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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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Clapham South tube station is in a Conservative ward (Balham).

Clapham Junction is in a very strong Conservative ward (Northcote).

I stood on "the wrong side of the tracks" - Latchmere Ward immediately to the North of Clapham Junction - so the politics of Clapham is something I know very well (although noting the obvious fact that Clapham Junction isn't actually in Clapham).
So you’ll know both are in Labour constituencies as well. And yes, Battersea Junction just doesn’t sound right does it? 😬
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Ah what an omen- I met my OH on the train, at Clapham Jct- March 1970 didn't turn either of us Tories. Putney and Roehampton where we later lived, and Weybridge/Walton where he grew up, were much posher than Clapham, for sure.
Roehampton posh????? I was a governor of the local school, and posh is the last word I'd use to describe the area.

I lived in Melrose Road, on the border between Putney and Southfields. Know it?

The fact you lived in Putney explains your highly unrepresentative friendship group. It was the only seat the Conservatives lost to Labour in 2019, so literally represents the country least well out of all 650.
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Ah what an omen- I met my OH on the train, at Clapham Jct- March 1970 didn't turn either of us Tories. Putney and Roehampton where we later lived, and Weybridge/Walton where he grew up, were much posher than Clapham, for sure.
But then both you & your husband worked for th state, so hardly surprising you are left wing. The best people move upwards in their careers & grow out of their left wing views, alas that did not occur, I won't form an opinion of why.
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They stopped when Mrs Thatcher was elected & have done well ever since.
Erm, Vauxhall, Battersea, Tooting all Labour seats...
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So you’ll know both are in Labour constituencies as well. And yes, Battersea Junction just doesn’t sound right does it? ��
Yes - but the Clapham bit of Battersea would be very close even at present and would usually be pretty strongly Tory.

Battersea proper is much stronger for Labour.
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Roehampton posh????? I was a governor of the local school, and posh is the last word I'd use to describe the area.

I lived in Melrose Road, on the border between Putney and Southfields. Know it?

The fact you lived in Putney explains your highly unrepresentative friendship group. It was the only seat the Conservatives lost to Labour in 2019, so literally represents the country least well out of all 650.
Lol all a long time ago- Also lived at the Hospital, Queen Mary's - and on Putney Hill. But we had the sense to move out of London in 73, never to return.

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That has never been clear from reading your posts.
Words too big?
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Words too big?
No, perhaps it's more of a head size issue
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Lol all a long time ago- Also lived at the Hospital, Queen Mary's - and on Putney Hill. But we had the sense to move out of London in 73, never to return.
Where was the last place you lived in the UK ?

Can't imagine a teacher living on Putney hill now lol. Really really expensive nice flats almost universally
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Ah, could we return to the topic please.
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No, perhaps it's more of a head size issue
True.
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Ah, could we return to the topic please.
Sure. Brexit. I'm not a fan. You?
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Still waiting for that list ...
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Still waiting for that list ...
You need to wait. Brexit isn't instant gratification - its not even a policy, its the freedom to set own's policy.

Its like ambushing a new headteacher on his first day at the school and saying WHAT HAVE YOU DONE, THE OLD HEADTEACHER WAS SO MUCH BETTER, YOUVE DONE NOTHING

Although - yeah. Britain has done much better with covid vaccination than the EU so far. Better than all 27 countries so far (possibly 26 - Denmark was doing ok).
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sorry, but no, no comparison whatsoever.
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Still waiting for that list ...
Surely your continued bumping is effectively spam & not allowed on this forum.
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You need to wait. Brexit isn't instant gratification - its not even a policy, its the freedom to set own's policy
that was the idea- but this Deal does NOT give that freedom. It is based on a level playing field to ensure the UK is not able to produce goods or produce cheaper by not following same standards or rules- or tariffs will be applied.

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You need to wait. Brexit isn't instant gratification - its not even a policy, its the freedom to set own's policy.

Its like ambushing a new headteacher on his first day at the school and saying WHAT HAVE YOU DONE, THE OLD HEADTEACHER WAS SO MUCH BETTER, YOUVE DONE NOTHING

Although - yeah. Britain has done much better with covid vaccination than the EU so far. Better than all 27 countries so far (possibly 26 - Denmark was doing ok).
Don't feed the troll.
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https://www.facebook.com/groups/Rema...1467438794599/

Well done Sir- it is good to see that some people saw right through the lies. This link was deleted by MC, as I did not add a comment. I thought it was clear and self explanatory. And indicates that it was not, 'just the inttellectual lefities' who could see the truth. Those in the North, and all parts of the UK, fishermen, farmers, car workers, and so many more- have now changed their mind- as they see how it will all affect them so deeply. Sovereignty (whatever that means- this deal does not give the UK Sovereignty...) does not feed your family.
Cancel culture!...

Sorry JackieH, it's just too funny.
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Still waiting for that list ...
Ahem. Cough, Cough.

The list:

Loads of lovely pork and apple sausages in british supermarkets. yummy!
And stilton
and red leicester.

(I could stop there, but lets carry on).

Loads of Corona Vaccine.

Some minor things:

Ability to make trade deals round the world blah blah whatever not really interested in thats stuff.

plus now, da de daaaaaa:

no more speeding fines when you floor it in Europe! https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...eement-UK.html

Downsides of Brexit:

No ham sandwiches allowed through dutch border.
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