Brexit Consequences

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Re: Brexit Consequences

Post by dyqik » Wed Jul 21, 2021 4:26 pm

plodder wrote:
Wed Jul 21, 2021 3:30 pm
no, politically impossible. remember all those options being put before a hung parliament, failing to get approval, followed by the general election?
Because members and supporters of the current government prevented it, in other words.

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Re: Brexit Consequences

Post by shpalman » Wed Jul 21, 2021 4:28 pm

dyqik wrote:
Wed Jul 21, 2021 4:26 pm
plodder wrote:
Wed Jul 21, 2021 3:30 pm
no, politically impossible. remember all those options being put before a hung parliament, failing to get approval, followed by the general election?
Because members and supporters of the current government prevented it, in other words.
Such that the government ended up having to accept whatever worse deal was on the table when the clock ran out.
molto tricky

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Re: Brexit Consequences

Post by plodder » Wed Jul 21, 2021 4:43 pm

which is a pretty awesome definition of "politically impossible", thanks

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Re: Brexit Consequences

Post by IvanV » Wed Jul 21, 2021 4:53 pm

F Scott Fitzgerald wrote:The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.
Though I guess, like all the best quotes, it is apocryphal. Nevertheless, on such grounds one might suspect Dominic Cummings of a first-rate intelligence. If one believes he retains the ability to function.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-57882892 wrote:But, Mr Cummings tells the BBC that anyone who says they are sure, five years after the result, that Brexit is a good thing must "have a screw loose".

However, he adds: "Obviously I think Brexit was a good thing."

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Re: Brexit Consequences

Post by Sciolus » Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:51 pm

There are lots of things I think that I'm not sure of.

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Re: Brexit Consequences

Post by Bird on a Fire » Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:26 pm

Sciolus wrote:
Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:51 pm
There are lots of things I think that I'm not sure of.
There's a quote I've been trying to track down, along the following lines but I'm sure I'll butcher it.

Basically a reasonable person proceeds as if all of their beliefs are true, but also that any one of their beliefs might turn out to be false, simultaneously.

Sounds about right to me.
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Re: Brexit Consequences

Post by plodder » Thu Jul 22, 2021 5:30 am

Here’s a lukewarm take on the UK’s command paper: https://mobile.twitter.com/AntonSpisak/ ... 6591070208

The only thing I think they’ve missed is that we’re playing for time - which is why we don’t mind if the conversations are difficult or protracted. Fun trying to guess which points we’ll concede on to finally get there.

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Re: Brexit Consequences

Post by cvb » Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:45 am

plodder wrote:
Thu Jul 22, 2021 5:30 am
Here’s a lukewarm take on the UK’s command paper: https://mobile.twitter.com/AntonSpisak/ ... 6591070208

The only thing I think they’ve missed is that we’re playing for time - which is why we don’t mind if the conversations are difficult or protracted. Fun trying to guess which points we’ll concede on to finally get there.
That was a good thread. Thanks.

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Re: Brexit Consequences

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Re: Brexit Consequences

Post by plodder » Fri Jul 23, 2021 8:28 am

MEPs appear to agree. Not sure exactly when the ball is back in the UK’s court, or if there’s an upcoming deadline that will act as a pinch point.

https://mobile.twitter.com/DPhinnemore/ ... 7037754372

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