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BS: brexit matters

Teribus 11 Sep 17 - 04:29 AM
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Subject: RE: BS: brexit matters
From: Teribus
Date: 11 Sep 17 - 04:29 AM

How's that countdown of yours goin' Backwards?

There you go Jom, Backwards, who has a posting style remarkably similar to that of Musktwat, has just given you an example of polite, civilised, discussion.

Care to tell us your version of how something becomes Law in the UK Backwardsman - I could do with a good laugh.


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Subject: RE: BS: brexit matters
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 11 Sep 17 - 04:20 AM

That dirty fucker's farted again! For fuck's sake open the windows! If he does it again, chuck his bedding out of the billet and let it get soaked in the rain! That'll teach the cunt.


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Subject: RE: BS: brexit matters
From: Teribus
Date: 11 Sep 17 - 04:09 AM

Not quite Backwards, I did take the trouble to correct one of probably many misconceived notions that you have regarding life in general and Parliamentary procedure in particular:

"the only way for anything to be passed into Law and appear on the statute books in the UK is for it to go through both Houses of Parliament for "scrutiny" and "approval".

Got it??

If so, good, I have done you service and advanced your knowledge and clearly shows that this, from you, is patently untrue and easily recognisable as being the complete and utter, undoubted ill-informed tripe that it is:

"this corrupt Tory government is busy changing the rules so that they can make laws without Parliamentary scrutiny or approval"


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Subject: RE: BS: brexit matters
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 11 Sep 17 - 03:57 AM

The plot to leave the EU (I was going to say 'plan', but there is no 'plan', so 'plot' will have to do) is shit. Therefore it is BrexShit, and will remain so AFAIC. I care not one jot for the feelings of the small minority of madmen/madwomen whose votes have brought us to the brink of disaster, despite there being an overwhelming majority of the electorate who did not vote to leave in a seriously-flawed referendum that was only ever intended to be advisory - a 'finger in the air' to test how the wind was blowing. If those of us who wish to remain are 'Remoaners', I reserve the right to refer to those who support leaving as BrexShitters.

As far as the referendum was concerned, you need to look at the results from those who actually voted.
To use the "majority who did not vote to leave" ignores the fact that (by the same logic) there was an even greater "majority who did not vote to remain".

The "finger in the air test" was seeing the results of elections where the Conservative party were concerned about the votes they were losing to UKIP.

David Cameron announced the referendum, first with a clear statement of the many reasons he believed we should stay part of the EU, but then:
"Three years ago I committed to the British people that I would renegotiate our position in the European Union and hold an in-out referendum.

"Now I am delivering on that commitment.

"You will decide.

"And whatever your decision, I will do my best to deliver it.


From Here

That seems fairly clear-cut. We were given the choice, and David Cameron (presumably speaking for his party) would do his best to deliver on that choice.


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Subject: RE: BS: brexit matters
From: Stu
Date: 11 Sep 17 - 03:54 AM

"Ake is about the only left of center poster"

I think you'll find Ake is on the opposite side of the political spectrum, and I guess this is a wind-up. He's about as left wing as his idols Farage, Johnson, Trump and Goebbels.


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Subject: RE: BS: brexit matters
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 11 Sep 17 - 03:31 AM

Oh sorry, it was Terribulus indulging in his standard MO of name-calling and insults.
Sorry, old lad, it won't work.
Standaaaaaat........Ease!!


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Subject: RE: BS: brexit matters
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 11 Sep 17 - 03:27 AM

Did I just hear someone fart?


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Subject: RE: BS: brexit matters
From: Teribus
Date: 11 Sep 17 - 03:24 AM

This from Backwardsman:

"this corrupt Tory government is busy changing the rules so that they can make laws without Parliamentary scrutiny or approval"

Hate to point this out to you Numbnuts but the only way for anything to be passed into Law and appear on the statute books in the UK is for it to go through both Houses of Parliament for "scrutiny" and "approval".

