Failure to reach Brexit deal looking more likely, says UK minister


mentalfloss
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Failure to reach Brexit deal looking more likely, says UK minister

London (CNN) — Britain is looking more likely than ever to crash out of the European Union without a deal, according to the UK's international trade secretary Liam Fox.

Fox put the chances of failure to reach a deal on Brexit at "60-40," placing blame on the "intransigence" of the European Commission, in an interview published in The Sunday Times newspaper.

His comments come as the deadline looms for Britain to exit the European Union on March 29, and amid growing fears that a divorce deal will not be agreed in time.

The top minister and Brexiteer said he had previously thought the prospect of a no-deal were "50-50" but that had now increased -- largely due to European bureaucrats harboring a "theological obsession" with EU rules, rather than "economic wellbeing."

"I think the intransigence of the commission is pushing us towards no deal," he said in the report.

Meanwhile British Prime Minister Theresa May, whose blueprint for leaving Europe has come under fire from both Brexiteers and Remainers within her Conservative Party, was in talks with French President Emmanuel Macron at his summer residence in the south of France over the weekend.
Downing Street did not say what the leaders discussed, but political analysts see the meeting as a desperate last bid by May to circumvent the commission and curry favor for her plan.

https://www-m.cnn.com/2018/08/05/uk/...utm_term=image
 
Walter
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Progs love big gubmint so they’re hoping Brexit don’t happen.
 
MHz
-1
#3
I fear we are about to become a colony again and the 'mother-ship' needs a lot of cash ASAP.
Walnut agrees apparently.
Last edited by MHz; Aug 5th, 2018 at 05:18 PM..
 
mentalfloss
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Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

Progs love big gubmint so they’re hoping Brexit don’t happen.

English conservatives are progs now.
 
Danbones
Free Thinker
#5
Well, the opposite of rights ( and freedoms) is the left (nuts).
 
Curious Cdn
Conservative
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Quote: Originally Posted by Danbones View Post

Well, the opposite of rights ( and freedoms) is the left (nuts).

Well, the opposite of lucidity (and sanity) is Danbones.
 
justlooking
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

English conservatives are progs now.


English conservatives are not Conservative, that's for sure.


They are a lite version of the huge Commie Labour, nothing more.