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Old 22.10.2019, 22:55
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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And as soon as they scrutinize it they'll realise it's an abomination and won't proceed.
It's a horrendous deal. Notably worse than May's deal.

I was freakin' livid this afternoon watching the PM. Every time an MP raised issues regarding future employment laws, he swerved them into laws regarding the transport of live animals across borders...probably to please his animal rights other half. He also misrepresented EU legislation surrounding maternity leave and failed to note that the EU sets the minimum requirements, leaving each member state to set their own laws with that as only the starting point. UK maternity and paternity leave is crap compared to Hungary and Greece, but you'll never hear him mention that.

I've always believed politics and local goverment should be a compulsory subject from age 11 upwards. Politics decides a huge amount of our daily lives, from deciding what time we get up in the morning to what we have for dinner in the evening. It's all rooted in politics and law. People need to grasp that and not shy away from it in the belief that it's 'too complicated for them' or 'boring'. It's about understanding the world around us just as much as a David Attenborough tv series, and he gets millions of viewers from right across the socio-economic spectrum.
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