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Boris Johnson Trade Talks With US Raising Fears in UK of 'Shock Doctrine Brexit'

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/02/02/boris-johnson-trade-talks-us-raising-fears-uk-shock-doctrine-brexit

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When Fascists do things in secret, it never turns out well for the rest of us.

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I believe it was Ben Franklin who said that in a democracy the people get the government they deserve.
Choke on it England. Choke on it.

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At least for a while, I’m with Melania, I really don’t care. Maybe I’ll perk up after tomorrow’s caucus results. Maybe not though.

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The Iranians were spot on when they referred to US America as Dracula.

GB never had that Revolution as the French did. This might be the time.

Solidarity!

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The US will have another colony. Maybe they should make Israel the 51st state and Britain the 52nd.
If BoJo goes as far as is suspected maybe the Tory toffs will finally be sunk. He can do for the Tories what Trump is doing for the Rupugnants; waking people up.

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Maybe Bannon’s European tour had some effect.

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Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales better get out before they get walled in.

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Choke on it, 99% of the world.

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Well i was going to say choke on it usa. But your 99% of the world is better.

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Look at that photo: who is missing to make up “the three stooges”?

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Perhaps we should send condolences to Airstrip One.

First, Scotland needs to become independent and rejoin the EU. Second, Ireland needs to reunify. Third, London needs to form a city-state like Singapore. Then, Boris can run his act with what’s left, the yahoos who resemble US Trump sheep and who voted for Brexit.’

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There just ain’t no cure for stupid. It just gets worse and worse!

Does anyone know how this works out for Ireland?

Found this in another article here -

Johnson’s counterpart in Ireland, Taisoeach Leo Varadkar, calledttps://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-europe-50088020/brexit-leo-varadkar-says-deal-creates-a-unique-solution-for-northern-ireland) the deal a “good agreement” in comments to reporters.

“The people of the north did not consent to Brexit. They rejected it.”
—Michelle O’Neill, Sinn Féin

“It allows the United Kingdom to leave the European Union in an orderly fashion,” said Varadkar.

That sentiment was not, however, shared by others in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland’s hard-right Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), who are relied on by Johnson and the Conservatives to maintain their majority in Parliament, flatly rejectedttps://edition.cnn.com/uk/live-news/brexit-eu-summit-oct-17-dle-intl-gbr/h_2c739a634a6fc440ca03aced04c6da9e) the proposal. Without the DUP’s support, passing Brexit becomes even more difficult.

“We have been consistent that we will only ever consider supporting arrangements that are in Northern Ireland’s long-term economic and constitutional interests and protect the integrity of the Union,” the party said in a statement. “These proposals are not, in our view, beneficial to the economic well-being of Northern Ireland and they undermine the integrity of the Union.”

Irish nationalist party Sinn Féin, in a tweet, saidttps://twitter.com/sinnfeinireland/status/1184838977230123008) that there was “no good Brexit.”

“The people of the north did not consent to Brexit,” Sinn Féin leader Michelle O’Neill said, referring to Northern Irelands vote against the proposal in 2016. “They rejected it.”

From another article here –

Johnson’s counterpart in Ireland, Taisoeach Leo Varadkar, calledttps://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-europe-50088020/brexit-leo-varadkar-says-deal-creates-a-unique-solution-for-northern-ireland) the deal a “good agreement” in comments to reporters.

“The people of the north did not consent to Brexit. They rejected it.”
—Michelle O’Neill, Sinn Féin

“It allows the United Kingdom to leave the European Union in an orderly fashion,” said Varadkar.

That sentiment was not, however, shared by others in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland’s hard-right Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), who are relied on by Johnson and the Conservatives to maintain their majority in Parliament, flatly rejectedttps://edition.cnn.com/uk/live-news/brexit-eu-summit-oct-17-dle-intl-gbr/h_2c739a634a6fc440ca03aced04c6da9e) the proposal. Without the DUP’s support, passing Brexit becomes even more difficult.

“We have been consistent that we will only ever consider supporting arrangements that are in Northern Ireland’s long-term economic and constitutional interests and protect the integrity of the Union,” the party said in a statement. “These proposals are not, in our view, beneficial to the economic well-being of Northern Ireland and they undermine the integrity of the Union.”

Irish nationalist party Sinn Féin, in a tweet, saidttps://twitter.com/sinnfeinireland/status/1184838977230123008) that there was “no good Brexit.”

“The people of the north did not consent to Brexit,” Sinn Féin leader Michelle O’Neill said, referring to Northern Irelands vote against the proposal in 2016. “They rejected it.”

When the trade talks with the US have been concluded (to America’s satisfaction), the people of the UK will know just how small their country really is.

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