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💩 British lawmakers approve Johnson's Brexit bill, clearing path for Jan. 31
« Reply #225 on: January 11, 2020, 05:11:44 AM »
OK, what's the latest Over/Under for Brexit actually HAPPENING on Jan 31st?  ???

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British lawmakers approve Johnson's Brexit bill, clearing path for Jan. 31 EU departure
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UK Parliament advances Boris Johnson's Brexit withdrawal plan

The long-running saga of Britain's exit from the European Union could soon be coming to a close; senior foreign affairs correspondent Greg Palkot reports from London.

British lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill approving the U.K.’s departure from the European Union at the end of the month, signaling a possible end to three and a half tumultuous years of Brexit negotiations.

Lawmakers voted by 330-231 to pass the Withdrawal Agreement Bill, which sets the terms of Britain's departure from the 28-nation bloc. The comfortable majority won by Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservatives in last month’s election secured the bill's passage despite the opposition of minority parties.
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures during the first Prime Minister's Questions of the year, in the House of Commons in London.

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures during the first Prime Minister's Questions of the year, in the House of Commons in London. (House of Commons via AP)

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After passing through Parliament's House of Lords, the bill should become law in time for the U.K. to leave the EU on the scheduled date of Jan. 31 and become the first nation ever to quit the bloc.

Thursday's vote was a major victory for Johnson, who has made delivering Brexit the key aim of his premiership. Before the Dec. 12 election, lawmakers had repeatedly defeated attempts by both Johnson and his predecessor Theresa May to secure backing for their Brexit plans.

The Jan. 31 departure will only mark the start of the first stage of the country's EU exit. Britain and the EU will then launch into negotiations over trade, security and a host of other areas by the end of 2020.

"Leaving the EU doesn't mean that we will have got Brexit done," said Paul Blomfield, a Brexit spokesman for the Labour Party. "We'll have completed the first step, departure, but the difficult stage is yet to come."
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BRITISH POLITICS IN 2019: THE YEAR BREXIT WAS WON

Top officials in the bloc are already saying that sealing a new deal will be tough given that international trade agreements typically take years to complete. Britain and the EU will have to strike deals on everything from trade in goods and services to fishing, aviation, medicines, and security. The EU insists there is no way to deal with all these issues in less than a year.

Both sides also have conflicting demands that are likely to complicate negotiations. Johnson says the U.K. wants a wide-ranging free trade deal with the bloc without the EU’s rules and standards. The EU says the U.K. won't get good access to its market unless it agrees to alignment.

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As a member state, Britain was bound by strict state aid rules enforced by the powerful European Commission to make sure there is no unfair competition among nations inside the EU's vast single market. Third countries aren't immediately bound by such strictures.
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💩 BREXIT !!!! At long last...
« Reply #226 on: January 31, 2020, 02:56:05 AM »
...now, how will the Markets react?  ???    :icon_scratch:

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Re: BREXIT! The FUN Begins!
« Reply #227 on: January 31, 2020, 03:23:57 AM »
My guess is that they will go up. It seems the "markets" believe that money printing by the Fed will solve everything. We here all know that that's not the case. Someday (and probably soon???) there will be at least a big correction, but right now, the corona virus, Brexit and non-impeachment are all reasons why Apple and Tesla will go to the moon. Right?
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So, nothing has changed.  Another year of Kick-the-Can Bullshit.   ::)

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💩 UK, EU kick off fourth round of post-Brexit trade talks
« Reply #229 on: June 03, 2020, 02:43:02 AM »
Brexit is BACK!   ::)

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UK, EU kick off fourth round of post-Brexit trade talks

Trade negotiators from UK and EU begin four-day video conference to forge deal on future relations.
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The UK charges the EU with wanting to to keep it bound by the bloc's EU rules in future [Leon Neal/Getty Images]

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The European Union and the United Kingdom have kicked off a fourth round of talks on a post-Brexit trade deal and other aspects of their future relations.

The four-day negotiations by video conference began on Tuesday with officials trying to make headway after the last three rounds yielded little progress.
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The UK formally left the bloc on January 31 after a slim majority voted for Brexit in a 2016 referendum. Little has changed in practice during a planned 11-month transition period.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has promised not to extend this period, despite a lack of progress in talks that have been overshadowed by the coronavirus crisis.

The end of June is the deadline for the UK to ask for more time for talks, and both sides are due to take stock of the progress so far.
No-deal Brexit

Johnson suggested the country would accept a "no-deal" Brexit if London and Brussels cannot agree on new trade rules by December 31.

Meanwhile, calls from British opposition politicians to request an extension are growing louder. London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Monday urged the government to "put political ideology aside".

Michel Barnier, EU chief Brexit negotiator, told the Sunday Times the UK had failed to meet its commitments to the negotiations on future trade and other arrangements.

London had taken "a step back - two steps back, three steps back - from the original commitments," he said.

The British side rejected these accusations and charged the EU with wanting to keep it bound by the bloc's EU rules in future.
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Yes, Brexit is still out there... ::)

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June 27, 2020 / 12:10 PM / Updated 17 hours ago
UK ready to quit EU on 'Australia terms' if no Brexit deal, Johnson says

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LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will be ready to quit its transitional arrangements with the European Union “on Australia terms” if no deal on their future relationship is reached, Prime Minister Boris Johnson told his Polish counterpart Mateusz Morawiecki on Saturday.

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Britain left the bloc on Jan. 31. A transition period, during which Britain remains in the European single market and customs union, expires on Dec. 31 and pressure is mounting to agree a free trade deal before then.

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With the two sides still far apart, a round of “intensified negotiations” is due to start next week.

“He (Johnson) said the UK would negotiate constructively but equally would be ready to leave the transition period on Australia terms if agreement could not be reached,” Johnson’s Downing Street office said in a statement.

Australia does not have a comprehensive trade agreement with the EU. Much of EU-Australia trade follows default World Trade Organisation rules, though specific agreements are in place for certain goods.

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