Not For Turning


UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson (flanked by Dominic Raab, left, and Sajid Javid) addresses the House of Commons last Thursday

This morning.

“The PM has been setting out to European leaders the position … that the Withdrawal Agreement with the backstop has not been able to pass parliament on the three occasions it was put in front of parliament. Therefore it needs to change,”  a spokeswoman said on Monday.

“The prime minister would be happy to sit down when that position changes. But he is making it clear to everybody he speaks to, that that needs to happen,”


….Britain’s Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said the backstop must go and that £4bn has already been allocated for leaving the EU, with further funds to be set out by the finance minister.

He described Brexit as a “win win” for the UK and the EU.

“We want a good deal with EU partners and friends but that must involve the abolition of the undemocratic backstop,” he told the BBC.

Johnson ready to talk if EU changes position on Brexit deal (RTÉ)

48 thoughts on “Not For Turning

    1. Charger Salmons

      Lead story on the RTE 9 News .
      ” When will Boris call Leo ? ”
      He’s schooling the hapless Verucca.

    1. Cian

      they are aiming for parity. and then the Euro and Sterling will be joined together into a new currency… called
      Sterro (or possibly Euling – we might need to work on a better name).

    2. eoin

      EUR 1 = GBP 0.911, highest in two years (August 2017), and just off highest ever.

      UK’s imports from the Eurozone and USA just got 1.4% more expensive today. Ouchy.

  1. Charger Salmons

    I love watching the Irish being driven slowly demented by Boris.
    They know box office when they see it.
    And at home they’ve got a leader with all the charisma of a travelling encyclopedia salesman and the voice of a turkey having its neck wrung.
    Here’s Ireland under Verucca.

    1. Rosette of Sirius

      Ah yes. The latent racism of an Englishman…. it’s always been there, smouldering under the pretext of PC culture gone man. But now with Boris to the rescue, like the mad MAGAs in the US, it’s safe to mock minorities for all their worth.

  2. Rob_G

    “…must involve the abolition of the undemocratic backstop”.

    The backstop agreed between all 28 member states, including the UK – that ‘undemocratic’ backstop?

    1. Rich Uncle Skeleton

      It’s so easy so spot that he’s been coached to address it as this from here on out. And he was part of the team that negotiated it ffs.

      1. ReproBertie

        Ah now, it would be undemocratic to allow the public to change their mind on something they were sold using a bunch of lies and racist propaganda. Food shortages and troops on the streets is what they voted for.

        1. Charger Salmons

          You’re still ashamed about the way Sarkozy threatened you into voting again the ” right ” way.
          A national embarrassment along the lines of the 33rd team.
          I feel your pain bro.

    2. Daisy Chainsaw

      “Undemocratic” is the new tory buzzword, doncha know. I wonder which Cambridge Analytica spin doctor coined it?

      1. millie st murderlark

        Speaking of CA, anyone see the new documentary on Netflix on Cambridge Analytica?

  3. ReproBertie

    While Britain’s unelected teaboy Taoiseach is playing tough in the media during his honeymoon period he knows the price of a no deal Sasamach is too high. Despite his triumphant proclamation that Britain would still have Mars bars the Sasamach secretary, Steve Barclay, told him in no uncertain terms that food would only be third on the list of import priorities in Dover. Life-saving drugs and medical devices used by the NHS would take precedence over food, followed by parts for nuclear power plants. Their contingency planning includes deploying 8,500 troops on the streets to deal with the civil unrest they expect from food shortages.

    The EU’s position is clear. The Withdrawal Agreement that Bojo negotiated and voted for in the British Dáil is the only deal on the table.

    Tick tock Sasamach.

  4. Kolmo

    I predict an actual civil war in England within 18 months of Brexit, Brexit is a coup d’etat backed by slash and burn speculators and like all pyramid schemes, it will collapse and there will be even more misplaced anger than there is now. That anger is currently being successfully misdirected at the EU and increasingly at the “Facking Oirish” and more visible foreigners in the UK, Brexit will collapse but not before catastrophic damage is done to already shaky regions of GB. The brexit puppet masters have opened a pandoras box of mayhem. There are no adults in charge over there.

    1. V

      I agree

      But more like Jarrow March/ Miners Strikes/ Poll Tax protests
      Than Braveheart stuff

  5. kellyma

    Watched “the Great Hack” last night on netflix. Have to admit I skimmed over a lot of that in the news. Pretty scary stuff. The guardian did some great work there.

  6. Stan

    Charger and his ilk say, on the one hand, that the EU is an evil federalist project, aiming for a united states of Europe, and on the other that this evil federalist project will be prepared to sacrifice one of its members in order to appease the apostate – and thus fatally weaken the attraction of the project for the smaller member states.

    1. Listrade

      I guess, but there is also the motivation for the EU to demonstrate that leaving the EU is a) really hard and b) economically disastrous for the leaving party. Are there other states as economically and socially linked as Ireland is to UK? Perhaps, but it wouldn’t surprise me if they are prepared for Ireland to suffer some pain (and have some money available to assist) in order to disincentivise any other state thinking of leaving.

      1. scottser

        there aren’t any other states that have a co-sovereignty arrangement over its disputed territories like we do with the UK over the north. the most interesting issue for me in this whole charade will be if the UK renege on it. they are already treating the GFA like a millstone around their necks, yet it should actually be a solution to the border conundrum – all it takes is a little paradigm shift. an awful pity johnson and co are too stupid to see it.

      2. edalicious

        It’s kind of a double whammy for the EU; they get to have the UK show us how bad an idea it is to leave AND are able to show how great it is to be a member by softening the blow to Ireland with emergency No-Deal funding.

  7. Charger Salmons

    Only display in this thread are the collected thoughts of the deluded Irish programmed to be sheeple by a government with no opposition and an overwhelmingly acquiesant media.
    Alarmingly I would guess most posters on here to be under the age of 40.
    A generation dulled into stupidity playing computer games and now facing a future spending the rest of their lives paying off the mortgage on an over-priced home if they could even afford one in the first place.
    The really smart ones left years ago,of course.
    And they’ll never be back.
    Another generation whose brightest and best will enhance Britain’s GDP instead of Ireland’s.
    Thanks Ireland.

      1. Shane Duffy

        I think it’s fair to say that that’s game, set and match to Charger. We’re more English than the, etc, etc…

    1. Papi

      “The really smart ones left years ago,of course.”

      Which explains why Tommy “charger” Robinson lives in Ireland.
      Heh,heh, heh.

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