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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 24.03.2019, 09:53
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From the petition website: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/241584.json

4.8 million signatures in total.
I'm waiting for it to be more signatures than the British population world-wide.
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Old 24.03.2019, 11:23
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

I was helping the Electoral Commission a few years back reach out to expats to get them to register to vote, so know for a fact there are lots out there - but I also know that the 15 year cut-off means that many living abroad who sign the petition wouldn’t get a vote in a second referendum...

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Old 24.03.2019, 11:43
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... but I also know that the 15 year cut-off means that many living abroad who sign the petition wouldn’t get a vote in a second referendum...
'Votes For Life' is still a Tory manifesto 2017 pledge, despite being a bit of a double edged sword in the eyes of some.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics...ite-bill-delay
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And a popular idea, I’m sure, but as the current law stands, I know many disenfranchised potential voters...
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Old 24.03.2019, 12:41
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Same here. The voting rights for one my oldest friends expire in August. He's not happy about it at all as his parents, adult kids, grandkids and three pensions are in the UK.
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Old 24.03.2019, 15:16
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Too gorgeous a day to be thinking of politics, but two things I've read...
PM is having a meeting at Chequers at 15:00 GMT with this bunch of cronies: BoJo, Gove, Rees-Mogg, IDS, David Davis, Dominic Raab and Damian Green. Does Chequers have a dungeon?

On the other side of the aisle, a friend directed me to Corbyn's twitter feed, where his team had just uploaded a very emotive video of him talking about worker exploitation and the anniversary of the deaths of the Morecombe cockle pickers. It's such a pity that Corbyn called them "cotton pickers", and that nobody on the editing team realised his error before adding the subtitles, editing the video, and uploading it. It's now been removed.

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Old 24.03.2019, 16:28
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...On the other side of the aisle, a friend directed me to Corbyn's twitter feed, where his team had just uploaded a very emotive video of him talking about worker exploitation and the anniversary of the deaths of the Morecombe cockle pickers. It's such a pity that Corbyn called them "cotton pickers", and that nobody on the editing team realised his error before adding the subtitles, editing the video, and uploading it. It's now been removed.
Did he actually say cotton pickers or were the subtitles auto-translated by a machine? I see it on the BBC a lot, where what the person said is not what the auto-translate shows on the screen.
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Old 24.03.2019, 16:34
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Speaking of people saying crap things; Sarah Vine, wife of caretaker PM hopeful, Michael Gove...

https://mobile.twitter.com/westminst...79563250331648

Why don’t people think before they bash something out for all to see? Crazy bint.
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Old 24.03.2019, 16:37
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Did he actually say cotton pickers or were the subtitles auto-translated by a machine? I see it on the BBC a lot, where what the person said is not what the auto-translate shows on the screen.
I always assumed the BBC mistakes were hard-pressed transcribers struggling to keep-up.

There’s a good subtitle joke in one if the Glyndebourne Cinderella videos, as a drunk Don Magnifico, new Lord Chamberlain, returns from auditing the wine cellars and dictates a decree:

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AH, THAT’S BETTER...
I couldn’t find the subtitles version I refer to, but here’s the very funny song anyway:


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Old 24.03.2019, 16:51
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Speaking of people saying crap things; Sarah Vine, wife of caretaker PM hopeful, Michael Gove...

https://mobile.twitter.com/westminst...79563250331648

Why don’t people think before they bash something out for all to see? Crazy bint.
Good grief! And I had her pegged as relatively sane...
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Old 24.03.2019, 17:01
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Good grief! And I had her pegged as relatively sane...
Flick through some of her musings in the Daily Mail. Definitely living in an alternatve reality.
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Old 24.03.2019, 17:22
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Did he actually say cotton pickers or were the subtitles auto-translated by a machine? I see it on the BBC a lot, where what the person said is not what the auto-translate shows on the screen.
I listened to it myself a couple of times, and others had picked up on it in the comments. He definitely said "cotton".

Nicholas Soames has been slipping in a couple of hashtag comments lately (can you sue for a hashtag?)

Simon Hoare MP #frightfulbloodygoodygoody
Dominic Raab #slipperyandslightlyweird
Donald Trump #clearlycompletelyTonto
Daniel Hannan #thatfellowHannanisthemostvulgartiresomeswank

Speaking of comments, my favourite one in response to Sarah Vine's faux pas, along with the one asking if 1 million people can sue her for defamation of character, is this...

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Flick through some of her musings in the Daily Mail. Definitely living in an alternatve reality.
Waking up next to a goldfish every morning is going to do that to you after a while.
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1443 GMT: 5,092,345 signatures
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I wonder what the figure would be if you had to state your national insurance no.
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I listened to it myself a couple of times, and others had picked up on it in the comments. He definitely said "cotton".

Nicholas Soames has been slipping in a couple of hashtag comments lately (can you sue for a hashtag?)

Simon Hoare MP #frightfulbloodygoodygoody
Dominic Raab #slipperyandslightlyweird
Donald Trump #clearlycompletelyTonto
Daniel Hannan #thatfellowHannanisthemostvulgartiresomeswank

Speaking of comments, my favourite one in response to Sarah Vine's faux pas, along with the one asking if 1 million people can sue her for defamation of character, is this...

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Maybe he had another recent story at the back of his mind?

https://abcnews.go.com/amp/US/univer...ry?id=61903684
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Proposed 'Common Market 2.0' deal.

http://betterbrexit.org.uk/
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Pretty hard to get rid of this nookie ( dummy ) called the EU
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I wonder what the figure would be if you had to state your national insurance no.
I wonder how many people would sign a contra petition supporting no-deal Brexit??
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I wonder what the figure would be if you had to state your national insurance no.
Many British Citizens don’t have such a thing. Like the 5,000+ votes from Citizens in Switzerland.
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