Brexit watch

Started by Nick, October 20, 2016, 18:02:39 pm

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NeilP

Apparently Macron is calling for the EU to institute a "buy European" policy, reserving access to public sector procurement contracts to companies that produce most of their goods or services in the EU. This would freeze British companies out of EU government contracts post Brexit, and would also be in direct contravention of the WTO Government Procurement Agreement of which the EU is a full member.

DavidL

May 10, 2017, 08:21:26 am #1096 Last Edit: May 10, 2017, 14:27:57 pm by DavidL
Quote from: NeilP on May 09, 2017, 23:45:06 pm
Apparently Macron is calling for the EU to institute a "buy European" policy, reserving access to public sector procurement contracts to companies that produce most of their goods or services in the EU. This would freeze British companies out of EU government contracts post Brexit, and would also be in direct contravention of the WTO Government Procurement Agreement of which the EU is a full member.
No surprise here, the EU have always been inward-looking protectionists.

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Bez

More "less than encouraging" economic news today with the Bank of England lowering growth expectations and Mark Carney warning of tough times ahead amid fears of wage growth being "notably weaker than expected"
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DavidL

Quote from: Bez on May 12, 2017, 00:32:19 am
More "less than encouraging" economic news today with the Bank of England lowering growth expectations and Mark Carney warning of tough times ahead amid fears of wage growth being "notably weaker than expected"
Can't believe a word he says.

zoony

Quote from: Bez on May 12, 2017, 00:32:19 am
More "less than encouraging" economic news today with the Bank of England lowering growth expectations and Mark Carney warning of tough times ahead amid fears of wage growth being "notably weaker than expected"



Wage growth? What's that then mate?

NeilP

But I thought we'd be fine with no deal? TM admits it will be dire http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKCN18E1J4Given that there's no way you could do a deal by March 2019 and you only need one country to refuse an extension, it looks like dire is coming.
Pretending two years was enough will prove a fatal mistake, I reckon. As the man who wrote Article 50 has indicated, it was never intended to be used sensibly.


Anyone else worried or will they (Fox et al) replace her through another Coup when she's secured what looks a comfortable forthcoming election victory?

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Nïckslïkk2112

Quote from: NeilP on May 19, 2017, 10:46:04 am
As the man who wrote Article 50 has indicated, it was never intended to be used sensibly.


Good grief.
And people wonder why "experts" get a bad name...
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Slim

To be honest, while I appreciate they may be interesting for some, I'm finding these articles opining that we'd be much better off in the EU about as worthwhile as I'd find a piece arguing that Ed Miliband would have been a stronger PM than Cameron. The matter was decided some time ago.

DavidL

Quote from: Slim on June 03, 2017, 21:52:58 pm
To be honest, while I appreciate they may be interesting for some, I'm finding these articles opining that we'd be much better off in the EU about as worthwhile as I'd find a piece arguing that Ed Miliband would have been a stronger PM than Cameron. The matter was decided some time ago.
Waste of ink. As you say, the decision is made. What is now relevant is where it leads us in 2 years time..and no one knows the answer to that.

Matt2112

Quote from: DavidL on June 04, 2017, 01:05:03 am
Waste of ink. As you say, the decision is made. What is now relevant is where it leads us in 2 years time..and no one knows the answer to that.



Remainers might say that's precisely the reason why it was crazy to vote Leave in the first place.


But, yes, we are where we are, so let's get behind the process of leaving.



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