** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

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

Postby mercalia » 21 Mar 2019, 10:18am

I am glad I dont travel abroad esp in the EU for holidays as I wouldnt want to be laughed at & pitied. such is now the case after last night. had a bad nights sleep as a result

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Govt's petitions site crashes after 'Revoke Art.50' petition

Postby 661-Pete » 21 Mar 2019, 10:23am

Here's another thread re-titling - if not exactly thread drift.
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... article-50

Interpret that how you will. It means something to me at any rate!

Hope to see a lot of folk - maybe some of you - in London on Saturday. Mrs P and I will probably be carrying an EU flag, and a poster of Lord Voldemort (don't ask!).
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Re: Govt's petitions site crashes after 'Revoke Art.50' petition

Postby mercalia » 21 Mar 2019, 10:24am

661-Pete wrote:Here's another thread re-titling - if not exactly thread drift.
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... article-50

Interpret that how you will. It means something to me at any rate!

Hope to see a lot of folk - maybe some of you - in London on Saturday. Mrs P and I will probably be carrying an EU flag, and a poster of Lord Voldemort (don't ask!).


when I looked a few mins ago it was 700,000

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

Postby thirdcrank » 21 Mar 2019, 10:30am

IMO this petition is pointless. Arguably, the Brexit referendum was a sort of double petition, which resulted in most "signatures" for leave.

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Re: Govt's petitions site crashes after 'Revoke Art.50' petition

Postby PDQ Mobile » 21 Mar 2019, 10:32am

661-Pete wrote:Here's another thread re-titling - if not exactly thread drift.
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... article-50
Interpret that how you will. It means something to me at any rate!

Yes it's true!
It's crashed.
Not possible to sign it.

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

Postby horizon » 21 Mar 2019, 10:33am

thirdcrank wrote:IMO this petition is pointless. Arguably, the Brexit referendum was a sort of double petition, which resulted in most "signatures" for leave.


I don't think "Revoke Article 50" has ever been offered in a referendum.
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Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Postby reohn2 » 21 Mar 2019, 10:34am

horizon wrote:Theresa May's address

Well it won't be Downing Street much longer after her address tonight. I think she's always had a difficult hand to play but she blew it tonight. It was insulting and patronising and damaging to the institution of Parliament. I give her two weeks.

Two weeks would be too long for her she was never upto the job in the first place,and she won't be happy until it's a no deal Brexit.
She and her party are a millstone around the UK's neck and have always been where the EU are concerned,too many Establishment little englanders living in past century's in the millionaire huddle.
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Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Postby PDQ Mobile » 21 Mar 2019, 10:35am

thirdcrank wrote:IMO this petition is pointless. Arguably, the Brexit referendum was a sort of double petition, which resulted in most "signatures" for leave.


Still look on the bright side, it's less damaging than a referendum! :shock:

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Re: Govt's petitions site crashes after 'Revoke Art.50' petition

Postby horizon » 21 Mar 2019, 10:35am

PDQ Mobile wrote:
661-Pete wrote:Here's another thread re-titling - if not exactly thread drift.
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... article-50
Interpret that how you will. It means something to me at any rate!

Yes it's true!
It's crashed.
Not possible to sign it.


I think it crashes out at about 2000 per minute. Which means a million signatures by lunchtime if it works.
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Re: Govt's petitions site crashes after 'Revoke Art.50' petition

Postby 661-Pete » 21 Mar 2019, 10:43am

horizon wrote:
PDQ Mobile wrote:
661-Pete wrote:Here's another thread re-titling - if not exactly thread drift.
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... article-50
Interpret that how you will. It means something to me at any rate!

Yes it's true!
It's crashed.
Not possible to sign it.


I think it crashes out at about 2000 per minute. Which means a million signatures by lunchtime if it works.

I'm currently getting "Error 502 - Bad Gateway".
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Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Postby reohn2 » 21 Mar 2019, 10:44am

horizon wrote:
thirdcrank wrote:IMO this petition is pointless. Arguably, the Brexit referendum was a sort of double petition, which resulted in most "signatures" for leave.


I don't think "Revoke Article 50" has ever been offered in a referendum.

Or the truth offered by the leave campaign :evil:
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Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Postby Audax67 » 21 Mar 2019, 10:49am

Graun says the petition won't make a ha'porth of difference. Petitions are debated in Westminster Hall and results are non-binding. IMO it probably wouldn't get debated before September anyway.

FWIW I signed: being from NI I don't want to see a return to violence. The missus is from Yorkshire and won't sign: she was 100% for Remain to start with, but after all the hate, confusion and treachery she's now so ashamed of being English she "wants the swine out". (She didn't really say swine but the word she did use got grundied out.)
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Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Postby horizon » 21 Mar 2019, 10:52am

Audax67 wrote:Graun says the petition won't make a ha'porth of difference. Petitions are debated in Westminster Hall and results are non-binding. IMO it probably wouldn't get debated before September anyway.



It refutes the idea (propounded by May last night) that the public are simply gagging for Brexit. Actually 53% support remaining in the EU.
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Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Postby mjr » 21 Mar 2019, 10:53am

mercalia wrote:I am glad I dont travel abroad esp in the EU for holidays as I wouldnt want to be laughed at & pitied. such is now the case after last night. had a bad nights sleep as a result

Comiserated rather than laughed at or pitied. Many of our fellow Europeans have had bad governments (or lengthy non-governments in Belgium's case) but I think it's been a while since any had one quite as masochistic as May's.
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Re: Govt's petitions site crashes after 'Revoke Art.50' petition

Postby PDQ Mobile » 21 Mar 2019, 10:53am

661-Pete wrote:
I think it crashes out at about 2000 per minute. Which means a million signatures by lunchtime if it works.

I'm currently getting "Error 502 - Bad Gateway".[/quote]

I got Error (448 I think) - "You are an undesirable, get lost!"