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(Guardian)   EU to UK: "You said you're leaving, why are you still here?"   (theguardian.com) divider line
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2019-03-13 10:45:58 AM  
"We are done and dusted."

"'What phrase comes before the restraining order from your ex' for 500, Alex."
 
2019-03-13 04:32:38 PM  
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2019-03-13 05:48:38 PM  
They don't know how to quit you.
 
2019-03-13 06:05:52 PM  
"I can't miss you if you are still here."
 
2019-03-13 06:05:56 PM  
I don't think they really want to leave, but whine.
 
2019-03-13 06:08:49 PM  
"We don't want a no-deal Brexit!"

"But you have done nothing, so that's what you get."
 
2019-03-13 06:10:41 PM  
The Euros will change their tune when the Krauts start getting all uppity again, like they're always doing. But this time, we'll let it happen and then ship all the fascist Trump-humpers over there to live in regressive bliss.
 
2019-03-13 06:12:09 PM  
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2019-03-13 06:13:02 PM  
Yep - like I said yesterday, all the last-minute silliness the UK's going through has little real bearing, impact, or effect on the EU's process. The EU's completed its side of the arrangement - the fact that the UK can't get its shiat together does not merit extra effort by the EU to accommodate the UK.

The date is March 29th. The EU already has an agreement in place - the UK can choose to ratify that agreement, or choose to reject that agreement and leave the EU without a deal, or choose to revoke Article 50. There isn't anything else on the table, despite the claims by various parties & people in the UK.

It's up to the EU member states to ensure the integrity of the process. Remember, the UK chose to commit itself to this course of action - demanded it, really, after excoriating the EU for not giving the UK additional special treatment when it came to things like free movement. The fact that the UK is woefully unprepared to accept the consequences of its actions should not somehow absolve them of those consequences, nor should it be treated as a mitigating factor in giving them special treatment even as they depart the EU.

It's time for the UK to fish or cut bait.
 
2019-03-13 06:13:55 PM  
Yeah any EU deal whilst leaving the union was about as believable as Mexico paying for the wall.  Anyone who actually fell for it is probably too dumb to breathe or mighty close to it .
 
Juc
2019-03-13 06:14:36 PM  
I'm pretty sure the vote basically means that if they don't leave with a deal they need to revoke article 50 rather than leave with no deal.
I don't think anybody other than maybe boris, would think that it would force the EU to do much of anything.
 
2019-03-13 06:14:36 PM  
Enge-land derps like a pendulum swings...
 
2019-03-13 06:16:50 PM  
"MPs voted by 312 to 308 to support a backbench amendment ruling out a no-deal Brexit and striking out a phrase in a government-backed motion noting that no deal remained the default position in UK and EU law if an agreement was not ratified. They then voted on the amended motion, which won by a majority of 43."

Call me silly, but with the EU saying that either reach a deal or GTFO, is Parliament's position officially "I reject your reality and substitute my own"?
 
2019-03-13 06:17:57 PM  
The EU should only offer an extension on the condition that the UK has another referendum.
 
2019-03-13 06:18:24 PM  

I'm an Egyptian!: "MPs voted by 312 to 308 to support a backbench amendment ruling out a no-deal Brexit and striking out a phrase in a government-backed motion noting that no deal remained the default position in UK and EU law if an agreement was not ratified. They then voted on the amended motion, which won by a majority of 43."

Call me silly, but with the EU saying that either reach a deal or GTFO, is Parliament's position officially "I reject your reality and substitute my own"?


Basically, yup.
 
2019-03-13 06:19:09 PM  

Nick Nostril: The Euros will change their tune when the Krauts start getting all uppity again, like they're always doing. But this time, we'll let it happen and then ship all the fascist Trump-humpers over there to live in regressive bliss.


The Germans will never need another bullet. They could already bully pretty much everyone in the EU and this gives them even more leverage.
 
2019-03-13 06:21:06 PM  
Where is Boris and Nigel in all this clusterfark?  They wanted this bullshiat, are they doing anything or did they cut and run to go be big and bad behind a twitter handle?
 
2019-03-13 06:21:59 PM  
The EU is gonna dog walk the wankers.
 
