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Good news on Brexit!

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Roger Hicks, Jan 14, 2019.

  1. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    It will be "survivable", says Liam Fox. From The Graun,

    Liam Fox, the international trade secretary, told the BBC that the government was “unlikely” to win the vote on May’s Brexit deal tomorrow night. He also said that a no-deal Brexit would be “survivable”, and far preferable to cancelling Brexit, which he said would be “a disaster from which we might not recover”. Referring to what the Tory pro-European Dominic Grievesaid on Friday about a no-deal Brexit, Fox said:

    I don’t regard no-deal as national suicide. This is not Dunkirk, this is leaving the European Union.

    We need to find ways if there is no deal, of mitigating that. But the best way to do it is to accept the deal that the prime minister has negotiated. It gives us a way of leaving the European Union with minimum friction.

    I think no-deal would damage our economy - I’ve been frank about that - but I think it’s survivable.

    I think no Brexit, politically, is a disaster from which we might not recover.

    Interesting that by implication, Dunkirk was national suicide; interesting too that like most Brexiters his main frame of reference in WW2. But even so: SURVIVABLE! What more could anyone ask?


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  2. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    Always did use Newspeak.

  3. peterba

    peterba Well-Known Member

    Well... that really is a great comfort. :rolleyes:
  4. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    I knew all along that we remoaners were being over-critical, as they the leavers say, what can possibly go wrong to make our lives worse than under some Johnny Foreigner ruler
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  5. Lindsay Pennell

    Lindsay Pennell Well-Known Member

    Of course he is talking abut the effect on the Tory party, not the country. In that context, the Tories would "survive" no-deal Brexit, but if the Tories are in power when (hopefully) Brexit is terminated, they will likely not survive and, like Labour, probably split into two parties, one potentially electable and the other not.
  6. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    Actually, I think it's a no-deal Brexit that they won't survive; the electorate will not forgive anyone for that, when the full catastrophe becomes apparent. Their only real hope now is a second referendum - it's more in the Tories' interests than anyone else (except the country, of course).
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  7. Mark101

    Mark101 Well-Known Member

    WTO trariff on our beef exports being 40% and that's just for starters. Only developing nations need to use WTO trade rules.
  8. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    We will just have to eat more British beef, including the awful(offal) bits and less continental veg and salad.
  9. Mark101

    Mark101 Well-Known Member

    Tripe cooked in milk anyone ... runs screaming.......
  10. DaveS

    DaveS Well-Known Member

    Is that a verdict on the brexiter drivel?
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  11. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    100,000 tonnes more.
  12. DaveS

    DaveS Well-Known Member

    Well, it looks like the Mayfly might not survive.
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  13. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    That I could live with, as long as the replacement isn't Fox, Johnson, Gove or Mogg. Or one of that ilk.

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  14. dangie

    dangie Senior Knobhead

    If we cross out all those we don't want we'll be left with the Downing Street cat.....
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  15. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    I think that would be a very popular choice.
  16. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    Only if he's any good at getting rid of rats and other vermin;)
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  17. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    I was assuming that had been done already by the time we got to the cat. ;)
  18. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    Yes, and? I like cats, very sensible creatures.

  19. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    Well they're arrogant, selfish and impossible to push in the right direction, so they're well qualified for this job...
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  20. GeoffR

    GeoffR Well-Known Member

    When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever is left, however improbable, must be the truth. (Sherlock Holmes) Who does that leave?
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