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Re: Brexit

#10261  Postby Ironclad » Jan 20, 2020 10:46 am

Fuck Witherspoon. Traditional pubs die wherever Witherspoon tread.
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Re: Brexit

#10262  Postby aufbahrung » Jan 20, 2020 12:12 pm

Ironclad wrote:Fuck Witherspoon. Traditional pubs die wherever Witherspoon tread.


I'm dry these three weeks. Brexit gonna require a sober contenance to navigate. Bribes won't work on me. Can't wait for December. My element. Long in the making. Almost spiritual. Nation of c*nts get their community payback.
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Re: Brexit

#10263  Postby GrahamH » Jan 21, 2020 11:58 am

Idiot Brexi Party MEP

Brexit MEP mocked for complaining UK will not be represented in the EU after leaving

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Re: Brexit

#10264  Postby Svartalf » Jan 21, 2020 12:03 pm

I don't get it, He's a brexiteer full and avowed, he wants to leave the EU, and he wants to keep representation? How much is he willing that the UK should contribute annually to the EU budget for the privilege?
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Re: Brexit

#10265  Postby GrahamH » Jan 21, 2020 12:26 pm

Svartalf wrote:I don't get it, He's a brexiteer full and avowed, he wants to leave the EU, and he wants to keep representation? How much is he willing that the UK should contribute annually to the EU budget for the privilege?


We could read this as a complaint that the EU will still have influence over British fishing in the transition period rather than a desire for the UK to retain influence. She is probably a fan of "a clean Brexit" with no agreements or EU influence in a transition period. But that is probably being far too charitable.

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I see the party line it's indeed that this is a protest against continued EU influence. If that was the case she should have said that. It was a very stupid statement.
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Re: Brexit

#10266  Postby minininja » Jan 23, 2020 12:58 am

A few years back when my part of the country first got a Green MEP I signed up to their mailing list and got emails through every month or so highlighting the work they'd been doing on various committees, the debates and votes they'd been winning in the parliament etc. Lots of valuable if sometimes only moderately interesting stuff. A few days ago they sent out a final email update. That's it. They're packing up and coming home. No more representation in the EU. *Sigh*
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Re: Brexit

#10267  Postby ronmcd » Jan 26, 2020 3:21 pm

There is triumph as well as tragedy in the story of Britain and Europe

Tony Blair, the most pro-European occupant of Number 10 after Heath, could not convert his country to his convictions even when that loquacious leader was at the peak of his powers. John Major, ambitious to put the UK “at the heart of Europe” at the outset of his premiership, was engulfed by the rising tide of Europhobia on the right. Failures of political advocacy were accompanied by a reckless complacency about membership that reached its apotheosis in Cameron. When I wrote a column castigating his panicky pledge to hold an in/out referendum, one of his under-strappers rang me to sneer: “You surely don’t think the British people will ever really vote to leave?”


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Re: Brexit

#10268  Postby ronmcd » Jan 30, 2020 4:23 pm

This is UK today.

Clusterfuck.




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Re: Brexit

#10270  Postby jamest » Jan 30, 2020 9:27 pm

I hear that Mel Gibson is being offered the part of playing Boris in an upcoming blockbuster. Freedom!
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#10271  Postby Spearthrower » Jan 30, 2020 9:56 pm

That's if he isn't caught raving about foreigners... I mean Mel... oh wait, I mean Boris... oh wait, now I see why it's a perfect pick!
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Re: Brexit

#10272  Postby Fallible » Jan 30, 2020 11:47 pm

James, don’t you have a post to respond to?
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Re: Brexit

#10273  Postby jamest » Jan 31, 2020 1:03 am

Fallible wrote:James, don’t you have a post to respond to?

The one where you call me a twat? :grin:

I'm in no rush to do anything here lady. It'll get done when it gets done.
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Re: Brexit

#10274  Postby Fallible » Jan 31, 2020 2:02 am

No one is expecting you to do it, middle aged man.
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Re: Brexit

#10275  Postby jamest » Jan 31, 2020 2:25 am

Then why mention it, lady?
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Re: Brexit

#10276  Postby SafeAsMilk » Jan 31, 2020 2:36 am

jamest wrote:It'll get done when it gets done.

Or not, as is usually the case.
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Re: Brexit

#10277  Postby jamest » Jan 31, 2020 2:53 am

SafeAsMilk wrote:
jamest wrote:It'll get done when it gets done.

Or not, as is usually the case.

There was a time and beyond when I posted almost daily.

There came a time when, as Cito says, I realised that I was never going to get anywhere unless I bent a spoon. It was the dawning of my 'truth mill' age.

The last few years I have realised the significance of the phrase 'flogging a dead horse', so I have dedicated the remainder of my life to something far more significant than talking to people who just want to hang me.

The bottom-line is that I don't give a fuck what someone who wants to hang me thinks about my excuses for not posting regularly any more.

Take it or leave it.
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Re: Brexit

#10278  Postby I'm With Stupid » Jan 31, 2020 4:58 am

GrahamH wrote:
Svartalf wrote:I don't get it, He's a brexiteer full and avowed, he wants to leave the EU, and he wants to keep representation? How much is he willing that the UK should contribute annually to the EU budget for the privilege?


We could read this as a complaint that the EU will still have influence over British fishing in the transition period rather than a desire for the UK to retain influence. She is probably a fan of "a clean Brexit" with no agreements or EU influence in a transition period. But that is probably being far too charitable.

[ETA]
I see the party line it's indeed that this is a protest against continued EU influence. If that was the case she should have said that. It was a very stupid statement.

Well yeah, don't think that leaving the EU will be an end to right wingers blaming the EU for all of our problems. They'll be there complaining about every decision the EU makes for the next 50 years, oblivious to the irony that we could have actually done something about it if they hadn't voted away our right to.
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Re: Brexit

#10279  Postby Spearthrower » Jan 31, 2020 7:01 am

jamest wrote:
There was a time and beyond when I posted almost daily.


He says posting almost daily.


jamest wrote:There came a time when, as Cito says, I realised that I was never going to get anywhere unless I bent a spoon. It was the dawning of my 'truth mill' age.


He says still unable to bend the spoon.


jamest wrote:The last few years I have realised the significance of the phrase 'flogging a dead horse', so I have dedicated the remainder of my life to something far more significant than talking to people who just want to hang me.


He says doing nothing any more significant than talking to people who he characterizes as 'just wanting to hang him'.


jamest wrote:The bottom-line is that I don't give a fuck what someone who wants to hang me thinks about my excuses for not posting regularly any more.


He says clearly giving enough of a fuck to spend time excusing his failure to respond.


jamest wrote:Take it or leave it.


He says expecting people to take it.
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Re: Brexit

#10280  Postby Spearthrower » Jan 31, 2020 8:59 am

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-51268688

Despite the Conservatives' election success, polls conducted during the campaign suggested - as they had done for the last two years - that there was a small but consistent majority in favour of remaining in the EU.

On average, the last half dozen polls before the election put Remain on 53% and Leave on 47%. According to these polls, most Remain (88%) and Leave voters (86%) would vote the same way as in the 2016 referendum. However, those who did not vote in 2016 back Remain by two to one (53% to 26%).
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