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

Use this board for general non-cycling-related chat, or to introduce yourself to the forum.
djnotts
Posts: 1262
Joined: 26 May 2008, 12:51pm
Location: Nottingham

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

Postby djnotts » 25 Jul 2019, 6:47pm

The Conservative and UNIONIST Party will never allow Scottish independence. That and possibility of civil unrest behind pay rises for military and police.

Oldjohnw
Posts: 2103
Joined: 16 Oct 2018, 4:23am
Location: Northumberland

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

Postby Oldjohnw » 25 Jul 2019, 6:54pm

djnotts wrote:The Conservative and UNIONIST Party will never allow Scottish independence. That and possibility of civil unrest behind pay rises for military and police.


I wish. Conservatives have already said they don't mind losing the union so long as we get Brexit.
John

Cycling and recycling

windmiller
Posts: 427
Joined: 9 Feb 2009, 5:10pm

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

Postby windmiller » 25 Jul 2019, 11:39pm

stu1102 wrote:'can you really imagine that the new Cabinet will support anyone other than the wealthy and privileged? '

No not at all, but based on my small evidence from my home village in the Scottish Borders this will be the last Prime Minister of the United Kingdom


I hope you are correct because that will lead to more democracy.

mercalia
Posts: 11720
Joined: 22 Sep 2013, 10:03pm
Location: london South

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

Postby mercalia » 29 Jul 2019, 9:41pm

Thankyou Boris and the rest of your rightwing goons. I see the £ is now nearly parity with the dollar - no wonder you are Trumps best friend, thinks the USA can buy up the UK at a knock down price. Why cant the Brexit-eers see whats happening, they will when they try to go on holiday I bet.

djnotts
Posts: 1262
Joined: 26 May 2008, 12:51pm
Location: Nottingham

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

Postby djnotts » 29 Jul 2019, 9:55pm

Why cant the Brexit-eers see whats happening, they will when they try to go on holiday I bet.


[moderated] The masses impoverished. And helpless. And bare toothed US capitalism in charge. And a privatised health care system. And stacks of cash in the pockets of 5% of their fellow [moderated] people. They really won't feel the cost of Euros!
[moderated] Hope they'll be proud of the expression of their "will" as they die in gutters when ambulances require their insurance policies! Too bad be taking the rest of us down with 'em.

Oldjohnw
Posts: 2103
Joined: 16 Oct 2018, 4:23am
Location: Northumberland

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

Postby Oldjohnw » 29 Jul 2019, 11:32pm

But the people spoke! The greatest exercise in the history of democracy.
John

Cycling and recycling

User avatar
Cunobelin
Posts: 9558
Joined: 6 Feb 2007, 7:22pm

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

Postby Cunobelin » 30 Jul 2019, 6:27am

Oldjohnw wrote:But the people spoke! The greatest exercise in the history of democracy.


Been covered before a minority of people spoke in a referendum that was not legally binding

User avatar
Cunobelin
Posts: 9558
Joined: 6 Feb 2007, 7:22pm

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

Postby Cunobelin » 30 Jul 2019, 6:30am

Looks like the Good Friday Agreement is next to be thrown under the wheels of Boris' big Brexit Bus

There are plans to impose Direct Rule to "protect" Northern Ireland

User avatar
Cunobelin
Posts: 9558
Joined: 6 Feb 2007, 7:22pm

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

Postby Cunobelin » 30 Jul 2019, 6:32am

mercalia wrote:Thankyou Boris and the rest of your rightwing goons. I see the £ is now nearly parity with the dollar - no wonder you are Trumps best friend, thinks the USA can buy up the UK at a knock down price. Why cant the Brexit-eers see whats happening, they will when they try to go on holiday I bet.


According to various sources, the two key reasons for voting Brexit were limiting Immigration and "Getting back control of our borders"

Economics or Trade was not part of that mindset

Oldjohnw
Posts: 2103
Joined: 16 Oct 2018, 4:23am
Location: Northumberland

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

Postby Oldjohnw » 30 Jul 2019, 6:56am

Cunobelin wrote:
Oldjohnw wrote:But the people spoke! The greatest exercise in the history of democracy.


Been covered before a minority of people spoke in a referendum that was not legally binding


I hoped my exclamation mark - as well as my other comments - demonstrated that my comment was tongue in cheek!!!
John

Cycling and recycling

stu1102
Posts: 108
Joined: 24 Jun 2013, 8:38pm
Location: Beeston, Nottignham

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

Postby stu1102 » 30 Jul 2019, 7:27am

From Simon Schama

can someone please stand up and start shouting (it wont be the weasel Corbyn) "YOU ARE NOT CHURCHILL, fatso, and the EU is not the Third Reich. You do not have a war cabinet because THERE IS NO WAR. How DARE you invoke the sacrifices of those that fought one

Ed Conway
(@EdConwaySky)
On the bright side, the pound sterling is not the worst performing currency in the world today. That accolade goes to the Madagascan Ariary. The pound, on the other hand, is only the second-worst performing currency in the entire world

From the Telegraph

‘Tens of millions of pounds to be spent on marketing blitz warning Britons about how to prepare for a no deal Brexit over the next 3 months.

The spending on billboards, radio and TV will be biggest public information campaign since the end of WW2.’

It’s good to know that it will not be spent on the NHS

broadway
Posts: 773
Joined: 9 Mar 2010, 1:49pm
Location: Cheshire

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

Postby broadway » 30 Jul 2019, 8:20am


User avatar
NATURAL ANKLING
Posts: 10773
Joined: 24 Oct 2012, 10:43pm
Location: English Riviera

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

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 30 Jul 2019, 9:13am

Hi,
djnotts wrote:
Why cant the Brexit-eers see whats happening, they will when they try to go on holiday I bet.


[moderated] The masses impoverished. And helpless. And bare toothed US capitalism in charge. And a privatised health care system. And stacks of cash in the pockets of 5% of their fellow [moderated] people. They really won't feel the cost of Euros!
[moderated] Hope they'll be proud of the expression of their "will" as they die in gutters when ambulances require their insurance policies! Too bad be taking the rest of us down with 'em.

You are simply insulting More than half the people who voted.
If You Don't Try You Don't Do.....Don't Do You Don't Get...I'm Still Trying....Well Very..
You'll Find Me At The Top Of A Hill...............Somewhere...After Dark..

kwackers
Posts: 13841
Joined: 4 Jun 2008, 9:29pm
Location: Warrington

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

Postby kwackers » 30 Jul 2019, 9:31am

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:You are simply insulting More than half the people who voted.

Really? How many voted for "no deal"?
Here's a hint: No deal was never on the table, it was only mentioned after the referendum as a mechanism for negotiation.

So "no deal" is a recent offering, if you believe you were offered it 3 years ago then I'm afraid there's an element of either delusion or manipulation going on.

User avatar
661-Pete
Posts: 9184
Joined: 22 Nov 2012, 8:45pm
Location: Sussex

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

Postby 661-Pete » 30 Jul 2019, 9:46am

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:You are simply insulting More than half the people who voted.
That's as maybe. The insults have been flying freely in both directions, and not only on this forum. We'd best try to live with it.

You should have said, those out of the "more than half" who still believe in Brexit. Because (although you will deny this) the numbers have diminished. :roll:
Suppose that this room is a lift. The support breaks and down we go with ever-increasing velocity.
Let us pass the time by performing physical experiments...
--- Arthur Eddington (creator of the Eddington Number).