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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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Which actually included majority of UK members saying "yes" to it
You have a source for that? As far as I can see 31 UK MEPs voted for it out of a total of 73.
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Old 26.03.2019, 22:14
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

And as this a Brexit thread...

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Old 26.03.2019, 22:19
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This indicative voting could be fun. It may well be that nothing passes.

Source

Not sure of the veracity of that.

Radio is saying May only needs 40 to get her deal through.

Personally I think we need Revoke or Hard Brexit, otherwise it will be a drawn out affair, and never resolved.
According to that table, pipe dreams.
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Old 26.03.2019, 22:22
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Exactly. Many artists depend on sales for their living. Since when did "internet freedom" mean open house on stealing someone else's work? I wonder how Lolz would feel if he put in a full day's work, only to find that someone else (or many other people) had taken it without his permission and passed it around a few million people, possibly for their own personal gain.

Another case of not reading past the headline?
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So you believe stealing people's intellectual property is a good idea?
BTW, basically, yes I do. I think the future will quite rightly look back and laugh at this 60 year blip where mere minstrels could own private jets.
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Old 26.03.2019, 22:40
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Must admit I lost the the plot in this thread a while ago!

I mean, did this really happen "This morning, Jacob Rees-Mogg was suggesting he would now vote for May’s deal" WTF!

Arron Banks’s Leave.EU outfit furiously reminded Rees-Mogg that he recently said the deal made the UK a “slave state”.

Now JRM's disciples are running in circles!!
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Old 26.03.2019, 22:43
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You have a source for that? As far as I can see 31 UK MEPs voted for it out of a total of 73.
You need to take account of all the UK MEPs who did not vote.

Same as Brexit where you claim a majority although many did not vote
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Old 26.03.2019, 23:05
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BTW, basically, yes I do. I think the future will quite rightly look back and laugh at this 60 year blip where mere minstrels could own private jets.
By the end of the 1930s, George Formby was earning £100k per annum. That's @£6million today.
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https://twitter.com/jessicaelgot/sta...80202570133504

Excellent moment outside the ERG meeting, one MP said it was "50-50" in the room on support for PM's deal. Asked if he agreed, another MP paused and said: "I think it's more the other way, actually."

1:40 PM - 25 Mar 2019

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By the end of the 1930s, George Formby was earning £100k per annum. That's @£6million today.
And that was for cleaning windows.
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Old 26.03.2019, 23:30
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BTW, basically, yes I do. I think the future will quite rightly look back and laugh at this 60 year blip where mere minstrels could own private jets.
The common market and reciprocal trade deals have made luxury items more affordable and accessible. Thought you’d be all gung-ho for that. Probably thanks to reciprocal agreements that you’re here in Switzerland living to a reasonable standard.
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Which actually included majority of UK members saying "yes" to it
This chart (which could be wrong), which shows how each country voted suggests this isn’t true.

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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-47715933

As well as saying yes or no to each option, it might be useful to give an order of preference for the ones saying yes to 1-x. THis this would give more insight into the topic.
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Old 27.03.2019, 12:20
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Brexit in a nutshell.

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Far cry from "the easiest deal in history".
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Old 27.03.2019, 12:28
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By the end of the 1930s, George Formby was earning £100k per annum. That's @£6million today.
Pretty decent money for a window cleaner.

Edit: Apologies, caught up with the thread and see I was beaten to the punch!

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Old 27.03.2019, 12:33
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Brexit in a nutshell.



Far cry from "the easiest deal in history".
What offended me was hearing Brexiteer MP Esther McVey say she would hold her nose and vote for May's deal. Wait a sec, you will damn our country to a deal you're likening to sh*t just to achieve some ideological aim?!?

Revoke Article 50, this is madness
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How about avatars? Should we ban unoriginal avatars? Am I the only doofus with my own pic in it?
I always thought that Lolz was pictured in his own avatar.
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BTW, basically, yes I do. I think the future will quite rightly look back and laugh at this 60 year blip where mere minstrels could own private jets.
What about full-time musicians who practise 6-8 hours per day, play 3-4 concerts a month, record purely as a promotional effort (as recording is loss-making for the vast majority of musicians), pay 20% to their agents and are lucky to net CHF 4,000 per month? You'd be fine with stealing their work too?

But some tosser who manages to lose 200 million through risky investments definitely deserves a 7-figure salary and bonuses. There's no point in stealing his IP, is there?

And then... football players...
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What about full-time musicians who practise 6-8 hours per day, play 3-4 concerts a month, record purely as a promotional effort (as recording is loss-making for the vast majority of musicians), pay 20% to their agents and are lucky to net CHF 4,000 per month? You'd be fine with stealing their work too?

But some tosser who manages to lose 200 million through risky investments definitely deserves a 7-figure salary and bonuses. There's no point in stealing his IP, is there?

And then... football players...
He has a point - the local is making a fortune out of advertising based on the genius content we are all creating on here - where's our cut?
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This chart (which could be wrong), which shows how each country voted suggests this isn’t true.
Seems it is true (and the chart probably wrong). votewatch.eu has 31 UK MEPS for, 30 against. The rest didn't vote which - as you always tell us - doesn't count.

https://www.votewatch.eu/en/term8-co...te-tabs-list-4
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