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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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And into the next episode of "Brexit means Brexit"

Wonder how many seasons they'll make
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Old 07.04.2019, 20:48
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I did have to keep checking that it isn't still April 1st whilst reading this piece... Apparently it isn't a hoax from Peter Oborne.

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https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/ope...d-think-again/
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Some nice pics to go with the future PM oddschecker.

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Old 07.04.2019, 23:16
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To compliment that, and oldie but good clip from 'Yes Minister' that still makes me smile.

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Old 07.04.2019, 23:26
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Some nice pics to go with the future PM oddschecker.

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This is also relevant:

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Old 07.04.2019, 23:49
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More wisdom from the British political bible:

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Old 08.04.2019, 00:21
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The runners and riders for the new British PM and Tory Party leader

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So many polls on this matter. This is my favourite.

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Old 08.04.2019, 11:19
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Good we will be getting away from over regulation by the EU

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Actually a good idea in principle; need to see the wording of the actual laws before deciding if it will be a good thing in practice.
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Old 08.04.2019, 11:30
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Good we will be getting away from over regulation by the EU



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Actually a good idea in principle; need to see the wording of the actual laws before deciding if it will be a good thing in practice.
article is behind a paywall.

would you care to summarize it?
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article is behind a paywall.

would you care to summarize it?
Making it an offence to copy content behind a paywall.
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Old 08.04.2019, 12:12
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

The government has issued a white paper for discussion.

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It will draw up legally enforced codes of practice requiring the firms proactively to prevent and take down illegal content such as terror and child abuse images within fixed timescales, and remove material promoting self-harm or suicide.

The regulator will also have powers to enforce age limits on sites, ban algorithms that drive “extreme and unreliable” content to users to keep them online, and police complaints systems with companies having to respond within agreed time limits.
Edit: Good intentions, but with the wrong government, this could easily be Animal Farm stuff...
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Old 08.04.2019, 12:34
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Quite funny really.


Go here and scroll down to the Theresa May speech, and read the subtitles.


They are not wrong.
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Old 08.04.2019, 12:41
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article is behind a paywall.

would you care to summarize it?
Sorry, I was also too tight to pay the subscription!

I was just wanting to take the opportunity to remind people who claimed Brexit would free us from lots of EU regulations that the UK is also top at producing new regulations
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Trump’s rule that to get any new regulation to be signed off requires the repeal of two existing ones sets a good example.
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Today's Brexiteer facepalm...

"I was not, like most of the people, expecting the result that we got."


To be honest, you do sort of feel a bit sorry for him.
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Why?

Offer shit wages, don't be surprised that nobody wants the work.

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Old 08.04.2019, 15:00
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Davros!

Benito's too left wing (and long dead).

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"I was not, like most of the people, expecting the result that we got."


To be honest, you do sort of feel a bit sorry for him.
Saw this earlier today. Funny how thoroughly anti-EU sentiment got under the skin of folks back then. Waking up to reality is painful to watch.
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Why?

Offer shit wages, don't be surprised that nobody wants the work.

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Nothing would have changed for him with a Remain result, though. Regardless of whether his shit wages are good or bad, they must have been "good" enough to attract substantial amounts of people to uproot themselves from the other end of Europe for a season to come and toil in his fields.

If he pays non-shit wages, everyone will be paying for it in their supermarkets.

Like Swisstree says, though, my post was more a facepalm at his utter lack of foresight.
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