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Dead end for Brexit/Salzburg discussions; October “moment of truth” for an agreement

Friday, September 21st 2018 - 08:55 UTC
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Theresa May's proposed new economic partnership with the EU “will not work”, the head of the European Council has said. Speaking at the end for an EU summit in Salzburg where leaders of the 27 remaining member states discussed Brexit, Donald Tusk said the plans risked undermining the EU's single market. Read full article


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  • DemonTree

    No one can give the Brexiters what they voted for, because it was pie in the sky. And they will probably suffer the most, but we're all suffering for their gullibility.

    Sep 21st, 2018 - 11:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    Correct, DT.

    Democracy doesn't serve the elites.

    Make england great again.


    Sep 21st, 2018 - 01:01 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • DemonTree

    Fool. It's never the elites who suffer, no matter which lying politician gets elected. The Brexiters promised us all a free lunch, and people should have known better.

    Sep 21st, 2018 - 03:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    Demon, you are obviously a remainer.

    Sep 21st, 2018 - 05:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tr0lListic_Approach

    The UK-government went for all all or nothing, and now they will get less than nothing. This is what blind arrogance leads to. (remember, even Trump has gotten almost nothing from all his blustering: any checks from Mexico yet for the wall?)

    Less than nothing seems increasingly likely now: a hard border WITHIN it's own country. The May govermment has only one choice and that is to ignominiously back down completely. It won't, even for good of country.

    This would represent one of the most coldly ironic twists in world history: The UK, the country whose past trade and political/military has created so many artificial hard borders within countries (Northern Ireland, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, India/Pakistan, all over Africa), is now facing the real possibility of a hard border being imposed within it's own sovereign territory.

    Karma at full speed. And we can clearly see what happens once those hard borders are created: They tend to stay for good.

    Sep 22nd, 2018 - 12:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic


    DT, why are you so ashamed of your land of origin?

    Sep 22nd, 2018 - 10:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    No shit.

    What seems most likely now is no agreement, and a hard border in Ireland. May's plan was the last chance and the EU shot her down; they obviously weren't willing to compromise at all.

    It's gonna be very hard for us and difficult for Ireland, I'm guessing.

    Sep 23rd, 2018 - 11:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    DT, why are you so ashamed of your birth country?

    Sep 24th, 2018 - 12:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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