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E.U: Leave or Stay? Your thoughts.

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

  1. Anfield

    Anfield Well-Known Member

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    To be fair, BoJo the Clown is a very safe bet as PM for those who struggle to tell when a politician is telling lies...:naughty:
     
  2. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    General rule of thumb: if a politician's lips are moving, they're lying. Sadly falls down when idiots give 'em newspaper columns, though...
     
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  3. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    MPs back in the House.

    MPs back talking crap and getting nowhere.
     
  4. Anfield

    Anfield Well-Known Member

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  5. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    It means they're being paid to write down the lies.
     
  6. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    As Boris probably reads out-loud the same rule applies. ;)
     
  7. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    At least it seems his sister is cut from different cloth.
     
  8. Nexxo

    Nexxo Queue Jumper

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    And his younger brother. Clearly BoJo is the family sociopath.
     
  9. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    And his dad too come to think of it. I mean a different cloth, not the sociopath business.

    Edit: Although families. My mum was up for a week and she beams a big smile saying "ooh I like Nige"....

    That's why i've been a bit quiet online, it took all my energy dealing with someone who doesn't back up Brexit talk with anything other than opinion, while spending alot of fun time with an EU citizen.

    Trying to explain why it affects her son and his partner was draining, especially when she just views facts as equivalent to her opinion.
     
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  10. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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  11. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Isn't that modern politics in a nutshell?
     
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  12. Nexxo

    Nexxo Queue Jumper

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    I learned some time ago that some debates are not worth having. My niece-in-law voted Brexit because she wanted "political change". She didn't think Leave was going to win. I'm supposed to be her favourite uncle-in-law, but it never crossed her mind to consider the impact on me. I've decided it's not worth having that conversation; I have just been avoiding her until I feel able to be civil towards her again.

    My mother and brother in the Netherlands (both great Anglophiles) urged me to simply apply for British citizenship. I told them I'd rather get kicked out the country than lose my EU citizenship rights, especially as I don't plan to stay. They didn't quite get it. Again, I'm not having this conversation with them; there's no point.

    You just have to do your own time, and nobody else's; do what is right for you and your partner.
     
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  13. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Yeah. Trouble is I point things out, she says "that's not what I read/was told, i didn't realise" but still doesn't change her opinion.

    A very tiring week.
     
  14. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Spot on.

    It was a week of sustained avoidance.
     
  15. Nexxo

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    So the job of Captain Obvious is now outsourced to Japan?:hehe:
     
  17. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    He says they invested in the UK as a gateway to Europe.

    I wait to hear the heads of Brexiteers explode 'But we're Great Britain!'
     
  18. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    Nah, they'll say that we'll still be a gateway to Europe when we leave and how we'll also be a gateway to the rest of the world.
     
  19. edzieba

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    Something that also goes for the huge financial industry that currently have European headquarters in London.
    And for anyone thinking "the bad parts of Brexit have already happened due to uncertainty, we may as well get it over with it's not going to get worse": you ain't seen nothing yet.
    The build-up of overseas capacity (both infrastructure and literal thousands upon thousands of physical desks with machines sat at them) has been astounding over the last couple of years. The Fortune 25 I work at could literally move ~85% of their UK staffmembers (all 10k+ of them across national sites) to EU locations today if they wished, and are still building out additional sites as fast as they can contract physical installs, and they are hardly alone in this.
    Give the job to the Agricultural Ministry, they're not in charge of Gundam so clearly they need something else to do.
     
  20. Nexxo

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    If by "gateway" they mean the bend-over-and-spread-the-butt-cheeks kind of gateway, then sure. :p
     

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