Brexit Phase Two - Trade

You missed the earlier jokes. I’m hurt.


You think we are subsidising Europe and the Europeans are are relying on the US to protect them.

You’re a bit out of time and highly optimistic. You do realise the last time article 5 was enacted it was to back up the Americans after 9/11.

But hurry, the empire needs men like you.


Edit. I miss it too.
Any of the slack handful of EU member states who are net contributors to the EU budget are actually subsidising those member states who are net recipients, so I guess that does mean we are.

In 2017 only 5 members of the NATO alliance met the agreed 2% GDP defence spending requirement, so I guess that does mean they are.

Unless you have a different interpretation of the meanings for 'subsidising' and 'relying'.
 

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Any of the slack handful of EU member states who are net contributors to the EU budget are actually subsidising those member states who are net recipients, so I guess that does mean we are.

In 2017 only 5 members of the NATO alliance met the agreed 2% GDP defence spending requirement, so I guess that does mean they are.

Unless you have a different interpretation of the meanings for 'subsidising' and 'relying'.
Of course when you put it like that. sticking to the letter as opposed to the spirit of the thing. That's an entirely different PoV.

They could turn round and divvy up their 2% and everyone would be happy. And they probably will.
Just like the US. Had to pay their back fees to the UN to get a fig leaf of cover.
At one stage it owed something like $1.2bn. I think they paid it off in instalments.
 
Not really, just tedious...
You're one of those people who skips to the end of the book to find out who did it, aren't you....me, I like to soak in all the twists , turns and calamities....it's the journey after all, not the destination that's fun.
 

Auld-Yin

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It would be nice if Remain coujd just stop acting like petulant toddlers and let us get on with leaving.
This getting to be like sitting in a dentist's waiting room. You can hear the drills shrieking away, the screams of victims patients and you are sitting there knowing it will be your turn to meet the monster soon. But you just want to get it over and done with. There will be pain but the waiting is worse, just let me in!

Well Brexit is becoming like that - there will be pain but let's get in and deal with it, get it over and our the way - until the six monthly check up:(
 
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It would be nice if Remain coujd just stop acting like petulant toddlers and let us get on with leaving.
On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair
Warm smell of colitas, rising up through the air
Up ahead in the distance, I saw a shimmering light
My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim
I had to stop for the night
There she stood in the doorway
I heard the mission bell
And I was thinking to myself
"This could be Heaven or this could be Hell"
Then she lit up a candle and she showed me the way
There were voices down the corridor
I thought I heard them say

Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely place (Such a lovely place)
Such a lovely face
Plenty of room at the Hotel California
Any time of year (Any time of year)
You can find it here

Her mind is Tiffany-twisted, she got the Mercedes bends
She got a lot of pretty, pretty boys she calls friends
How they dance in the courtyard, sweet summer sweat
Some dance to remember, some dance to forget

So I called up the Captain
"Please bring me my wine."
He said, "We haven't had that spirit here since nineteen sixty nine."
And still those voices are calling from far away
Wake you up in the middle of the night
Just to hear them say

Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely place (Such a lovely place)
Such a lovely face
They livin' it up at the Hotel California
What a nice surprise (what a nice surprise)
Bring your alibis

Mirrors on the ceiling
The pink champagne on ice
And she said "We are all just prisoners here, of our own device"
And in the master's chambers
They gathered for the feast
They stab it with their steely knives
But they just can't kill the beast

Last thing I remember
I was running for the door
I had to find the passage back to the place I was before
"Relax," said the night man
"We are programmed to receive
You can check-out any time you like
But you can never leave!"
 
