Brexit: what say ye?

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Re: Brexit: what say ye?

Post by Pham Nuwen » 12 Jul 2019, 16:00

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!
Would these servants doff their caps and curtsey at my entrance?
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Re: Brexit: what say ye?

Post by lunchstealer » 12 Jul 2019, 16:04

Pham Nuwen wrote:
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!
Would these servants doff their caps and curtsey at my entrance?
One hopes that after the first floggings those cretins would learn not to wear their caps indoors.
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Re: Brexit: what say ye?

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 12 Jul 2019, 16:17

lunchstealer wrote:
12 Jul 2019, 16:04
Pham Nuwen wrote:
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!
Would these servants doff their caps and curtsey at my entrance?
One hopes that after the first floggings those cretins would learn not to wear their caps indoors.
It was a trick question. As if Pham was going to be invited over!

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Re: Brexit: what say ye?

Post by Pham Nuwen » 12 Jul 2019, 16:22

D.A. Ridgely wrote:
12 Jul 2019, 16:17
lunchstealer wrote:
12 Jul 2019, 16:04
Pham Nuwen wrote:
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!
Would these servants doff their caps and curtsey at my entrance?
One hopes that after the first floggings those cretins would learn not to wear their caps indoors.
It was a trick question. As if Pham was going to be invited over!
New money peeps like me must be given an ear, sir! It's like putting up with idiot Saudi princes. You don't want to create a faux paux among your peers do you?
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Re: Brexit: what say ye?

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 12 Jul 2019, 16:43

Pham Nuwen wrote:
12 Jul 2019, 16:22
D.A. Ridgely wrote:
12 Jul 2019, 16:17
lunchstealer wrote:
12 Jul 2019, 16:04
Pham Nuwen wrote:
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!
Would these servants doff their caps and curtsey at my entrance?
One hopes that after the first floggings those cretins would learn not to wear their caps indoors.
It was a trick question. As if Pham was going to be invited over!
New money peeps like me must be given an ear, sir! It's like putting up with idiot Saudi princes. You don't want to create a faux paux among your peers do you?
Yeah, yeah. Tradespeople's entrance is in the rear.

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Re: Brexit: what say ye?

Post by Pham Nuwen » 12 Jul 2019, 17:54

D.A. Ridgely wrote:
12 Jul 2019, 16:43
Pham Nuwen wrote:
12 Jul 2019, 16:22
D.A. Ridgely wrote:
12 Jul 2019, 16:17
lunchstealer wrote:
12 Jul 2019, 16:04
Pham Nuwen wrote:
Aresen wrote:
12 Jul 2019, 13:38


Servants with titles!
Would these servants doff their caps and curtsey at my entrance?
One hopes that after the first floggings those cretins would learn not to wear their caps indoors.
It was a trick question. As if Pham was going to be invited over!
New money peeps like me must be given an ear, sir! It's like putting up with idiot Saudi princes. You don't want to create a faux paux among your peers do you?
Yeah, yeah. Tradespeople's entrance is in the rear.
You will rue the day ...
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Re: Brexit: what say ye?

Post by lunchstealer » 12 Jul 2019, 17:58

D.A. Ridgely wrote:
12 Jul 2019, 16:43
Pham Nuwen wrote:
12 Jul 2019, 16:22
D.A. Ridgely wrote:
12 Jul 2019, 16:17
lunchstealer wrote:
12 Jul 2019, 16:04
Pham Nuwen wrote:
Aresen wrote:
12 Jul 2019, 13:38


Servants with titles!
Would these servants doff their caps and curtsey at my entrance?
One hopes that after the first floggings those cretins would learn not to wear their caps indoors.
It was a trick question. As if Pham was going to be invited over!
New money peeps like me must be given an ear, sir! It's like putting up with idiot Saudi princes. You don't want to create a faux paux among your peers do you?
Yeah, yeah. Tradespeople's entrance is in the rear.
Kinky. Ellie will be pleased to hear...
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Re: Brexit: what say ye?

Post by Warren » 12 Jul 2019, 18:00

Pham Nuwen wrote:
12 Jul 2019, 17:54
D.A. Ridgely wrote:
12 Jul 2019, 16:43
Pham Nuwen wrote:
12 Jul 2019, 16:22
D.A. Ridgely wrote:
12 Jul 2019, 16:17
lunchstealer wrote:
12 Jul 2019, 16:04
Pham Nuwen wrote:
Would these servants doff their caps and curtsey at my entrance?
One hopes that after the first floggings those cretins would learn not to wear their caps indoors.
It was a trick question. As if Pham was going to be invited over!
New money peeps like me must be given an ear, sir! It's like putting up with idiot Saudi princes. You don't want to create a faux paux among your peers do you?
Yeah, yeah. Tradespeople's entrance is in the rear.
You will rue the day ...
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Re: Brexit: what say ye?

Post by Pham Nuwen » 12 Jul 2019, 18:20

He's retired. He has nothing but time. That's how retirement works, right?
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Re: Brexit: what say ye?

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 12 Jul 2019, 18:27

Pham Nuwen wrote:
12 Jul 2019, 18:20
He's retired. He has nothing but time. That's how retirement works, right?
Well, I have money, too. That's how retirement works best.

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Post by Aresen » 12 Jul 2019, 18:29

D.A. Ridgely wrote:
12 Jul 2019, 18:27
Pham Nuwen wrote:
12 Jul 2019, 18:20
He's retired. He has nothing but time. That's how retirement works, right?
Well, I have money, too. That's how retirement works best.
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Re: Brexit: what say ye?

