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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 15:03 
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I am very tempted to get myself some Hue bulbs for the bedroom, so I can turn off the missus's bedside light after she dozes off with it on. I hate having to get up and walk ALL THE WAY AROUND THE BED just to be able to reach.

I can't help but feel there's an easier solution.

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I am very tempted to get myself some Hue bulbs for the bedroom, so I can turn off the missus's bedside light after she dozes off with it on. I hate having to get up and walk ALL THE WAY AROUND THE BED just to be able to reach.

I can't help but feel there's an easier solution.

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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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Squirt wrote:
I am very tempted to get myself some Hue bulbs for the bedroom, so I can turn off the missus's bedside light after she dozes off with it on. I hate having to get up and walk ALL THE WAY AROUND THE BED just to be able to reach.

They're on 3 for 2 at meethue.com til the 30th if Amazon aren't still punting them out at >40% off now black Friday week is over.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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Squirt wrote:
I am very tempted to get myself some Hue bulbs for the bedroom, so I can turn off the missus's bedside light after she dozes off with it on. I hate having to get up and walk ALL THE WAY AROUND THE BED just to be able to reach.

They're on 3 for 2 at meethue.com til the 30th if Amazon aren't still punting them out at >40% off now black Friday week is over.

We've got a steadily growing collection. They always seem to be on some sort of offer, it's almost like the Oral B toothbrush pricing model.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 18:11 
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It's reassuring to know that post-Brexit Britain will be well lit.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 18:14 
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Well lit, bruv.

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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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I suppose in a way there has been some sport at the expense of the more vocal "leave the EU" crowd regarding May's deal. They can bark and snap at it, but if they reject it and a no deal gets played out and is terrible, they are to blame. If they accept it, they lose face as it is terrible, but it is the best they can get, or they can back remaining as an option.

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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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My fear is that if it looks likely that the government would collapse whilst Labour are on the rise, the Tory Party’s natural instinct will kick in and they’ll all suddenly return to the fold. The only thing worse than this deal to a Conservative, after all, would be a Corbyn premiership.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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I made the mistake of reading yesterday's exchanges in the Commons. It wasn't very enlightening, and some of the Prime Minister's responses only made me feel angry again rather than making me rethink my positions on things. I need to stop doing this and focus on looking at pictures of bears or reading about railway trains or something.

I don't think I'll watched any TV head-to-head special between the Prime Minister and Jeremy Corbyn either.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:23 
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I made the mistake of reading yesterday's exchanges in the Commons. It wasn't very enlightening, and some of the Prime Minister's responses only made me feel angry again rather than making me rethink my positions on things. I need to stop doing this and focus on looking at pictures of bears or reading about railway trains or something.

I don't think I'll watched any TV head-to-head special between the Prime Minister and Jeremy Corbyn either.


I don’t understand what the point of a debate would be. Two people 100% committed to Brexit, trying to influence their own parties, with no public involvement or anything to vote on.

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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:27 
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To save time, I've summarised the debate for you:

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May: Immigrants!
Corbyn: The NHS!
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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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May versus Corbyn... Two elderly low-intellect racists repeating catchphrases at each other. Will probably join hands occasionally to spread some xenophobic hate towards foreigners, then go back to their usual stuck-record routines.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 13:10 
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EU Council has decided that, in its view, Article 50 notification cannot be unilaterally withdrawn ie. we must leave the EU in March even if we say "no we don't want to go" unless we also get agreement from the entire EU27.

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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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I think we'd get that agreement though, in all fairness.

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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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I think we'd get that agreement though, in all fairness.

You don't think (say) Spain would withhold it until it extracted some concessions over Gibraltar?


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
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I think we'd get that agreement though, in all fairness.

You don't think (say) Spain would withhold it until it extracted some concessions over Gibraltar?


And the rebate.

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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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It's a possibility but I think the prize for the EU of having us look into the abyss and decide the grass wasn't greener after all, would take precedence - especially given the discontent in other EU member states at the moment. As such, them having a 'The UK tried this and baulked at it' card to play would be seen as worth having, I would think.

(I hope so, anyway. Anything that means Brexit doesn't happen I'm kind of clinging onto a bit, TBH.)

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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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The problem is that while the negotiators all speak as a bloc, the EU27 don't necessarily, and Britain isn't the only country capable of being stubbornly idiotic.

