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 Post subject: Re: Brexit
PostPosted: Thu November 03, 2016 12:08 pm 
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All kicking off again over with today's court ruling that parliament must vote on Article 50.

Commentators wondering if the best move for the government is to hold a vote as soon as possible and force MPs' hands.

Though, happily for me, the pound's bumped up a bit just as I'm about to buy some flights for my US trip.


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It's unlikely to be overturned, right? The conservative party holds a working majority?

Anyway, it would be pretty uncomfortable to see the government dismissing the result of a national referendum

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It's unlikely to be overturned, right? The conservative party holds a working majority?

Anyway, it would be pretty uncomfortable to see the government dismissing the result of a national referendum


Well, the MPs who voted Remain outnumber the MPs who voted Leave by about 300 or so, so there's certainly a decent risk of it being overturned, but I think highly unlikely that they want to go against that referendum.

It seems more about allowing parliament to have a say in the terms of the UK's departure (eg: the government has been gung ho about prioritizing immigration control over the single market, and parliament is certainly pro-Single Market on the whole).

The government's appealing to the supreme court, so the best they can hope for is a quick judgement in their favour.


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Anyone who voted Brexit because they confused taking our country back with handing our country to a right wing government can't say anything about America.

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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/po ... ebook-post

EU negotiators will offer Brits an individual opt-in to remain EU citizens, chief negotiator confirms

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There's a decent argument in favor of Brexit from the left, but the other two...

Sex Pistols’ Johnny Rotten backs Brexit, Farage, Trump


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"we are leaving but we want immediate and lasting priority in trade negotiations" is a lot like "I know there's still 8 months on the lease but I'm leaving and I want you to return that $50 I paid you back last month."

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This is really something. Firms like JP Morgan are pulling people out of England, trade impact estimates for the Brits are devastating (most ranging from a 15 to 25% drop in exports), and...

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The future of an estimated 100,000 jobs has been plunged into doubt after a close political ally of the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, and president of the European commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, warned that a prized sector in the City of London must relocate to EU soil after Brexit.

Manfred Weber, the leader of the centre-right European people’s party – the largest political group in the European parliament, to which both the German chancellor and the commission president belong – told reporters that euro-denominated clearing could no longer be undertaken in the City when the UK leaves the EU.

“EU citizens decide on their own money,” Weber said during a press conference in Strasbourg on Tuesday. “When the UK is leaving the European Union it is not thinkable that at the end the whole euro business is managed in London. This is an external place, this is not an EU place any more. The euro business should be managed on EU soil.”

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Oh no! They better beg the oligarchs in Brussels for forgiveness! We wouldn't want to upset the bankers!

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And lol about the EU suddenly caring about sovereignty.

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I take Brexit when I'm constipated.


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With Melonchon's rise it would be spectacular if the EU/globalists were left without a candidate in the French runoff.

http://mobile.reuters.com/article/BigSt ... SKBN17G0Q2

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So basically Brexit is an ongoing shambles and now the British have to dance to Ireland’s tune cos of the border issue :)

I’m not laughing at them and doing a happy dance. I’m really not.


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The most senior British official in charge of negotiating the U.K.'s exit from the European Union resigned from his post on Sunday, according to reports from various British media outlets.

Brexit Secretary David Davis reportedly resigned after a meeting with U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May that frustrated him, according to Reuters. His deputy Steve Baker reportedly resigned with him.

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Never ending shit show.

They should just hold a second referendum on it. Nobody wants to leave now seein the disaster it’s already creating for them.

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Boris Johnson has also quit.


Shitshow keeps on giving :)

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:haha: :lol: :D :roll: :? :cry:


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Hes literally one of the main engineers of this disaster. He pushed them onto this. He shouldn’t be allowed resign.

That said he was bringing absolutely nothing to the process either.

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