The Brexit Thread

lumeer

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Germany, the EU's largest economy, must be stressing about the impact that a no-deal Brexit will have on their automobile exports, what with the UK being one of their largest export markets and automobile sales being so important to the German economy.
 

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Luckily Angela Merkel acts rationally and not according to her ego, so sanity should prevail.
 

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I reckon that the only reason why Angela Merkel isn't shivering in her pants at the thought of what a no-deal Brexit will do to the German economy, is because she doesn't wear pants.
 

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Germany, the EU's largest economy, must be stressing about the impact that a no-deal Brexit will have on their automobile exports, what with the UK being one of their largest export markets and automobile sales being so important to the German economy.
after No deal , brits won’t be able to afford German cars ;)
 

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Ministers vow to back Brexit delay to avoid no-deal, defying PM

Amber Rudd, David Gauke and Greg Clark will vote to extend Article 50, defying Theresa May, if her deal does not pass next week.

Three cabinet ministers have promised to defy the prime minister and vote to extend Article 50 if she cannot get her Brexit deal through the House of Commons.

Amber Rudd, David Gauke and Greg Clark have said they would vote to give Britain more time to negotiate a deal with the European Union, going against Theresa May and breaking cabinet unity.

Writing in the Daily Mail on Saturday, the trio acknowledge the "extraordinary determination and resilience" of Theresa May in working on the deal to leave the EU, but say there will not be enough time to bring new legislation to the table before 29 March.

They warn of severe damage to the economy, national security and even the constitutional integrity of the United Kingdom in a no-deal scenario.

Full article:
https://news.sky.com/story/ministers-vow-to-back-brexit-delay-to-avoid-no-deal-defying-pm-11645264
 

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https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1091339/Brexit-news-Andrew-Bridgen-EU-UK-withdrawal-no-deal-Germany-eurozone-election-May-latest

Asked whether the EU will agree to renegotiate the deal, [Andrew Bridgen] told Sky News: "Oh, yes. The European Union - Germany has zero percent growth, Italy is in recession, France has got civil unrest, you’ve got European elections coming up.

"They can borrow money to bail out Greece, Portugal, Spain, Italy, the Irish Republic, because of the Eurozone crisis but they can’t borrow money for the in-year budget.

"On the eve of European elections, if they don’t secure that £39 billion of the so-called divorce bill – which if we leave without a deal we wouldn’t have to pay – they will have to announce they are increasing contributions from other countries and cutting back on their projects.

"That would have a devastating effect on the popularity of the European Union at the European elections coming up."
 

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Once Brexit is done and dusted, as an Englishman, we need to have an Exit (England)xit, no more United Kingdom. It’s not like Wales or Scotland like us anyway.

Let’s see how far Scotland and Wales get on their own.
 

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Once Brexit is done and dusted, as an Englishman, we need to have an Exit (England)xit, no more United Kingdom. It’s not like Wales or Scotland like us anyway.

Let’s see how far Scotland and Wales get on their own.
Scotland will be fine. You think the English will be able to get their grubby hands off our oil and gas?
 

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Scotland will be fine. You think the English will be able to get their grubby hands off our oil and gas?
Labour would never win another election without Scotland, the UK of England and Wales would be infinitely better off.
 

Hamish McPanji

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Labour would never win another election without Scotland, the UK of England and Wales would be infinitely better off.
I think you missed the last election. The conservatives have almost twice the number of seats than Labour.
 

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Amazing how easy it is for Tory MPs to lie about verifiable things.

Asked whether the EU will agree to renegotiate the deal, [Andrew Bridgen] told Sky News: "Oh, yes. The European Union - Germany has zero percent growth
Reality:

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/15/germany-2018-gdp-data.html

German gross domestic product (GDP) grew 1.5 percent in 2018, compared with 2.2 percent in 2017
 
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