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Old 09-07-2019, 12:03 AM   #361
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They are running out of options though if both the no-deal Brexit and extending the deadline are supposedly off the table.

In terms of things getting done on other fronts in the U.K. - how much has this been distracting from other business and functions of parliament there? Has it had an impact on the otherwise functioning of the country?
Frankly the UK has always been a badly run ****show so less than you'd imagine
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Old 09-07-2019, 02:23 PM   #362
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Aaaaaaaand another ones gone, another ones gone, another one bites the dust.

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rumour is 6 more about to jump, all this and the bloody Aussies are walloping the tar out of England as well!
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Bojo fires Brussels Brexit negotiation team, reducing it down to just four staff right before parliament is to be suspended. He really is trying to force Brexit to happen in the worst possible way with zero contingencies.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/9...d-16cb9f989e55

Anyone having trouble keeping track of the remaining Brexit outcomes, here's a flowchart of possibilities
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Thanks, that clears it right up!
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Old 09-09-2019, 11:41 AM   #366
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Thanks, that clears it right up!
Yea, it reminds me of this. THough a bit more organized.
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Well, I read my Economist and it is still not exactly clear what you people are doing... Is there going to be another Glorious Revolution?
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This made me chuckle

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Well.

There is that historical anecdote about the stubborn and plucky Brit and this seems to more or less adhere to that stereotype.

They said they'd do it, no matter how badly planned or just overall a disastrous idea it may have turned out to be, By God they'll do it!
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Thanks, that clears it right up!
I presume the 'flow-chart guy' has Brexited the Building.
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Here we go.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/11/uk/sc...ntl/index.html

Scottish judges rule UK parliament suspension is unlawful
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That's good except when an Irish Taoiseach is addressing a British PM they should NEVER talk of "the Irish Border" but rather more accurately The British Border in Ireland.
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Liberal Democrats announce they will cancel Brexit entirely should they be elected in the coming election.

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The Liberal Democrats have pledged to cancel Brexit if they come to power at the next general election.

Members voted for the new policy at their party conference in Bournemouth by an overwhelming majority.

Previously, the party has backed another referendum or "People's Vote", saying they would campaign to Remain.

After the vote, their leader Jo Swinson, said: "We will do all we can to fight for our place in Europe, and to stop Brexit altogether."

The commitment only comes into force if the party wins the election as a majority government.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-49706643

Meanwhile Bojo apparently wants to prorogue parliament again if Conservatives lose the court challenge to revoke article 50 (brexit).
https://twitter.com/statuses/1173140164081868800
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Interesting strategy. I wonder how that would play out. Is that cancelling Brexit by proxy? No need for a second referendum vote? Would that mean it’s permanently cancelled or the next time some nutwing party gets into power they will just start it up again?
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Interesting strategy. I wonder how that would play out. Is that cancelling Brexit by proxy? No need for a second referendum vote? Would that mean it’s permanently cancelled or the next time some nutwing party gets into power they will just start it up again?
It would start again a few years or so down the road, my guess is at this point even though the kippers are utterly devoid of reason even they would welcome it being cancelled right now, nothing has gone the way they were told it was going to go, the UK looks (because it is) a laughingstock, they would grumble about the loss of democracy but I don't think anyone would actually be sorry.

Farage and co would keep on coining it by selling the evil EU to the numpties and there is a strong strain of anti German jealous resentment in the UK which they would keep stoking, that said this has been such a shambles I can also see even the most rabid kippers thinking twice about opening it up again.
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