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Boris Johnson assures Portuguese PM that Portuguese residents in the UK will be “respected”

Boris Johnson ensures Portuguese PM that Portuguese residents in the UK will be “respected”The new British Prime Minister called his Portuguese counterpart, António Costa, on Monday of this week to introduce himself. Johnson promised him "full respect" for the Portuguese residents in the United Kingdom after Brexit, a process he believes will come to its climax by the 31st of October.

In what was the first contact since the new leader of the British Conservative Party took over as prime minister last July, Boris Johnson expressed to António Costa "assurances for the full respect of the rights of the Portuguese people residing in the United Kingdom" after the UK’s departure from the European Union, reported a source from the office of the Portuguese Head of Government.

According to this source, in Boris Johnson’s call on Monday he also expressed "a great desire to strengthen bilateral relations with Portugal" after Brexit.

"Both prime ministers agreed that it was very important to strengthen bilateral relations, particularly in the areas of science and technology, sea and defence", since they are both European and Atlantic countries.

In the call, the UK prime-minister also reiterated to Costa the "goal of the British government to obtain an agreement before leaving the European Union by 31 October".

In late July, Conservative party leader Boris Johnson was appointed Prime Minister following the formal resignation of Theresa May after her failure to come to a conclusion on the Brexit front.

The United Kingdom had planned to leave the EU on 29 March this year, but parliament rejected the Exit Agreement negotiated by the then prime-minister Theresa May, and the process was postponed until the 31 October.

 

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0 #8 Darcy 2019-08-16 14:55
[quote name="Charly"]In Portugal there are good and very good examples of "correct and decent Brits business people" : think of the very succesful port houses that are owned and run by English families.
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English companies do not own the port houses anymore, they are run by a consortium.
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+3 #7 Charly 2019-08-15 14:51
In Portugal there are good and very good examples of "correct and decent Brits business people" : think of the very succesful port houses that are owned and run by English families.
Unfortunately there are also more than 1000 Brits owners/families in Portugal running ILLEGAL touristical facilities (lack of AL licence)….
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0 #6 Dorothy 2019-08-15 10:30
Quoting AL:
Quoting Hamilton:
.... very important to strengthen bilateral relations ... what is Boris smoking? Why does he not push for measurable reciprocal effective occupation in both countries? Amongst various ways anyone can check with local enterprise units in the UK how many PT's are running businesses locally even if not obvious in the phone book. These will be fully legal so insured and licensed. Now do the same for Brits effectively occupying fully legally in your locality in Portugal. Found any?

There are hundreds if not thousands of Brits with businesses in Portugal!! But one British family I know has been successfully "occupying" for 200 hundred years. I guess this family has earned respect by showing respect to their host country and its people, the whole family is fully bi-lingual.
Hamilton needs to realise that respect is something you earn.

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Someone, who's family have been living in Portugal for 200 years, would now be considered Portugese.....
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+2 #5 NickA 2019-08-14 19:13
Only a fool would believe anything said by the habitual liar Johnson.
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0 #4 Peter Booker 2019-08-14 11:12
……"goal of the British government to obtain an agreement before leaving the European Union by 31 October".

Nothing that the Prime Minister has said or done shows that he believes this statement. He will do his best to prevent the Commons having a further vote on the Brexit issue, and if he succeeds, the default position on Brexit will come to pass on 31 October, without agreement.

If there is a vote of no confidence in Johnson and the Conservative Party´s government, he will call a General Election, and will remain Prime Minister until after 31 October, at which point, the default will operate, and the UK will leave the EU without agreement.

If either of these outcomes comes about, I predict the slow break-up of the United Kingdom, and the Prime Minister of the UK will become the Prime Minister of England, and the UK will no longer exist, and lose the position and prestige it has earned over the 300 years of the combined kingdoms.

Whatever happens to the country, the Prime Minister will thus ensure his major goal, the continued existence of the Tory Party.

In that event, we shall even have to stop using the term "Brits", and that may be the sole beneficial outcome.
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+4 #3 AL 2019-08-14 08:27
Quoting Hamilton:
.... very important to strengthen bilateral relations ... what is Boris smoking? Why does he not push for measurable reciprocal effective occupation in both countries? Amongst various ways anyone can check with local enterprise units in the UK how many PT's are running businesses locally even if not obvious in the phone book. These will be fully legal so insured and licensed. Now do the same for Brits effectively occupying fully legally in your locality in Portugal. Found any?

There are hundreds if not thousands of Brits with businesses in Portugal!! But one British family I know has been successfully "occupying" for 200 hundred years. I guess this family has earned respect by showing respect to their host country and its people, the whole family is fully bi-lingual.
Hamilton needs to realise that respect is something you earn.
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+7 #2 Richard 2 2019-08-13 21:56
It is so nice that Boris Johnson is ensuring that the Portuguese will be respected in the UK. Perhaps he could do something to ensure that Brits respect the Portuguese in Portugal.
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-3 #1 Hamilton 2019-08-13 19:30
.... very important to strengthen bilateral relations ... what is Boris smoking? Why does he not push for measurable reciprocal effective occupation in both countries? Amongst various ways anyone can check with local enterprise units in the UK how many PT's are running businesses locally even if not obvious in the phone book. These will be fully legal so insured and licensed. Now do the same for Brits effectively occupying fully legally in your locality in Portugal. Found any?
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