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    Quote Originally Posted by cromwell View Post
    It's got Barmyer rattled,and note the last line Gerry......punish those who leave all in code of course.
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...u-nigel-farage
    Relating to the last paragraph, European citizens don't seem to care very much about the EU parliament:
    https://www.statista.com/statistics/...ean-elections/
    43% turnout, pathetic.
    Some votes get a 72.2% turnout!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    That's what Barnier asked Farage, isn't it.
    Farage said - there won't be one because the EU will soon cease to exist.
    He is not far wrong,they are losing ground everywhere.They think their problem is populism,which it is,because democracy took hold.Now they have set psychologists on us.LOL
    17,410,742 people said LEAVE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cromwell View Post
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    And sadly Dublin will have the same problems faced by the rest of the UK
    True, to a lesser degree I would think, but it will damage the ROI, which is why a hard brexit is not a good outcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Relating to the last paragraph, European citizens don't seem to care very much about the EU parliament:
    https://www.statista.com/statistics/...ean-elections/
    43% turnout, pathetic.
    Some votes get a 72.2% turnout!
    Yes, turnouts are not great for the European Parliament elections. And yes, it suggests that people are generally disinterested in the goings-on of the EP. But what does that then tell you?

    I have always said that general public disinterest in the EP is actually indicative of the fact that true power remains with the national parliaments. People are more interested in domestic elections because it is the domestic governments who are in control of the areas that really matter to people. Even on areas where the member states have conferred competency on the EU, the EP might contribute to formulating and approving EU law, but it is the national governments who will be devising the processes that give it effect.

    This is not to say that disinterest is a good thing. The EP has an important role in the EU and if people took more interest in it, it would probably operate better. But the point remains that the apathy tells you something about the fact that domestic parliaments remain the substantive sovereign authorities.

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    Ah yes the voters fault,it says nothing about the EU.
    17,410,742 people said LEAVE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conchúr View Post
    Yes, turnouts are not great for the European Parliament elections. And yes, it suggests that people are generally disinterested in the goings-on of the EP. But what does that then tell you?

    I have always said that general public disinterest in the EP is actually indicative of the fact that true power remains with the national parliaments. People are more interested in domestic elections because it is the domestic governments who are in control of the areas that really matter to people. Even on areas where the member states have conferred competency on the EU, the EP might contribute to formulating and approving EU law, but it is the national governments who will be devising the processes that give it effect.

    This is not to say that disinterest is a good thing. The EP has an important role in the EU and if people took more interest in it, it would probably operate better. But the point remains that the apathy tells you something about the fact that domestic parliaments remain the substantive sovereign authorities.
    It's surely because the EU parliament is superfluous and needs to be dismantled.

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    140 days, just 20 weeks to go to the street parties, (weather permitting).

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    138 days to go, looks more like a no deal each day that goes by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    138 days to go, looks more like a no deal each day that goes by.
    No deal is looking very appetising at the moment. Are Remainers that naive that they think we don’t have deals ready to go? Theresa dancing like a muppet in Africa, does anyone think she did that for nothing?
    Don't let the *******s grind you down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post
    No deal is looking very appetising at the moment. Are Remainers that naive that they think we don’t have deals ready to go? Theresa dancing like a muppet in Africa, does anyone think she did that for nothing?
    Not so sure about that Nick. The USA, China, Australia and New Zealand (i.e. a selection of some of the countries we were told would rush to give the UK beneficial deals) have already rejected the UK's proposed WTO goods schedules -- along with 16 other WTO members. This means the UK will have to engage in potentially laboured bilateral talks with each of them. And that's just goods. The government still has not even commenced the formal process for certifying its WTO services schedules.

    This creates several problems. As it is unlikely that the aforementioned talks will be complete within 5 months, the UK will be working on uncertified schedules, which Mr Liam "Easiest Deal in History" Fox claims that this is a mere technicality (when the Secretary of State for International Trade is calling uncertified WTO schedules a 'technicality', I would find that quite concerning). Operating under uncertified schedules, the UK will be liable to pay compensation for material losses suffered due to that but, more importantly, the country's WTO schedules form the foundation for its negotiations on future free trade agreements -- which the UK is going to need a lot of very soon. Even if powerful trading nations will entertain negotiation without that foundation established, the UK's negotiation position will be greatly weakened.

    And that's just one issue to be honest. . .

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