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Lynne
Lynne
10 Dec 2020 08:11

There now seems to be a dispute over what exactly it was that Boris Johnson meant when, around about this time last year, he referred to having an 'oven ready deal'. 

Thoughts on this matter anyone?

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burneside
burneside
10 Dec 2020 11:05

It's irrelevant, what matters is the outcome of the negotiations over the next four days. but as the EU has today hit the panic button to start contingency plans for no agreement being reached, that looks the likely conclusion.

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Lynne
Lynne
10 Dec 2020 12:02

And hasn't Bojo also said something about a No Deal scenario showing a lack of statemanship? (feel sure there's a quote somewhere - if I can find it I'll post it).

 

Addendum: Found it! Seems that BoJo is saying that if there is No Deal then it will not just be the EU's fault but that of the UK's as well.

“Like you, I’ve looked carefully at no deal, I’ve assessed its consequences both for our country and yours – and yes of course, we could do it, the UK could get through it – but be in no doubt, that outcome would be a failure of statecraft for which we would all be responsible.

https://inews.co.uk/news/politics/boris-johnson-no-deal-brexit-failure-dublin-leo-varadkar-ireland-336179

 

burneside
burneside
10 Dec 2020 13:12

We've wasted over four years trying to negotiate with someone who doesn't really want to negotiate.  We should've walked in 2016.

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Lynne
Lynne
10 Dec 2020 13:15

and on the subject of quotes - I've also found these.

 

  • The day after we vote to leave we hold all the cards and we can choose the path we want.
  • There will continue to be free trade, and access to the single market.
  • Getting out of the EU can be quick and easy – the UK holds most of the cards in any negotiation.
  • To me, Brexit is easy.
  • The free trade agreement that we will have to do with the European Union should be one of the easiest in human history.
burneside
burneside
10 Dec 2020 13:52

My abiding memory of the so-called negotiations is two of the EU negotiators caught on camera gloating that they had turned the UK into a colony:

 “We got rid of them. We kicked them out. We finally turned them into a colony, and that was our plan from the first moment.”

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/documentary-shows-eu-brexit-negotiators-joking-we-always-wanted-to-make-them-into-a-colony-100541082.html

The EU has acted in bad faith throughout, it was never possible to conduct meaningful negotiations.

 
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Lynne
Lynne
10 Dec 2020 14:12

It was a joke (obviously missed by some)   

burneside
burneside
10 Dec 2020 14:55

If you believe the EU negotiators were joking then you'll believe anything.  Don''t forget arch-Remainer Treason May was PM at the time, she was trying to ensure we left the EU in name only.

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Lynne
Lynne
10 Dec 2020 15:25

Ah, yes!

It's amazing what people can be fooled (tricked?) into believing.....

To repeat myself: 

  • The day after we vote to leave we hold all the cards and we can choose the path we want.
  • There will continue to be free trade, and access to the single market.
  • Getting out of the EU can be quick and easy – the UK holds most of the cards in any negotiation.
  • To me, Brexit is easy.
  • The free trade agreement that we will have to do with the European Union should be one of the easiest in human history.

 

Lynne
Lynne
10 Dec 2020 15:37

Returning to the original subject of this thread. 

Let's not forget that one Boris Johnson is hardly the epitome of telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.   

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Carer
Carer
10 Dec 2020 18:40

Creek & Paddle come to mind.

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burneside
burneside
10 Dec 2020 19:20

Boris said a short while ago that the country must prepare for the Australian option on January 1st, sounds like he's made up his mind and no deal it is.  At bloody last.

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Lynne
Lynne
11 Dec 2020 07:11

Pre Jan 1st 2021 stockpiling anyone?

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b.o.liking
b.o.liking
24 Dec 2020 10:45

The tories are toast.

Ted Heath,Teresa May now Boris Johnson. What was it all about?

Am I allowed to say brexit in name only .

100 odd trucks in Kent at least it wasn't Stukas.

 

DEEDOODLE
DEEDOODLE
25 Dec 2020 14:17

Oven ready meal, an out of date, overside turkey ready for the oven.

DEEDOODLE
DEEDOODLE
25 Dec 2020 14:25

It feels like 2020 was the tornado of incompetence sweeping across a once mighty nation.

We are now in the eye of that tornado and its picked up a lot more crap and speed.

Time to get your supplies in for the forseeable future. Dont and you will regret it, in my opinion.

This deal that everyone is banging on about is so great. It reminds me of my first car. Lack of knowledge, rose tinted glasses and a bullshit salemen only in it for himself. Wow did I regret that purchase. Unlike the new turkey treaty boris wants parliament to signoff on I was able to get rid of that car to another sucker el pronto. We are going to be stuck with this treaty like dog crap stuck to your shoe.

 

 

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