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    Brexit Means: Leaving Single Market, Customs Union European Court of Justice

    What with Ford in Bridgend, it's not looking too great for the British car industry, is it?

    It's going to be tricky to reclaim the agenda. Some Labour MP with this shit going on in their constituency might consider resigning and fighting as a Soft Brexit Jobs banner.

    Madeleine Moon in Bridgend rebelled on the big Brexit vote. She's 66. Might she be up for it? Excetpt for the fact she's got 50% Kippers and Tory, it's a genius idea.

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      Brexit Means: Leaving Single Market, Customs Union European Court of Justice

      Corporate shakedown. GM asks for government help to develop UK supply chain.

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        Brexit Means: Leaving Single Market, Customs Union European Court of Justice

        Was Melanie Phillips off smoking behind the bike shed during every history class - time to feed her to the crocodiles!

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          Brexit Means: Leaving Single Market, Customs Union European Court of Justice

          Big supporter of Israel, is Phillips. Which was formed in 1948...
          Anyone would think her feeble outbursts were the tedious ramblings of a useful idiot.

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            Brexit Means: Leaving Single Market, Customs Union European Court of Justice

            Even attending history classes wouldn't have helped. We don't get taught about Ireland (except for maybe the troubles) in the UK.

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              Brexit Means: Leaving Single Market, Customs Union European Court of Justice

              Sure bloody Micks just like moaning, they had a good time under the Empire and are just too thrawn to admit it. Sure the famine, penal laws, yer occasional massacre, but... You speak English now! Blighty made ye rich ingrates. Britain is a real indivisible country somehow and the windy Celts are just clinging to an insular past... What a prize eejit she is.

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                Brexit Means: Leaving Single Market, Customs Union European Court of Justice

                Time for a change in Labour's EU policy?

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                  Brexit Means: Leaving Single Market, Customs Union European Court of Justice

                  It certainly is.

                  Talk that they'll back the Tory rebel amendment going on now.

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                    Brexit Means: Leaving Single Market, Customs Union European Court of Justice

                    They're hopeless though. Even with job losses hanging over Luton's car plant, one of the two MPs, Gavin Suker did the "Brexit that protects car jobs" bollocks. That's a soft Brexit then. Their other MP is Kelvin Hopkins, a joker-Lexiter.

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                      Brexit Means: Leaving Single Market, Customs Union European Court of Justice

                      Excellent. One of the Tory rebels tonight was the Duke of Wellington.

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                        Brexit Means: Leaving Single Market, Customs Union European Court of Justice

                        Presumably they'll give him the boot...

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                          Brexit Means: Leaving Single Market, Customs Union European Court of Justice

                          Ha ha.

                          They've given Michael Hestletine the boot for rebelling tonight.

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                            Brexit Means: Leaving Single Market, Customs Union European Court of Justice

                            Add another EUR 2bn to the Brexit bill. And its good to know our customs system is ready and raring to go for its massive new workload.

                            Britain faces a potential €2 billion bill from Brussels after EU investigators found that U.K. authorities turned a blind eye to a massive fraud network that allowed ultra-cheap Chinese goods to flood into Europe.

                            The EU’s anti-fraud office OLAF, uncovering allegedly one of the biggest fraud rings in its history, concluded that British customs played a central role by repeatedly ignoring warnings to take action over Chinese textiles and footwear pouring into the EU at a tiny fraction of their cost of production.

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                              Brexit Means: Leaving Single Market, Customs Union European Court of Justice

                              Diable Rouge wrote: Was Melanie Phillips off smoking behind the bike shed during every history class - time to feed her to the crocodiles!
                              Bloody paywall.

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                                Brexit Means: Leaving Single Market, Customs Union European Court of Justice

                                Tubby Isaacs wrote: Ha ha.

                                They've given Michael Hestletine the boot for rebelling tonight.
                                He was remarkably dignified about it on the radio this morning. Also put the boot into the Brexiter "We won so no one is allowed to do anything but nod and smile on the Remain side, you losers" argument by reminding everyone about how that nice Mr Farage promised to agitate for another referendum.

