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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 08.01.2020, 22:09
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He appears to have some weird fascination for me.
Wishful thinking
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Old 08.01.2020, 22:14
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Hardly, flower.
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Old 08.01.2020, 22:16
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the definition of bullying has changed quite a bit since my day.
Wow, you must be really old!

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Old 08.01.2020, 23:14
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It appears you have a thing for teachers though.....Odile, Rufus...MC....?

I'm kidding now but it is funny....sort of. It reminds me of those schoolboys who would say the most hurtful things to girls only to hide their feelings. It's not that, of course. It looks similarly childish though. I know it's internet but please don't forget that we're all people behind these screens and even though we shouldn't take anything too seriously here, sometimes we do. And we don't always react in the nicest or turn-the-other-cheek way. You're definitely better than that, FMF. I found many of your posts interesting, well written or funny but not this stuff with Rufus.

That being we said, could we please save what's left from this thread? Is it even still worth it? Give it a break maybe? Just wondering...
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Old 08.01.2020, 23:42
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Well if all else fails we might try posting about Brexit, but only in extremis
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Old 09.01.2020, 00:10
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Well if all else fails we might try posting about Brexit, but only in extremis
I, for one, do not like the idea. Do you think there might be some sort of vote?
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I suspect it's me he's abusing. He appears to have some weird fascination for me. Apparently it's absolutely fine to make unfounded, repeated attacks however so that's all right then. I'm supposed to just accept repeated slurs, libellous comments and gaslighting.

I've still yet to be enlightened as to the specifics. It appears that in disagreeing and speaking up I have inadvertently poked a sore patch. It's all in my poor little head, don'tcha know.

I think the racist trope has gone clear over some heads. The same heads who will now cry "woe is me".

Oh noooooooooo he has left me for a younger woman - tragic
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Meanwhile, Harry and that girl seem to do their own version of Brexit.
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Old 09.01.2020, 09:36
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Meanwhile, Harry and that girl seem to do their own version of Brexit.
He married Venus Williams did he not?
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He married Venus Williams did he not?
I think it was Serena.
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Meanwhile, Harry and that girl seem to do their own version of Brexit.
"Megxit" apparently.
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Good on the government.

Fresh from voting to not protect those pesky child refugees, they have now voted against keeping alive the Erasmus+ education program. In fairness, it would only bring more of those forrin kids in.
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Good on the government.

Fresh from voting to not protect those pesky child refugees, they have now voted against keeping alive the Erasmus+ education program. In fairness, it would only bring more of those forrin kids in.
Feck. That's rubbish.

They'll be reopening the work houses soon. We've already got the sugar tax so next it'll be the Windows tax...

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Oh noooooooooo he has left me for a younger woman - tragic
Men are so predictable, Odile..... (I'm joking...)

Though in all fairness, I have the feeling he wasn't the author of those nasty last comments you've got in private, but I might be wrong.

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Men are so predictable, Odile..... (I'm joking...)

Though in all fairness, I have the feeling he wasn't the author of those nasty last comments you've got in private, but I might be wrong.
I am married to an older woman & 4 out of 5 of my previous GFís were older.

The nasty comments by PM were nothing to do with me, if I have anything to say I post it on the thread as my posting history shows
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Feck. That's rubbish.

They'll be reopening the work houses soon. We've already got the sugar tax so next it'll be the Windows tax...
For people who canít find a job it would make sense after 10 years of scrounging for those able to work but just too lazy
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Back on topic EU wants zero tariffs & no quotas, being in the club & not paying

https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/ze...115340769.html
I would like to think that you're right, and it is refreshing to hear the noise coming from Brussels is a lot different to the drunken threats of Ms Von der Leyen's predecessor. I however think this is just the niceties as the EU Commission now realise they are dealing with a very different UK Government and one with the freedom to walk away from negotiations now that the Withdrawal agreement will be signed. Boris Johnson has made it clear that he wishes for the UK to diverge from the EU so either the EU has to eliminate one of its red lines or there will not be a trade deal.

I also expect it to me much harder for the EU to maintain a united front in the trade negotiations as all the states have completely different objectives. This is a different situation to the Withdrawal Agreement where their objectives were largely aligned (money, Ireland, rights of citizens).
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Good on the government.

Fresh from voting to not protect those pesky child refugees, they have now voted against keeping alive the Erasmus+ education program. In fairness, it would only bring more of those forrin kids in.

MPs haven't abandoned Erasmus+, they've just rejected to be bound to negotiate it by Parliament. Every other amendment has also been rejected. This is the direct consequence of the House's appalling actions in the last Parliament.
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I would like to think that you're right, and it is refreshing to hear the noise coming from Brussels is a lot different to the drunken threats of Ms Von der Leyen's predecessor. I however think this is just the niceties as the EU Commission now realise they are dealing with a very different UK Government and one with the freedom to walk away from negotiations now that the Withdrawal agreement will be signed. Boris Johnson has made it clear that he wishes for the UK to diverge from the EU so either the EU has to eliminate one of its red lines or there will not be a trade deal.
I also expect it to me much harder for the EU to maintain a united front in the trade negotiations as all the states have completely different objectives. This is a different situation to the Withdrawal Agreement where their objectives were largely aligned (money, Ireland, rights of citizens).
Did you only read the headline in that article too?

Devil's in the detail (or further in the article in this case).
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