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25th Jun 2019
To trade with EU we need to comply with their standards anyway so it is simple -want to trade on continent comply. Can't be bothered just trade in UK. Simples?
25th Jun 2019
The term Gordian Knot comes to mind.
What nobody has explained to me on any forum is why a hard border on Ireland is required.
The government knows what filling is in your lunchtime butty and we have barcodes , RFID and self regulation everywhere so what is the problem knowing what goods are on the move?
Some claim the technology does not yet exist...really?
25th Jun 2019
Chameleon is an interesting description but at what point does flexible morph into chameleon? And does it matter if the general position , in this case centre of right, remains the same?
I think I would vote for BJ were I enfranchised as he has what we need right now -a certain je ne sais quoi , because all the serious politicians have achieved nothing.
There is one area where has remained steadfast and that is his private life , for better or for worse. This whole domestic row affair seems tome to be a stitch-up by a neighbour. Do you record your neighbours' rows? The police have done nothing and given that domestic violence is a priority these days, does that not tell us something?
24th Jun 2019
WC succeeded as the man with the charisma and personality at the time of crisis when these qualities were needed.He also , crucially, stood up to the outmoded and outdated establishment thinking. And Brexit is anti-establishment. So a good parallel
19th Jun 2019
That is a valid observation about Corbyn and I suspect all the retired colonels with a party vote will have worked it out
19th Jun 2019
BJ flies by the seat of his pants and he has the backbone to stand up to the EU and credibly threaten a no-deal Brexit which Europe is scared of
24th Mar 2019
Interesting view on TM . I have never worked her out since the left the safety of the Home Office where she had an unusually long tenure.
I swing between viewing her as a strong negotiator who was standing firm in the face of a wicked nasty self serving EU , and an idiot for all the reasons we know.
I think most apt description today is "survivor" but close to running on fumes.
I have not noticed any traction yet for TIG but they may be playing a long game and busy behind closed doors
28th Nov 2018
TM is going hell for leather above the heads of the MPs direct to the public who were the ones who chose Brexit.
This has the 1 undeniable advantage of cutting out party politics and personal interests among the Westminster club that are moulding so much of what we see.
I think the person with the biggest headache in all this is a certain Mrs Foster who is having her bluff called and looks likely to have to explain to her constituents why she has blown the balance of the £1bn "inducement"
27th Nov 2018
It is the "what happens next" that may well be the best outcome. Given that nobody knows and the pundits are merely speculating , ad infinitum , let's take it calmly and slowly .
As a Brexit voter I was under no illusion that it would be easy but I felt compelled to register my disgust at tne self serving liberal elite cabal running the EU. Now that my voice has been heard , were we to have a 2nd referendum which is likely to reverse the original result, will it make any difference?
I doubt it, so why vote to reverse Brexit. A nice Catch 22
22nd Nov 2018
I never expected his interview to go unchallenged as all the views of Brexit have together thrown up a total fog of mistrust and turn-off. Even I have had enough !
I think TM's plan to appeal to the public and to business leaders is a good way to try and leapfrog all the Westminster bickering. After all , the public voted for it and the view of MPs does not necessarily reflect that of their constituents.
Question is how to gauge the public's response without being swayed by certain tabloid publications' interpretations of a mood or feeling, which is what we'll get.
I think she may squeak home on this as she is seen as trustworthy by the public.