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Old Jun 19, '17, 2:53 pm
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Default EU Wins First Battle of Brexit Talks as U.K. Retreats on Timing

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The U.K. lost its first battle with the European Union over the timetable for Brexit talks as the bloc’s chief negotiator warned that the consequences of leaving will be “substantial.”

On day one of the negotiations, Prime Minister Theresa May’s government gave in to EU demands to discuss the terms of its divorce -- including the exit fee -- before any consideration can begin on the future trade deal Britain wants with Europe’s common market.

The EU’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, bluntly warned that such an accord would not be fleshed out until after the U.K. leaves in less than two years. It was a clear rebuff to May’s stated ambition of wrapping up a new free trade agreement quickly...

The two negotiators already know each other well. They both served as Europe ministers -- for France and Britain, respectively -- at the same time during the 1990s. They tried to present a cordial and friendly image to the world at their first session. Both are keen hikers and they exchanged presents reflecting their shared interest.

Davis gave Barnier an original, French-language account of an expedition to the Himalayas, while Barnier reciprocated with a traditional walking stick from his home region of Savoie. After a private one-on-one meeting, the pair went to lunch with four senior officials, dining on Belgian asparagus, red mullet and meringue cake with strawberries.

Despite the diplomatic pleasantries, the scale of the challenge quickly became clear, as both men openly acknowledged the risk that the talks could become dangerously overheated. “I will do all I can to put emotion to one side,” Barnier said. “There will be no hostility on my side.”

The negotiations opened against a backdrop of turmoil in the U.K. after May’s decision to call an early vote to strengthen her position went spectacularly wrong and she was lambasted for her response to a horrific fire at a London tower block of social housing.

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This divorce is going to be messy.
Just get out already. I wouldn't hitch my wagon to either side!
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Well, certainly more cordial man-to-man than the various Warsaw Pact countries' attempts to leave the pact back in the day.

The remaining question is whether the food and gifts are simply the prelude to much uglier retribution on the part of the EU.
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Well, certainly more cordial man-to-man than the various Warsaw Pact countries' attempts to leave the pact back in the day.

The remaining question is whether the food and gifts are simply the prelude to much uglier retribution on the part of the EU.

So you reckon the EU might be fattening up the British delegation before the slaughter?
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So you reckon the EU might be fattening up the British delegation before the slaughter?
I guess we'll see.
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Old Jun 19, '17, 10:43 pm
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Day 1 of 'Vacuous bluster eventually crashes into reality'.

David Davis was the Brexit leader who thought that leaving the EU meant that from then on we'd be able to negotiate with EU countries on a separate basis - nobody had bothered to tell him that it wasn't possible. With that level of profound understanding of the issues . . .
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Pretty petulant temper tantrum on the part of the EU. Is it a voluntary body, or a federal dictatorship?
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