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May gets two-week Brexit reprieve from impatient EU

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By Gabriela Baczynska and Elizabeth Piper

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How is that nationalism stuff working out for the Brits???

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Nothing to do with nationalism but a lot to do with poor planning.

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"Ah, Mr. Sh%t? Right this way.... Meet Mr. Fan...."

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"Nothing to do with nationalism but a lot to do with poor planning."

Nationalism and poor planing are far from distant cousins....

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Fudged,

Parliament can reject May's UK Withdrawal Agreement, assuming Speaker of the House Bercow ignores his ruling that Erskine May Parliamentary Practice effectively blocks a third vote on May's withdrawal agreement in its current form, and prepare the UK electorate for the EU parliamentary elections.

This would of course mean an extension of Article 50 beyond 12 month period. Politically another cynical charade.

Present, also was the manner in which, French President Emmanuel Macron and all his huffing anf puffing, bellowing big girls blouse rhetoric, an ultimatum for Britain to be out, deal or no deal, by May 7, was ruthlessly sidelined by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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Nothing to do with nationalism

Nationalism was a motivating factor for some but some very decent people voted out for other reasons. My old mum voted out and I disagreed with her. She isn’t a nationalist.

I think one belief the majority of British people do share is the view that May has been a car crash of a PM.

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How is that nationalism stuff working out for the Brits???

Will certainly prove interesting for Ireland and Scotland, that's for sure.

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2-weeks... I bet it won't even help a bit.

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If the Parliament rejects Theresa May's UK EU Withdrawal Agreement/Political Declaration etc for a third time , expect finally Theresa May, one of the most incompetent party leaders in modern political history ever to hold the office of Prime Minster, to vacate Number Ten Downing Street In ultra quick succession or secession what noun is deemed appropriate.

With the benefit of hindsight, the disastrous 2017 General Election campaign should have set the air raid sirens off.

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impatient EU

Yeah, that's one of the problems with the EU - they were gonna be impatient concerning a bunch of stuff even if Britain had voted to remain.

How is that nationalism stuff working out for the Brits???

It's not, thanks to the refusal of the elected government to carry out the will of the people.

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I haven't even lived in the UK for 25 years and I'm sick to my back teeth with the constant TV and media coverage on Breakit. Of course, it was May, who removed the vote for Brits who have lived outside the country for 15 years. I hate her for that. I would have voted to remain. This party from hell was entirely made by the Tory party.

Time to cancel the party and if necessary, hold another referendum.

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Do you like irony? How about that one of Brexit's arguments was all about "freeing Britain from European tyranny?" Now May must convince ALL 27 member states to grant her even the smallest delay beyond March 29, for the simple reason that she has lost two humiliatingly large votes. ANY one of those 27 can block May's request for a good reason, a bad reason, or no reason at all. Indeed, any of the 27 can attach whatever conditions they deem appropriate in order to grant the delay. When you enter into a contract - which is what Britain and the other 27 EU nations did, it pays to read the fine print.

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@zichi I didn't believe it until I looked it up - good grief, it's true - U.K. citizens cannot vote after they have been living abroad over 15 years! Ludicrous! You should have the right to vote for life as we Americans do, as long as you haven't committed any heinous crimes. You should sign a petition and complain LOUDLY.

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You should sign a petition and complain LOUDLY.

We did!

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I hope and expect that May will be gone by April 12th: she takes uselessness and incompetence to a new level.

I liked Junker's comment that he never knew he had so much patience.

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There is not a colleague, trader/broker, risk analysis, quant that has even countenanced a solution other than a prolonged A50 extension, or May's deal.

Remain would be a preferable option to May's deal, simply due to the fact it would be advantageous for the UK to retain a seat at the table to shape future policy.

Yet May's has recklessly run the clock down to such a degree that provides little time to hedge a clean break effectively.

Jeremy Corbyn opposition could equally, in a mistaken belief, sensing the whiff of a General Election in the offering reject May's third attempt however only to fatally misjudge the outcome.

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Nationalism was a motivating factor for some but some very decent people voted out for other reasons. My old mum voted out and I disagreed with her. She isn’t a nationalist.

I think one belief the majority of British people do share is the view that May has been a car crash of a PM.

100% bang on, Jimzo.

I'm going on the People's Vote march in London tomorrow, I think it'll be bigger than the anti-Iraq War march. It may not change things but it will give a million or so people a chance to scream out their frustration.

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