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Old 23-06-2021, 10:12   #1488
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Re: Britain outside the EU

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Originally Posted by tweetiepooh View Post
Was thinking last night that both sides are also dealing with a global pandemic so it would be good to put aside the tantrums of details in agreements over minutia in trade (processed/chilled meats in NI) and deal with the big problem.
It really isn't likely that we will use the Irish situation as a conduit for dodgy stuff into the EU or the other way round.


Or is it more that individual countries are dealing with Covid so the EU can still focus on all the trade bits and expect the UK government to have all their focus on both.
If the pandemic should have been prioritised above Brexit then the EU offered to extend Brexit for a year. Did you agree with a 12-month extension then?

On chilled meats, the EU granted a six-month extension until the end of this month and is likely to offer another extension. A normal solution would be veterinary equivalence but the UK has declined this solution. Hopefully something can be sorted out but trust in the UK has been weakened by threats of not honouring the agreement. Whilst the EU's not been perfect either, the UK signed up to this deal. As many said at the time, act in haste, repent at leisure.

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Originally Posted by mrmistoffelees View Post
You've proven my earlier post with this sentence.

'We are unique in having been fully aligned with them on our departure.'

Again, you seem to think we should receive special treatment because we were once members.

membership or lack thereof is the defining factor, not alignment.
Agreed, seems to be a case of British exceptionalism lingering there.

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