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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 21.03.2019, 07:07
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Psychic maybe, unfit to be next PM definitely!
To be fair, the benchmark’s not set very high is it? If you’ve got a pulse, you’re a viable candidate these days.
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Old 21.03.2019, 08:27
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By all accounts the meeting was a complete waste of time, perhaps he’s psychic?
Or (admittedly, this is quite a stretch) perhaps his absence resulted in the meeting being a complete waste of time?
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Old 21.03.2019, 08:32
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To be fair, the benchmark’s not set very high is it? If you’ve got a pulse, you’re a viable candidate these days.
I’m not sure you even need a pulse anymore.
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Old 21.03.2019, 08:52
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Question Time tonight from Belfast. This should be a good.

I wonder if Arlene will show up with the DUP's take on this week's shenanigans. The ERG might be there to hold her hand.. I jest, well.. maybe.

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Old 21.03.2019, 09:07
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By all accounts the meeting was a complete waste of time, perhaps he’s psychic?
How come the Independent Group are less acceptable than Hamas and Hezbollah?
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Old 21.03.2019, 09:21
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Petition: Revoke Article 50.

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/241584
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Old 21.03.2019, 09:39
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By all accounts the meeting was a complete waste of time, perhaps he’s psychic?
Nah, he's racist - walked out because Chuka Umunna was there
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Old 21.03.2019, 10:33
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502 Bad Gateway. Is someone trying to block it?

Loz worried about the response and doing a DDOS?
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Old 21.03.2019, 10:33
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Or (admittedly, this is quite a stretch) perhaps his absence resulted in the meeting being a complete waste of time?
Nah, it was merely showboating by the PM in calling for the meeting. Get them all in a room and 'Maysplain' why her fatally flawed withdrawal agreement is good for the country. Its clear she doesn't give a damn about what anyone else thinks, its her deal or the highway. And in any case Corbyn had a 20 min phone conversation with her later so that box was ticked.

Just to be clear I think they are both useless in the face of Brexit.
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Old 21.03.2019, 10:43
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502 Bad Gateway. Is someone trying to block it?

Loz worried about the response and doing a DDOS?
No, not Loz. He's feeding his cats.

639, 302 and counting..

EDIT: my link now says site down for maintenance.
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Old 21.03.2019, 10:48
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502 Bad Gateway. Is someone trying to block it?
It's gone viral and crashed, allegedly. Mind you, it was widely reported across the media this morning, and the crash came shortly after it reported as receiving 1,000 signatures per minute.

I saw this petition a few weeks ago and it had around 60k, so well done Theresa for inspiring over 500k people to sign it. Having watched the PM's rant again this morning, she can effing do one, the stupid cow! A favourite phrase of my dad's sprang to mind... "Never trust a smiling cat." Well she had her claws out last night, and people in Brussels have been heavily hinting that's the side of her they've been seeing all along. Utterly intransigent.
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Old 21.03.2019, 10:48
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502 Bad Gateway. Is someone trying to block it?

Loz worried about the response and doing a DDOS?

Just overload, I think.
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Old 21.03.2019, 10:49
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Just overload, I think.
Says "Down for maintenance" Maybot malfunction.
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It's gone viral and crashed, allegedly. Mind you, it was widely reported across the media this morning, and the crash came shortly after it reported as receiving 1,000 signatures per minute.

I saw this petition a few weeks ago and it had around 60k, so well done Theresa for inspiring over 500k people to sign it. Having watched the PM's rant again this morning, she can effing do one, the stupid cow! A favourite phrase of my dad's sprang to mind... "Never trust a smiling cat." Well she had her claws out last night, and people in Brussels have been heavily hinting that's the side of her they've been seeing all along. Utterly intransigent.
Still a way to get to 17.4 million...

8 days to go
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Still a way to get to 17.4 million...

8 days to go
Keep those sunglasses to hand, Loz. You'll need them to hide the tears.
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Old 21.03.2019, 10:54
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Says "Down for maintenance" Maybot malfunction.
Do petitions require maintenance?


Or is this BS-talk for "it crashed".
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Do petitions require maintenance?


Or is this BS-talk for "it crashed".

I'm pretty sure it crashed. If I'm not mistaken, I think it's the biggest petition response ever on there, and it was getting 1000 signatures per minute earlier on. Don't suppose UKGov gave it enough budget to cope with that
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I'm pretty sure it crashed. If I'm not mistaken, I think it's the biggest petition response ever on there, and it was getting 1000 signatures per minute earlier on. Don't suppose UKGov gave it enough budget to cope with that
will be good to see where it ends. logically, it needs more than 17 million signatures then you could genuinely say "right, look, things have changed" below that its just reflecting the referendum of 2016.
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How come the Independent Group are less acceptable than Hamas and Hezbollah?
we are talking about Chukka the Nutta, yes ? Christ you shoudl have seen him in his teens.
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The petition is back up and currently stands at 665,114 signatures.
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