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The Brexit Question

Postby GregB » November 15th, 2018, 8:43 am

I must admit I haven't examined the details of the 'deal', which seem tangled and complicated. I'm reminded of the Schleswig-Holstein Question, which was a complex set of diplomatic and other issues arising in the 19th century from the relations of two duchies, Schleswig and Holstein to the Danish crown and to the German Confederation. The British statesman Lord Palmerston is reported to have said: “Only three people have ever really understood the Schleswig-Holstein business: the Prince Consort, who is dead; a German professor, who has gone mad and I, who have forgotten all about it."

Do more than three people understand the Brexit Question...? :scratch:
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Re: The Brexit Question

Postby Lyn » November 15th, 2018, 9:31 am

Nope. Feel the same.
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Re: The Brexit Question

Postby Sprocket » November 15th, 2018, 9:50 am

And now asecond Brexit secretary resigns! What an omnishambles!
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Re: The Brexit Question

Postby Pondero » November 15th, 2018, 10:39 am

The news on Brexit here in Toronto reported or (invented) by the usual TV outlets is that your Prime Minister will probably have a leadership challenge very soon as the Conservatives cannot agree what to do next. And that the Northern Irish MPs that usually support the Conservatives will not do so this time. We all know the leadership of the Labor Party is opposed to Brexit.

My question is how soon will the British public have to wait before the next General Election.?

And now back to my breakfast :grin:
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Re: The Brexit Question

Postby GregB » November 15th, 2018, 10:46 am

And now back to my breakfast :grin:

When you've finished, will that be breaksit? :mrgreen:
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Re: The Brexit Question

Postby Sprocket » November 15th, 2018, 10:57 am

Another one buggers off. Maybe she's making way for a braver man.
https://www.thelondoneconomic.com/news/ ... q0ztR7T5l4
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Re: The Brexit Question

Postby Sprocket » November 15th, 2018, 11:36 am

Larry the Downing Street cat has just resigned. Here he is leaving.
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Re: The Brexit Question

Postby Pondero » November 15th, 2018, 11:54 am

Very funny Sprocket .

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Re: The Brexit Question

Postby GregB » November 15th, 2018, 1:57 pm

Pondero wrote:My daughter will adopt the Downing Street cat.

Well, that should give her paws for thought... :D

Here, the whole Brexit business is covered extensively in the media but with that underlying incomprehension about the British position and relationship with Europe, as well as a certain wry - perhaps gloating - sense that perfidious Albion, always thinking that it calls the shots historically, has now foundered and lost its way.
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Re: The Brexit Question

Postby Pondero » November 15th, 2018, 5:32 pm

GregB wrote:
Pondero wrote:My daughter will adopt the Downing Street cat.

Well, that should give her paws for thought... :D
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Very funny Greg.
(as it happens my daughter just left here -with a home cooked pie - and when asked said she is fed up with her own cat !)
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