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Author Topic:   Brexit - Should they stay or should they go?
vimesey
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Message 94 of 771 (786626)
06-24-2016 3:35 AM
Reply to: Message 93 by Tangle
06-24-2016 2:12 AM


Likewise.

We are definitely going through an age of severe stupid at the moment.


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Message 160 of 771 (787143)
07-05-2016 11:30 AM
Reply to: Message 159 by Diomedes
07-05-2016 10:39 AM


Re: And there goes Nigel....
That's about the size of it. Boris was Mayor of London, and Farage used to be a commodities broker. They both understand the economic damage which is being done, and both know they lied their sorry arses off to cause it.

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Message 311 of 771 (843449)
11-17-2018 5:50 PM
Reply to: Message 310 by Straggler
11-17-2018 5:16 PM


I don't buy the civil.unrest thing. I put it at the same level as the Daily Mail's constant references to "fury". I see no fury in my day to day life. I see average people going about their day to day lives with mild indifference and humdrum preoccupation with their lives. They aren't furious about anything in my experience.

I think they're too bored with Brexit to even contemplate a mild outcry, much less civil disobedience or revolt.

Of course, if they cancelled "I'm A Celebrity", things might be different.


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vimesey
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Message 544 of 771 (849987)
03-28-2019 7:11 AM
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03-28-2019 6:26 AM


Re: Finally some clarity!
I forget which person made this comment, but it was something along the lines that MPs can have as many votes, and change their minds as many times as they like, but the Country for some reason is not given that option.

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vimesey
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Message 547 of 771 (850002)
03-28-2019 10:29 AM
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03-28-2019 9:29 AM


Re: Finally some clarity!
I'll see if there's anything else I can dig up - but when it comes to Jacob Rees-Mogg, I like the portmanteau "smunt".

(The first of the originator words is "smug").


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Message 548 of 771 (850003)
03-28-2019 10:32 AM
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03-28-2019 10:18 AM


Re: Finally some clarity!
That was it, thank you.

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vimesey
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Message 675 of 771 (858706)
07-23-2019 6:16 AM
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07-23-2019 5:50 AM


And voted for by an electorate of approx 0.2% of the population. Democracy in action eh ?

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vimesey
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Message 680 of 771 (858765)
07-23-2019 1:08 PM
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07-23-2019 12:09 PM


It's the nature of the beast. In Canada, we got Pierre Trudeau in the same way and he was one of our best Prime Ministers.

Something tells me our mileage will differ ;-)


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