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Re: Brexit

#10781  Postby Thommo » Oct 25, 2022 5:15 am

The_Metatron wrote:Ahh, yes. The politicians who have shorter terms of service than the government house cat. Their hands.


To be fair* that cat has been in office for 11 years, which is longer than the term limits for many democracies!
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Re: Brexit

#10782  Postby Spearthrower » Oct 25, 2022 6:24 am

jamest wrote:Playing devil's advocate, ...



Devil's advocate is when you employ an argument for a position that is contrary to your actual position. This isn't devil's advocacy - this is what you always argue when it comes to Brexit; it's what you actually believe.
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Re: Brexit

#10783  Postby Spearthrower » Oct 25, 2022 6:26 am

jamest wrote:
I'm quite sure that it won't be fine, for any of us, but let's not pretend that Brexit has anything to do with this.


Let's instead pretend that Brexit has had no negative impact on the UK's economy or political standing in the world, or on its citizens' standard of living and political rights.... why? Because some people appear congenitally incapable of addressing factual reality, preferring instead the lulling effect of believing the world conforms to their fancies.
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Re: Brexit

#10784  Postby Cito di Pense » Oct 25, 2022 4:15 pm

Thommo wrote:
To be fair* that cat has been in office for 11 years, which is longer than the term limits for many democracies!


Contemplating this gives me paws. Wait. Scratch that.
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Re: Brexit

#10786  Postby tuco » Oct 25, 2022 4:18 pm

Rishi Sunak and the death of British sovereignty - https://thecritic.co.uk/rishi-sunak-and ... vereignty/
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Re: The New And Coming Plague

#10787  Postby Agi Hammerthief » Oct 25, 2022 4:57 pm

SevenZarkSeven wrote:To answer all three, I wanted to achieve independence from the political rule and interests of Germany, which is what the EU pretty much is in my view.

and here I thought the EU was set up to make Germany pay reparations for, like, ever
without involving anything as geopolitically stupid as a check which has „reparations“ written on it.

edit: and without having them hand over billions to the USSR satellite states.

sorry for the late reply, and I totally overlooked that you had the Unions Jack as a flag.
My post above the one I replied was from the POV of a EU member.
* my (modified) emphasis ( or 'interpretation' )
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Re: Brexit

#10788  Postby Tortured_Genius » Nov 14, 2022 4:34 pm

Well that was utterly predictable:

London loses position as most valuable European stock market (BBC)

*Edit: Looks like I was a year late with that one though (they kept that quiet):

Brexit: London loses out as Europe's top share trading hub (BBC)
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Re: Brexit

#10789  Postby THWOTH » Nov 15, 2022 1:31 am

Yeah, but the really important thing to keep in mind is that small boats in the channel are being turned back.

It's all becoming very Children of Men isn't it?
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