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Brexit

Post by Pruitt » Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:32 pm

This insanity needs its own thread.

Parliament rejects all Brexit plans

So, maybe a "no-deal Brexit?"

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Re: Brexit

Post by Baloney » Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:55 am

Pruitt wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:32 pm
This insanity needs its own thread.

Parliament rejects all Brexit plans

So, maybe a "no-deal Brexit?"

Calamity.
I don''t agree, I think we should have a non-binding poll to decide.

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Re: Brexit

Post by Pruitt » Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:59 am

Baloney wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:55 am
Pruitt wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:32 pm
This insanity needs its own thread.

Parliament rejects all Brexit plans

So, maybe a "no-deal Brexit?"

Calamity.
I don''t agree, I think we should have a non-binding poll to decide.
The way things are going, it'll take the government three years to decides on the wording for the poll question.
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Re: Brexit

Post by Baloney » Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:28 am

I meant this site, not the UK Govt.!

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Re: Brexit

Post by mister d » Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:29 am

2022 poll: “You gobsmacked May bottled it?”
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Re: Brexit

Post by Sabo » Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:58 am

Pruitt wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:32 pm
This insanity needs its own thread.

Parliament rejects all Brexit plans

So, maybe a "no-deal Brexit?"

Calamity.
Already thinking about visiting the UK in 2020 or 2021 once the pound completely tanks.
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Re: Brexit

Post by Pruitt » Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:22 am

Sabo wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:58 am
Pruitt wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:32 pm
This insanity needs its own thread.

Parliament rejects all Brexit plans

So, maybe a "no-deal Brexit?"

Calamity.
Already thinking about visiting the UK in 2020 or 2021 once the pound completely tanks.
Same here. In the last 3 years, the pound has gone from being worth about $2.10 to $1.75 (Canadian)
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Re: Brexit

Post by The Sybian » Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:39 am

Sabo wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:58 am
Pruitt wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:32 pm
This insanity needs its own thread.

Parliament rejects all Brexit plans

So, maybe a "no-deal Brexit?"

Calamity.
Already thinking about visiting the UK in 2020 or 2021 once the pound completely tanks.
That is actually a great idea. I have a fascination with the gritty period of England in the 1970s - mid 80's, so a massive recession might bring those days back.
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Re: Brexit

Post by Pruitt » Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:42 am

The Sybian wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:39 am
Sabo wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:58 am
Pruitt wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:32 pm
This insanity needs its own thread.

Parliament rejects all Brexit plans

So, maybe a "no-deal Brexit?"

Calamity.
Already thinking about visiting the UK in 2020 or 2021 once the pound completely tanks.
That is actually a great idea. I have a fascination with the gritty period of England in the 1970s - mid 80's, so a massive recession might bring those days back.
Haven't seen this movie in 30+ years, but you'll probably enjoy it.



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Re: Brexit

Post by sancarlos » Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:43 pm

The Sybian wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:39 am
That is actually a great idea. I have a fascination with the gritty period of England in the 1970s - mid 80's, so a massive recession might bring those days back.
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Re: Brexit

Post by Baloney » Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:52 am

Pruitt wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:42 am
The Sybian wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:39 am
Sabo wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:58 am
Pruitt wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:32 pm
This insanity needs its own thread.

Parliament rejects all Brexit plans

So, maybe a "no-deal Brexit?"

Calamity.
Already thinking about visiting the UK in 2020 or 2021 once the pound completely tanks.
That is actually a great idea. I have a fascination with the gritty period of England in the 1970s - mid 80's, so a massive recession might bring those days back.
Haven't seen this movie in 30+ years, but you'll probably enjoy it.



ETA: It's a black comedy, not a horror (despite the name of the person who posted it)
Boys From The Blackstuff is good too, life in Liverpool in the early 80's, when I was in college there.

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Re: Brexit

Post by Pruitt » Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:21 am

Thomas Friedman weighs in...

