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At last – complete clarity on Brexit

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by SqueamishOssifrage, Jun 8, 2018.

  1. SqueamishOssifrage

    SqueamishOssifrage Well-Known Member

    Finally, the Brexit deal is fully clarified, and we all know precisely what is going to happen.

    1. The government has submitted its proposal to the EU. Only a handful of people know what’s in it, but it’s submitted, so that’s OK!

    2. Nigel Faridge has admitted that the £350,000,000 on the bus was a mistake and we only actually pay less than £9Bn a year, so that’s all right then.

    3. To save that £9Bn for the NHS we just have to make a down-payment of £39Bn and an extra £17+Bn per annum in additional customs documentation charges. That’s a really great deal!

    4. The loss of the original savings for the NHS doesn’t matter, as the cost is about to drop dramatically, since we are running short of doctors and nurses, as they seem, for some reason, to be unwilling to work in xenophobic UK – but that really cuts down on payroll costs.

    5. We won’t need the NHS anyway, because everybody will be fit and healthy from going into the fields and picking their own rotting fruit and veg because nobody else wants to do it.

    These huge advantages clearly offset the government’s loss of 7% of tax revenue when all the City’s Euro exchange dealings, staff and expertise go off to Hamburg and Paris.

    So there it is – TAKING BACK CONTROL – a real winner!

    God save the Queen – and god help the rest of us.
  2. AGW

    AGW Well-Known Member

    When did we loose control?

  3. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    The day we actually leave the EU.

  4. saxacat

    saxacat Well-Known Member

    For me, one of the many disappointments throughout the Brexit fiasco has been the lack of impartiality from the BBC.

    I never expected them to take an anti-Brexit stance, but I did expect fair and impartial coverage. I have been extremely disappointed in the BBC throughout. They regularly trot out the arch euroscpetic lot, Redwood, JRM, IDS, Bone, et al, never challenging their malicious anti EU propaganda and rarely give a pro Remain viewpoint. I watched an interview with Redwood, shortly after his advice not to invest in the UK had become news, I waited for the BBC reporter to bring it up, but no, Redwood was allowed to spout his usual nonsense, none of which was challenged and no mention was made of why he advised investors to remove their money from the UK.

    This morning I read an article on the BBC news website, with the headline 'Boris Warns of Brexit Meltdown'; within a short while this headline had been changed to 'Boris Calls for 'guts' in Brexit Talks'. Obviously the first headline did not suit the pro-Brexit preferred line :(
  5. daft_biker

    daft_biker Action Man!

    The tories could cut their funding if they get to be a problem.
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  6. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    You mean "would".

  7. SqueamishOssifrage

    SqueamishOssifrage Well-Known Member

    Nothing more to say...

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  8. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    Superb! Where did you find that?
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  9. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    Find what? Can't see the IMG

  10. Craig20264

    Craig20264 Well-Known Member

    On the wall outside the Labour Party Conference probably. :)
  11. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    Dear Craig,

    Well, yes. They'd want to draw attention to the Tory approach, wouldn't they? Both parties probably have about the same percentage of honest politicians but the Tories are better at disguising the fact.


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  12. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    Thanks forthe complement Roger.
    Actually the Tories and Socialists are in equal disarray. It does not matter in the case of the socialists because they are not yet in government. It does matter in the case of the Tories because notionally we are in government.
  13. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    The operative word is "notionally".

    Being generous, Treece is giving the idiot brexiters enough rope to hang themselves and Labour is in turn giving the idiot Tories enough rope to hang themselves. No politician is stupid enough to take responsibility for Brexit if they can possibly pass the buck. (I initially mis-typed "muck" for "bick", but on second thoughts...)

    Or, more realistically, neither party is prepared to implement representative democracy and both are in thrall to the hanging-and-flogging tendency (= brexiters) among the elderly or stupid or both.


  14. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    I think you've put your finger on the sore spot. Politics has always been about the fringes or (if you prefer) the uncommitted voters.
  15. beatnik69

    beatnik69 Well-Known Member

  16. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    Dear Andrew,

    Trouble is, these buggers ARE committed (as many of them should be). Give 'em half a chance to bring back workhouses, penal servitude, flogging, fox hunting and the death penalty -- let alone support Brexit -- and they'll vote like a shot.


  17. AGW

    AGW Well-Known Member

    And the great white hope, Trump is now making the bottom line of any future trade deal explicitly clear, we should not hold out any hope for our standards and our way of life...we will not be partners, we will have no control... what will the brexiteers have achieved?

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  18. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

  19. AGW

    AGW Well-Known Member

    Conkers...horse chesnut.....sadly an invasive european species....

  20. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    It's the usual lazy, ignorant crap spewed out by second-rate stand-up comedians who think it's really hilarious to put down anything English.

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