Brexit


#541

Monday’s deal basically implied this though and Davis comfirmed it on Tuesday.


#542

Sounds like the DUP held up the show to have a wishy washy sentence or two added with no real substance.

None of the wording that was there earlier in the week was removed.

Arlene saying that they “run out of time” is a weak excuse as those time deadlines had been meaningless. If they had the power to indefinitely hold up the show they would have. That would point to May telling Arlene to put up or shut up and she chose the latter. Either that or their approval was acquired by other means.

Moat likely an exercise in posturing where it looks like the DUP blinked first.


#543


#544

Ah that’s very good.


#545

Leo Varadkar, Simon Coveney and Helen McEntee have secured their status as Irish republican legends.

What a day for all Ireland and Fine Gael.


#546

Should start considering running candidates there now in the upcoming assembly elections.


#547

Is that not what the DUP wanted, look tough for a few days before securing the best possible deal for NI. How does this deal satisfy the EUs desire for hard borders though?


#548

It doesn’t, this is bouncing the UK into a softer Brexit which is what most sane people want anyway.


#549

At the end of this the UK will likely pay at least £40bn to have almost the exact same deal as when they were in the EU, except that they will have no influence in how anything is run.

They will have to accept freedom of movement and they won’t get to do any super-duper trade deals with third countries.

Clever.


#550

They won a “battle” against the Irish gov that their base lauds them for. They’re losing the war though


#551

Emotional over rationale


#552

Wouldn’t be like him.


#553

How much are they paying currently to the EU? Net contributions minus what they get back in benefits.


#554

Whatever it is, I dare say they’ll still be paying it at the end of all this.


#555

Why would they be paying anything to an entity they are not part of?


#556

Divorce settlement


#557

We win guys


#558

Confession time. I saw Helen McEntee on telly there during the week and thought to myself isnt she quite attractive

Shes after getting a good oul makeover recently


#559

4 or 5 billion a year?


#560

They won’t have to accept freedom of movement. You’re incorrect.