‘Essentially Impossible’

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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson (left) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel

This morning/afternoon.

Via BBC:

A No 10 source says a Brexit deal is “essentially impossible” after a call between the PM and Angela Merkel.

Boris Johnson spoke to the German chancellor earlier about the proposals he put forward to the EU – but the source said she made clear a deal based on them was “overwhelmingly unlikely“.

They also claimed she said a deal would never be possible unless Northern Ireland stayed in a customs union.

Brexit: Deal ‘essentially impossible’ after PM-Merkel call – No 10 (BBC)

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Meanwhile

Um.

Via Nigel Dodds

24 thoughts on “‘Essentially Impossible’

  1. postmanpat

    Jesus lady. Most people in Dublin would prefer if your 6 bigot filled counties didn’t exist in the first place. Your sovereign territory could drop into the sea for all we care.

  2. Col

    “Dublin’s real intentions to trap Northern Ireland.. where Dublin rather than the UK’s elected representatives would be in the driving seat”

    Do they honestly believe this?!
    And it makes out that “Dublin” is some sort of dictatorship!

    1. scottser

      you won’t unpick that tangled ball of delusion any time soon. the sooner we have a united ireland and the sooner they sod off back to tanland the happier we’ll all be.

      1. Cian

        “the sooner we have a united ireland and the sooner they sod off back to tanland the happier we’ll all be.”
        huh? The Ulster plantations started over 400 years ago. Should everyone except the native Americans leave the United States & Canada? All but the aboriginals leave Australia (+250 years of plantations)? Leave New Zealand to the Maori (250 years of plantations)? And every other territory that had mass migration?

        1. scottser

          it’s those sorts of strawman arguments that are so beloved by our northern cousins. i have a few pallets out the back if you want them, cian?

  3. RuilleBuille

    Johnson and the DUP have painted themselves into a corner and are wildly lashing out blaming everyone else.

    The idea that Varadkar is some hard line Republican is so laughable when his political hero is Thatcher!

  4. eoin

    Folks throwing the usual shapes, surprised the Indo hasn’t a counterpoint from a leak in the Irish cabinet.
    Sterling is still below 90c, market thinks there’ll be an extension of some sort.

    1. martco

      yep
      the oul STG it’s kindof become my forecast & I would have expected Sterling to fall off a cliff on foot of this but no major movement so far. hm.

  5. Ian-O

    They can keep NI for all I care. Bad enough I have to share a landmass with the likes of Sammy Wilson but to share a state?

    No. Thanks. 26 may not be perfect, far from it in fact but the one thing it does not need is 6 counties filled with fundy Duppers.

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