The 1950s & 1960s were considered to be one of the most affluent periods ever enjoyed by the population of the UK. The 1970s considered the worst.

By the way give my regards to the Musktwats.


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Subject: RE: BS: brexit matters
From: akenaton
Date: 11 Sep 17 - 02:55 AM

Exactly Stanron! They are only supported by so called socalists on this forum to save their crazy PC agenda, this agenda is in no way socialist, socialism is about a new economic system and a workable social system.

The battles of the 20th century only proved that progress cannot be made by strife and violence.


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Subject: RE: BS: brexit matters
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 11 Sep 17 - 02:48 AM

The plot to leave the EU (I was going to say 'plan', but there is no 'plan', so 'plot' will have to do) is shit. Therefore it is BrexShit, and will remain so AFAIC. I care not one jot for the feelings of the small minority of madmen/madwomen whose votes have brought us to the brink of disaster, despite there being an overwhelming majority of the electorate who did not vote to leave in a seriously-flawed referendum that was only ever intended to be advisory - a 'finger in the air' to test how the wind was blowing. If those of us who wish to remain are 'Remoaners', I reserve the right to refer to those who support leaving as BrexShitters.

The Tory leadership is pro-BrexShit because that is the instruction they have been given by their mega-wealthy supporters and funders, whose only desire is to avoid the new EU anti-tax-avoidance/evasion regulations which come into effect in May 2019. Theresa May's husband makes a considerable amount of money from advising those very same people on their financial and tax affairs - well, who'da thunk it? No conflict of interest there then!

The BrexShit Brigade of Buffoons are still crowing about 'Taking Back Control', even as this corrupt Tory government is busy changing the rules so that they can make laws without Parliamentary scrutiny or approval. At the time of the referendum, some of us tried to persuade those feeble-minded enough to fall for the 'Take Back Control' bullshit that they would, in fact, be giving complete control to the Tories but, as usual, we were told we were 'traitors' who should 'get behind this country', and that we deserved to be 'arrested and shot' for preferring to remain in the EU. Well, eat shit you thickos, it's happening, right now, under your noses.

The other line squawked non-stop by the BrexShitters is the one about how they 'voted to bring back democracy' yet, whenever Remain supporters exercise their democratic right to debate and protest BrexShit, out comes all the BrexShitter's bollocks about 'traitors', 'arrested', and 'shot at dawn' again. Idiots, the lot of 'em.

Many BrexShitters (including some on here) seem to have this dream in their heads that, before the UK joined the Common Market (as it was called back then) we lived in a paradise, where everything was wonderful, everyone was fairly-treated and well-paid, there was no unemployment, there was no crime, no 'foreign Johnnies', and all was well in the Kingdom. Well I was brought up in the '50s and '60s, and guess what - it wasn't like that and, even if it had been, leaving the EU won't bring it back, so Dream On.


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Subject: RE: BS: brexit matters
From: Stanron
Date: 10 Sep 17 - 11:10 PM

The politicians are anti-Brexit because they would like to get on the EU gravy train. Had David Cameron managed to keep us in the EU he would have been in line for a top EU job. Commissionaire at least and maybe president. Why do you think Tony Blair is so anti-Brexit. He would also have been in line for a top job, ahead of D C. No chance of that, of course, if we leave. It's not just the enormous salaries, it's the pension benefits. My pension gets me £600 a month. The Kinnocks pension pot is said to be worth around £10 million. Paid mainly by the German and UK tax payers. Am I bitter?


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Subject: RE: BS: brexit matters
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 10 Sep 17 - 10:18 PM

i don't like being called a brexshitter, any more than you like being called a remoaner.

i'm really sad to hear people whom i like , like backwoodsman using that sort of name calling. i think its not productive in any way.

the economists seem pretty evenly divided about brexit. the politicians are virtually all anti brexit. i can't recall unanimity about anything like this since the decision to invade Iraq and the decision to join the ERM.

we're allowed to disagree, and we're allowed to doubt the inevitable wisdom of our rulers.


