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    The President of the European Commission rules out granting an extension to the Brexit deadline of 31 October.

    Jean-Claude Juncker tells reporters there is no need for an extension now there is a deal on the table.
    That's put the cat in amongst the pigeons. A move to pressure everyone into "better the devil you know"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by d000hg View Post
    That's put the cat in amongst the pigeons. A move to pressure everyone into "better the devil you know"?
    So it's Johnson's Surrender Deal, May's WA (NI backstop), May's WA (UK backstop), No Deal, Withdraw Article 50, or try to blag an extension anyway on the back of a GE and/or 2nd referendum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by d000hg View Post
    That's put the cat in amongst the pigeons. A move to pressure everyone into "better the devil you know"?
    Indeed. If(when?) the deal is rejected by parliament on Saturday, expect an extension to be offered upon receipt of the BoJo letter.

    Its a smart move of JUncker to help BoJo. Very smart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Greg View Post
    So it's Johnson's Surrender Deal, May's WA (NI backstop), May's WA (UK backstop), No Deal, Withdraw Article 50, or try to blag an extension anyway on the back of a GE and/or 2nd referendum.
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    Sounds like the EU is open to an extension.
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    Quote Originally Posted by d000hg View Post
    That's put the cat in amongst the pigeons. A move to pressure everyone into "better the devil you know"?
    *sigh*

    Juncker has told reporters there is no need for an extension. Not that an extension is ruled out.

    Juncker is the (outgoing) European Commission President. An extension is ruled on by the European Council (representatives of all other 27 plus the president). Two slightly different things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meridian View Post
    *sigh*

    Juncker has told reporters there is no need for an extension. Not that an extension is ruled out.

    Juncker is the (outgoing) European Commission President. An extension is ruled on by the European Council (representatives of all other 27 plus the president). Two slightly different things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by meridian View Post
    *sigh*

    Juncker has told reporters there is no need for an extension. Not that an extension is ruled out.

    Juncker is the (outgoing) European Commission President. An extension is ruled on by the European Council (representatives of all other 27 plus the president). Two slightly different things.
    This!

    Plus if EU would really rule out an extension we would end up seeing Bojo and many on his party voting against their own deal and end up getting out on 31st of October without a deal! Easy...
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    Juncker has no authority to say whether there will be an extension or not
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    Quote Originally Posted by MasterBait View Post
    Juncker has no authority to say whether there will be an extension or not
    No authority, but considerable influence.

    Fact is, we now have a Deal that is acceptable to both the EU and HMG.

    It is also likely to be acceptable to the vast majority of those that voted to Leave 3 years ago so in essence delivers what the majority requested.

    For all the negativity and naysaying still being deployed by desperate Bremoaners, it seems likely that enough MPs will be of a mind to vote for it.

    The Tory "Rebels" who were so vehemently opposed to "No Deal" now have a way back in, and the large number of Labour MPs sitting in charge of Leave voting constituencies (many of whom despise Jezza for a whole raft of reasons outwith this issue) will be acutely aware that their ass will be grass at the forthcoming GE if they don't get behind this Deal.

    The DUP will also be aware that the majority of people in NI voted Remain, so this current compromise is likely to be broadly acceptable to their provincial electorate. Their current sabre-rattling will gradually recede over the next couple of days as a few backdoor sweeteners are pitched into the mix.

    And there you have it folks, the outcome that we could and should have had 2-3 years ago had a Brexiteer been put in charge of negotiations from Day One instead of the ineffectual Maybot.

    Just the last few loose ends to be tied up now and we can get on with shaping the future that those of us with backbone, vision, and confidence always anticipated.

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