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  1. Griff9of13

    Our new position in the EU

    The comments section of the DM is always good for a laugh. Amazing levels of delusion; they can counter factual statements delivered by experts in their field who are paid to know about these things with their opinions based on nothing more than their brexit faith.
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    Our new position in the EU

    This is one of those moments when one "like" just isn't enough. It's quite telling how many of the more manic ones are making sure that they remain at a safe distance from any of the actual decision making.
  3. Griff9of13

    Our new position in the EU

    I totally agree. And this was the basis of my remain vote; there wasn't (and arguably, 2 years on, still isn't) a plan. For something as complex as this without precise, long term detailed planning it was always going to be a disaster, and a disaster we'll all end up paying for. Leave the EU by all means, but if you must do it, do it properly.
  4. Griff9of13

    Those nice tories

    Why? I just can't imagine Theresa May as being enough of a party animal that it's worth paying thousands of pounds to be in her company.
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    Our new position in the EU

    Just spotted on Twitter that we, the taxpayers pay for the ERG. It looks as though MPs are charged £2,000pa for membership which they then claim back on expenses. This is a screenshot from IPSA for Michael Gove's expenses for 2016-17: Why isn't this all over the news?
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    Obituary Thread - 2018

    The youngest Spitfire pilot to fly in the Battle of Britain, Sqn Ldr Geoffrey Wellum
  7. Griff9of13

    Our new position in the EU

    More clueless than baffling. She's supposedly the author of this, yet she comes across as though she'd seen it for a minute or twos skim through just before entering the committee room - absolutely no idea on how even the most basic of stuff is going to work.
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    Lib Dems

    So we now have a full house. Tory voters up in arms about May and her Chequers deal and brexit in general. Labour voters with Corbyn about, well just about everything and now the Lib Dems over their missing MPs. What a time to be alive. There has to be a competent one amongst the 650 hadn't there?
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    Those nice tories

    Whoever said that shows fair mindedness and integrity. So that rules Boris Johnson out.
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    Our new position in the EU

    The one obvious (well obvious to me anyway) was that there was nothing stopping the government getting on with it's plans for the post withdrawal stage of the negotiations from the day after the vote to leave. In fact, I'd go further; there has been nothing stopping the brexteemists drawing up their plans for last 40 odd years that they've been agitating to leave the EU. If you're going to get annoyed at anyone over the planing and timing of the withdrawal negotiations you should start there.
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    Our new position in the EU

    Well at least now we know who's to blame.
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    Those nice tories

    The pairing/non-pairing story seems to be gathering momentum. Presumably only with people "who have it in for the Tories because of brexit" though.
  13. "Infamy, infamy, they've all got it in for me!"
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    Our new position in the EU

    Was just about to post this. But Saintslass thought it a genuine mistake. Yeh, right - Tories never do stuff like this by accident. Edit to add: The opposition parties should now withdraw cooperation on pairing deals for the remainder of this parliament. This would hit the government a lot harder than the opposition parties in the long run given the parliamentary arithmetic; it would effectively stop ministers from being absent for all key votes.
  15. I don't know about everyone else but what I really crave right now from our politicians is competence rather than ideology. Is that too much to ask?