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The Brexit Thread (incl Brexit Party & EU elections)

Brexit: What should happen now?  

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  1. 1. Brexit: What should happen now?

    • Accept Theresa May's Brexit deal and just get it over and done with
      18
    • Reject Theresa May's Brexit deal and leave with 'No Deal' regardless of the consequences
      48
    • Reject Theresa May's Brexit deal and force a General Election
      12
    • Reject Theresa May's Brexit deal and have a second referendum with 'Remain' as an option
      56
    • Reject Theresa May's Brexit deal and have a second referendum without 'Remain' as an option
      7
    • Something completely different which I'll explain in detail below
      0
    • I have absolutely no idea and have now lost the will to live, just make this stop, for pity's sake
      23


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6 minutes ago, Private Baldrick said:

Your Latvian neighbour isn't one of the immigrants that is stopping you from having a job is he, seems you were on a rant last night about being out of work and this being a factor?

I am desperate, but I have pride.


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7 minutes ago, Bleep1673 said:

Greeks, Italians, Bulgarians etc., who live in the UK can vote here, even if they barely speak English. My Neighbour who is Latvian votes every time, & he was upset that Hastings wasn't included in the Council elections last month. He has voted today already, and he suggested he is registered in Latvia too, although he hasn't been given a postal vote there.

I believe that I could organise a right to vote here, but I really don't think I should vote because I do not understand the issues facing Greek voters, nor do I really understand the various parties' positions on these issues. I speak Greek well enough to get by on a day-to-day basis, but I really don't speak or read it well enough to be informed about political decision-making. For that reason, I don't think I should be entitled to vote. Your Latvian friend probably speaks and reads English fluently, so can make an informed decision and should be entitled to vote in either England or Latvia. Incidentally, I don't think he is entitled to a vote in both countries and he certainly shouldn't be.


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2 hours ago, Private Baldrick said:

Done, voted Brexit Party. 

Me too. Instead of an X, I drew a McDonalds M in the box. Then I went straight to the dri-thru and got a milkshake to celebrate standing up to the Remainer bullies.

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2 minutes ago, 17 stone giant said:

Me too. Instead of an X, I drew a McDonalds M in the box. Then I went straight to the dri-thru and got a milkshake to celebrate standing up to the Remainer bullies.

Did everybody cheer in Welsh?


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Just now, Private Baldrick said:

Theresa May is Latvian? Never knew that.

She is the product of a father; Hubert Brazier, and a mother; Zaidee Mary

Great huguenots names


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Just now, Bleep1673 said:

She is the product of a father; Hubert Brazier, and a mother; Zaidee Mary

Great huguenots names

& she claims to be Catholic!


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1 hour ago, gingerjon said:

Genuine or just rumours?

There was a report yesterday that a whole swathe of ex-pats in France can't vote because their papers didn't arrive in time.

They appear to be genuine issues.  Some are being resolved by people standing their ground at the polling station and getting the returning officer involved.

It’s cockups rather than any conspiracy obviously but a sign of the last minute nature of these elections. 


With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

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1 minute ago, Bedford Roughyed said:

They appear to be genuine issues.  Some are being resolved by people standing their ground at the polling station and getting the returning officer involved.

It’s cockups rather than any conspiracy obviously but a sign of the last minute nature of these elections. 

I strongly suspect it's because ensuring EU citizens get to vote is very low down the list of priorities of a government led by someone who firmly believes every word of her 'citizens of nowhere' spiel.


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1 minute ago, 17 stone giant said:

Far too much reading for me

Your loss.


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5 minutes ago, 17 stone giant said:

Far too much reading for me. I thought you would have been able to explain in a couple of sentences.

I was on a bus last night and I found this man hiding behind a seat.   I asked him what was wrong and he said he was worried that the crowd outside would throw their milkshakes at him.   

As it happened, I was carrying a milkshake so I poured it over his head.  

And the whole bus applauded.  

HTH


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Voted.  I went for Green.  And not just because that's what the wife wanted...

It came down to who would I be most annoyed about missing out on a seat but for my vote.  Change UK, I'm not convinced will still be here two weeks after the next general election.  Lib Dems, their entire message is "vote for us because we're not them", that'd normally be good enough but not today.  Greens are a perfect place for a protest vote for me, a guilt-free protest vote.

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27 minutes ago, Private Baldrick said:

 

Obviously this elderly gentleman deserved to be milkshaked, what say you?

Pity is wasn't liquid manure


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45 minutes ago, Private Baldrick said:

 

Obviously this elderly gentleman deserved to be milkshaked, what say you?

Well he's definitely standing in a public place and you know who also did that? Hitler!!!

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6 minutes ago, Farmduck said:

Well he's definitely standing in a public place and you know who also did that? Hitler!!!

Ah, Farage!


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28 minutes ago, ckn said:

And not just because that's what the wife wanted...

Aye, mate. We know how it works. There's no shame in it.

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58 minutes ago, Private Baldrick said:

 

Obviously this elderly gentleman deserved to be milkshaked, what say you?

 

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If any other nation on earth were having the issues we're having with people being denied their lawful vote then we'd be tutting and sneering over our broadsheets at the foreign oiks and their corrupt practices. For some reason, our country is going "ah well, what a pity, they'd not have voted the right way anyway".

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