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Old 15th May 2019, 08:41
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Originally Posted by Sallyann1234 View Post
What a picture of Britain it's going to paint, when Farage’s* MEPs turn up to disrupt the new Parliament. Is this really how we want to look to the world?

*Why did my autocorrect enter Fagin?
They can try, but they'll just wind up sitting with the extremist minority consisting of people like Urban's nationalists the FN and AfD. The EPP and Socialist groups in Strasbourg will continue to wield the real power as it is a proportional vote across the EU and the two main blocks will never ally themselves with the extremes.

How we look to the world; well that's already a given - we're a laughing stock as a result of the 2016 vote, and little is going to make that any worse.
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Old 15th May 2019, 09:03
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Quite an interesting article here:
https://www.ecfr.eu/specials/scoreca...opean_election
It's quite long admittedly, but it describes the rise of populism and the challenges the EU will face as more anti-EU MEPs are elected.
So it's not just the UK MEPs that will be throwing the spanner in the works.
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Old 15th May 2019, 09:40
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Meanwhile Labour renationalisation plans gather momentum, the cost of which dwarfs our EU exit bill. £62 billion for energy alone ! What should be major political debate merits a few lines on page 7. Talk about a good time to bury bad news. Where’s the money coming from Jeremy? “Price determined by parliament”.. so that’s a de-facto seizure then? Being a laughing stock is a minor issue compared with having the taps of international finance turned off.
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Old 15th May 2019, 09:44
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Isaac would have to add another parameter

Originally Posted by Grayfly View Post
Farage also appears to unite people who normally wouldn't be united.....against him. No end to his talents.
Formally stated, Newton's third law is: For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. The statement means that in every interaction, there is a pair of forces acting on the two interacting objects. The size of the forces on the first object equals the size of the force on the second object.

However, when the above is applied to the leave/remain situation one would have to factor in "leverage" from financial, media and other forms of vested interests from both sides.

Depends on your views of "EU-thanasia" and/or "Britain's got stagnant" I suppose.

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Old 15th May 2019, 09:57
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So we elarn today that is a draft withdrawal or not bill which contains alot of detail about the issue but no one is allowed to see it. Whata wonderful country we live in , secrecy and corruption (in its moral not financial sense , although there is plenty of that too) in our parliament and no adequate laws to police illegal funding and election fraud.

Bring back control , almost as nigger laugh as make Britain great again . Why cant we just be good Britain or nice Britain without hideous wealth inequalities and the privelgde that brings, a decent health service and education system , A fair legal system and a properly resourced police force , not one which only seems to appear for state visits and race hate crimes and has all but legalised burglary No pointless expenditure on weapons we can't or will never use, but more investment in cyber security and intelligence (cos thats where the threats come from these days not tanks and bombers)

We were once a 'Great' country back in the days of sailing ships and Empires but for most people it was back in the day of the Enclosures, rural and urban poverty, chlid labour, the work house and the press gang, minor crimes resulted in capital punishment or transportation . Of course Rees Mogg and Boris are all for that modified for the 21st century
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Old 15th May 2019, 10:34
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Both the draft Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration have been readily available to read for those who care to look:

Withdrawal Agreement:

https://assets.publishing.service.go..._AGREEMENT.pdf

Political Declaration:

https://assets.publishing.service.go...EB_VERSION.pdf



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Old 15th May 2019, 11:07
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ATNotts states "I don't believe it is, since we were sold a tissue of lies..."

I would suggest that you (and others) bought a tissues of lies and should accept responsibility for so doing. After all, you were listening to politicians and you know the old saying "How do you know when a politician is lying?" (for those who may not know - his mouth is moving).

For the record, I voted remain but would support the "May Deal"
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Old 15th May 2019, 11:55
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Have you read post 7910 as to what you would be signing up for Sifsfu?
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Old 15th May 2019, 12:02
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Originally Posted by NutLoose View Post
Have you read post 7910 as to what you would be signing up for Sifsfu?
Maybe we should have a referendum whether to accept TM's proposal?
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Old 15th May 2019, 12:09
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Or even a referendum to ask if we should indeed have another referendum.
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Old 15th May 2019, 13:10
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I often wonder where "Strong and Stable" went to
Bolted? 😀
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Old 15th May 2019, 15:23
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NutLoose - most of those 7910 issues are time limited and the Irish border could be solved by a unilateral decision (UK) stating that it will not have a border. If the EU are concerned about stuff entering the EU, via NI, then THEY can have their own border on the Irish side - they can then be held accountable for breaking the Good Friday Agreement. (We've been without a border for 20 years so can continue in the same fashion - it's not OUR problem it's the EU's problem.

Redwood wouldn't know a "compromise" on the EU if it slapped him in the face with a wet Kipper.

People think in absolutes and can't think 10, 20, 30 years ahead. With time things change. Take what will work now and be prepared to look at it again in the future.

