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The cliff edges nearer because May doesn’t want to split party!

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Anja Mon 11-Feb-19 07:39:59

Theresa May has effectively ruled out Labour’s proposal for a Brexit compromise, stressing her objection to staying inside a customs union. “I am not clear why you believe it would be preferable to seek a say in future EU trade deals rather than the ability to strike our own deals?” she wrote to Jeremy Corbyn. The PM argued that her own Brexit plan “explicitly provides for the benefits of a customs union” in terms of avoiding tariffs, while allowing “development of the UK’s independent trade policy beyond our economic partnership with the EU”.

She accepted a customs union could potentially have delivered her a Commons majority but at the serious risk of splitting her party.

The letter comes amid a growing presumption that while May remains officially committed to putting a revised Brexit plan to MPs as soon as possible, in practice this is unlikely to happen before the end of February. Business leaders have called for quicker action, with the head of the CBI, Carolyn Fairbairn, saying the UK is “in the emergency zone of Brexit now” and the confusion will not just affect jobs and investment, but harm the UK as a long-term business destination.

andycameron69 Wed 20-Mar-19 19:16:17

out we go... fab

friday next week

Jabberwok Wed 20-Mar-19 19:19:05

No Thank you varian. I'm for Mrs Mays deal as the thought of being absorbed into a federal state, among other things, run by an arrogant elite is not evenly remotely attractive.

varian Wed 20-Mar-19 19:40:39

Just stand back from the brexit propaganda for a minute and start to ask what would be best for our country?

andycameron69 Thu 21-Mar-19 07:25:26

best wto no deal eu out, not traitor mayhems deal,,which is remain...she is cunning and a liar.

remainers should love T May, as her deal, if you look at it, it remain in customs union, hence remain in EU
out we go wto week tomorrow, wow am I excited

andycameron69 Thu 21-Mar-19 17:05:30

no cliff edge in a week, just a fab opportuntity, oooh eeer, great we leave completely.

WTO will be awesome and exciting times..

might just do a handstand


Urmstongran Thu 21-Mar-19 17:34:44

Mrs. May looks quite chipper in Brussels, not looking tired or drawn at all!

I think her gameplan devised with the help of senior civil servants is going to plan.

It looks like May’s deal won’t come before parliament until next Tuesday/Wednesday. If it’s voted down Shrimsley of the FT expects an emergency EU summit next Thursday, just 24 hours before we’re due to leave; embedded in law, the default position.

If Remain MPs can’t move until the vote on May’s deal has taken place, what time is there? They’re simply out of time to stop Brexit.

andycameron69 Thu 21-Mar-19 18:22:44

correct well said, that is a fact

urmston take a congratulations....


varian Thu 21-Mar-19 19:40:00

CBI chief Carolyn Fairbairn and TUC chief Frances O'Grady who have written a joint letter to Theresa May asking her to prevent a no-deal brexit, have appeared together on Channel 4 News, being interviewed by John Snow.

Carolyn Fairbairn told us that only 4% of businesses were in any way prepared for a no-deal brexit.

Frances O'Grady reminded us that most working people and 60% of trade unions had voted Remain.

It is about time that they and other "experts" like them were listened to.

Many of on GN are retired and it seems that most retired people did vote leave, but perhaps they ought to listen to people like Carolyn Fairbairn and Frances O'Grady and realise they are telling the truth. They have more knowledge of the disastrous effects of brexit than most retired folk. Listen to them and if you get another chance to vote, vote to Remain.

andycameron69 Fri 22-Mar-19 08:09:10

fairbairn is a total left wing lovvie eu lover, a piece of garbage

trisher Sat 23-Mar-19 11:36:06

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Lazigirl Sat 23-Mar-19 11:45:15

Nice day for London March today. Sadly I can't go, but shall be with them in spirit. I realise it may not change anything, the Stop the War one didn't, but nothing beats the feeling of solidarity when you attend a demonstration and it shows the strength of feeling there is in this country against a hard Brexit, or indeed Brexit at all.

petra Sat 23-Mar-19 16:57:22

they have more knowledge of the disastrous effect of brexit than most retired folk
When/ how did they gain this knowledge? it's never been done before!!!

varian Sat 23-Mar-19 17:15:33

The public are sick of brexit and the only way to stop it is to revoke article 50 and remain. Otherwise it will go on and on and on for the rest of our lives.