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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%
Voters: 212. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05.01.2019, 17:54
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Project fear yet again.

Do you honestly think Spain, Greece, Italy, Croatia, Portugal etc will see their holiday industries go into recession/bust?
There are a LOT of British tourists, Europe wants, nay needs, that money.
Maybe people from civilised countries will be tempted back when no more English holidaygoers are wrecking the place.
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Old 05.01.2019, 19:07
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Maybe people from civilised countries will be tempted back when no more English holidaygoers are wrecking the place.
British surely?
Or don’t the Scots, Welsh and Irish cause any aggro?

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Old 05.01.2019, 19:23
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Gees! Haven't heard those terms used in 40yrs
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Old 05.01.2019, 20:02
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Maybe people from civilised countries will be tempted back when no more English holidaygoers are wrecking the place.
If only the English could follow the fine example set by the Scots.

Scots couple arrested in Spain for leaving kids alone while they went drinking

Shocking moment 'drunk' holidaymaker was wheeled out of hotel on luggage trolley after 'trashing room' in front of stunned guests
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Project fear yet again.

Do you honestly think Spain, Greece, Italy, Croatia, Portugal etc will see their holiday industries go into recession/bust?
There are a LOT of British tourists, Europe wants, nay needs, that money.
Just booked flights back to the UK over the Brexit weekend to test all this BS out.
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Old 05.01.2019, 20:40
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Project fear yet again.

Do you honestly think Spain, Greece, Italy, Croatia, Portugal etc will see their holiday industries go into recession/bust?
There are a LOT of British tourists, Europe wants, nay needs, that money.
Well, Mallorca might grab the chance

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Just booked flights back to the UK over the Brexit weekend to test all this BS out.
Too early. You need to give it a week.
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Telling friends in the UK about expats in Switzerland who voted for Brexit - and their reaction was 'hope they come back to face the consequences' ... so glad to hear you are doing the honest thing
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Old 05.01.2019, 20:59
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British surely?
Or don’t the Sweaty Socks, Taffs and Micks cause any aggro?
Aww, we have some special English snowflakes in tonight. I thought this is what you guys called banter. Political correctness gone mad, i tells ya.

P.S. For the hard of humour, yes we have plenty of eejits too, see the Rangers lot smashing up Manchester a few years ago, for example.
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Old 05.01.2019, 21:09
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Aww, we have some special English snowflakes in tonight.
I’ve never been so insulted in my life.
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Old 05.01.2019, 22:11
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This hypocrite works for Trump



Here is a convenient list of profane Trump tweets.

Seem EF has censored the f word in Trump's tweet
Wrong topic?
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Old 05.01.2019, 22:53
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It will happen at some point as no union in history has lasted forever.

I just wonder how long the cocktail of youth unemployment, high debts, low or no economic growth despite the ECB pumping lots of money into the economy, migration problems and lack of democratic control with plans about european armies etc that nobody wants can continue in the EU. Or maybe I'm just too pessimistic.
Illegal migration to EU falls to lowest level in 5 years
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One problem gone away!
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Old 05.01.2019, 22:58
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Just booked flights back to the UK over the Brexit weekend to test all this BS out.
It’s going to be like Y2K all over again.
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Old 05.01.2019, 23:58
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And today an estimated 670.000 peacefully marched in London for a vote on the final deal - wow.
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Spot on -bravo

More people marched in London for a #peoplesvote than there are in the populations of the EU countries of Luxembourg and Malta. And almost as many as in Cyprus.
That is a country size out marching - wish I could have been there.
Well this is awkward:

People's Vote march was attended by a third of number that organisers claimed, official estimate says
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Impossible retainers never lie , in the news the petition for a Hard Brexit now has 300k signatures.
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Impossible retainers never lie , in the news the petition for a Hard Brexit now has 300k signatures.
In December, the Independent handed in a petition carrying more than one million names demanding the British public be given a final say on the outcome of Brexit along with another one including more than 337,000 names collected by the People’s Vote initiative.

Just proves people will sign anything
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Anybody else excited about May losing the vote?
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I start to think it's all a ruse to make it look like they did something for 2 years and they want this vote to fail spectacularly. At what end, I am not sure.


Probably a No Deal scenario. I can't see a People's vote happening, it takes 3 months to setup and there's no support for it from that scoundrel Corbyn even when 80% of his voters want one.


Lots of crying will follow afterwards but the EU will be able to use this as a deterrent to anyone else thinking about it. If anything, it has the opposite effect so far.
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Anybody else excited about May losing the vote?
Yup! No deal here we come
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I start to think it's all a ruse to make it look like they did something for 2 years and they want this vote to fail spectacularly. At what end, I am not sure.


Probably a No Deal scenario. I can't see a People's vote happening, it takes 3 months to setup and there's no support for it from that scoundrel Corbyn even when 80% of his voters want one.


Lots of crying will follow afterwards but the EU will be able to use this as a deterrent to anyone else thinking about it. If anything, it has the opposite effect so far.
while it's tempting to think that this was some conspiracy to get us to the point of a no-deal vs cancel-brexit binary choice by managing to construct a 'deal' that is worse than no-deal. i really doubt that politicians were competent enough to do that. they weren't even competent enough to rig the brexit referendum (all it needed was to have multiple choices: remain, no deal brexit, norway option, etc. and the brexiters would have been fragmented).
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Anybody else excited about May losing the vote?
I just feel hollow and empty, particularly after watching her on Marr yesterday. He kept pushing her on what her plan B will be if/when her plan is voted down, but she wouldn't reveal anything. There must be dozens of plans to account for all scenarios... Any logical person would have multiple back up plans in place, but with May, I've got a weird feeling that perhaps there aren't any.

By nature, I'm curious about everything, and if I don't know something, I have to find out. My only OCD compulsion is that I have to know where everything is in the home. The 'not knowing' aspect of so many things, puts my spidey senses on alert. I would absolutely hate the be the business leader of a UK company right now.
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