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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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Just google the Rees-Mogg story about flinging fish in the Thames.

Can't. Breathe.
Thanks for leading my train of thought/clicking through to James O'Brien's full show. The lad's been on top form today. http://www.lbc.co.uk/radio/presenter...e-with-brexit/
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Old 20.03.2018, 20:32
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I really would not be so sure, Germany car industry is about to be in severe pain with steel tariffs & the UK is a huge market for their products.
Gee which is better a market of 450m and the ability to trade in what is to them an under valued currency or 65m. What you know about business and economics could be written on the back of a matchbox.
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Old 20.03.2018, 21:55
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rofl indeed- now where is that video of the reporter being hit with a very big fish when reporting a storm in UK - coulde anyone make my day and photoshop it with Rees-Mogg - oh please, pretty please
Ah well, never mind - I'll just have to dream it ...

https://youtu.be/EqLpNlfruHY
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Old 21.03.2018, 12:49
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Protesters [including Nigel Farage] throw fish into Thames in Brexit deal protest

Ukip accused of failing to protect British interests in Brussels

"[Farage] failed to attend any meetings of the influential fisheries committee between February 2010 and December 2012, when he turned up to vote on the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy.

One MEP on the committee said: “For three hours during the morning he sat, looking somewhat bemused, as we ploughed through hundreds of amendments. He voted for or against some and abstained on many.”

Mr Farage did not attend the final vote on how much of the catch fishermen should throw away, despite having described the policy previously as “shameful”. Soon afterwards, he resigned from the committee."


Farage is just after publicity, clearly could give as much of a toss about fishermen as he does the dead fish he tossed in.
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Old 21.03.2018, 16:56
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According to the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply’s (CIPS’s) latest Brexit survey, 11% of the responding companies have already shifted part of their workforce out of the UK, and 9% have lost contracts or had them cancelled.

It also found that 14% of EU firms with UK suppliers have already moved parts of their business out of the UK to reduce their exposure to Brexit risk.

The CIPS said one third of UK businesses (32%) have increased their prices as a result of Brexit, and a further two fifths plan to follow suit.

Moreover, 41% of businesses will increase their prices to consumers to offset potential costs of Brexit, while 23% plan to cut jobs.

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Old 21.03.2018, 17:15
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Something weird going on with the comments under this BBC article (Protesters [including Nigel Farage] throw fish into Thames in Brexit deal protest). Pro-Brexit posts are being voted down and pro-Remain/EU posts up. It's usually the other way round. Maybe it's a national holiday in Russia, or something.
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Old 21.03.2018, 21:42
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Farage is just after publicity, clearly could give as much of a toss about fishermen as he does the dead fish he tossed in.
He was called out on that a while a go:

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Old 22.03.2018, 08:02
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Anybody else here thinking that May has totally capitulated to EU demands?
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Old 22.03.2018, 08:07
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Anybody else here thinking that May has totally capitulated to EU demands?
Well she had no cards to play did she?
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Old 22.03.2018, 08:15
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Well she had no cards to play did she?
Sure she did.
She could have acted as a leader and dropped Brexit after the last general election.
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Old 22.03.2018, 11:25
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UK passports 'to be made in France after Brexit'

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Old 22.03.2018, 11:43
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Sour grapes moaning by De La Rue. I assume they outbid other potential suppliers before, now the tables have been turned. If they thought only UK bidders would be allowed now or after Brexit they need their heads examining.
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Old 22.03.2018, 12:14
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Anybody else here thinking that May has totally capitulated to EU demands?
How are we to know when she refused to reveal her opening gambit.

Personally, I reckon she'll have conceded anything just to be able to start negotiating trade deals and avoid a 'cliff edge'.
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Old 22.03.2018, 21:15
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Personally, I reckon she'll have conceded anything just to be able to start negotiating trade deals and avoid a 'cliff edge'.
That may be the case, but the problem is that even if she can the others will not want to start until the WTO trade schedules are agreed. The EU proposal to split off a potion of current EU schedules in favour of the UK, met with universal opposition. A large portion of the transition period may end up being spent on that exercise.
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Daily Mail is trying to rally all the outraged gammons into signing their petition.

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Daily Mail is trying to rally all the outraged gammons into signing their petition.

Thought they wanted to be "open to the world"?

Labour Leave campaign was funded by UKIP and Tory donors
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Old 28.03.2018, 16:34
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Apologies ? LOL no way from Rees-Mogg:

from TheNew European today:

It was, by any standards, a belter of a clarification.

Appearing on page 2 of The Sun yesterday, it ran to 214 words - incredibly, longer than the original article it was correcting.

It followed an article in the paper last month in which they calculated the enormous savings which would be enjoyed by British consumers once the UK had freed itself from the strait-jacket of the EU's customs union. Nike trainers would cost £20.40 less! Steak down £1.68! Cigarettes slashed by £6.16! "Mozzarella-type cheese" - as opposed to, you know, mozzarella - snipped by 69p!

It was shared approvingly by Jacob Rees-Mogg, the Tory hardliner ranked by the bookies as the party's likely next leader, who posted it on Twitter with the message "Thanks to the Sun for calculating the huge savings for us all outside the Customs Union, except for the one on cigarettes which no government would pass on". 3,143 people retweeted it and 5,356 liked it.

The only problem, the only slight botheration, was that it was innumerate twaddle, as Mr Rees-Mogg likely knew.

As many pointed out at the time, and as the Sun acknowledged yesterday, the whole piece, which has long been removed from its website, was based on a fundamental misunderstanding of how tariffs work along with a litany of other errors.

http://www.theneweuropean.co.uk/top-...gn=SocialPilot
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And from the Guardian, a lits of promises broken since the campaign:

https://www.theguardian.com/politics...pped?CMP=fb_gu
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https://news.sky.com/story/whistle-b...ation-11307465
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Whistle-blower 'doubtful' Gove did not know of Vote Leave donation A Vote Leave volunteer says he is "highly doubtful" the MP did not know about the group's alleged breach of spending limits.
https://news.sky.com/story/whistle-b...ation-11307465
Hope I'm wrong, but tend to think this is going to fizzle out. It's surely unlikely to generate much public outrage anyway, give the referendum result and the £9 million spent by the government on the anti-Brexit leaflet.
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