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Old 29.05.2019, 16:07
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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You are again comparing a predicted future (Cleggs promise to deliver after being elected, Osbourne prediciting post Brexit Britain) to a statement that is provably untrue.

Yes, if Osbourne has a time machine and knows that Britain is paradise post Brexit then he is lying. But we can safely assume he doesn't, and we can't put people in prison for failing to predict the future correctly. Michael Fish would still be locked up.

Borris told a lie 3 years ago that was as much of a lie then as it is today.
We won't agree, but for me they are not far off each other. If Osborne (or Cleggy) were so unsure about the future, they would have inserted the words "I think" or "we could be" but they didnt, they informed it as fact. Clegg said the Libdems WOULD abolish tuition fees. Later he said "actually we won't". Because he said he would, people voted for him. Boris said we gave 350 million each week to the EU, which was the headline gross figure without accounting for the rebate and other deductions. So he will say he meant the figure before deductions, and again you're back to interpretation. the result: people voted for him (for brexit).

You can give it the whole future vs current thing no problem, but the reason for the prosecution is because of the influence it had on people and so votes and from that aspect both were as bad as each other.
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