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    EU to launch legal proceedings against UK 'very soon'

    “Brussels has warned it will launch legal action “very soon” following a move by the UK to unilaterally delay implementation of part of the Brexit deal relating to Northern Ireland.

    The European commission vice-president, Maroš Šefčovič, said the announcement by the government on Wednesday had come as a “very negative surprise”.

    David Frost, the Cabinet Office minister, said the UK was extending a series of “grace periods” designed to ease trade between Northern Ireland – which remains in the EU single market for goods – and Great Britain while permanent arrangements are worked out.

    It provoked a furious response in Brussels, with the EU accusing Britain of going back on its treaty obligations in the Brexit withdrawal agreement intended to ensure there is no return of a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic.”

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics...t-uk-very-soon

    Breaking the Treaty even before EU ratified it.

    #2
    What's the worse that can happen? The UK gets fined?

    Although it might make it harder to reach agreements in future, and not just with the EU.
    Scoots still says that Apr 2020 didn't mark the start of a new stock bull market.

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      #3
      Originally posted by DealorNoDeal View Post
      What's the worse that can happen? The UK gets fined?

      Although it might make it harder to reach agreements in future, and not just with the EU.
      This government isn't very good at considering the consequences of their actions, just the instant gratification of getting what they want there and then.

      Rather like petty criminals...
      "I can put any old tat in my sig, put quotes around it and attribute to someone of whom I've heard, to make it sound true."
      - Voltaire/Benjamin Franklin/Anne Frank...

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        #4
        Originally posted by cojak View Post

        This government isn't very good at considering the consequences of their actions, just the instant gratification of getting what they want there and then.

        Rather like petty criminals...
        They're just playing up to their voters. Create an enemy out of the EU (even though the EU is in the right) and the loyal xenophobes will swallow all they read from the Tory supporting press.

        All the Tories (and Labour and SNP) care about is votes, they don't care about the cost of those votes.

        But, that's our politics.
        I am what I drink, and I'm a bitter man

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          #5
          We allegedly have food shortages in NI, last time we left the Irish to starve it didn't end well.
          Can we confirm the EU didn't want a border we wouldn't have food shortages in NI?
          If the customs border worked (hint its food from England going to NI so the EU side is broke) the NI people would have food.

          can we agree those are facts?

          One assumes we have exhausted all the diplomatic avenues and said pretty please? Maybe offer them weekends with Nuttina?

          If there has been no movement on these should we leave the NI to starve or fecking do something about it?

          Any suggestions what the EU can do to help or do we need to wait 3 months until they have had a meeting?

          We can see which side you muppets are on.
          "If you didn't do anything that wasn't good for you it would be a very dull life. What are you gonna do? Everything that is pleasant in life is dangerous."

          I want to see the hand of history on his collar.

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            #6
            So NI can’t buy food through non-border with Ireland which in turn is part of the Single Market?

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              #7
              Originally posted by vetran View Post
              One assumes we have exhausted all the diplomatic avenues and said pretty please?
              Apparently we didn't even bother asking.
              Scoots still says that Apr 2020 didn't mark the start of a new stock bull market.

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                #8
                Originally posted by DealorNoDeal View Post

                Apparently we didn't even bother asking.
                Nope that was the EU triggering section 16

                https://www.theguardian.com/politics...-brexit-checks

                Michael Gove and the European commission vice-president, Maroš Šefčovic, are to meet in London next week after a “constructive” discussion over problems with application of the Northern Ireland protocol.

                On Wednesday, the UK asked for a two-year transition period on the core elements to the protocol, including checks on food and delivery of online shopping entering the region from Great Britain.



                The timing of the request by Gove was seen as capitalising on the calamitous triggering of article 16 in the protocol by the EU last Friday as part of an attempt to block Covid vaccines getting into the UK. The move – intended to stop vaccines moving into Northern Ireland from the Republic – met with immediate criticism and was rescinded almost immediately.
                "If you didn't do anything that wasn't good for you it would be a very dull life. What are you gonna do? Everything that is pleasant in life is dangerous."

                I want to see the hand of history on his collar.

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