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by SpannerGeek
22 Nov 2016, 3:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Europe’s leaders to force Britain into hard Brexit
Replies: 130
Views: 4569

Re: Europe’s leaders to force Britain into hard Brexit

We don't really need to know why people voted as they did. The result was very clear and the government promise to implement the will of the people could not have been more explicit. Yes they voted to leave the EU, cant be clearer than that. An example of leaving the EU is to remove the flag, get a...
by SpannerGeek
22 Nov 2016, 2:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Europe’s leaders to force Britain into hard Brexit
Replies: 130
Views: 4569

Re: Europe’s leaders to force Britain into hard Brexit

I'm not claiming that any precise percentage of the voters wanted this thing or that thing. I'm just saying that it is obvious that liking for the EU is not widespread in the UK. That is all I am saying. People who actually feel positive about the EU are in a minority. Significantly less than 50% w...
by SpannerGeek
22 Nov 2016, 2:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Europe’s leaders to force Britain into hard Brexit
Replies: 130
Views: 4569

Re: Europe’s leaders to force Britain into hard Brexit

Punishment, as a concept tied to Brexit is a ridiculous idea Both entitities want the best deal they can get. But Europe has to make leaving the union seem like a 'very bad idea indeed'. So it'll likely be a messy divorce, and like every divorce they'll be winners and losers, but both sides will hav...
by SpannerGeek
22 Nov 2016, 2:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Trump Wins!
Replies: 532
Views: 16815

Re: Trump Wins!

Farage overturned the establishment in probably the most sensational coup de grace in modern politics. Trump calls him Mr. Brexit. For good reason. In a way they have both overturned the establishment, the family elites who have milked Britain and U.S. for the last 40 years with their failed neolibe...
by SpannerGeek
22 Nov 2016, 2:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Everybody's Making Plans for Nigel
Replies: 116
Views: 8623

Re: Everybody's Making Plans for Nigel

Well, we've got Boris. Perhaps he's enough verbal incontinence for one country. It's the ambassador's job to quietly mend the fences that Boris noisily smashes. EDIT: Ahem.. I think I meant bridges. I reckon Farage would be a better Foreign Secretary than Boris. I think a cheese and ham sandwich wo...
by SpannerGeek
22 Nov 2016, 2:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Everybody's Making Plans for Nigel
Replies: 116
Views: 8623

Re: Everybody's Making Plans for Nigel

I'm not suggesting he should be U.S. ambassador but to ignore the obvious friendship and perhaps influence he has over the next President of the United States, surely a minor role would be advantageous to the 'special relationship ' which seems to have floundered on the rocks of late?
by SpannerGeek
22 Nov 2016, 2:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Everybody's Making Plans for Nigel
Replies: 116
Views: 8623

Re: Everybody's Making Plans for Nigel

Apologies to XTC for ripping a song lyric.. But seriously, what's so eerily wrong with Nigel, that the government can't even consider him as a liaison between the UK and America? It makes absolutely no sense. He clearly has a strong rapport with the next President of the United States, this makes n...
by SpannerGeek
22 Nov 2016, 1:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Everybody's Making Plans for Nigel
Replies: 116
Views: 8623

Re: Everybody's Making Plans for Nigel

Apologies to XTC for ripping a song lyric.. But seriously, what's so eerily wrong with Nigel, that the government can't even consider him as a liaison between the UK and America? It makes absolutely no sense. I don't know what meds you are on but they clearly do not seem to be working. Well, you pr...
by SpannerGeek
22 Nov 2016, 1:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Everybody's Making Plans for Nigel
Replies: 116
Views: 8623

Everybody's Making Plans for Nigel

Apologies to XTC for ripping a song lyric.. But seriously, what's so eerily wrong with Nigel, that the government can't even consider him as a liaison between the UK and America? It makes absolutely no sense. He clearly has a strong rapport with the next President of the United States, this makes no...
by SpannerGeek
22 Nov 2016, 12:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Trump Wins!
Replies: 532
Views: 16815

Re: Trump Wins!

I see that Trump has now asked for Farage to be appointed UK's ambassador to the US! https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/nov/22/nigel-farage-uk-ambassador-us-donald-trump . Do we get to chose who he appoints as the US's ambassador to the UK ? It really is becoming a dynasty with appointments ...
by SpannerGeek
22 Nov 2016, 7:58am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Europe’s leaders to force Britain into hard Brexit
Replies: 130
Views: 4569

Re: Europe’s leaders to force Britain into hard Brexit

For most UK people freedom to move to many places in the EU like Poland, Spain, Bulgaria or anywhere else is largely meaningless as they are not wanted economically. Not workers necessarily workers, but I've read of pensioners from the UK (and other European countries) who have retired to places su...
by SpannerGeek
22 Nov 2016, 7:54am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Europe’s leaders to force Britain into hard Brexit
Replies: 130
Views: 4569

Re: Europe’s leaders to force Britain into hard Brexit

I've a niece who has been living and working in Spain for 3 years now. She's quite worried she'll be sent packing. She's got a good job in Spain, and a PhD but has been turned down for a better position in the company because 'we are unsure of your residence status after Brexit'. She's had absolutel...
by SpannerGeek
21 Nov 2016, 7:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: When is a Malteser not a Malteser?
Replies: 29
Views: 1577

Re: When is a Malteser not a Malteser?

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by SpannerGeek
21 Nov 2016, 7:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Europe’s leaders to force Britain into hard Brexit
Replies: 130
Views: 4569

Re: Europe’s leaders to force Britain into hard Brexit

Where we have led, rightly or wrongly, Italy and Greece will follow. "There may be trouble ahead" .... :) If leaving Europe is so onerous, expensive, time consuming and eventually damaging to the British economy (something the EU seem hell bent on achieving) I doubt any other county would...