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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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Exactly this, Irish grandma.

Another platic paddy.


"Why do you want to be Oirish?"
"Oh? 'be Irish'? hahaha! I just want to be smug infront of my English friends"
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Another platic paddy.


"Why do you want to be Oirish?"
"Oh? 'be Irish'? hahaha! I just want to be smug infront of my English friends"
Yes. Irish is cool.
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Old 02.02.2020, 11:40
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I met a lovely German couple today. I said “Vorsprung Durch Brexit” They agreed. She is an economist, he a lawyer.....
I met a lovely French couple today. They said English people are healthier and overall superior than any other nation on Earth. She was a doctor, he an anthropologist...

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Old 02.02.2020, 11:42
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I met a lovely German couple today. I said “Vorsprung Durch Brexit” They agreed. She is an economist, he a lawyer.....
I know it has come as a surprise to you, but it's true that even the Germans can be polite.
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Old 02.02.2020, 16:41
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No! It'll be called the end of EU free roaming in GB day.
It could very well mean the end of UK mobile free roaming charges for Brits on holiday or on
business trips to an EU country after 31st December 2020.

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Old 02.02.2020, 16:51
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Plastic isn’t really too much of an insult for a man in his 30s, I’ve been a plastic jock for most of that time, adding plastic paddy to the repertoire isn’t too much of a burden. I think it rather reflects on the people who would use terms like paddy and jock if we’re honest.
We use the term Plastic Paddy to describe a special kind of person, usually an American who has a completely false sense of what it means to be Irish - thinks we dress up in green and of around saying 'Top of the morning to you', makes all kinds of statement on NI, which show he is clueless etc... really very annoying people.
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Old 02.02.2020, 16:55
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Another platic paddy.


"Why do you want to be Oirish?"
"Oh? 'be Irish'? hahaha! I just want to be smug infront of my English friends"
That is not what we describe as a Plastic Paddy.
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Old 02.02.2020, 17:03
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I met a lovely German couple today. I said “Vorsprung Durch Brexit” They agreed. She is an economist, he a lawyer.....
If you said the same thing to an Irish couple they probably agree with you as well and then comment in Irish to themselves so you won't understand - always easier to agree with a nutter!

Remember the clip of I think it was Ruby Wax, in Dublin, trying to wind up Irish people by telling them she was going to have tea with the Prime Minister? Classic.
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Old 02.02.2020, 17:59
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Plastic isn’t really too much of an insult for a man in his 30s, I’ve been a plastic jock for most of that time, adding plastic paddy to the repertoire isn’t too much of a burden. I think it rather reflects on the people who would use terms like paddy and jock if we’re honest.

It's not an insult, it's a mock.
You must have some pretty thin skin to think you were being insulted.
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Old 02.02.2020, 18:34
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It's not an insult, it's a mock.
You must have some pretty thin skin to think you were being insulted.
At least he can spell plastic correctly.
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It could very well mean the end of UK mobile free roaming charges for Brits on holiday or on
business trips to an EU country after 31st December 2020.

I’m not sure, on radio 5 they had an analyst giving their view and they thought the current roaming charges would stay because from a competition perspective the telco’s won’t want to be uncompetitive compared to their peers so most will keep the charge as is and absorb any impact.
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Old 02.02.2020, 22:01
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Loyalty to an imaginary set of lines on a map is the preserve of the hard of thinking.
Isn’t the while brexit debate ultimately about lines on a map?

Lines on a map do matter for a lot of people . As this thread shows.
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At least he can spell plastic correctly.

Don't cut yourself on that razor sharp wit.
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And as suggested in my text, those people are eejits.
Maybe some people don't have the privilege to hop from country to country so they develop an affinity for their 'imaginary lines' as that's the only home they have?
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That's possible, people adopt illogical bonds to all sorts of things. I for example support Arsenal because of a player who was great in WC Italy 1990 who went on to play for them. Not hugely logical, but I derive pleasure from seeing them do well, but objectively it's a pastime, I'm not going looking for other firms to have a dust up with and I would suggest people who take it that seriously are eejits too.

Friends and family aside, I think it's a bad idea to get too deeply entrenched in loyalty for most other things, be it country, God, or even something as minor as a football team you support.

Let's just say investing too much loyalty into something that cannot be reciprocal is a poor life choice.
I guess the Palestinians should just forget about the illogical bonds they have to their imaginary lines and accept Trump's Deal of the Century then.
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I guess the Palestinians should just forget about the illogical bonds they have to their imaginary lines and accept Trump's Deal of the Century then.
Yes, they should. It's long overdue.

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Haha, good try, but isn't the issue here Israel trying to sneakily increase the size of their lines?
Who cares, the lines are imaginary anyway 😉
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Political journalists boycotted a Downing Street briefing on Monday after one of Boris Johnson’s aides banned selected reporters from attending.

The confrontation took place inside No 10 after Lee Cain, Johnson’s most senior communications adviser, tried to exclude reporters from the Mirror, the i, HuffPost, PoliticsHome, the Independent and others from an official government briefing.

The briefing was due to be given by government officials, who are meant to be politically neutral but did not happen because of the walkout.

Labour said the move by Johnson’s team showed the prime minister was “resorting to tactics imported from Donald Trump to hide from scrutiny”.
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There is no excuse for Boris here as he is an ex-journalist and well understands how such things should work.
Anyway, kudos to the journalists who walked out to support their colleagues.
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Gets worse, just when you think surely not!


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There is no excuse for Boris here as he is an ex-journalist and well understands how such things should work.
Anyway, kudos to the journalists who walked out to support their colleagues.
It was never going to get better. Roll on the next GE.
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It was never going to get better. Roll on the next GE.
Talking about UK GEs, I managed to shock a Swiss friend last night when I explained to him that Johnson only got 43% of the votes. He just assumed that as he got 56% of the seats he must have received that level of votes. I suspect a lot of Swiss would have the same misunderstanding.

He was even more shocked when I explained the House of Lords to him.

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