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

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

Postby al_yrpal » 8 Aug 2019, 9:00pm

roubaixtuesday wrote:
Your opinion, is alas entirely at odds with the facts.

The genesis of the EU was the Schumann declaration.

It proposed economic ties to make war between European nations inconceivable.

The EU was conceived as a peace project.

This is a simple fact, quote:

To ...'make war not only unthinkable but materially impossible'.


The peace project was an important factor, iron and steel protectionism initially but its still a protectionist superstate with an increasingly far right tinge ask your yellow jackets.

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

Postby PDQ Mobile » 8 Aug 2019, 10:35pm

al_yrpal wrote:but its still a protectionist superstate with an increasingly far right tinge ask your yellow jackets.
Al


No it isn't.

It is a group of individual (and very different) nations that try to find mutual benefit in cooperation.
Loads of examples have been given of that.

You should try to find an example to back up your superstate assertion (should be easy for you!).
It's otherwise just easy to write one-liner tosh.

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

Postby 661-Pete » 8 Aug 2019, 10:56pm

al_yrpal wrote: its still a protectionist superstate with an increasingly far right tinge ask your yellow jackets.
Your statement is absolutely correct - except that the "protectionist superstate with an increasingly far right tinge" which you refer to, is of course the United States. I hope that was what you intended to say. As to the yellow jackets: I think the rampant Trump-fanatics mostly wear red baseball caps, but with a bit of poetic licence you can refer to them as "yellow jackets" if you like.

P.S. I saw a couple of European hornets while out walking this afternoon, browsing on some buddleia. Americans call them (or rather, related species) "yellowjackets". But they're entirely peaceful (unless you proverbially disturb the nest) - and I don't think they care one jot of nectar, whether Britain leaves the EU or not...
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Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Postby roubaixtuesday » 9 Aug 2019, 12:01am

al_yrpal wrote:
roubaixtuesday wrote:
Your opinion, is alas entirely at odds with the facts.

The genesis of the EU was the Schumann declaration.

It proposed economic ties to make war between European nations inconceivable.

The EU was conceived as a peace project.

This is a simple fact, quote:

To ...'make war not only unthinkable but materially impossible'.


The peace project was an important factor, iron and steel protectionism initially but its still a protectionist superstate with an increasingly far right tinge ask your yellow jackets.

Al


So, not conceived as protectionist at all.

I'll not respond to the rest of the rant.

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

Postby mercalia » 9 Aug 2019, 7:35am

One good thing to come from all of this, if we come thru it , will be Booris and all his hard nuts will be finished ? their political carreers will be over? esp Javid

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

Postby kwackers » 9 Aug 2019, 7:35pm

Best thing to come out of all this is it looks like we've finally joined the Euro!

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

Postby 661-Pete » 9 Aug 2019, 8:10pm

kwackers wrote:Best thing to come out of all this is it looks like we've finally joined the Euro!
Are you so sure of that? :lol:
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Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Postby kwackers » 9 Aug 2019, 9:24pm

661-Pete wrote:
kwackers wrote:Best thing to come out of all this is it looks like we've finally joined the Euro!
Are you so sure of that? :lol:

In all but name.
We've pretty much achieved equality. May as well just rename the pound to euro and we're there!

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

Postby 661-Pete » 9 Aug 2019, 9:35pm

Personally I'd rather have those two £350,000,000 notes. With inflation going the way it is, I reckon they'll just about buy me a set of spare rearlight batteries...
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Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Postby kwackers » 9 Aug 2019, 9:38pm

661-Pete wrote:Personally I'd rather have those two £350,000,000 notes. With inflation going the way it is, I reckon they'll just about buy me a set of spare rearlight batteries...

Well you can always inflation proof your money by putting it in a savings account.

Oh wait! No you can't...
Silly me.

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

Postby mercalia » 10 Aug 2019, 4:41pm

Brexit Britain?

Brexit Britain.JPG
The Lights are going out through out Brexit Britain
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Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Postby kwackers » 10 Aug 2019, 5:33pm

mercalia wrote:Brexit Britain?

Brexit Britain.JPG

Rumour has it that we were trying to fix the country by turning it off and on again.

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

Postby pete75 » 10 Aug 2019, 6:28pm

661-Pete wrote:Personally I'd rather have those two £350,000,000 notes. With inflation going the way it is, I reckon they'll just about buy me a set of spare rearlight batteries...


Good job all my bikes that need lights have hub alternators then.

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

Postby 661-Pete » 10 Aug 2019, 6:58pm

pete75 wrote:Good job all my bikes that need lights have hub alternators then.
Get yourself a set of rollers, pronto! And then get pedalling. You'll need those alternators just to light your house, come No-Deal!
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Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Postby mercalia » 10 Aug 2019, 8:45pm

661-Pete wrote:I note that Cummings bloke doing his utmost to derail the power of Parliament... Who does he think he is? King Charles I?

I'll tell you: a totally unelected busybody, not even a member of the party he pretends to uphold. Personally I find him creepy - and pretty scary.

I know one shouldn't really have a go at people because of their appearance, but I can't help thinking: is this the reason I find him scary?
JRC-DC.jpg



seems he is quite happy to take handouts from the EU

Boris Johnson’s controversial enforcer, Dominic Cummings, an architect of Brexit and a fierce critic of Brussels, is co-owner of a farm that has received €250,000 (£235,000) in EU farming subsidies, the Observer can reveal.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... eu-subsidy