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    Quote Originally Posted by NigelFarage View Post
    That's going to be a very expensive shrug for them.
    44% of all UK exports are to the EU, 53% of all UK imports are from the EU. About 8% of EU exports go to the UK. It's not the EU who will be taking the hit here. In the extraordinarily unlikely event people boycotted EU goods a month living on spuds, turnips, and pints of mild would make them change their minds pretty sharpish.
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    ^ Brexit is a shambles and the Government is an embarrassment.

    Brexit was always going to be a nightmare as it was based on populism and lies rather than reality. You're just seeing the results of that which was predicted from the onset

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    ^ Parliament is doing a good job of representing the people.
    Respectfully, I disagree.

    This fella explains the situation perfectly with regard to Tusk's words and the behaviour of the remoaner parliamentarians:



    (obviously, May's half-deal that is, is not..., being put tonight is a weird state of affairs indeed)

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    You need a leader willing to put your country's interests FIRST and look after the citizens FIRST instead of trying to be some kumbaya drum-beating pukka-shell wearing global glad-hander. Fcuk that.

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    ^^George Galloway!!!!! The member for Baghdad. Christ, you must be desperate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    ^ Brexit is a shambles and the Government is an embarrassment.

    Brexit was always going to be a nightmare as it was based on populism and lies rather than reality. You're just seeing the results of that which was predicted from the onset
    Brexit has only been a nightmare because the majority of the MPs are remainers and will not do their jobs.

    They'll be voted out at the next GE and then we can get on with the job.
    Brexit will happen, it's just a case of when. ..

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    ***Bobbie says: ^^George Galloway!!!!! The member for Baghdad. Christ, you must be desperate.***

    Everything he said about the war in Baghdad/Iraq was proven correct; so, quite a dumb slur on your part...



    To add balance, here's Blair the Mass Murderer of Iraq:

    How do I post these pictures???

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    Vote at 2.30pm today and good chance of it passing as the Tories sell out one after another first Boris, then Mogg now even Raab will back Doris.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrB0b View Post
    44% of all UK exports are to the EU, 53% of all UK imports are from the EU. About 8% of EU exports go to the UK. It's not the EU who will be taking the hit here. In the extraordinarily unlikely event people boycotted EU goods a month living on spuds, turnips, and pints of mild would make them change their minds pretty sharpish.
    This 8% figure while true is bullshit at the same time as it's taking the EU as a whole and not figures for individual countries. For example the UK is the largest importer of German cars, the largest importer of French produce etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NigelFarage View Post
    And if you think beers need to be brewed in the EU and can't be replicated in every desired way in the UK you're a fool.
    Obviously he's referring chiefly to wine.

    Christ, does everything have to fly over your semi-spam head?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NigelFarage View Post
    What's silly about it? The British public aren't obliged to buy EU goods. Your suggestion that the EU can refuse to buy UK services and the British public will say "no problem" and carry on buying EU goods regardless is fanciful.
    I suggested that the EU wouldn't include all the service industry in the FTA. Since regulation hasn't even been fully agreed within the EU this is to be expected in any FTA and the UK will agree to it.

    Since the UK isn't self sufficient some EU goods will have to be bought by consumers. It would be quite silly to suggest a selective boycott but stranger things have happened.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buriramboy View Post
    This 8% figure while true is bullshit at the same time as it's taking the EU as a whole and not figures for individual countries. For example the UK is the largest importer of German cars, the largest importer of French produce etc.
    The UK takes around 9% of BMW's global output. In the final analysis it's small change especially when everyone knows that the BMW buyer in Britain will still stump up the 10% extra duty to get the car of his choice. Look, the fact remains, 13% of Britain's GDP is derived from trade with the EU, vice versa, its 3 fucking %. Britain is a nice bit of cream but in the end, who gives a fuck, it's not the end of the world but it is fucking catastrophic for the Brit untermensch and none too clever for the lower end generally.

