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Sn!pe
2019-09-08 11:02:26 UTC
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<https://tinyurl.com/y3wovkg7>

<https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7440281/French-foreign-minister-says-NON-Brexit-delay-October-31.html>

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"French foreign minister says 'NON' to Brexit delay beyond October 31
'under current conditions' "
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"Number 10 is also considering adopting a 'kick us out strategy' of
disrupting proceedings in Brussels to make sure Brexit happens on time.

If Brussels fails to strike an acceptable deal the UK Government would
use legal chicanery to undermine the EU from within.

However, last night a senior source close to the EU's chief Brexit
negotiator Michel Barnier described the plan as 'desperate', while
another likened Mr Johnson to 'the drunk at the party' and accused him
of 'trying to get thrown out by setting the whole house on fire'.

Under the disruption strategy, Mr Johnson's allies believe that, by
refusing to appoint a UK Commissioner to Brussels beyond the end of
October, from the start of November the EU will 'no longer be legally
constituted' – unless they vote to reduce the number of member countries
to 27.

This process would then be vetoed by the UK, which his allies think the
EU 'cannot accommodate' and would therefore kick the UK out."
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^Ï^ My pet rock Gordon notes that
"Monsieur Macron, il dit non."
Roger
2019-09-08 11:19:16 UTC
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Post by Sn!pe
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<https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7440281/French-foreign-minister-says-NON-Brexit-delay-October-31.html>
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"French foreign minister says 'NON' to Brexit delay beyond October 31
'under current conditions' "
=================
"Number 10 is also considering adopting a 'kick us out strategy' of
disrupting proceedings in Brussels to make sure Brexit happens on time.
If Brussels fails to strike an acceptable deal the UK Government would
use legal chicanery to undermine the EU from within.
However, last night a senior source close to the EU's chief Brexit
negotiator Michel Barnier described the plan as 'desperate', while
another likened Mr Johnson to 'the drunk at the party' and accused him
of 'trying to get thrown out by setting the whole house on fire'.
Under the disruption strategy, Mr Johnson's allies believe that, by
refusing to appoint a UK Commissioner to Brussels beyond the end of
October, from the start of November the EU will 'no longer be legally
constituted' – unless they vote to reduce the number of member countries
to 27.
This process would then be vetoed by the UK, which his allies think the
EU 'cannot accommodate' and would therefore kick the UK out."
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^Ï^ My pet rock Gordon notes that
"Monsieur Macron, il dit non."
Putting aside the reputation of the journal, it is no secret that the French are against an extension, they were also on the list of countries that wanted the UK out in May.

Some claim they are also they major force behind the backstop.....they do not want in any shape or form a UK that can do deals with third countries.

Barnier, on the other hand, is getting like a scratched record. Although he remains the 'official' negotiator he is no longer prepared to negotiate; BJ has made no secret of going direct to Merkel and Macron to discuss Brexit, who conceded.
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