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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 14.03.2019, 19:27
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Had to google that.

So they got "advisory votes" and "meaningful votes" and logic tells me "unmeanigful votes"
Just wait until they start talking about a 'real' vote, then it will get serious
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Old 14.03.2019, 20:36
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What does the word "meaningful" mean in the context of the first two meaningful votes?

Sorry, Australian.

As far as I understand it, "meaningful" means binding. Any other votes are just an expression of the opinion of the HoC and the govt doesn't have to follow them
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Old 14.03.2019, 20:57
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What does the word "meaningful" mean in the context of the first two meaningful votes?

Sorry, Australian.
I think only the one two days was "kind of" meaningful, as BBC actually interviewed the whole bunch after. I mean they dropped Eastenders for that, that must mean something
(I was gonna watch Eastenders that night for the first time in over a year, thinking it can't be half as repetitive as brexit, would you believe one gets to that conclusion!! I was kind of pleasantly surprised to get some info for a change).

Then last night I thought let's see the report on no-brexit-vote (silly me thought that was a really important vote ) I was sure they will report on it again but nope - some silly programme was on. I even hung on for a little while, expecting it to get interrupted for actualities. ROFL.

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Just wait until they start talking about a 'real' vote, then it will get serious
So the different stages of votes are revealed to us one by one ..... can we at least be informed about the total amount so we know how much longer?
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Old 14.03.2019, 21:32
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And how do we know Brexit is not just an other Endemol production?
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Old 14.03.2019, 21:44
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I am losing the thread, did somebody already post this?

MPs vote by majority of 211 to extend article 50 and delay Brexit

WTF, the clowns are runnng the circus.

Why don't they put us all out of our misery and simply cancel Brexit? Years more of kicking this can down the road is simply far too much for me.
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Old 14.03.2019, 21:53
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What does the word "meaningful" mean in the context of the first two meaningful votes?
Meaningful has long been one of my most detested words in the English language, going back to when it became fashionable to be in 'a meaningful relationship' back in the early 80s. To me, 'meaningful' is too tight to buy an engagement ring and make a committment whilst probably screwing your best mate, your sister, your mum, and your neighbour's dad behind your back.

In the context of 'meaningful vote', I kindly refer you to my previous interpretation.

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Old 14.03.2019, 23:15
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Meaningful has long been one of my most detested words in the English language, going back to when it became fashionable to be in 'a meaningful relationship' back in the early 80s. To me, 'meaningful' is too tight to buy an engagement ring and make a committment whilst probably screwing your best mate, your sister, your mum, and your neighbour's dad behind your back.

In the context of 'meaningful vote', I kindly refer you to my previous interpretation.

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I just tested it on my wife by telling her I loved her in a meaningful way. Not a good response.
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Old 14.03.2019, 23:25
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I just tested it on my wife by telling her I loved her in a meaningful way. Not a good response.
Past tense can do that.
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Old 14.03.2019, 23:37
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Past tense can do that.
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MPs vote by majority of 211 to extend article 50 and delay Brexit

WTF, the clowns are runnng the circus.
Proof for you marton, if ever you needed it...

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I don't know why but this keeps running through my head

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Old 15.03.2019, 00:30
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Thev Brits had a meaningful vote in 2016. Now they need a meaningful Brexit.

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Thev Brits had a meaningful advisory vote in 2016. Now they need a meaningful Brexit.

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Politicians pledged to respect the result! It’s not my fault David Cameron employed Lynton Crosby then was horrified when he told him his success meant he had to stick by his manifesto pledges
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David Cameron? He has gone? and his pledges with him ?
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And it's nobody else's obligation to honour his commitment.
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May to try to persuade MPs for third time to back deal

I actually think that the UK (England specifically) has been the worst EU member so far (that rebate, not joining Shengen or the Euro, amongst other things) and good ridance for everybody else if they leave.

But I find it hugely hypocritical from the political system that they consider themselfs having a 3rd go at voting them selves out, but won't consider asking the people again?

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-47579033
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BBC:
<<On Tuesday, MPs rejected Mrs May's withdrawal agreement for a second time by 149 votes
On Wednesday, MPs voted to reject the idea of the UK leaving the EU without a deal under any circumstances
Then, on Thursday, the Commons voted by 413 to 202 to seek an extension to Article 50 - the legal mechanism by which the UK is due to leave the EU

However, as things stand, the law has not been changed, as Wednesday and Thursday's votes were not legally binding.

That means the UK is still set to leave on 29 March - with or without a deal.
Will there be a delay?>>

Ah, now even I got it.

"not legally binding" will be the term of the year, I suspect. I'd say the German translation for that is "Beschäftigungstherapie".
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In football terms, it would mean that Theresa May just lost a couple of friendly games.
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