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    Quote Originally Posted by buriramboy View Post
    Should be a good chance to paralyze the EU parliament with all the gains anti EU parties in a lot of countries are going to make.
    EU subjects have stood by as EU strongarmed the UK, albeit with help from HMgov, don't like what they see, and are beginning to question the integrity of their own leaders just as we do ours.

    After the May elections we could see the anti-EU fifth column start scraping at the insides of this vile beast, while a lot of Euro banking and business wealth is already making its way into Germany as long term deposit and investments which no doubt some thickos will celebrate as good news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    this week we have a golden opportunity to leave without a deal, we should take it and then the trading negotiations can start for real. we have nothing, nothing whatsoever to fear and everything to gain from this.
    Ditto, but don't waste your time trying to explain that concept to the rabble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by foobar View Post
    Following a hard Brexit, if the UK returns to EU negotiations the best case scenario will be Maybot's deal again or more likely another version with the UK making even more concessions.

    You are utterly deluded if you think Maybot's deal will magically vanish following a Hard Brexit or that somehow the UK will be in a stronger negotiating position.
    Er, what more concessions would the EU like, in return for the right to import a weekly kg of potatoes per family?

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    Jabir, you know you can respond to multiple people in one post, right? Whenever you get overexcited you spew out dozens of posts, it looks like a streak of vomit on a clean street or, in your case, a dribble of spunk on your sister's discarded tights. Control yourself, this is a public forum. You're not at home now.
    The Above Post May Contain Strong Language, Flashing Lights, or Violent Scenes.

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    ^yup, Rupert Murdoch is shitting himself at the prospect of having to pay taxes. He and other insanely rich oligarchs have managed to brainwash the uneducated scum of England into becoming their slaves and now he's panicking that liberal Europe will undo his plans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    this week we have a golden opportunity to leave without a deal, we should take it and then the trading negotiations can start for real. we have nothing, nothing whatsoever to fear and everything to gain from this.
    Which bit of there will be no trade negotiations until a backstop assurance has been signed, sealed and delivered did you not understand?

    Right from the beginning I have said Brexit with NI was fucking impossible if the GFA were not to be broken.

    Sometimes I really do think you English truly are dumber than the Septic rednecked morons from Fuckwitzville.

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    seeking o'sylum

    Right from the beginning I have said
    ......... fxcking cxnting brexiters northerners cockroaches slags scum fuckwits septics chickenheads pisspots turdsuckers gutter dwelling imbeciles racist coonkilling nazis bla bla bla


    are you saying that a hard brexit would result in the eu instigating a trading embargo with the uk?
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    Barnier has said so and unlike the English belly crawling egregious slime balls, he is a man of his word.

    You English are perilously near to becoming white coons, Tax.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NigelFarage View Post
    Fuck em. WTO it is. And I'm no unionist. I couldn't care less if NI rejoined the republic.
    You gormless retard, you have to negotiate for WTO tariffs. Christ, is it a fucking prerequisite now for all Brexiteers to be totally fucking stupid all the time?

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    white coons? i dont think so.

    long term i believe the eu has much more to lose than the uk. you will see. the rumblings of discontent are only just starting in the eu, and we would be wise to remove ourselves from it.

    as i hope we do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    long term i believe the eu has much more to lose than the uk. you will see
    Long term? People live day to day you fool. Real life is right now. Long term is for when it has no immediate effect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    You gormless retard, you have to negotiate for WTO tariffs
    They have no idea. Stupidest bastards since that lot of Canadian retards who topped themselves because they thought spaceships from the dark side of the moon would take them to paradise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    white coons? i dont think so.

    long term i believe the eu has much more to lose than the uk. you will see. the rumblings of discontent are only just starting in the eu, and we would be wise to remove ourselves from it.

    as i hope we do.
    Tax, your event horizon is such that you personally will never see a benefit from this insanity of Brexit, in fact I don't think Britain will ever recover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NigelFarage View Post
    It seems likely that Irish reunification is an unspoken EU objective. Why wouldn't it be with Ireland but not the UK in the EU?
    What does that gibberish mean?

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    Tonight, I am in walking distance from Maybot, should I put an end to her misery and do you Brits a favor?

    it's only a 10min walk

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrB0b View Post
    Right, so you apparently got it wrong and instead of admitting it like a man you deflect with a childish reply.
    You the man, doctor...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Tonight, I am in walking distance from Maybot, should I put an end to her misery and do you Brits a favor?

