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Posted in: UK remains a long way from Brexit deal: Downing Street source See in context

It could or probably will depend on the outcome or decisions taken by the parliamentary establishment. I expect there will be a substantial political realignment at the next general election.

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Posted in: 33 dead, 19 missing, over 100 injured after typhoon rips through Japan See in context

Sincere condolences to the tragic loss to families loved ones.

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Posted in: EU, Britain enter intense Brexit talks as UK departure date looms See in context

Any deal that Johnson eventually negotiates will have to find a route Parliament/House of Commons. With the best intentions Johnson government neither has support or the numbers. Well at least at present.

"The DUP has always indicated that the United Kingdom must leave the EU as one nation and in so doing that no barriers to trade are erected within the UK," leader Arlene Foster said.

That statement from the Democratic Unionist Party leader just abut summs up Johnson predicament in a nut shell.

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Posted in: UK, Irish leaders see 'pathway' to elusive Brexit deal See in context

Sterling has elevated, so it appears there is a deal in the offering, personally for business reasons I would have preferred that sterling remain at around 1.21 to the dollar, 1.11 to the Euro. Best wait and see

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Posted in: New tech enables thin needle to be inserted into cancer tumor with high accuracy See in context

Zichi, fingers crossed your surgery is successful. Its catching these things early.

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Posted in: Aichi exhibition closed over Korean 'comfort woman' statue reopens See in context

Zichi, I have little or no problem with the exhibit itself, the subject matter, politically needs to be addressed smartly.

In other words a more formal approach beyond the world of politics. Addressing historic grievances, needs a royal commission that can rise above politics. Well that is my take on the matter.

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Posted in: Trump says he plans to get involved in diplomat's wife case See in context

I understand Anne Sacoolas Husband is a senior NSA analyst which could come some way to explain why Anne Sacoolas was spirited away on a flight from RAF** **Mildenhall. All of little consolation for the Dunn family.

The Husband role is the reason Anne Sacoolas will not be facing Judicial proceedings.

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Posted in: Super typhoon on track to drench Japan's main island See in context

I have a Kubota Generator, it turned out to be a real life saver. Good investment.

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Posted in: Super typhoon on track to drench Japan's main island See in context

Well there is little left to ravage, my home is well protected though. Garden is a waste land but tidy. Guess I can sit this one out. and I do have plans for the garden.

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Posted in: Aichi exhibition closed over Korean 'comfort woman' statue reopens See in context

Whose firing and testing the missiles, who is developing the next generation of nuclear warheads?,

In comparison Japan's SDF have nothing more than peashooters.

Here we have a exhibit that has been designed to humiliate, hiding under cover of the so called right to freedom of speech/expression. Whilst President Moon Jae-in hugs a murderous dictator.

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Posted in: Aichi exhibition closed over Korean 'comfort woman' statue reopens See in context

The only way this sorry debacle, art,? pull the other one, it plays the banjo, is through education not silly girls sitting in a chair masquerading as art!

The reality its another shameless attempt to blithely, cynically force pugnacious derogatory contempt to a people that have embraced peaceful coexistence with there neighbours.

I do not deny that there are hard boiled right wingers in Abe sans cabinet that are given an undue media platform. However that harpy in a chair is the essence of political posturing, no more no less. Sorry to be so blunt.

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Posted in: Eagles plan massive 'Hotel California' performances on tour See in context

Without Glen Frey they might as well as rename the band The Pigeons.

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Posted in: Aichi exhibition closed over Korean 'comfort woman' statue reopens See in context

zichi I am the last person to ask about what constitutes as art. My humble opinion is this exhibit is more a political statement, that doesn't mean it should be withdrawn though

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Posted in: Aichi exhibition closed over Korean 'comfort woman' statue reopens See in context

A girl seated in a chair, heck that's 'art' well fair enough but why the tax payer subsidy?

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Posted in: Johnson tells EU: Brexit ball is in your court now See in context

Thinking it's time to take a deep breath. Apparently Tusk lost the plot too

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Posted in: Aichi exhibition closed over Korean 'comfort woman' statue reopens See in context

sorry ment art for art's sake....

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Posted in: Aichi exhibition closed over Korean 'comfort woman' statue reopens See in context

A political statement pure and simple, heck, art sake arts sake it still an abomination.

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Posted in: Johnson tells EU: Brexit ball is in your court now See in context

Hells teeth I have a note here that stresses from a phone call with the German Chancellor Merkel/ Johnson, both through there toys off the table.

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Posted in: Johnson renews vow to leave EU by deadline See in context

The question remains as to the interpretation of Johnson government letterer, for an extension and the implications to future EU core business. Johnson with an extension could veto future multi-annual financial framework for 2021-2027. This is the essence of rules based Treaties.

