Brexit Phase Two - Trade

Wordsmith

LE
Book Reviewer
Not mine but a good twist on cake-ism! :D

LEAVER: I want an omelette.

REMAINER: Right. It’s just we haven’t got any eggs.

LEAVER: Yes, we have. There they are. [HE POINTS AT A CAKE]

REMAINER: They’re in the cake.
LEAVER: Yes, get them out of the cake, please.
REMAINER: But we voted in 1974 to put them into a cake.
LEAVER: Yes, but that cake has got icing on it. Nobody said there was going to be icing on it.
REMAINER: Icing is good.
LEAVER: And there are raisins in it. I don’t like raisins. Nobody mentioned raisins. I demand another vote.
DAVID CAMERON ENTERS.
DAVID CAMERON: OK.
DAVID CAMERON SCARPERS.
LEAVER: Right, where’s my omelette?
REMAINER: I told you, the eggs are in the cake.
LEAVER: Well, get them out.
EU: It’s our cake.
JEREMY CORBYN: Yes, get them out now.
REMAINER: I have absolutely no idea how to get them out. Don’t you know how to get them out?
LEAVER: Yes! You just get them out and then you make an omelette.
REMAINER: But how?! Didn’t you give this any thought?
LEAVER: Saboteur! You’re talking eggs down. We could make omelettes before the eggs went into the cake, so there’s no reason why we can’t make them now.
THERESA MAY: It’s OK, I can do it.
REMAINER: How?
THERESA MAY: There was a vote to remove the eggs from the cake, and so the eggs will be removed from the cake.
REMAINER: Yeah, but…
LEAVER: Hang on, if we take the eggs out of the cake, does that mean we don’t have any cake? I didn’t say I didn’t want the cake, just the bits I don’t like.
EU: It’s our cake.
REMAINER: But you can’t take the eggs out of the cake and then still have a cake.
LEAVER: You can. I saw the latest Bake Off and you can definitely make cakes without eggs in them. It’s just that they’re horrible.
REMAINER: Fine. Take the eggs out. See what happens.
LEAVER: It’s not my responsibility to take the eggs out. Get on with it.
REMAINER: Why should I have to come up with some long-winded incredibly difficult chemical process to extract eggs that have bonded at the molecular level to the cake, while somehow still having the cake?
LEAVER: You lost, get over it.
THERESA MAY: By the way, I’ve started the clock on this.
REMAINER: So I assume you have a plan?
THERESA MAY: Actually, back in a bit. Just having another election.
REMAINER: Jeremy, are you going to sort this out?
JEREMY CORBYN: Yes. No. Maybe.
EU: It’s our cake.
LEAVER: Where’s my omelette? I voted for an omelette.
REMAINER: This is ridiculous. This is never going to work. We should have another vote, or at least stop what we’re doing until we know how to get the eggs out of the cake while keeping the bits of the cake that we all like.
LEAVER/MAY/CORBYN: WE HAD A VOTE. STOP SABOTAGING THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE. EGGSIT MEANS EGGSIT.
REMAINER: Fine, I’m moving to France. The cakes are nicer there.
LEAVER: You can’t. We’ve taken your freedom of movement.
That's so old, it had to be excavated by an archaeologist.

Wordsmith
 
Not mine but a good twist on cake-ism! :D

LEAVER: I want an omelette.

REMAINER: Right. It’s just we haven’t got any eggs.

LEAVER: Yes, we have. There they are. [HE POINTS AT A CAKE]

