afraid of the bx than the brits.

    May 16th, 2018 - 04:32 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Conqueror

    @chronic. Much has been written in recent months. At the outset, the people of the UK had some concerns. After all, it seemed that the EU would only have to concern itself in making some relatively minor adjustments to “cope” with losing 8-10 billion euros a year in income. The EU's Barnier appeared to be “negotiating” from a position of considerable strength.

    However, the passage of time has revealed that many “concerns” were unfounded. To begin with, of course, there was the whingeing over the fate of EU nationals residing in the UK. The usual liberal “activists” were up in arms about how the EU nationals were to be mistreated and how the UK would suffer. There were, of course, more than 3 million of them here in “vital” employments. What would happen to the UK if they all pulled up stakes and left? Except that there has been no sign of it happening. For a short period, data showed that as many as 500,000 might have left. And then it appeared that another 500,000 PLUS arrived. After an initial panic-stricken orchestrated campaign by an EU national pressure group, all went quiet. Especially when it was revealed that about a third of that 3 million weren't working or contributing at all.

    And then facts started to come out about the effects on EU member states. All the members started doing their own arithmetic instead of relying on those of Barnier and Juncker. It turns out that the financial problems will run into the trillions of euros or more. Various regions, even in Germany, will get less money from the EU. Who would have thought? And other areas are starting to count the cost. The proposed EU visa for UK nationals will mean less UK tourists. Various parts of Spain and Italy are also known to be in panic. The Irish, of course, overplayed their hand. The UK can do without the Republic at any time. And the EU/Remoaner “Project Fear” didn't work. Everything that they warned about didn't happen.

    The UK will be fine. Dump 27 trading ”partners, gain 178!

    May 16th, 2018 - 05:17 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • chronic

    'Mericans hate British brand labels on foreign products.

    It would be a wonderful thing if the uk could reclaim at least a small portion of their manufacturing heritage.

    May 16th, 2018 - 05:39 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • The Voice

    “Mericans hate British brand labels on foreign products.”

    Is that also why Spain Portugal and all the SA nations think its cool to have clothes made entirely or partially with the Union Jack? And what about the Hawian flag.? Every time we sit down in a restaurant or speak together with our British accents in America we are greeted in a friendly way. We also have many American friends although they are all intelligent Democrats not knuckle draggers. Trump cannot wait to ride in a carriage with our Queen. You can post all the slurs you like but it just makes you sound like hic trailer trash. International trade makes everyone better off, myopic protectionism will weaken the US. As for manufacturing heritage that cant be recovered when Asians will work for a $ a day. What is left in Britain that is worthwhile is either Hi Tech, bulky products, true Brit quality or craft not matched elsewhere.

    May 17th, 2018 - 09:18 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • chronic


    Brits are a mere shadow of their former selves.

    Once they'd load up in a ship, cart half way around the world and put a jungle into commercial production with little more than a riding crop and a few muskets.

    Now they're afraid to reassert their own sovereignty.

    Weaker than water.


    Sorosous of the heart.

    May 18th, 2018 - 02:12 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • DemonTree

    Hear hear. All the Americans I've met in real life have been nice and friendly (and most of them just loooove British accents), I don't know where trolls like Chronic and Hepatia come from.

    I sent you an email about a job by the way, not sure how often you check that account.

    May 18th, 2018 - 06:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    Poor Dumbass Tree is so devoid of knowledge.

    May 18th, 2018 - 07:36 pm - Link - Report abuse -1

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