We ratified the European Convention on Human Rights in 1951. It came into effect in 1953. That's before we joined the EU. We'll still be signed up to it after we leave. Human Rights have got f*ck all to do with being in the EU. Which of the rights here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Convention_on_Human_Rights do you want to give up?
Paper talk that some sort of agreement on the Irish border thing is imminent, allowing talks to progress to the next stage.I'm skeptical. Nothing has ever been simple when it comes to Ireland/NI and borders, so if this is true I can only assume there is some sort of uneasy deal to allow the process to proceed, but I suspect it will come back and bite them before the process is finished.And I still can't believe David Davis is still in a job
It seems that, absent any other agreement, we've agreed to take all the rules of the single market and customs union without being in either. Which would be worse than the Norway option as they are at least consulted on the rules.
And we are going to pay for it!Clearly, 'no deal' was thought to be worse than anything else. There is a surprise.
Yes, and also the 'absent any other agreement' bit. So 'no deal' was never going to happen, despite the fact they were threatening it.These people are SO good at negotiating.
In today's agreement is this pearler:"In the absence of agreed solutions, the United Kingdom will maintain full alignment with those rules of the internal market and the customs union." Yay! Well done Donny and RichB! We are going to to abide by all those rules you hate. And that caveat of "in the absence of agreed solutions"? Never going to happen. It's just not in their interest. Well f*cking done.
your being a bit silly here Rich. Millions voted out, in fact a majority not just two Forest supporters.
That's not out Donny. It's in, with less influence and much less economic prosperity.
I voted for what I believed in, I agree it's looking like a messy split. However I still do not believe in a United States Of Europe.