Brexit

It is going great!

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There will be some squabbling, as there was when Britain was in the EU, and was before it joined, but it will get ironed out. Britain will settle down, a little poorer and more insular, but get to wave the flag and tell themselves they matter.

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Brexit is getting bad! You better eat your sandwich before crossing the Channel into the EU

“Brexit: UK driver has ham sandwiches confiscated at Dutch border”

"… a border official asked the driver whether several of his tin-foil wrapped sandwiches had meat in them.

When the driver said they did, the border official said: “Okay, so we take them all.”

Surprised, the driver then asked the officials if he could keep the bread, to which one replied: “No, everything will be confiscated - welcome to the Brexit, sir. I’m sorry.”"

Much like Taiwan. A little poorer and more insular than if it “re-united” with the mainland, able to wave its flag and tell itself it matters, even though it no longer even counts as a real country in the eyes of the world.

Poorer my ass.

China would pour money and resources into Taiwan if it consented to uniting with the Mainland. Pass thru diplomatic relations with the rest of the world and unrestricted membership in world organizations would be a boon to Taiwan.

As it is Taiwan stubbornly insists on going it alone despite the isolation it has to endure all because it insists on waving its national flag.

We don’t need China. Taiwan is already a rich country and a 100x freer per head. We don’t need no police state hell.

The rest of the world is pouring money into Taiwan already buying all our stuff.

What we need are more cruise missiles. :+1:

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Utter bollocks. Taiwan has 300 billion odd US that it can’t spend, a significant military presence, and a workable democracy that can handle things like pandemics

Taiwan might not be officially recognised by many countries. That is true.

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How are the money and resources China is pouring in working out for Hong Kong?

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What we needed were nuclear weapons. Nobody messes with genuine WMDs.

Not well. Turns out freedom and self-determination are priceless.

Yep, the tyrants of Beijing, just like the tyrants of Brussels. Those poor downtrodden people of Denmark.

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Bad Joke