General Election

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Re: General Election

Post by Rover the Top » Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:25 am

So you're saying a 2nd referendum would be distasteful? :D

Other than that your point makes no sense - the amendment was included, soundly beaten, and the vote to delay still passed. It'll be very hard to bring the idea up again now.

Strange that the current Brexit secretary argued for an extension then voted against it. I heard some Tories got confused the night before because the amendments meant May whipped against what had been her initial position. But now it's over to the EU to see if they'll grant an extension. Only needs one of the 27 countries to say no...

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Re: General Election

Post by Dan » Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:15 am

We don't deserve an extension, they've got no reason at all to agree that. It's nearly three years since the UK voted to leave the EU, and with two weeks to go nothing has been finalised. Our Government is a total embarrassment. It's like giving a 15 year old a homework deadline - "Sorry I just didn't do it in time" is never a valid excuse.

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Re: General Election

Post by Rover the Top » Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:56 am

Dan wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:15 am
We don't deserve an extension, they've got no reason at all to agree that. It's nearly three years since the UK voted to leave the EU, and with two weeks to go nothing has been finalised. Our Government is a total embarrassment. It's like giving a 15 year old a homework deadline - "Sorry I just didn't do it in time" is never a valid excuse.
I agree, except they have one reason to agree to it - the EU has it's own problems to resolve when we leave. I think May has been so abjectly bad at negotiating, the EU forgot there's a whole country behind her who weren't going to surrender to a worse position. So haven't thought about where they will be if we turned down the "deal". Trade tariffs work both ways, it doesn't matter who is affected most. And the Irish border is a requirement for the EU, from a British perspective we could keep things as they are. So, I think most EU states will be happy to keep us in limbo indefinitely (that was the deal they were offering anyway). There are one or two that may be looking a little further down the line at their own potential futures, so they could use their vetoes.

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Re: General Election

Post by Rover the Top » Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:12 am

Employment rate highest on record, unemployment the lowest since 1975, real pay growth at 1.3%... cue idiots on Twitter rambling nonsense about manipulating figures, changing definitions and zero hour contracts...

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