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How are we doing post-Brexit?

Discussion in 'European Politics' started by Altfish, Jan 30, 2020.

  1. Augustus

    Augustus the Unreasonable

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    “Lord Liverpool climbed out of his carriage at Kensington Palace on June 15, 1837, under blue summer skies. He was wearing a gray suit and a top hat—the top hat was now considered the mark of a gentleman, even though the first man to sport one in public, forty years earlier, was arrested on the grounds that it had “a shiny luster calculated to alarm timid people.” (Four women had fainted upon seeing it, and pedestrians had booed.)” Julia Baird - Victoria















    It's not actually true, but that ruins a good story.
     
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    Notanumber A Free Man

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    The wheels are coming off the EU juggernaut.

     
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    "Irony goes supercharged as the new blue passport is made in Poland by French/Dutch firm and UK passport maker De La Rue left at risk and laying people off. I don’t recall the slogan ‘British jobs for Polish workers’ but here it is in action. Somehow this is a success."

    Paul Lewis
     
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    "We want a Canada style deal" or "An Australia type of deal" - say our government.

    Can I ask, for a friend you realise, how many trucks daily travel from the UK to Canada and Australia compared to the number of trucks that travel from UK to EU?

    Also, the government is now claiming that NO DEAL is off the table because the agreement to leave is a deal?????????
     
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    I hit a pay wall. So I couldn't read the article.

    But this sounds so much like Trump claiming that trade wars were easy to win because the USA is the world's biggest market. Then needed billions and billions of taxpayer dollars to subsidize his base when China started playing hardball.
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    Indeed, but the UK is not the world's biggest market by a long way. The EU is not far off though
     
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    All I really meant was that modern progressives, like Trump and the Brexiters, seem able to tell lies like "£315,000,000/wk for health care" and "concrete wall from sea to shining sea and Mexico will pay for it." And then don't get held accountable because everyone knew they lying when they said it.

    Apparently, right wing progressives can lie all they want and their supporters will hand wave it away. Because everyone knows those people are lying, but they tell lies that low information voters want to hear and so they get power.
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    Notanumber A Free Man

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    You could say the same about left-wingers with bells on.



    Why do we bother trying to negotiate with these deplorables?

    WTO here we come.

     
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    Except for the important fact that it's the progressives running both countries, not liberals.

    So it's their lies that matter and they are who needs called to account.

    Do you disagree?
    Tom
     
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    Notanumber A Free Man

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    You could hardly call the modern Conservative Party illiberal but you could call the Liberal Party, the Labour Party and the Green Party just that.
     
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    The more Iain talks the more he grows on you.



    The EU is frit.
     
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    Says, Murdoch's Brexit backing paper. - me thinks the Brexit press are realising they've sold their readers a pup.
     
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    I think you will find that it was Iain that said it.
     
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    I rest my case
     
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    Here is another case for you to rest.

     
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    The BBC won Brexit and got the Tories elected
     
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    Thank goodness, the UK still has sensible and rational people like this man –



    Just think if we had to rely on the BBC and Channel 4.
     
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