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# 601 : Friday 28-4-2017 @ 17:28
 
 
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Not really, in German is way more common to say Grossbritannien, since Vereinigtes K├Ânigreich is a bit of a mouthful!

I think angela merkel probably uses the language she intends and not what is comfortable especially in the parliament.

Its sorta borne out today by Tusk saying that gb must sort eu residents, money and ireland today.


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# 602 : Saturday 29-4-2017 @ 12:00
 
 
Someone said :

I think angela merkel probably uses the language she intends and not what is comfortable especially in the parliament.

Its sorta borne out today by Tusk saying that gb must sort eu residents, money and ireland today.

What evidence though have you for completely dismissing Frodos valid point other than your tgoughts?
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# 603 : Sunday 30-4-2017 @ 10:41
 
 
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What evidence though have you for completely dismissing Frodos valid point other than your tgoughts?

The only way to find out is to find out what language she used prior to the Brexit, and close after. Technically they are different concepts, radically different, and it would e surprising (without adding prejudice on German precision) that she would use such an unprecise wording, on such a critical and precise issue.

At the same time, she may not see the difference, like most people do not see the difference, even in the UK: I had an English teacher who was often confused when explaining the set-up. At the same time she could not pronounce "money" properly!

After all, at the Olympics, they refer to "Team GB", as the British Olympic Association says at http://www.teamgb.com/faq, there is only
Someone said :
"...one Olympic team from Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Team GB. There is not an Olympic swimming team or Olympic rowing team. The individual sports join to become Team GB, the Great Britain and Northern Ireland Olympic Team."

Technically wrong... but not challenged!
So if the British themselves get it wrong, she can be excused!
I'd bet a significant portion of parliamentarians in Westminster could not clearly expose the difference between the various layers of "unity"...
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# 604 : Monday 1-5-2017 @ 07:11
 
 
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What evidence though have you for completely dismissing Frodos valid point other than your tgoughts?

she used united kingdom in other contexts which was my point if you had paid attention instead of lurking with intent to try and be a smartass
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# 605 : Monday 1-5-2017 @ 07:17
 
 
Someone said :

The only way to find out is to find out what language she used prior to the Brexit, and close after. Technically they are different concepts, radically different, and it would e surprising (without adding prejudice on German precision) that she would use such an unprecise wording, on such a critical and precise issue.

At the same time, she may not see the difference, like most people do not see the difference, even in the UK: I had an English teacher who was often confused when explaining the set-up. At the same time she could not pronounce "money" properly!

After all, at the Olympics, they refer to "Team GB", as the British Olympic Association says at http://www.teamgb.com/faq, there is only


Technically wrong... but not challenged!
So if the British themselves get it wrong, she can be excused!
I'd bet a significant portion of parliamentarians in Westminster could not clearly expose the difference between the various layers of "unity"...

Their confusion about their countrys name and the mistakes they make doesnt mean a German chancellor makes mistakes in the bundestag.
They have their official name lodged with the eu and its uk not gb and at the un its uk not gb just as ours is Ireland .
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# 606 : Monday 1-5-2017 @ 09:10
 
 
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she used united kingdom in other contexts which was my point if you had paid attention instead of lurking with intent to try and be a smartass

When?
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# 607 : Wednesday 3-5-2017 @ 07:22
 
 
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When?

Before the referendum i heard her in her speeches she used the precise term, since then she just says the abbreviated version.listen yourself.
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# 608 : Wednesday 3-5-2017 @ 17:09
 
 
Someone said :

Before the referendum i heard her in her speeches she used the precise term, since then she just says the abbreviated version.listen yourself.

Is that to say that Theresa May does not see the UK as being more than just "Britain"?
Look at her January speech ( http://edition.cnn.com/2017/01/26/politics/theresa-may-us-speech- etc ... ), where "Britain" is used 95% of the time!
Technically Britain only refers to England and Wales!

If Theresa can do it, Angela can do it too, without being accused of semantic shenanigans.

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# 609 : Wednesday 3-5-2017 @ 19:51
 
 
She really is delusional but it seems like half of the UK are happy to go along with her delusions. The harder the Brexit, the worse things are for us so I don't understand the joy some seem to be getting out of their downfall. We might get some new jobs, in fact Dublin might do OK but parts of the country that rely on agriculture will really suffer. WTO tariffs can be 60 or 70% and that's what we could end up with if the conditions for negotiations don't improve.
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# 610 : Thursday 4-5-2017 @ 07:52
 
 
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She really is delusional but it seems like half of the UK are happy to go along with her delusions. The harder the Brexit, the worse things are for us so I don't understand the joy some seem to be getting out of their downfall. We might get some new jobs, in fact Dublin might do OK but parts of the country that rely on agriculture will really suffer. WTO tariffs can be 60 or 70% and that's what we could end up with if the conditions for negotiations don't improve.

I don't think that has fully dawned on a lot of Irish peoole.
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# 611 : Friday 5-5-2017 @ 06:53
 
 
There is 2-3 years to find new markets , selling already into a market where the currency has devalued should be enough incentive.
For example there is a new beef trade agreenent with china, already signed, which has the potential to absorb all former trade with uk and become much larger.
Whatever about being pessimistic here and im not because there us time to find new markets im more pessimistic about NI and its africultural sector which will be decimated by what this tory/dup gov are doing .
In Britain equally they are starting to feel the brexit effect only now and its bad . It will get worse.


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# 612 : Friday 5-5-2017 @ 06:58
 
 
Now that philip is on his pension Queen Camilla is one step closer to the throne

Will elizabeth retire or die with boots on?

Queen Camilla how will they wear her in scotland in ni ? In the commonwealth ?
King charles will already be a difficulty but Queen camilla
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# 613 : Friday 5-5-2017 @ 07:26
 
 
It will not be a hard brexit , the Maybot if it survuves eating chips during the election will be reprogramned after the election to stop repeating strong and stable and it will have new words to explain to the great britain people that its what they vited for and theyll do a series of bilateral treaties as switzerland has, which will cost a fortune but the priority is that the city gets access to the eu as without it the uk economy would face problems ,
Theyll sell out everything and everybody to get this , fisheries agriculture etc
The maybot will have a msg to explain everything
And the swiss have access to health services and border access and universities etc
They have to accept freedom of movement but theyve already given in on that and also fudged on ECJ ...
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# 614 : Friday 5-5-2017 @ 13:09
 
 
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It will not be a hard brexit.

I'm not convinced. She has put the backs up of the EU negotiators and has a baying mob behind her now cheering it on.

In my darker moods I think she might end up cancelling devolution and abolishing the Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly. I think she is going to get a landslide victory on June the 8th and can do whatever she wants. Scotland in particular has shown itself to be resistant to her message so I can't see her agreeing to another Independence referendum.
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# 615 : Friday 5-5-2017 @ 14:07
 
 
Brexit will be about as soft as our property price collapse in 2008.
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