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

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

Postby reohn2 » 18 Sep 2019, 1:23pm

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:...the fact that when we leave I will no longer have to listen to the word EU...


:lol: :lol: :lol:

Have you any idea just how long it will take before you will hear the last of the EU,even if we do crash out without a deal?
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Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Postby Vorpal » 18 Sep 2019, 1:33pm

Not hear 'EU' again? Whatever happens, the EU is a near neighbour to the UK. Could you honestly expect to live in any country in the world, and not expect to hear the name of a neighbouring country or trading bloc?
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Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Postby bovlomov » 18 Sep 2019, 1:49pm

Vorpal wrote:Not hear 'EU' again? Whatever happens, the EU is a near neighbour to the UK. Could you honestly expect to live in any country in the world, and not expect to hear the name of a neighbouring country or trading bloc?

Meanwhile, there's a realistic chance that EU countries won't hear the words 'United Kingdom' again - a huge relief, probably.

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Postby 661-Pete » 18 Sep 2019, 2:52pm

bovlomov wrote:
Vorpal wrote:Not hear 'EU' again? Whatever happens, the EU is a near neighbour to the UK. Could you honestly expect to live in any country in the world, and not expect to hear the name of a neighbouring country or trading bloc?

Meanwhile, there's a realistic chance that EU countries won't hear the words 'United Kingdom' again - a huge relief, probably.
I think there's a good chance that no-one will hear the words "United Kingdom"again - because there won't be any.... :(

Personally, I'd rather that horrible portmanteau of a B-word vanished into oblivion. I only wish it'd never been coined....
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Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Postby Mick F » 18 Sep 2019, 3:25pm

Remember Grexit?
That was coined because of Greece's issues with the Euro and reverting back to the Drachma due to problems with their economy.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_wit ... e_eurozone

The B word came from that, but Grexit came first.
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Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Postby broadway » 18 Sep 2019, 3:25pm

mercalia wrote:I wonder if privately any of the leaders of EU countries have asked themselves whether they and their population would accept a backstop as being demanded by the EU as a preamble to any trade talks?


Which other countries would that be?

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Postby mjr » 18 Sep 2019, 4:18pm

Mick F wrote:Remember Grexit?
That was coined because of Greece's issues with the Euro and reverting back to the Drachma due to problems with their economy.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_wit ... e_eurozone

The B word came from that, but Grexit came first.

Or didn't come, despite both David Cameron and the Brexit Broadcasting Company encouraging it.

You would have thought there might have been a lesson about Brexit there, but it seems like our politicians are determined to ignore anything that disagrees with them.
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Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Postby Oldjohnw » 18 Sep 2019, 6:21pm

broadway wrote:
mercalia wrote:I wonder if privately any of the leaders of EU countries have asked themselves whether they and their population would accept a backstop as being demanded by the EU as a preamble to any trade talks?


Which other countries would that be?



I don't think any other countries have a Northern Ireland to worry about which wants to be both in and out at the same time - at least the DUP wants that.
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Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Postby 661-Pete » 18 Sep 2019, 6:35pm

Oldjohnw wrote:I don't think any other contries have a Northern Ireland to worry about which wants to be both in and out at the same time - at least the DUP wants that.
I'm thinking, the DUP want us to deploy a very large hacksaw, saw off the whole of NI from the rest of Ireland, moor tugs to it and tow it all around Scotland before docking it with England somewhere on the North Sea coast - Hartlepool or Grimsby maybe.....
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Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Postby Bonefishblues » 18 Sep 2019, 7:35pm

mjr wrote:
Mick F wrote:Remember Grexit?
That was coined because of Greece's issues with the Euro and reverting back to the Drachma due to problems with their economy.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_wit ... e_eurozone

The B word came from that, but Grexit came first.

Or didn't come, despite both David Cameron and the Brexit Broadcasting Company encouraging it.

You would have thought there might have been a lesson about Brexit there, but it seems like our politicians are determined to ignore anything that disagrees with them.

It didn't happen because Greece blinked first in the face of the European Central Bank, France and Germany's shameless bullying and refusal to take a course of action calculated to actually get their money back, as opposed to leaving Greece in systemic poverty for generations because to do otherwise would set a dangerous precedent.

I couldn't possibly draw any parallels

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

Postby mercalia » 18 Sep 2019, 8:33pm

broadway wrote:
mercalia wrote:I wonder if privately any of the leaders of EU countries have asked themselves whether they and their population would accept a backstop as being demanded by the EU as a preamble to any trade talks?


Which other countries would that be?


any you please to consider. proud France for one. Any of the nationalistic countries like Poland or Hungary. The key word is PRIVATELY

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

Postby mercalia » 18 Sep 2019, 8:35pm

Oldjohnw wrote:
broadway wrote:
mercalia wrote:I wonder if privately any of the leaders of EU countries have asked themselves whether they and their population would accept a backstop as being demanded by the EU as a preamble to any trade talks?


Which other countries would that be?



I don't think any other countries have a Northern Ireland to worry about which wants to be both in and out at the same time - at least the DUP wants that.


The question is if they were....

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

Postby Cunobelin » 18 Sep 2019, 8:38pm

Oldjohnw wrote:
broadway wrote:
mercalia wrote:I wonder if privately any of the leaders of EU countries have asked themselves whether they and their population would accept a backstop as being demanded by the EU as a preamble to any trade talks?


Which other countries would that be?



I don't think any other countries have a Northern Ireland to worry about which wants to be both in and out at the same time - at least the DUP wants that.


supporters of brexit are proud to claim a 52% majority for Leave, yet Northern Ireland voted by 55.8% to remain. it is unequivocal that Northern Irelan wants to remain and are being bullied and coerced into leaving because that is not a Democratic Mandate

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

Postby roubaixtuesday » 18 Sep 2019, 8:39pm

mercalia wrote:
broadway wrote:
mercalia wrote:I wonder if privately any of the leaders of EU countries have asked themselves whether they and their population would accept a backstop as being demanded by the EU as a preamble to any trade talks?


Which other countries would that be?


any you please to consider. proud France for one. Any of the nationalistic countries like Poland or Hungary. The key word is PRIVATELY


And now consider if France would demand a completely open border with Belgium whilst leaving the customs union and having border controls with Germany and Spain.

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

Postby Oldjohnw » 18 Sep 2019, 11:10pm

mercalia wrote:
broadway wrote:
mercalia wrote:I wonder if privately any of the leaders of EU countries have asked themselves whether they and their population would accept a backstop as being demanded by the EU as a preamble to any trade talks?


Which other countries would that be?


any you please to consider. proud France for one. Any of the nationalistic countries like Poland or Hungary. The key word is PRIVATELY


I thought countries could not do anything independently in the EU.
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