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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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Basically most problems (economic or otherwise) in Europe and beyond with any remote connection to the UK are going to be blamed on Brexit for the next generation.
Yes, particularly those problems that are caused by Brexit.

Y’know I blame some of the rudeness I see on EF on Brexit.
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Yes, particularly those problems that are caused by Brexit.
Which problems?
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No "sun over the yardarm" considerations? You want to watch that. Hope it didn't become a habit!
The sun was over the yardarm. In the Tibetan navy.
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Old 17.02.2019, 10:39
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The sun was over the yardarm. In the Tibetan Swiss navy.
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The sun was over the yardarm. In the Tibetan navy.
Whereas the sun never sets on what's left of The British Empire, that's now metamorphosized into
Commonwealth and the British Overseas Territories.

Speaking of which I've been waiting for our esteemed British govt Business secretary and Trade
Secretary to start tearing the CBI off a strip about the lack of Arabic & South East
Asian language skills amongst British businesses engaged in international trade, now that
the emphasis is to turn our nose up at doing any real business in the EU, with a
Hard Brexit on the horizon.

Thus taking into account the wonderous opportunities to be had East of Suez.
Plus the redeployment of the UK's spanking new Aircraft Carrier to remind them that
Britannia still rules the waves, although of course this is proving irksome in Beijing
with the UK insisting on flying the White Ensign through international waters in
the South China Seas.
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BMI claims that the unclear situation about Brexit basically killed them off.
I disagree with that statement. I believe that when BA acquired British Midland a few years ago they didn't want that part of the airline. BMI was always aimed at the business traveller and charged premium fares which the average flyer was just not prepared to pay - the flights were always half empty.
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LEAVER: I want an omelette.

REMAINER: Right. It’s just we haven’t got any eggs.

LEAVER: Yes, we have. There they are. [POINTS AT A CAKE]

REMAINER: They’re in the cake.

LEAVER: Yes, get them out of the cake, please.

REMAINER: But we voted in 1974 to put them into a cake.

LEAVER: Yes, but that cake has got icing on it. Nobody said there was going to be icing on it.

REMAINER: Icing is good.

LEAVER: And there are raisins in it. I don’t like raisins. Nobody mentioned raisins. I demand another vote.

DAVID CAMERON ENTERS.

DAVID CAMERON: OK.

DAVID CAMERON SCARPERS.

LEAVER: Right, where’s my omelette?

REMAINER: I told you, the eggs are in the cake.

LEAVER: Well, get them out.

EU: It’s our cake.

JEREMY CORBYN: Yes, get them out now.

REMAINER: I have absolutely no idea how to get them out. Don’t you know how to get them out?

LEAVER: Yes! You just get them out and then you make an omelette.

REMAINER: But how?! Didn’t you give this any thought?

LEAVER: Saboteur! You’re talking eggs down. We could make omelettes before the eggs went into the cake, so there’s no reason why we can’t make them now.

THERESA MAY: It’s OK, I can do it.

REMAINER: How?

THERESA MAY: There was a vote to remove the eggs from the cake, and so the eggs will be removed from the cake.

REMAINER: Yeah, but…

LEAVER: Hang on, if we take the eggs out of the cake, does that mean we don’t have any cake? I didn’t say I didn’t want the cake, just the bits I don’t like.

EU: It’s our cake.

REMAINER: But you can’t take the eggs out of the cake and then still have a cake.

LEAVER: You can. I saw the latest Bake Off and you can definitely make cakes without eggs in them. It’s just that they’re horrible.

REMAINER: Fine. Take the eggs out. See what happens.

LEAVER: It’s not my responsibility to take the eggs out. Get on with it.

REMAINER: Why should I have to come up with some long-winded incredibly difficult chemical process to extract eggs that have bonded at the molecular level to the cake, while somehow still having the cake?

LEAVER: You lost, get over it.

THERESA MAY: By the way, I’ve started the clock on this.

