The six Brexit traps that will defeat Theresa May The six Brexit traps that will defeat Theresa May
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    Default The six Brexit traps that will defeat Theresa May

    What an article??
    https://www.theguardian.com/politics...-may?CMP=fb_gu

    In truth, Brussels is a democracy-free zone. From the EU’s inception in 1950, Brussels became the seat of a bureaucracy administering a heavy industry cartel, vested with unprecedented law-making capacities. Even though the EU has evolved a great deal since, and acquired many of the trappings of a confederacy, it remains in the nature of the beast to treat the will of electorates as a nuisance that must be, somehow, negated. The whole point of the EU’s inter-governmental organisation was to ensure that only by a rare historical accident would democratic mandates converge and, when they did, never restrain the exercise of power in Brussels.

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    Two years ago Yanis Varoufakis led Greece’s failed attempt to negotiate with the EU. He explains how the Brussels establishment will do everything to frustrate and outmanoeuvre the British prime minister, using tactics ranging from truth reversal to ‘the Penelope ruse’.

    Didn't he get the Greek PM to call an election to see if the EU deal should be accepted or not. The people voted no and the deal was accepted anyway.

    Hardly someone to be lecturing about democracy and freedom. I bet he does not live in a shipping container.

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    TL;DR: The EU is good at negotiating. It would be deeply stupid and arrogant to think taking them on will be easy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post
    Two years ago Yanis Varoufakis led Greece’s failed attempt to negotiate with the EU. He explains how the Brussels establishment will do everything to frustrate and outmanoeuvre the British prime minister, using tactics ranging from truth reversal to ‘the Penelope ruse’.

    Didn't he get the Greek PM to call an election to see if the EU deal should be accepted or not. The people voted no and the deal was accepted anyway.

    Hardly someone to be lecturing about democracy and freedom. I bet he does not live in a shipping container.
    I think it was a referendum, which they voted to reject, so the EU tightened the screws and the Greece capitulated.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gree...ferendum,_2015
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    In short the UK will get its ass kicked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurpleGorilla View Post
    Source?

    (There is no evidence he ever said that. As Abraham Lincoln famously said "Don't believe everything you read on the internet")
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    Quote Originally Posted by WTFH View Post
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    (There is no evidence he ever said that. As Abraham Lincoln famously said "Don't believe everything you read on the internet")
    Since he still evidently believes in the old USSR, unlikely that this is anything more than some cr*p on an internet site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WTFH View Post
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    (There is no evidence he ever said that. As Abraham Lincoln famously said "Don't believe everything you read on the internet")
    He read it on the side of a bus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WTFH View Post
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    (There is no evidence he ever said that. As Abraham Lincoln famously said "Don't believe everything you read on the internet")
    Ah shucks - I liked that quote.

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