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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    Who mentioned Gove? That's not what I asked, which winner do you suggest?
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    Who do you suggest? Perhaps if the winners had actually stepped up in the first place instead of back stabbing each other and then disappearing.
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    WWII bomb found at Brexit-plan lorry park Manston Airport https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-kent-47577930 Bloody Germans.
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    Right wing Terrorism

    You must be upset that his criminal records disqualifies him from standing for election then.
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    Lost battle

    Presumably one of the main side effects of CBD is loss of short term memory.
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    Are you unable to read English? It is down to the European Council (Tusk is President of the European Council) in agreement with member states. Those member states are the 27 members of the EU. " unless the European Council, in agreement with the Member State concerned, unanimously decides to extend this period."
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    "The Treaties shall cease to apply to the State in question from the date of entry into force of the withdrawal agreement or, failing that, two years after the notification referred to in paragraph 2, unless the European Council, in agreement with the Member State concerned, unanimously decides to extend this period." If not the 27 other member states of the EU, who is the extension down to then?
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    Yes, it is down to the 27 member states of the EU. As leader of the European Council Tusk is appealing to those member states to give an extension if necessary. This is entirely about the UK asking for more time to do their deal, not sure what exactly the EU has lost control of? Personally, I hope that no extension is granted. As an aside, if an extension is granted there is a strong chance that there will be European Election during that time. It'll be a nice opportunity for Farage to top up his salary and pension.
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    Why is this objectionable? I suppose the EU could just give a straight forward "f*** you" and refuse an extension, thus forcing either an acceptance of May's deal or causing a hard exit. Rightly or wrongly, from the start the EU has held all the cards in the negotiations.
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    Don't all member states have to agree to any extension?
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    I fully understand that, the paperwork is no problem, in fact we have no problem. It those importing our goods that will have to pay so it is them that want the certainty from the UK Government.
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    I'm only saying what those UK businesses are talking me. The dissemination of information from UK Government to UK businesses seems poor.
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    When they ask the UK Government how imports will work after an exit they are told that the situation is not fixed yet and they will be advised in due course. They are not being told it will all be the same as any non EU country. This is what I am getting told by them.
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    That's not the information my customers are getting from the UK Government.
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    I can give some perspective as someone working for a manufacturer that exports to the UK. The UK is not a massive market for us but we do have one main dealer for our products and 2 or 3 companies that buy direct from us. Our products are quite specialist, there is no one in the UK making what we make. Our competitors are in other EU countries, in the US (slightly iffy quality) or in China (woeful quality). Over the last few weeks I have had various discussions with these customers and have just received a rather panicky email from one particular customer this morning who is very concerned about his future. The main thing I have learnt from these discussions is that there seems to a complete lack of guidance from the UK Government for UK businesses. I thought one customer was joking when they asked me how imports from the EU to the UK will work after Brexit, but he wasn’t. He said that he was unable to find out any real answers from the UK Government and wondered if other countries actually knew. It would be funny if it weren’t so tragic, looking at it from the outside it appears that the UK Government is slowly strangling UK business through inaction. The UK is perfectly entitled to leave the EU, it was the will of the people and therefore should be carried out, but the complete mess that the UK Government is making of this is abhorrent. The rest of the World is looking at the UK with disbelief.
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    If the vote fails today could the current Government actually claim credible leadership though? May has lasted longer than I thought she would, but surely she has to go if this fails today.
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    DUP not supporting May, are the odds on a general election shortening?
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    Sounds like Rees-Moog and his ERG cronies are going to reject May's latest deal: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-47533666
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    https://newfinancial.org/the-impact-of-brexit-on-the-city/
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    Greggs vegan sausage roll boosts sales https://www.bbc.com/news/business-47480247
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    Island considers bottle return system.

    Lots of countries run deposit bottle return systems. The machinery has existed for years and is capable of dealing with drink cans, plastic bottles, glass bottles, jam jars, drink crates etc. I don’t think that the IoM is big enough to sustain such a system but I do wonder why the UK doesn’t do it.
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    So no recession then, glad you finally agree on that one. Good to see both countries growing, I want the UK to prosper and I want Germany to prosper. What do you want? Where exactly on their website, I can only find this: https://data.oecd.org/gdp/real-gdp-forecast.htm and the most recent forecasts appear to be from November 2018 (including the amusing assumption of a smooth EU exit for the UK). http://www.oecd.org/unitedkingdom/united-kingdom-economic-forecast-summary.htm http://www.oecd.org/germany/germany-economic-forecast-summary.htm Little Johnny has 2.622 trillion apples and Little Suzy has 3.677 trillion apples. Little Johnny receives 0.8% more apples and little Suzy receives 0.7% more apples, who has the most apples?
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    Good news, whose predictions are they? Any chance of a link so we can all look at them I’ve never said the economist don’t use GDP, I have simply highlighted that it is not as simple as you appear to make out and comparison solely based on growth figures is not actually all that useful. As per usual you are failing to understand the point I made, but I suspect you are doing it deliberately. Little Johnny has 10 apples, he is then given ten percent more. Whereas little Susan has 15 apples, she is then given five percent more. Who has the most apples?
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