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  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 15,246
    Also worth reminding everyone of the difference between polls before an election is announced and the final result.

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  • briantrumpetbriantrumpet Posts: 3,846
    TheBigBean wrote:
    It doesn't dispel the impression that the UK is asking for things it knows the EU & Irish won't accept.
  • crispybug2crispybug2 Posts: 2,997
    The Lib Dems have gotten kind of Taliban, haven’t they? They’ve said they’re just going to revoke, there’s not going to be another referendum.
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    Come on Emily, if we really were like a Middle East terrorist group, don’t you think Jeremy would’ve invited us to a conference fringe meeting before now?


    Ouch!
  • Robert88 wrote:
    Hi Ian Blackford and Nicola Sturgeon. As a born and bred Glaswegian now living in England - I am insulted that you claim a mandate to stop us leaving the EU on behalf of all Scots. (Oh sorry - should I have used your sound-bite "CRASHING OUT"?)
    There are no constituencies in a referendum. You were on the wrong side of the biggest democratic vote in British history.
    Pipe down.

    The biggest confidence trick in British history is what you really mean.

    Anyway, we are not destined to get out of this mess. It's the end game all right: in the decline and fall of the British Empire. The break up of the UK is inevitable. Stop moaning and accept the inevitable, pal. You will be sent back Glasgow in due course.

    You make a lot of points, though there may be a stewards enquiry as to whether I should "be sent back to Glasgow" - my mum was English.
    I have a cunning plan. Sir Dave Brailsford should be put in charge of the wind farms. Marginal gains, low friction, energy efficiency, wind resistance, maximum watts. Within 10 years we'll be knocking out kick censored wind turbines. People trying to sell fossil fuels will be so old hat. It'll be like the industrial revolution all over again.

    The Empire will be saved.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 43,791 Lives Here
    Oh dear

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  • What happens to the border in a hard brexit scenario.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 43,791 Lives Here
    What happens to the border in a hard brexit scenario.

    Hard border innit.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 43,791 Lives Here
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  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 36,267
    What happens to the border in a hard brexit scenario.

    Hard border innit.
    If the EU continue to reject all UK suggestions, this is what they will get...
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  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 15,246
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    What happens to the border in a hard brexit scenario.

    Hard border innit.
    If the EU continue to reject all UK suggestions, this is what they will get...

    First we need to make some suggestions. We've very specifically stated that we won't be making any formal suggestions until we are ready.
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  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 36,267
    rjsterry wrote:
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    What happens to the border in a hard brexit scenario.

    Hard border innit.
    If the EU continue to reject all UK suggestions, this is what they will get...

    First we need to make some suggestions. We've very specifically stated that we won't be making any formal suggestions until we are ready.
    That is still what will happen if they reject all suggestions.
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 43,791 Lives Here
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    rjsterry wrote:
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    What happens to the border in a hard brexit scenario.

    Hard border innit.
    If the EU continue to reject all UK suggestions, this is what they will get...

    First we need to make some suggestions. We've very specifically stated that we won't be making any formal suggestions until we are ready.
    That is still what will happen if they reject all suggestions.

    They haven’t.

    Backstop was U.K. idea, remember.
  • Robert88Robert88 Posts: 2,722
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    rjsterry wrote:
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    What happens to the border in a hard brexit scenario.

    Hard border innit.
    If the EU continue to reject all UK suggestions, this is what they will get...

    First we need to make some suggestions. We've very specifically stated that we won't be making any formal suggestions until we are ready.
    That is still what will happen if they reject all suggestions.

    They haven’t.

    Backstop was U.K. idea, remember.

    So is Brexit. Just in case we forget :lol:
  • TheBlueBeanTheBlueBean Posts: 8,252
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    rjsterry wrote:
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    What happens to the border in a hard brexit scenario.

    Hard border innit.
    If the EU continue to reject all UK suggestions, this is what they will get...

    First we need to make some suggestions. We've very specifically stated that we won't be making any formal suggestions until we are ready.
    That is still what will happen if they reject all suggestions.

