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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
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"
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
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.
Trouble is that most of the great unwashed British public fail to remember that these things never usually play out as per the textbook and there is no need to panic.
Parliament sends it back we go to Brussels and change the deal.
Lord Lilley was on Radio 4 this morning and his view is well worth listening to as is makes you wonder who is the real scaremongerer out there.
I believe Amazon is guilty of predatory pricing cross subsidised by its data operation.
So we support them regardless but grumble when our local high street goes down the tube.
Eating one's cake and having it? Because all that's left on the high street are cake shops!
Well did you notice tonight's comment by M.Barnier ( the egocentric lead negotiator who seems to put himself first ) that he thinks technology could assist in NI / Eire border.
If they can get men to the moon they can work it out at the border - it is surely not rocket science ( no pun intended ) .
I suspect the EU is trying to break NI from UK as a sop to Eire and are waking up to the fact the UK government will not let it happen. Just becuase it is across a stretch of water does not make it any less British.
Perhaps the EU should also mandate the return of the West Bank of The Rhine !
Most negotiations of such a nature go to the wire. The uninitiated wet themselves over deadlock but to experienced teams it's simply grist to the mill
I wonder about that 2nd term . If he implements his pledges then presumably those who supported him will re-elecr him.
The only fly in the ointment is his capriciousness but it makes for entertaining viewing and a nice diversion from the Brexit saturated news that I now tend to ignore.
If only our governmenr learnt from Trump the "art of the deal" but there hands are tied by a machiavellian press that cares more about tomorrow's mendacious headline than the national good
How should I know :)
Ask a criminal
The sad thing is that the lives of regular business people is blighted by constant and repeated ID checks but they are anyway ineffective.
You see, nobody checks that the passport or licence that is given is valid. If a passport is nicked how does the professional know - they don't check it online.
The weakest link .....
The law is an [***] , just in case you were unaware, because it is made by people with no real world experience who are paid monthly and awarded fat pensions simply for turning up at the office and don't need to think very hard to justify their remuneration. Actually , thinking is not in the job description.
As a late acquiantance of mine used to say " If you can't do it , teach it and if you can't teach it REGULATE it "
Herein the root of the problem