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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:41 
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I was laughing at that last night - the guy isn't the sweaty writer they employ to swearify the script, is he? Shitting a catamaran is a wonderful line.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:01 
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My MP spoke in the debate yesterday. I don't think I'll be able to tolerate reading what she had to say until after Friday beers. Based on our correspondence, I don't think it's going to be particularly enlightening or likely to resonate in the Commons for decades to come.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 16:04 
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As the PM is in the area today, hoping for a good reception from the large Brexit-supporting folk, I thought I'd brave the Facebook post on it.. not too bad so far, thankfully
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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 23:18 
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I can’t decide if I want to watch the final vote live tomorrow or just wait for the highlights afterwards. In the past I’d have been getting snacks in and everything, but somehow the magic’s gone. Thanks for ruining politics for me, Brexit.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 23:23 
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And yet some people are of the view "thanks for ruining Brexit for me, politics"

Truly these are confusing times for an average man like me.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 23:30 
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What time is the vote, I'm down the pub tomorrow night, I'll see if they will put it on the telly so we can all get excited and shout at the screen.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 23:32 
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That’s been on my bucket list for years.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:52 
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Given I've called the last few major political events wrong, I'm going to look into the steam from my tea and declare that the result tonight will be AYES 230; NOES 360. 22 Labour MPs will vote with the government, and a similar amount will abstain. Jeremy Corbyn will fail to rise to the occasion, and the Prime Minister will take this as a win and press on regardless.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 13:40 
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Jeremy Corbyn will fail to rise to the occasion

Thats a given. I've been singularly unimpressed with him during the entire process, the useless sack of shite.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 13:56 
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There's not a decent leader among the lot of them.

Why is Vampira wasting her time talking to factory workers about what a good deal we'll be getting? Maybe if she says it often enough she'll start to believe her own bullshit.

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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 20:39 
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Ayes 202 Noes 432.

Ouch.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 20:44 
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Mrs May was as patronising as ever. And far too late for her to ask for the help of the House.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 20:45 
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Corbyn actually quite good once he got going.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 20:49 
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At least Cameron had the decency to know the jig was up.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 20:56 
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Course, I can't see many Tories following Corbyn into the lobby, and so long as the DUP get their bung it won't go anywhere and we'll be back where we started.

But then, see my earlier comments on my political punditry.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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Kern wrote:
Corbyn actually quite good once he got going.

The shouty frothy man that can't do his tie up straight?

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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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Kern wrote:
Corbyn actually quite good once he got going.

Until his standard dictator style screeching when he arrives at his point.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 21:02 
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ApplePieOfDestiny wrote:
Kern wrote:
Corbyn actually quite good once he got going.

Until his standard dictator style screeching when he arrives at his point.

Something something hates Jews something.

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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 21:02 
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He had some passion and anger for a change. The Prime Minister was as tonedeaf and monotonous as ever.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 21:09 
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Kern wrote:
He had some passion and anger for a change. The Prime Minister was as tonedeaf and monotonous as ever.


Is he still promising Brexit unicorns under a Labour government?


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 21:11 
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No unicorns this time. Just an attempt at a 'go now', which made a change. I'm giving him 65%.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 22:13 
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Kern wrote:
The Prime Minister was as tonedeaf and monotonous as ever.

I thought her final speech before the vote was rather better than I’d seen her, to my surprise. And as a sanity check, Ian Dunt agrees with me.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 22:19 
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I didn't watch that. Will have to give it a look.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 22:37 
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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
Kern wrote:
The Prime Minister was as tonedeaf and monotonous as ever.

I thought her final speech before the vote was rather better than I’d seen her, to my surprise. And as a sanity check, Ian Dunt agrees with me.


The one after it was shite though.

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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 23:24 
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Largest ever voting defeat of a government, so at least May has her legacy...


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:28 
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. 22 Labour MPs will vote with the government, .


Three Labour MPs (plus Frank Field who isn't Labour anymore) went through the AYE lobby. Gosh, I'm good.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:21 
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So, how's this new era of cross-party collaboration going?

Theresa May omits Jeremy Corbyn from cross-party Brexit talks

Oh.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 14:19 
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Y'know I've been thinking about this new car thing and I've decided to sit on it for a while, and the honest reason is waiting to see how Brexit pans out.