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Subject: RE: BS: brexit matters
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 10 Sep 17 - 08:24 PM

Oi, Tootler, it's dead grand to see you here, and I agree with every word you say (you knew I would!), even though you are a bit hard-hitting. My sister, a head teacher in Yorkshire, knew Jo Cox from childhood and is a good friend of Jo's mum. Stay with us and post your wisdom. We could do with a bit of that!


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Subject: RE: BS: brexit matters
From: Tootler
Date: 10 Sep 17 - 08:09 PM

I am heartily sick of being called a remoaner. I am not moaning I am exercising my democratic right to argue against and, if necessary campaign legally against an action that I believe will be profoundly damaging to the UK and anyone who calls me a traitor for exercising that right does not properly understand democracy.

After all, what have those who call us remoaners been doing for the last 40 years but moan on about the "corrupt" EU.

This is all I have to say on this. This thread has typified the nastiness that the referendum in 2016 has unleashed, particularly from the Leave side. After all it was a leaver who murdered an MP but the remainers here have been little better and do the remain cause no credit so for goodness sake, unless you have something constructive to say SHUT UP.


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Subject: RE: BS: brexit matters
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 10 Sep 17 - 07:56 PM

If you honestly think that akenaton is "left of centre," then I fear you need to consider whether you ought to be making the voyage back to planet Earth. You've been away for too long. Are there fairies on your current planet? You do appear to be away with them!


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Subject: RE: BS: brexit matters
From: Stanron
Date: 10 Sep 17 - 07:47 PM

Ake is about the only left of center poster below the line who actually does offer non party-line ideas. The fact that no one accepts then does not change the fact that he does have ideas and they are not standard left wing dogma. The rest of you just post invective, insults Labour manifesto positions.


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Subject: RE: BS: brexit matters
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 10 Sep 17 - 07:29 PM

"Do any of the other members involved in this discussion think that this departure from the subject is anything other than a tactic to derail the thread?"
You don't take part in discussions Ake - you post hate mail - Muslims, homosexuals -Liberals - members of this forum
All targets for your vitriol
Can you actually point out where you have ever taken part in an exchange of ideas rather than a vomit of vitriolic abuse?
Your runnimg mate seems quite happy to discuss sport (if you can desctibe croquet as sport) so your own side appears to have abandoned you
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: BS: brexit matters
From: Iains
Date: 10 Sep 17 - 06:18 PM

Such a polite little fellow. The brexit controversy is becoming a little too taxing for him. But the boring babbling about weeds has changed to football. I prefer croquet, Jaques of London, the oldest games manufacturers in the world, first wrote down the rules of croquet. The game is a race around a circuit of hoops. The Blue and Black balls play against the Red and Yellow balls. The first side to get both of their balls through the 12 hoops in order and hit the peg is the winner. Once a ball has completed the circuit and hit the peg (is pegged out) it is removed from the game. When the striker's ball has been through the last hoop it is known as a rover. It can then score a peg point by striking the peg (pegging out) and be removed from the game. It may also cause another's rover to be pegged out.
Jaques of London also invented ping pong and Happy Families. A fascinating game of skill and discernment.Croquet became highly popular as a social pastime in England during the 1860s. It was enthusiastically adopted and promoted by the Earl of Essex who held lavish croquet parties at Cassiobury House, his stately home in Watford, Hertfordshire, and the Earl even launched his own Cassiobury brand croquet set. By 1867, Jaques had printed 65,000 copies of his Laws and Regulations of the game. It quickly spread to other Anglophone countries, including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, and the United States. No doubt one of the attractions was that the game could be played by both sexes; this also ensured a certain amount of adverse comment.
By the late 1870s, however, croquet had been eclipsed by another fashionable game, tennis, and many of the newly created croquet clubs, including the All England club at Wimbledon, converted some or all of their lawns into tennis courts. There was a revival in the 1890s, but from then onwards, croquet was always a minority sport, with national individual participation amounting to a few thousand players. The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club still has a croquet lawn, but has not hosted any significant tournaments.


