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    Quote Originally Posted by Norman Bates View Post
    Not quite... Saturday when Belgium settle the 4th and 3rd spot, with a 16-0 win for Belgium.
    Dodn’t Croatia go through the in door as Blighty was preparing to go through the out door?
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    Norn Iron could literally be "keeping her lit":

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics...no-brexit-deal
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    Quote Originally Posted by Se0samh View Post
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    but there's another little-known element of worst-case No Deal, which is pretty extraordinary: when I told one colleague about it he asked: "Have you been drinking?"


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    on this occasion, the answer was "no"


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    until now, you may not have paid too much attention to the single electricity market on the island of Ireland, one of the legacies of the Good Friday Agreement: in short, a large amount of power in Northern Ireland comes from south of the border...


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    in the event of a totally disruptive rupture with the bloc Whitehall officials fear that power providers in the republic could end the provision of electricity because the UK would no longer be part of the European electricity market...


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    The solution drawn up by panicked mandarins: thousands of electricity generators would have to be requisitioned at short notice and put on barges in the Irish Sea to help keep the lights on in Northern Ireland



    Jams really nailed that one...
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    And then back to square one.

    The EU is dealing with professional amateurs
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    Quote Originally Posted by earwicker View Post
    Jams really nailed that one...
    Hearts and Minds of British Steel...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jams odonnell View Post
    Exactly. Sir Chris Eubank has a wonderful Georgian home near Brighton.
    I see, so hes Sir Chris Eubank now?
    Hes the black boxer that crashed into a road worker fatally injuring him.
    Sir indeed, not much hope left for that country.
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    Quote Originally Posted by firefly123 View Post
    And then back to square one.

    The EU is dealing with professional amateurs
    Not really. Eurosceptics could never accept this watered-down Brexit and are throwing down the gauntlet to May that if she betrays Brexit, she's toast.

    The eurosceptics are serious. The Chequers proposal wasn't.

    Rees Mogg is breaking cover after being a loyal backbencher for months.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flavirostris View Post
    Not really. Eurosceptics could never accept this watered-down Brexit and are throwing down the gauntlet to May that if she betrays Brexit, she's toast.

    The eurosceptics are serious. The Chequers proposal wasn't.

    Rees Mogg is breaking cover after being a loyal backbencher for months.
    They've had 2 years to come up with a Brexit that is feasible, and they haven't.
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    I somehow get the impression that May's attitude now will be: Bring it on.


    Anyway, we've a White Paper to look forward to, later today.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-44799469

    The main points are:
    * The UK will maintain a "common rulebook" for all goods traded with the EU, including agricultural products

    * A treaty will be signed committing the UK to "continued harmonisation" with EU rules - avoiding friction at the UK-EU border, including Northern Ireland

    * Parliament will oversee the UK's trade policy and have the ability to "choose" to diverge from the EU rules
    There will be different arrangements for services, with greater regulatory flexibility

    * A "joint institutional framework" will be established to interpret UK-EU agreements

    * The European Court of Justice will no longer have jurisdiction in the UK - but UK courts will have to pay "due regard" to EU case law in areas of complete alignment with EU rules

    * The borders between the UK and EU will be treated as a "combined customs territory"

    * The free movement of people between the UK and the Continent will end

    * A "mobility framework" will be set up to allow UK and EU citizens to travel to each other's territories

    ................

    and then there's Donny's visit to HM shortly. Will he turn his nose up at Earl Grey and insist on coffee ... as HM gives him a custard pie in the mush? *Shock, Horror*
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