Westministenders Abbreviation

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BigChocFrenzy Mon 28-Jan-19 15:14:30

A50 - Article 50
B Day - Brexit Day (currently 29th March 2019)
BINO / BRINO - 'Brexit in Name Only'
CU - Customs Union = tariff-free trade within the CU and agreed common tariffs on imports from outside
EU27 - the 27 members of the EU minus the UK
ERG - European Research Group = group of 60-80 Tory MPs who work together to force a hard Brexit
FTA - Free Trade Agreement
FUKD - the Formerly United Kingdom & its Dependencies
GFA - the Good Friday Agreement (AKA Belfast agreement) which ended 30 years of NI Civil War
HoC - House of Commons
HoL - House of Lords
IndyRef - Scottish Independence Referendum
Irexit - Ireland leaving the EU (NOT happening, a batshit Brexiter fantasy)
NDA - Non Disclosure Agreement = legal agreement to prevent individuals/companies from sharing / publicising shared information - wrt Brexit, imposed by the Uk government
NI - Northern Ireland
NTB - Non-tariff barrier e.g. checks by the importing country on food safety, electrical safety etc
PD - Political Declaration = the accompanying document to the WA, which outlines the possible future EU-UK relationship
PMK - place marking = plaice mat king / plaice cat king (don't ask)
PV - People's Vote
rEU - Rest of EU = EU except for a country / countries
RoI - Republic of Ireland / Ireland
RoW - Rest of the World
rUK - Rest of UK = UK after one or more nations have left e.g. NI, Scotland
SM - EU's Single Market, a prerequisite for frictionless trade
WA - Withdrawal Agreement (which is just the agreement to leave, NOT a future trade deal)
WTO - world trade organisation

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lonelyplanetmum Mon 28-Jan-19 15:23:35


Somerville Mon 28-Jan-19 15:25:08

Well done BCF

What’s that natty D1somethingsomething that came into circulation after it was used in those leaked imports papers from Sky news?

Ta1kinPeace Mon 28-Jan-19 15:25:58

BigChoc is a star

Motheroffourdragons Mon 28-Jan-19 15:27:50

That's a really great idea, BigChoc

RedToothBrush Mon 28-Jan-19 15:30:00

Cheers Big Choc. Much appreciated

RedToothBrush Mon 28-Jan-19 15:37:56

D1ND - 'Day 1 No Deal' in a no deal scenario. Will be used a lot more in coming weeks if this carries on.

Murrison II or Murrison / Brady - a parliamentary amendment which seeks to give an exit clause to the Withdrawal Agreement. This is not approved by the EU as part of the Withdrawal Agreement and as such is designed to be a political statement by the UK. This also means it could be rejected by the EU preventing the WA from being ratified.

Cooper-Boles - a parliamentary amendment which seeks to prevent No Deal by binding Parliament into asking for an A50 extension. Unfortunately it might not succeed in its intent in certain circumstances as no deal may still be default by accident or sabotage.

LadyinLavende Mon 28-Jan-19 15:57:29

A HUGE thank you to all contributors...... this will make it so much easier for me to keep up with you all.

I'm starting to get the hang of who's who, too.

RTB: RedToothBrush
DGR: DGRossetti


RedToothBrush Mon 28-Jan-19 16:02:09

Do feel free to ask if there are any you don't get. We don't bite and value anyone wanting to understand more.

BlueEyeshadow Mon 28-Jan-19 16:09:51

FPTP - First Past the Post voting system
FTPA - Fixed Term Parliament Act

BigChocFrenzy Mon 28-Jan-19 16:28:23

*D1ND - 'Day 1 No Deal'* would be important - and grim - if it's ND

^Amendments^ are vital tomorrow, then fish & chip wrappings next week ... unless / until one finally passes !

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prettybird Mon 28-Jan-19 18:06:17

ECJ - European Court of Justice - the EU's highest court regarding application of EU law. One of Theresa May's red lines.

ECHR - European Court of Human Rights - which the UK co-founded. Nothing to do with the EU and which we're not leaving yet (although May hates it as it often ruled against her when she was Home Secretary, so who knows? hmm)

RedToothBrush Tue 29-Jan-19 09:05:58

The Malthouse Compromise - A rehash of an ERG plan which has duped Soft Tories. It contains lots of things the EU have long ago said are not acceptable to them. It lacks the detail they need on the backstop able to progress. It has a fantasy a lite free trade agreement can be knocked up in 3 years.

BigChocFrenzy Tue 29-Jan-19 11:29:38

^*malthouse compromise^ is no compromise at all,* just ERG policy repackaged with enough weasel words to fool a lot of people.

They haven't actually given up anything significant:
the weasel words deliberately enable them legally to get out of everything they don't like, from 1 Jan 2022

It's just an exercise in fooling enough soft Brexit / Remainy Tories to have a veneer of party unity
and above all to blame the EU for the No Deal that the ERG have always intended

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BigChocFrenzy Wed 30-Jan-19 00:12:05

CTA - Common Travel Area of the UK & Ireland for British & Irish citizens without need for ID

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landmarkfuture Wed 30-Jan-19 00:25:15


HesterShaw21 Wed 30-Jan-19 01:11:06

EEA - European Economic Area
FOM - freedom of movement

HesterShaw21 Wed 30-Jan-19 01:14:22

EFTA - European Free Trade Area

So the EEA = EU + (EFTA – Switzerland)

lonelyplanetmum Mon 04-Feb-19 20:53:13

Destiel and MrsL I have a dyspraxic tendency DD too. Basically they'll be ok in life -it's just getting through the school bit. GCHQ actively recruit people with dyslexic skills as they are streets ahead in espionage strategy. Honestly!

Mine is good at talking- but paperwork not so much. On hearing of BoJo's casual paperwork disposal DH suggested that DD should go into politics...

lonelyplanetmum Mon 04-Feb-19 20:54:14

Sorry wrong thread!

RedToothBrush Tue 05-Feb-19 16:04:51

CCA - Civil Contingencies Act
An Parliamentary Act introduced under the last Labour government for dealing with national emergencies. Its very vague and very draconian as a result.

The potential for its abuse is high and concerning.

RedToothBrush Tue 05-Feb-19 16:05:59

AA - Alternative Arrangements for the NI backstop.
An abbreviation by people who think you have to be drunk to think that this is a viable idea after being told repeatedly that this is a non-starter by the EU.

Heatherjayne1972 Tue 05-Feb-19 16:23:18

Personally I like
fubar - f@@ked up beyond all recognition
The U.K. going forward from 29 March 2019

RedToothBrush Wed 06-Feb-19 00:28:24

The Rwanda Model - a euphemism for the ERGs shit idea for a border solution using technology that has been used for other purposes in Rwanda. The Rwanda Model neglects to think about it being used in Ireland and NI where there's a history of organised crime in the border region and how the scheme will only work if people are happy to use it and haven't been intimidated by criminal gangs to smuggle for huge profits.

If only the ERG had lived in the real world for twenty minutes, and realised that there are other ways dodge tax than the ones they see as a birth right.

Motheroffourdragons Wed 06-Feb-19 08:25:19

AAWG - The Alternative Arrangements Working Group.

ERG deputy chairman Steve Baker, former Northern Ireland secretary Owen Paterson and Yeovil MP Marcus Fysh will join forces with former education secretary Nicky Morgan and ex-cabinet office minister Damian Green to examine the feasibility of the so-called Malthouse Compromise.

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