Andreas Vox

Andreas Vox

  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    What, we Germans? No idea. But your British friends apparently also work on mimicking your VAT level: Grauniad link...
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    Yep, Norway got that deal because they couldn't get a referendum passed to get into the EU. As opposed to accidentally winning a referendum to get out of the EU....
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    Dislike....
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    On a more conciliatory note, let me share my best case scenario with you: In the coming weeks, while the Tories pick their new alpha-Tory, the pound will continue to fall towards the $1.20 mark and the markets will continue...
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    1 The setting is irrelevant. What you need is intention, correct addressee and power to act. Intention is the key here, and power to act is questioned by some law experts in the UK, saying that Cameron needs an act...
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    Check the link in 409 for the definition of "notification". The fun with legalese is that any word can mean something completely different than an average person would think it does....
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    That's even more arcane than Hogwarts. If the deadline is this Thursday noon, could they make the first round this Thursday afternoon?...
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    Yes, even a formal diner party isn't a formality in the sense of treaty law. A session is not an act but an event; it does not have any legal consequences per se (unless referenced as an event in a...
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    Well, at least it would have to be a formal accident, i.e. if you sign and send the wrong letter......
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    Ruth Davidson anyone? I know she's remain, but if she promoted a minimal fuss Norway-Status Brexit without many economical changes she might look like a saviour in a week or two....
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    It would appear that "Having a Plan" might be a unique selling point....
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    Heads up: anyone who reads this and wants to become Tory leader has to make up his/her mind until Thursday. You'll start your new job by Sep. 2 then....
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    Btw, do we have a list of all the lies and false predictions those irresponsible pro Remain scare-mongers made? So we can check off which of them come true now?...
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    Age riots? Youths beating up pensioners in the street? Unlikely. Class riots? Most British drop the word "class" from their vocabulary as soon as they leave school. Race riots? Sure, in the form of pogroms. You'd just have to redefine...
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    Germany showed us that unifications can happen a lot faster than expected once the idea starts rolling. But Germany currently has no plans for a unification with Great Britain....
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    Yep, it's really a shame how reality keeps raising the bar for weirdness all the time....
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    I'm pretty sure that most of the EU countries want the UK to stay in the EU. They might be sick of some antics of British EU politics, but hey, that's politics. One reason they want the UK to stay...
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    There would be strong pressure to adopt the Euro, if not Schengen, and our exemption from ever-closer union would be pretty hollow at that point too. I don't think there will be pressure to join the Euro. Other countries also...
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    There's also an obligation in the EEA to adopt future EU laws concerning market rules. Also freedom of movement of goods and people is mutual in the EEA. On the plus side, joining the EEA will probably ensure that London...
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    The government is focusing on trying to manage the financial crisis, which is what all the other governments around the world are doing; And the chancellor George Osborne has not been seen in public since the referendum result because he...
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    Or she could say something like "It's our royal prerogative to inform the European Commission and the world that the British people have decided to leave the EU according to Art. 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. We'll advice our government...
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    The first question has to be, where is their money coming from, if not from old-school expropriation of producers? From the Bank of England. Did you notice they just promised 250e9 £ to "stabilize the markets"? That will end in...
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    Well, and if you can't control the discourse for a referendum, you shouldn't start one in the first place, innit?...
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    Bollocks. They could have said if they aim for the WTO+benefits model or the EEA+exceptions model, with emphasizing that the benefits / exceptions are not guaranteed. Either would have put off a part of the leave voters....
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    The Euro is used by 19 countries and most of them don't have a problem with that: Finland, Slovenia, Slovakia, Lettland, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands... Hey, even Eine uses the Euro. Of course it would be easier if there wasn't...
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    I think the EU and Cameron should give the leave side enough time to totally discredit themselves. Farage going back on the 350 million pounds promise was a good start. Same with admitting that Brexit won't change much about immigration....
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    Well, my definition of fascism is "supporting (or appearing to support) an eclectic mix of ideologies in order to gain totalitarian control over a state*....
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    it might even have been a good idea to have some exploratory talks about what kind of conditions could be agreed on And the EU would have said: you can get the EEA deal, with passporting, or the WTO deal,...
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    But 1 depends on psychology. If the panic is big enough, it could start Monday. In that case my guess is 1, 3, and never 2...
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    When that article was written, the EU didn't want to force any members out - they want to keep members in. I think the current push from Juncker to invoke Article 50 is unadvisable. It's ok to stress that until...
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