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Re: French Elections

Postby dls » Fri May 12, 2017 6:43 am

It has been suggested in the EU Parliament that it might be possible to have Wales, NI and Scotland remaiin within both the EU and the UK. No doubt ears pricked up in Catalonia and Madrid.

I suppose that with enough legal / constitutional tinkering anything is possible in law, but I doubt it has any political legs.
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Re: French Elections

Postby atticus » Fri May 12, 2017 9:03 am

dls wrote:It has been suggested in the EU Parliament ...

Could mean anything. All kinds of stupid things have been said in the EU Parliament, including by a certain prominent British MEP, just as all kinds of stupid things have been said by some pretty nutty MPs at Westminster. As for US congressmen and senators ...
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Re: French Elections

Postby dls » Fri May 12, 2017 12:11 pm

From memory it was some Italian professor of law. It was earlier this week. I was watching (heaven help me) proceedings in the EU parliament.
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Re: French Elections

Postby miner » Fri May 12, 2017 2:31 pm

dls wrote:It has been suggested in the EU Parliament that it might be possible to have Wales, NI and Scotland remaiin within both the EU and the UK. No doubt ears pricked up in Catalonia and Madrid.

I suppose that with enough legal / constitutional tinkering anything is possible in law, but I doubt it has any political legs.


None at all, I don't think.

Someone somewhere even suggested that Scotland should merge with Canada. Pigs might fly, too.

quote="dls"] I was watching (heaven help me) proceedings in the EU parliament.[/quote]

Oh dear, you must be in a bad way, dls. See a doctor before long!

Have a good weekend, anyway, all of you.
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Re: French Elections

Postby miner » Sun May 14, 2017 5:01 pm

One has to feel a bit sorry for Macron - with his avid EUrosocialist credentials and inexperience, the poor sod doesn't really have a cat in hell's chance of bringing about the reforms of the EU he has promised the French voters. He'll likely issue a lot of wind but achieve nothing of great significance against the EUrobullies of the unelected, democratically-deficient Brussels hierarchy until he quickly becomes as unpopular as the loathesome Hollande was.

Their modus operandi is to either ignore or treat with contempt or simply ride roughshod over anyone and everyone who gets in the way of their path to their absurd political dream.
Effectively, Macron's also going to have to follow whatever line Mutti Merkel instructs him to follow. The erstwhile Franco-German axis of EU control has long since ended. Germany is calling the shots now, but will continue to pay lip service to France for reasons of perceived political expediency.
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Re: French Elections

Postby atticus » Sun May 14, 2017 5:12 pm

That's nice.
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Re: French Elections

Postby miner » Sun May 14, 2017 5:15 pm

For M. Macron it's not going to be.

Good luck to him anyway.
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Re: French Elections

Postby atticus » Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:56 pm

Well, those who were concerned may stop worrying. It seems highly likely that La République En Marche will get a substantial parliamentary majority. I'm sure the Prime Minister will be phoning to congratulate President Macron.
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Re: French Elections

Postby miner » Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:04 pm

atticus wrote: It seems highly likely that La République En Marche will get a substantial parliamentary majority.


Indeed it does. As a mass and ongoing protest vote against the establishment parties in France, not because of whatever Macron has to offer, which is effectively nothing more than a continuation of the same with a new hat on. Macron's honeymoon period still has quite a while to run before the political reality of Macron as M. Président becomes clear.
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Re: French Elections

Postby miner » Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:02 pm

The door is still open for Britain to remain in the EU, Macron tells May


Macron must be even more naive and stupid than I thought he was.

France will also find that out before too long.
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