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Subject: RE: BS: brexit matters
From: akenaton
Date: 10 Sep 17 - 06:05 PM

Do any of the other members involved in this discussion think that this departure from the subject is anything other than a tactic to derail the thread?
We expect bad manner in discussion with Steve, but usually his sneers and insult are in some way connected to the discussion.
I know nothing of Mike, but he and Steve are obviously friends and this intervention is incongruous in the extreme, to presume that it just happened out of the blue is beyond belief. It is also extremely insulting to those wishing to conduct a serious exchange of views.


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Subject: RE: BS: brexit matters
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 10 Sep 17 - 05:06 PM

Sod off and mind your own business, akenaton.

But Mike, he sent him off straight away, not after eight minutes! Thing is, Edison was out of his area and couldn't use his hands, right? His only option was to use his head. It was a definite fifty-fifty, there was no malicious intent, Mané was watching the ball and, like any striker, he had the right to go for it. Yes his foot was high. So a yellow for that. Also, just think - had Mané been half a yard quicker, he would have got the ball, which was his one and only intention, Edison would have clattered into him and Edison would have been sent off for denying a clear goal-scoring opportunity. It was a sporting moment between two incredlibly committed and talented players, not an act of war. The ref bloody ruined the match without good reason. What was turning into a great match was wrecked by a moment of sheer refereeing stupidity. Not fair on the players, not fair on the supporters who pay good money to see the greatest players in an exciting, evenly-matched contest at the highest level.


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Subject: RE: BS: brexit matters
From: akenaton
Date: 10 Sep 17 - 03:31 PM

Discussing football on a thread about politics is not "drift".
What's wrong with the PM button, you seem to be an acquaintance of Steve's?


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Subject: RE: BS: brexit matters
From: MikeL2
Date: 10 Sep 17 - 02:50 PM

Hi

Akaeton.

I thought that thread drift is what the below the line thread all do.

read this one for instance.

MikeL2


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Subject: RE: BS: brexit matters
From: MikeL2
Date: 10 Sep 17 - 02:44 PM

Hi Steve

I agree with much of what you said.
However " going for the ball" and missing it is usually ( not always ) given as a foul. I agree there was no intention to foul but he got it wrong and kicked the keeper in the face. The game was held up for nine minutes because of the goal keepers' condition. That is why the ref gave a red.

You are correct in that the incident spoiled what was becoming a really good game.

Cheers

Mike


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Subject: RE: BS: brexit matters
From: Stu
Date: 10 Sep 17 - 02:41 PM

"Perhaps the remoaners are talking about football because, once again, they are loosing the arguement about Brexit."

Aw, no need to be like that. They'll reintroduce birching the poor, dog fighting, badger baiting, poking the unemployed with sharp sticks, otter hunting, beating up brown and black people, queer-bashing and hanging poachers once we leave the EU and as they're sports you like, you can talk about them can't you?

There y'go. Soon it'll be just like the old days.


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Subject: RE: BS: brexit matters
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 10 Sep 17 - 01:27 PM

"One can "lose the argument" in a discussion,"
Only when your reason for being here is to win competitions
you, keith and teribus are the only ones who persistently do so
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: BS: brexit matters
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 10 Sep 17 - 12:04 PM

From: akenaton - PM
Date: 10 Sep 17 - 11:53 AM
To start wittering on about a subject with no connection to the thread is at least bad manners?


Ah! Bad Manners

More thread drift, and trying to turn this into a music thread?

Cheers ;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: brexit matters
From: akenaton
Date: 10 Sep 17 - 11:53 AM

One can "lose the argument" in a discussion, especially the discussions which are entered into here.
Thread drift can and does happen, but to start wittering on about a subject with no connection to the thread is at least bad manners?


