Is Brexit actually going to happen?

Discussion in 'UK politics, current affairs and news' started by Kaka Tim, Jun 27, 2016.

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Will we have a brexit?

  1. Yes - A fully independant Britain making its own way in the world (apart from scotland).

    18.1%
  2. A Semi-Detached Norway type deal

    32.9%
  3. No - 2nd referendum and/or face saving fudge to let us slink back in feeling a bit fucking stupid

    48.9%
  1. sleaterkinney

    sleaterkinney Well-Known Member

    So why wouldn't you think they would have prominent roles?. Both were running for PM afterwards.
     
  2. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    Were they? Check your memory. At what point did Johnson announce his candidature for leader of the tory party?
     
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  3. sleaterkinney

    sleaterkinney Well-Known Member

    It was his before Gove knifed him in the back.
     
  4. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    when did Johnson run for pm as you said a minute back?
     
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  5. sleaterkinney

    sleaterkinney Well-Known Member

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  6. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    Anyway being as johnson's a famous xenophobe and liar it's a great surprise anyone would let him preside over the foreign office
     
  7. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

  8. sleaterkinney

    sleaterkinney Well-Known Member

    He announced he would seek the leadership.



    (This is a fun friday night, isn't it?)
     
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  9. Corax

    Corax Luke 5:16

    Or in fact, if they'd known what a leave Britain would mean. Which we still don't...
     
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  10. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    Yes. And like so many others his name never appeared on a ballot
     
  11. Santino

    Santino lovelier than lovely

    Good to see you polishing your pedant's credentials.
     
  12. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    So it's your contention bj ran. Anything to support it?
     
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  13. DexterTCN

    DexterTCN Well-Known Member

    Well yeah but the dollar's weak just now but never mind.

    A 6% growth (or loss) in a month for a currency isn't crazy unusual but I'm not going to argue the point on something so high variance. Just because the US isn't doing well is no reason for us to feel better.

    The spike probably means something but it's no more comforting than when a diner smiles and points at a lobster in a tank.
     
  14. HoratioCuthbert

    HoratioCuthbert Ceithir casan air seathair(sic)

    So how do you know whether we'd have voted for it or not if we don't even like know the thing that would have had the biggest influence on our vote? Anyway this is playground stuff, nobody knows what would have happened either way, in other news the brahan seer spoke a lot of shite.
     
  15. kabbes

    kabbes "A top 400 poster"

    The dollar is *quite* an important comparator when you are talking about whether a currency is strong or weak. You may have seen the US economy cropping up as an influence here and there.
     
  16. HoratioCuthbert

    HoratioCuthbert Ceithir casan air seathair(sic)

    None of it is strong, it's a catastrophe waiting to happen! Don't any of you guys get drunk in Vegas you'll be finished!
     
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  17. Corax

    Corax Luke 5:16

    The tories. That promise won them a lot of swing votes, and quite possibly made the difference that kept them in power last time round.

    My brother pointed out a major effect that Brexit will have earlier. Vets in abattoirs. No vet from the this country qualifies thinking that they really want to slaughter animals, and there's a shortage of them in the UK so they do't need to do that job. Every abattoir has to have a vet, so almost all of then are from Eastern Europe.
     
  18. Corax

    Corax Luke 5:16

    Not 'fake' exactly, but it turns out it's a parody account. Sadly. :(

    There's plenty of genuine ones in a similar vein though.
     
  19. kabbes

    kabbes "A top 400 poster"

    Parody is fake. That’s the point.

    And no there aren’t. Not like that.
     
  20. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    But they *are* like that.
     
  21. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    People like corax i mean.
     
  22. Corax

    Corax Luke 5:16

    Lots of it is either subtle power, or so patently obvious that I'm sure you don't actually need the likes of me to explain it to you.

    One clear one is the swing to the right in member states. The EU has already threatened Hungary (I think - might have the country wrong) with withdrawing voting rights, or even funding, should they continue their rightwards lurch. As a major power within the EU we had the power to influence such actions. Now, we don't.
     
  23. The39thStep

    The39thStep Well-Known Member

    Whats driving this swing to the right ?
     
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  24. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    Thus would be the rightwards drift that started what four years ago? The eu ain't going to do shit.
     
  25. Santino

    Santino lovelier than lovely

    No.
     
  26. Raheem

    Raheem Well-Known Member

    Thing is Brexit is not going to mean we kick out anyone who's from Eastern Europe, or stop absolutely anyone new from coming. So slaughtering, building etc are not going to automatically grind to a halt, although pay for jobs typically done by EU citizens will probably have to go up in a lot of cases.
     
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  27. Corax

    Corax Luke 5:16

    I'll facetiously direct you towards Farage's twitter account.
    Not just "like" - they adore me.
     
  28. Corax

    Corax Luke 5:16

    Fear of the other, and misplaced anger at macro-economics and the actions of their sovereign government.
     
  29. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    They really believe this shit you know.
     
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  30. Corax

    Corax Luke 5:16

    No,but they'll hold in their hand a piece of paper in a threatening manner.
     
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