2019-03-13 06:22:42 PM  
You all could just... Not

WTF is voting on saying "no" to a no deal brexit going to do?

You all needed to negotiate the terms of the divorce before filing for it, then have the 2 years be the implementation period of the agreement.

Now, the smartest option is to petition for an extension, and call a second referendum.

Because this has been about the dumbest way of going about it.
 
2019-03-13 06:23:36 PM  
Don't go away mad. Just go away.
 
2019-03-13 06:24:30 PM  

hotrod2001: Where is Boris and Nigel in all this clusterfark?  They wanted this bullshiat, are they doing anything or did they cut and run to go be big and bad behind a twitter handle?


What do you do when your cunning plan to grift the rubes actually does the thing you said you were working for? You put yourself out of a job.

So Boris and Nigel bailed. Amazing how quickly neither wanted to be in charge of actually implementing this clusterfnck.
 
2019-03-13 06:25:06 PM  
Going ahead with Brexit is a perfect example of the sunk cost fallacy.
 
2019-03-13 06:25:19 PM  

max_rebo_groupie: The EU is gonna dog walk the wankers.


Gonna?

Britain handed them the leash, and said, "please, master, and make it hurt."
 
2019-03-13 06:26:03 PM  
Might as well pass an amendment declaring that it shall not rain on Easter Sunday. Then you can pass another bill censuring the government for not stopping it happening. Or something.

Maybe they fall off the cliff and Boris gets to be PM of a smoldering tyre-fire.

Or they get a 2 year extension, waste a year infighting, then hold another referendum and don't leave.

Or they vote again on Mays bullshiat one day before the cliff and accept it, and they get the semi-clusterfark.

Laughable really.
 
2019-03-13 06:26:30 PM  

hotrod2001: Where is Boris and Nigel in all this clusterfark?  They wanted this bullshiat, are they doing anything or did they cut and run to go be big and bad behind a twitter handle?


Nigel is apparently busy trying to get Italy or Poland to scuttle any deal by the EU to accept an extension, thereby (the fascists hope) forcing a no deal brexit.
 
2019-03-13 06:27:03 PM  
Why won't the EU give the UK all the perks of being in the EU with none of the responsibilities? They're clearly just being cruel for the sake of it.
 
2019-03-13 06:27:31 PM  
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2019-03-13 06:29:59 PM  
Goodbye UK. Your incompetence has turned you into the laughingstock of Europe.
Greece sends its regards.
 
2019-03-13 06:30:12 PM  

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2019-03-13 06:30:48 PM  
Just when I thought the whole Brexit thing couldn't get more stupid, now the UK parliament is outright denying reality.
 
2019-03-13 06:31:12 PM  
One significant development is that in a very Mitch McConnell-esque development, once this amendment passed (her original motion was "We do not want a no-deal exit in March". The amendment changed it to "We do not want a no-deal exit ever.") her government changed its stance from "Tories may Vote how they like" to "Tories must vote against May's bill". That is, against the motion she herself tabled.

Had her caucus done this, it might have been defeated. But unlike in the Senate, a non-negligible number of her caucus refused, rebelled, and voted for the motion anyway.

Of course, it was a non-binding motion. One wonders if she'll consider this non-binding motion as suicidally binding as the non-binding referendum.
 
Boe [TotalFark]
2019-03-13 06:31:30 PM  

hotrod2001: Where is Boris and Nigel in all this clusterfark?  They wanted this bullshiat, are they doing anything or did they cut and run to go be big and bad behind a twitter handle?


Boris has been busy shiatting on now-adult victims of pedophiles.
 
2019-03-13 06:37:12 PM  
So the dog caught the tire and thinks growling will stop the constant somersaults it's experiencing from the tire going round?
 
2019-03-13 06:39:03 PM  
Haven't Kentucky fans suffered enough?
 
2019-03-13 06:42:34 PM  
They're about two votes shy of a Monty Python sketch.
 
2019-03-13 06:43:01 PM  
It is still the same equation as it ever was, if the UK wants to get special privileges while trading with the EU it needs to abide by the EU rules. I know the Brexiteers claimed that the UK could get all the perks without having to abide by any rules but that was just the common conservative practice of lying to you so you support their dumb idea.
 
