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Britain tells EU: compromise on Brexit or we'll get nasty: Spectator source

By Guy Faulconbridge

 

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FILE PHOTO: A pro-Brexit protester holds a placard in Westminster, London, Britain September 25, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

 

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will take an aggressive stance towards the European Union if Brexit talks break down, threatening to withhold security cooperation to convince the bloc not to allow any further delay, a British source was quoted as saying.

 

With just 23 days to go before the United Kingdom is due to leave the EU, the future of Brexit remains deeply uncertain and both London and Brussels are positioning themselves to avoid blame for a delay or a disorderly no-deal Brexit.

 

EU leaders reacted coolly to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s last-ditch proposals to bridge the impasse, and while negotiations are ongoing, many diplomats say the chances of a swift deal before Oct. 31 are low.

 

“The negotiations will probably end this week,” the Spectator magazine quoted an unidentified source in Downing Street as saying. The source added that those who hoped that German Chancellor Angela Merkel would help London were “deluded”.

 

“This government will not negotiate further so any delay would be totally pointless,” the source was quoted as saying. “We’ll either leave with no deal on 31 October or there will be an election and then we will leave with no deal.”

 

Amber Rudd, the former pensions secretary who quit her job and the Conservative party last month over Johnson’s Brexit strategy told BBC radio the source appeared to be his senior adviser, Dominic Cummings.

 

“It sounds angry and desperate,” she said. “Since it hasn’t been denied by Number 10 ... one can only assume it’s come from the center, from the prime minister’s adviser. It reveals that there doesn’t appear an actual plan at all.”

 

The source was cited as making it clear that defense and security cooperation will be affected if the EU tries to keep Britain in the EU. The source also said that any EU states that oppose a delay would be granted good cooperation.

 

Johnson has consistently said the United Kingdom will leave the EU on Oct. 31 with or without a deal, though a law passed by his opponents demands he write a letter to the EU asking for a delay if he cannot strike an exit deal by Oct. 19.

 

He said he would abide by the law but Britain would leave the EU by the end of the month without explaining that contradictions. He has also repeatedly demanded an election but parliament has refused to grant one.

 

The source quoted by the Spectator appeared to have two views about a delay: that the government could frustrate a delay but that if it was forced to extend Brexit then it would fight an election calling for an immediate no-deal exit.

 

“Our legal advice is clear that we can do all sorts of things to scupper delay which for obvious reasons we aren’t going into details about,” the Spectator’s source said.

 

“We will focus on winning the election on a manifesto of immediately revoking the entire EU legal order without further talks, and then we will leave,” the source was quoted as saying.

 

The source said that EU support for a delay would be seen by the British government as hostile interference in domestic politics “and over half of the public will agree with us.”

 

Unless the European Union compromises and does a Brexit deal shortly, then the United Kingdom will leave without a deal, a senior Downing Street source told Reuters on Tuesday.

 

“If the EU doesn’t do a deal shortly, then we leave without a deal,” the source said. “We are leaving the European Union.”

 

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6 minutes ago, snoop1130 said:

Britain will take an aggressive stance towards the European Union if Brexit talks break down, threatening to withhold security cooperation to convince the bloc not to allow any further delay, a British source was quoted as saying.

Someone has been reading the Trump play book. I hope it goes better for them. Only trouble is Britain needs the EU a lot more than they need Britain. 

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7 minutes ago, snoop1130 said:

“Our legal advice is clear that we can do all sorts of things to scupper delay which for obvious reasons we aren’t going into details about,” the Spectator’s source said.

 

8 minutes ago, snoop1130 said:

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will take an aggressive stance towards the European Union if Brexit talks break down, threatening to withhold security cooperation to convince the bloc not to allow any further delay, a British source was quoted as saying.

the real BJ starts to show, much like his best friend in the US, black mail/threats.....the old saying either my way or no way and they want to negotiate a good deal after that 555

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7 minutes ago, Chang_paarp said:

Someone has been reading the Trump play book. I hope it goes better for them. Only trouble is Britain needs the EU a lot more than they need Britain. 

Of course you mean the 22 begging states need the UK,and with 93 billion deficit UK has with EU  who needs who?

  The other 5 EU states are all, or about to go into recession

 Awaiting the irish response

 

Reading the above there will be a few Hail Marys being screamed  lol

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12 minutes ago, snoop1130 said:

 

The source was cited as making it clear that defense and security cooperation will be affected if the EU tries to keep Britain in the EU. The source also said that any EU states that oppose a delay would be granted good cooperation.

Again putting the blame with the EU. The EU is NOT trying to - and is unable to - keep the UK in the EU. If the UK wants to leave on the end of this month, they are free to go, it is the UK’s decision only. 

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12 minutes ago, Chang_paarp said:

Someone has been reading the Trump play book. I hope it goes better for them. Only trouble is Britain needs the EU a lot more than they need Britain. 

Are you for real? First one of the only contribute who has always paid in more than take out, Britain runs a massive trade deficit with the EU Britain's military is 4th most powerful in the world. Nope Germany and France have really coocked this up and their industries are panicking. 

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14 minutes ago, zorrow424 said:

Of course you mean the 22 begging states need the UK,and with 93 billion deficit UK has with EU  who needs who?

  The other 5 EU states are all, or about to go into recession

 Awaiting the irish response

 

Reading the above there will be a few Hail Marys being screamed  lol

Well said. Thanks. 

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22 minutes ago, zorrow424 said:

The Tories will win because Parliament and Remainer MPs are 'as popular as the Clap'. 

The clap can be cured, politics however,  is a different matter.

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18 minutes ago, zorrow424 said:

Of course you mean the 22 begging states need the UK,and with 93 billion deficit UK has with EU  who needs who?

  The other 5 EU states are all, or about to go into recession

 Awaiting the irish response

 

Reading the above there will be a few Hail Marys being screamed  lol

8% of UK's GDP depends on exports to the EU vs 2.3% for EU exports to the UK. The economic risk resulting from a no deal is nearly 4 times higher for the UK than for the EU.

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2 minutes ago, candide said:

8% of UK's GDP depends on exports to the EU vs 2.3% for EU exports to the UK. The economic risk resulting from a no deal is nearly 4 times higher for the UK than for the EU.

 

Is that 2.3% consistent across all member countries?

 

 

No, I didn’t think so, that will explain why Germany are <deleted>-ing themselves.

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I'm for No Deal now and let BJ wait 3/6 months for his election. Bring on the chaos, deaths from medicine shortages, businesses going bust pound getting rinsed, shortages in shops and thousands of lorry drivers at boiling point. Skirmishes between fishermen in the channel , armed paramilitaries on the Irish border playing roadblocks again. - all 24/7 on rolling news channels.   He'll be screaming to get back in . Let chaos reign and then back in and no more of this nonsense and let's remember who caused this chaos and those British who cheered it on can hang their heads in abject shame. Yes please No Deal and let's all choke on this poisonous bilge. So no more extensions EU kick us out and let us rot. Time to take the gloves off.

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The source was cited as making it clear that defense and security cooperation will be affected if the EU tries to keep Britain in the EU. The source also said that any EU states that oppose a delay would be granted good cooperation.

 

What a nonsense there is currently dangling in the UK leadership.

Incredible.

 

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I am a remainer (full disclosure) BUT enough is enough, the EU ws offered a compromise, if they dont like UK borders and soverentity (NI) then thats their choice. Out and no deal, eff it.

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