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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 22.03.2019, 19:48
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It seems the petition’s creator is a nasty piece of work...

https://order-order.com/2019/03/22/r...-take-commons/
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It seems the petition’s creator is a nasty piece of work...
Not sure why this would be relevant. The citizen in our clan that voted is a very nice person.
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Pretty much my opinion too. I know ya'll hate Macron and everything that comes from his piece of land, so that's why I'm offering his full view...




For the Remainers - anyone else here watched Alexander Betts' series of ted talks (Why Brexit happened and what to do next)? He's quite eloquent and spot on.

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Old 23.03.2019, 11:14
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4,000,239 @ 10:11 and people trolling Farage with photos of the queue for their coach to London being longer than his disaster of a march.
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Old 23.03.2019, 11:28
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Love this photo... You can feel the indignation.

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Old 23.03.2019, 11:48
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For the Remainers - anyone else here watched Alexander Betts' series of ted talks (Why Brexit happened and what to do next)? He's quite eloquent and spot on.

Do you have a link?


In the meantime, Jonathan Pie:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IL2XwSkFJQ
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4,000,239 @ 10:11 and people trolling Farage with photos of the queue for their coach to London being longer than his disaster of a march.
Your hero reckons no deal is on the cards

EU leaders 'want rid' of 'Brexit poison'
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Old 23.03.2019, 12:20
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Your hero reckons no deal is on the cards
I only have one hero and it's not Peston, but don't worry your noggin trying to guess who it is because I seriously doubt you'll have heard of him. He was a class act.
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Old 23.03.2019, 15:17
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It seems the petition’s creator is a nasty piece of work...

https://order-order.com/2019/03/22/r...-take-commons/
To be honest I'd take anything coming from Guido with a pinch of salt the size of Runcorn.
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Old 23.03.2019, 15:25
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The Grauniad is learning tactics from Theresa May

https://www.theguardian.com/politics...ite-bill-delay
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Old 23.03.2019, 19:38
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They claim 1m marched in London today, I'll wait for the Police estimate but still is much more than last time and looks like the biggest in many decades, if ever.
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Old 23.03.2019, 20:12
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They claim 1m marched in London today, I'll wait for the Police estimate but still is much more than last time and looks like the biggest in many decades, if ever.

I did read that the police had estimated 1.5-2 million, but the organisers are sticking with 1m figure.


Even that would be 5 times the number at the Poll Tax riots, which prompted a U-turn
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Any links for police estimate?
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Old 23.03.2019, 20:45
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Lest we forget the estimates the last time there was a losers march.
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Any links for police estimate?

No, it was an entry on the Sky News live feed, but as the main reports and the organisers' estimates remain at 1m, I suspect it was simply an unsubstantiated on-the-ground throwaway guestimate
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I did read that the police had estimated 1.5-2 million, but the organisers are sticking with 1m figure.

Even that would be 5 times the number at the Poll Tax riots, which prompted a U-turn

No doubt the Brexiteers will claim the million plus crowd was only a mirage tomorrow.

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Pretty much my opinion too. I know ya'll hate Macron and everything that comes from his piece of land, so that's why I'm offering his full view...

The speech is wise and good, yet coming from the country that allows live ammo against his own people: https://www.lexpress.fr/actualite/so...u_2068780.html

It's a strange world.
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Old 24.03.2019, 00:38
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The speech is wise and good, yet coming from the country that allows live ammo against his own people: https://www.lexpress.fr/actualite/so...u_2068780.html

It's a strange world.
Uhm....protesters demanding low prices for gas and not satisfied asap you say? How dares their government. Of course, I simplified. But these protests turned into something else than simple anti-government manifestations quite a while ago. Don't offer this subject as an anti-EU argument, seriously. Or anti-Macron or whatever the point you wanted to make.
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Even that would be 5 times the number at the Poll Tax riots, which prompted a U-turn
But similar to the anti-Iraq War demo which was held simultaneously with demos in many UK towns and cities, and up to 600 cities across the World, and they didn't change policy.

The petition currently stands at 4,799,100 signatures, and quite a few press 'oracles' are implying that we could have David Lidington of Michael Gove (god forbid!!!) as PM by the end of the week.

Something that bugs me about the Lidington articles is, he's being framed as massively pro-EU because he claimed to be a Remainer, yet his parliamentary voting record implies the exact opposite. https://www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/10...ylesbury/votes There's no doubt that he's an intelligent man - https://www.bucksherald.co.uk/news/b...lenge-1-608797 - but I have a sneaking suspicion that his loyalties lie with the PM over and above anything else, and that he'll see himself as duty bound to continue down the same path.
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From the petition website: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/241584.json
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{name":"Switzerland","code":"CH","signature_count" :4984},
4.8 million signatures in total.
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