Thing is, many people seem to think we'll end up with a "very soft" or even no Brexit...but that's not the default. The No-deal-extension-asking-pretty-please is due for a vote this evening, and even that might not get a majority...But even if it does, it only means they can ask. It's the EU that has to go along with it, and they've pretty much said they won't prolong it past May, since there are European Parliament elecitons and the UK'd have to hold a vote for them during the negotiations, which would be ridiculous.Did that actually pass? I just saw the last vote failed. It seems more likely they'd scrap the whole thing rather than do no-deal.
Sure, but "scrapping it altogether" isn't technically an option. And there are a LOT of Russian or otherwise incompetent or bought politicians in the UK - Hard/No-Deal Brexit is gaining support....Yeah but it seemed like no-deal would be such a complete and utter disaster than all but the most Russian politicians would rather just scrap it entirely than do that.
Before Brexit, yes. After Brexit, and with how long the entire thing has dragged out, has seen polls slowly and slowly increase for a referendum vote. Before Brexit the vast majority saw no desire for a referendum. Last month, polls showed it about 50/50 now with a edge going to do a referendum vote in the next 5 years.I could be wrong, but isn't reunification pretty unpopular in NI, just with a very vocal minority?
Hopefully the bombs don't start until after my bartender's visa is up. She's in Northern Ireland right near the border. I forget which city.Unifying Ireland will make bombs go off. Sticking a huge big border across Ireland will make bombs go off. Putting a customs border in the Irish Sea will most likely make bombs go off.
I don't really see the future of NI in a very positive light.
I mean, the risk has been very real from the very start of the process. Had the UK really not thought through the fact that this has been real from the start. It's like the country is realizing "oh shit, we're actually doing that thing we agreed to do."Another soft Brexit cabinet source described the mood as “depressing” and said of no deal: “The risk is now very real.”
Even if Pelosi does allow the "fantastic trade deal" to pass the House, the Trump administration is planning on doing the trade deal on a sector by sector basis. Which is illegal under WTO rules.So trump promised the U.K. that if he was president, they'd get a fantastic trade deal if they brexited. Now Nancy Pelosi said they won't get any deal if the Good Friday agreement is violated. Given that it's about to be no-deal, and there's 0 understanding about how that could happen without violating Good Friday, it seems like the right wing just made things worse for almost everyone, as they always do.