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Festival of Brexit

Discussion in 'European Politics' started by Altfish, Nov 24, 2020.

  1. Altfish

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    Good grief, our xenophobic government is really going to do this.

    How to alienate 48% of the population in one go.
     
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    I guess The 4th July is Britophobic.

    Huh.
     
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  3. ChristineM

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    And another £29 million taxpayer's money wasted on brexit
     
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    And it only took 244 years, four months and twenty days for British people to realize that.
     
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    In my family it is already a joke that whenever some new depressing consequence of government policy comes to light they hastily organise a spitfire flypast. We even had one for the NHS (Eh, what, why?) in the spring, when our hospitals were collapsing. I expect we'll get a few more when the supermarket shelves empty and we have lorries and human faeces all over Kent.

    Bring on Gove, the Turdis Tsar!......eeeEEEEAAAAIOOOUU dackadackadackadacka....

    But yes the Festival of Brexit. What will we have, apart from a spitfire flypast? Morris dancing? A Wetherspooon's pop-up pub, with traditional, authentic tattooed English drunks? A few JCBs? A stall with English cheeses, manned by Liz Truss?
     
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  6. ChristineM

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    Did it?
     
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    From what @Rival wrote, so it seems.
     
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    I know right? Maybe it's because it's just a holiday and the idea of folks having a good time and enjoying their lives isn't offensive to me....
     
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    Liberation Day would be a proper name, since the EU is a cage...lol:p
     
  10. ChristineM

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    Ive understood it since childhood, i guess most brits are taught this at school
     
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    "Just a holiday"? See, this is why the States seceded in the first place. Also something about too much tea.
     
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    They should have it in Sunderland, next to the Nissan factory. The locals voted massively for it and now they're being made redundant because of brexit. We've got our country back.
     
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    :shrug:
     
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    There queuing to get in already

    [​IMG]

    This was yesterday on the M20 when France tested its new custom arrangements
     
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    Lisa o'carrol Guardian Brexit correspondent tweeted


    Govt reveal plan ship portaloos down Kent motorway. "If we get to a position where traffic there is static for a prolonged period as a reactive protocol in place with highways England..whereby portaloos could at that point be deployed to the carriageway" - dept of transport
    4:07 PM · Nov 23, 2020



    But there is some good news for employment in the area. The DOT is looking to hire contractors to assist Kent police with traffic management
     
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    I'm 6000 miles away (or so). From what I gather, a lot of the kerfuffle has to do with immigration policies?
     
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    My view is that its more directed at xenophobia
     
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    If the Tories are xenophobic ...then what about Orbán or the Poles?;)
     
  19. ChristineM

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    Did i mention Tories? No, but implied those who voted brexit. Many of whom were Tories though some were not

    And we are talking brexit, not orexit or poexit.

    And i have spent a lot of time in italy too and seen the sickening xenophobia there. One of the reasons we chose not to move there.
     
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    Far worse, but on the same general spectrum.

    What we are seeing is a bit like what led to the fall of the Shah in 1979. If the leaders of countries get too far ahead of their societies in liberalising and opening to the world, there will be a reaction, because people will feel their communities threatened.

    In the present case (Brexit), it is partly that our political leaders were too pusillanimous in making the positive case for EU membership, due to fear of the tabloid press hostility to the EU. It is partly also the more general failure of today's neoliberal economic modus operandi, in which the benefits of economic growth simply do not filter through to many people. The "trickle-down effect" has proved to be a mirage, as a result of the (partial) de-industrialising and de-skilling of old industrial economies like the UK. So people have turned against the status quo and sought solace in an imagined past, in which everything was more familiar and - apparently- under local control.

    Populists have moved in to exploit these feelings and this is what we now see across the world. The populists will eventually be seen to fail in delivering what they promise, but by then a lot of needless damage will have been done.
     
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