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    Quote Originally Posted by vetran View Post
    as we pay more than most of the rest by head and in absolute terms tell them to get their wallets out they owe us.
    Yeah, let's tell 'em exactly that, super clever approach to negotiations.

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    UK: We want a rebate on the fees
    EU: OK
    UK: We don't want to be in the Euro
    EU: OK
    UK: We don't want to be in Shengen
    EU: OK
    UK: We want a restriction on benefits until people have worked here for some time
    EU: OK
    UK: We want to stop child benefit being paid for children who aren't in the UK
    EU: OK
    UK: We want to kick out people who come here but don't work and can't afford to support themselves.
    EU: That's fine, you already can.
    UK: We want loads of preferential treatment that other countries don't get
    EU: Errr, can't really give that without everyone agreeing
    UK: Don't give us what we want and we'll leave
    EU: That's a bit of an over reaction, but your choice
    UK: OK we're leaving
    EU: Bye then
    UK: Now we're leaving, we want all the things we had before
    EU: Errr, no, it doesn't work like that
    UK: Don't give us what we want and we'll leave with nothing,
    EU: (Scratches head) OK, umm, well, yeah
    UK: We're serious, we'll walk away with nothing to teach you a lesson
    EU: Bye (again)
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    Quote Originally Posted by darmstadt View Post
    UK: We want a rebate on the fees
    EU: OK
    UK: We don't want to be in the Euro
    EU: OK
    UK: We don't want to be in Shengen
    EU: OK
    UK: We want a restriction on benefits until people have worked here for some time
    EU: OK
    UK: We want to stop child benefit being paid for children who aren't in the UK
    EU: OK
    UK: We want to kick out people who come here but don't work and can't afford to support themselves.
    EU: That's fine, you already can.
    UK: We want loads of preferential treatment that other countries don't get
    EU: Errr, can't really give that without everyone agreeing
    UK: Don't give us what we want and we'll leave
    EU: That's a bit of an over reaction, but your choice
    UK: OK we're leaving
    EU: Bye then
    UK: Now we're leaving, we want all the things we had before
    EU: Errr, no, it doesn't work like that
    UK: Don't give us what we want and we'll leave with nothing,
    EU: (Scratches head) OK, umm, well, yeah
    UK: We're serious, we'll walk away with nothing to teach you a lesson
    EU: Bye (again)
    Have we triggered it?

    If not why are you discussing it? It is verboten

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    Quote Originally Posted by original PM View Post
    Have we triggered it?

    If not why are you discussing it? It is verboten
    Will it be triggered? I think May is tulipting herself and will keep on delaying it...
    Pants are no good unless they stick to the wall after you've taken them off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darmstadt View Post
    Will it be triggered? I think
    And you were doing so well up to that point!!

    “Silence is Golden. Unless you have kids. Then silence is just plain suspicious"

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaunbhoy View Post
    And you were doing so well up to that point!!

    Still much better than you
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    Quote Originally Posted by darmstadt View Post
    Will it be triggered? I think May is tulipting herself and will keep on delaying it...
    Indeed. What difference does it may if it's triggered now or 11 days time? Everyone knows she agreed with herself to trigger A50 by the end of the month. So why delay until the end of the month? The bluff has been called, the stage set, the orchestra engaged and she's quaking it behind the curtains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darmstadt View Post
    Will it be triggered? I think May is tulipting herself and will keep on delaying it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtW View Post
    Yeah, let's tell 'em exactly that, super clever approach to negotiations.
    just as clever as saying its about time you bought a round to the third highest contributor to your 27 person rounds.
    "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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