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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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That's typical Politico bullshit and an obvious lie.

The sites haven't been taken offline, just their .eu URLs have been revoked, the EU can't just take the sites down as the article (together with the headline) implies. If you know their IP they can still be reached, many will be available under a new domain name if it's worth it to hem.
leaveeuofficial.com for instance is the new domain for what used to be leave.eu
“Safari can not open the page because the server cannot be found”
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In short, almost 4 years after this thread was opened- do we all agree it's going swimmingly?
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In short, almost 4 years after this thread was opened- do we all agree it's going swimmingly?
Only according to the Number 10 press releases and whether Brits bask in the glory of having
A Pinta per person per Day as in the Good Old Days !!

Pick up a Pinta for all it's worth advert
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Only according to the Number 10 press releases and whether Brits bask in the glory of having
A Pinta per person per Day as in the Good Old Days !!

Pick up a Pinta for all it's worth advert
Might be less than a pinta per day when a quarter of Britain's milk is imported
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Old 11.01.2022, 15:11
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But your bevvy will come in Imperial pints!
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Old 11.01.2022, 15:19
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But your bevvy will come in Imperial pints!
Hallelujah!!
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What about those BYOBPs at Boris's - hope their brought champagne in Pint bottles, and not from France, hey.

This made me laugh ...

Tense days ahead as Boris Johnson waits to find out if enquiry ordered by Boris Johnson to be completed by Boris Johnson's mate, finds out if Boris Johnson attended a party at Boris Johnson's home !

From HIGNFU!

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So much discussion now about whether Boris should resign or be pushed ... and the reply is regularly this 'he is an idiot, a liar and a fraud- but I forgive hime because he 'got Brexit done'.

Just seen this, from Deborah Meaden (she knows a thing or two about successful business!) - and the perfect answer to the above

''Those quoting 'he got Brexit done' ... any fool can sign an agreement... but if it doesn't work, and it doesn't deliver what was expected... then that is getting a SIGNATURE done
and leaving a shedload of trouble to unpick. That's where we are''

she forgot to say that the unpicking cannot be done by the UK unilaterally. The Deal has been signed, so any changes have to be approved by all sides. So, sorry, but NO- he has not got Brexit done.
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An interesting opinion piece here:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opini...treme-caution/

As bad as Johnson appears to be, who would be the choice to get the Conservatives through the next election unscathed on such short notice?
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For sure, a real concern. The ERG put him there to win a majority- he was their tool and clown, now served his purpose and become a liability. They will now want to appoint one of their own and gain full power.
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For sure, a real concern. The ERG put him there to win a majority- he was their tool and clown, now served his purpose and become a liability. They will now want to appoint one of their own and gain full power.
Well shouldn't be long now before we know whether Boris Johnson's reputation as a 'Teflon Prime Minister' ( criticisms don't seem
to stick on him ) survives the Downing Street lockdown parties or not.
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Well shouldn't be long now before we know whether Boris Johnson's reputation as a 'Teflon Prime Minister' ( criticisms don't seem
to stick on him ) survives the Downing Street lockdown parties or not.
Well the Australians kicked Novax out, because they didn’t like no rule for them, but lots of rules for us.

The average Brit is as least as smart as the average Australian.
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It will be very interesting to see this how this clash plays out in Parliament, with many of the Tories constituents,
particularly those Tories elected in the former Labour heartlands of the North, 'up in arms' over the Covid rule
breaking over parties in Downing Street vs the fundamentalist Eurosceptic wing of the Tory party, called the ERG
who regard Boris Johnson as their Brexit Messiah.

Somethings got to give.
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He is apparently planning massive sackings all around him, mainly in Civil Service, to deflect from himself. Don't think it is going to wash with the Public, nor anyone else.
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Some really Hilarious tweets from #DowningStreetParty


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He is apparently planning massive sackings all around him, mainly in Civil Service, to deflect from himself. Don't think it is going to wash with the Public, nor anyone else.
In particular the said Civil Service. I wonder if they have a few (more) stories to tell.
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Never fear they serve real ale British Pints - none of your EU Litres here & sponsored by JD Wetherspoons !!

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BJ surprise announcement today on cancelling the BBC licence fee likely has nothing to do with the Bring Your Own Bottle party reporting
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Amazon has announced that from 19 January 2022, customers will no longer be able to make purchases using Visa credit cards issued in the UK.

Payments using Visa debit cards and other credit cards, such as American Express and Mastercard, will be unaffected.

The reason given is the high processing costs.

Now the UK is no longer in the EU card so issuers are no longer obliged to limit their charges to be within the EU caps on such charges, some are taking this opportunity to raise charges.
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BJ surprise announcement today on cancelling the BBC licence fee likely has nothing to do with the Bring Your Own Bottle party reporting
Unashamed pandering to the Brexit Pensioner vote who are looking to BJ to not only protect the British pint but
banish any whiff of metrication from the British Isles.
So far the Tories have been very good in bringing back 'nostalgia' for the Good Old days, like petrol queues
at the forecourts, empty shelves of fresh fruit & veg in many Supermarket stores during the countdown
to Christmas; as well as calls to 'Dig for Victory' now the Eastern European veg farm workers have gone.
Not to mention the dubious pleasure of form filling 'in triplicate' for exporting to the Continent from the
British Isles; as if joining the Common Market never happened back in the 1970's.

Yes for those who remember 'rationing both during and after the war' this must be manna from heaven for them
right now'

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Surely the time has come for Boris to 'circle the wagons' for a bit of herd immunity ?

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