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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 20.03.2019, 15:44
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An interesting legal opinion here; in summary, that the Art50 notice automatically lapses unless an Act of Parliament is passed either to approve a deal or to approve no deal

https://ukhumanrightsblog.com/2019/0...om-rose-slowe/
That strikes me as a very well reasoned, plausible view. Very interesting!
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Old 20.03.2019, 15:47
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

funny how you ignore the most devastating brexit news, or even turn a loss into gain, but trumpet an announcement that brings no actual gains as a huge win
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Old 20.03.2019, 15:55
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funny how you ignore the most devastating brexit news, or even turn a loss into gain, but trumpet an announcement that brings no actual gains as a huge win
Brexiteers were hailing Brexit as the high tide that would float all British boats, when in fact we are now the man in the water; not waving, but drowning.
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Old 20.03.2019, 16:04
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The Germans report, May asked for a delay until June 30st. The European elections start May 23rd.
What is it with the Brits?! Nothing they ever do or say or plan (ha! Joke) has ever anything to do with reality, circumstances and events accross the water surrounding them.

Will they take part in the EU election (just in case, just in case, because we have become so fond of ineffective voting)
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Old 20.03.2019, 16:13
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Currently UK Parliament Easter Recess is 04 April to 23 April 2019.


Many MPs are very food of their holidays.
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Old 20.03.2019, 16:14
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The Germans report, May asked for a delay until June 30st. The European elections start May 23rd.
What is it with the Brits?! Nothing they ever do or say or plan (ha! Joke) has ever anything to do with reality, circumstances and events accross the water surrounding them.

Will they take part in the EU election (just in case, just in case, because we have become so fond of ineffective voting)
Maybe they'll just scrawl willies all over the ballot papers for the laffs...
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Old 20.03.2019, 16:21
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Maybe they'll just scrawl willies all over the ballot papers for the laffs...
And elect Farage again?
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Old 20.03.2019, 16:22
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Macron said France will block any extension as it currently stands. Good for him.
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Old 20.03.2019, 16:38
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Maybe they'll just scrawl willies all over the ballot papers for the laffs...
And the Germans then should interpret that as "Wir ziehen den Schwanz ein und bleiben" ?

(sorry, not translatable, apparently. It would be had you written pussies).
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Old 20.03.2019, 16:45
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Well I was too thick to comprehend the ramifications of leaving the EU, so I went for the sane option of retaining the status quo i.e Remain.
I didnt even vote because i knew i didnt understand properly. I had no idea what Erasmus was for example until it turned up in the news afterwards.
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Old 20.03.2019, 16:57
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Brexiteers were hailing Brexit as the high tide that would float all British boats, when in fact we are now the man in the water; not waving, but drowning.
The Soviet Union made similar statements when countries were threatening to leave that bloc 30 years ago.
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Old 20.03.2019, 17:00
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It ain't happening. Mr Tusk will say no, then Mrs May will throw her hands in the air and cry, "It can't be done! It can't be done!". Then Brexit will be cancelled and it will all be Mr Rees-Mogg's fault.

I wonder what job they've got lined up for her in Brussels?
Nah, we're leaving with no deal. The EU will say no, and we'll fall out thanks to the sheer incompetence of the 650 shaved chimps in Westminster.

There'll be tears, howling, perhaps even a General Election, but I don't see anything that convinces me that this outcome can be changed now.
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Old 20.03.2019, 17:02
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The Soviet Union made similar statements when countries were threatening to leave that bloc 30 years ago.
How are those ex-Soviet countries doing, by the way? Moldova sends its regards.

Maybe not your best analogy.
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Old 20.03.2019, 17:03
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I'm now more confident that the UK will escape Brexit by the skin of its teeth, through revocation of the Article 50 notice. The BBC reports that "Mrs May said Commons votes had already been held on different Brexit options and the 'one positive thing' that had been agreed was to rule out a no-deal departure on 29 March". With parliament ruling out no deal and an EU (French?) veto of the request for an extension, that pushes May into the corner that she has probably been searching for all along: revocation, as the only remaining option.
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Old 20.03.2019, 17:07
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Macron said France will block any extension as it currently stands. Good for him.
May will revoke, resign and run..
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Old 20.03.2019, 17:08
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It’s certainly turning into a nail biting finish.

Revoke, resign, promise another referendum when everyone has calmed down a bit, is my punt.

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May will revoke, resign and run..
If she revokes then that'll be the end of the Conservative Party. So every cloud and all that.
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Tusk confirms short extension to Art 50 on condition of Meaningful Vote 3 passing on May's deal.

So no deal it is.
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Old 20.03.2019, 17:19
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Tusk confirms short extension to Art 50 on condition of Meaningful Vote 3 passing on May's deal.

So no deal it is.
Have you got a chunky bet riding on this? The multiple "keep positive" posts suggest a certain nervousness.
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Old 20.03.2019, 17:30
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If she revokes then that'll be the end of the Conservative Party. So every cloud and all that.
Maybe not, as there are no alternatives.
Sure Labour can spout sh1te about how they’d have done it, but now we’re all a bit older and wiser, and can see through that.
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