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Johnson strikes a deal with EU, but he still has to convince a reluctant Parliament

Friday, October 18th 2019 - 10:58 UTC
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will this Friday seek to sell his Brexit deal to skeptical MPs, as he returns home fresh from an EU victory but risking defeat in parliament. Johnson pulled off a major coup in agreeing a new divorce deal with the European Union leader, paving the way for him to deliver his promise to leave the bloc on Oct 31. Read full article


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  • Islander1

    Lets hope this time the out of touch largely with their electorate occupants of Parliament see sense and vote it a deal as all opinion polls say there is a clear majority after 3 years- to “just get it done and move on.”

    Don't really understand the NI problem as surely its just paperwork- goods going across to NI will have a tax applied (which the bulk purchaser in NI gets on his invoice from UK mainland supplier) if they then end up across the border in EU Southern Ireland - simple- that tax is deferred for say 3 months- and the bulk purchaser in NI just produces paperwork showing it all went to retailers etc in NI and thus sold within NI - and thus tax is cancelled and not payable.
    Paperwork shows say 90% sold in NI and 10% went across to the South then that 10% tax element is payable.
    Dont see a political problem - a paperwork one yes- but that's the price of keeping the peace for all over there I guess? Its called “compromise”!
    And NI if the want , can chuck it all out in 4-5yrs time anyway.

    But by then unless a total idiot in London or Brussels - UK and EU will have a Free Trade Agreement in place - so no need for taxes on anything between UK and Southern Ireland!

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