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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 31.01.2020, 17:26
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When did I say that, we have 3 cars between us at the moment.
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When did I say that, we have 3 cars between us at the moment.
Just remembered something about not being interested in cars and that you'd never spent more than 1000 on one.
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Old 31.01.2020, 17:32
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Just remembered something about not being interested in cars and that you'd never spent more than 1000 on one.
I have never owned a new car & have always spent more than 1000. The cars we own are all either 2009/2010 first registered. I prefer to invest in equities than depreciating assets.
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I have never owned a new car & have always spent more than 1000. The cars we own are all either 2009/2010 first registered. I prefer to invest in equities than depreciating assets.
I'm sure you wrote that you'd never paid more than 1000 for a car. My memory must be playing tricks on me.
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Old 31.01.2020, 18:08
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I'm sure you wrote that you'd never paid more than 1000 for a car. My memory must be playing tricks on me.
Well I have previously admitted to owning a 1983 Porsche 911, bought in CH with just 29000 km. You are confusing me with one of your leftie friends
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Please advise Her Majesty that the European Union flags will continue to fly over Holyrood alongside
the Blue Saltire of Scotland and the Union Jack of the United Kingdom beyond Brexit Day.

BBC News Scotland - European Union flag to stay up at Holyrood after Brexit
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Vigils and celebrations as Scots mark Brexit Day.

BBC News Scotland - Scots mark Brexit with Vigils or Celebrations
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Old 31.01.2020, 19:03
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Please advise Her Majesty that the European Union flags will continue to fly over Holyrood alongside
the Blue Saltire of Scotland and the Union Jack of the United Kingdom beyond Brexit Day.

BBC News Scotland - European Union flag to stay up at Holyrood after Brexit
Childish.

But we could send them a Swiss flag anytime, if they just like colourfull pieces of cloth flying in the wind.
In case of a hissy fit they can even burn it. a) it's allowed and b) we send them a polyester one (could cause bad burn injuries though).
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Childish.

But we could send them a Swiss flag anytime, if they just like colourfull pieces of cloth flying in the wind.
In case of a hissy fit they can even burn it. a) it's allowed and b) we send them a polyester one (could cause bad burn injuries though).

Or - dare I say it ? - Scotland the Brave !!!
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Old 31.01.2020, 19:07
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Or - dare I say it ? - Scotland the Brave !!!
I'm not impressed.
Or should I say amused?
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-50838994

Brexit: What is the transition period?

Boris Johnson could decide to extend the transition period (as long as the EU also agreed to it). Under the terms of the withdrawal agreement, the transition period is allowed to be extended by 12 or 24 months.


So the saga could continue for another three years almost? Almost 7 years in total.

This thread is barely at the half-way point...
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Old 31.01.2020, 19:09
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After tonight, can we change the thread title or start a new one with these possible titles:

The Brexit aftermath thread: actual consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in the EU.

The Brexit aftermath thread:What the hell have we done?

The Brexit aftermath thread:Why didn't we do it sooner?
Brexit hasn't happened yet. Not properly. The UK is still transitioning. At the moment (in just under 5 hours time, anyway) it just self-identifies as not part of the EU.
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Boris intends to snub the Scots & other home nations, as well as the continentals with a full English menu
for tonights Brexit Day celebrations.

The Mirror - Inside Boris Johnson's exclusive Brexit bash with full English fayre menu
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Old 31.01.2020, 19:21
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Brexit hasn't happened yet. Not properly. The UK is still transitioning. At the moment (in just under 5 hours time, anyway) it just self-identifies as not part of the EU.
I wonder what overseas countries identify the UK as tomorrow?

Seems to me this transition period is not really a good thing. GB is "nicht Fisch, nicht Vogel" as a German saying goes and can't really be dealt with in a serious manner.
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https://www.bbc.com/news/live/uk-politics-51324431

MP Sammy Wilson says the UK is breaking free from the "EU prison" and the "dank dungeon which has bound our economy, stunted our growth and restricted our economic freedom".

"It is important that the government does not allow the EU to continue its control through conditions attached in the negotiations which now have to follow about what our relationship is outside the walls of the European Union," he says.

"It is already apparent from what EU negotiators are saying that they will be aiming to keep Britain on a very short leash and if the prime minister and the government do not robustly oppose the EU in these future negotiations then Brexit will not be done."
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MP Sammy Wilson says the UK is breaking free from the "EU prison" and the "dank dungeon which has bound our economy, stunted our growth and restricted our economic freedom".

"It is important that the government does not allow the EU to continue its control through conditions attached in the negotiations which now have to follow about what our relationship is outside the walls of the European Union," he says.

"It is already apparent from what EU negotiators are saying that they will be aiming to keep Britain on a very short leash and if the prime minister and the government do not robustly oppose the EU in these future negotiations then Brexit will not be done."
Poor Sammy he still does not get it... Boris will do a Canadian style deal with the EU by the end of the year, leaving NI and Sammy in the CU.
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Here's some Brexit light relief for Brexit Night !!

Boris and Trump together at last - video
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!!!HAPPY BREXIT DAY!!!



In a few short hours the UK will finally leave the European Union. Well done Remainers, you fought are hard fight, but now it's time for everyone to reconcile, unite and move on TOGETHER. We HAVE to because remember if you are British, at the stroke of twelve we ALL become Brexiteers!!

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Sorry, but that is a training wheels Brexit at best.
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unite and move on TOGETHER.

The irony is strong on this one......
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