Brexit: what say ye?

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Re: Brexit: what say ye?

Post by Mo » 02 Jun 2019, 16:17

He thinks the rest of the world still gives a shit what the U.K. thinks.
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Re: Brexit: what say ye?

Post by Mo » 19 Jun 2019, 18:00

Torres would trade Northern Ireland, Scotland and the actual survival of the Conservative Party for Brexit. The one thing they wouldn’t trade, is Jeremy Corbyn as PM. I smell a Meatloaf adaptation out of this.

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Post by Aresen » 19 Jun 2019, 19:30

At a guess, if they go for a hard Brexit, they will get all of those things.
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Post by dhex » 19 Jun 2019, 21:47

From a distance brexit seems more wacko than trump. That's probsbly just ignorance tho.
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Post by thoreau » 19 Jun 2019, 21:56

Brexit is forever, and could split the country into 2-3 pieces, while also melting down the economy. Trump will either lose an election, get impeached, or finally eat one too many hamburgers. Long after Trump has gone to the big rally in the sky, the UK will still be suffering the effects of trade barriers with the EU and (possibly) loss of territory.
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Re: Brexit: what say ye?

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 19 Jun 2019, 23:40

I, for one, look forward to visiting what's left of the UK after its economy collapses and paying third-world prices.

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Post by Warren » 20 Jun 2019, 00:06

D.A. Ridgely wrote:
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I, for one, look forward to visiting what's left of the UK after its economy collapses and paying third-world prices.
I'm hoping we get some good music out of it.
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Post by Hugh Akston » 20 Jun 2019, 01:58

At the very least the Mediterranean and Middle East will get some of their cultural artifacts back.
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Re: Brexit: what say ye?

Post by Mo » 20 Jun 2019, 02:48

t is right, it’s more wacko than Trump and it’s pure wish casting. Basically the only argument for Brexit is “it’s the will of the people” even though it had a narrow majority and the Tories don’t want a second referendum now that everyone sees what a shitshow it is.
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Post by Jadagul » 20 Jun 2019, 06:40

Trump is probably world-historically worse, but Brexit is both dumber and funnier.

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Post by Mo » 20 Jun 2019, 06:55

I mean most of this could be solved pretty painlessly by leaving the EU and joining the EEA.
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Re: Brexit: what say ye?

Post by Aresen » 20 Jun 2019, 10:14

D.A. Ridgely wrote:
19 Jun 2019, 23:40
I, for one, look forward to visiting what's left of the UK after its economy collapses and paying third-world prices.
I, for one, look forward to seeing Boris Johnson, Nigel Farage, and Jacob Rees-Moog's heads on pikes at the Tower.
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Post by Eric the .5b » 20 Jun 2019, 12:17

Mo wrote:
20 Jun 2019, 06:55
I mean most of this could be solved pretty painlessly by leaving the EU and joining the EEA.
But that would have required actually having a solid plan and presenting it before the referendum.
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Post by dhex » 20 Jun 2019, 15:04

What was the benefit/endgame for all these yutzes who didn't have any kind of backup plan?
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Re: Brexit: what say ye?

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 20 Jun 2019, 15:09

They could always just build a really big wall, instead. [insert Hadrian Construction Co. joke here]

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Post by Mo » 20 Jun 2019, 16:13

They can just extend the ones in Belfast
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Post by Pham Nuwen » 20 Jun 2019, 16:23

dhex wrote:
20 Jun 2019, 15:04
What was the benefit/endgame for all these yutzes who didn't have any kind of backup plan?
To avoid EU financial regulation. Aka tax avoidance and money laundering. Though I wonder if they should have even bothered. Panama papers came out and I've seen very little done, if anything, to anyone named.
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Re: Brexit: what say ye?

Post by Mo » 20 Jun 2019, 17:44

Uh, the Swiss are in the EEA and manage fine.
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Re: Brexit: what say ye?

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 20 Jun 2019, 17:48

Mo wrote:
20 Jun 2019, 17:44
Uh, the Swiss are in the EEA and manage fine.
Yes, but they've got a lock on the highly lucrative cuckoo clock, luxury watch and Nazi gold market.

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Post by Shem » 21 Jun 2019, 00:53

Mo wrote:
20 Jun 2019, 02:48
t is right, it’s more wacko than Trump and it’s pure wish casting. Basically the only argument for Brexit is “it’s the will of the people” even though it had a narrow majority and the Tories don’t want a second referendum now that everyone sees what a shitshow it is.
And the fact that it wasn't even a meaningful majority when you consider that supporters of both "BoJo the Crashout Clown's Cavalcade of Lunacy" and "We Want Norway" voted leave, even though those two things are not actually capable of coexisting.
Mo wrote:
20 Jun 2019, 06:55
I mean most of this could be solved pretty painlessly by leaving the EU and joining the EEA.
It really couldn't, though, because the EEA would still require keeping all the stuff that the nutbar Brexit Party people say they hate. The Four Freedoms of the EU are what pisses them off, and those are absolutely nonnegotiable for anyone who wants to stay in the common market in any capacity.
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Post by Aresen » 12 Jul 2019, 13:27

I am beginning to wish for a 'No-Deal Brexit' (sorry, Mo) just so everyone gets to see how much a cluster-can-fuck. From my reading of the British papers, it looks like PM BoJo is a forgone conclusion. His backers seem convinced that he can 'force' the EU to give them a 'better deal'. If anything, the EU will give him May's deal with the order of the paragraphs changed. More likely, the EU will tell BoJo to drop dead and Britain will get kicked out Oct 31 with No Deal. (According to my reading, Poland, Latvia, and possibly France are dead set against any further extension.)

The Brexiteers response to concerns about a 'No-Deal Brexit' alternates between 'The EU wouldn't dare' and 'We'll be fine.' (Yes they would and no you won't.) I saw in the Economist the other day that the London Financial Market is worth £120 Billion annually to the British economy. Frankfurt, Amsterdam, and Dublin would love to get a chunk of that - and they will if Britain does a No Deal.
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Re: Brexit: what say ye?

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 12 Jul 2019, 13:35

Better still, I can retire to England and we'll be able to afford servants!

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Re: Brexit: what say ye?

Post by Aresen » 12 Jul 2019, 13:38

D.A. Ridgely wrote:
12 Jul 2019, 13:35
Better still, I can retire to England and we'll be able to afford servants!
Servants with titles!
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Re: Brexit: what say ye?

Post by Shem » 12 Jul 2019, 14:02

Aresen wrote:
12 Jul 2019, 13:27
From my reading of the British papers, it looks like PM BoJo is a forgone conclusion.
He'll win, but given that he's incredibly unpopular everywhere except the Conservative Party membership, and that you can count the number of defections the Tory government could survive on one hand and have fingers left over, I don't he'll have much time to enjoy it. I would be surprised if he even gets a month.
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Re: Brexit: what say ye?

Post by Ellie » 12 Jul 2019, 15:38

Aresen wrote:
12 Jul 2019, 13:38
D.A. Ridgely wrote:
12 Jul 2019, 13:35
Better still, I can retire to England and we'll be able to afford servants!
Servants with titles!
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