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Subject: RE: BS: brexit matters
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 10 Sep 17 - 11:11 AM

Jesus wept. Not another who thinks that these threads are to be won or lost. They aren't. This is not a debate. If you want to debate, go to a proper debating forum with proper rules and winners determined by an independent panel.

All you are doing in here is mass debating...

DtG


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Subject: RE: BS: brexit matters
From: Stanron
Date: 10 Sep 17 - 11:02 AM

Perhaps the remoaners are talking about football because, once again, they are loosing the arguement about Brexit.


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Subject: RE: BS: brexit matters
From: akenaton
Date: 10 Sep 17 - 10:59 AM

Well please yourselves, but abruptly changing the subject in a debate or discussion is usually a sign of defeat.


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Subject: RE: BS: brexit matters
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 10 Sep 17 - 10:54 AM

I was talking to Mike, akenaton. Mind your own business. And the members of this forum decide what goes into threads, not just you. Now just mogg off, why don't you.


Hey, "mogg off." I like it!


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Subject: RE: BS: brexit matters
From: Stu
Date: 10 Sep 17 - 10:34 AM

"...but not a subject COMPLETELY unconnected"

Of course it's connected. If they qualify all football teams want to stay in Europe...


*boom-tish*


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Subject: RE: BS: brexit matters
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 10 Sep 17 - 10:11 AM

If yoyu want to discus this subject Ake, please do so rather than your insulting one or two liners
That is not discussing - it is simply trolling
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: BS: brexit matters
From: akenaton
Date: 10 Sep 17 - 10:07 AM

If you guys want to talk about football, why not open a new thread, or do so by PM? This thread was instigated to discuss Brexit and some deviation is expected, but not a subject COMPLETELY unconnected.


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Subject: RE: BS: brexit matters
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 10 Sep 17 - 09:38 AM

It was a 50-50 ball and Mané was going for the ball. His foot was high but it was a definite yellow. Never a red card. The Sky commentators all agreed that the referee was probably under orders to give reds for those offences where the clearly-injured player hits the ground like a stone, but that should never be the deciding factor, always simply the nature of the actual foul. The ref clearly didn't want to give the red but he felt under pressure. It was a total game-changer of a decision, ruining the match. Mané, Firmino and Salah were constant menaces in the first half, and that decision completely knocked the stuffing out of them. Even De Bruyne said the decision was wrong, as did all the Match Of The Day panel, all ex-strikers who all said they would have gone for the ball too. Rotten decisions are not only unfair to the players but also for the fans who saw a game that was turning into the spectacle they expected and paid to see completely ruined.


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Subject: RE: BS: brexit matters
From: MikeL2
Date: 10 Sep 17 - 09:12 AM

Hi Steve

Did you watch the match ?<" I predict Blues 1 Reds 3. ">

Your prediction was slightly astray.!!!!

I was at the game and I wanted Liverpool to win against City.

I hope this was just a blip for Liverpool because on yesterday's performance the defence had more holes than a colander.

De Bruyne (sic) had the pitch to himself.

It was an unfortunate that they got red-carded - the foul looked viscious to me > But having seen it again on TV I think it was accidental, However kicking a man in the face is a sending-off in my book.

I got home in time to watch the United v Stoke game. It could have gone either way but a draw was a fair result. One unusual thing to happen in these days. Not even one Yellow card was awarded.

Cheers

Mike


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Subject: RE: BS: brexit matters
From: Stu
Date: 10 Sep 17 - 09:10 AM

"Hurling insults and denigrating those that voted to leave changes nothing"

Why? Because we refuse to get on board with your sad little project? I'll continue to work toward maintaining a way of life you are intent on taking from us. We're leaving for sure, but the way we're leaving isn't settled and I'll be damned if a bunch of nasty old white people who had it lucky when they were growing up are going to tell me what to believe. Ugh.


"remoaners"

Hyp-----o------crite.