The U.K. Has Gone Mad

Nothing new here, but it is very well expressed.
The entire Brexit choice was presented to the public in 2016 with utterly misleading simplicity. It was sold with a pack of lies about both the size of the benefits and the ease of implementation, and it continues to be pushed by Conservative hard-liners who used to care about business but are now obsessed with restoring Britain’s “sovereignty” over any economic considerations.
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Re: Brexit

Post by rass » Wed May 22, 2019 1:09 pm

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Re: Brexit

Post by Johnnie » Wed May 22, 2019 1:18 pm

Of course there a segment of the Conservative leaning crowd that's like "Oh, so this is how liberals conduct themselves?" in regards to this milkshake thing.

Yes, this is how the people who are tired of his shit conduct themselves. You can't murder him in the street so embarrassing him will have to suffice.
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Re: Brexit

Post by brian » Wed May 22, 2019 1:28 pm

The longer this shitshow continues the more likely it becomes that we'll see a united Ireland in our lifetimes.

Fuck England and fuck the monarchy. Hopefully Scotland will hold another referendum and declare independence from the crown as well. (I'd also hope the same for Wales frankly, but support for independence there is still really low.)

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Re: Brexit

Post by Pruitt » Wed May 22, 2019 4:24 pm

brian wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 1:28 pm
The longer this shitshow continues the more likely it becomes that we'll see a united Ireland in our lifetimes.

Fuck England and fuck the monarchy. Hopefully Scotland will hold another referendum and declare independence from the crown as well. (I'd also hope the same for Wales frankly, but support for independence there is still really low.)
You know, on the blessed day that the Trump administration ends, there will still be a United States of America. When this Brexit nonsense ends, who knows what the state of the U.K. will be.

I'm willing to bet that there has never been such self-destructive idiocy as we are seeing in Britain ever in a democracy.

And the tragedy of it is that Jeremy Corbyn has to be included in any list of POS politicians. An he is the alternative at the moment in the UK.

(Guess I have to exclude Germany in the 30s - but the UK was not in complete meltdown when this shit started)
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Re: Brexit

Post by Pruitt » Wed May 22, 2019 9:00 pm

May clutches at final straws of pretence

Gone by the weekend.
Barely any Conservative MPs bothered to cheer as May clashed with Jeremy Corbyn over school funding, the Labour leader again avoiding questions on Brexit.
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Re: Brexit

Post by Pruitt » Thu May 23, 2019 4:36 am

Voting for the European parliamentary elections has begun in the UK.

This is outside Nigel Farage's polling station:

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Re: Brexit

Post by Baloney » Thu May 23, 2019 4:17 pm

Daily Fail Bookmakers Inc.

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Country is totally fucked

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Re: Brexit

Post by mister d » Thu May 23, 2019 4:34 pm

6/4 instead of 3/2 upsets me.
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Re: Brexit

Post by DSafetyGuy » Thu May 23, 2019 6:28 pm

What about 25?
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Re: Brexit

Post by Pruitt » Fri May 24, 2019 6:53 am

Now THAT'S a Political Obituary!
May did indeed inherit a terrible hand. She then proceeded to douse it liberally with petrol and set it alight.
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Re: Brexit

Post by Baloney » Fri May 24, 2019 7:20 am

Headline is just wrong, worst prime minister in modern times has to be Cameron for unleashing Brexit in the first place

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Re: Brexit

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Re: Brexit

Post by Pruitt » Sat May 25, 2019 7:54 am

Baloney wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 7:20 am
Headline is just wrong, worst prime minister in modern times has to be Cameron for unleashing Brexit in the first place
History will not judge him kindly.

I read that Cameron's publisher has asked him to cut 100,000 words from his memoir. That's about 350 pages! The arrogance of these people is incredible.

So, while the UK is supposed to be working towards this incredibly impactful Brexit, the ruling party is now knee deep in a leadership campaign. Which could be followed by a general election months later, all of this with a supposedly firm Brexit date that is 5 months away?