REMAINER: They’re in the cake.
LEAVER: Yes, get them out of the cake, please.
REMAINER: But we voted in 1974 to put them into a cake.
LEAVER: Yes, but that cake has got icing on it. Nobody said there was going to be icing on it.
REMAINER: Icing is good.
LEAVER: And there are raisins in it. I don’t like raisins. Nobody mentioned raisins. I demand another vote.
DAVID CAMERON ENTERS.
DAVID CAMERON: OK.
DAVID CAMERON SCARPERS.
LEAVER: Right, where’s my omelette?
REMAINER: I told you, the eggs are in the cake.
LEAVER: Well, get them out.
EU: It’s our cake.
JEREMY CORBYN: Yes, get them out now.
REMAINER: I have absolutely no idea how to get them out. Don’t you know how to get them out?
LEAVER: Yes! You just get them out and then you make an omelette.
REMAINER: But how?! Didn’t you give this any thought?
LEAVER: Saboteur! You’re talking eggs down. We could make omelettes before the eggs went into the cake, so there’s no reason why we can’t make them now.
THERESA MAY: It’s OK, I can do it.
REMAINER: How?
THERESA MAY: There was a vote to remove the eggs from the cake, and so the eggs will be removed from the cake.
REMAINER: Yeah, but…
LEAVER: Hang on, if we take the eggs out of the cake, does that mean we don’t have any cake? I didn’t say I didn’t want the cake, just the bits I don’t like.
EU: It’s our cake.
REMAINER: But you can’t take the eggs out of the cake and then still have a cake.
LEAVER: You can. I saw the latest Bake Off and you can definitely make cakes without eggs in them. It’s just that they’re horrible.
REMAINER: Fine. Take the eggs out. See what happens.
LEAVER: It’s not my responsibility to take the eggs out. Get on with it.
REMAINER: Why should I have to come up with some long-winded incredibly difficult chemical process to extract eggs that have bonded at the molecular level to the cake, while somehow still having the cake?
LEAVER: You lost, get over it.
THERESA MAY: By the way, I’ve started the clock on this.
REMAINER: So I assume you have a plan?
THERESA MAY: Actually, back in a bit. Just having another election.
REMAINER: Jeremy, are you going to sort this out?
JEREMY CORBYN: Yes. No. Maybe.
EU: It’s our cake.
LEAVER: Where’s my omelette? I voted for an omelette.
REMAINER: This is ridiculous. This is never going to work. We should have another vote, or at least stop what we’re doing until we know how to get the eggs out of the cake while keeping the bits of the cake that we all like.
LEAVER/MAY/CORBYN: WE HAD A VOTE. STOP SABOTAGING THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE. EGGSIT MEANS EGGSIT.
REMAINER: Fine, I’m moving to France. The cakes are nicer there.
LEAVER: You can’t. We’ve taken your freedom of movement.

Yiu run away expats can’t handlr the new reality on the ground.... oh well, roll on Match 29 avd buckets of yiur tears
 
round and round we go. WE don't actually know what agencies we will need. We are TOLD we need them but not why and if or why The EU needs to be involved. Now I note that the car industry is threatening to do what's necessary if they don't get "frictionless" trade. Ford are at it again as they were in the 70's and eighties, except then we hadn't been asset stripped by the Yanks and the Germans, Do they honestly believe that Japan won't fill the gap? Oh and the relative EU agency obviously didn't bother much about dieselgate. So there'll be a massive contraction of diesel manufacture anyway. This of course is nothing to do with Brexit, the motor industry will do what it does anyway, so their stance is effectively "grease our palms".
Seconded shame that can only get one like
 
You really are a pointless turd.
I’ve noticed when something hits close to home it replies with a funny icon, almost As if it doesn’t have the cognitive ability to get its being laughed at, not with.
I ignore it unless my curiosity is pequed as to which tosser as raised someone’s ire. Invariably it’s either of the usual 2 fantasists.( or the pencil)
Can it still not manage a post without personal insult or sneering?
But your right, a tax dodging sneering turd.
 
Wind the clock back a couple of years.... you get another chance to vote. If you would still vote to leave the EU knowing what most people realise now then you are a danger to society and should be arrested.
 

skid2

LE
Book Reviewer
More pressure being heaped on May.

Cabinet told to force Theresa May to drop Chequers plan or she will face no confidence vote 'within days'


I doubt they'll carry through the threat, but May has no guarantee of that. In addition Canada Plus has a decent chance of making it through the Commons; Chequers does not.

It would May is in a distinct minority of people who can't see the obvious way forward.

Wordsmith
She gets a vote of no confidence, survives that and sheds some more useless cabinet members. When are they going to do it, while she’s abroad? That sounds awfully familiar.

The obvious way forward being pull article 50and stay in, before we do ourselves any more harm and turn ourselves into a bigger laughing stock.
 

skid2

LE
Book Reviewer
Now they’ve called for TM to find her inner Boudicca. I think that’s a terrible idea, Boudicca got lucky, then took part in a disastrous campaign and killed herself.
That’s no way to express support for the Prime Minister.
 
