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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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Agree it’s not exponential. My point is, people need to decide what capacity they’re able to support locally. Bliar did zero planning and ended up with a disaster - no resources and no local budget to pay for school places, hospitals, housing, you name it...
How exactly are today's bad state of affairs Blair's fault? Whatever he may have done poorly, the subsequent governments/administrations had ten years to remedy them.
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I think this visualisation of last night's votes helps to really show how the majority of Tories are refusing to compromise on anything. #holdingthecountrytoransom

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Old 02.04.2019, 10:16
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I think this visualisation of last night's votes helps to really show how the majority of Tories are refusing to compromise on anything. #holdingthecountrytoransom

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Well its why Nick Boles made the principled decision to announce his departure from the Tories last night.

However what I found truly shocking was Mark Francois' vulgar attack on the Chancellor

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Tory Brexiteer Mark Francois has gone renegade, even by his standards, telling Chancellor Philip Hammond "up yours" on live radio.

The hardline Eurosceptic went dramatically off script after MPs failed to find a pragmatic way forward in tonight's indicative votes.

MPs had just rejected four proposals for a way out of the Brexit deadlock.

But Mr Francois said the 'soft Brexit' plans, were an "attempted coup" mounted by a cross- group of Remain-backing MPs in a bid to block Brexit.

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In normal times he would be severely reprimanded
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Old 02.04.2019, 10:22
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However what I found truly shocking was Mark Francois' vulgar attack on the Chancellor

In normal times he would be severely reprimanded
Why does anyone listen to this thicko? His interview with Will Self shows that he doesn't even have a 6 year old's grasp of Set Theory and just presses the outrage button when he doesn't understand.

If you want the dictionary definition of snowflake, look no further.
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Old 02.04.2019, 10:35
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However what I found truly shocking was Mark Francois' vulgar attack on the Chancellor
It's way too early in the day to be confronted with that smug git's face. My intuitive inner 3yr old screams "Don't like!!!" every time I see him.
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Old 02.04.2019, 10:58
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The Customs Union only lost by 3 votes.
How is it that the worst of all choices almost won the vote?
Customs Union would strip the UK of the ability to do any trade deals, would allow European exporters to keep exporting into the UK without any barriers, while UK services firms would face significant barriers in accessing the EU Single Market.
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Old 02.04.2019, 11:14
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Customs Union would strip the UK of the ability to do any trade deals, would allow European exporters to keep exporting into the UK without any barriers, while UK services firms would face significant barriers in accessing the EU Single Market.
It would also mean a hard border between N.I. and Ireland.
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Old 02.04.2019, 11:47
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It would also mean a hard border between N.I. and Ireland.
You mean NO hard border?
I see that I missed that part and it is a big plus for a Customs Union that I did not think of earlier.
However one has to ask, if the UK is in a Customs Union with the EU and therefore cannot do any independent trade deals, then why not just join the EEA?
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Old 02.04.2019, 12:04
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You mean NO hard border?
No. A customs union reduces the need for some, but not all, border checks. Only the single market would leave the border as it currently is.
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Old 02.04.2019, 13:55
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How is it that the worst of all choices almost won the vote?
Customs Union would strip the UK of the ability to do any trade deals, would allow European exporters to keep exporting into the UK without any barriers, while UK services firms would face significant barriers in accessing the EU Single Market.
That is the strange think about the whole discussion in the UK, although financial services etc. is serious tax revenue generator and employer, there is virtual no concern shown for how they will fair going forward.
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I think this visualisation of last night's votes helps to really show how the majority of Tories are refusing to compromise on anything. #holdingthecountrytoransom

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Your charts show that in fact more Tories were prepared to “compromise” than Labour MPs.
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How is it that the worst of all choices almost won the vote?
Customs Union would strip the UK of the ability to do any trade deals, would allow European exporters to keep exporting into the UK without any barriers, while UK services firms would face significant barriers in accessing the EU Single Market.
It’s clear that the strategy is to try and present a customs union form of Brexit verses remaining. Clearly a customs union has no benefits verses remaining in the EU and everyone would vote to Remain were that ever the choices on a ballot paper.
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This is interesting: it seems it’s fairly easy to hack government petitions, even with unique email verification:

https://www.kent.house/uk-petition-a...acked-by-bots/
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It’s clear that the strategy is to try and present a customs union form of Brexit verses remaining. Clearly a customs union has no benefits verses remaining in the EU and everyone would vote to Remain were that ever the choices on a ballot paper.
Interesting. After all those repetitions I was just starting to believe that there are £350mln a week to be saved.
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This is interesting: it seems it’s fairly easy to hack government petitions, even with unique email verification:

https://www.kent.house/uk-petition-a...acked-by-bots/
Bit sad that nobody tried to jazz the pro- No Deal petition with a similar truckload of signatures, isn't it..?
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Your charts show that in fact more Tories were prepared to “compromise” than Labour MPs.
I'd love to know how you work that out.
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This is interesting: it seems it’s fairly easy to hack government petitions, even with unique email verification:

https://www.kent.house/uk-petition-a...acked-by-bots/
This was obvious from the start. This thing and that whole page is just a big joke.

It also shows that every single person can get their polls pass the milestones while acting solo.
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DUP are now hinting at swinging back to remain as it's better not to break up or threaten the union at all. I would laugh, but I am too tired.

The best option for them. Anything else is taking a risk on NI status within the UK.
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This was obvious from the start. This thing and that whole page is just a big joke.

It also shows that every single person can get their polls pass the milestones while acting solo.
There are literally thousands of petitions on that site. If what you say is true, and it's a piece of cake for any old duffer to write a few lines of script to churn out signatures, why aren't they ALL busting the 6 million signature barrier?

Or is it just Remainers who have the IT skillz to do it?
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Bit sad that nobody tried to jazz the pro- No Deal petition with a similar truckload of signatures, isn't it..?
It might be the thing people really want so they don't want it to be blamed to be tampered with.
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