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  1. May ready for tough talks over Brexit

    Good Friday Agreement as well you know. I don’t have a solution hence why I didn’t vote for it. Edit: Actually, thinking about it, the best option could be to throw this back to the people on NI - a referendum on whether they should stay in the UK with the hard EU border that may materialise or reunite with Ireland and remain in the EU. There are no easy options here but letting the people decide might break the political logjam. Sent from my iPad using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  2. May ready for tough talks over Brexit

    Should such a referendum be allowed in Ireland it is virtually guaranteed that there would two conditions attached so as “the will of the people” can be ascertained. Firstly the GFA would mean the people of NI would have to be included and secondly that they would need to be given the choice of status quo with border, all in UK or all in EU which the U.K. would not allow as it risks NI being taken out of the U.K. against its will. It is politically impossible to achieve and even formally suggesting it would quite literally blow up in the TMs face. Sent from my iPad using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  3. May ready for tough talks over Brexit

    So you really think the people of Ireland would agree to leaving the EU to rejoin the U.K.? Sent from my iPad using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  4. May ready for tough talks over Brexit

    So your solution is because the UK as a whole voted to leave the EU then Ireland, which didn’t get a vote to leave should be forced out to keep the Northern Irish happy who, as a region, did vote to stay in the EU. Your family tree doesn’t trace back to Cromwell does it? Sent from my iPad using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  5. At least they won't be coming to the UK anytime soon since there don't appear to be any plans for a new drug approval authority here yet.
  6. The "bill" is a political problem and, when looked at as a percentage of GDP, not a significant economic one. The other of the three issues are the technically difficult ones with the Irish border being virtually impossible hence why May is trying to buy some more goodwill.
  7. How about letting the govt negotiate the best deal they can rather than trying to undermine them by threats of rebellion. They are implementing the "will of the people" after a vote by over 33 million Brits.
  8. Nah - they are here for the temples and culture like us Christians.
  9. The onus is on the govt to come up with a deal that is acceptable to parliament and, without that, it is unlikely TM will survive even if it she gets that far. Chances are a vote on a deal will be seen as a vote of confidence in the govt and not passing it will have consequences including the possible disolution of parliament which could lead to a general election and either a pause on brexit by a new govt or the UK crashing out of the EU with not only no deal but also no govt or parliament in place to manage the situation.
  10. Or it could be as simple as Thailand shares a land border with a Muslim country and those bordering Thai provinces are predominantly Muslim as well though this doesn't explain why Japan rates so highly.
  11. Britain agrees to set EU 'Exit Day' in law

    Would that be the one quoted earlier in this thread where Grimsby was first brought up where they are asking for an exemption from Brexit? Sent from my iPad using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  12. With the International Fleet Review going on at the same time it is probably for the best. Think back 10 years ago when they attempted a world record with a massive firework which failed and blew the roof off the Sea Rescue Centre. Tempting though it is to see the Thai aircraft carrier sunk by an errant firework, the repercussions should they hit a US destroyer would be too much to bear. Sent from my iPad using Thaivisa Connect
  13. Britain agrees to set EU 'Exit Day' in law

    On a technical point, surely this is just a proposal and not an agreement at present which would require the consent of parliament.
  14. SURVEY: Brexit -- Good or Bad Idea?

    Mmmmm - the future
  15. I would agree. Sadly, in this instance, Trump has somehow manage to make them look more reasonable. Sent from my iPad using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app