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Old 02.08.2016, 13:44
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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And in addition to this you have Spain demanding joint administration of Gibraltar and the Irish PM stating that he will not tolerate an international border on the island of Ireland, so the veto queue is building. Although it now seems some diplomats are floating the idea of Gibraltar and NI remaining in customs union with Spain and Ireland after the exit. Will the UK accept such an idea.....
"Will the UK accept such an idea....." As I posted before "“They [British negotiators] have to sort themselves out. They come from London and they don’t know what they want. They don’t know what their government wants, what their parliament wants. They have not prepared.”"

And as I have posted too many times before "The leavers did not have a single consolidated view; campaign promises were lies. So what can Brexit negotiators reasonably ask for from the EU and expect the majority of leavers to be content?

Plus almost daily there are surprises turning up!

For example, the way the pension plan works for EU employees is that they pay annual contributions. But these are not put into a fund instead they are used immediately to pay EU pensions and any difference from actual (positive or negative) is added to the EU budget.
So what happens in future years to the expectation that the UK will continue to pay many millions each year in the future to to EU pensioners (the EU pensioners who have already made their contributions in the past).

Of course this may impact the financial savings that were expected from Brexit.
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