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View Poll Results: What would you personally prefer to happen?
I want the UK to stay in an ever-closer union 49 23.11%
I want the UK to stay in a loosely connected EU 68 32.08%
I want the UK out because the EU is bad for the UK 22 10.38%
I want the UK out because the EU is a bad thing 23 10.85%
I want the UK out because this would be good for the rest of us 17 8.02%
I don't really care 33 15.57%
Voters: 212. You may not vote on this poll

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I heard discussion on the radio that if the Brexit Party win big it will pretty much nix any plans for a second referendum.
Friends in the north west are saying there were 5 brexit supporting options on the ballot papers there, so there's a fair chance that vote will be split. Also, the turnout needs to be substantial, and the numbers would have to be huge to counteract the growing unrest in legal circles over the thousands of EUs in the UK who were refused their vote and the Brits outside of UK who didn't receive their ballot papers. So many councils used a Dutch mass mailing company and it's caused ridiculous delays.
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another one bites the dust
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Old 24.05.2019, 12:53
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What to say.... 2nd PM scalped by Brexit.

I note they took the cat in from his sunbathing so that didn't upstage her.
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Good riddance. Now let's see BoJo the clown become PM and get him exposed for the scumbag he really is when he fails at everything and just quits again at the first sign of trouble.
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Old 24.05.2019, 18:43
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Good riddance. Now let's see BoJo the clown become PM and get him exposed for the scumbag he really is when he fails at everything and just quits again at the first sign of trouble.
Why not? The US is run by a reality show host, the new Ukraine president is a comedy actor and an Italian leading political figure, Beppe Grillo, is a comedian.
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Why not? The US is run by a reality show host, the new Ukraine president is a comedy actor and an Italian leading political figure, Beppe Grillo, is a comedian.
Why would such a profession disqualify you as a good leader?
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Old 24.05.2019, 20:12
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Why would such a profession disqualify you as a good leader?
Are you practising irony?

If not, simply study Trump's chronicle!
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Old 24.05.2019, 21:18
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Vince Cable to step down as Lib Dem leader on 23 July

Just needs Corbyn to complete the set.
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At last Brexit and the Tory Leadership contest stars in the upcoming final episode of Game of Thrones.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/n06JDH0izHs
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Now let's see BoJo the clown become PM and get him exposed for the scumbag he really is when he fails at everything and just quits again at the first sign of trouble.
If his former wives, lovers and rejected daughter born of an affair whilst he was married to his last wife isnlt enough, how about the part he played in making things a hell of a lot worse for Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe...

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Boris Johnson has refused to apologise for putting Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe at risk of an extra five years in prison, insisting he is not to blame.
The Foreign Secretary claimed there was no “connection” between his incorrect statement – that the British charity worker was “teaching journalists” – and the fresh spying charges levelled in Iran.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/u...-a8042296.html


To be absolutely frank, I wouldn't piss on him if he was burning. I apologise if that sounds cruel and insensitive, but I resolutely refuse to overlook his multitude of personal and professional failings, and in any way whatsoever deem him to be remotely capable and worthy enough to entrust the future of my home country to.





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Just needs Corbyn to complete the set.
Please! Pretty please with a cherry on top! For the record, I believe BoJo would be a better PM than Corbyn, and that's pretty damning. The two of them are greasy, mouldy organisms that have fallen through the cracks at the bottom of the barrel.
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Old 24.05.2019, 23:57
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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I heard discussion on the radio that if the Brexit Party win big it will pretty much nix any plans for a second referendum. The Brexit Party is the one trick pony with "no deal" as its entire manifesto so if it makes big gains the assumption is that people voted for it because it's pushing for no deal.
Probably many people will have seen this as an opportunity to protest against the major parties.
Problem is to figure out the value of their votes for other parties; I mean did they really mean to offer real support to those parties selected or did they just tick anybody who was not a major party candidate?
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Old 25.05.2019, 07:08
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Probably many people will have seen this as an opportunity to protest against the major parties.
There's also the fact that the Tories were listed as 'Conservative and Unionist'. I did a double take at that, and I reckon a fair few people will have not recognised them from the name, and voted for other parties.
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Old 25.05.2019, 11:34
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Are you practising irony?

If not, simply study Trump's chronicle!
Jon Gnarr

It's the pseudonym of an Icelandish comedian who became mayor of Rejkjavic in the aftermath, and probably because, of the financial crisis. You'll be hard pressed to find even one significant voice that criticized him after the 4yr term was over (he didn't run for reelection).
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Are you practising irony?

If not, simply study Trump's chronicle!
I wasn't pointing at Trump but at his profession. Why wouldn't a reality media star or a comedian not be a good leader of a country?
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I wasn't pointing at Trump but at his profession. Why wouldn't a reality media star or a comedian not be a good leader of a country?
I've already nominated my choice to play the PM after Theresa May and that's Judi Dench, if she's available ?
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I've already nominated my choice to play the PM after Theresa May and that's Judi Dench, if she's available ?
PM no but queen yes
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I've already nominated my choice to play the PM after Theresa May and that's Judi Dench, if she's available ?
PM has to be Rowan Atkinson!
My first choice would have been Sir Nigel Hawthorne ( Sir Humphrey Appleby) but sadly he is long gone across the rainbow bridge.
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PM has to be Rowan Atkinson!
My first choice would have been Sir Nigel Hawthorne ( Sir Humphrey Appleby) but sadly he is long gone across the rainbow bridge.
Or better still - what about the first infamous and notorious Brexiteer to address the Conservative Party
Conference on leaving the EU ? Of course I'm referring to none other than Alan Beresford B'Stard,
from the ultra right wing backbenches of the Conservative Party & The New Statesman.

In the present climate - he will no doubt go far as a Tory Leadership contender, if he was still alive today.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeiGLSy-1zU

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What to say.... 2nd PM scalped by Brexit.

I note they took the cat in from his sunbathing so that didn't upstage her.
She had an impossible job anyway!
It was clear the Brexit vote was against the EU.
But was it also against
Living, working and retiring in Europe?
European holidays?
Buying stuff like German cars, Belgian beers, French cheese?
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She had an impossible job anyway!
It was clear the Brexit vote was against the EU.
But was it also against
Living, working and retiring in Europe?
European holidays?
Buying stuff like German cars, Belgian beers, French cheese?
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The Swiss are not in the EU and can do that all
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