    They haven’t.

    Backstop was U.K. idea, remember.

    It wasn't. The UK wide backstop was the UK's idea. The NI only backstop which came first was the EU's idea. The problem being that it is not consistent with the GFA/BA.
  • Robert88Robert88 Posts: 2,722
    TheBigBean wrote:
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    rjsterry wrote:
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    What happens to the border in a hard brexit scenario.

    Hard border innit.
    If the EU continue to reject all UK suggestions, this is what they will get...

    First we need to make some suggestions. We've very specifically stated that we won't be making any formal suggestions until we are ready.
    That is still what will happen if they reject all suggestions.

    They haven’t.

    Backstop was U.K. idea, remember.

    It wasn't. The UK wide backstop was the UK's idea. The NI only backstop which came first was the EU's idea. The problem being that it is not consistent with the GFA/BA.

    That is a simplistic (Brexiteer) interpretation touted by Johnson.

    Unfortunately any peace in Ireland is underpinned by the UK being in the EU. As Maggie would have said: "there is no alternative" (TINA).

    Other than to renegotiate the so-called Good Friday Agreement.

    That'd be fun, and I am sure Johnson would commit to doing it before the end of the month if it furthered his career.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 36,267
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    rjsterry wrote:
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    What happens to the border in a hard brexit scenario.

    Hard border innit.
    If the EU continue to reject all UK suggestions, this is what they will get...

    First we need to make some suggestions. We've very specifically stated that we won't be making any formal suggestions until we are ready.
    That is still what will happen if they reject all suggestions.

    They haven’t.

    Backstop was U.K. idea, remember.
    We are talking about alternatives to the backstop now - in case you forgot, the deal with the backbackstop was rejected 3 times by parliament.
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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 9,816
    That'll be the non existent (AFAWK) alternatives to the UK proposal which was rejected by the UK parliament 3 times then? Yes, I can see why the EU is getting the blame.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
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  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 36,267
    pblakeney wrote:
    That'll be the non existent (AFAWK) alternatives to the UK proposal which was rejected by the UK parliament 3 times then? Yes, I can see why the EU is getting the blame.
    So what's your idea?
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  • Stevo 666 wrote:
    pblakeney wrote:
    That'll be the non existent (AFAWK) alternatives to the UK proposal which was rejected by the UK parliament 3 times then? Yes, I can see why the EU is getting the blame.
    So what's your idea?

    If we are serious about protecting UK economy and Irish border then do a Norway with a view that it will either be permanent or a transition period (10 years) until we see an alternative that is beneficial to us.
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 9,816
    My solution is to revoke A30. It was an advisory vote and right now is looking like a bloody stupid idea. Yes there will be fallout but there will be fallout with every outcome.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
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  • Robert88Robert88 Posts: 2,722
    Brexit: You were only supposed to blow the bloody doors off.
  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 15,246
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    rjsterry wrote:
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    What happens to the border in a hard brexit scenario.

    Hard border innit.
    If the EU continue to reject all UK suggestions, this is what they will get...

    First we need to make some suggestions. We've very specifically stated that we won't be making any formal suggestions until we are ready.
    That is still what will happen if they reject all suggestions.

    Nevertheless the ball is in our court as the prime minister has accepted.
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  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 7,717
    Westminster Voting Intention

    CON: 32% (=)
    LDM: 23% (+4)
    LAB: 21% (-2)
    BXP: 14% (=)
    GRN: 4% (-3)

    Via
    @YouGov
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    Changes w/ 9-10 Sep.


    That's a nice wee bounce.

    Labour need to find a coherent policy at conference.

    Boris has peaked - it's do or die for him now

    Projected onto seats, Lib Dems get something like 23 seats, so it's not all that exciting.