    it's only a 10min walk
    Not yet. As a great man once said "It is the habit of the boa constrictor to besmear the body of his victim with a foul slime before he devours it" and I'm still enjoying watching May being besmeared with EU slimel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    Stop posting rubbish. The UK have opt-outs and they are permanent. The UK doesn't have to join the Euro or Schengen ever. You are mis-informed if you think otherwise.
    Once the Lisbon treaty comes into force, all the rules change for every MS. If the UK is still in the EU, they must comply with the treaty.
    No point you denying it. All those options available now will disappear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrB0b View Post
    Long term? People live day to day you fool. Real life is right now. Long term is for when it has no immediate effect.
    What a pity your faux intellect has collapsed. Read that post of yours again. Project fear has scrambled Seekingass, and now it’s got you by the balls too.
    Short term pain for long term gain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Switch View Post
    Once the Lisbon treaty comes into force, all the rules change for every MS
    A twelve year old treaty that has no effect on the UK? What the fuck are you on about, you pointy-headed retard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Switch View Post
    What a pity your faux intellect has collapsed. Read that post of yours again. Project fear has scrambled Seekingass, and now it’s got you by the balls too.
    Short term pain for long term gain.
    eh? Here, this might help,


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    Quote Originally Posted by Switch View Post
    Once the Lisbon treaty comes into force, all the rules change for every MS. If the UK is still in the EU, they must comply with the treaty.
    No point you denying it. All those options available now will disappear.
    Have you been spoonfed with those Lisbon Treaty 'facts' that have gone viral all over the internet? They are at best misleading and at worse outright lies.

    I suggest you read the Lisbon Treaty and find the truth for yourself. Your apology is accepted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    I suggest you read the Lisbon Treaty
    Could be a bit demanding for someone whose staple fare is 'Square Bashers Monthly'.


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    At last, Brexit explained in two words: Basil Fawlty.

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    It’s all there in the 70s sitcom Fawlty Towers – rage, insularity, status anxiety. If only we had heeded its terrible warning

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    In a crumbling edifice, a farce plays out. The hapless central character fawns on an aristocrat who turns out to be a conman. He then fails to disguise his unease when confronted with his European neighbours, doesn’t bother to mask a thorough contempt for the Irish, and enters a love-hate relationship with ostentatiously wealthy Americans. Meanwhile, there are questions over food safety and supply (specifically kippers, duck and veal cutlets) as workers scurry around trying to pretend that nothing out of the ordinary is happening. Always disaster hovers at the edge of vision.


    Forty years after the finale of Fawlty Towers, which has just been named the UK’s best ever situation comedy, its eerie prescience seems even more important than the cringing laughter it gifted us. For Fawlty Towers was, above all, an ensemble piece about isolation. It was a portrait of rage and frustration, an exploration of the impotence that results when the world as we wish it to be is so agonisingly at odds with the world as it is. It was the Brexit mindset incubating in the shabby surroundings of a down-at-heel hotel that had seen far better days.


    What is Basil Fawlty, beyond the proprietor of this shonky hotel? Well, he is a snob, for starters: in the first ever episode, A Touch of Class, he abruptly reverses his customary hostility on learning that a prospective guest is a lord, clearly hoping that a visiting toff will magically improve the hotel’s social standing (one of his first conversational gambits is to rave to Lord Melbury about the properties of fields of wheat, which may perhaps have stuck somewhere in Theresa May’s psyche).

    A man of somewhat mysterious origins, Basil Fawlty is acutely class conscious, at once mistrustful of the working classes and a Labour party that he sees as encouraging their propensity for industrial action, and anxious about his own lack of social status. Professionals – experts, one might say – frighten him; rules and regulations intimidate him; the need to ingratiate himself to foreigners infuriates him.

    The put-upon Spanish waiter, Manuel, is, for Basil, there to receive a last kick – usually up the backside – from imperial Britain. He is another outsider to be pushed, prodded, poked and communicated with through a loudhailer. But the British empire to which Basil wants to return is already a thing of the past; the world more complicated than his blinkered mind can admit. Watch Fawlty’s visceral horror as young people flaunt their sexuality, as the common people dare to holiday in sedate Torquay, and – in a moment that causes Fawlty to literally jump in disbelief – the NHS is staffed by doctors who are black.

    Basil’s most celebrated meltdown comes, of course, when he is confronted with a touring group of well-to-do, articulate, friendly Germans. His psyche splits: he knows he must be welcoming, but cannot find the mental space or language that allows him to forget the second world war. The MP Mark Francois and his squadron of nostalgia-basted, 1945-obsessed calamity-capitalism spivs are mere tribute acts to Fawlty. If only we had picked up that Basil – far from being a glimpse into the past – was a snapshot of the future, we might have been able to do something about it.

    Yes, not for nothing was Fawlty’s wife called Sybil. Fawlty Towers now appears to have something of the downright prophetic about it. But let’s try to extract a moment of hope for these bleak times. In the end, whether clonked by a moose’s head, thrashing a recalcitrant car with a branch, derailed by a drunken Greek chef or outwitted by a wily Irish builder, Basil doesn’t get his way. His peculiar aspirations are curtailed and forced to conform to the realities of a complex, nuanced world.

    At moments, we all wish to retreat to an imaginary place: a womb with a view, if you will. We all become flooded with fury, suspicious of others and certain that we’re being denied the wealth, power and sex that they have. But beyond the hardboard walls of a sitcom set lies reality. Time for us to leave Basil behind and face it.

    • Alex Clark writes for the Guardian and the Observer

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