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Subject: RE: BS: brexit matters
From: Iains
Date: 10 Sep 17 - 09:04 AM

The referendum was a vote to remain a part of, or leave the EU. The Majority said leave. If we have any sort of democracy then we will leave.
   Hurling insults and denigrating those that voted to leave changes nothing. It merely confirms that the socialist remoaners cannot accept that they are outnumbered, outvoted, and even more aggravating for them, totally irrelevant. They cannot even accept the results without squealing "unfair"
When will the remoaners start blaming the weather on Brexit? They appear to have the same knowledge of reality as they do of english grammar and spelling. One word sums them all up-PATHETIC!!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: brexit matters
From: Stu
Date: 10 Sep 17 - 08:47 AM

We were politically independent before. When was the last time any of us voted for a representative in another country?

Brits love blame others for their own failings, and in this case they're blaming Europe. Soon we'll all be left to the devices of bunch of nasty tories who are exploiting the opportunity to grab more power for the government by bypassing parliament. Brexiteers have enabled this slight of hand which will eventually put power back where the tories want it: with the establishment.

Wait until the Brexiteers whine and whinge in years to come that their crap country is on it's uppers; rest assured they'll blame anyone but themselves for their own myopia and igornance.


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Subject: RE: BS: brexit matters
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 10 Sep 17 - 08:25 AM

Stu,
Ah, the British sense of entitlement. Born of a misplaced sense of superiority to Johnny Foreigner. Poor loves.

No entitlement. Neither are the EU are entitled to demand money without justifying it.

No superiority. We want to remain friends and good neighbours if they will let us, trading freely if they will let us.

We just want to be politically independent like every other non-EU country in the world.


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Subject: RE: BS: brexit matters
From: Teribus
Date: 10 Sep 17 - 07:06 AM

Steve Shaw - 09 Sep 17 - 04:43 PM

1: "Keith, your silly, tedious hotel metaphor doesn't hold water, so do us a favour and give it up, will you."

Well Shaw, Keith's "tedious metaphor" is a damned sight more relevant than your gas storage tank one for a start.

2: "When I book into a hotel it's a mutually-beneficial, time-limited arrangement with all parameters amically agreed in advance. I book to stay for a specified period of time, after which I check out in an orderly and timely manner. I do not suddenly jump ship half way through my stay, leaving the hotel in the lurch, expecting them to handle all the losses they incur by my suddenly vacating my room."

You book into your hotel and you indicate to them how long YOU THINK you will be staying - the only person to agree anything is YOU. YOU have accepted the hotel rates which are daily/nightly. They must accept the natural risks that your visit may be curtailed through no fault of anyone's and through circumstances completely out with your control. When you find yourself in the situation that you are forced to check-out early you pay for the accommodation and services that you have received - you do not pay for the remainder of the stay and the hotel cannot ask you to. The only thing they would be able to do would be if your, say, "two week" stay was at a preferential discounted rate and you only stayed three nights they would be perfectly entitled to charge you at their full fate for the three nights you stayed as you would not be entitled to the discounted rate for such a short stay.

3: "I should not expect to be able to leave paying nothing towards the previously-agreed part of my stay that I've welched on."

Their risk all part and parcel of the business they are in. Tell me Shaw would you then expect a full refund if the hotel immediately finds an occupant for the room that you have prematurely vacated?

There again you are probably basing your argument on "package holiday deals" - anyone taking advantage of these who does not take out insurance to protect themselves against the advent of having to fly home early is quite simply a mug.

4: "Yes I know that there is no agreed time factor in the agreement regarding our EU membership."

This in effect blows your argument above to bits. You join a club, which is more or less what the EU is, you are perfectly entitled to resign your membership at any time YOU deem fit. You automatically surrender your "joining fee" and that year's subscription - that is all.

5: "But, by suddenly deciding to leave, we are dumping on them. Not as much as we seem to think. But they are well within their rights to charge us a hefty fee for leaving. And we need to be humble and we ought to hear what they say and be extremely polite about any efforts to reduce the sum."

What was sudden? The referendum on Leaving or remaining has been on the cards since 2007. Now I make that nine years of discussions and opportunities for reform and change - all ignored by the EU.