    (Saw this on twitter by someone who does it for a living)


    Ok not quite right

    YouGov - 2019-09-18
    Con: 32%
    LDem: 23%
    Lab: 21%
    BRX: 14%
    Grn: 4%
    SNP: 4%
    PC: 1%
    UKIP: 1%

    Flavible Projection
    CON: 331 (+13)
    LAB: 155 (-107)
    LDEM: 88 (+76)
    SNP: 51 (+16)
    PC: 6 (+2)
    GRN: 1 (-)
    Changes w/ 2017

    So the Tories go down 10% of the vote and up 13 seats. That seems fair.

    To me it seems grossly offensive that LDs should beat Labour by % and end up with less than 60% the number of seats Labour has.

    System is utterly f*cked.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 43,791 Lives Here
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    rjsterry wrote:
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    What happens to the border in a hard brexit scenario.

    Hard border innit.
    If the EU continue to reject all UK suggestions, this is what they will get...

    First we need to make some suggestions. We've very specifically stated that we won't be making any formal suggestions until we are ready.
    That is still what will happen if they reject all suggestions.

    They haven’t.

    Backstop was U.K. idea, remember.
    We are talking about alternatives to the backstop now - in case you forgot, the deal with the backbackstop was rejected 3 times by parliament.

    Yeah so it’s the U.K. rejecting everything. Glad that’s cleared up.

    All the suggestions since the WA from the U.K. are nonesense as they require the EU to either fully undermine its entire premise, or don’t solve the problem.
  • cowshamcowsham Posts: 1,444
    Heard that Boris Johnston has been insulted and shouted at in a different place each day this week.
    He should have stayed at home with his girlfriend.
    :D
  • secretsamsecretsam Posts: 4,507
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    What happens to the border in a hard brexit scenario.

    Hard border innit.
    If the EU continue to reject all UK suggestions, this is what they will get...
    I seem to recall it was us who wanted to leave.
    They don't have to make it easy, or fair.
    And they have their own citizens and interests to protect.
    Plus... most of our proposals have been unworkable. Or destroyed the GFA, which the EU underwrote.

    It's just a hill. Get over it.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 36,267
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    rjsterry wrote:
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    What happens to the border in a hard brexit scenario.

    Hard border innit.
    If the EU continue to reject all UK suggestions, this is what they will get...

    First we need to make some suggestions. We've very specifically stated that we won't be making any formal suggestions until we are ready.
    That is still what will happen if they reject all suggestions.

    They haven’t.

    Backstop was U.K. idea, remember.
    We are talking about alternatives to the backstop now - in case you forgot, the deal with the backbackstop was rejected 3 times by parliament.

    Yeah so it’s the U.K. rejecting everything. Glad that’s cleared up.

    All the suggestions since the WA from the U.K. are nonesense as they require the EU to either fully undermine its entire premise, or don’t solve the problem.
    Rock and a hard place really unless one side gives, which looks unlikely at present (unless there is some change on the UK political front) - as there's no real overlap between the EU and UK positions on the Irish issue. Hence my guess of a 50% chance of a no deal.
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  • morstarmorstar Posts: 2,240
    For fear of repetition.
    It's a basic logic problem.
    You either have regulatory alignment across the entire island of Ireland or across the whole of the UK. The decision made there dictates where the regulatory border is. On land or in the sea.
    A=B
    B=C
    A<>C
    is a logical fallacy.

    A = Laws of Mainland GB
    B = Laws of NI
    C = Laws of Eire

    Compromise is always an option but it seems it is OK for ERG and Dup to refuse to compromise but not for EU.

    Sea border is the simple solution if you remove emotion from the equation but this is Brexit.
  • shortfallshortfall Posts: 1,716
    edited 21 September
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    pblakeney wrote:
    That'll be the non existent (AFAWK) alternatives to the UK proposal which was rejected by the UK parliament 3 times then? Yes, I can see why the EU is getting the blame.
    So what's your idea?

    If we are serious about protecting UK economy and Irish border then do a Norway with a view that it will either be permanent or a transition period (10 years) until we see an alternative that is beneficial to us.

    This seems eminently sensible and would allow a resonable compromise giving both sides a lot of what they want. I don't understand why it's not even being considered?
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