Brexit


#1281

#1282

Bon Vivant is losing some ground it seems!
Not that I have something against bon vivants, but get a toothbrush, please.


#1283

The shouting voices in the background. It’s a bit surreal.


#1284

The whole thing is surreal.


#1285

I went to school with the writer of the article


#1286

Not a bad article either. I like the imagery: ice cream, lasange, double breasted anarchist. Primary school kids inspecting war dead memorials mistaken for private security, very nice indeed.


#1287

#1288

#1289

https://m.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/dominic-raab-admits-he-did-not-understand-how-important-the-dover-calais-crossing-was_uk_5be40250e4b0e84388940a8d?guccounter=1&guce_referrer_us=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS50dy8&guce_referrer_cs=7BQOmAe2UEP-5_6n-Mi6pA

It is surreal

“We are and, I hadn’t quite understood the full extent of this, but if you look at the UK and you look at how we trade in goods, we’re particularly reliant on the Dover-Calais crossing.”

…He continued: “That’s one of the reasons why, and there’s been a lot of controversy about this, but one of the reasons why we wanted to make sure we had a very specific and very proximate relationship with the EU, to ensure frictionless trade at the border.


#1290

Wow… The guardian publishing anti-Corbyn content. Who would have thought it?

Corbyn was the only one with a common sense view on the EU if you ask me. EU evangelist like Blair and Clegg are partly responsible for the UK voting leave


#1291

Hey you could always have another vote and see how people are feeling now.
But nah TOO much democracy is a bad thing. :slight_smile: Like it isn’t a shitstorm already.


#1292

Not a great option tbh.


#1293

Only because people are so polarised . But it’s a much BETTER option NOW then two years ago, because people are vastly better informed and the EU position is clear.


#1294

No, would just stall the process more. I have no more appetite for referendums and neither does the majority of Brits. What happens if you get the same result? Just more uncertainty.

No more referendum. If our elected officials want to stop brexit, then fine, but definitely not another referendum. Would be unmitigated chaos.


#1295

If run similar to the first one , sure.

A parliamentary vote on the deal is a better option, or an election with clear policies put forward by the various parties. I’m guessing May gets this over the line otherwise it’s total chaos in the UK for next six months .


#1296

Parliament doesn’t even really understand the deal. It’s so complex. Leave it up to the technocrats


#1297

I actually saw the police come in to talk to that guy, presumably to tell him to leave, then he started chatting to them and they all started laughing, then the police left again.

Seriously though this is all for the comedy value right?


#1298

That’s Parliament’s job. Technocrats negotiate the actual details . Parliament approves or not.


#1299

It’s says a lot of good things about the UK that he doesn’t get bashed over the head or handcuffed and driven away in a van immediately.


#1300

You seriously think it’d be a good idea to have another referendum? It’s just ludicrous. If you go down that road, should all future elections do the same? Re-election whenever people hate the result?