Eu trade deal.

farmerm

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Shropshire
I thought we were told a deal was needed by last Friday or there will not be time to get it ratified in parliaments... technically EU break on the 14th December I think... they might do an emergency session on the 28th if a deal has been struck... but that will not allow much time for the EU to have internal negotiations required to ensure the deal gets approved by all member states... there is no certainty that all states will consider the deal to be one they are happy to ratify... for some their vote may offer negotiating leverage well above their usual position and they may not wish to waste it... My money remains on no trade deal being struck and it is WTO terms from 1st Jan.
 

andybk

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Mendips Somerset
I thought we were told a deal was needed by last Friday or there will not be time to get it ratified in parliaments... technically EU break on the 14th December I think... they might do an emergency session on the 28th if a deal has been struck... but that will not allow much time for the EU to have internal negotiations required to ensure the deal gets approved by all member states... there is no certainty that all states will consider the deal to be one they are happy to ratify... for some their vote may offer negotiating leverage well above their usual position and they may not wish to waste it... My money remains on no trade deal being struck and it is WTO terms from 1st Jan.
yes your right , i recon Macron will torpedo any deal over and above all other states , Its whether the irish / germans have any sway over him that will be the deal breaker
 

le bon paysan

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Limousin, France
I thought we were told a deal was needed by last Friday or there will not be time to get it ratified in parliaments... technically EU break on the 14th December I think... they might do an emergency session on the 28th if a deal has been struck... but that will not allow much time for the EU to have internal negotiations required to ensure the deal gets approved by all member states... there is no certainty that all states will consider the deal to be one they are happy to ratify... for some their vote may offer negotiating leverage well above their usual position and they may not wish to waste it... My money remains on no trade deal being struck and it is WTO terms from 1st Jan.
Emergency session on the 28th and short extension to ratify in the new year. Maybe.
 
They have to be seen to be trying. Noone wants to be the one left holding the sharp end of the shitty stick come "blame day".
Well, I know exactly where I will be pointing my grubby digit, and it ain't across La Manche....

I suspect a lot of Tories will be distancing themselves from the rabid Brexiteers, as and when "blame day" has arrived for precisely the reason you give...
 
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The 31 March deadline for responses to RABI’s Big Farming Survey is fast approaching and everyone linked to farming across England and Wales is being encouraged to take part.

“The support that we’ve received since the launch of The Big Farming Survey in January has been incredible. We’d like to thank everyone who has already completed the questionnaire or promoted the research project more widely,” says RABI’s Chief Executive, Alicia Chivers.

“However, the more comprehensive the data collected, the better the reflection on the daily realities of people from all sectors of agriculture and across all regions,” she adds. “We therefore want to hear from farmers, farm workers, contractors, spouses, adult-aged children and...
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