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BoJo refuses to give full diplomatic status to EU ambassador

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    #31
    Originally posted by xoggoth View Post
    Shouldn't it be either ambassadors from individual nations OR an EU ambassador? It isn't usual for national groups to have ambassadors. Don't think we have NATO, UN etc ambassadors do we?

    Maybe it's not that important provided the individual EU nations are happy with the EU "ambassador" acting on their behalf but doubt it will be that simple. Will Hungary or Poland be happy with it?

    PS Just realised MuckyLady said much the same thing earlier.
    They don't need to be 'happy with it' they just need to be convinced that the alternative is worse. This is how the EU is going to operate going forward.
    His heart is in the right place - shame we can't say the same about his brain...

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      #32
      Originally posted by Mordac View Post
      They don't need to be 'happy with it' they just need to be convinced that the alternative is worse.
      Most of real life choices are like that

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        #33
        Originally posted by AtW View Post
        Most of real life choices are like that

        What let us invade Sudetenland & Czechoslovakia so we don't invade Poland?
        "If you didn't do anything that wasn't good for you it would be a very dull life. What are you gonna do? Everything that is pleasant in life is dangerous."

        I want to see the hand of history on his collar.

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          #34
          UK names Brexit negotiator as new EU ambassador – POLITICO

          Sent from my 5g carrier pigeon
          Brexit is having a wee in the middle of the room at a house party because nobody is talking to you, and then complaining about the smell.

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            #35
            Originally posted by AtW View Post
            Most of real life choices are like that
            how TF would You know FFS?

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              #36
              Originally posted by darmstadt View Post

              Oh its so confusing isn't it? The UK is a country and the EU isn't.

              By the way they haven't refused to recognise an EU ambassador, just not to give them the same diplomatic privileges as a country's Ambassador as per the treaties we signed.
              "If you didn't do anything that wasn't good for you it would be a very dull life. What are you gonna do? Everything that is pleasant in life is dangerous."

              I want to see the hand of history on his collar.

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                #37
                Originally posted by BR14 View Post
                how TF would You know FFS?

                its what Nuttina is used to, behave or get the duct tape!
                "If you didn't do anything that wasn't good for you it would be a very dull life. What are you gonna do? Everything that is pleasant in life is dangerous."

                I want to see the hand of history on his collar.

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                  #38
                  Originally posted by vetran View Post
                  Oh its so confusing isn't it? The UK is a country and the EU isn't.

                  By the way they haven't refused to recognise an EU ambassador, just not to give them the same diplomatic privileges as a country's Ambassador as per the treaties we signed.
                  Can you explain why Britain insists that it has ambassadors to the OECD and WTO and expects them to have full diplomatic status – not paying local taxes, the CD number plate, and other assorted rights? The UK insists its head of delegation to the World Bank and the IMF also have ambassadorial status.

                  It has echoes of this: US bumps EU diplomatic status back up after downgrade – POLITICO
                  Brexit is having a wee in the middle of the room at a house party because nobody is talking to you, and then complaining about the smell.

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                    #39
                    Originally posted by darmstadt View Post
                    Can you explain why Britain insists that it has ambassadors to the OECD and WTO and expects them to have full diplomatic status – not paying local taxes, the CD number plate, and other assorted rights? The UK insists its head of delegation to the World Bank and the IMF also have ambassadorial status.

                    It has echoes of this: US bumps EU diplomatic status back up after downgrade – POLITICO
                    and NATO and the UN
                    As set out in the "Agreement on the Status of NATO, National Representatives and International Staff" (signed at Ottawa in 1951), all members of national delegations shall enjoy the same immunities and privileges as diplomatic representatives. These include: immunity from personal arrest or detention; immunity from legal process in respect of words spoken or written or acts done in an official capacity; and inviolability for all papers and documents. A full list of privileges and immunities can be found in Article XIII of the agreement.
                    NATO - Topic: National delegations to NATO

                    All countries of course

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                      #40
                      Originally posted by vetran View Post
                      Oh its so confusing isn't it? The UK is a country and the EU isn't.

                      By the way they haven't refused to recognise an EU ambassador, just not to give them the same diplomatic privileges as a country's Ambassador as per the treaties we signed.
                      Of course the EU is a country - although they dare not admit it yet, in case 400 million people don't like the idea of permanently having an unelected government. Although it solves the problem of people moving freely without being able to vote in the general elections of the nations they have moved to. Simply render national elections irrelevant. I'm sure that was part of the plan.
                      His heart is in the right place - shame we can't say the same about his brain...

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