I land in Manchester on May 22nd. Will this be long enough after a hard-brexit for me to see lots of empty supermarket shelves so that I can make some smug Instagram posts? Is the food supplies minister, David Rutley MP, any good at his job?
- The current Brexit Secretary votes against a plan he's been arguing for just minutes ago as Government member in charge of Brexit and thus also of the negotiations on the extension too...
Can someone explain to me why this happened?
I’m not saying the EU has stagnated, but so much time and effort that could have been used on positive improvements over the last two years were squandered on idiotic Brexit minister like Davis and Rabb. (Rabb nownthinks he can become Prime Minister. He who hadn’t read the good Friday agreement (the causer of the backstop), nor realised the importance of Dover. Are these guys fucking deluded.
I'm honestly not sure which of those two is the bigger moron.
What I’m saying is, let the UK leave. Time to worry about making a better EU, rather than worrying about Eton debate style negotiations.
Agreed. The EU has more productive and pressing matters to focus on. Brexit has taken up two years. If the UK wants to do their own thing then so be it.
My money is on Italy.
Indeed, if any will Italy will - because several MPs have been contacted and had meetings with British citizens with a Hard Brexit agenda and funding behind them. Many funded by the same / similar people to those MPs they met.
This smells a lot like treason to me.
Juncker is end of mandate and not seeking a new one...
One of the rumoured top candidates to replace him in the new Commission is Mr. Barnier.
Imagine the EC (under Mr Barnier) negotiating the all important FTA with the UK under TM as PM, or any other of the Brexiteers like D. Raab as potential successor...
He'll probably have to invite him to Calais to learn a bit about the importance of the Dover crossing to the UK first, or more political disasters will happen to the UK.
Barnier would make a fantastic head of the EU Commission.
Unless Parliament passes May's withdrawal agreement, none of us in the UK will ever be able to vote for President Juncker again.
Wait - are you calling the EU system democratic...?!
It is great democracy.
The EU Presidential Elections, were open and fair weren’t they?
We've discussed this at least three times before in the Brexit threads. Do keep up.
Unless you live in her constituency, you didn't vote directly for Theresa May. But don't get facts get in the way of a pointless anti-EU tirade. #ImOppressed
'Alex Azar, the US Health and Human Services Secretary, has said Washington will use its muscle to push up drug prices abroad, to lower the cost paid by patients in the United States.'
Is anyone actually stupid enough to believe that Azar, a career Pharmaceutical Lobbyist, would use any of the 'gains' of other countries paying more for drugs to reduce prices in the US?
That's clearly why your political scene is so splintered (13 different political groups in the House of Representatives!).
Please explain to us how greater political representation is a bad thing.
The EU was way too soft. Gave a extension, hinting on more.
I agree. If you keep giving exemptions to this and that and extensions to this and that then the UK becomes accustom to it and starts to expect to constantly get special treatment. Probably one of the partial causes of Brexit IMO.