Clock ticking to find Brexit solutions
refreshment for visitors by road and the walkers who visit the site.
I wonder if Mr Gill ever visited and enjoyed the old castle hostelry but at the same time thinking ‘should I really be attending this place even though it shouldn’t be here?’
Or maybe he is a relatively new kid on the block.
At present the site is still a dumping ground as previously highlighted by a local gentleman FOLLOWING PM Theresa May’s generous offers made to the EU in Florence she went on to serve an ace and say “the ball is in their court.”
However, European Commission spokesperson Margaritis Schinas countered: “This is not exactly a ball game. There is a clear sequencing to these talks, there has been no solution found on step 1, the divorce proceedings.”
Forearm smash specialist EU chief negotiator Mr Michel Barnier – may have played a lot of sport but I don’t think he plays tennis. There you have it, progress in Brussels.
On a more serious note, the new plan for a hard Brexit is good news. It adds credibility to the claim that no deal is better than a bad deal. The government is copping criticism though. But that might be a negotiation tactic as well. It reduces the time which the EU can play a destructive game of politics which discredits Brexit. The clock is now ticking on finding solutions, not problems.
Three issues are presented by Brussels: Divorce payment; Irish border issue; rights of Europeans in the UK.
With regard to the demands for a divorce settlement, absolutely nowhere does it say that a payment as such is a requisite to leaving the EU.
Government has committed to honouring its contractual financial obligations. The Irish border issue is solvable simply by leaving it as it is. Europeans already in the UK are safe; they only have to abide by our own laws as Brits abroad do when abiding by theirs. There’s no place here for a two-tier system. The ball is firmly in the EU’s court.