2019-03-13 06:46:03 PM  
I'm reminded of the story of King Canute demonstrating the limits of his power over the incoming tide.
 
2019-03-13 06:46:28 PM  

Boo_Guy: The EU should only offer an extension on the condition that the UK has another referendum.


Why? The first referendum wasn't binding, a second wouldn't be either. Only Parliament had the capability to invoke Article 50, and they already have the power to rescind it.
 
2019-03-13 06:48:18 PM  
Sheesh, even Ross and Rachel had a cleaner break than this.
 
2019-03-13 06:49:42 PM  
UK should get from EU what US should get from NATO: GFY already.
 
2019-03-13 06:51:29 PM  

the_innkeeper: You all could just... Not

WTF is voting on saying "no" to a no deal brexit going to do?

You all needed to negotiate the terms of the divorce before filing for it, then have the 2 years be the implementation period of the agreement.

Now, the smartest option is to petition for an extension, and call a second referendum.

Because this has been about the dumbest way of going about it.


In this case, they weren't allowed to negotiate with the EU on the terms of the divorce until they actually filed for it. That's because until they file, they'd actually be on both sides of the negotiating table.

However, they absolutely could have, before filing, figure out internally what *their own* rational negotiating position was going to be - what they wanted and what they were willing to concede ("We get to keep everything we like about the EU, while getting rid of everything we dislike" is not a rational negotiation point). Instead, they filed right away, and didn't even figure out what they wanted for a year - often sending "negotiators" to EU meetings with a single sheet of paper with a few bullet points, while the EU representatives were showing up with reams of complex trade and regulatory paperwork. By the time they had anything even close to a recognizable deal, it was only a few months before the deadline.

And of course, the lead Brexiteers, they just want to be able to say "It'd have been the sunshine and roses we promised if we were in charge!" all the while knowing there was no way to get what they promised - but as long as they weren't in charge of it, they'd never have to deliver.
 
2019-03-13 06:52:34 PM  
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2019-03-13 06:52:42 PM  

Geotpf: Just when I thought the whole Brexit thing couldn't get more stupid, now the UK parliament is outright denying reality.


Meh. Honestly, the fecal rollercoaster has finished its climb and we're just at that period of slow creeping forwards motion before a big drop and all sorts of high speed shiat. Denying this shiatshow reality is probably the best option remaining to us.

Heck, I'm gonna book the start of April off work, get shiatfaced and watch Kurosawa films.
 
2019-03-13 06:55:04 PM  

You'd turn it off when I was halfway across: Geotpf: Just when I thought the whole Brexit thing couldn't get more stupid, now the UK parliament is outright denying reality.

Meh. Honestly, the fecal rollercoaster has finished its climb and we're just at that period of slow creeping forwards motion before a big drop and all sorts of high speed shiat. Denying this shiatshow reality is probably the best option remaining to us.

Heck, I'm gonna book the start of April off work, get shiatfaced and watch Kurosawa films.


"Ran" does seem appropriate.
 
2019-03-13 06:56:07 PM  

Boe: hotrod2001: Where is Boris and Nigel in all this clusterfark?  They wanted this bullshiat, are they doing anything or did they cut and run to go be big and bad behind a twitter handle?

Boris has been busy shiatting on now-adult victims of pedophiles.


Charming. It kinda makes me wish my daughter was straight so I could forbid her to marry him.
 
2019-03-13 06:57:29 PM  

whidbey: Enge-land derps like a pendulum swings...


...like sands through the hourglass??  ;p
 
2019-03-13 06:58:25 PM  

cynicalminion: whidbey: Enge-land derps like a pendulum swings...

...like sands through the hourglass??  ;p


These are the Mays of our Derpxit.
 
2019-03-13 06:59:40 PM  

Boe: hotrod2001: Where is Boris and Nigel in all this clusterfark?  They wanted this bullshiat, are they doing anything or did they cut and run to go be big and bad behind a twitter handle?

Boris has been busy shiatting on now-adult victims of pedophiles.


Yup.

the_innkeeper: So Boris and Nigel bailed. Amazing how quickly neither wanted to be in charge of actually implementing this clusterfnck.


Farage could never be in charge of this clusterf*ck because he's never been an MP.
 
2019-03-13 06:59:47 PM  
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German humor!
 
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