Kraftwerk - Europe Endless

[Hook]
Europe endless
(Endless endless, endless endless)
Europe endless
(Endless endless, endless endless)

[Verse 1]
Life is timeless
(Europe endless)
Life is timeless
(Europe endless)

[Hook]
Europe endless
(Endless endless, endless endless)
Europe endless
(Endless endless, endless endless)

[Verse 2]
Parks, hotels, and palaces
(Europe endless)
Parks, hotels, and palaces
(Europe endless)

[Verse 3]
Promenades and avenues
(Europe endless)
Real life and postcard views
(Europe endless)

[Hook]
Europe endless
(Endless endless, endless endless)
Europe endless
(Endless endless, endless endless)

[Verse 4]
Elegance and decadence
(Europe endless)
Elegance and decadence
(Europe endless)
 
On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair
Warm smell of colitas, rising up through the air
Up ahead in the distance, I saw a shimmering light
My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim
I had to stop for the night
There she stood in the doorway
I heard the mission bell
And I was thinking to myself
"This could be Heaven or this could be Hell"
Then she lit up a candle and she showed me the way
There were voices down the corridor
I thought I heard them say

Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely place (Such a lovely place)
Such a lovely face
Plenty of room at the Hotel California
Any time of year (Any time of year)
You can find it here

Her mind is Tiffany-twisted, she got the Mercedes bends
She got a lot of pretty, pretty boys she calls friends
How they dance in the courtyard, sweet summer sweat
Some dance to remember, some dance to forget

So I called up the Captain
"Please bring me my wine."
He said, "We haven't had that spirit here since nineteen sixty nine."
And still those voices are calling from far away
Wake you up in the middle of the night
Just to hear them say

Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely place (Such a lovely place)
Such a lovely face
They livin' it up at the Hotel California
What a nice surprise (what a nice surprise)
Bring your alibis

Mirrors on the ceiling
The pink champagne on ice
And she said "We are all just prisoners here, of our own device"
And in the master's chambers
They gathered for the feast
They stab it with their steely knives
But they just can't kill the beast

Last thing I remember
I was running for the door
I had to find the passage back to the place I was before
"Relax," said the night man
"We are programmed to receive
You can check-out any time you like
But you can never leave!"
I have a suspicion that a rather large amount of drugs may have been consumed the day they wrote that masterpeice!
 
On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair
Warm smell of colitas, rising up through the air
Up ahead in the distance, I saw a shimmering light
My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim
I had to stop for the night
There she stood in the doorway
I heard the mission bell
And I was thinking to myself
"This could be Heaven or this could be Hell"
Then she lit up a candle and she showed me the way
There were voices down the corridor
I thought I heard them say

Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely place (Such a lovely place)
Such a lovely face
Plenty of room at the Hotel California
Any time of year (Any time of year)
You can find it here

Her mind is Tiffany-twisted, she got the Mercedes bends
She got a lot of pretty, pretty boys she calls friends
How they dance in the courtyard, sweet summer sweat
Some dance to remember, some dance to forget

So I called up the Captain
"Please bring me my wine."
He said, "We haven't had that spirit here since nineteen sixty nine."
And still those voices are calling from far away
Wake you up in the middle of the night
Just to hear them say

Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely place (Such a lovely place)
Such a lovely face
They livin' it up at the Hotel California
What a nice surprise (what a nice surprise)
Bring your alibis

Mirrors on the ceiling
The pink champagne on ice
And she said "We are all just prisoners here, of our own device"
And in the master's chambers
They gathered for the feast
They stab it with their steely knives
But they just can't kill the beast

Last thing I remember
I was running for the door
I had to find the passage back to the place I was before
"Relax," said the night man
"We are programmed to receive
You can check-out any time you like
But you can never leave!"

 
not into lyrics. So every leaver hold hands with a remainer* and lead them into the lovely, sunny lands. *there won't be enough to go round, what with them being the minority. So just get extra hands on @Baglock and similar. Sooth them during the transition.
 
never a truer word (last 10 seconds or so on the pitfalls of holding a referendum) :)
Can't be arsed watching it but it would be ill advised and it's probably too late from a legislative perspective, they could rush it through but it it would be flaky.
 
Because that's life. The Tories made their most disastrous decision in a generation what they put May in as leader. The Brexit f--k up has stemmed from that.
Nothing whatsoever to do with the belters who have been campaigning for this for decades being as much use as tits on a bull when it comes to actually doing stuff? Good at foot stamping and feck all else is no way to go through life.
 
article 50 end date can't be adjusted without unanimous support from 27 states... No chance. Extension of transition would need the broad agreement of 28.
the other 27 and plenty of chance.
 
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