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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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The problem is that while the negotiators all speak as a bloc, the EU27 don't necessarily, and Britain isn't the only country capable of being stubbornly idiotic.


Though our British Exceptionalism dictates that we’re the best at being stubbornly idiotic.

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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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"may was on Northern Ireland to sway public opinion on her before deal."

What the fuck for, we haven't got a say in it!

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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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Bobbyaro wrote:
"may was on Northern Ireland to sway public opinion on her before deal."

What the fuck for, we haven't got a say in it!


She's walking amongst her people like a modern Gloriana.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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"may was on Northern Ireland to sway public opinion on her before deal."

What the fuck for, we haven't got a say in it!


She's walking amongst her people like a modern Gloriana.


Or Charles 2nd.

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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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Just in time for Christmas, the Chancellor's announced that after Brexit we'll all get to live a humble and meek a life as Baby Jesus had. Hooray!


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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I'm cool with that as long as we get the magic powers too.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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I honestly reckon that the average Brexiter would think that sounds like the price worth paying, at least up until it actually happened.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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They just think it's a short term thing, price to be paid for future growth, etc. And if that doesn't materialise, they'll blame the implementation. This from a conversation pre-vote with my dad, who was sure it wasn't about immigration (I really hope he has changed his mind since) and that there would be a cost, but ultimately, good stuff.

House prices falling, well, you know, every cloud.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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House prices falling, well, you know, every cloud.

Unless you own a house.

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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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No way near as bad as the Great Recession! Poor Remoaner Snowflakes, crying because they won't be able to get their avocado and soy milk lattes!


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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Grim... wrote:
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House prices falling, well, you know, every cloud.

Unless you own a house.

Unless you own a house and are planning on moving and upscaling soon.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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House prices falling, well, you know, every cloud.

Unless you own a house.

Unless you own a house and are planning on moving and upscaling soon.

Well, no, that's fine, right? In fact that's better.

If you're planning on downgrading soon, it's a bad thing.

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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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Grim... wrote:
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House prices falling, well, you know, every cloud.

Unless you own a house.

The next house you want to buy will be cheaper too!

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I see you’ve subsequently made that point.

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ApplePieOfDestiny wrote:
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House prices falling, well, you know, every cloud.

Unless you own a house.

Unless you own a house and are planning on moving and upscaling soon.


Doesn't work if you can't sell your house because buyers are waiting for the brexit drop.

Anyone want a three bed in forest hill?


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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Yeah okay, cheers.

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Yeah okay, cheers.

Send me the keys.


With all the dramah with the other freeholders I would welcome a grimtervention.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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Grim... wrote:
ApplePieOfDestiny wrote:
Grim... wrote:
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House prices falling, well, you know, every cloud.

Unless you own a house.

Unless you own a house and are planning on moving and upscaling soon.

Well, no, that's fine, right? In fact that's better.

If you're planning on downgrading soon, it's a bad thing.

I know. I countered your counter, because that’s how countering works.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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Government found in contempt of Parliament.

Dear god, I wish I was still studying the constitution. So many hypotheses being tested right now, and so many precedents being set to refer to in years and crises to come.

The rest of the Brexit stuff is still a shitshow, mind, but let's accentuate the positives where we can.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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We seem to be in an age where it doesn't matter what a government or president does, nothing sticks. There was a time that something of this magnitude would make the PMs position untenable and she would have to resign, but these days it probably isn't even the worst thing the government has done this day...


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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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The era where things can be done by convention is done.

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The era where things can be done by convention is done.

It's practically become a convention, in fact.

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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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The whole stupid, rotten core of the thing in one poll result

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So... British adults literally are opposed to everything, apart from the one option that isn't available to us.


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So... British adults literally are opposed to everything, apart from the one option that isn't available to us.

Indeed. For which I broadly blame May and her government, for spending the last two years on rhetoric instead of managing expectations.


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This is why referendums are a stupid fucking idea.

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 Post subject: Re: Taking the Brexit
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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
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So... British adults literally are opposed to everything, apart from the one option that isn't available to us.

Indeed. For which I broadly blame May and her government, for spending the last two years on rhetoric instead of managing expectations.


I think there’s plenty of blame for the opposition too, as they seem convinced that if only they were in power then there would be different coloured unicorns available.

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