Take the Johnson deal if necessary with gritted teeth, the alternative, lets wait and see yes?

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Posted in: Johnson renews vow to leave EU by deadline See in context

There is a possibility that Johnson Government/cabinet have found a loophole to nullify the Benn Act.

The Benn Act is legislation written in haste and subject to interpretation.

In all instances the glaring contradiction between Johnson's public and judicial stance, Johnsons insists UK will leave the EU on 31st October whilst also complying with the Benn Act, thus requesting a future A50 extension, is a simply case of playing ones cards close to there chest, so not revealing strategy and game plan.

It is also worth noting that Johnson could also be in "in cahoots" with one or two of similar minded Eurosceptic member states that could be persuaded to veto any UK extension

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Posted in: U.S. diplomat's wife leaves UK amid fatal crash investigation See in context

The only hope that justice will prevail for the Dunn Family is that fate will take it course.

There is no law on the statute book that can circumvent diplomatic immunity. I have been led to believe the accused, the wife of a U.S. Diplomat could, after a period of time re-enter the UK and under certain circumstances refuse to even answer questions.

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Posted in: EU presses UK to resubmit Brexit plan as end-game looms See in context

Boris Johnson is lounge lizard, bounder and a cad. Problem here is these character flaws are getting in the way of the importance with the business at hand.

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Posted in: EU presses UK to resubmit Brexit plan as end-game looms See in context

If one revisits August 2017 position paper, April 2017 Guidelines for the Article 50 negotiations, the context of September 2017 Guiding Principles and then Michel Barnier oral evidence to the House of Commons Northern Ireland Affairs Committee sorry I am unable at present to link documents, there is one overriding statement. Michel Barnier …. “I am a politician, just like you, so we can always beat about the bush a little. I do not like physical borders. I do not like trying to define them either. I am a politician, you have to understand that.”

The border is an irreverence, the reality, the unassailable overriding factor is maintaining EU’s legal order, its Single Market and the Customs Union at any cost, Ireland's economy, even the GFA/Pease Process.

If UK were to leave without a deal on the 31st October and subsequently/abruptly disengage from EU regulatory/legislative framework, within twelve to eighteen months UK would have a huge competitive advantage right on EU doorsteps.

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Posted in: U.S. diplomat's wife leaves UK amid fatal crash investigation See in context

I have faith that our sins always find us out. This unidentified 42-year-old woman believes she has evaded justice, she hasn't.

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Posted in: EU presses UK to resubmit Brexit plan as end-game looms See in context

Clarified and interpret precisely the definition of a hard border. Between seven and ten Customs posts cannot remotely be described as a hard border in relation to a clearly visible national frontier, protected by armed guards.

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Posted in: What do you think of so-called influencers on social media? See in context

Influencers? or attention seekers? Once upon a time these pompous peacocks never amounted to anything other an irritating annoyance.

Social media has allowed their self righteous belief in there own importance to infuriate on a global scale.

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Posted in: U.S. diplomat's wife leaves UK amid fatal crash investigation See in context

It is difficult to imagine the emotional torment, the grief Harry Dunn family must be suffering.

19-year-old Harry Dunn had his whole life ahead of him only to have it cruelly ended by the incompetent behaviour from the cowardly wife of a U.S. Diplomat that fled claiming diplomatic immunity.

Remember this what goes around comes around.

Fate has a habit of applying justice sooner or later.

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Posted in: EU presses UK to resubmit Brexit plan as end-game looms See in context

For a moment please peruse Michel Barnier, European Chief Negotiator Oral evidence to the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee 

Barnier refuses to give his definition of a what constitutes a hard border.

Barnier whole political methodology is a duplicitous game of charades. Is there a serious suggestion that the GFA in any danger or the threats of a return to sectarianism justified because of a small number of customs posts? ........I suggest the political reality is Ireland is being used as leverage. A UK economy outside of EU regulatory customs authority would constitute a existential threat.

Take Johnson deal. the alternative is not worth contemplating

http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/northern-ireland-affairs-committee/the-land-border-between-northern-ireland-and-ireland/oral/77724.html

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Posted in: EU presses UK to resubmit Brexit plan as end-game looms See in context

Sorry Border, not boarder!

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Posted in: EU presses UK to resubmit Brexit plan as end-game looms See in context

Does the UK Government proposals for a new Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland in reference to customs procedure represent or constitute a hard boarder?

In the event of a no deal the physical presence of aa controlling infrastructure will become far more pronounced.

Scroll down the element five in Johnson missive.......

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/836029/PM_letter_to_Juncker.pdf

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