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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 16.10.2019, 21:41
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Current status seems to be that Boris has a changed deal that the EU will likely accept but so far he does not have even tentative agreement from the UK.

Did I ever write "you could not make this stuff up"?
They are not talking about changing the WA, they are talking about the political statement that goes with it....
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Old 16.10.2019, 21:46
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You do not know the Irish expression "vote early, vote often"?
One of the criteria for selecting impersonating officers, they should be good at remembering faces :-)
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Old 16.10.2019, 21:51
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If you are poor (and therefore traditionally less likely to be a Conservative voter, rather than say Labour) then there is a higher chance you won't have photo ID, as you don't go abroad (Passport) or own a car (Driver's Licence).
And how do you claim benefits? Surely they don’t take people’s word for it?
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Old 16.10.2019, 21:58
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There will be no Brexit deal this week, EU member states tell pro-EU MPs

https://twitter.com/TheNewEuropean/s...31498080395265

A cross-party delegation of pro-EU MPs - which included Dominic Grieve, David Lammy, Vince Cable and Caroline Lucas - have heard from EU member state representatives how there will be no agreement on a Brexit deal this week.

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Old 16.10.2019, 22:04
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And how do you claim benefits? Surely they don’t take people’s word for it?
Is all done with elastictrickery. And a mirror.

Real answer is, I believe, they are linked to national insurance number and a unique government gateway ID. I imagine an initial face to face meeting is also likely. Same as child benefit i think. That's mostly done online or over the phone.
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Old 16.10.2019, 22:56
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Is all done with elastictrickery. And a mirror.

Real answer is, I believe, they are linked to national insurance number and a unique government gateway ID. I imagine an initial face to face meeting is also likely. Same as child benefit i think. That's mostly done online or over the phone.
So these poor people in society that don't have a driving license, need a computer & internet connection. Pleased we cleared that up.
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Old 16.10.2019, 23:01
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So these poor people in society that don't have a driving license, need a computer & internet connection. Pleased we cleared that up.
Oh you absolute charmer, you. I shall just BLUSH...

Local libraries have PCs and internet access for free. Job Centres will help too. I said mostly. You really do love trying to be antagonistic don't you.
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Old 16.10.2019, 23:03
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Quite frankly, anyone who can't see any insistence on photo ID for voters as a classic example of Tory gerrymandering must either be a bit thick or have a vested interest in seeing the Tories stay in power.

Or, of course, both.
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Old 17.10.2019, 11:07
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They are not talking about changing the WA, they are talking about the political statement that goes with it....
Are you sure?
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Old 17.10.2019, 11:31
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The DUP says no. I guess there goes the wish of Boris and co of blaming the no-deal and the resulting chaos on the EU to gather support for his populist ideology.
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Old 17.10.2019, 12:36
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Tony Connelly RTE just tweeted "A deal has been done".
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Old 17.10.2019, 12:38
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Tony Connelly RTE just tweeted "A deal has been done".
Yep. Been following - his twitter page is brilliant!
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Old 17.10.2019, 12:45
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Juncker's comment on the deal:

https://twitter.com/JunckerEU/status...64705384124416
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Yep. Been following - his twitter page is brilliant!
We shall see now. Think I'll catch up on Corrie till someone bright has skim read it
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https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-50079385
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Tony Connelly RTE just tweeted "A deal has been done".
EU parlament will agree I guess, but predicting British parliament is like flipping a coin in the air...
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We shall see now. Think I'll catch up on Corrie till someone bright has skim read it

Leave that to Arlene. eh?
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Leave that to Arlene. eh?
Not on your Nellie!
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Tony Connelly RTE just tweeted "A deal has been done".
On German news they said yesterday that what ever the outcome of the talks, it has to go back to GB parliament and be approved.
Is that so?

Because reaching deals has not been the problem, getting them through at home is.
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