Now they’ve called for TM to find her inner Boudicca. I think that’s a terrible idea, Boudicca got lucky, then took part in a disastrous campaign and killed herself.
That’s no way to express support for the Prime Minister.
After she got (in this case, figuratively) raped by members of her own party and cabinet.
 

Wordsmith

LE
Book Reviewer
After she got (in this case, figuratively) raped by members of her own party and cabinet.
An ongoing process.

Eight Cabinet ministers with concerns over May's Brexit backstop at Andrea Leadsom's 'pizza summit'
Eight Cabinet ministers with concerns about Theresa May's Brexit plans attended a "pizza summit" in the Commons amid mounting pressure on the Prime Minister. Andrea Leadsom, the Leader of the Commons and one of the most significant critics of the Prime Minister's customs union backstop, hosted the meeting in her Commons office on Monday evening.

The scale of the summit and seniority of those who attended is likely to concern Downing Street ahead of a crunch Cabinet meeting on Tuesday. They included Ms Leadsom, Dominic Raab, the Brexit Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, the Foreign Secretary, Michael Gove, the Environment Secretary, Penny Mordaunt, the International Development Secretary, Chris Grayling, Transport Secretary...
As Samuel Johnson said, "When a man knows he is to be hanged...it concentrates his mind wonderfully". The Tory party as a whole knows Chequers won't make it through the Commons, so May is now coming under immense pressure to switch to Chequers Plus - which may well do so.

The Tory party is not going to let May's obstinacy lead to a near certain hard Brexit if it can be avoided - as such, she is now under attack from all quarters. It is also noticeable that the Remain wing of the party are not supporting May. I suspect they also regard Canada Plus as better than a hard Brexit.

May is now increasingly friendless and - in Norman Lamont's phrase "in office but not in power". And it is all a self-inflicted wound. May had no need to get into this position.

Stupid woman.

Wordsmith
 
An ongoing process.

Eight Cabinet ministers with concerns over May's Brexit backstop at Andrea Leadsom's 'pizza summit'


As Samuel Johnson said, "When a man knows he is to be hanged...it concentrates his mind wonderfully". The Tory party as a whole knows Chequers won't make it through the Commons, so May is now coming under immense pressure to switch to Chequers Plus - which may well do so.

The Tory party is not going to let May's obstinacy lead to a near certain hard Brexit if it can be avoided - as such, she is now under attack from all quarters. It is also noticeable that the Remain wing of the party are not supporting May. I suspect they also regard Canada Plus as better than a hard Brexit.

May is now increasingly friendless and - in Norman Lamont's phrase "in office but not in power". And it is all a self-inflicted wound. May had no need to get into this position.

Stupid woman.

Wordsmith

Of course, this could all be planned pantomime, to create an illusion of effort so people are not to upset when we get an inevitable soft Brexit.
 
Now they’ve called for TM to find her inner Boudicca. I think that’s a terrible idea, Boudicca got lucky, then took part in a disastrous campaign and killed herself.
That’s no way to express support for the Prime Minister.
Perhaps they're geeing her up to do in Brussels tomorrow what Boudicca is supposed to have done in Colchester, St Albans and London! Can't see it myself.
 
Were you also present on the grassy knoll when the shot was fired in Dallas?

I commend Occam's Razor to you.

Wordsmith
You think it's far fetched that this isn't in part, Tory Party image management?

Despite leaks that TM was planning to walk out of Brexit negotiations to give UK voters the impression she was being tough, the EU also playing up her performance for UK domestic consumption etc etc, so if that other stuff has been done for the purpose of image management, what makes you think this isn't?
 

Wordsmith

LE
Book Reviewer
You think it's far fetched that this isn't in part, Tory Party image management?

Despite leaks that TM was planning to walk out of Brexit negotiations to give UK voters the impression she was being tough, the EU also playing up her performance for UK domestic consumption etc etc, so if that other stuff has been done for the purpose of image management, what makes you think this isn't?
This is real life - not a novel.

And given the leaks that inevitably come from both sides during a negotiation, do you really think such collusion could be kept secret? We regularly get leaks about what's going on within Cabinet and within the EU councils.

Your hypothesis would require about 50 - 100 politicians to keep a secret - a vanishingly small probability.

Wordsmith
 

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