By the way I thought you and the other remoaners on this forum took the view that in leaving the EU we are dumping on ourselves? They are only well within their rights to charge what they believe we actually owe and they must quantify and justify that figure, in that same vein we are entitled to our share of common assets that we have contributed towards and WE must quantify and justify that figure. In both cases the final outcome is one of consent of both parties - they must be mutually agreed - it most certainly IS NOT their right to dictate terms to us, as you seem to suggest.

6: "Any other attitude to the situation would be us thinking Queen/Empire/who won the bloody war anyway/we're the dog's dangly bits and who are these Johnny Foreigners demanding money off of us. Not only that, the attitude would result in an adverse outcome for us. Davis and his motley bunch of hubris-laden little Englanders have got a lot to learn. At the moment they are being laughed at and pissed on, deservedly. Be honest and drop the Colonel Blimp shite."

Good heavens Shaw!! Is that you introducing hubris-laden "Little-Englander" shite??

7: "Once we leave, which I hope we never will, we'll soon find out what small fry we really are in this big wide world of ours."

Article 50 has been triggered Shaw - Forget your hopes - WE ARE LEAVING THE EU.

The economy of the United Kingdom is the fifth-largest national economy in the world measured by nominal gross domestic product (GDP), ninth-largest measured by purchasing power parity (PPP), and nineteenth-largest measured by GDP per capita, comprising 3.7% of world GDP. It is the second-largest economy in the European Union by both metrics. Hardly small fry Shaw.

For someone who claims to be as widely travelled as yourself Shaw, I would have thought that by now you would have discovered what the bidet in the bathroom was for - enjoy your ants, skidmarks and view while ye may.


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Subject: RE: BS: brexit matters
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 10 Sep 17 - 05:15 AM

Giving us "a good deal" will hurt the EU more, if by '"good deal" you mean giving good old Blighty indulgences and privileges that only members get, just because we're good old Blighty and think we're a bit special. If that happens there will be perfectly justifiable outrage among the 27 which would do a lot of damage. Our economic growth is the weakest of the G7 and less than half that of the Eurozone. By the time the moment of truth arrives in 2019 we'll be a basket case and our leaving may actually benefit the EU. We are not special, and the sooner we realise it and drop the hubris the better. "They" are not "determined to give us a bad deal." "They" simply don't see why we should be allowed sneaky little privileges that are outside of the rule book.


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Subject: RE: BS: brexit matters
From: Stu
Date: 10 Sep 17 - 04:53 AM

"They seem determined to give us a bad deal even if it hurts them."

Ah, the British sense of entitlement. Born of a misplaced sense of superiority to Johnny Foreigner. Poor loves.


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Subject: RE: BS: brexit matters
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 10 Sep 17 - 04:38 AM

No, Al. We've been through this before, British industry was struggling before we joined the EU, don't tell me it wasn't - unlike you, I was actually working in Engineering in the '60s and '70s, first as an apprentice, and later in the admin and management of two companies, and we could all see what was coming because of complacency and failure to invest.

Thatcher, not the EU, decided to destroy the unions, and part of her tactics was to change the UK's economy from one based on manufacturing and production with (where the real strength of the unions lay), to a service-based economy, where unions were comparatively weak. She was very successful in that policy, and subsequent governments did little or nothing to reverse it.

I get very tired of hearing about how you were brought up on a...yadda yadda yadda. I'm also the son of working-class parents who had fuck-all, lived on council estates until I was thirty, left school at 16 and went into an apprenticeship. My experience, working for forty-nine years in both manufacturing and service industries, is that the EU brought much good into the lives of ordinary, working people and the businesses they worked for - employment protection legislation, minimum wage, compulsory minimum holiday rights, health and safety, human rights, simplified rules and standardised tax-regimes for the movement of goods, just to name a few. Do you really believe that we would have had the same if it had been left to UK governments? They are already talking about 'deregulating' the employment market, and we haven't even left the EU yet for god's sake! I'll grant that the EU hasn't always got everything right, but it's got a lot right.

