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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)


This morning.

Via parody account ‘UCD School of Law’.



Ruth Dudley Edwards?

Peter Sutherland?

soc2soc1soc4soc3Scenes from the Margaret Thatcher funeral today in London.

“Her later remark about there being no such thing as ‘society’ has been misunderstood and refers to some impersonal entity to which we are tempted to surrender our independence.”


And she didn’t like the competition.

The too-bloody Right Rev Richard Chartres, Bishop of London, at Margaret Thatcher’s funeral.

Thatcher funeral crowd shows little sentimentality, or dissent, at St Paul’s (Patrick Barkham, Guardian)

(Pics: Telegraph/Getty)


“She came up to me and she said, ’I’ve got one thing to say to you, my boy … you can’t trust the Irish, they are all liars’, she said, ’liars, and that’s what you have to remember, so just don’t forget it’. “With that she waltzed off…

Peter Mandelson on a chance meeting with  Margaret Thatcher on his first day as Northern Ireland Secretary on BBC Radio 4.


Thatcher dubbed all Irish ‘liars’, Mandelson says (Irish Examiner)

Earlier: A Limerick A Day

(Eamon Farrell/Photocall Ireland)