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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 23.12.2018, 21:47
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Pharmaceutical organisations working with Whitehall to maintain medicine supplies in the event of a no-deal Brexit have signed 26 “gagging orders” that bar them from revealing information to the public.

Figures show that 16 drug companies and 10 trade associations have been asked to sign non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) which prevent them from revealing any information related to contingency plans drawn up with the Department of Health and Social Care.
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Troops!, non-disclosure agreements!; is this what people voted for?
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Old 23.12.2018, 22:10
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I just hope it's just May trying to terrorize her MPs into voting her deal because even if 10% of these are true and the UK will need the army to keep supplies going then this will go down the books as the most retarded and suicidal move ever made by a rich, first world nation.
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Old 24.12.2018, 11:24
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Santa will be banned after Brexit

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Festive wishes to all!
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Santa will be banned after Brexit

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Festive wishes to all!
I heard he was flying his sleigh over Gatwick as a protest.
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Old 24.12.2018, 11:26
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Too many imposters anyway.
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On a serious festive note, has anyone started drawing comparisons between the hard line
Brexiteer ( some might say fundamentalist ) members of the ERG and the Puritans who
held sway over Parliament, when Britain was a Republic under the Cromwellian
Commonwealth regime, back in the 1650's ?

For a time the Cromwellian regime imposed martial law and divided England into military
districts ruled by Parliament's Major Generals; initially in order for them to be better placed
to respond to any Royalist uprisings in their area but ( as it turned out ) they were being
used as a tool through which Parliament's sombre and rabid Puritans would quell all forms
of frivolity and merry making; like dancing, music and fairs and even to the point of
banning Christmas during their authoritarian rule.

Now we see Puritan practices being enacted again with Brexit, in the form of the many
German Christmas markets & fairs, that are likely to be banned in many towns and cities
in the UK following Brexit.

There's an awful lot of the Puritan streak coming out of the British character by those
that support Brexit, no matter what the consequences may be.

The Rule of the Major Generals in Cromwellian England

In fact I can just picture Jacob Rees-Mogg as a bible thumping Puritan, in another life
back during the days of the English Civil War; as he has all the dress sense, mannerisms
and po faced lifestyle of a Puritan !!

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Brexit tidings for Christmas !!
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Merry Christmas everyone! A wonderful Brexit for you all next year. Some wise words:

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Old 24.12.2018, 17:46
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Brexit tidings for Christmas !!
Not the end of the world! Whatever happened to "Brexit will be great"!

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On a serious festive note, has anyone started drawing comparisons between the hard line
Brexiteer ( some might say fundamentalist ) members of the ERG and the Puritans who
held sway over Parliament, when Britain was a Republic under the Cromwellian
Commonwealth regime, back in the 1650's ?

For a time the Cromwellian regime imposed martial law and divided England into military
districts ruled by Parliament's Major Generals; initially in order for them to be better placed
to respond to any Royalist uprisings in their area but ( as it turned out ) they were being
used as a tool through which Parliament's sombre and rabid Puritans would quell all forms
of frivolity and merry making; like dancing, music and fairs and even to the point of
banning Christmas during their authoritarian rule.

Now we see Puritan practices being enacted again with Brexit, in the form of the many
German Christmas markets & fairs, that are likely to be banned in many towns and cities
in the UK following Brexit.

There's an awful lot of the Puritan streak coming out of the British character by those
that support Brexit, no matter what the consequences may be.

The Rule of the Major Generals in Cromwellian England

In fact I can just picture Jacob Rees-Mogg as a bible thumping Puritan, in another life
back during the days of the English Civil War; as he has all the dress sense, mannerisms
and po faced lifestyle of a Puritan !!
The ONLY similarity between a no-deal Brexit and Cromwell one can make is the effect it’ll have on Ireland
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Old 24.12.2018, 19:12
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The ONLY similarity between a no-deal Brexit and Cromwell one can make is the effect it’ll have on Ireland
We're going to have to invade Ireland to get medicine?
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Old 24.12.2018, 23:13
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We're going to have to invade Ireland to get medicine?
Ireland is a home for 24 of the world’s top biotech and pharma companies

So maybe Loz1983 is right for once, but then again even stopped clocks are right twice a day.
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Apparently the ...


BBC ...

is planning a move to Ireland WT*
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The first signs of scarcity because of Brexit are already visible now, on Christmas day. Experts expect the country to run out of cheap 65 inch tvs and iPads at any moment.

More news here: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...Day-sales.html
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Old 26.12.2018, 12:11
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Maybe these sales will make up for the losses of Black Friday and measly pre-Christmas spending. Hope springs eternal, eh..?
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The first signs of scarcity because of Brexit are already visible now, on Christmas day. Experts expect the country to run out of cheap 65 inch tvs and iPads at any moment.

More news here: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...Day-sales.html
BBC just reported the number of actual shoppers is down over 4% compared to last year.
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Maybe these sales will make up for the losses of Black Friday and measly pre-Christmas spending. Hope springs eternal, eh..?
The more people can be certain that there are huge sales after/during Christmas, the less willing they are to spend money before Christmas.
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The more people can be certain that there are huge sales after/during Christmas, the less willing they are to spend money before Christmas.
Eh?

It compares year on year for the equivalent period.
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BBC just reported the number of actual shoppers is down over 4% compared to last year.
down for the 3rd year now. maybe people are just bored of sales.
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down for the 3rd year now. maybe people are just bored of sales.
Or they're becoming cumulatively poorer.
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