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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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That was US and some other countries which required visas. For the EU, your UK had to still be valid on your date of return to the UK.
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Old 03.09.2019, 17:36
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A no-deal Brexit could be classed as a natural disaster akin to flooding and earthquakes by the European Union, it has been reported.

The bloc is said to be considering the move that would release emergency funds to the member states most affected.

EU officials would distribute cash from the bloc's solidarity fund, which was set up in 2002 in response to severe weather that year.

What a misuse of funds BREXIT is not 'a natural disaster'
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Old 03.09.2019, 17:39
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A no-deal Brexit could be classed as a natural disaster akin to flooding and earthquakes by the European Union, it has been reported.

The bloc is said to be considering the move that would release emergency funds to the member states most affected.

EU officials would distribute cash from the bloc's solidarity fund, which was set up in 2002 in response to severe weather that year.

What a misuse of funds BREXIT is not 'a natural disaster'
No, just a national disaster.
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A no-deal Brexit could be classed as a natural disaster akin to flooding and earthquakes by the European Union, it has been reported.

The bloc is said to be considering the move that would release emergency funds to the member states most affected.

EU officials would distribute cash from the bloc's solidarity fund, which was set up in 2002 in response to severe weather that year.

What a misuse of funds BREXIT is not 'a natural disaster'
I guess they don't have an emergency fund called "Man-made clusterf00k", though...

Although, thinking about it, maybe the EU will just top the fund back up again with the UK's divorce settlement billions...
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Old 03.09.2019, 17:44
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I had been led to believe by Jim that the UK was an irrelevance to the EU, clearly it's not.
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Old 03.09.2019, 18:02
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Timing is everything:

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LIVE: Boris Johnson loses Commons majority as former minister defects

Former minister Phillip Lee defects from Tories to join Lib Dems
https://news.sky.com/story/live-mps-...rexit-11801143
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Old 03.09.2019, 18:04
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Bozza has lost his majority. Oops.

Edit: Beaten to the punch!
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Old 03.09.2019, 18:09
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Bozza has lost his majority. Oops.

Edit: Beaten to the punch!
Does that mean his government has fallen or there has to be a vote of no confidence for that to happen? What do we expect next? I figured some MPs would vote against the govt but I didn't see one defecting before voting even started.
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Old 03.09.2019, 18:58
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I figured some MPs would vote against the govt but I didn't see one defecting before voting even started.
And if anyone cares to see an MP quite literally cross the house, it came just after the PM
marked the anniversary of the German invasion of Poland and said Britain stands for democracy and the rule of law. This was the look on his face as he realised what just happened.

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Just in case he didn't cotton on to what just happened, Ian Blackford rubbed it in...

"One of the most remarkable things that took place during the statement was to see the member for Bracknell cross the floor. Prime minister: You've lost your majority."

Just for the record, Dr. Philip Lee is a medical doctor and still practices part-time as a GP.
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Boris really needs the DUP now.. sweet talk Arlene this evening, Bojo?

Hang on, haven't we been here before?
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Old 03.09.2019, 19:17
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sweet talk Arlene this evening, Bojo?
I'm sorry, and I know I shouldn't say this, but she looks like a bulldog sucking a wasp. Match made in heaven
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Boris really needs the DUP now.. sweet talk Arlene this evening, Bojo?

Hang on, haven't we been here before?
DUP’s not very Brexity, is it? It’s a lot of other things but...
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I'm sorry, and I know I shouldn't say this, but she looks like a bulldog sucking a wasp. Match made in heaven
The hilarious thing the DUP are losing ground quick and fast in NI with their red lines and ideology.. haha. You couldn't make this sh!t up.
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The DUP don't give a toss about the GFA and would be happy to see a hard border returning. They want Brexit to stop only because it threatens their connection to the UK.. they know full well a border down the Irish sea is a real possibility.

Your move Boris.
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Is anyone else watching the news like I used to watch horror films as a kid: from behind a cushion with the remote ready?

Jeebers indeed.
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Does that mean his government has fallen or there has to be a vote of no confidence for that to happen? What do we expect next? I figured some MPs would vote against the govt but I didn't see one defecting before voting even started.
Still has to be a vote of no confidence, but obviously there can only be a three line whip for his own party... and he's no longer got a majority even if all the remaining Tories did vote his way. I think there only needs to be 275 to trigger No Confidence. Someone will gleefully correct me if I'm wrong. I CBA to Google. Littlest R sleeping.
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Not yet. Just watched Kay Burley's interview with Dr Philip Lee who said, whilst he's been mulling over his decision for quite some time, for him the straw that broke the camel's back was yesterday morning's LBC exchange between Jacob Rees-Mogg and the neurologist, Dr David Nicholl.
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Not yet. Just watched Kay Burley's interview with Dr Philip Lee who said, whilst he's been mulling over his decision for quite some time, for him the straw that broke the camel's back was yesterday morning's LBC exchange between Jacob Rees-Mogg and the neurologist, Dr David Nicholl.
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Is anyone else watching the news like I used to watch horror films as a kid: from behind a cushion with the remote ready?

Jeebers indeed.
Twitter is better: https://twitter.com/BBCPolitics/stat...13412472082432

Anna Soubry sticking it to Boris, lol. Brilliant!

She asks him if it's true he rang The Telegraph to complain about Peter Foster's article today. That face speaks volumes.. he has no answer.
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