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Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:29 pm

-Phase 1 deal has been reached! after talks through the night lead to deal early this morning. DUP seem to have accepted phrasing "In the absence of agreed solutions, the United Kingdom will maintain full alignment with those rules of the Internal Market and the Customs Union which, now or in the future, support North-South cooperation, the all- island economy and the protection of the 1998 Agreement." if we cannot reach another solution on the Irish border, calling it one of six substantive changes, but will Brexiteers be happy? Court of Justice role in UK will be set for eight years, Brexit bill estimated at around £35bn-£39bn (€40bn-€45bn)

-Tusk warns the difficult part remains ahead with less then a year left with UK needing to offer clarity on what it wants "We all know that breaking up is hard. But breaking up and building a new relation is much harder.", Juncker calls it a compromise with PM as good as her word in Brexit bill, May says both sides have worked hard and exchange in give and take, no hard border, Barnier says hard part starts and judging by UK red lines then they are looking at a Canada style trade deal. Varadker welcomes progress and confirms ."There is no question of us trying to exploit Brexit as a means of moving to a United Ireland without consent.", admits things have been strained between UK and Ireland but says that was always going to happen and we will soon be close again, praises May for listening to concerns. Pound rallies, cabinet declares it a glorious moment, opposition go for begrudging congratulations but taken longer then it should have, Guy Verhofstadt suggests MEP's will pass onto phase 2

Farage clearly impressed "A deal in Brussels is good news for Mrs May as we can now move on to the next stage of humiliation." and says we gave in on very EU demand, Gove says it a major personal achievement for May, UKIP calls it a surrender

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-Boris goes to Tehran

-Sadiq Khan's putdown of stupid question has been doing the rounds. He has having impact assessment of Brexit on London being done

-Sun saying plot to have Davies as PM while younger talent gets ready

-Heavy rumours that Brexit department wrote to Dublin government asking to speak to "Kenny", Irish rather offended as 1) Ireland had changed leader, 2) not the most respectful way to address the leader of a country

-Burt calls Trump's Jerusalem plan "unhelpful"

-Jackie Doyle-Price announces plans for social care cap has been scrapped as they are looking at other plans

-Creagh warns fixing cars after VV scandal has stalled

-Industrial production flat, manufacturing output up 0.1%, construction output unexpectedly fell 1.7%, trade deficit widens

-UK needs to come up with a transition deal for Gibraltar that is acceptable to Spain or else they get a cliff edge Brexit

-I suspect the EU and Japan agreeing a major trade deal timing is not a coincidence

-Helen Lewis (long read) interviews Tony Blair

-David Jones fears the Ireland border backstop answer would stop us signing trade deals

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-James Lansdale on Boris trip to Iran

-Nick Cohen feels Brexit has been given an easy ride and feels May fell for belief that making deal would be easy

-Martin Kettle argues Tories don't understand the union

-Andrew McQullian on deal agreement from Irish viewpoint

-Joris Luyendijk sense pity for junior UK from EU

-Brexiteer Tom Salter rails at betrayal by Brexit leaders
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Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:11 pm

-Stealla Creasy wins backbencher of the year

-Press loving DUP line “This is a battle of who blinks first, and we've cut off our eyelids.”

-A sense May has been boosted by agreement and is safe for now though I suspect that ends as soon as she makes the decision which way to take us on Brexit while the agreement has merely punted some issues down the road.

-Gove says people can use next election to vote on Brexit deal

-Man arrested for disturbing Lords debate

-Maria Miller not happy all her committee's recommendations on getting females into politics were rejected by government

-Groups representing UK citizens in EU do not seem happy, they feel their rights have been forgotten in phase 1 deal

-BBC on Europe media reaction to phase 1 agreement

-D'Arcy's Week Ahead

-Jason Cowely has a long interview with Farage

-Archbishop of Canterbury uses his yearly debate to criticize grammar schools

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-Kay Balls on an overview of the Brexit tribes in Commons

-Julia Rampen goes through agreement text with Remainer eye, BBc's Chris Morris from a more neutral eye

-Eaton on Brexiteers claims losing to reality

-Bush on Brexit agreement

-Chris Morris warns may be awhile till trade talks start

-Chris Buckler on May's mishandling of N.Ireland

-Brian Reade bemoans ignorance of Brexiteers about Ireland

-Forsyth (sun) May must choose divergenge, communicate better and get better backroom team, change of EU attitude, Williamson off the mark
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Re: UK Politics

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:18 pm

-Boris to meet Iran's President Hassan Rouhani

-Country hit by amber warning due to snow

-Mail on Sunday saying May had to step in over Hammond vs Williamson turned to verbal abuse

-Rumours Downing Street aides telling Eurosceptics that regulatory alignment means nothing, denied by number 10 but doubt Dublin will be pleased

-Williamson's tarantula not allowed in MoD

-Government looking at accelerated degrees

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-Kate Osamor visits asylum centre [/ur]

-David Jones fears Brexit bill of 100 billion

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-Rawnsley looks at [url=https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/dec/10/the-more-they-say-they-are-all-happy-the-more-sceptical-you-should-be] why all sides claim to be happy with phase 1 agreement


-Rentoul says May got more EU concessions then she gets credit for, watch for Gove's ambitions

-Peter Hitchens argues MP's have too much privilege like not needing public transport, Profulmo affair was unimportant, rages against Alan Milburn
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