Post by Pham Nuwen » 12 Jul 2019, 18:50

D.A. Ridgely wrote:
12 Jul 2019, 18:27
Pham Nuwen wrote:
12 Jul 2019, 18:20
He's retired. He has nothing but time. That's how retirement works, right?
Well, I have money, too. That's how retirement works best.
I assume that's how it works. Bunch of poors have told me that money can't buy happiness. I just want the chance to prove them right. Or wrong. Whichever.
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Post by Ellie » 12 Jul 2019, 22:21

lunchstealer wrote:
12 Jul 2019, 17:58
D.A. Ridgely wrote:
12 Jul 2019, 16:43
Yeah, yeah. Tradespeople's entrance is in the rear.
Kinky. Ellie will be pleased to hear...
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Re: Brexit: what say ye?

Post by Mo » 18 Jul 2019, 17:17

The whole BoJo kipper thing is the most pure encapsulation of the idiocy of Leavers.
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Post by lunchstealer » 18 Jul 2019, 19:43

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Post by Aresen » 18 Jul 2019, 20:04

Mo wrote:
18 Jul 2019, 17:17
The whole BoJo kipper thing is the most pure encapsulation of the idiocy of Leavers.
I've heard 'BoJo' and 'kipper' in the same sentence. I do not know what it is referring to and I am apprehensive about finding out. [It makes me feel like the guy in the slasher flick who hears a noise in the basement and cautiously goes down the stairs.)
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Post by Shem » 18 Jul 2019, 22:34

Aresen wrote:
18 Jul 2019, 20:04
Mo wrote:
18 Jul 2019, 17:17
The whole BoJo kipper thing is the most pure encapsulation of the idiocy of Leavers.
I've heard 'BoJo' and 'kipper' in the same sentence. I do not know what it is referring to and I am apprehensive about finding out. [It makes me feel like the guy in the slasher flick who hears a noise in the basement and cautiously goes down the stairs.)
Long story short, in their last debates-that-they-call-something-else, BoJo cited an inane bit of bureaucracy about kippers as an example of why the EU is terrible. This was the only positive argument he made for Brexit. Problem: it's not an EU regulation. It's British. The EU doesn't have it.
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Post by Jennifer » 18 Aug 2019, 16:57

I'll admit I never followed the Brexit brouhaha all too closely but even so ... I have no IDEA why people are acting as though this is some sort of surprise:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/20 ... -will-end/
Freedom of movement into the UK will be banned from October 31 in the event of a no deal exit, as Priti Patel signals there will be no grace period
Um ... of course? Freedom of movement throughout the EU is a perk of EU membership, no? Thus, if you don't belong to the EU you don't get that same freedom to move around through it.

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Post by Aresen » 18 Aug 2019, 20:15

Jennifer wrote:
18 Aug 2019, 16:57
I'll admit I never followed the Brexit brouhaha all too closely but even so ... I have no IDEA why people are acting as though this is some sort of surprise:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/20 ... -will-end/
Freedom of movement into the UK will be banned from October 31 in the event of a no deal exit, as Priti Patel signals there will be no grace period
Um ... of course? Freedom of movement throughout the EU is a perk of EU membership, no? Thus, if you don't belong to the EU you don't get that same freedom to move around through it.
Because the Leave campaign promised that everything would be just the same only wonderfuller because the EU would let the UK have everything it wanted.
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Re: Brexit: what say ye?

Post by Hugh Akston » 28 Aug 2019, 19:25

The last remnants of the old Republic have been swept away
Aug. 28 (UPI) -- British Queen Elizabeth II agreed Wednesday to shut down Parliament for five weeks at Prime Minister Boris Johnson's request, drawing backlash from lawmakers working to strike a deal with the European Union before Britain leaves in two months.

Johnson asked the queen to temporarily suspend Parliament from early September to Oct. 14, saying the move will allow him to better pursue his domestic policies. Opponents say he's trying to ward off interference from lawmakers hoping to block an exit without an EU agreement.
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Re: Brexit: what say ye?

Post by Warren » 28 Aug 2019, 20:48

Hugh Akston wrote:
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The last remnants of the old Republic have been swept away
England had an "old Republic"?
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Post by thoreau » 28 Aug 2019, 21:28

If the word "republic" means "A system of government primarily run by elected representatives of the people" then the UK, like most/all constitutional monarchies in liberal and wealthy countries, is a republic (NOT A DEMOCRACY! as they so often say on the internet).

If the word "republic" means "A system of government in which the head of state is not a monarch" then the UK is not a republic and has never been one. (Even Cromwell, though not labeled a "King", was still a "Lord Protector" which sure sounds close to a monarchical title. And there are constitutional monarchies that are ruled by people with noble titles other than "King.")
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Post by Warren » 28 Aug 2019, 22:22

So what has been "swept away"?
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Post by Aresen » 28 Aug 2019, 22:26

Warren wrote:
28 Aug 2019, 22:22
So what has been "swept away"?
It appears Johnson is trying an end-run against the Supremacy of Parliament, an essential doctrine of Westminster-style governments.
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Re: Brexit: what say ye?

Post by Warren » 28 Aug 2019, 22:45

Aresen wrote:
28 Aug 2019, 22:26
Warren wrote:
28 Aug 2019, 22:22
So what has been "swept away"?
It appears Johnson is trying an end-run against the Supremacy of Parliament, an essential doctrine of Westminster-style governments.
A politician is using parliamentary rules to prevent the opposition from hamstringing his agenda? Oh noes! Say it ain't so. I'm sure that has never once been done before in the history of the old Republic.
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