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

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

Postby Debs » 22 Oct 2019, 11:11pm

Spinners wrote:Useful little tool this to check how your MP voted.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-50145265


This place is even more useful;

https://www.theyworkforyou.com/

Click on 'Recent Votes' (It may take a day or two for the most recent of votes to appear)

You can also use it to find out which way your local MP is voting.

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

Postby mercalia » 23 Oct 2019, 7:07am

Does anyone know of any good ditches to email to Boris? I wonder if any one will offer any to him eg in parliament now that would be worth watching? :lol:

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

Postby merseymouth » 23 Oct 2019, 8:24am

Morning Playmates :D , Roubaixtuesday - *Language Police Alert* You have called certain folk "Snowflakes", very disrespectful & arrogant of you :wink: .
I have in the past been called out for the use of the word, so go stand on the naughty step!
Al, you are quite correct about a fair percentage of the Lotus Eaters from Albion, they set up little Britain Enclaves, avoid both learning the language & meeting the natives! I say this from sure knowledge because my brother is on of the ilk. But at least he & his wife have taken out Spanish citizenship, although the still belly-ache about prescription costs in their bolt hole.
Not ll who take the escape route for sun & sangria are polyglots, some barely understand the English language let alone Catalan?
But all choices in life can have negative as well as positive consequences, just like those "Get Rich Quick" schemes that so many put their pension pots into, but then they expect the general tax payer to bail them out? Would they have given money to the Exchequer if they had hit the mother load??? :roll:
So why should rats who have left what they believe to be a sinking ship have any say in where the Captain is taking the ship, I'm too busy bailing to listen to them.
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Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Postby roubaixtuesday » 23 Oct 2019, 8:28am

Bonefishblues wrote:
roubaixtuesday wrote:
Bonefishblues wrote:Plenty of other countries where living is cheap for retirees. Choices are available for those who find themselves in difficulty.


Absolutely.

Pensioners finding themselves abruptly without healthcare provision and suffering a 30% drop in income should immediately cut all ties and walk to Tirana.

Snowflakes, the lot of 'em.

Which is absolutely not the spirit of what I posted, of course, but on you go.


Sorry if I've misinterpreted. Do feel free to explain the spirit of your post.

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

Postby pete75 » 23 Oct 2019, 8:46am

al_yrpal wrote:
Living abroad is so much more than "cheap plonk and bit more sunshine"
for a great many broadminded and intelligent people.


Well, not most of the ones I have met, brains addled by too much red wine, skin cancer and liver disease seems to be the main afflictions.


As opposed to cider addled home counties ex pats living in Devon. The difference appears to be the wine still leaves people with an open mind.

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

Postby reohn2 » 23 Oct 2019, 8:48am

al_yrpal wrote:
mjr wrote:
al_yrpal wrote:
Well, not most of the ones I have met, brains addled by too much red wine, skin cancer and liver disease seems to be the main afflictions.

That says more about the people you socialise with than expats in general!


They weren't people I socialise with, just typical of the many wino euro expats I have met.

Al

Had any chats with the none "wino" expats or do you regard all expats as "winos"?
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Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Postby reohn2 » 23 Oct 2019, 8:52am

mercalia wrote:Does anyone know of any good ditches to email to Boris? .....

I can think of a few particularly slutchy smelly ones locally that he and his cronies would feel quite at home in,I'd even take them there myself and 'em all a shove :D
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Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Postby mjr » 23 Oct 2019, 9:02am

reohn2 wrote:
mercalia wrote:Does anyone know of any good ditches to email to Boris? .....

I can think of a few particularly slutchy smelly ones locally that he and his cronies would feel quite at home in,I'd even take them there myself and 'em all a shove :D

Oh it has to be Devil's Ditch, surely? Reach to Woodditton in Cambridgeshire. It already contains [rude word removed] toadflax so...
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Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Postby reohn2 » 23 Oct 2019, 9:09am

mjr wrote:
reohn2 wrote:
mercalia wrote:Does anyone know of any good ditches to email to Boris? .....

