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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 12.12.2019, 21:13
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Why are Brexiteers always dyslexic on here?
Why can I not read 'Brexiteer' without this tune popping into my head?

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Where do you think teachers, medical staff, police, judges, prosecutors and other categories belong to? Are they middle classes or just paupers. Because they might have a different opinion.
They absolutely are, but whatever they are going through as a community, it is not nearly as bad as what the Jewish community is going through today.

Read this and try to understand this is the most important reason to avoid a Jeremy Corbyn led Labour government.

https://twitter.com/sara_rose_g/stat...79695643463691
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Old 12.12.2019, 21:37
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They absolutely are, but whatever they are going through as a community, it is not nearly as bad as what the Jewish community is going through today.

Read this and try to understand this is the most important reason to avoid a Jeremy Corbyn led Labour government.

https://twitter.com/sara_rose_g/stat...79695643463691
Mate we agree antisemitism is wrong. But it's got nothing to do with the election. BREXIT.
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Old 12.12.2019, 21:55
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It works because there is an overriding authority, ZVV, that can deal with all these organisations more easily because they are all public.

The one place in the UK with decent transport (in my experience) is London where TFL does a similar job. Underground and Overground are publically owned, the busses admittedly not but also highly controlled and specified. One simple, joined-up ticketing system. Works less well in the regular rail which are all more privatised but as that mainly affects south of the river I'm less fussed about that
Yes this. Same in Manchester too. TfGM does a great job.
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If the exit poll is to be believed then I’m so happy first and foremost for our treasured Jewish community!!!
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Mate we agree antisemitism is wrong. But it's got nothing to do with the election. BREXIT.
No, a vote for Labour was enabling antisemitism. If you voted Labour, you should own it.

And as for Brexit, I’ve always said that Remain are very good at winning every battle as long as it doesn’t involve asking the people. If the exit poll is to believed, it will be a remarkable victory for Brexit and democracy.
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No, a vote for Labour was enabling antisemitism. If you voted Labour, you should own it.

And as for Brexit, I’ve always said that Remain are very good at winning every battle as long as it doesn’t involve asking the people. If the exit poll is to believed, it will be a remarkable victory for Brexit and democracy.
Do you think it is God's will or does it have to do more with Rupert Murdoch's will? Well, he's almost a semi-god. Semi-dog, rather.
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If the exit poll is to be believed then I’m so happy first and foremost for our treasured Jewish community!!!
You are flogging an irrelevant horse. And it is, amongst other things, deathly dull.
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Majority of 86 for Boris, wow.

Say what you want about the man, he has a talent for winning elections.
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Majority of 86 for Boris, wow.

Say what you want about the man, he has a talent for winning elections.
Like Trump.



I'm expecting a new thread:

"Will Boris be..........?"
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Majority of 86 for Boris, wow.

Say what you want about the man, he has a talent for winning elections.
It's truly frightening. IMO.
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Old 12.12.2019, 23:38
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That's a tough one.

Do you think it is God's will or does it have to do more with Rupert Murdoch's will? Well, he's almost a semi-god. Semi-dog, rather.
Reminds me of the Trump supporter who said "God sent us Trump"; the response was "He must have run out of locusts".

UK exit polls are usually very accurate so it looks like a stunning victory for Boris.

The exit poll is also forecasting SNP: 55 - up 20 and Brexit party 0!
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It's truly frightening. IMO.
Would make EU's job much easier and with far less regrets, though.
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Reminds me of the Trump supporter who said "God sent us Trump"; the response was "He must have run out of locusts".

UK exit polls are usually very accurate so it looks like a stunning victory for Boris.

The exit poll is also forecasting SNP: 55 - up 20 and Brexit party 0!
Reminds me of "shit times ahead", regardless of the champagne of today. Even those who voted Tories with the hope to support their community, their background, will have a huuuuge disappointment. Mark my words.
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Would make EU's job much easier and with far less regrets, though.
I think there will be plenty of regrets.
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I think there will be plenty of regrets.
Yes, but people's regrets won't matter. Each side in these negotiations will sulk and show their tough side. It's a mess. And at the end of the day no-one would get what they really wanted.
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On a less optimistic note, we now have a government willing to accept crashing out of the EU on “WTO rules”.
The elephant in this room is the US has engineered the collapse of the WTO.

Unhappy with the many judgments that went against it, the US has refused to appoint sufficient judges to keep the WTO court quorate. Consequently, the most senior WTO court has gone.
Now that it’s gone, there’s nothing stopping international trade reverting to the law of the jungle.

What the effect will be on the UK and trading is impossible to forecast
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On a less optimistic note, we now have a government willing to accept crashing out of the EU on “WTO rules”.
The elephant in this room is the US has engineered the collapse of the WTO.

Unhappy with the many judgments that went against it, the US has refused to appoint sufficient judges to keep the WTO court quorate. Consequently, the most senior WTO court has gone.
Now that it’s gone, there’s nothing stopping international trade reverting to the law of the jungle.

What the effect will be on the UK and trading is impossible to forecast
The good part is that Russian trolls will take a break?
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The Tories have won the Blyth Valley seat from Labour for the first time since its creation in 1950.

Wow! A straw in the wind supporting the exit poll.

Blyth Valley is on the coast and north of Newcastle on Tyne
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