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Old 01-15-2019, 06:02 PM   #51
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Re: Britain to hold referendum on leaving the EU

Welp, I've got no idea what's going to happen now. Tis a clusterfuck.
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Old 02-14-2019, 01:45 PM   #52
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Welp, I've got no idea what's going to happen now. Tis a clusterfuck.
Basically, everyones got no clue. We all know which sort of brexit we prefer just not that one. or that one. and certainly not that one.
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I voted remain. Hoped we could get a good deal & it would be relatively painless. I'm now of the opinion that we need the hardest of no-deal crashouts so that all these fucking hard right-wing morons suffer the consequences. Food shortages. Medicine shortages. Maybe then they'll realise that they've actually fucked their beloved UK just because they don't like brown people. Sad thing is, they'll probably still blame foreigners & the EU. Fuck May & Corbyn. And I hope Boris Johnson, Nigel Farage and the rest of these fucking corrupt fascists end up in prison.
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Look, the Irish just need to take one for the team and rejoin the UK. It's perfectly simple.
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Look, the Irish just need to take one for the team and rejoin the UK. It's perfectly simple.
Haha, nice one... You're lucky Plath no longer frequents these boards...
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Old 02-17-2019, 11:43 PM   #56
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Re: Britain to hold referendum on leaving the EU

I see there's talk of an imminent Labor split. Pretty sure there's been talk of that happening ever since Corbyn won the leadership though. Maybe Brexit might be the final straw....
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Ah, good. The Brexit thread is where people go to relax. That makes sense.
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Ah, good. The Brexit thread is where people go to relax. That makes sense.
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Re: Britain to hold referendum on leaving the EU

Looks like the Labour split has finally happened, with 7 MPs quitting the party, citing Brexit and anti-Semitism.


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Old 02-19-2019, 10:54 PM   #60
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Make that 8 defectors now. With rumours about plenty more, including some from the Tories. Interesting times.....
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Make that 8 defectors now. With rumours about plenty more, including some from the Tories. Interesting times.....
Yep, 3 Tories confirmed. This shit just keeps getting weirder...
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Yep, 3 Tories confirmed. This shit just keeps getting weirder...
There does seem to be a huge empty gap in the centre of UK politics at the moment. Whether this hybrid group can fill it remains to be seen I guess. There must be a lot of disillusioned voters in the UK at the moment.
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Re: Britain to hold referendum on leaving the EU

Theresa May failed spectacularly yesterday, right? What does this mean for the future of Brexit?
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Old 03-13-2019, 03:30 PM   #64
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Theresa May failed spectacularly yesterday, right? What does this mean for the future of Brexit?
To quote a Tory MP after the vote was taken: "Fuck knows".

Parliament has just narrowly voted to take a no deal Brexit off the table. 3 possible scenarios now: 1-Extension of article 50 to negotiate further or hold another referendum; 2-UK &/or EU make concessions towards a softer Brexit to pass in UK parliament before leaving day (29 March); 3-Article 50 rescinded (i.e. no Brexit). I'd say 2 is most likely, followed by 1 then 3.

But, as the right honourable member (lol) said: "Fuck knows"...
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Old 03-14-2019, 06:17 PM   #65
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Re: Britain to hold referendum on leaving the EU

So, it looks like they voted to delay Brexit(ie: extend Article 50) but also voted against a second referendum. The delay will require EU approval apparently.


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Old 03-17-2019, 04:10 AM   #66
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the funny thing about Brexit (and I don't mean in a ha ha kind of way) is that 1) it has become painfully obvious what a terrible idea it is and 2) the EU have been such dicks to the UK about it that it would be almost impossible to patch things up.

it's a lose-lose situation but the EU thinks they are winning... nah.
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the funny thing about Brexit (and I don't mean in a ha ha kind of way) is that 1) it has become painfully obvious what a terrible idea it is and 2) the EU have been such dicks to the UK about it that it would be almost impossible to patch things up.

it's a lose-lose situation but the EU thinks they are winning... nah.
I fail to see how you can say that the EU have been dicks in this situation. This is a Tory clusterfuck in every way. Cheered on by the DUP, a bunch of terrorist supporting religious extremist nutbags. Former Brexit secretary apparently unaware that the UK is an island. N/Ireland secretary unaware that there are different political parties in the province. Minister for Transport awards ferry contract to a company with no ferries resulting in a 33 million out of court settlement.

It says a lot when the most sensible party in the UK right now is the fucking SNP. The EU is looking at us with pity & total bemusement. They think we've gone crazy. And they're right.

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Re: Britain to hold referendum on leaving the EU

So, the Speaker of the House Of Commons has ruled that a third vote on May's Brexit deal will NOT be allowed, unless it differs substantially from the deal offered in previous votes.

Explainer here:

https://www.theguardian.com/politics...ercow-done-now

I'm not well enough informed to say what that might mean -presumably it's aimed at forcing a deal to be accepted that is substantially different from what's already been put forward.
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So Theresa May will resign, effective in early June. What a clusterfuck. But as she said in her final speech, she tried 3 times.
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So, is Boris Johnson the most likely to be the new Tory leader? He's the one getting most of the media coverage here at least.
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Gotta give respect to a dude who embraces the look of a guy who got his foot stuck in a bucket of tar and as he tripped trying to get it off, he banged his head across a series of hanging pans in a kitchen just before getting his left hand caught in a mousetrap.

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Re: Britain to hold referendum on leaving the EU

Rory Stewart is getting a lot of media attention as a possible contender for the Tory leadership. Johnson still seems the favourite though and has just won the second round of leadership voting. I don't know anything about Stewart apart from the fact that he's promising not to go down the "no deal" brexit path. Johnson is saying pretty much the exact opposite.

Stewart seems kind of quirky from the footage I watched. But then so does Johnson, at least to me.
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Rory Stewart is getting a lot of media attention as a possible contender for the Tory leadership. Johnson still seems the favourite though and has just won the second round of leadership voting. I don't know anything about Stewart apart from the fact that he's promising not to go down the "no deal" brexit path. Johnson is saying pretty much the exact opposite.

Stewart seems kind of quirky from the footage I watched. But then so does Johnson, at least to me.
'Quirky' is a kind way to describe Johnson... A lot of people now realising that the bumbling Latin-spouting public schoolboy persona is basically a cover for naked ambition of the most blatant kind. Unfortunately his ambition doesn't seem to be backed up by ability. As one of his Tory colleagues remarked: "Everybody likes Boris. Except for the people who know him..."

Stewart, the opium smoking former spy... Not as bad as the other contenders, but that's a very low bar.

Unless some massive scandal envelopes Johnson he's pretty much home & dry. Even then, he seems to have Trump's ability to shrug it off and continue as if nothing's happened.
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heh, that description makes him sound more interesting than he probably is.

Anyway,looks like the media attention has been the kiss of death for Stewart, because he's already out of the running now. Johnson seems a certainty.

It must be so frustrating for the British public to have such a void of quality politicians just when intelligent leadership is needed the most.
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heh, that description makes him sound more interesting than he probably is.

Anyway,looks like the media attention has been the kiss of death for Stewart, because he's already out of the running now. Johnson seems a certainty.

It must be so frustrating for the British public to have such a void of quality politicians just when intelligent leadership is needed the most.
Frustrating to say the least... Down to the final 2 by the end of today, the Tory membership (not the MPs) then vote to decide on our next PM.

Out of interest, a recent poll of Tory membership found that 61% would be willing to see Scottish independence as the price of Brexit, 59% the reunification of Ireland, and 63% consider "significant economic damage" as an acceptable price to pay for Brexit.

We are well & truly through the looking glass here...
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