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And finally it comes to this. Boris Johnson might be a lot of things, but a liar on Brexit he’s not. On Friday, he held a brief conference and said, the UK is out. The EU is not negotiating in good faith and Hard Brexit it will be. Watch below.

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  1. ToryWarWriter Thatcher
    ToryWarWriter

    Game over man Game over - Misc - quickmeme

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    • October 16, 2020, at 6:41 AM PDT
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  2. Doctor Robert Member

    Good for Boris. He’s been an enormous disappointment but in this case Boris Goodenough.

    • #2
    • October 16, 2020, at 6:41 AM PDT
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  3. Stad Thatcher

    ToryWarWriter: The EU is not negotiating in good faith and Hard Brexit it will be.

    Good news! I’ve always felt a clean divorce was the way to go . . .

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    • October 16, 2020, at 6:46 AM PDT
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  4. James Gawron Thatcher
    James Gawron Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Tory,

    Finally. You can’t make a good deal with a bad guy. If ever there was a bad guy it is the EU. They are a hegemonistic nightmare. Boris has done the right thing. Now, if he would stop the lockdown lunacy and get rid of that damn mask, Great Britain would be Great again.

    Regards,

    Jim

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    • October 16, 2020, at 6:55 AM PDT
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  5. Percival Thatcher
    Percival Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    They have learned nothing and forgotten nothing.

    I guess it wasn’t just the Bourbons.

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    • October 16, 2020, at 9:12 AM PDT
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  6. Matt Bartle Member
    Matt Bartle Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Seems like he should have been able to say that without looking down at his notes every 2 seconds.

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    • October 16, 2020, at 9:23 AM PDT
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  7. Stad Thatcher

    James Gawron (View Comment):
    Great Britain would be Great again.

    We need to start seeing “MEGA” hats (Make England Great Again).

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    • October 16, 2020, at 9:23 AM PDT
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  8. Chuck Thatcher

    Stad (View Comment):

    James Gawron (View Comment):
    Great Britain would be Great again.

    We need to start seeing “MEGA” hats (Make England Great Again).

    That’s good! He’s Megaman!

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    • October 16, 2020, at 9:29 AM PDT
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  9. Flicker Coolidge

    So Build Back Better isn’t just a Biden slogan but an international motto. Or else, again plagiarism.

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    • October 16, 2020, at 10:37 AM PDT
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  10. Flicker Coolidge

    Matt Bartle (View Comment):

    Seems like he should have been able to say that without looking down at his notes every 2 seconds.

    Maybe it was a bluff and that’s his tell.

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    • October 16, 2020, at 10:38 AM PDT
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  11. Ontheleftcoast Member

    Good post, but the title wins the intarwebz for the day!

    • #11
    • October 16, 2020, at 2:08 PM PDT
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  12. ctlaw Coolidge

    He needs a teleprompter.

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    • October 16, 2020, at 2:27 PM PDT
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  13. James Anderson Member

    Before anyone gets too deep in the trading beaver pelts and maple syrup vs spiders and kangaroo nuts jokes.

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    • October 16, 2020, at 3:23 PM PDT
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  14. E. Kent Golding Member

    Trump should do a pure Free Trade pact with Britain. Also with Australia, Singapore, Taiwan, & Japan. An Alliance of the Free.

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    • October 16, 2020, at 3:48 PM PDT
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  15. Mr Nick Member

    Without wanting to dampen the cheers, a little context might be in order.

    Boris had set the EU Council meeting on the 15th – Thursday last – as a deadline. Having previously done the same back in the summer it was expected he would ‘bottle it’ again.

    The minutes of the EU Council meeting showed that the final text was changed from the usual platitudes to something that put the onus almost completely on the British side. The Times’ man in Brussels commented that it was a slap in the face and it would be completely understandable if the official advice given to Boris was to walk. The highly europhile correspondent from the Financial Times agreed. 

    So if Boris hadn’t had taken a strong line he would have been seen as weak and desperate for a deal as Theresa May. The initial reaction from EU leaders, basically to brush it off as political theatre, did provoke a stronger response with a government spokesman saying don’t bother turning up next week if that is your position. As reported by Breitbart:

    “Trade talks are over. The EU have effectively ended them by saying they do not want to change their negotiating position,” the spokesman said.

    “There is only any point in Michel Barnier coming to London next week if he’s prepared to address all the issues on the basis of a legal text in an accelerated way without the UK required to make all the moves, or to discuss the practicalities of travel and haulage,” he added.

    “If not there is no point in coming.”

    As Tony Soprano might have said, it’s straight out of the boss’s playbook. So while most of us Brexiteers on this side of the pond are cheering too, don’t be surprised if this is only the beginning of the end.

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    • October 17, 2020, at 5:02 AM PDT
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  16. CACrabtree Coolidge

    Doctor Robert (View Comment):

    Good for Boris. He’s been an enormous disappointment but in this case Boris Goodenough.

    I like Boris. However, everytime I see him (and it’s probably just me) I always ask the question, “In all of Great Britain, do they not have a Fantastic Sam’s or Great Clips?”

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    • October 17, 2020, at 12:27 PM PDT
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  17. BastiatJunior Member

    E. Kent Golding (View Comment):

    Trump should do a pure Free Trade pact with Britain. Also with Australia, Singapore, Taiwan, & Japan. An Alliance of the Free.

    Definitely a good idea.

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    • October 18, 2020, at 12:30 PM PDT
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