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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 29.03.2019, 12:57
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Not a fan of Varoufakis, but he's absolutely spot on on Question Time last night.

https://twitter.com/bbcquestiontime/...00616687861762
Indeed.
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Old 29.03.2019, 16:09
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https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-47752017

MPs reject May's EU withdrawal agreement.
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All paths lead to a General Election?
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If I was May I would do two things.

Talk to the queen and have her dissolve Parliament.
Advise Brussels that after consulting with the British head of state, she was withdrawing the Article 50 notice.

Back to square one.

While the ‘will of the people’ was that Britain leave the EU, there is no possible agreement of how to obtain that objective.

So let’s see what the will of the people is today.
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Old 29.03.2019, 16:55
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MPs reject May's EU withdrawal agreement.
Looks like a hard BREXIT then.
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Old 29.03.2019, 17:05
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Looks like a hard BREXIT then.
The wishful thinking on this thread is quite something.

Almost fluffeh...
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Old 29.03.2019, 17:08
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Am I the only one who is completely losing interest in this circus of fools? I by now seem to really stop caring also what happens.

I never believed they would leave at the day of the referendum and I don't believe it today, just stop fooling around.
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Old 29.03.2019, 17:11
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If I was May I would do two things.

Talk to the queen and have her dissolve Parliament.
Advise Brussels that after consulting with the British head of state, she was withdrawing the Article 50 notice.

Back to square one.

While the ‘will of the people’ was that Britain leave the EU, there is no possible agreement of how to obtain that objective.

So let’s see what the will of the people is today.
Following the Gina Miller precedent, I don’t think she can revoke it without parliamentary backing...
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Old 29.03.2019, 17:17
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Almost fluffeh...
No time for legislation that is required, so default option it is then. I suspect many MP's wanted this, but did not want to be seen wanting this. Playing silly buggers has got them the end result they wanted all along. Amazed people have not worked this out. Thank Gina Miller
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No time for legislation that is required, so default option it is then. I suspect many MP's wanted this, but did not want to be seen wanting this. Playing silly buggers has got them the end result they wanted all along. Amazed people have not worked this out
Looking back in this thread, this rather forthright and über-confident statement has been trotted out numerous times in varying guises and degrees of pomposity with, as it now appears, little success or insight.

If you don't mind, I think the jury is still out...
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Surely this means the end of May before the end of May.
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Old 29.03.2019, 18:04
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Following the Gina Miller precedent, I don’t think she can revoke it without parliamentary backing...
If Parliament had been dissolved, there would be no Parliament to say yah or nay.
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Old 29.03.2019, 18:19
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UK politicians have weaseled the country into staying in for another couple of weeks at least. But no matter, today is 2019 and I identify as having left .
I figured you'd checked out of reality a while ago, so this confirms it.

An analyst on CNN says that this third MV (?) received more votes than any of the indicative votes, so May still has some bargaining chips.

For example, May could still turn things in her favor by allowing further indicative votes on Monday, such as for a Customs union. She could then go back to Brussels with that as an offer, which they'd be likely to accept, and in turn get enough Labour MPs on board to pass a new agreement.

Sounds as good as anything else at this point.

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Old 29.03.2019, 18:34
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I didn't know that Lolz's name was Simon Williams.

https://newsthump.com/2019/03/29/dis...got-to-cancel/
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Old 29.03.2019, 18:52
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I am brexit exhausted..

A long delay please, we all need the sleep.
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I didn't know that Lolz's name was Simon Williams.

https://newsthump.com/2019/03/29/dis...got-to-cancel/
Champagne? The have some very nice sparkling wines in Britain. I’m partial to the Camel valley varieties.

Regardless this just show Brexiteers have no idea what they really want.
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Old 29.03.2019, 19:15
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I figured you'd checked out of reality a while ago, so this confirms it.
The only thing really a Brit or an American can do these days.
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Sounds as good as anything else at this point.
Right at the beginning of this entire debarcle, a number of people who I really respect, said "Anyone who tells you that they know for certain how this will all end, is lying." 3yrs later, that still applies.

I just wish Rufus would turn up with his time machine, and we could go 40yrs into the future to see how history judges this period. Will it be...

Brexiteers: Valiant Freedom fighters / those Arabs that you can sell sand to / a butty short of a picnic
...or...
Remainers: The Resitance / dour folk set in their ways / avant garde free spirits

God forbid that 40yrs from now, we'll have BoJo Jnr., Farage Jnr. and (yikes!!!) Mini-Mogg still blathering on about how we need to leave the EU post haste.
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Right at the beginning of this entire debarcle, a number of people who I really respect, said "Anyone who tells you that they know for certain how this will all end, is lying." 3yrs later, that still applies.

I just wish Rufus would turn up with his time machine, and we could go 40yrs into the future to see how history judges this period. Will it be...

Brexiteers: Valiant Freedom fighters / those Arabs that you can sell sand to / a butty short of a picnic
...or...
Remainers: The Resitance / dour folk set in their ways / avant garde free spirits

God forbid that 40yrs from now, we'll have BoJo Jnr., Farage Jnr. and (yikes!!!) Mini-Mogg still blathering on about how we need to leave the EU post haste.
Blueangel, 40 years won't be enough
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I have never followed anyone on twitter, but I am now a huge Larry the Cat fan.
I love it that certain people are being trolled by the HM Cabinet Office cat

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