Posted: Jun 14, 2019 9:33 am
by Cito di Pense
Svartalf wrote:
Thommo wrote:
tuco wrote:Still beyond me what he wants to negotiate and why its being accepted but let's not go there again.

What he wants is simple enough: removing the unlimited nature of the Northern Ireland backstop from the Withdrawal Agreement.

The EU have said they won't do that. Either one believes them, or they don't. People here believe them, Boris doesn't. Obviously not everyone is right and time is likely to show who that is.

problem is that if anybody tries to close down the Irish border, it will spell TROUBLES all over again... and nobody sane wants that.

Don't be too sure. Sanity doesn't win every time. You have to be kidding yourself to believe that the Troubles are anything but the local manifestation of a general problem.

What's so amazing about Brexit is how much yammering people can do before even one thing is settled, such as whether there is going to be another extension, or not. Whatever is settled doesn't matter. Somebody is not going to like it. It's a sad situation when the majority is not permitted to be heard because the voice of the majority is not necessarily useful, here. There isn't a majority when people don't know what choices they have.