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ilostmypassword    6,726
28 minutes ago, jesimps said:

Doesn't matter if he said it or not, it's exactly what has happened.

 

Of course it matters. Otherwise why attribute it to him in the first place? People who are so eager to adopt and defend even obvious lies like this one end up making themselves unbelievable.

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Jonmarleesco    1,620

A banker, and a Goldman Sachs one at that, suggesting the UK get real? Reality is not something with which bankers in general are intimately acquainted.

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pitrevie    1,922
48 minutes ago, jesimps said:

Doesn't matter if he said it or not, it's exactly what has happened.

 

Really, such are the exaggerations that you get used to here. France just elected a government and Germany about to elect a new government and the UK while still a member of the EU also elected a new government. In fact our new government is now trying to take powers far beyond what any European superstate could even dream about.

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chrissables    1,800
7 hours ago, meinphuket said:

Yes, if it were only that simple...take responsibility for your commitments, or else face the collective economic and immigration wrath of the EU. Forget not that the UK is based on islands, easy to embargo. British police kicked out of Le Havre will open the immigration floodgates.High tariffs, tolls, visa requirements will do the job. Frankfurt as the new London. Enjoy !

There are no legal requirement to pay anything after the day we leave. Do you not understand that?

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pitrevie    1,922
2 minutes ago, chrissables said:

There are no legal requirement to pay anything after the day we leave. Do you not understand that?

Apparently our Foreign Secretary and the rest of the Tory government think otherwise.

Boris Johnson concedes UK will have to pay for Brexit

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/aug/25/boris-johnson-concedes-uk-will-have-to-pay-for-brexit

 

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chrissables    1,800
Just now, pitrevie said:

Apparently our Foreign Secretary and the rest of the Tory government think otherwise.

Boris Johnson concedes UK will have to pay for Brexit

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/aug/25/boris-johnson-concedes-uk-will-have-to-pay-for-brexit

 

Legally they don't have. Morally i can understand a further year until the 7 year investment cycle (or whatever it's called) ends.

 

 

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dunroaming    3,312
9 hours ago, phantomfiddler said:

Those nasty europeans are going to make it as difficult and expensive as they can for U.K. to get out, mainly to try and scare any other country from trying to do the same. A bad idea from the start in my opinion.

But totally predictable and sensible from their position.  After all they did say so before the referendum and that was relayed by Cameron at the time.  It was poo-pooed as being scare tactics by the remain brigade. 

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lungbing    898

Here's a novel idea.  We sue Germany for reparations for war damage to the UK, say 50 billion euros, then give it straight back to them as our 'divorce' settlement.

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chrissables    1,800
5 hours ago, pitrevie said:

David Davis the Brexit secretary has conceded they do and so has the rest of the government. Perhaps you need to get in touch if you think you have information that will save us upwards of 50 billion or whatever the figure is.

I am right, prove me wrong.

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adammike    70
13 hours ago, meinphuket said:

Yes, if it were only that simple...take responsibility for your commitments, or else face the collective economic and immigration wrath of the EU. Forget not that the UK is based on islands, easy to embargo. British police kicked out of Le Havre will open the immigration floodgates.High tariffs, tolls, visa requirements will do the job. Frankfurt as the new London. Enjoy !

They will have to check every vehicle that arrives on the mainland UK even those from northern Ireland for illegal aliens.all good, anything that helps destroy the tory scum. 

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pitrevie    1,922
7 hours ago, chrissables said:

I am right, prove me wrong.

I have, every senior figure in the government from the PM down has said so. 

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rockingrobin    1,176
8 hours ago, chrissables said:

I am right, prove me wrong.

Article 70 VCLT

 

Article 50 of Lisbon Treaty appears to contract out articles 65-68, and 56 VCLT

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