Originally posted by BTripz
Originally posted by Saint or sinner
The sensible thing to do would've been to negotiate the exit before triggering article 50(not a problem, according to the man that wrote article 50).
I thought Juncker put the kybosh on that from the start, saying we had to invoke article 50 before we could start negotiating.
Ah, it wasn't Juncker, sorry
Informal preparatory talks, not full on negotiations.
Is what i would have said until i read this bit.
EU diplomats have rebuffed attempts by British colleagues to launch informal preparatory talks on article 50; so far the consensus shows no sign of cracking.
Maybe this is more relevant(to me at least).
one senior European diplomat conceded there was a grey area where informal talks could take place. “For now [no negotiations without notification] is fully respected because the Brits don’t know where they are going,” the diplomat told the Guardian. “The critical moment is when the Brits start sounding out the French and the Germans about what is feasible … there is a grey zone between negotiating and sounding out.”
Then again i have never believed the idiots in charge of our side wanted to negotiate sensibly.