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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, 14:30
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The most amazing part is he hasn't received any public award for it. They are given to failed politicians, business leaders to preside over disaster, all kinds of absolute turnips, yet here is someone who has spent the last 25 years trying to get Britain to believe in his vision, he's done it, Britain makes the most significant international move it's done since it joined 47 years ago and his reward ? nothing. because the people giving out the awards don't like his idea and so in their opinion he wont get one.

We give them out for winning games of football and running two laps of a running track fairly quickly, so it can all be kept in perspective.
There is still time to be awarede. Brexit hasn't happened yet.
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I dunno, I think it would mean something to him but he'd never admit it. plus it would ruin his carefully projected image as a "man of the people" which I don't really think he is.

It just seems a bit wrong that almost every minister gets promoted to being a lord no matter how much of a disaster they were when they tried to run their department yet someone who is a success in his "department", gets fully ignored because the judges dont like him.
Probably this is all true. I dare say he would accept one, but not sure how good PR it would be for the Govt/Royals to give someone so divisive an honour. Piers Morgan aside, I can't think of a more polarizing figure.

He doesn't have a totally savoury past either, especially in his earlier political party incarnations which were basically unfrocked BNP thugs.

Still, I think I would have a pint with him, but only if he was buying.
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Old 31.01.2020, 14:32
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I think he was bothered about being shunned. At the end he saw himself as helping the tories and it was clear he felt insulted that Boris never once reached out to him and that his efforts were never even once acknowledged
My heart bleeds for him...NOT!

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Oh, and Richard Tice... goodness grief what an absolute and utter plonker that man is. Like an extremely posh David Brent from The Office.
Thank you!
I'm relieved somebody else can see it. Tice just isn't that bright. I think many of us, at some time or another, have had a boss who makes you wonder how the hell they got to where they are.
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Old 31.01.2020, 14:41
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There is still time to be awarede. Brexit hasn't happened yet.
I do like the way brext happens at 11pm tonight, i.e. midnight according to the EU, not midnight according to the UK! There's saying your in charge, and then there's really being in charge!
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Old 31.01.2020, 14:43
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I do like the way brext happens at 11pm tonight, i.e. midnight according to the EU, not midnight according to the UK! There's saying your in charge, and then there's really being in charge!
So the EU gets to celebrate Feb 1st an hour before the UK? Sounds about right.
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Old 31.01.2020, 14:45
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So the EU gets to celebrate Feb 1st an hour before the UK? Sounds about right.
Depends on which EU country you are in, Portugal shares UK time.
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Old 31.01.2020, 14:55
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I do like the way brext happens at 11pm tonight, i.e. midnight according to the EU, not midnight according to the UK! There's saying your in charge, and then there's really being in charge!
I guess it's where what you leave is.
If the EU left UK, it would be at midnight UK-time?

On the other hand the Brits can say:"They tried to tell us we can't leave before midnight but sod them, we left an hour early"
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Old 31.01.2020, 15:09
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Depends on which EU country you are in, Portugal shares UK time.
As well as Ireland and the Canaries and Madeira.

The Azores won't celebrate it until 1am UK time.

Whereas Romania, Bulgaria etc already celebrate 1st Feb at 10pm UK time.
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Old 31.01.2020, 15:36
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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?
After 1330 pages and 27,000 posts (is this a record for EF?) on this thread perhaps it is a good idea to archive it. The next chapter should be 'Transition' for at least 11 months.

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Old 31.01.2020, 15:45
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Just set up a Bank Transfer from NatWest UK to France for Monday, it's free rather than the cost £10.00 previously.
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Old 31.01.2020, 15:49
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Just set up a Bank Transfer from NatWest UK to France for Monday, it's free rather than the cost £10.00 previously.
Well then, that'll make it all worth it. A tenner saved by Brexit.

Though the irony of you moving money to the EU does make me smile.
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Old 31.01.2020, 15:57
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I dunno, I think it would mean something to him but he'd never admit it. plus it would ruin his carefully projected image as a "man of the people" which I don't really think he is.

It just seems a bit wrong that almost every minister gets promoted to being a lord no matter how much of a disaster they were when they tried to run their department yet someone who is a success in his "department", gets fully ignored because the judges dont like him.
I genuinely think that if Farage and UKIP were in charge of the official Leave campaign then Remain would have won. The only thing Farage did was scare David Cameron into promising the referendum.

Cummings and his dark arts got the win
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Well then, that'll make it all worth it. A tenner saved by Brexit.

Though the irony of you moving money to the EU does make me smile.
Buying a bigger property in France, 6 times bigger to be precise , Fundsmith went up 32.5% in Euros in 2019 or 45.67% since I broke my back on 6 February 2018.
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Old 31.01.2020, 16:07
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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?
What our US friends term "pi##ing on the ashes"
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Buying a bigger property in France, 6 times bigger to be precise , Fundsmith went up 32.5% in Euros in 2019 or 45.67% since I broke my back on 6 February 2018.
Meh. It's still in France though.
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Old 31.01.2020, 16:12
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Meh. It's still in France though.
Indeed, huge tax bill to pay on purchase & annually.
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Buying a bigger property in France, 6 times bigger to be precise , Fundsmith went up 32.5% in Euros in 2019 or 45.67% since I broke my back on 6 February 2018.
That you with the whole of the Ardeche now then?
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Old 31.01.2020, 16:18
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That you with the whole of the Ardeche now then?
No, it's an expensive part of Rhône-Alpes, prices like in Z.H. although less than half of price of Verbier.
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Buying a bigger property in France, 6 times bigger to be precise , Fundsmith went up 32.5% in Euros in 2019 or 45.67% since I broke my back on 6 February 2018.

Let´s hope that continues as I just bought some Fundsmith stock
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Old 31.01.2020, 16:33
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Let´s hope that continues as I just bought some Fundsmith stock
It's just a matter of time, the longer the better. My wife is risk averse & had never invested in equities, her first investment has more than doubled. Of course it dripped about 6% in the first few weeks of her buying, that usually happens. My first holding was down 6 months after purchasing but is now well over a triple.
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