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3 minutes ago, zahidf said:

Ha!

 

not sure what benefit there is of the tories changing leader, it'll still be someone with a plan they can't get thru.

 

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Shame labour can’t do that

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well, May is bending, of sorts. 

Says she'll look at what might satisfy people with the backstop, and is willing to alter the post-brexit position.

She's also abolished the £65 charge for settled status for EU nationals.

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Not sure what to make of this in relation to the Brexit crisis:

https://www.accountancydaily.co/commission-proposes-majority-rule-eu-tax-votes

"A communication published by the Commission suggests a roadmap for a transition from the unanimous vote required to pass tax legislation to the qualified majority vote (QMV).

Under QMV, a proposal is passed if 55% of member states vote in favour of it and the proposal is supported by member states representing at least 65% of the EU’s population. It is the standard for the majority of proposals which are passed by the EU, and the communication notes that ‘taxation is the last EU policy area where decision-making exclusively relies on unanimity’.

This has created issues in which member states ‘have used sovereignty and unanimity as the basis for their arguments to protect specific national interests to the detriment of the Single Market’, such as low excise rates for alcohol and tobacco or ‘attractive tax regimes for corporates or wealthy individuals’."

Taking back control, sovereignty....

 

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1 minute ago, feral chile said:

Not sure what to make of this in relation to the Brexit crisis:

it's probably more likely to get thru without the UK blocking it, but I suspect it'll still face problems.

For example, if somewhere like Ireland lost its current abilities over tax rates it'd quickly start to be in the shit. In a sense it's the only thing stopping Ireland from becoming the next Greece.

The EU has wanted to harmonise tax regimes for a long time tho, so in essence nothing about that roadmap is new.

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1 minute ago, feral chile said:

that one's been going round a lot - but if it is the reason for brexit it's failed. The UK is tied to these rules for the next 2+ years.

It's no great secret that the most active brexiters resent all taxes.

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How MP's are split.

Edited by lost

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6 minutes ago, eFestivals said:

we're fucked. :( 

Labour don't really have a policy so I'm guessing all those are just blindly towing Corbyns line. Get rid of him and then add in the soft brexit Norway lot as an argument can be made that its better to actually be in making the rules and you've got a majority there of 332 so it is doable without Jez and a change in labour policy.

Saying all that the public could just vote for brexit again then.

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This is where we're at, and this is where we're staying as far as i can see.

Brexiters don't want to own it, the respect-the-referendum lot don't want to own it, and Labour don't want to own it. 

And so they all own no deal instead.

Only one will be happy. 

 

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