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Re: UK Politics Thread (Brexit)

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Democracy is dead, time to start stocking up on the weapons & barricades it seems

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Re: UK Politics Thread (Brexit)

Post by Big Boss Man » Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:59 am

There's already been a pro Brexit rally

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-47751805

I won't be surprised if mass riots break out once the "decision" is officially announced. Again they should have never let the general populace make a decision they weren't fully conversant with. It was a matter MPs, business leaders etc should have all discussed together, in detail and weighed the pros and cons.

A no deal Brexit is the very worse scenario since there's no agreements in place and that could mean the EU countries play hardball and not want to trade at all, they hold all the cards essentially. What's concerning is that it will be the default scenario if they don't get their act together and sort out this mess they've made

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/20 ... y-life-uk/

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Re: UK Politics Thread (Brexit)

Post by Hawq » Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:34 pm

if the eu countries try to cut us out then they are shooting themselves in the foot, personally I'd be happy if they did it in theor heads, they tanked their economies with the euro & relies on us to bail them out (we sure as hell didnt get much if anything in return). Basically they need us to still be on decent terms with them ot they are screwed (& not in a fun way)

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Re: UK Politics Thread (Brexit)

Post by Big Boss Man » Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:10 am

Yea the UK helped bail out Portugal and Ireland for a grand total of £5 billion

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics- ... m-36456277
The UK has not made a contribution via the EU for the other eurozone bailouts: the three Greek ones, in 2010, 2012 and 2015 and for the Spain and Cyprus bailouts in 2012.
However the U.K. could bailouts itself if a No deal Brexit happens

https://www.politico.eu/article/busines ... rexit/amp/
A no-deal Brexit could require U.K. government bailouts like those following the financial crisis to prevent businesses from going bankrupt.
Germanys economy is stronger than ours, I believe we are second, France in third. So we are t on that stronger footing as some are suggesting. Ideally we need to have trade agreements in place with the other EU countries. As like I've said we don't have the level of demand for exports that some countries do.
Mechanical machinery was the most valuable commodity with exports being worth 48.5 billion British pounds.
Largest import commodities of the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017 (in million GBP)
Value of imports in million GBP
Electrical machinery 61,433
Mechanical machinery 46,371
Cars 34,434
So we import almost as much mechanical machinery as we export.

https://m.theglobaleconomy.com/United-Kingdom/Exports/

The PM going to push their Brexit bid for the 4th time now

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-47756122

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Re: UK Politics Thread (Brexit)

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When will the madness end?


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Re: UK Politics Thread (Brexit)

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It's going to be great when they regulate milkshakes.

"Oi, you got a a loicense to carry that milkshake, mate?"

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Re: UK Politics Thread (Brexit)

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Bye UKIP... :vomit:




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Re: UK Politics Thread (Brexit)

Post by Bandit » Tue May 28, 2019 12:23 am

Didn't they just basically all move to another party with the same policies to try to get away from negative name brand value? I don't know about your politics, but I saw Nigel Farrage on our news this morning bragging about a big victory and claiming they'll win 600 seats next time. But before I was hearing Boris Johnson (aka Donald Trump's long lost brother) being a favorite to be the next Prime Minister. But maybe the US news gets British politics wrong.

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They need to go on Maury Povich for a DNA test.

And Nigel Farrage looks like a Spitting Image puppet of himself.

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Re: UK Politics Thread (Brexit)

Post by Matisfaction » Tue May 28, 2019 12:59 am

Bandit wrote:
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Didn't they just basically all move to another party with the same policies to try to get away from negative name brand value?
Farage left UKIP to form a new party, mainly comprised of ex Tory and Labour MPs (which gives it far more legitimacy than UKIP, hence the huge amount of support after only 6 weeks of being in existence) The Brexit Party has one goal, a "no deal" Brexit.

After the Referendum UKIP were pretty much redundant, ableit still occupying a certain amount of seats. With the resurgence of the Lib Dems and the Greens, UKIP ha e ended up with no seats, which means they're effectively dead in the water now.

The final nail was in the coffin, but after having the likes of Sargoon, Tommy Robinson, Count Dankula and Paul Joseph Watson joining the party, they've set that coffin on fire.

Farage was gone anyway at that point, but obviously, any sane Politian would want to distance themselves as far as possible from that that lot.

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Re: UK Politics Thread (Brexit)

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The Trump Brothers rule the planet now.

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Re: UK Politics Thread (Brexit)

Post by Matisfaction » Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:00 pm

Big Boss Man wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:25 pm
Boris Johnson is the new PM

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-politics-49084605
General Election inbound... Remain Tory MPs leaving for the Lib Dems weakens an already fragile majority held by the Conservatives + DUP.

Everybody wanting a "Peoples Vote", will have it in the form of a General Election, each party has a clear position now, even Labour (only took four years to decide 🙄).

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Re: UK Politics Thread (Brexit)

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Breaking news: Trump likes England again at least for the next 24 hours.

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Re: UK Politics Thread (Brexit)

Post by Big Boss Man » Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:51 pm

There is a very high possibility of a General Election being called before the EU calls time on the UK with the whole Brexit mess. The public should have demanded a overall vote of no confidence in the Tory government when Teresa May couldn't handle Brexit negotiations and forced one much earlier so plans could be in place for the future.

I see Boris making an even bigger mess of things and it could make things unsalvageable down the line if the right decisions aren't made. He doesn't seem competent enough to handle such an important matter. He's intent on leaving the EU too so won't be dissuaded in changing to "remain" which makes the most logic sense. His bubbling buffoon act is all smoke and mirrors too I actually won't be surprised if he declares war with Iran as soon as his feet are under the table at 10 Downing Street.

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Re: UK Politics Thread (Brexit)

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Jeremy Corbyn

The Labour leader was also not impressed as he tweeted: "Johnson's No Deal Brexit would mean job cuts, higher prices in the shops, and risk our NHS being sold off to US corporations in a sweetheart deal with Donald Trump.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/news.sky.c ... g-11768918

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Re: UK Politics Thread (Brexit)

Post by Matisfaction » Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:04 am

Just listened to an interview with Jo Swinson on the BBC. She was asked if she would accept the outcome of a second referendum if the result was the same again.
She tried to dodge it but the answer was obviously no. Not very Liberal or indeed democratic.

It's worrying when the only party in the country who actually respects democracy is the Brexit Party 😬

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Re: UK Politics Thread (Brexit)

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Boris Johnson: Nicola Sturgeon has 'profound concerns'

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland- ... s-49083023
Nicola Sturgeon said Mr Johnson should be in no doubt about the gravity of the situation he is about to inherit as PM.
And she pledged to work with other parties to "stop Brexit and block a no-deal Brexit".

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