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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 15.03.2019, 17:07
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And the EU must accept or decline the request unanimously.
That is not true, all votes casted have to be in favour of yes or no, but country's are allowed to not cast a vote.
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Old 15.03.2019, 17:07
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...... and the ongoing noise would also be undesirable.
We're getting used to it. Some of us put it down to EMF by now.

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Old 15.03.2019, 20:19
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Another major motor manufacturer cutting jobs in Europe and UK, still nothing to do with Brexit.
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Ford is cutting 5,000 jobs in Germany and more in the U.K. as part of an effort to reduce costs in Europe, the company said Friday.
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Old 15.03.2019, 20:50
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Another major motor manufacturer cutting jobs in Europe and UK, still nothing to do with Brexit.


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Amazed people still work in car factories, Fiat produced the Fiat Strada in 1979 that was hand built by Robots.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fXV6KzhBbM
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Old 15.03.2019, 21:28
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This song pretty much covers it (though perhaps replace IRA with Islamists), 40 years ago:



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Old 15.03.2019, 21:50
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Almost posted this in the 'I smiked today because...' thread, but my OH is still pissing his sides.

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Pro-Brexit Wetherspoon boss Tim Martin attacks Remainers after pub chain's profits plummet

‘If parliament votes either for Theresa May’s ‘deal’ (which keeps us in the EU by the back door) or to remain in the EU, the referendum result will not have been respected,’ warns Brexiteer
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/b...-a8824466.html

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Old 15.03.2019, 22:03
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Almost posted this in the 'I smiked today because...' thread, but my OH is still pissing his sides.


https://www.independent.co.uk/news/b...-a8824466.html

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It's actually very serious, we will only find out how serious if there is a second referendum. Don't be surprised with a huge leave majority
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Old 15.03.2019, 22:41
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It's actually very serious, ...
Why?
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Old 15.03.2019, 22:48
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Why?
The electorate voted, people are not stupid & don't like being made a fool of. The silent majority will be much bigger next time.
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Old 15.03.2019, 22:51
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Fun factor for (German speaking) people who are trying to figure out GB these days.
One wonders what century they live in?
And with the "Division Bell" being heard in the pubs and restaurants in the enviroment of the Westminster Palace one wonders what their problem with Muezzins is?
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Old 16.03.2019, 01:16
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Amazed people still work in car factories, Fiat produced the Fiat Strada in 1979 that was hand built by Robots.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fXV6KzhBbM
And Austin Morris
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Old 16.03.2019, 01:21
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The electorate voted, people are not stupid & don't like being made a fool of. The silent majority will be much bigger next time.
What silent majority is this? It was sadly the remain side that failed to fully mobilise their support.
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Old 16.03.2019, 03:50
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The electorate voted, people are not stupid & don't like being made a fool of. The silent majority will be much bigger next time.
So the number of people voting will be even smaller than last time, making the result even less representative of the population as a whole?

And this is good... how?
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Old 16.03.2019, 04:07
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The electorate voted, people are not stupid & don't like being made a fool of. The silent majority will be much bigger next time.
Well let’s say they don’t appear to be terribly politically aware then...
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Old 16.03.2019, 09:19
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On a different note, I think Scotland will distance itself more and more....for instance they announced since February that EU students will study free of charge in Scottish universities.
It seems to me the old England will become Little England and not only in comedies.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/e...-a8190211.html

https://www.studyinternational.com/n...udents-brexit/
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On a different note, I think Scotland will distance itself more and more....for instance they announced since February that EU students will study free of charge in Scottish universities.
It seems to me the old England will become Little England and not only in comedies.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/e...-a8190211.html
This was already the case before Brexit. Everyone in the EU already gets free tuition at Scottish universities apart from “Little Englanders” (and northern bogtrotters and Taffs). This is discrimination but somehow Scotland gets away with it.
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The electorate voted, people are not stupid & don't like being made a fool of. The silent majority will be much bigger next time.
Looking on the bright side, at least they know what they’re voting for this time.
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On a different note, I think Scotland will distance itself more and more....for instance they announced since February that EU students will study free of charge in Scottish universities.
It seems to me the old England will become Little England and not only in comedies.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/e...-a8190211.html

https://www.studyinternational.com/n...udents-brexit/
Scottish independence is inevitable. The political and social culture of Scotland is incompatible with that of England and Wales.

I think Brits need to embrace reality and make positive efforts to make it happen. Kind of the complete opposite to what's happened with Brexit.

But that presumes that lessons can be learnt from history...
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If I had only started working out at the beginning of Brexit campaign, I would have achieved tremendous results towards the end of it. Arnie needed many years too
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