I expect they want to do it themselves!
Gosh, yes. I never knew that Queen Victoria received messages by radio, for instance.
What is there to negotiate? The $500bn figure is an accumulation of lost contributions and lost trade. We're not paying any more contribution, that's for certain, so that's not up for negotiation, and it apparently will be very easy to make trade agreements with other countries who are just waiting for us to "dictate terms", so most, if not all, of the trade is lost too.No because we then start with a clean sheet on trade, “you want better than wto and competing with the rest of the world for our market.”? ( as has been said many times they run the trade surplus so in normal negociation we hold the stronger position.) strip out the politics and the woeful handling by TM and Olly and that will be what is left for the other member states to look at..
In my opinion of course.
I would say that the relevance to us would be to focus the the EU on the realities of the relationship, up to now they have had the upper hand because our 'leadership' have been too busy fighting amongst themselves to put up any sort of coherent negotiation so of course the other side can try and screw us over, it's what any negotiator would do.Let’s assume that it is 100% accurate. What is the relevance to us? At best it can be described as schadenfreude, not only screwing oursleves over but we are screwing over our former partners as well. A fantastic basis for setting out a relationship with all those other countries that are waiting for us to dictate terms to them.
She said she had won fresh guarantees at last week's EU summit over measures to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland and hoped to secure additional "political and legal assurances" in the coming weeks.
Earlier on Monday, an EU spokesman said it had provided the "clarifications" requested on the contentious issue of the Northern Ireland border backstop and "no further meetings were foreseen".
Given that Britain is not in the Schengen zone, how does that work?I think I will organise a weekend away to Rome for myself and my wife, and not bother to take a passport.
edited to add..
Once I have laughed myself silly at the massive outpouring of deluded outrage that there will be on here.