REMAINER: So I assume you have a plan?

THERESA MAY: Actually, back in a bit. Just having another election.

REMAINER: Jeremy, are you going to sort this out?

JEREMY CORBYN: Yes. No. Maybe.

EU: It’s our cake.

LEAVER: Where’s my omelette? I voted for an omelette.

REMAINER: This is ridiculous. This is never going to work. We should have another vote, or at least stop what we’re doing until we know how to get the eggs out of the cake while keeping the bits of the cake that we all like.

LEAVER/MAY/CORBYN: WE HAD A VOTE. STOP SABOTAGING THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE. EGGSIT MEANS EGGSIT.

REMAINER: Fine, I’m moving to France. The cakes are nicer there.

LEAVER: You can’t. We’ve taken your freedom of movement.
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Basically most problems (economic or otherwise) in Europe and beyond with any remote connection to the UK are going to be blamed on Brexit for the next generation.
Why do you think so? Everyone is discussing it because of the ongoing drama. Give it some time and no-one apart from the British will remember. I wouldn't be concerned exactly because of this...
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Old 18.02.2019, 09:26
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https://twitter.com/Badlydoodled/sta...00557094563842


Meanwhile, back at the ranch. If the link does not work, sear Peter Rasmussen comics on Brexit.
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Old 18.02.2019, 10:02
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LIVE: Labour MPs to speak on 'future of British politics'
https://news.sky.com/story/live-labo...itics-11640901

Looks like Chuka & Co will be announcing the split of the Labour Party today. After the Labour 'pledge' that's been circulating, it looks like Jezza the Red has forced their hand.

Jo Maugham and Ian Dunt sum things up better than me...

Jo Maugham QC‏Verified account @JolyonMaugham
Everyone dismayed by what Labour has become - populism long on diagnosis and short on cures, selectively interested in bigotry, unwilling to oppose the flagship policy of the Hard Right, a personality cult with disdain for its members' views - should welcome news of a split.
12:41 am - 18 Feb 2019
https://twitter.com/JolyonMaugham/st...15778595471360


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That Labour pledge. Sweet Christ in buggary you inadequate bellends.
11:27 am - 17 Feb 2019
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For anyone who's interested, Sky News are showing the announcement live now.

https://news.sky.com/story/live-labo...itics-11640901

Berger led the way into the room.
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Old 18.02.2019, 11:15
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Hahaha! Get ready for the Momentum purges folks

p.s. This should probably be covered in one of the other threads as it's not directly linked to Brexit. There's plenty to choose from.
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Old 18.02.2019, 11:23
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Wow!!! Damning stuff.

From the press meeting currently happening...

"The past three years have confirmed how irresponsible it would be, to allow this leader of the opposition to take the office of Prime Minister of the United Kingdom."
Chris Leslie, MP for Nottingham East
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EU CHIEFS GIVE IN TO UK BREXIT DEMANDS AFTER LORD FLASHHEART CRASHES TALKS

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It’s only seven of them.
More of a splinter than a split.

Chuka seems a decent bloke, good luck to them, hopefully a few more join them.

Well decent as in he’s got some balls anyway.

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Well decent as in he’s got some balls anyway.
He's a lot more than that. He's a very bright, interesting and articulate bloke who could have easily sat this out and bided his time. He's really put his career on the block for this. Take a look further into his background, particularly his maternal grandfather.
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Quentin Letts, gobshite (but apparently award-winning) journo from the Daily Mail on his apparent confusion over EU borders, Schengen and his arse/elbow arrangement...

https://www.indy100.com/article/quen...vement-8784326

Man of the people staying in touch with his people by the medium of his skiing holiday to the Alps.
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He's a lot more than that. He's a very bright, interesting and articulate bloke who could have easily sat this out and bided his time. He's really put his career on the block for this. Take a look further into his background, particularly his maternal grandfather.
Wouldn't it be easier just to tell us?
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Wouldn't it be easier just to tell us?
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