This is unbelievable!
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Re: Brexit

Post by Baloney » Thu May 30, 2019 3:17 pm

BBC News - Brexit: Boris Johnson ordered to appear in court over £350m claim
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-48445430[url]

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Re: Brexit

Post by Baloney » Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:29 am

The Conservatives face "potential extinction" if they do not get Brexit done, Boris Johnson has warned.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-48 ... 8KEjS6vaIU

One can only hope.

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Re: Brexit

Post by Baloney » Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:20 pm

Don't apologize - you were right the first time

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/vi ... hunt-video

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Post by Pruitt » Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:55 pm

Baloney wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:29 am
The Conservatives face "potential extinction" if they do not get Brexit done, Boris Johnson has warned.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-48 ... 8KEjS6vaIU

One can only hope.
Methinks that they may face extinction a couple of years after the deal is done.
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Re: Brexit

Post by Baloney » Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:07 pm

Caught between the devil and the deep blue C-word, it's going to end up badly

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... attle.html

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Re: Brexit

Post by Pruitt » Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:51 am

Baloney wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:07 pm
Caught between the devil and the deep blue C-word, it's going to end up badly

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... attle.html
Boris Johnson: police called to loud altercation at potential PM's home

This is the woman who Johnson recently left his wife for.
Johnson can be heard refusing to leave the flat and telling Symonds to “get off my fucking laptop” before there is a loud crashing noise.

Symonds is heard saying Johnson had ruined a sofa with red wine: “You just don’t care for anything because you’re spoilt. You have no care for money or anything.”

The neighbour said: “There was a smashing sound of what sounded like plates. There was a couple of very loud screams that I’m certain were Carrie and she was shouting to ‘get out’ a lot. She was saying ‘get out of my flat’ and he was saying no. And then there was silence after the screaming.
Oh dear me...
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Re: Brexit

Post by Pruitt » Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:11 am

What in the actual hell is he talking about?
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Re: Brexit

Post by Baloney » Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:17 am

Pruitt wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:11 am
What in the actual hell is he talking about?
No idea, don't what to go inside the head of BoJo

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Re: Brexit

Post by The Sybian » Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:19 pm

Baloney wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:17 am
Pruitt wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:11 am
What in the actual hell is he talking about?
No idea, don't what to go inside the head of BoJo
He makes Sarah Palin look like an articulate genius. I wonder if the British RW nutters are accusing the journalist of "gotcha" questions.
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Re: Brexit

Post by Baloney » Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:54 am

Pruitt wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:51 am
Baloney wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:07 pm
Caught between the devil and the deep blue C-word, it's going to end up badly

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... attle.html
Boris Johnson: police called to loud altercation at potential PM's home

This is the woman who Johnson recently left his wife for.
Johnson can be heard refusing to leave the flat and telling Symonds to “get off my fucking laptop” before there is a loud crashing noise.

Symonds is heard saying Johnson had ruined a sofa with red wine: “You just don’t care for anything because you’re spoilt. You have no care for money or anything.”

The neighbour said: “There was a smashing sound of what sounded like plates. There was a couple of very loud screams that I’m certain were Carrie and she was shouting to ‘get out’ a lot. She was saying ‘get out of my flat’ and he was saying no. And then there was silence after the screaming.
Oh dear me...
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Re: Brexit

Post by Pruitt » Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:17 am

Boris Johnson speaks! (From The Guardian):
People say that there won’t be any clean drinking water, and the planes won’t fly, and there won’t be milk solids and glucose and whey to make Mars bars. Do you really believe that? It is total nonsense. I prophesy very confidently that we will have a successful Brexit, the planes will fly, there will be clean drinking water, and there will be whey for the Mars bars, because where there’s a will, there’s a whey, as I never tire of saying.
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Re: Brexit

Post by Baloney » Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:58 am

Bollocks To Brexit


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Re: Brexit

Post by Pruitt » Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:04 pm

Considering the leadership of the two main parties in the U.K., the Lib-Dems should be doing a hell of a lot better.

Nick Clegg really fucked them over, didn;t he?
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