I can think of a few particularly slutchy smelly ones locally that he and his cronies would feel quite at home in,I'd even take them there myself and 'em all a shove :D

Oh it has to be Devil's Ditch, surely? Reach to Woodditton in Cambridgeshire. It already contains <i>[rude word removed]</i> toadflax so...

Ideal,I'll reluctantly withdraw my offer,but can I come along and offer a push :wink:
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Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Postby bovlomov » 23 Oct 2019, 9:12am

mjr wrote:
reohn2 wrote:
mercalia wrote:Does anyone know of any good ditches to email to Boris? .....

I can think of a few particularly slutchy smelly ones locally that he and his cronies would feel quite at home in,I'd even take them there myself and 'em all a shove :D

Oh it has to be Devil's Ditch, surely? Reach to Woodditton in Cambridgeshire. It already contains <i>[rude word removed]</i> toadflax so...

The trouble with censorship: one's mind can insert something far filthier.

I'm having fun adding every disgusting word I can think of to the front of toadflax.

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

Postby brooksby » 23 Oct 2019, 9:16am

Spinners wrote:Useful little tool this to check how your MP voted.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-50145265


All I have to do is think, "How did the Govt want their MPs to vote?" And, lo, my MP did that! (Liam bl00dy Fox :twisted: )

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

Postby brooksby » 23 Oct 2019, 9:18am

mercalia wrote:Does anyone know of any good ditches to email to Boris? I wonder if any one will offer any to him eg in parliament now that would be worth watching? :lol:


I don't imagine that Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson will hold to that promise (does it count as a promise?) any more than he'd stick to any other promise he's ever made.

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

Postby reohn2 » 23 Oct 2019, 10:13am

reohn2 wrote:
reohn2 wrote:Some questions for Brexit supporters based purely on economics
What happens after we leave with a deal?

What happens after we leave without a deal?

What are the next steps after either case scenario?


With the economy set to take 5 to 10% hit in either case senario,how does government expect to spent more money on the NHS,Police and schools?

How does the UK as a small country plan to negotiate on a level playing field with much bigger economies,such as the USA,China or the EU,what bargaining powers do we have?

I am genuinely interested in what you think happens next


Any of you Brexit supporters got any idea?


Thought not,have any of you even tried thinking after you get your own way how it will affect the country as whole?
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Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Postby bovlomov » 23 Oct 2019, 10:17am

brooksby wrote:I don't imagine that Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson will hold to that promise (does it count as a promise?) any more than he'd stick to any other promise he's ever made.

If his wedding vows were delivered in anything like the some tone with which he makes commitments at the dispatch box, it's a wonder the bride didn't run out of the church there and then.

"Err, yes [eyes shifting left and right] I ABSOLUTELY, err ummm [shuffle] can...will... and shall [hair tousle], IN-DEED [grin] give that cast iron, copper bottomed [hand wave] and gold plated, moreover [slam fist on altar] commitment [brief bodily paralysis], hummm, let there be no... errrr... doubt!"

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

Postby al_yrpal » 23 Oct 2019, 10:27am

Al, you are quite correct about a fair percentage of the Lotus Eaters from Albion, they set up little Britain Enclaves, avoid both learning the language & meeting the natives! I say this from sure knowledge because my brother is on of the ilk. But at least he & his wife have taken out Spanish citizenship, although the still belly-ache about prescription costs in their bolt hole.Al, you are quite correct about a fair percentage of the Lotus Eaters from Albion, they set up little Britain Enclaves, avoid both learning the language & meeting the natives! I say this from sure knowledge because my brother is on of the ilk. But at least he & his wife have taken out Spanish citizenship, although the still belly-ache about prescription costs in their bolt hole.


I was shocked to arrive at a Brit b&b place near Fleurance on Bastile Day and discover our hosts werent going to go into town and enjoy joining in the celebrations? We did. The next morning then having to accompany them to the Bricolage to translate! Lived in France for years yet totally isolated in a little Brit bubble. Wine boxes abounded... We often stayed at various friends French bolt holes and observed the same sort of behaviour. Sorry, cant feel sympathy for such folk.

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