You're doing the same thing that so many BrexShitters have done - linking home-grown problems to the EU. It's precisely what the small cadre of mega-wealthy families and individuals who will massively benefit financially from, and are driving, BrexShit want, and it's the propaganda that their mouthpieces, the Sun, the Daily Mail, the Express, and the Telegraph, have preached in order to convert sufficient people to get the 'Leave' vote carried.

I've been told on several occasions by BrexShitters that, by virtue of voting 'Remain', I'm a 'Traitor' who, at best, should be 'deported and forced to live in the EU' or, at worst, should be 'arrested, marched out, and shot'. This, from people who proudly proclaim that they 'voted to restore democracy' in our country. The irony would be hilarious if it wasn't so tragic.

Nice people you're associating yourself with.


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Subject: RE: BS: brexit matters
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 10 Sep 17 - 04:34 AM

They are not behaving like friends and neighbours.
They seem determined to give us a bad deal even if it hurts them.


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Subject: RE: BS: brexit matters
From: Stu
Date: 10 Sep 17 - 04:32 AM

"Your inability to understand ordinary people and the way and the reasons they voted does you no credit."

As does your inability to understand the 48% of ordinary people who voted to stay in the EU, any of whom were working class Labour voters who could see beyond the lies and deceit of the Brexiteers.

Brexit is simply the spilling over of tory infighting over Europe for the past 40 years that was foisted on the people by the same feckless toffs that are now fucking up the negotiations with their chaotic and belligerent approach to our friends and neighbours.


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Subject: RE: BS: brexit matters
From: The Sandman
Date: 10 Sep 17 - 03:56 AM

I agree with Al, a LOT OFPEOPLE are disenchanted with the EU, a small majority.


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Subject: RE: BS: brexit matters
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 10 Sep 17 - 03:56 AM

Steve, my "silly and tedious" metaphor stands.

When you check out of a hotel, you do not make offers until they accept one, you are presented with a bill then you check it?


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Subject: RE: BS: brexit matters
From: The Sandman
Date: 10 Sep 17 - 03:52 AM

could the Tories want to deliberately lose the election?to leave a decision "Brexit",[ which appears to be an political gamble whose possible consequences do not appear to have been   thought through,and which the uk political establishment and civil service seem to be unprepared for,   left to some other party to sort out, an abdication of responsibilties.
before any decision was made the civil service and the political establishment should have been prepared for the consequences of a leave vote. the conservative leadership at the time were irresponsible because they took a political gamble whilst being unprepared for the political consequences, it would not surprise me at all if they elected rees mogg and lost and deliberately abdicated responsibilty, so that another party had to deal with their gamble and lack of foresight.


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Subject: RE: BS: brexit matters
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 10 Sep 17 - 03:47 AM

well john, i've heard shit for brains remainers say that they wouldn't be allowed to go foreign holidays after brexit.

if all you listen to are the shit for brains people - well its up to you to choose your company. god keep you in that mind, as richard 111's henchman said before delivering the blow to poor old duke of something or other.

brexit is clearly in trouble. no political party believes in it. its being delivered by people who don't understand it.

i lived on a sump estate for over thirty years. my disabled wife was terrorised whilst i was out working by feral youths. in living memory those kids would have been at work in apprenticeships, learning how to conduct themselves as men, by the models of manhood and dignity that working for a living confers on most men.

the jobs started disappearing abroad almost as soon as we joined the common market. that's why ordinary people hate the EU.
it took away our culture, and replaced it with examples of 'loadsamoney' spivs. the only people who seemed to well post '74.

its the people who hate the EU - not the politicians. THey don't see it. THeir snouts are in the trough. You can sneer at the Brexshitters, I've watched your posts for months with their words of hatred and contempt for Brexshitters.

Your inability to understand ordinary people and the way and the reasons they voted does you no credit.


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