- Oct 25, 2017
Leadsom knows best. She is a mother after all. Just gloss over the fact that she's bat-shit-crazy.
Yep, and there are some good things the EU can do, if I recall they wanted to put a 1p tax on all share dealings, but back then the UK blocked it
She's joining in the Grieve amendment doesn't mean anything group, it's a bit worrying, she's nuts but she's a minister.
Don’t forget though The EU is not so keen on Norway for the UK, and neither is Norway, as the UK is considered to big for a efta type deal
The biggest issue is not even the money, but the untold damage being done to the democratic system and how the lack of real statespeople is going to make it rot and stink for many, many years to come. Generations, even.
“Line my pockets” Fox strikes againLiam Fox continuing the rhetoric that Parliament may be about to destroy democracy
International Trade Secretary Liam Fox suggested the PM's deal was the only way of guaranteeing the UK leaves the EU, as scheduled, on 29 March 2019.
"When you are in prison and someone offers you a key, you take it," he told a committee of MPs.
While a no-deal exit would be "disorderly", he suggested the UK being kept in the EU against the will of the British people would be even more damaging.
"I think that there is a real danger that the House of Commons which has a natural remain majority may attempt to steal Brexit from British people which would be a democratic affront."
Norway is not in the customs union and is able to negotiate its own trade agreements as I understand it. It just cannot participate in any EU decision making and the ECJ is the final arbiter in any disputes.
I mean it's consistent at least, this is the same government that thought putting a backdoor into encrypted communication was feasible.Yeah, I still really don't understand why people are struggling to understand the concept of a fucking backstop.
If nothing else can be agreed... that's what happens. If there's a way out of it by one side then it's completely pointless.
It's like a safety net that some fucker can take away at will.
JC has never engaged in forensic questioning. He doesn't do it on purpose, that's just his skillset and ability. It's why he's never been effective in PMQs. No different than any other PMQs. At times he makes a devastating point, but has no ability to follow up on Mays response and press the issue. And he never will. And he was more interested in poverty rather than talking about the released legal advice. That's what he's good at anyway.
He's after the soundbites for twitter / facebook.JC has never engaged in forensic questioning. He doesn't do it on purpose, that's just his skillset and ability. It's why he's never been effective in PMQs. No different than any other PMQs. At times he makes a devastating point, but has no ability to follow up on Mays response and press the issue. And he never will. And he was more interested in poverty rather than talking about the released legal advice. That's what he's good at anyway.
We're lucky there is no debate this Sunday. Watching these two debate is fucking excruciating.
The tories are doing the damage to themselves so he doesn't need to do much anyway, i'm not sure what else you could do after a car crash like this except gloat.
Apparently he asked about poverty, the shambles that is Universal Credit, and those dickhead Tory MPs using food banks as a feel good photo op instead of a source of national shame.
While in general I do agree that the ongoing never ending cluster fuck that is Brexit shouldn't be the only thing PMQs is about, and certainly have in the past thought the criticism of Corbyn for asking about something else was unfair, it's hard not to feel that today of all days he should have hammered May about it. Yesterday was a disaster for her and the government, her arrogance and deceit around Brexit finally biting her in the arse, and he should have capitalised on that.
If we absolutely have to have some sort of deal, even if it's only to have a second ref, then something that is basically EEA with SM and CU access would get through.
In case we went for the Norway option, would the rebate still be there or would we end up losing the rebate so paying more for a worse option?
It would go. Norway isn't in CAP and the whole reasoning for the rebate is that we get a disproportionately low amount of the subsidies.