Brexit

What's next?

Theresa May's Deal
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18%
No deal
12
27%
People's vote
22
49%
Something else (pls specify)
3
7%
 
Total votes: 45
james2001
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Yesterdy my mum had a post from a pro-brexit group shared into her facebook feed from a colleague yesterday which sickened her, which was a picture of a union jack which said "1914-1918, 1939-1945, we owe Europe nothing", which tells you everything you need to know about some people (and the colleague of hers that shared it- she says she's disgusted but doesn't want to unfollow her because she has to face her every day at work and doesn't want her to get angry).

As the daughter of a mixed race immigrant, she's horrified at brexit and all the bigotry that's been unleased. And probably wouldn't be considered "British" by many of these neanderthals for the same reason.
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MarkAshley wrote:
Tue 08 Jan, 2019 12.10
As you say, this is a very, VERY tiny part of a ball of fluff sitting atop a little crack on the top of the tip of the iceberg of actual Leave voters.
The actual people doing these acts may represent a tiny ball of fluff, but the sentiments run deeper. Xenophobia is rife in this country and has spread like a virus post 2016 so that now people who up until now had kept it hidden are allowing it out into the open.

It's like wearing crocs with socks, but worse.
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Deal rejected 202-432, majority 230.
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Thanks - I’d been sat here waiting for the result.
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Judging by the front covers of tomorrow's papers, this is the one I shall be buying.
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"Government gets teeth kicked in; all you need to know in 12 crisp paragraphs". That'll do me.

I'm just so bored bored bored bored bored of the political mind games ....

At least one thing has been proven though: the 2017 election made fuck-all difference to this strong and stable outcome.
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So ... Tories & Co on one side; everybody else on the other. Does today's confidence vote show anything or is it purely a three-line whip situation?
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Can see Theresa bypassing Corbyn completely and speaking directly to Labour backbenchers. He’s putting up conditions before he’ll agree to meet with her - what a shame he didn’t put up conditions before agreeing to meet with some of the shady characters he’s met with in the past.
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At the same time, all the mutterings from people who have met her in the last day are suggesting all she's wanting to do is build a consensus for her existing deal. There seems to zero recognition of the scale of the defeat she suffered.

Although I do like the irony of her bringing her deal basically unchanged back to parliament to be voted on again in a "you gave the wrong answer last time, let's try again shall we" situation.
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MarkAshley wrote:
Wed 16 Jan, 2019 01.18
"Government gets teeth kicked in; all you need to know in 12 crisp paragraphs". That'll do me.
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Very good. And far more interesting than anything going on in Westminster...

But didn't she look absolutely dreadful last night doing that speech outside Number 10? Looks like she hadn't slept for a week.

Poor woman. I don't envy her at all. No, of course she didn't have to take the job. And for her own good she certainly shouldn't have done so. There's no way she can ever win or be remembered by history as anything special. Other than that dance of course.

I do like that big chunky chain necklace though.
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dosxuk wrote:
Thu 17 Jan, 2019 09.27
Although I do like the irony of her bringing her deal basically unchanged back to parliament to be voted on again in a "you gave the wrong answer last time, let's try again shall we" situation.
The public aren't allowed to vote again, but she's going to make MPs vote again.
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