Father Ted

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  1. Father Ted

    Our new position in the EU

    It was obvious from the Leave Campaign that the leavers hadn't a clue what they were talking about. The quote that we would leave and not pay another penny to the EU from the day we left was nonsense. The idea is long forgotten and we will be paying for years. We were also told that we would get a Free Trade Deal as the UK will have the stronger negotiating position. It went on and was always utterly ridiculous. With a No Deal we are told there will be food and medicine shortages but we must go through with it as it is the will of the people. Around 6% of the UK population are diabetic. So if 6% of the Leave vote were diabetics are we to believe that they voted Leave knowing there would be a risk of a shortage of insulin? Everything has now changed from 2016 and the electorate need to be asked on the final deal, or before March 2019 if a deal is not reached. No one was told in the campaign that there was the prospect of a No Deal. That changes everything.
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    Zak's Back

    DS, Wigan is different, then there's the distance from his home territory.
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    Zak's Back

    The only way being a Wigan player might help is that he will be living in or near the town and away from his home and "friends". A different environment away from the Cas/Wakey/Ponte area might help him see there are other ways to live your life away from work. Won't be easy for him but if Wigan do stick with him then life will be different and may help.
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    Our new position in the EU

    If everyone voted the same in another referendum as the last Remain would win by 3-4 million votes. Reason - Demographics. Over 1m Leave voters have died since June 2016 and 4m voters have come on the register plus there would be a cluster of around 2-3m registering who will be under 35. Of the U35s 75% will vote Remain. If the Conservative Party don't go for another referendum they will be destroyed at the next General Election. If they do go for it and Remain win then Labour will lose the GE very heavily.
  5. And Padge will be singing it when Wigan play Wire next, as all singing fans will when their team play them.
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    Our new position in the EU

    In other words talks have broken down. The Govt and Brexiters can't deliver what they promised the electorate. They had a vote of 17.4m and a majority of 1.27m. The majority of 1.27m has long since gone so time for the electorate to be asked whether they want to accept the Leave deal from the November meeting or Remain in the EU.
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    Our new position in the EU

    We will be worse off after we leave the EU. People who voted to leave were promised that we would be better off and they believed what they were told. We wouldn't pay a penny to the EU after we left, untrue and never ever was going to be true. We would still have a free trade deal with the EU and trade would be unaffected. Untrue again, our biggest industry, financial services has lost passporting rights which will cost the country tens of billions. They were told the USA was simply waiting for us to leave the EU and a Free Trade Deal would be done with them. Never ever going to be true. They were told the Irish Border would be unaffected, Untrue and now they are risking the Good Friday agreement. All that was said at a Leave meeting by two MP's which I attended who are both now pushing for a "No Deal Exit" We are told by the newspapers that Labour MP's are going to vote with the Govt to ensure we Leave the EU as both Labour and the Conservatives are absolutely determined to make sure this country goes backward. People didn't vote to be poorer or have the country struggle both at National and family level.
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    Our new position in the EU

    One newspaper reported that Tony Blair said if there was another referendum the EU would offer us a far better deal than we have now. Pity they didn't offer the better deal to Cameron when he went after an improved deal, we probably wouldn't be in the mess we are now. Neither would the EU.
  9. DUP threatening everything and abstained from a vote last night no doubt as a warning to the Govt that they are not fooling around and mean business. So now the Tories are not just arguing faction against faction they have fallen out with the minority party that gives them their parliamentary majority. Where is Corbyn in all this? What are his thoughts on what a deal should contain and look like? He should be battering the Govt on a daily basis but is hardly seem apart from Wednesdays at PMQs. That Labour are behind the Govt in the polls is a disgrace, they should be 10-15 points ahead. It is plain that although Corbyn is the elected leader of Labour he cannot lead. His response to the poisoning in Salisbury was pathetic and proved his judgment is flawed. The anti-semitism row was dreaful and Corbyn was nowhere. What Corbyn and Labour's position on Brexit is is anyone's guess. The man simply can't do the job demanded of him. If Labour don't get rid then they'll lose the next election after losing the last three.
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    Our new position in the EU

    Any Brexiter will tell you there's far more opportunity in map 2 then map 1. That's why leaving the EU is going to be so good for the UK.
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    Our new position in the EU

    A No Deal means Free Trade with no other country whatsoever. March 28th we have FTA with over 100 countries via the EU. March 30th we don't have Free Trade Deals with anyone. The African FTA's were interesting, average wage in SA is £100pw in Lesotho it's £15pw. So we are dumping FTA with countries where there's trade for countries where is no trade for British exporting manufacturers. Sounds like Tim Martin's companies export vast amounts making him an expert, How much do Tim Martin's companies actually export?
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    Our new position in the EU

    These people don't have a clue. Hunt comparing the EU to the USSR is ludicrous. If a country wanted to leave the USSR the Soviets would send the Army and their tanks in and imprison the country's leader. Hunt is talking utter nonsense.
  13. Poor game with not much between the teams. Credit to the fans who came over for the game. Quite a journey after 10 losses on the bounce. Both teams had many significant players out and it showed. Hull will be there are thereabouts next season if they can keep mostly healthy. It does look a good squad.
  14. It will change due to demographics. By the end of the year 1m over 65 Leave voters will have died since the referendum. Since the referendum well over 4m have joined the electoral register who by polls 75%+ will vote Remain. If everyone else voted the same as last time Remain would win.
  15. If Corbyn doesn't go for a further referendum he'll lose millions of young voters. If we leave without a deal and Corbyn is complicit in it then a new centre party will start up. Should Gina Miller be anywhere near the leadership advocating re-joining the EU they could do very well. When the SDLP were first formed they were flying in the polls and Thatcher was on her knees. Then came the Falklands War, Thatcher was then unbeatable and the SDLP faded. No reason to suppose that from the outset a new party wouldn't become very popular especially if headed by younger and enthusiastic people. As they are all advocating a "Peoples Vote" perhaps they would call themselves the "Peoples Democratic Party".