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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 22:18 
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I want Mr Johnson to be remembered for the £350 million in the way we remember Mr Chamberlain and his piece of paper.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:00 
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In a debate on vaping yesterday, Lord Wallace made an interesting contribution:

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Could the Minister possibly encourage his colleagues to consider publishing a list of EU regulations which are there primarily because British lobbies with the support of British Ministers have pushed them on to the EU? I am thinking in particular of animal welfare, as well as a lot of health and smoking regulations. It would help to educate opinion in this country as to what sort of regulations might be likely to diverge after we leave, and which will not.

Lord O'Shaughnessy

Anyone who really wants to find out how many regulations there are provided by the EU can find that online, and I am sure that it would be a wonderful way to spend a weekend. I am just going to bother myself with the ones that have been dedicated to the health area. We are, of course, looking at everything within that realm to make sure that, when we leave the European Union, we end up with the best possible health regime.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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Meanwhile, in the Commons, the Health Secretary showed an appropriate level of urgency to ensure continuity of provision for the NHS after the Glorious Day (TM).

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  Last week the Brexit Secretary stated that UK membership of EU agencies is unlikely to continue beyond March 2019, so what provision has the Secretary of State for Health made to replace the European Chemicals Agency, which regulates the raw chemicals required by the pharmaceutical industry to produce drugs in the UK? [903041]

Mr Hunt :
That area will obviously be very important in the negotiations, but we have made our preference clear: a deep and special partnership with the EU in which the benefits of co-operation that we currently have can continue.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:58 
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I've met Lord W as part of that other thing I do. He's really nice.

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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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I've met Lord W as part of that other thing I do.

Naked spanking goatherd nights?


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 13:44 
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Sector analyses released to the general public!

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I've looked at the ICT one, and I'm not convinced it will help businesses to make the sort of complex decisions leaving the EU will bring up.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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A Labour government might not be as bad as Brexit, claims Heseltine.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... -heseltine

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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:32 
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I can't decide if Tony Blair or John Humphries was the least convincing this morning. Mr Humphries' line of questioning was pretty obvious, yet Mr Blair failed to block them the way it did.

The simple response to the 'why have a second referendum, we've already decided' point is 'nobody knew what Brexit would like', but it took the former prime minister ages to actually say that.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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Our government: “no deal is better than a bad deal”

Also our government: “OMG the evil EU is preparing for a no-deal scenario, please stop them”

We are being led by idiots.

https://twitter.com/PickardJE/status/950501082903580672




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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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It's almost as if they're only just realising the EU itself and the other 27 countries have their own interests to protect and further.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
Our government: “no deal is better than a bad deal”


In Tim Shipman's 'Fallout' (yeah, spoilers), he argues that the Prime Minister is approaching the negotiations in the same way she approached the justice/home affairs opt outs when she was home secretary: leave everything then come back into the ones you want. I'm not sure this was ever going to be a goer in a situation where the EU will treat UK as a third country.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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It's almost as if they're only just realising the EU itself and the other 27 countries have their own interests to protect and further.

Quite. It’s a misplaced belief in British exceptionalism; it’s not even conscious, I think, but rather a genuine bone-deep inability to grasp any possibility other than “Of course they need us too much to not accommodate us. We’re special!”

Or as I put it last year: https://twitter.com/penllawen/status/858021766882611201




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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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That was back when Mrs May was going to be the new Boudica, wasn't it? Feels like so long ago now, and Mr Cameron is practically ancient history.

I'm still shocked that the loss of their majority hasn't stopped the Tories from toning down their ambitions or working towards a more pragmatic compromise, but then with Mr Corbyn being a useful idiot on this they don't really need to.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
Kern wrote:
It's almost as if they're only just realising the EU itself and the other 27 countries have their own interests to protect and further.

Quite. It’s a misplaced belief in British exceptionalism; it’s not even conscious, I think, but rather a genuine bone-deep inability to grasp any possibility other than “Of course they need us too much to not accommodate us. We’re special!”


We can just send the navy round to fire off a warning shot and that tends to sort things.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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https://twitter.com/LibDemPress/status/ ... 2753832960




Lib dem press office quite amusing at times

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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
Kern wrote:
It's almost as if they're only just realising the EU itself and the other 27 countries have their own interests to protect and further.

Quite. It’s a misplaced belief in British exceptionalism; it’s not even conscious, I think, but rather a genuine bone-deep inability to grasp any possibility other than “Of course they need us too much to not accommodate us. We’re special!”


The strange thing is that this hasn't been true for decades - Britain is important, but hasn't been irreplaceable to the EU for ages, surely since before the beginnings of the careers of all the politicians involved. It's like some odd collective memory from the 1880s that's still hanging around.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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I think the government's surprised by the solidarity of the other 27. They were probably hoping to buy each country off, one by one, but they aren't facing the divided Europe they were expecting.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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Spotted on the Chris Morris Bits twitter feed (referencing Day Today natch)

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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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Fucking embarrassing.

https://twitter.com/PickardJE/status/950697434413486080



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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 16:35 
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how is this real life

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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 17:41 
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Checkmate! Your move, Mr Barnier!

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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 17:53 
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Oh dear.

The youthfulness of the Brexit fans has never been so clearly shown.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:56 
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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
how is this real life

https://twitter.com/WikiGuido/status/951099506480877568



Marmite? That's the best they could come up with? The thing which is famous for a lot of (very sensible) people hating it?


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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how is this real life

https://twitter.com/WikiGuido/status/951099506480877568



Marmite? That's the best they could come up with? The thing which is famous for a lot of (very sensible) people hating it?


53% of people hate Marmite.

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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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Mimi wrote:
Mr Dave wrote:
Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
how is this real life

https://twitter.com/WikiGuido/status/951099506480877568



Marmite? That's the best they could come up with? The thing which is famous for a lot of (very sensible) people hating it?


53% of people hate Marmite.

I've found anecdotally that foreign people hate it. Because that kind of wrongness needs to be learned at a young age, and foreign people do not inflict it upon their children.

I'd be interested to see the export figures, but from what I've heard, they're unlikely to be fantastic.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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It's also made by Unilever, who are a transnational, joint headquartered in Rotterdam.

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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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And was invented by a German.

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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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And was invented by a German.

All of a sudden, Brexit seems so much more reasonable.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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I'm a computery guy!

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It's also made by Unilever, who are a transnational, joint headquartered in Rotterdam.

So is PG Tips


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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And today, Nigel Farage is backing a second referendum.

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