The Brexit Thread

Discussion in 'News and Current Affairs' started by Spinney, 13 Dec 2017.

  1. johnblack

    johnblack Well-Known Member

    That's a very interesting take on the article.
     
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  2. DP

    DP Chasse patate

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    Only 30 out of 751 MEPs are POC is pretty astonishing.
     
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  3. johnblack

    johnblack Well-Known Member

    For such a Pro-EU MEP to be amazed at the levels of bureaucracy and how nothing gets done isn't the greatest advert.

    If he is disillusioned now and wants it to change, how will he feel in five years time when nothing has changed?
     
  4. Mugshot

    Mugshot Cracking a solo.

  5. C R

    C R Über Member

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    Conservative economic theory in a nutshell, privatise profit and nationalise loss.
     
  6. Mugshot

    Mugshot Cracking a solo.

    They still believe in leave then?
     
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  7. Kajjal

    Kajjal Veteran

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    The trick is to have a deal / agreement to replace it with something better. The UK currently is replacing it with something far worse.
     
  8. johnblack

    johnblack Well-Known Member

    Agree with replacing it with something better, but there needs to be a will to do it and acceptance from within that it needs to change. I'm not sure that there is any chance of that happening.
     
  9. SpokeyDokey

    SpokeyDokey Nearly 63 - oh dear! Moderator

    Sadly yes - they're exponents of the British Empire Was Great Whilst We Were Screwing The Natives school of thought!
     
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  10. Dec66

    Dec66 A gentlemanly pootler, these days

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  11. Adam4868

    Adam4868 Veteran

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  12. Dec66

    Dec66 A gentlemanly pootler, these days

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    It's shocking, frankly.

    Is he another proxy, seeking to shift the Overton Window inexorably rightward?

    Well, if Johnson "repudiates" his comments, I think we can safely say "yes".
     
  13. Oh, good grief.

    It is as if some people have learned nothing since the days of the British Empire.
     
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  14. Edwardoka

    Edwardoka Facetious Waffler

    Lots of talk about the Belgrano of late which seems appropriate given that the Falklands War was the natural conclusion of sabre rattling. Nothing says "I'm a weak ineffectual would-be tyrant leading a failing society" quite like talking a big military game. Oddly no-one seems to ever notice that the society is failing because of policies put in place by weak ineffectual would-be tyrannical leaders.
     
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  15. Dec66

    Dec66 A gentlemanly pootler, these days

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    West Wickham
    One of the nobbers was calling for a 200 mile maritime exclusion zone around the UK.

    I look forward to seeing HMS Dreadnought ramming tourist launches on The Seine.
     
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