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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 24.09.2019, 13:46
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Slithey Gove might not be worse, but ...
Twas brillig, and the slithy goves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:

All mimsy were the borisgoves,

And the mome raabs outgrabe.
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Old 24.09.2019, 13:52
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The invites are out.. big party at Theresa May's house tonight.

Cummings may sneak out the back door of No. 10 and disappear into the abyss.

The Brexit Bully Boys days are over. What a day!
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Old 24.09.2019, 13:56
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Lovely day, every episode gets better and better, can't wait for the next one! Hopefully this show will never end!

Boris can now take matters in his own hands and appeal to the Court of Justice of the European Union!
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Old 24.09.2019, 14:05
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Old 24.09.2019, 14:08
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these people live in cuckoo land, since when was it down to the government to bail out a travel agent?? the writing has been on the wall for thomas cook for years, way too many high street shops with way too high overheads, inept directors who pay dividends and bounus's while the company are making huge losses. And what would have happened of they where given a blank cheque? would they pay off their debts and streamline the company, would they bollocks, it would be big fat bonus's all round and then the same again this time next year.

If the government really want to sort out the mess on the high street then would get rid of business rates, get rid of red tape, stop local councils charging a fortune for parking in town while allowing more development of out of town retail parks with free parking. but of course they won't as short term cash is king and these people are idiots.

All high st chain shops are dead, unless you're a coffee shop, forget it.

so in short, nothing to do with brexit and more to do with incompetent management.
Nothing to do with Brexit! I wrote Brexit was the final straw.

Perhaps you are not familiar with the expression? "The final straw that broke the camel's back".
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Old 24.09.2019, 14:11
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John Bercow speaking live now.
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Parliament prorogue unlawful!!!
Similarities to Trump never end

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52% of them probably
If the vile rumours about the intellectual capacity of Leave voters were true then probably 100%; since it was obvious for some time Thomas Cook were not in good shape and one needed relevant "get you back home" travel insurance!
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Old 24.09.2019, 14:19
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John Bercow speaking live now.
Bercow says Parliament will open tomorrow!!!
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Old 24.09.2019, 14:20
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bercow says parliament will open tomorrow!!!
11:30 a.m.
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Sometimes I think it is a shame that Loz got banned.
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Sometimes I think it is a shame that Loz got banned.
Hope he has a good supply of tissues for the tears.

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"Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage described the prime minister's decision to suspend Parliament as "the worst political decision ever" following the Supreme Court defeat."
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-49810679

Really? I would have thought Farage would have been in favour of the prorogation. Has he changed his tune?

Edit: Parliament was prorogued on 9 September and I can't see any comment on Farage's twitter feed around that time condemning or even commenting on the prorogation. This suggests that he was quite OK with it before and is now seeking to make political capital from the court ruling.
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Old 24.09.2019, 14:29
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"Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage described the prime minister's decision to suspend Parliament as "the worst political decision ever" following the Supreme Court defeat."
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-49810679

Really? I would have thought Farage would have been in favour of the prorogation. Has he changed his tune?

Know thy enemy. Cummings and Farage hate each other. And self interest: Farage wants his political life to continue and wants to avoid being wiped out by Boris. He'd almost vote remain, lol, so he can happily bleat on about brexit and the hateful EU for the next 20 years.
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Just done further perusal of Farage's Twitter feed and found evidence of him effectively endorsing prorogation.

Now:

"The calling of a Queen's Speech and prorogation is the worst political decision ever. Dominic Cummings must go."
https://twitter.com/Nigel_Farage/sta...36372045029376

Then (11 September, two days after prorogation), he comments on the Scottish court ruling that parliamentary suspension was unlawful:

"How can a Queen’s Speech be unlawful? The establishment will stop at nothing to frustrate the will of the people."
https://twitter.com/Nigel_Farage/sta...58506845884416
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John Bercow speaking live now.

John Bercow very much likes the sound of his own voice
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What happened?
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John Bercow very much likes the sound of his own voice
That is literally his job...


I wonder how Johnson is going to try and spin this. He's been referred to as a tinpot dictactor in the media.
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Boris Johnson to make a statement from NY in the next 30 minutes.

This might get ugly. Johnson's now fighting for his political career.
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