Yes, I voted remain but lost and I can accept that. So, I am prepared to compromise and honour the "out" decision

The decision is to leave, we've crossed that bridge. The next (and in my mind only question) is HOW. Any 2nd referendum (which I abhor) should simply say "Do you want May's deal or no deal?" (and this from someone who voted remain)

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Old 15th May 2019, 16:12
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Old 15th May 2019, 20:15
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Originally Posted by Slfsfu View Post
ATNotts states "I don't believe it is, since we were sold a tissue of lies..."

I would suggest that you (and others) bought a tissues of lies and should accept responsibility for so doing. After all, you were listening to politicians and you know the old saying "How do you know when a politician is lying?" (for those who may not know - his mouth is moving).

For the record, I voted remain but would support the "May Deal"
For the record, I too, despite being an ardent remainer, would (reluctantly) accept the "May Deal" as the least worst option given that we're not going to be given a new referendum.

Sadly the wreckers in the ERG appear determined to send it crashing in the 1st week of June, as they did on the 3 previous occasions. Given the make up of the Commons, that then makes it more likely that they'll vote to kill Art.50 (a very bad option) or put it back to the people and abdicate their responsibility (the least worst option). Anyone who thinks the maths in the Commons will suddenly change if an arch Brexiteer gets hold of the reins of power is sadly mistaken. If anything, the resistance within the less extreme wing of the Tory party to such a leader may serve to make the arithmetic even worse for the Tories, and if they smell blood, Labour aren't going to rush to the aid of Johnson, Rees Mogg or any of the other ERG leaning candidates for leadership.
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Old 15th May 2019, 20:23
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There are only a handful of ERG members who will vote against the WA, the problem is that there a vast number of Labour MPs who would vote in favour, but are under a three-line whip to vote against - as Labour put a chance to bring down the government and win a GE ahead of the interests of the country....
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Old 15th May 2019, 20:49
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Originally Posted by ORAC View Post
There are only a handful of ERG members who will vote against the WA, the problem is that there a vast number of Labour MPs who would vote in favour, but are under a three-line whip to vote against - as Labour put a chance to bring down the government and win a GE ahead of the interests of the country....
That rather depends upon what you believe are the interests of the country I suppose. As one who believes the interests of the country are best served by abandoning the whole Brexit project I'm not too disappointed if Labour do whip their MPs into voting against the PMs deal. Listening to BBC radio news during the day I get the distinct impression that most of the usual suspects on the Tory side will still refuse to back the PM, either because they're after the holy grail (for them) of a no deal Brexit or because on the other side they cannot stomach the idea of leaving the EU.

It's stalemate I'm afraid, and with the Commons overwhelmingly against a no deal Brexit, the only alternatives are remain or a new referendum. There is of course a third option, a general election, but in the current febrile political atmosphere Labour need to be very cautious about forcing that idea through. The law of unintended consequences and all that.
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Old 15th May 2019, 20:53
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Lookin on from outside .... based on the current batch of UK polling for the European Elections, The Conservative and Unionist Party is, by all accounts, about to suffer the total wipe out from its right flank that the then party leadership hoped the Brexit Poll would kill off.

Telegraph
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics...-win-majority/

Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/politics...r-eu-elections

Taking these numbers and projections along with the widely reported lack of party grass roots support for the current Conservative campaigns and candidates in the elections, I suspect it’s highly likely that a large number of Tory MPs, fearful of looking “wet” (to borrow from a previous party leader) will go full on hard brexiteer and vote against, potentially in numbers reminiscent of the first vote.

In short … I think it's time to prepare for the crash out, no deal Brexit that the hard brexiteers had dreamt of all along.

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Old 15th May 2019, 21:20
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Dear Orac,

I make no secret of my deep and undying detestation of Marxism and Marxists. I am sure that revulsive attitude is reciprocated. Yet I have to say in defence of the indefensible that the Marxists would regard the winning of a general election as being in the interests of the country, so great a watershed in British politics and finance as it would prove to be,

Better dead than red.
(and there will be many in momentum happy to arrange that too)

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Old 15th May 2019, 22:10
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Whether or not they believe a GE to be in the national interest it changes nothing in respect of Brexit; even if they got their election and even if they won, then what..?
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Old 15th May 2019, 23:49
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The decision was taken three years ago to leave the EU. Prior to the referendum there was no discussion about deals, it was a straight in or out with warnings of dire consequences to follow if the public voted to leave.

The public voted to leave and everything that has transpired since then is due to vested interests and politicians from all sides trying to overturn a democratic vote. Make no mistake, we are in the middle of a, so far, mostly bloodless civil war, where parliament is defying the rules of democracy. History has shown that this never ends well. Despite the media comparisons to the time of Cromwell, the UK has had quite a few previous civil wars where the crown or aristocracy assumed powers beyond their remit and attempted to defy the people. None of those ended peacefully.

The government has just one job to do, deliver a clean break Brexit. As in previous disputes of this kind, proper governance of the country has fallen by the wayside in a bid to score political points or further feather political nests. The people are not stupid, they are angry and a measure of that anger will be delivered next week at the polling stations. Once that safety valve has blown, further delay and inaction will undoubtably lead to more tangible demonstrations of discontent. The government and all parliamentarians need to take this as their final written warning before their services are no longer required!
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