I know everyone says 'NO DEAL WILL NOT HAPPEN' but looking at the utter fucking cretins in charge, and the witlessly incompetent opposition, I do wonder if we'll manage to simply blunder into it as a nation, and then all of a sudden petrol costs £2 per litre and food prices go up by 25% (or whatever) and generally everything goes a bit to shit, and then I'd be like, 'You know what, having a chunk of cash in the bank to help weather this out would be pretty useful right now'.

There are so many villains in this whole Brexit piece (and I'm afraid Corbyn makes the list) it's easier to list people who aren't culpable rather than those who are, so I'm tempted to just say 'Fuck everyone', or as Jnr put it when I got in from work last night (she was getting cross about something not working as she wanted in Minecraft):

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'Good evening Becca, how are you today?'

'DAMN EVERYTHING!'

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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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Kern wrote:
So, how's this new era of cross-party collaboration going?

Theresa May omits Jeremy Corbyn from cross-party Brexit talks

Oh.

I did think that was beautifully petty :)

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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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Kern wrote:
So, how's this new era of cross-party collaboration going?

Theresa May omits Jeremy Corbyn from cross-party Brexit talks

Oh.

I did think that was beautifully petty :)


It's all laughs and smiles until someone crashes out of the EU without an agreement and food starts to run short.

Oh wait, that's us.

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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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Not all of us. I'm in Singapore and you're in a tax haven that isn't even technically part of the UK.

o/

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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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Not all of us. I'm in Singapore and you're in a tax haven that isn't even technically part of the UK.

o/


We haven't forgotten that it's all your fault.

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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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Not all of us. I'm in Singapore and you're in a tax haven that isn't even technically part of the UK.

o/


We haven't forgotten that it's all your fault.

You're getting me confused with Gideon Mali

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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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Kern wrote:
So, how's this new era of cross-party collaboration going?

Theresa May omits Jeremy Corbyn from cross-party Brexit talks

Oh.

I did think that was beautifully petty :)


It's all laughs and smiles until someone crashes out of the EU without an agreement and food starts to run short.

Oh wait, that's us.


Grow yer own veg indoors with an IKEA indoor garden shelving kit thingy. It means you don't have to sleep on the stoop with your shotgun as your companion.

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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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There is a thing. 52%

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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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There is a thing. 52%

If the DUP had backed Labour they would have won! You can bet the DUP will be using that to try and get their way in all this...

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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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MaliA wrote:
There is a thing. 52%


That number is the aces and eights of contemporary life.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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I couldn't be bothered to watch the speeches live, by the way. Had the TV on silent during the division just in case but they kindly waited until the end of the 'Archers' before annoucing the result. Really should have done a prophesy post for this, to reclaim some cred.

Any notable contributions worth checking out?


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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Not really. I thought Watson’s closing speech was pretty good. Gove was interesting in the sense he almost lost his shit, but he turns my stomach so I didn’t watch closely. Everyone else I listened to just said the blindingly obvious things along party lines (“will the PM take no deal off the table”, “will the PM go back to Brussels and negotiate the backstop”) which was deeply tedious and pointless.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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Isn't that lovely?

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Statement from pm at 22:00 apparently

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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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I hope she doesn't try her rubbish Thatcher or Churchill impression again. It never works, and just makes us all feel a little awkward.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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Please be this. I could do with a win.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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Please be this. I could do with a win.


Would you take a partial win, and spare us Johnson? I mean, I know the fates must be appeased, but that seems a step too far.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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Apparently we overwhelmingly want her to get on with it, the national interest aligns perfectly with her views, and my vote in the 2017 election was an endorsement of it all. Glad she’s cleared that up for me.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:18 
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All of this thread:

https://twitter.com/gsoh31/status/1085836745000841216




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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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Is that the worst kind of correct?

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All of this thread:

https://twitter.com/gsoh31/status/1085836745000841216




Totally agree. I find it wrong, though. It offends my sense of doing the right thing

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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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Well, sure. Hence “morally shabby.”


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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This whole farrago is yielding plenty of examples and precedents for political scientists, historians, and nerds to pour pore over and refer to for many decades to come. Today, we're going to learn about the game of 'Chicken'....


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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To summarise what's just happened to Vampira, "Your plan is shit and no matter how you dress it up, the parliamentary vote has shown that we all know it's shit and we're nowhere near backing you on it. However, we're not giving you an excuse to say you were pushed rather than jumping ship, so just sort it out. And by the way, we know Brussels won't offer you a better deal, so enjoy the fruits off your labour."

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