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Old July 9th, 2018, 06:56 AM   #1
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UK Government In Turmoil After Resignations

The turmoil over Brexit faced by Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May deepened significantly on Monday when one of her most senior Cabinet members, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, resigned.

Johnson's decision to leave the government came just hours after the resignation of the minister in charge of Brexit negotiations, David Davis. It leaves her plan for Britain's future relationship with the European Union in tatters, just three days after it was agreed with her divided Cabinet. It also puts her own political future under threat.

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Stupid is as stupid does. Britain will regret this.
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Old July 9th, 2018, 09:16 AM   #3
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Stupid is as stupid does. Britain will regret this.
I'm not sure. The EU is having a hissy-fit and saying they'll take their ball and go home because they don't like the fact that the UK is playing by the rules.

If the UK can put up with the disruptions of the transition, I think they will become a stronger, richer country when they can control their borders and not have to carry Greece, Italy, Spain and other taker EU members.

There is some advantage to being a single unified force in things like trade negotiations, but given the stupid rules the EU have instituted to placate all kinds of weird local desires, and the difficulty in achieving anything with such a variance of inputs I think it will be a net benefit in the longer run.
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I'm not sure. The EU is having a hissy-fit and saying they'll take their ball and go home because they don't like the fact that the UK is playing by the rules.

If the UK can put up with the disruptions of the transition, I think they will become a stronger, richer country when they can control their borders and not have to carry Greece, Italy, Spain and other taker EU members.

There is some advantage to being a single unified force in things like trade negotiations, but given the stupid rules the EU have instituted to placate all kinds of weird local desires, and the difficulty in achieving anything with such a variance of inputs I think it will be a net benefit in the longer run.
We shall see. But it almost sounds like you're saying that if we divorced the South, we'd be better off.

Can you imagine if we didn't have to carry states like Mississippi?
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We shall see. But it almost sounds like you're saying that if we divorced the South, we'd be better off.

Can you imagine if we didn't have to carry states like Mississippi?
That would be economically true, but it isn't exactly analogous IMO.

You share a language and a culture with Mississippi. That is not true across the EU. And that does make a big difference.
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That would be economically true, but it isn't exactly analogous IMO.

You share a language and a culture with Mississippi. That is not true across the EU. And that does make a big difference.
I would not say that the culture in Chicago is anywhere close to anything in Mississippi.
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