9 thoughts on “Brexit proceeds apace – copying Trump’s style and grace

  1. Zut alors says:

    (BBC News 1/17/19): French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has said a no-deal Brexit looks “less and less unlikely” and has launched a contingency plan to prepare for it.
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46906046
    After the UK Parliament rejected the withdrawal agreement, Mr Philippe said laws had to be passed and millions invested in French ports and airports.
    An EU official will now visit all 27 capitals to co-ordinate no-deal plans.
    EU countries with close UK ties have already begun preparing for its departure on 29 March without a deal.
    “We are taking this very seriously now as the possibility of a no-deal Brexit is becoming more possible after Tuesday night,” said European Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas. “This is work which is ongoing and it’s developing fully. We are not taking any chances.
    …Theresa May will have to put a new EU withdrawal plan to Parliament by 21 January ahead of a vote by MPs eight days later.”

  2. Bovril says:

    BBC News: A no-deal Brexit threatens the UK’s food security and will lead to higher prices and empty shelves in the short-term, retailers are warning. Sainsbury’s, Asda and McDonald’s are among those warning stockpiling fresh food is impossible and that the UK is very reliant on the EU for produce. The warning comes in a letter from the British Retail Consortium and is signed by several of the major food retailers. It comes ahead of crucial votes in Parliament on Tuesday. https://www.bbc.com/news/business-47028748 See also chart “Where our food comes from” @ https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/2112/production/_105366480_foodorigin-nc-3.jpg

  3. Long day wanes says:

    “Fool Britannia” by Hari Kunzru (New York Review of Books Feb 21, 2019 issue) Review of “Heroic Failure: Brexit and the Politics of Pain” by Fintan O’Toole https://www.nybooks.com/articles/2019/02/21/brexit-fool-britannia/
    David Low, Evening Standard (UK), 18 Jun 1940 https://archive.cartoons.ac.uk/GetMultimedia.ashx?db=Catalog&type=default&fname=LSE2791.jpg
    Winston Churchill to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom on 4 June 1940 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14IVzLjoFBQ

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