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Brexit negotiations

Well, they've started. I wonder if the British press will start doing a countdown the way the U.S. press has been following the Trump presidency. You know ... "We're 100 days into the negotiations and here's what's been accomplished thus far." We have a much longer timeline, of course (hopefully with a completion date no later than Election Day November 2020); Brexit negotiations are supposed to be finished in roughly 500 days. I wonder what the odds of that happening are.

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foudebassan
Jun. 20th, 2017 10:43 pm (UTC)

May didn't manage to negotiate with the DUP (Irish unionists).

This does not bode well for her ability to negotiate with the 27!

foudebassan
Jun. 21st, 2017 12:28 pm (UTC)

The queen was wearing a hat that looked a lot like the eu flag for her speech, did you see?

aswanargent
Jun. 21st, 2017 09:14 pm (UTC)
Yes. :-) I wonder if she was sending a message....
aswanargent
Jun. 21st, 2017 09:19 pm (UTC)
Is the DUP thing actually dead, or just taking longer than it was supposed to?

Re the 27, I know Barnier's focus is going to be on keeping them united, so if he has to choose between that and making a concession to the UK, I know where I'd put my money.

I wonder how long before there's a leadership challenge. Of course, the way Boris caved the last time when Gove disowned him, I wonder if he's still looked at as a potential PM.
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