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AtW
30th June 2017, 23:51
"The minister in charge of the UK's exit from the EU says elements of his job make landing on the moon look simple.

Brexit Secretary David Davis made the remark to business leaders as he discussed the interim arrangements that will be in place after the UK leaves.

He suggested the UK would no longer be in the EU's customs union and single market during this period.

And he said a "new international body" - not the European Court of Justice - would monitor new trade arrangements."

David Davis: Brexit 'as complicated as moon landing' - BBC News (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-40420670)

So why wasn't it on the referendum choice list? Should have been really like:

1) Stay in EU
2) Crash and die horribly whilst attempting Moon landing complexity Brexit

:eyes

darmstadt
1st July 2017, 05:19
And he said a "new international body" - not the European Court of Justice - would monitor new trade arrangements."



I wonder who that will be or if he is talking out of his arse? Actually it could be these guys: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Court_of_Justice as it seems that the results they give out are non-binding apparently which would be nice for the Tories.

Britain has in fact just lost a case there: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/22/un-vote-backing-chagos-islands-a-blow-for-uk



(Might not be the ICJ as it tends to be based in Europe!)

scooterscot
1st July 2017, 07:47
The process is turning out to be a lecture in understanding the actual benefits of EU membership rather than hyperbole offered by the Murdoch media.

xoggoth
1st July 2017, 08:49
It's called democracy. Probably a site explaining it somewhere.

WTFH
1st July 2017, 09:39
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-40461496 strong and stable

PurpleGorilla
1st July 2017, 10:08
"The minister in charge of the UK's exit from the EU says elements of his job make landing on the moon look simple.

Brexit Secretary David Davis made the remark to business leaders as he discussed the interim arrangements that will be in place after the UK leaves.

He suggested the UK would no longer be in the EU's customs union and single market during this period.

And he said a "new international body" - not the European Court of Justice - would monitor new trade arrangements."

David Davis: Brexit 'as complicated as moon landing' - BBC News (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-40420670)

So why wasn't it on the referendum choice list? Should have been really like:

1) Stay in EU
2) Crash and die horribly whilst attempting Moon landing complexity Brexit

:eyes

Be a pussy or land on the moon.

Eirikur
1st July 2017, 10:13
Actually the Moon landing was not complicated at all, just physics and maths

Brexit however is dealing with irrational idiots who think miracles will happen after Brexit

BlasterBates
1st July 2017, 10:13
The UK EU exit program reminds me more of the Soviet's moon landing effort than NASA's.

scooterscot
1st July 2017, 10:21
It's called democracy. Probably a site explaining it somewhere.

A wing and a prayer more like. Cameron played high stakes poker thinking he could emulate the big city boys and lost. The debt was bad enough without flushing the economy down the loo. Best we can now hope for is a good sewage treatment works.

VectraMan
1st July 2017, 10:35
It's called democracy. Probably a site explaining it somewhere.

So now we know it's going to cost hundreds of billions, take 10 years, and require the efforts of 400,000 people (and the lives of a few), the people should get to choose again.

darmstadt
1st July 2017, 10:56
Well seeing as a lot of Brexiters believe in conspiracy theory and conspiracy theorists don't believe in the moon landing...I think you can see where I'm going with this :ohwell

PurpleGorilla
1st July 2017, 11:01
Actually the Moon landing was not complicated at all, just physics and maths

And maybe a touch of courage and vision.

PurpleGorilla
1st July 2017, 11:02
So now we know it's going to cost hundreds of billions, take 10 years, and require the efforts of 400,000 people (and the lives of a few), the people should get to choose again.

What if they say yes again? Best of five?

RetSet
1st July 2017, 14:31
Of course a moon landing is simple by comparison.

Landing on the moon is just rocket science. Your average smartphone has enough computational power to work all that out.

The Brexit negotiations will involve hundreds, possibly thousands, of individual people. Many, orders of magnitude of greater complexity than a moon landing.

MarillionFan
2nd July 2017, 07:26
Well seeing as a lot of Brexiters believe in conspiracy theory and conspiracy theorists don't believe in the moon landing...I think you can see where I'm going with this :ohwell

My thoughts exactly. It's all fake

BrilloPad
2nd July 2017, 08:21
My thoughts exactly. It's all fake

+1

We just need a film set in Nevada.