U-turn of you want to…

…Der Leyen’s not for turning.

“We will never backtrack on that. This agreement has been ratified by this House and by the House of Commons.

“It cannot be unilaterally changed, disregarded or disapplied. This is a matter of law and trust and good faith.”

Ms von der Leyen quoted the former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher: “Britain does not break treaties. It would be bad for Britain, bad for relations with the rest of the world, and bad for any future treaty on trade”.

She added: “This was true then, and this is true today. Trust is the foundation of any strong partnership.


EU chief says EU will ‘never backtrack’ on Brexit Withdrawal Agreement (RTÉ)

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27 thoughts on “No, No, No

  1. goldenbrown

    ah zo Boris Cummings your Tory clowncar awaits

    Raab sent to Washington today to try sweettalk Pelosi

    could this be the sinking of Perfidious Albion? (I’d nearly accept a financial nuclear winter to see it with my own eyes, lol)

    “Perfidious Albion” is a pejorative phrase used within the context of international relations diplomacy to refer to alleged acts of diplomatic sleights, duplicity, treachery and hence infidelity (with respect to perceived promises made to or alliances formed with other nation states) by monarchs or governments of the UK (or England prior to 1707) in their pursuit of self-interest.

      1. goldenbrown


        there’s something just so satisfying about the written explanation of that particular phrase I couldn’t resist ;)

        it leaves no hiding place for them or their devious history whatsoever

        1. Art Vandelay

          It is indeed a joyous term, I was just surprised to see the internet had now risen to the lofty heights of providing appendix glossaries for comments now!

  2. Brother Barnabas

    when was “trust and good faith” ever part of the UK’s conduct ?

    perfidious albion for a reason – duplicity, lies, sleights, treachery and infidelity have also been deemed acceptable when it comes to britain’s self interest

    that’s what you get from a nation of shopkeepers

    1. Papi

      If any of their “colonies” behaved like this, back in the days of Empire, there’d be reprisals, enforced famines, executions and general infamy.
      Sauce for the goose is apparently not sauce for the gander to John Bull.

  3. Charger Salmons

    All the regular gombeens creaming themselves over the worst German defence minister in living memory.
    Roll over lads and have your bellies tickled by Merkel Mini-Me while the real one is rogering you senseless.
    ” Thanks for bailing out our bond-holders you gullible fools and we look forward to that €17.5billion .”

    Heh x 1945

    1. dav


      “Barbados has announced its intention to remove the Queen as its head of state and become a republic next year.
      The Caribbean island said it wants “full sovereignty” by the time it celebrates its 55th anniversary of independence from the UK in November 2021.
      A speech written by Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley quoted its first premier Errol Barrow who warned against “loitering on colonial premises”.

      1. Charger Salmons

        Missed my annual trip to Barbados this year but already booked for 2021.
        Have you ever been ? Wonderful spot.
        Garrison Savannah is one of my favourite race tracks in the world.
        And the Bajans are delightful people.
        The older ones are still very patriotic towards Blighty – it’s amazing how many retired London Transport workers own bars there – but the younger generation less so.
        Of course it’s only natural that as the Empire receeds into distant memory countries should want to divest themselves of Britannia’s comforting grasp.
        Good luck to them I say.

    2. Brother Barnabas

      yet it puts every comment you’ve made over the last 2 years into the ‘utter s h 1 te’ category

      heh heh heh x £350 million a week

      1. Charger Salmons

        Poor rattled Brother.
        Down in the dumps with only Papi,Otis Blue and Giggidy-Goo on hand to sift through his hair for fleas like a troop of well-trained, crimson-bottomed monkeys.

    3. GiggidyGoo

      9.2 on the SHI Troubles meter Charger. Terrible that a Bean Savage has more interest in Ireland than blighty. Insecurity and Inferiority complex big time. So much so that you changed your name a couple of days ago and threw your toys out of the pram when BS pulled you up on it. Your Walter Mitty effort gets more noticeable with every post. Dib dib.

    4. max

      I can think of worse, How many times where they invaded during her reign?

      At least their navy has sailors in their boats.

    5. Cú Chulainn

      Ha.. what are you like Mr.Salmons.. out thought, out manoeuvred and out played.. bozo and his mates are one trick ponies.. and they have been found out.. there is no pleasure for anyone (except the French) in what is now inevitable. Humble pie or rations. You decide..!!

  4. Kate

    National interest should be the priority of any government. EU have raked in 70 billon from Irish waters — sure it’s grand. And trafficking humans is a stain on EU policy and our gobeens stay silent.

    1. Charger Salmons

      You’re quite right Kate.
      But the silly billies on here are too silly to understand that.
      The trouble is Ireland has bended the knee so often to the EU that by now resistance is futile.
      The more you give in to a bully the more they will demand.
      Once Brexit is over and this country has served its purpose the EU will come after Ireland’s corporate tax rate.
      Good luck with that.

    2. Nigel

      It’s almost as if good relations with international trading partners is in every country’s national interest.

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