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by andrec
24 Jul 2019, 7:19am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 18085
Views: 450085

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

For Mick: it's about 4 billion euros. https://europa.eu/european-union/about-eu/countries/member-countries/unitedkingdom_en But it's economic benefits of single market membership far outweigh this. Am I right in thinking that the GDP of the UK is around £2tn? Which makes our net contribution about ...
by andrec
23 Jul 2019, 5:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 18085
Views: 450085

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

And Farage et al can send back all the cash they received. And the farmers. And communities all around the UK. Not taking sides here, and not making a point. Question: There's only so much money about. If we pay the EU our dues, and we get money back for fishing and farming and Objective One etc, w...
by andrec
23 Jul 2019, 5:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 18085
Views: 450085

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

And Farage et al can send back all the cash they received. And the farmers. And communities all around the UK. Not taking sides here, and not making a point. Question: There's only so much money about. If we pay the EU our dues, and we get money back for fishing and farming and Objective One etc, w...
by andrec
23 Jul 2019, 3:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 18085
Views: 450085

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Mr Farage is not an MP. Nor does he lead the largest party in the house. Those things can change. Boris needs to perform, and quickly. The mind boggles. What kind of performance do you have in mind? Brexit by Oct 31. What else? If possible I'd like it backdated to 24/6/16 so we can send Brussels a ...
by andrec
23 Jul 2019, 3:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 18085
Views: 450085

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Oldjohnw wrote:
andrec wrote:Boris had better live up to expectations or Mr Farage could be the next person to go to the palace to see the queen about the job of prime minister.


Mr Farage is not an MP. Nor does he lead the largest party in the house.


Those things can change. Boris needs to perform, and quickly.
by andrec
23 Jul 2019, 1:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 18085
Views: 450085

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Boris had better live up to expectations or Mr Farage could be the next person to go to the palace to see the queen about the job of prime minister.
by andrec
23 Jul 2019, 12:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 18085
Views: 450085

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

JoJo and BoJo look very similar, I can hardly tell them apart I think JoJo might sneak into Number Ten and save us from This Madness no such luck the anti-christ has won - we now also have a clown as PM. Democracy has spoken well 92,000 out of how many milion have :roll: That's quite a few more tha...
by andrec
22 Jul 2019, 1:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 18085
Views: 450085

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Quite an interesting assessment from a relatively independent (Irish) source here: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jul/22/eu-negotiating-table-influence-britain-uk-brussels I would value a response from Leavers on this. An Irish person trying to talk up the UK's influence over the EU...
by andrec
22 Jul 2019, 12:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 18085
Views: 450085

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

bovlomov wrote:
andrec wrote:It'll be good to have a Brexiter in number ten.

Who's that? Neither Johnson nor Hunt is a Brexiter.


Oh, I didn't realise, and neither do many of the Remainers here judging by their comments about him. Thanks for telling us.
by andrec
22 Jul 2019, 11:58am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 18085
Views: 450085

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

It'll be good to have a Brexiter in number ten.
by andrec
22 Jul 2019, 11:51am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 727
Views: 30224

Re: Is Trump Mad?

He made absolutely no move to stop it. "He said" I could look up the number of documented lies he has told, but should not need to. He is a world class liar. His subsequent tweets wriggle and squirm. Redefining the art. In his brazen face and lack of shame at being caught. In stark contra...
by andrec
21 Jul 2019, 8:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 727
Views: 30224

Re: Is Trump Mad?

Hate speech is not free speech .... Those who warn us of fascism are often very eager to circumscribe and restrict debate and to legally classify more and more free speech of others as hate speech, an approach which is little different from fascism where dissent from the official line is punished i...
by andrec
21 Jul 2019, 1:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 727
Views: 30224

Re: Is Trump Mad?

Wouldn't it be terrible thing if fascism did come back having crept up on us because everyone ignored the constant warnings made by people with the ability to spot fascism in others even where it doesn't exist? The boy who cried wolf. I am reminded of my student days when we all laughed at people w...
by andrec
21 Jul 2019, 12:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 18085
Views: 450085

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

The error in the predictions of opinion polls, as compared with the actual result in June 2016, wasn't as great as all that. It may have been bigger than the sampling error in some cases, but not by many sigmas. It may be that the actual number of mind-changers - from Leave to Remain - is not as gr...
by andrec
21 Jul 2019, 12:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 18085
Views: 450085

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

This sums it up... F140877F-4C87-4E88-9E06-F827D1306211.jpeg She's going to lose everything she has? I doubt it. She'll lose her local MEPs and that's about it, and if I'd asked her the name of those MEPs five years ago I'd be have been willing to bet she couldn't name them. She is obviously one of...