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    Quote Originally Posted by tomtomagain View Post
    It's 2017. Who the hell brings a A4 ream of printed paper into a meeting anyway?

    They should have had iPads and done the whole thing over Skype.

    The EU should legislate against unnecessary printing and business travel. It's bad for the environment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AtW View Post
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    That's true. The Brits hacked the German's Enigma back in the 40's. After the war, kept that a secret, and distributed captured Enigma's to other countries.

    GCHQ invented public key encryption way back in the 70's.

    Who's to say that UK Government is not busily reading Mr Barnier's emails?

    After all the internet and computers were invented by spies and code-breakers for the purpose of spying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by original PM View Post
    Yup if you don't like the deal walk away is a good tactic.
    walking away is the final/last negotiating tactic, not the first

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    Quote Originally Posted by milanbenes View Post
    walking away is the final/last negotiating tactic, not the first

    Milan.
    In this case it's the first and the last ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesbrown View Post
    Davis et al. are approaching the media ops like utter n00bs. They were clearly taken into a staging room for the photo op and Davis should've had the presence of mind to question why Barnier and his team might have brought their papers into a staging room. Davis then heads back to London within the hour and further foot shooting ensues. He's a seasoned politician, and he really should know better.
    Why do you think he "should know better"? He's always been a mediocrity, now put centre stage because of Brexit.
    What's scary is this talk of him becoming Tory leader. You'd think nothing could be worse than May, but you'd be wrong
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    Quote Originally Posted by sasguru View Post
    Why do you think he "should know better"? He's always been a mediocrity, now put centre stage because of Brexit.
    What's scary is this talk of him becoming Tory leader. You'd think nothing could be worse than May, but you'd be wrong
    This Tory deal is getting worse all the time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sasguru View Post
    Why do you think he "should know better"? He's always been a mediocrity, now put centre stage because of Brexit.
    What's scary is this talk of him becoming Tory leader. You'd think nothing could be worse than May, but you'd be wrong
    I totally agree and he is actually one of the better candidates



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    Quote Originally Posted by sasguru View Post
    Why do you think he "should know better"? He's always been a mediocrity, now put centre stage because of Brexit.
    Bar a shocking conference speech in 2005, he would've been Tory leader. Either way, he's an experienced politician. Mediocrity, fine, whatever, but he's been around the block. If your three counterparts are walking into a staging room with a few trees worth of "briefing documents", you should know something's amiss. If you leave the negotiating room after an hour, you should know what to expect in the Grauniad and the Windy. Perhaps he knows all this, but simply doesn't give a crap. He should.

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