                                Also a lovely backhanded compliment about the Brexiteers now rightly being in charge of negotiations.

                                He also said he'd never met May, barring "collegiate meetings".

                                Horrible old Tory bastard he may be, but he's still a damn site more statesmanlike than any of the idiots who'll be waving the flag for this Sceptred Isle at meetings in Brussels.

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                                  Brexit Means: Leaving Single Market, Customs Union European Court of Justice

                                  He was up to his neck in dirty tricks v CND and always talked a better game than he played. But he has redeeming qualities. He was on some programme about that Powelite stuff. He didn't indulge that "prophet" bollocks but said "Look, I can remember blue chip companies openly saying "no blacks", it was that bad".

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                                    Brexit Means: Leaving Single Market, Customs Union European Court of Justice

                                    Boris Johnson has told the BBC that Britain should reject any EU demands for a £50bn "exit bill" and follow the example of former PM Margaret Thatcher.
                                    It has been reported that EU negotiator Michel Barnier has said the UK must continue to pay into the EU until 2020.

                                    Mr Johnson said it was "not reasonable" for the UK to "continue to make vast budget payments" once it left the EU.

                                    He cited Mrs Thatcher's success at the 1984 Fontainebleau Summit, when she threatened to halt payments to the EU.

                                    "I think we have illustrious precedent in this matter, and you will doubtless recall the 1984 Fontainebleau Summit in which Mrs Thatcher said she wanted her money back, and I think that is exactly what we will get," he told BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg in BBC Two's Brexit: Britain's Biggest Deal.
                                    Eh? We'll get the EU pay us money?

                                    How long do you think we'll keep this up? Until the local elections are done?

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                                      Brexit Means: Leaving Single Market, Customs Union European Court of Justice

                                      So much for taking back control. Parliament votes to neutralise itself. How the hell can this be happening?

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                                        Brexit Means: Leaving Single Market, Customs Union European Court of Justice

                                        Tories announce U-turn on National Insurance for the self-employed. It's a good job our future outside the EU isn't in the hands of a bunch who can't make their minds up from one week to the next.

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                                          Brexit Means: Leaving Single Market, Customs Union European Court of Justice

                                          Davies admitted today that the Government haven't got a plan for what happens if they exit with No Deal.

                                          He also said "it's not as simple as some people think". Presumably the "some people" would include himself and his supporting cast of braying shitgoblins. I distinctly remember him saying we would have trade deals in place by last September.

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                                            Brexit Means: Leaving Single Market, Customs Union European Court of Justice

                                            Also hasn't assessed the economic impact of "no deal", which makes May's threats rather hollow.

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                                              Brexit Means: Leaving Single Market, Customs Union European Court of Justice

                                              Whittingdale lobbying on behalf of Sky for territorial licensing during the Brexit Committee.

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                                                Brexit Means: Leaving Single Market, Customs Union European Court of Justice

                                                Toyota have announced they're investing £240m but say crucial we keep current access terms. Sounds like it can be pulled if that doesn't happen.

                                                Greg Clark is one to watch. Relations with car makers are surprisingly good and I expect he's promised that it'll all be OK on the access front. He's either got the nod from May, or he's out on a limb and is about to be turned on by the frothers who think Philip Hammond is a secret lefty federalist.

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                                                  Brexit Means: Leaving Single Market, Customs Union European Court of Justice

                                                  Brilliant. £20m of de facto state aid for Toyota to do what they'd probably have done anyway if we'd not Brexited. And likely won't do if we leave the Customs Union.

                                                  I know a few Brexit outriders made a lot of new trade deals, but immigration is the only thing most of them really care about. If we were allowed, we could park ourselves in the Customs Union and let Brexit pensioners die off.

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                                                    Brexit Means: Leaving Single Market, Customs Union European Court of Justice

                                                    So, the Telegraph reports that 60% of Brexiteers would still vote the same way, even if the UK breaks up because of it - Ewxit, anyone?

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