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Re: Brexit Delay

Postby Lianachan » Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:55 pm

Thank TFSM for that, I was beginning to think I needed to work on my act.
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Re: Brexit Delay

Postby Arneb » Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:01 pm

No no, in fact it was great. I read it and snickered, but was too sluggish to heap praise on you.
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Re: Brexit Delay

Postby Lance » Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:54 am

Arneb wrote:No no, in fact it was great. I read it and snickered, but was too sluggish to heap praise on you.

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Re: Brexit Delay

Postby Heid the Ba » Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:46 pm

Theresa May seems to now want Norn Iron to be treated differently from the rest of the UK, but this is apparently impossible for Scotland. The government has already briefed the First Minister of Gibraltar, but no those of Scotland or Wales.
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Re: Brexit Delay

Postby Мастер » Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:54 pm

Heid the Ba wrote:Theresa May seems to now want Norn Iron to be treated differently from the rest of the UK, but this is apparently impossible for Scotland. The government has already briefed the First Minister of Gibraltar, but no those of Scotland or Wales.


Treated differently in a way that is favourable, or unfavourable?

The idea of an Irish Sea border died when she stuffed up the election and needed the DUP for a majority.
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Re: Brexit Delay

Postby Heid the Ba » Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:49 pm

The current proposal calls for Norn Iron to be treated differently from the rest of the UK. Either she will buy off the DUP again, or she thinks she doesn't need them.
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Re: Brexit Delay

Postby Lianachan » Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:30 pm

In the draft EU withdrawal agreement:

References to Northern Ireland: 100
References to Gibraltar: 30
References to Scotland: 0
References to Wales: 0
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Re: Brexit Delay

Postby Heid the Ba » Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:16 am

I'm shocked, shocked I tells ye.

Norn Iron minister and Brexit ministers have resigned.
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Re: Brexit Delay

Postby Lianachan » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:15 am

Heid the Ba wrote:I'm shocked, shocked I tells ye.

Norn Iron minister and Brexit ministers have resigned.

Roof the Moof and Fluffy Mundell said they would too, which means they definitely won't.
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Re: Brexit Delay

Postby Heid the Ba » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:27 am

Exactly. Some strident Scouse tart has just gone as well.
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Re: Brexit Delay

Postby Lianachan » Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:41 pm

Saw this online:

If you're wondering why it's 3 resignations when you've only heard about Raab and McVey, there's some junior minister for NI who's no more than a parliamentary twitter egg with a portfolio who was floated out as a trial balloon by the proper cunts this morning.
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Re: Brexit Delay

Postby g-one » Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:32 pm

Lianachan wrote: who was floated out as a trial balloon by ...


Hmm. Had always wondered what 'PC' stood for.;) Awesome band name to boot.
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Re: Brexit Delay

Postby Lianachan » Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:54 pm

g-one wrote:
Lianachan wrote: who was floated out as a trial balloon by ...


Hmm. Had always wondered what 'PC' stood for.;) Awesome band name to boot.

Wow. It hadn’t occurred to me, but you’re exactly correct. The Proper Cunts would be an awesome band name.
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Re: Brexit Delay

Postby Lianachan » Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:34 pm

Yup.

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Re: Brexit Delay

Postby Lianachan » Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:43 pm

The best candidate for the role of Brexit Secretary has announced that he turned down the job, but wouldn’t be resigning.
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Re: Brexit Delay

Postby Arneb » Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:20 pm

Has any Brexiteer announced what they are going to do IF they replace IM Mai on Tuesdday?
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Re: Brexit Delay

Postby Lianachan » Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:35 pm

Of course not.
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Re: Brexit Delay

Postby Richard A » Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:40 pm

Not as such. But they have said what they think should happen and we know who is jockeying for position. Boris has gone very quiet. Rees-Mogg cannot be written off, though - even though they're openly saying that they've now blown the leadership challenge. If Rees-Mogg does become PM (and as I say, I'm not ruling it out), the future is very worrying indeed. For a start, he'll tear up the draft agreement - he actually WANTS a no-deal exit. He really does! But not content with that, he will institute some very scary domestic policies. Although there could be the European rub: he won't be making any trips to Brussels, Berlin or Paris any time soon, but he might well visit Budapest and Warsaw. I think he would see their leaders as kindred spirits - and they might just see him likewise.

Oh and other news. Nigel Farage is distressed that Tommy Robinson has been appointed as an advisor to UKIP. Nigel, you opened that particular bottle and said absolutely sweet FA when genies started coming out of it, so how can you be so surprised now? If, though, he genuinely does realise the error of his past ways - and after all, let us not forget that Martin Niemoeller supported Hitler in the early 1930s - then let us see him publicly and unequivocally turn his back on them.
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Re: Brexit Delay

Postby Arneb » Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:31 pm

BTW, what about Labour? They, of course, represent everything good in the world. Won't they schlepp IM Mai past the post when the decision is between a deal Brexit and a non-deal Brexit? Or will they be staunchly better people and reject anything the evil conservative gubmint has brokered with the evil capitalist EU?

For that matter, what about the SNP? Will they vote for the deal because, fuck it, you can't let the country go to pieces, or will they let the lorry crash into the wall because that makes Scoxit more likely? IIRC, a defector-riddenTory faction + all SNP MPs plus maybe a few LibDems would do the trick.
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Re: Brexit Delay

Postby Lance » Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:36 am

Did I miss something? Did May step down?
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Re: Brexit Delay

Postby Arneb » Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:21 am

Oh no, she's just in deep doo-doo because she made a deal with rhe Evil Brussels Gubmint.
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Re: Brexit Delay

Postby Heid the Ba » Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:05 pm

Get it up ye.
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Re: Brexit Delay

Postby Arneb » Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:25 pm

OTOH, what if it's true?
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Re: Brexit Delay

Postby Heid the Ba » Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:27 pm

Mai is chickening out of tomorrow's vote, because she would lose.
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Re: Brexit Delay

Postby Arneb » Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:11 pm

There is something I don't get.

As kind of the inventor of cool, rational, interest-guided political prudence, the UK could be expected to rise above party politics in a situation where the nation faces an existential threat - and in my view, a no-deal Brexit would be just that; moreover, the EU has made it abundantly clear that there will be no re-negotiation of the deal that's on the table.

So, does a majority of the UK's MPs
a) honestly think that a no-deal Brexit is in any way better than the deal that is on the table, or
b) honestly think that the EU can be made to re-negotiate the deal after it is shot down in the Commons, or
c) honestly think that no, a no-deal Brexit is not an existential threat to the nation, and it is therefore not at all the time to rise above party politics, or
d) honestly think that something as bad as a no-deal Brexit is something to actually wish for, because a fucked-up and unstable UK is easier to leave than a prosperous and stable one (I'm looking at SNP and non-loyalist Norn Iron MPs here)?

Or,
e) does any group in Parliament honestly think they can achieve anything better than what''s on the table by bringing down the government now and have early elections called?

Or
f) do I just not get it at all?

I'd highly estimate opinions and answers from North as well as South of Hadrian's Wall here. Or from across the Pond, or from other hemispheres, as the case may be.
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