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Old Nov 12th 2016, 10:40 pm
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Maybe Boris is angling after a Trump cabinet position...he could represent him at foreign meetings as a look-alike. Most Asian officials wouldn't know the difference...they think all 'gaijin' 'gweilo' 'bule' 'infidels' look alike anyway.

And just maybe he's looking at the top job after Trump...he is eminently suitable as he didn't pay IRS taxes either...
Since Boris was born in New York and Trump's mother was born in Scotland I'm looking forward to Boris becoming Prime Minster in 2020 and then the two of them can do a job swap and Trump can be PM for a bit whilst BoJo runs for President.
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Old Nov 12th 2016, 11:15 pm
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Not sure if having those top jobs means keeping dual-citizenship but...what the heck...both these guys think they can bend all the rules anyway.
Right now I can only envisage news of two robotic flown aircraft, one passenger each, running into each other mid-Atlantic..

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Old Mar 10th 2017, 10:55 am
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As I mentioned in another thread on the same proposal, it's pure fantasy.
The Fantasy gathers momentum.

EU Brexit chief: 'Let Britons keep freedom of movement'
British citizens should be able to choose to keep various benefits of EU membership, including freedom of movement, the European parliament’s chief Brexit representative has said.

Guy Verhofstadt said he hoped to convince European leaders to allow Britons to maintain certain rights if they apply for them on an individual basis....Verhofstadt told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “All British citizens today have also EU citizenship. That means a number of things: the possibility to participate in the European elections, the freedom of travel without problem inside the union ...

“We need to have an arrangement in which this … can continue for those citizens who on an individual basis are requesting it.”
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The Fantasy gathers momentum.

Nailed it.
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Nailed it.
Verhofstadt said the exact same thing five months ago. I would hardly describe this 'gathering momentum'.
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Old Mar 10th 2017, 9:26 pm
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As of now, 'in approximately' 21 days to go till 'article 50 is triggered'

Can we please get this over & done with and to stop dragging it out till then

What is Article 50? The only explanation you need to read
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No, not really momentum, but definitely fantasy. However, now that the A50 date is looming, there does seem to be a momentum building amongst the auto and financial sectors on the disaster that awaits. Never mind, the vicars daughter ought to be able to rebuild the Empire, and start selling English wine to the French.
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Is it possible there will be a financial crisis once "A50" is triggered, or that the current state of affairs is already factored in Brexit which has been known since the referendum?

While others may disagree, I wouldn't expect any change either way in the 'financial circus' come April 1,
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Is it possible there will be a financial crisis once "A50" is triggered, or that the current state of affairs is already factored in Brexit which has been known since the referendum?

While others may disagree, I wouldn't expect any change either way in the 'financial circus' come April 1,
Obviously not. However, over the coming years, certain sectors of the finance industry will rebase to the EU, either through necessity (regulation) or inducements. The City won't collapse, but I think it will shrink.
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Verhofstadt said the exact same thing five months ago. I would hardly describe this 'gathering momentum'.
Well the Luxembourg bloke was the first one, in November, this guy is second (December) and has raised the subject again so it's not going backwards or standing still.

Perhaps it's just going sideways
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Old Mar 10th 2017, 10:19 pm
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...Never mind, the vicars daughter ought to be able to rebuild the Empire, and start selling English wine to the French.
I'm sure I recall reading the UK imports pasta to Italy.
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Obviously not. However, over the coming years, certain sectors of the finance industry will rebase to the EU, either through necessity (regulation) or inducements. The City won't collapse, but I think it will shrink.
Predicting markets accurately is impossible, for too many variables. So, it's all just conjecture.
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Well the Luxembourg bloke was the first one, in November, this guy is second (December) and has raised the subject again so it's not going backwards or standing still.

Perhaps it's just going sideways
Charles Goerens, a Luxembourgish MP, tabled an amendment for citizens of former member states to be able to opt in for associate European citizenship for the European Parliament to consider as a potential future treaty revision. It's amendment number 882 out of 1039 under consideration; the EU equivalent of a private members' bill. That Mr Verhofstadt thinks it's a triffic idea is neither here nor there given that it would first need to be passed by the EU Parliament and then, as a treaty change, be unanimously approved by all 28 member states, or 27 post-Brexit.
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Originally Posted by BritInParis View Post
...the EU equivalent of a private members' bill...
Everything has to start somewhere.

I see from wiki that the following started out the same way:
Abortion Act 1967, Adoption Act 1964, the Murder (Abolition of Death Penalty) Act 1965, the Charter Trustees Act 1985, the Law Reform (Year and a Day Rule) Act 1996, the Knives Act 1997, the British Nationality (Hong Kong) Act 1997, the Mental Health (Discrimination) Act 2003 the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003, the Gangmasters (Licensing) Act 2004, the Sustainable Communities Act 2007.

Probably a good thing those responsible were not do easily discouraged.

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Predicting markets accurately is impossible, for too many variables. So, it's all just conjecture.
Perfect accuracy may be impossible, but there is usually adequate information to make informed guesses.
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