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Re: Brexit
« Reply #30 on: January 24, 2019, 12:00:24 pm »
I didn't read that she lost the vote in the House of Commons on Brexit. Wowee.

Think she's out and Jeremy Corbyn is in?

Can a no confidence vote trigger an election, even with the Fixed Term Parliaments Act? I thought you now need 2/3 to dissolve the Commons in the UK. I could be misinformed on that point.
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« Reply #31 on: January 24, 2019, 09:02:01 pm »
The Brits are screwed. Who knows if they could even get enough votes in Parliament to force another vote. Accelerating into the past when the country was known for the British Disease and called the Poor Man of Europe.
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Re: Brexit
« Reply #32 on: January 24, 2019, 09:49:04 pm »
Andrew Scheer liked Brexit before it was cool.
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Re: Brexit
« Reply #33 on: March 13, 2019, 06:07:21 am »

The last-minute last-ditch deal that they had in their pocket came out... and was voted down.  So we're now down to this:


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« Reply #34 on: March 13, 2019, 10:43:33 am »
How much you want to bet that these boneheads vote to reject a no deal Brexit then vote no to an extension?
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« Reply #35 on: March 13, 2019, 02:55:00 pm »
Just listening to BBC World. What an absolute gong show. Talk about Britain damaging its brand.They couldnít have planned it better.
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« Reply #36 on: March 15, 2019, 05:53:30 pm »
So, Parliament voted against a no deal Brexit then voted for an extension. An extension has to be approved by all EU members. Poland has been the Brxiteers favourite whipping boy, what if it says FU, you ainít getting one. There must be a lot of irritation over Britainís dithering and it will be interesting to see how it manifests itself. Listening to a Deutsch Welle correspondent on BBC yesterday and she said Britain had generated a lot of anomositry in the rest of the EU and while future relations will likely be civil, they will no longer be friendly.
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Re: Brexit
« Reply #37 on: March 15, 2019, 10:08:08 pm »
So, Parliament voted against a no deal Brexit then voted for an extension. An extension has to be approved by all EU members. Poland has been the Brxiteers favourite whipping boy, what if it says FU, you ainít getting one. There must be a lot of irritation over Britainís dithering and it will be interesting to see how it manifests itself. Listening to a Deutsch Welle correspondent on BBC yesterday and she said Britain had generated a lot of anomositry in the rest of the EU and while future relations will likely be civil, they will no longer be friendly.

It's hard to imagine the same country that defiantly turned its back on the EU going back and asking for... anything.

I think I'm done with democracy.

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« Reply #38 on: March 15, 2019, 11:59:28 pm »
It's hard to imagine the same country that defiantly turned its back on the EU going back and asking for... anything.

I think I'm done with democracy.

Well it might also be in the interest of the other EU members to negotiate trade deals etc. with Britain, instead of a no-deal Brexit.
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« Reply #39 on: March 16, 2019, 12:04:05 am »
The EU will give an extension.   The longer it goes on, the more likely another referendum is. The EU doesnít want them to leave.
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« Reply #40 on: March 16, 2019, 12:19:37 am »
Well it might also be in the interest of the other EU members to negotiate trade deals etc. with Britain, instead of a no-deal Brexit.

The onus is on Britain. The EU isnít going to give them the perks of membership without being a member unless it is on their terms. Norway is not a member but abides by EU standards and freedom of movement in order to be part of the trading block. Two things the Brexiteers are against.
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« Reply #41 on: March 16, 2019, 09:19:52 am »
Britain will probably have to offer something other than the same thing in order to get an extension. An election or new referendum maybe. Why extend for more of the same old nonsense and uncertainty which is affecting business on both sides.
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Re: Brexit
« Reply #42 on: July 23, 2019, 08:00:50 am »
Boris Johnson is PM
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« Reply #43 on: July 23, 2019, 08:22:19 am »
He has great hair.
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« Reply #44 on: July 23, 2019, 08:44:58 am »
He has great hair.

Too bad there isnít much under it other than a giant ego. What could go wrong.
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