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Brexit: 3 days 15 hours ago #3252212

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Seems there's been another leak from Cabinet aimed at scuttling a No Deal Brexit. A leaked Cabinet note makes it clear that there is no way that the UK could prepare for a No Deal in time. 8-9 months minimum is required for Pharmaceuticals, 4-5 months to get Business even minimally prepared and other sectors have similar long lead times. And these timings assume everything goes according to plan and there is co-operation from external groups.

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Brexit: 3 days 10 hours ago #3252392

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Obtained from: news.sky.com/story/live-boris-johnson-an...derhip-bids-11740276

MPs have voted by 309-298 against the Labour-led motion to seize control of the Commons agenda.

It means the opposition won't have the freedom to bring forward legislation on 25 June aimed at blocking a no-deal Brexit later this year.


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Brexit: 3 days 9 hours ago #3252440

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If you go for a job, they don't tell you your wage will be xamount figure after paying all the stoppages, , which is the net figure. They offer the gross figure.
Which is what the £350 mil, represented. I don't know what the fuss is about, it was explained at the time.
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Brexit: 3 days 9 hours ago #3252442

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Rain wrote: A week ago, It struck me as ironic, in a sad way, that Britain was enthusiastically commemorating D day, the success of which, and the ensuing peace depended on nations coming together, while simultaneously planning to isolate itself with Brexit.

Just a thought.


We won't be isolated, we will be world traders. And if I remember rightly, Eire had three votes before they finally came back with a 'yes' to join the EU.
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Brexit: 3 days 9 hours ago #3252448

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wendeey wrote: Obtained from: news.sky.com/story/live-boris-johnson-an...derhip-bids-11740276

MPs have voted by 309-298 against the Labour-led motion to seize control of the Commons agenda.

It means the opposition won't have the freedom to bring forward legislation on 25 June aimed at blocking a no-deal Brexit later this year.


So that means leaving will put us in the worst position possible. Which won't make the job of our 'government' any easier to avoid disaster, considering the mess they have created so far.

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Brexit: 3 days 8 hours ago #3252488

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KayyGee wrote: Seems there's been another leak from Cabinet aimed at scuttling a No Deal Brexit. A leaked Cabinet note makes it clear that there is no way that the UK could prepare for a No Deal in time. 8-9 months minimum is required for Pharmaceuticals, 4-5 months to get Business even minimally prepared and other sectors have similar long lead times. And these timings assume everything goes according to plan and there is co-operation from external groups.


My guess is that businesses would figure out how to keep doing trades with less disruption than the uncertainty of the current limbo situation. I suspect the 4 to 9 months is more about how long for the politicians to figure out how to keep their fingers in the pie.
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Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass ... it's about learning to dance in the rain!

Brexit: 3 days 4 hours ago #3252575

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Focus is now going to centre on the Irish. There seems to be some EU softening on the Backstop, on which the Irish are exposed. Varadkar stated that the Backstop must remain , but the idea of a " high tech" border between NI and Eire is gaining momentum....so the Backstop becomes irrelevant when " tech" is installed?
If Irish are intransigent on this ......then No Deal hammers Eire!
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Brexit: 2 days 8 hours ago #3253075

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Lexie78 wrote: Focus is now going to centre on the Irish. There seems to be some EU softening on the Backstop, on which the Irish are exposed. Varadkar stated that the Backstop must remain , but the idea of a " high tech" border between NI and Eire is gaining momentum....so the Backstop becomes irrelevant when " tech" is installed?
If Irish are intransigent on this ......then No Deal hammers Eire!


Barnier admitted in the documentary 'Brexit Behind Closed Doors' that they were just using it to hold the UK to ransom.

And obtained from: www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1140103/Brexit...rime-minister-update

BRUSSELS has finally conceded that there is no legal way to force Britain to fork out for the £39 billion Brexit bill after Boris Johnson threatened to withhold the cash.
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Brexit: 2 days 8 hours ago #3253082

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Obtained from: www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1139847/busine...report-latest-update

BRITAIN has maintained its position as Europe’s foremost investment hub by attracting more business than Germany and France combined, new United Nations Conference on Trade and Develop figures reveal.

As global confidence grows in Britain, we retained our position as the top destination in Europe for foreign direct investment. The country managed to attract £1.48 trillion of inwards investment stocks in 2018, which is more than Europe’s next biggest economies – Germany and France. This leaves Britain the third-largest investment hub in the world, behind the United States and China.

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Brexit: 2 days 7 hours ago #3253100

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Obtained from: www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1140047/Brexit...border-latest-update

BRITAIN is to be offered a time-limited Northern Irish backstop in all but name in the final attempt to avert a no-deal Brexit, according to Brussels sources.

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