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A no-deal Brexit poses an “existential threat” for the UK, says ex head of the European Council

Monday, August 27th 2018 - 08:36 UTC
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A no-deal Brexit could lead to the break-up of the UK, the ex-president of the European Council has warned. Herman Van Rompuy told The Observer leaving the EU without a deal posed an “existential threat” to the UK. He added a no-deal scenario would have a “big impact” on “regions such as Scotland”. Read full article


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  • Think

    Alba gu brath...

    Aug 27th, 2018 - 03:12 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Islander1

    Typical vague Brussels Beaurocrat! Yes an No deal will not be good for UK(but not quite as bad as some claim either)- But neither will it be good for the EU- which exports MORE to the UK than the UK exports to EU.
    Also a No Deal - means NO £30 or whatever billion pounds going in - and that worries Germany and France who would have to foot the UK,s budget share instead.

    So my money is on a deal at the end- some form of free trade deal - and end to free immigration and instead UK pays a certain amount into the pot each year but a lot less than now. Irish border - that is for UK and Dublin to decide- bugger all to do with arses in
    Brussels at the end of the day- does not affect any of them.

    Recent example of Brussels brain dead= the Gallileo project- They say UK has to get out of it- so UK says Ok we will remove our £1 billion already invested from what we had agreed to pay Brussels. OH -m and by the way for worldwide coverage it is designed with receiver bases in Ascension-Falklands and DiegoGarcia - Oops beaurocrats - these are British and will no longer be European territories- so no receiver bases!

    Another suggests airlines might no be able to fly from UK to EU etc - Oops - what country does a lot of longhaul routes to USA and Canada from Europe fly over??

    Brexit does indeed seem to be handled by bunches of idiots on both sides. And madam up in Scotland is not very popular at the moment and whilst majority in Scotland want to stay in EU - they do not want to separate from UK- all the polls show it and she knows it so its all wind and bluster.

    Aug 27th, 2018 - 07:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    While I agree with some of that, especially “Brexit does indeed seem to be handled by bunches of idiots on both sides,” you can't say the UK-Irish border has nothing to do with the EU. Ireland will still be in the customs union after Brexit, and if any member decided to open their external border and allow rampant smuggling, the whole EU would be affected and would have good reason to complain.

    Aug 28th, 2018 - 12:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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