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If MPs vote down the withdrawal agreement for a third time this week, Brexit probably won’t happen”

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Andrew Flannigan, Mar 17, 2019.

  1. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

  2. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Nah! She'll just keep asking them to vote. After hearing her former speech writer trying to be tactful this morning, nothing will stop her now.

    PS MUCH as I would like Brexit not to happen, it will.
  3. DaveS

    DaveS Well-Known Member

  4. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    I think there is a good chance they will pass it this time. There is a huge amount of lobbying going on as only way to appease the right and not alienate the rest too far. She's using terminology like "you might lose Brexit", like that is some great loss. I suspect Project Fear has moved on from fear of economic impact to fear of what the right will do if they don't get it.

    I'm guessing there will be a few thugs and unsavoury characters out against the march next Saturday.
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  5. Jack D3200

    Jack D3200 Well-Known Member

    What do you have against democracy?

  6. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

  7. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    May’s democracy is to deny us a second referendum, but push her idea again and again and again until the ERG gets its way.

  8. Terrywoodenpic

    Terrywoodenpic Well-Known Member

    Why are many votes on the same thing "democratic"
    but another referendum "un democratic" ?
    Double standards?
  9. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    Leaver style democracy.

  10. Jack D3200

    Jack D3200 Well-Known Member

    There was a small but definite majority for leave in the 2016 referendum.
  11. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    ...and we now know a great deal more than we did then. So: if a referndum was a good idea then another referendum must be a good idea now.
  12. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    And if I remember aright, Farage stated that a 52-48 remain majority, then the fight would continue.

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  13. John Farrell

    John Farrell Well-Known Member

    Ah, whataboutism........
  14. peterba

    peterba Well-Known Member

    You do remember aright, Steve.

    From memory, he said (just before the referendum) something along the lines of: if it is close - for example 52:48 - then you haven't heard the last of this... mark my words. Note that I've purposely italicised the words, rather than putting them in quotation marks, because I can't claim that what I've written is verbatim - but it is pretty damned close to what he said.

    Of course, he should be challenged with this whenever he pops up on our screens spouting his repulsive bile - but, as always, the useless media machine fails to hold his feet to the fire. :(
  15. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Err, legally A50 unless revoked, means without a deal out with one, UK exits EU on the 29th.
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  16. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Ah yes, the advisory referendum. In other words one with no legal obligation to deliver the chosen outcome.
  17. Trannifan

    Trannifan Well-Known Member

    37% of the total electorate is a majority???!!!

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  18. peterba

    peterba Well-Known Member

    Well, 57.61% of all votes cast in the 2017 General Election went to parties OTHER THAN the Conservative Party... but, we still ended up with that party in government.

    "Democracy" is a funny old game, ain't it?
  19. daft_biker

    daft_biker Action Man!

    A mate can't come up for roast sirloin because he's on call because of Brexit. Some cobra thing going on, whatever that is:eek:
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  20. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member


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