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    It is self-evident that the talks will get bogged down without any movement and there they will stay until the government collapses. The only thing that will shift the UK government into gear will be the inevitably of an economic catastrophe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesbrown View Post
    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.
    He's had a sloppy approach right from the start.
    Barnier is no genius but compared to Davies he looks like Einstein.
    But let's look at the bright side, his incompetence is more likely to lead to the hard Brexit we both want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlasterBates View Post
    It is self-evident that the talks will get bogged down without any movement and there they will stay until the government collapses. The only thing that will shift the UK government into gear will be the inevitably of an economic catastrophe.

    Hard Brexit=economic catastrophe.
    Anything else=some pain.

    The Treasury produced an interesting and overlooked study in 2016 showing how much the preservation of EU wide supply chains matters to the UK economy. Remember reading it then but it seems to have been removed from their website.
    Last edited by sasguru; 18th July 2017 at 15:16.
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    Article 50 author calls for Brexit to be halted with a warning of ‘disastrous consequences’ | The Independent

    The peer, who was Britains permanent representative at the EU for five years from 1990, said when he wrote Article 50 the clause in the EUs Lisbon Treaty that outlines the steps a country must take to leave the bloc voluntarily he believed it would only ever be triggered by a dictatorial regime.
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    I've prepared for the worst and am ready for it. Bring on hard Brexit - in chaos lies opportunity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sasguru View Post
    I've prepared for the worst and am ready for it. Bring on hard Brexit - in chaos lies opportunity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sasguru View Post
    I've prepared for the worst and am ready for it. Bring on hard Brexit - in chaos lies opportunity.
    You seem to assume you're the only one among the ten billion people on Earth with the almost superhuman prescience to spot that there may be opportunities in a hard Brexit.

    In fact you'll probably be swept aside and trampled underfoot by the stampede of others (in the UK and outside) taking advantage of the many opportunities faster and better than you ever could!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OwlHoot View Post
    there may be opportunities in a hard Brexit.
    What are they? Please list in order of importance

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtW View Post
    What are they? Please list in order of importance
    A cheap workforce
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    Quote Originally Posted by OwlHoot View Post
    You seem to assume you're the only one among the ten billion people on Earth with the almost superhuman prescience to spot that there may be opportunities in a hard Brexit.

    In fact you'll probably be swept aside and trampled underfoot by the stampede of others (in the UK and outside) taking advantage of the many opportunities faster and better than you ever could!
    its so long since AssSnob has had anything hard he is desperate!
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    I want to see the hand of history on his collar.

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