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I do wonder if we will all be divided into Remainers and Leavers for ever now...
We are all leavers now.
Oh I dunno, Asterix always seemed to come out top in the end
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David Davis in charge of Brexit...he favours something like the Canadian deal rather than the Norweigan deal apparently. He reckons advantage is with UK in any negotiations due to how much EU countries export to us. So...bring it on EU muthafukas. Hope he fails the horrible twat.
David Davis in charge of Brexit...he favours something like the Canadian deal rather than the Norweigan deal apparently. He reckons advantage is with UK in any negotiations due to how much EU countries export to us. So...bring it on EU muthafukas.
Hope he fails the horrible twat.
Is the CETA something we need to be concerned about? I'm no expert... Just wondering what others think.
David Cameron claimed, before the vote, that we were not a nation of quitters. Since then nearly everyone has quit, including him. The one may who refuses to quit is Jeremy Corbyn. Cameron's message to him? For god's sake go man!!
These deals usually take years to negotiate and we will have to spend a fortune sending negotiatiors around the world flying business and staying at 5 star hotels....when most of what they do could probably be done at home on teh computer
Ooh, I just got a personal email from Caroline Lucas about the idea of a Progressive Alliance
Oooh. Just you and her Scream?
I think she is hoping for more than that
Looks like Turkey have decided they are out.
Does that mean they have or haven't voted for Christmas?
(silly joke but the world is a bloody mess at the moment)
If you ally all the people in the minority who opposed Brexit; does that not still add up to a minority?
And as it was said above
We are all leavers now.
Furthermore, surely the vote was apolitical with respect to the constituents of parliament.
What we seem to be actually faced with is probably not much danger of anything seriously bad happening to the fabric of society, a prime minister who opposed Brexit and yet is positive about the future.
We have the result of a referendum but no article 50 invoked and as far as I can tell, no actual requirement to invoke it. I might be wrong because law is not really my subject but as far as I can tell, the democracy we all enjoy is really just a weathervane for the government to gauge public opinion and continue leading us however they want therefore we might or might not leave the EU but not until on balance it suits the EU, Britain and the rest of the world at once. I wouldn't be surprised if we saw some other country leave the EU before Britain got round to it.
leading on from my ignorance into the serendipitous nature of the internet I've just purchased a book with the following blurb:
"Modern parliamentary democracy first developed in Great Britain and Britons played a major role in spreading democracy around the world for example, through the Commonwealth. However, at the start of the 21st century, Britain itself was no longer a fully independent democratic country. As part of the European Union bloc, unelected and immovable foreign authorities determined a large part of its laws, policies, and taxes. Domestically meanwhile, such things as extra-parliamentary bureaucratic lawmaking, curbs on local political autonomy, moves from direct to indirect representation, and restrictions on the private funding and advertising of political parties had diminished democracy. This study provides a detailed review of the main political independence and constitutional reform requirements for restoring and extending democracy in present day Britain."
As long as we are leaving the EU, I think 'British Democracy: Its Restoration & Extension' is worth a read....
If more people understood "the English way" (and I believe you are right about that by the way) then perhaps we would not be so blinded by our democracy to the extent of constant negativity about the world. Perhaps I don't get to meet the noblest of people in my day to day life but it would be hard to find anyone that would deny themselves a place in the plutocracy if they had a chance. The problem is perhaps that folk don't get a chance ....
I haven't started reading the book yet so I don't know what it says about funding.
.... by not getting a chance I mean, the constant negativity that people carry around, not realising they are wealthy, persistent feelings of being hard done to. All perpetuated by the media and exacerbated by the system that panders to it.
Blimey, all very highbrow in here all of a sudden. Wasn't the leave vote a vote against globalisation and neoliberalism...but what we're going to get from being out of the EU is more globalisation and neoliberalism but we're a bit poorer?
Maybe we need a military coup?
Liam Fox has already sorted out free trade deal with Australia once we're out of the EU. Maybe they were right all along??.....