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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 03.09.2019, 19:22
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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.
‘Yes or no?’
‘Harummpharugarunfumumamamum...’

Close enough to ‘guilty as charged’.
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Old 03.09.2019, 19:41
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Boris wants to be a Trump but luckily not all MPs are as malleable (cowardly) as Congressmen.

As was posted "horror story"!
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Doctor! The patient’s flatlining! Quick....fetch Jacob Rees Mogg!

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Hmm..would I rather a trained doctor or a muppet like Fleas Maggot in-between bitty from Nanny in the back of the Bently work out healthcare contingency planning?
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Old 03.09.2019, 19:58
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Bozo’s speeches are one long bout of flatulence. So the Trump emulation may not be too far off.

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Boris wants to be a Trump but luckily not all MPs are as malleable (cowardly) as Congressmen.

As was posted "horror story"!
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Old 03.09.2019, 21:27
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Well, careless Boris has just been told again.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-49571856
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Old 03.09.2019, 21:41
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Bozo’s speeches are one long bout of flatulence.
Just forced myself to watch Rees-Mogg's debate. It's a close call.
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Old 03.09.2019, 22:17
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Just forced myself to watch Rees-Mogg's debate. It's a close call.
Bercow was well able for him. Ken Clarke tore strips off him.

Dominic Grieve was brilliant.. and now Rees-Mogg is slouching on the bench like a petulant teenager.

Nanny is going to have to deal with tears and tantrums before beddy-byes tonight.
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Old 03.09.2019, 22:31
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Rees-Mogg is slouching on the bench like a petulant teenager.

Nanny is going to have to deal with tears and tantrums before beddy-byes tonight.
😂 Brilliant!
It really is like watching a child who's overtired but fighting to stay awake.
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�� Brilliant!
It really is like watching a child who's overtired but fighting to stay awake.
Caroline Lucas more or less told him to sit up. His response: a bad tempered fiddle about with his nineteenth century spectacles.

Who needs Netflix when you can watch the House of Commons live?

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Old 03.09.2019, 23:34
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What a night!

https://twitter.com/breeallegretti/s...98058417373184

Tory rebels tonight - 21:

Bebb
Benyon
Brine
Alistair
Clark
Clarke
Gauke
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Gyimah
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Old 03.09.2019, 23:49
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I'm glad Vaizey joined them. He was reportedly unsure but he's in damned good company.
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What if the EU doesn't agree to another delay?
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Old 03.09.2019, 23:54
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What if the EU doesn't agree to another delay?
Hard BREXIT
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Old 04.09.2019, 00:06
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Johnson is a record setting PM indeed. He is:

...the PM who lost a byelection in the shortest time from taking office.
...the first PM to lose his first Commons vote since Roseberry in 1894.
...and (though this one isn't confirmed yet) the PM who lost his majority in the shortest time from taking office.

But he's got a new puppy so everything's ok
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Old 04.09.2019, 06:57
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Government lost 52-48%

They should get over it...
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That's unusual unless your family were also immigrants. In that case, I would find it more understandable and have examples of that within my own family.
None were as far as I know. But better opportunities to use other languages whilst still in the UK if living with foreigners.
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You keep saying that.
In an earlier post you said that you'd been living outside of the UK for 15yrs 8mths and 3 weeks at the time of the EU Referendum. That would mean that you left the UK in early October, 2000 and have now lived outside of the UK for 18yrs 11mths. It would also mean that at the very most, you were 18yrs and 11mths old when you left, which is pretty young (though not unheard of) to emigrate to another country without your family.
Close, but no coconut. I left when you said, but it wasn't the first time I had left. I'd been ou tof the UK before and went back for a couple of years.
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1. Were any of your family resident in the UK and eligible to vote in 1973?
2. If your family left the UK when you did, they wouldn't have been legally eligible to vote in the 2016 Referendum.
3. You're hardly going to know family who voted Remain if they weren't eligible to vote at all.
All were eligible to vote in both 1973 and 2016. None have ever left the UK.
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I'm staggered that you even bothered to vote in the referendum when you only lived in the UK for a maximum of 11mths as an adult.
As mentioned, your calculations are incomplete. 11 months would be the minimum. It would be more like 2.5 years.
Everyone who was aged 18-19 in 2016, had only been living in the UK for 1 year at the time of the referendum, yet were still able to vote, based on that short experience of living in the UK as an adult. They could have easily voted what they wanted and emigrated the next day, for good.

We will have to agree to disagree again, I'm sorry you are staggered, but I find it completely normal.

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I wonder what the EU thinks of this and if any extension would be granted after this whole thing. Again they are all just fighting over each other and any actual progress on talks is again on hold.
Mixed reactions as we have seen. But by and large, for as long as the UK continues to throw money away into the EU's greedy mouths by remaining a member, they will probably be happy to grant another extension. This is the idea I get when speaking to people from the UK. Most people are sick to the back teeth of the whole thing and want it over.
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Old 04.09.2019, 08:37
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None were as far as I know. But better opportunities to use other languages whilst still in the UK if living with foreigners.
Close, but no coconut. I left when you said, but it wasn't the first time I had left. I'd been ou tof the UK before and went back for a couple of years. All were eligible to vote in both 1973 and 2016. None have ever left the UK. As mentioned, your calculations are incomplete. 11 months would be the minimum. It would be more like 2.5 years.
Everyone who was aged 18-19 in 2016, had only been living in the UK for 1 year at the time of the referendum, yet were still able to vote, based on that short experience of living in the UK as an adult. They could have easily voted what they wanted and emigrated the next day, for good.

We will have to agree to disagree again, I'm sorry you are staggered, but I find it completely normal.
Make sure to note all this down, there will be a test next period. Should be easy to remember if you aren't making it up though, right?
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Ken Clarke:

Father of the House
MP since 1970
Ex Sec of State Health
Ex Sec of State Education
Ex Home Secretary
Ex Chancellor
Ex Sec of State Justice

Told by Boris Johnson’s chief whip he’s no longer Tory MP.

https://twitter.com/paul__johnson/st...12299899789314
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Ken Clarke:

Father of the House
MP since 1970
Ex Sec of State Health
Ex Sec of State Education
Ex Home Secretary
Ex Chancellor
Ex Sec of State Justice

Told by Boris Johnson’s chief whip he’s no longer Tory MP.

https://twitter.com/paul__johnson/st...12299899789314
Head's spinning a bit from it all but does this mean that they are no longer eligible to vote in Parliament, particularly in the upcoming motion to block a no-deal? Sorry, lost the plot a bit on it all.

Or they can vote but just not as a Tory MP?

Gosh, what crazy times!
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