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E.U: Leave or Stay? Your thoughts.

Discussion in 'Serious' started by TheBlackSwordsMan, 22 Feb 2016.

  1. Corky42

    Corky42 What did walle eat for breakfast?

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    So that PR stunt of a 100 lorries at an airport in Kent turned out well, not only do 100 lorries probably make up less 0.01% of the total freight traveling to Europe everyday but 11 lorries didn't even bother turning up.

    This is like watching an episode of Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em.
     
  2. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Wasn't it supposed to be 150 - one ferry's worth - and only 89 showed, some of which weren't even goods lorries (like one council's bin truck)?
    I love that programme. Did all his own stunts, y'know.
     
  3. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    So we get to add 'couldn't organise a traffic jam in Kent' to the 'couldn't organise a[n] X in a[n] Y' roster.
     
  4. Corky42

    Corky42 What did walle eat for breakfast?

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    Yea, didn't someone try to recreate his roller skate through the streets stunt and have to dial it back because of safety concerns.
     
  5. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    Topical after the drama programme on Brit TV last night, well worth watching...
     
  6. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Yup. Also, fun fact for them as don't know it: the piccolo on the theme tune is signalling "SOME MOTHERS DO AVE EM" in Morse code.
     
  7. Corky42

    Corky42 What did walle eat for breakfast?

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    Well that's embarrassing.
     
  8. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Because they did such a stellar job assembling Plan A in the 30 months they had.
     
  9. Anfield

    Anfield Well-Known Member

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    Any plan B that is closer to the EU than the May withdrawal agreement would get voted down by leavers, any plan B further away from the EU than the May withdrawal agreement would get voted down by remainers, would plan C then be to resurrect the May withdrawal agreement? Or something else (2nd ref, GE etc)?
     
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  10. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    The cake is a lie.
     
  11. Nexxo

    Nexxo Queue Jumper

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    You know, I did wonder whether Theresa May's operating system was based on GlaDOS...
     
  12. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Maybot is more Wheatley... In any given situation she's all but guaranteed to make the dumbest decision possible.
     
  13. adidan

    adidan End of season avatar. 50% reduction.

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    Some Tory MP earlier spewing out the old chestnut that if we leave with no deal we can have a 10 year WTO grace period that is tariff and quota free.

    Another who is misinterpreting the rulebook.
     
  14. Nexxo

    Nexxo Queue Jumper

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    Only while thrashing out a trade deal with the EU, and if the EU agrees to that arrangement. Of course the EU won't without conditions. Effectively it's a "transition period" in all but name, but of 10 years instead of 18 months.
     
  15. Nexxo

    Nexxo Queue Jumper

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    If you think that's embarrassing, wait until you get a load of this.

    Taking back control!
     
  16. Byron C

    Byron C *psst!* This guy is a loser!

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    That's a totally unfair comparison. Wheatley at least had character and was funny.
     
  17. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    IIRC they already have, pretty sure DFDS secured some of the no-deal ferry contracts [though all the headlines went to the shady af Boaty McNo-Boats company getting some of the contracts].

    Doesn't get more British than Det Forenede Dampskibs-Selskab.


    ...wait til they learn about who got the contract for the blue passports too.
     
  18. Risky

    Risky Well-Known Member

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    loftie Well-Known Member

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    73 MEPs, though in all honesty, it's more like 72.
    Well I guess you don't want too much democracy at a time like this.
     
  20. Risky

    Risky Well-Known Member

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    It would think it odd to measure democracy by the number of elected politicians. That's like judging an artwork by weighing it.
     

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