    It's such a shame we won't be seeing the hard Brexit though, that was going to be my dividend of the year.

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    A hard Brexit was your dividend of the year? Seeing you get even less baht for your meagre state pension it was mine too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NigelFarage View Post
    Can't you discuss something without angry insults cyrille?
    You can add in FuFu, Bobbie and Mr Sausage to that group. It's nice to hear Troy's civil comments in comparison. It's an emotional topic, and folks have differing views, but when a poster has 50%+ of posts containing insulting comments then you just wonder if they're trolling. At least Paps trolls with a certain element of style.

    This lot have differing views, but make some interesting points. We seem to be at the stage that May wanted: everyone is panicking and thinking about voting for the least bad option.



    It has always been the same, hold your nerve, and leave with no deal; the EU have prepared well for that (and we have prepared much more than some folks realize):

    European Commission - PRESS RELEASES - Press release - Brexit preparedness: EU completes preparations for possible ?no-deal? scenario on 12 April

    Britain could do with a little more time (which we are getting...):https://www.instituteforgovernment.o...t-preparations

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    Barnier deal is really the best deal you guys could hope for,

    it's not Maybot deal at the end, and since she will be gone after the vote, you can name a real leader who will negotiate the details with the EU 27 and Barnier

    Vote Barnier Deal

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    5% inflation, index-linked pensions, higher interest rates, all good for we expats on decent rations here. Shit in Crewe but someone has to eat it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    5% inflation, index-linked pensions, higher interest rates, all good for we expats on decent rations here. Shit in Crewe but someone has to eat it up.
    The pensioners of Crewe do ok with beer at 2 a pint in the local spit and sawdust boozer, cheaper than your local haunts down soi6.

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    I rather think early self- termination would be the outcome if one faced such a horrendous prospect. I could quite happily drink in a Wetherspoon but not with the hoi polloi that are currently attracted to them which is why of course I have to date, in some 17 years, never drunk in Soi 6 or in that Buakhow place. Biggest setback here was the demolition of the Tavern-by-the-Sea bar in the Amari Hotel making way for their new tower etc. Still, it's all academic now, low end British mongers do not visit Pattaya, they simply have not the money, and in fact from recent Bangkok forays they are a vanishing breed there too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Vote Barnier Deal

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post

    It's not good. I can't see how the ERG can vote for it unless they've worked out a way of nullifying swathes of it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    I rather think early self- termination would be the outcome if one faced such a horrendous prospect. I could quite happily drink in a Wetherspoon but not with the hoi polloi that are currently attracted to them which is why of course I have to date, in some 17 years, never drunk in Soi 6 or in that Buakhow place. Biggest setback here was the demolition of the Tavern-by-the-Sea bar in the Amari Hotel making way for their new tower etc. Still, it's all academic now, low end British mongers do not visit Pattaya, they simply have not the money, and in fact from recent Bangkok forays they are a vanishing breed there too.
    No need for mongers to travel all the way to Pattaya these days when cheap pussy is plentiful is E Europe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo View Post
    It's not good. I can't see how the ERG can vote for it unless they've worked out a way of nullifying swathes of it?
    It's going to be close with most of the ERG (there about 70 of them) now backing Doris deal plus some labour rebels will too. Will be within 20 possibly 10 which ever way it goes. Tory whips been offering knighthoods and other enticements to get mps to vote for it. Would be considered corruption in most countries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buriramboy View Post
    It's going to be close with most of the ERG (there about 70 of them) now backing Doris deal plus some labour rebels will too. Will be within 20 possibly 10 which ever way it goes. Tory whips been offering knighthoods and other enticements to get mps to vote for it. Would be considered corruption in most countries.
    May will pick up a great paying EU job if it gets through - and would have proven that she is smarter than the rest... The smarmy basturd sitting to her left is even worse; looks like a vampire.

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    Prediction it will pass by about 10 votes and we are doomed.

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    So happy to be wrong, loses by 58 votes.

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