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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%
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Old 22.08.2019, 20:57
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I think the sentiment in the UK these days is:

I don't give a sh*t, I just want this over.
I was there last week and didn't hear that from one single person. I actually saw the stockpiles of two friends, one of whom bought a lot more Euros than usual for their last family holiday and is saving them for next year. I heard a lot of people saying that the madness has to stop and Article 50 should be revoked until they have a proper plan at the very least, or just forget the idea altogether. Also heard a few "I just wish we could forget it ever happened". Not bad for a so called leave heartland and just to be clear, I was attending a family funeral, spoke to well over a hundred people and never raised the subject myself once (it was hardly appropriate considering the ocassion). The overall sentiment expressed towards me was "I bet you're glad you got out before all this shite hit the fan".
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Old 22.08.2019, 23:26
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Macron looks irritated here as Flimflam Man does his thing. Not surprising. How to deal with a bag of hot air that has no substance?

Brexit: Backstop indispensable, Macron tells Johnson
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Old 23.08.2019, 00:39
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

If a picture says a thousand words, one of the regular Downing Street press pack caught this image this evening. Triumph or just a big stretch after all that travelling?

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Old 23.08.2019, 10:49
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Telegraph headline today
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Today! A little bit late?

As I have posted before "you could not make this stuff up"!.
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Old 24.08.2019, 14:31
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Not sure Toosk understands what deal or fukk off means?
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Old 24.08.2019, 14:53
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Not sure Toosk understands what deal or fukk off means?
He will no be around then.... do keep up.
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Old 24.08.2019, 14:57
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Telegraph headline today


Today! A little bit late?

As I have posted before "you could not make this stuff up"!.
It is not a fresh border plan that is needed, it’s a NO border plan that is needed. Many in the British government don’t even understand the requirements, so how can they come up with a solution?
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Old 24.08.2019, 15:14
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Boris keeps asking for the impossible and pretends success.. propaganda on a roll.

The New Yorker sums up Boris and his Brexit rather well, don't you think?
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Old 24.08.2019, 15:21
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Corruption a tad higher in the EU than previously admitted
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Old 24.08.2019, 15:25
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Corruption a tad higher in the EU than previously admitted
Inflation in action!!
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Old 24.08.2019, 15:55
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"Corruption in the EU", as in corruption in the EU member states, not in the EU institutions. So "corruption in the EU" might include corruption in the UK too.
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Old 24.08.2019, 16:02
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"Corruption in the EU", as in corruption in the EU member states, not in the EU institutions. So "corruption in the EU" might include corruption in the UK too.
We can see how much it drops or rises going forward as a percentage of GDP.
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Old 24.08.2019, 18:46
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Ridiculous!

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‘This is ridiculous,’ says Damian Wawrzyniak, who has lived and worked in UK for 15 years
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it’s a NO border plan that is needed.
No border plan = no border i.e. current situation stays in place, via no deal. Border stays open. It will be up to the EU if they want to force Ireland to close it from that side for customs purposes really. I can't see that happening on 1st November to be honest.
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Old 24.08.2019, 18:58
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I think many English, Boris included, actually doesn't give a shit about a hard border between the Irelands. What ever happens England will have a hard border with the EU.

And if the Irish go back to killing each other, well that isn't his problem.
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The border that the EU 'require' is a customs one just for goods I believe. The common travel area policy for passenger traffic and travel between the two countries will continue as neither country is in the Schengen agreement.
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Old 24.08.2019, 19:15
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But I thought Brexiteers wanted to 'take back control of our borders'
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But I thought Brexiteers wanted to 'take back control of our borders'
They do, but in N. Ireland Brexiteers are in the minority.
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But I thought Brexiteers wanted to 'take back control of our borders'
Just an expression. I don't think the Irish border is the one they are worried about though.
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Old 24.08.2019, 19:56
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Just an expression. I don't think the Irish border is the one they are worried about though.
And why would that be?

Oh the irony

So it should have been 'take back control of some of our borders, but not the tricky one in Ireland because that would be too much bother'. Hmm... Pity nobody said that 3yrs ago.
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