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Wed Jul 10, 2019, 01:30 PM

Ursula von der Leyen signals she will not reopen Brexit talks

Source: The Guardian

Ursula von der Leyen, the nominee to lead the European commission, has signalled she will not reopen Brexit talks with the next British prime minister and stressed the “precious” Irish backstop must be defended.

She said she still hoped the UK would remain in the European Union, while indicating she had no intention to renegotiate the withdrawal deal agreed by Theresa May and EU leaders.

“I think it’s a good deal, but it is your responsibility and your noble task to sort this out,” she told a British Liberal Democrat MEP in the European parliament, in her first public comments on Brexit.

In a thinly veiled message to the Tory leadership candidates Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson, Von der Leyen said the tone and attitude with which Brexit happens were crucial, adding: “Brexit is not the end of something, Brexit is the beginning of future relations and it’s of absolute importance that we have good cooperation.”

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/10/ursula-von-der-leyen-signals-not-reopen-brexit-talks-backstop

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brooklynite Jul 10 OP
TreasonousBastard Jul 10 #1
comradebillyboy Jul 10 #2
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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 01:39 PM

1. She's right, and it's too bad there doesn't seem to be a Brit standing with...

two brain cells rubbing together.

Now, if there were a way for the Scots and the Northern Irish to break away and cut a deal, we may have something.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 01:43 PM

2. It's a shame that Labour has worked so hard to make

itself irrelevant under Corbyn's leadership. Seems like Jeremy Corbyn is even less acceptable to the British voters than the deplorable Boris Johnson.

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Response to comradebillyboy (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 11:38 PM

4. When the Conservative Party crashes

It looks like it will be up to the Lib-Dems to pick up the pieces. It’s a pity Labour doesn’t look to be up to the task.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 08:42 PM

3. K&R

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