- Sep 1, 2012
Exactly. Negotiation 101 - anchor the other side's expectations at the extreme end of your acceptable deal range so they come closer to you. And it worked, they did, hence the Withdrawal Agreement.You expect Coveney and others to suggest a baseline to the UK? One that would establish a position from which the UK could extract further concessions?
That ain't the way it works.
They certainly worked hard to avoid the fray. That's fair enough, but look up America First. They were bombed into both wars, slumbering until prodded with a sharp stick. They made money from both, too. I think that the UK finally settled the bill in 2006 or some time around then.So now the Americans are cowards according to our resident OO spokeschild.
They will drop us like a hot potato ...wait and seeThe EU is not trustworthy in any way, shape or form. After Britain, they dislike Ireland and are actively working against us. Look at our treatment in the bank bailout, their attempts to scupper our tax sovereignty etc. The EU politicians are not Ireland’s friends.
Well brains, if the Germans had gained control of the British Isles, where would the Yanks have staged this "rescue " mission from?The US rescue of Europe mission would have come regardless of Dunkirk.
Wait for Leo's and the EU climb down over the backstopThe EU has Britain over a barrel.
The EU knows it.
Britain knows it.
In order to begin Trade Deal talks, Britain has 2 options :
(i) Sign up to the WA now pre-Brexit
(ii) Sign up to the WA later post-Brexit.
They will drop us like a hot potato ...wait and see
Juncker warns May: permanent customs union is price for revisiting backstop | Politics | The GuardianDetails of the call, contained in a leaked diplomatic note, emerged as Junckers deputy, Frans Timmermans, said there had been no weakening of the resolve in Brussels in support of Ireland, and accused the Tory Brexiters of a cavalier approach to peace.
Let me be extremely clear: there is no way I could live in a situation where we throw Ireland under the bus, Timmermans said. As far as the European commission is concerned, the backstop is an essential element for showing to Ireland and to the rest of Europe that we are in this together.
If we fold now on the backstop, will they still let us have some spuds on holy days?
The EU does not give a sh it. They will have their border and don't care whether its in Ireland or around Ireland. It makes no odds to them. But to suggest the EU officials are friends of the Irish, get real buddy.
Juncker is even more retarded than I thought.