Negotiations are at a cross-roads. No further meetings are currently scheduled. Bargaining has not advanced beyond square one.
In a sign of growing desperation, Boris Johnson met eight eastern European foreign ministers at Chevening on Sunday
In the old, old , well-worn, Brit Ace-in-the-Hole
Comment: always the same kindergarten trick of trying to circumvent the appointed negotiator
Assessment: Bound to fail.
In an attempt to break the Brexit deadlock, David Davis, will travel to Brussels on Monday for unscheduled talks to try and open up negotiations with key figures from EU member states.
He says he won’t be meeting M.Barnier
Davis doesn’t turn up when he’s supposed to, yet bangs on other people’s doors when it suits him.
Luckily the EU said their team were available 24/7.
And indeed they are – M Barnier and M Juncker hastily scheduled dinner with Treeza and David!! It will last a whole 90 minutes!
NB: Ms May and Mr Davis are scurrying to Brussels. No-one from the EU is planning a trip to London any time soon…
Comments:What big signs of the UK’s strong negotiating position!
Remember: the EU has no obligation whatsoever to put UK interests first.
The EU has no obligation whatsoever to rescue the Tory party from its own shortcomings and in-fighting
Update: 16/10/2017: Enjoy your dinner, Theresa? Was that your last throw of the dice?
A joint statement from Juncker and the prime minister following their dinner gave no indication of any movement in the British government’s favour, but instead included reference to the sequenced approach to the talks insisted upon by Brussels.
If the Conservative Party is having difficulties in learning how to come to heel,
it’s not having much joy in house-training its allies in the DUP
The DUP Policy is always the same –
NO to the Conservative Party’s NHS pay cap and tuition fees
NO to the Conservative Party’s WASPI women’s pension policy
NO to a new Stormont Assembly Administration
NO to this sign being carried at a Belfast Pride Parade (even though it was carried in London)
what’s a girl to do?
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