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Post by Brian Peacock » Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:00 am

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Post by pErvinalia » Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:55 am

It's over! :yes:
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Post by JimC » Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:42 am

Well, there's still a year of sort of belonging to the EU while wrangling over who gets custody of the dog...
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Post by pErvinalia » Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:42 am

So it's not over? :sadcheer:
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Post by JimC » Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:50 am

It will only be truly over when the combined armed forces of the EU invade Britain to forcibly return it to the fold... Dutch commandos (the best, obviously...) will lead the strike...
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Post by rainbow » Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:27 am

JimC wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:42 am
Well, there's still a year of sort of belonging to the EU while wrangling over who gets custody of the dog...
There isn't much to discuss.
Either the UK agrees to continue to trade with the EU under EU rules, or hard Brexit.

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Post by Scot Dutchy » Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:26 pm

Brexit is a long way from over. This is only the start of the folly.

Brexit, the most pointless, masochistic ambition in our country's history, is done
The magic dust of populism has blinded reason, and damage and diminishment lie ahead

It’s done. A triumph of dogged negotiation by May then, briefly, Johnson, has fulfilled the most pointless, masochistic ambition ever dreamed of in the history of these islands. The rest of the world, presidents Putin and Trump excepted, have watched on in astonishment and dismay. A majority voted in December for parties which supported a second referendum. But those parties failed lamentably to make common cause. We must pack up our tents, perhaps to the sound of church bells, and hope to begin the 15-year trudge, back towards some semblance of where we were yesterday with our multiple trade deals, security, health and scientific co-operation and a thousand other useful arrangements.

The only certainty is that we’ll be asking ourselves questions for a very long time. Set aside for a moment Vote Leave’s lies, dodgy funding, Russian involvement or the toothless Electoral Commission. Consider instead the magic dust. How did a matter of such momentous constitutional, economic and cultural consequence come to be settled by a first-past-the-post vote and not by a super-majority? A parliamentary paper (see Briefing 07212) at the time of the 2015 Referendum Act hinted at the reason: because the referendum was merely advisory. It “enables the electorate to voice an opinion”. How did “advisory” morph into “binding”? By that blinding dust thrown in our eyes from right and left by populist hands.
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Post by Scot Dutchy » Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:32 pm

The view from Europe:

'Britain is retrenched on its island': Europe's papers react to Brexit day
The European press marks the UK’s first day outside the EU with sorrow, bewilderment and resolution
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Post by Scot Dutchy » Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:54 pm

The future?

Brexit trade talks: EU to back Spain over Gibraltar claims
Territory’s economy at risk unless UK reaches agreement with Madrid over ownership
The UK will be bogged down in all these negotiations it will be doing nothing else.
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Post by Scot Dutchy » Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:55 pm

It will find out the hard way what a third country feels like.
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Post by Scot Dutchy » Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:39 pm

A Breqit Party MEP was heard to remark: "Now that we have left there will be no British rep in the EU parliament".
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Post by laklak » Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:44 pm

So have y'all resorted to cannibalism yet? With your cultural diversity you should have plenty of options. Biryani from Pakis, Sweet and Sour Long Pork from the Chinee, vindaloo from the Indians, Sunday carvery from Yorkshiremen. You're well set, I've got recipes if you need any.
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Post by JimC » Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:31 pm

You can easily replace all that European rubbish with Aussie produce! Shitloads of wine and container loads of kangaroo meat!
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Post by Brian Peacock » Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:38 pm

Mostly smoked kangaroo meat these days!
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