Category: brexit

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Would it be an unpopular position to state that the one thing that Brexit will achieve that might be kind of worth even some of the bullshit is the hope that Brexit may put a pretty major fucking nail in the coffin of two party politics in this stupid country?

EU Brexit Preparedness notices

EU Brexit Preparedness notices:

Detailed information, per sector, how the departure of the UK will effect your business. 

This is obviously for EU companies doing business with the UK. But since the UK government fails to provide any information, it might also be worth for UK businesses to check this out, so you get an idea what to expect in half a years time.

More than 100 seats that backed Brexit now wan…

More than 100 seats that backed Brexit now want to remain in EU:

If this holds true the logic for rigorously sticking to Brexit as some kind of vital democratic necessity is increasingly shallow which is impressive given at it’s deepest it could maybe be slightly comparable to a child’s paddling pool.

Also if so many constituencies in England are flipping to majority Remain, would this then solve the problem Labour has with Brexit where it’s membership is largely pro-Remain but a lot of it’s MPs were representing pro-Leave constituencies?

Because I keep hearing that that’s the reason Labour isn’t backing either scrapping Brexit or a final say on the terms of the deal. “Well they just can’t because their constituencies are so strongly pro-Brexit.”

If this change is happening surely that becomes less and less of a problem as time goes on?

Britse advocaten registreren zich massaal in Ierland uit angst voor Brexit | NU – Het laatste nieuws het eerst op NU.nl

Britse advocaten registreren zich massaal in Ierland uit angst voor Brexit | NU – Het laatste nieuws het eerst op NU.nl

3 Blokes In The Pub… THE BEST Brexit 

3 Blokes In The Pub… THE BEST Brexit 

HSBC to move seven offices from London to Paris amid Brexit uncertainty – France 24

HSBC to move seven offices from London to Paris amid Brexit uncertainty – France 24

Sterling falls against dollar and euro amid fears of no-deal Brexit

Sterling falls against dollar and euro amid fears of no-deal Brexit:

The walk-up rate at Forexchange bureaux de change in Cardiff airport on Wednesday had dropped to just €0.90 to £1 – £200 bought just €177.

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Although the government has insisted that it still expects negotiations with the EU over the next few months to prove successful, currency traders have been prepared for a deal not to emerge and are now hedging against the possibility of the hardest possible Brexit.

Two screenshots taken of the Brexit section of…

Two screenshots taken of the Brexit section of the Guardian’s website. Two articles, side-by-side, with headlines saying the opposite. So, which is it? Will Theresa May find a way to make a deal, or will the UK crash out as Liam Fox claims? The truth most likely falls somewhere in between.

Theresa May needs to magically produce a deal that her extremely divided government will approve, and the EU needs to produce a deal that member states will accept. Both will most likely do this with “fudge” (to add to the endless Brexit food metaphors), meaning, a vague deal.

May benefits from the frightening discussion (finally taking place) about the economic damage of no deal, because anything she brings back will look better. The EU does not want to undermine its four freedoms, but also wants to avoid the economic chaos of no deal. Pushing the details to a later stage also gives the UK more time to politically reverse course. So, no cake, or cherry picking, but definitely more fudge…

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In many ways being massively depressed helps me deal with politics.

I mean our nation is fucked because the most hideous cabal of venemous pricks at the very top are pointedly failing to negotiate any kind of deal for us to continue to work with our neighbours so we’ll crash out of the EU as an isolated tax haven for rich bastards permanently screwing the rest of us until the end of time with none of the sensible EU regulatory statutes to help prevent it.

So life is going to be an unending swirling vortex of misery but fuck it everything sucks and hates me anyway so what does it matter any more.

Macron: See that cornfield over there? So this is where…

Macron: See that cornfield over there?

So this is where Airbus is going.

May: Next to that construction site?

Macron: Yes, this is for the new car factory.

May: Renault?

Macron: Nissan.