Brexit Thread 2

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How would you vote if we had to vote again?

Leave
8
6%
Remain
116
94%
 
Total votes: 124
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PostRe: Brexit Thread 2
by Garth » Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:56 pm

Michael Gove has distanced himself from some of the arguments he made during the Brexit referendum, including claims over levels of Turkish immigration.

The Leave campaign was criticised at the time for suggesting Turkey may join the EU by 2020 and up to 5.2m more migrants could come to the UK by 2030.

In a new book, Mr Gove says it "did not get everything absolutely right".

"If it had been left entirely to me, the Leave campaign would have had a slightly different feel," he admits.

The claims about Turkey were strongly rejected at the time by Downing Street, which insisted that its accession was a long way off and that the UK would have a veto anyway.

In an interview for the book, Ctrl Alt Delete, Mr Baldwin asked the environment secretary whether he was entirely comfortable in "appealing to some very low sentiments".

Mr Gove is quoted as replying: "I know what you mean, yes. If it had been left entirely to me, the Leave campaign would have had a slightly different feel.

"I would have to go back and look at everything I said and think whether that was the right response at the right time. There is a sense at the back of my mind that we did not get everything absolutely right.

"It's a difficult one."

Mr Gove is also pressed in the book about his much-quoted claim from the campaign that people had "had enough of experts" telling them what to think about Brexit.

He says the remark was spontaneous rather than intended and designed not to denigrate expertise but to highlight past claims, such as over the 2008 financial crisis, which had been wrong.

"The irony, of course, is that I often cite experts to justify what I am doing," he adds.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-44852447

Urgh.

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PostRe: Brexit Thread 2
by Garth » Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:17 pm

Might get some action instead of words from the Tory Remainers:

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PostRe: Brexit Thread 2
by Cuttooth » Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:17 pm



I need someone to untangle this for me. :lol:

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PostRe: Brexit Thread 2
by DML » Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:30 pm

Labour are trying to force checkmate. If the government can't get the numbers for either version of Brexit it must spell the collapse of the government. If they can show Mogg is just as weak as May the Tories are toast.

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PostRe: Brexit Thread 2
by Dual » Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:32 pm

Cuttooth wrote:

I need someone to untangle this for me. :lol:


Wait so who is rebelling against who now?

It's like a rubbish Game of Thrones.

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PostRe: Brexit Thread 2
by Garth » Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:33 pm



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PostRe: Brexit Thread 2
by Cuttooth » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:02 pm



What the fuuuuuuuuuuck?

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by Garth » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:12 pm



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PostRe: Brexit Thread 2
by Garth » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:14 pm

Cuttooth wrote:

What the fuuuuuuuuuuck?

Seems like the perfect time for a holiday :slol:

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PostRe: Brexit Thread 2
by Moggy » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:15 pm

Meep wrote:Also, I wouldn't be too worried about hard brexit. It's easy to exaggerate the impact it would have.



Meep wrote:If they can, everyone should start shovelling as much of their savings as they can into stocks and shares. Holding in cash is a really bad idea right now due to pending devaluation of the pound.


Yesterday: It’ll all be fine

Today: Get rid of all your cash

Tomorrow: Thermonuclear war!!!!!!

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PostRe: Brexit Thread 2
by Moggy » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:20 pm


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PostRe: Brexit Thread 2
by lex-man » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:26 pm

Dual wrote:
Cuttooth wrote:

I need someone to untangle this for me. :lol:


Wait so who is rebelling against who now?

It's like a rubbish Game of Thrones.


May is just like a really gooseberry fool cersei Lannister though

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PostRe: Brexit Thread 2
by Squinty » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:29 pm

Cuttooth wrote:

What the fuuuuuuuuuuck?


LAZY. LAZY. strawberry floaters.

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PostRe: Brexit Thread 2
by lex-man » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:29 pm

Cuttooth wrote:

What the fuuuuuuuuuuck?


Is parliament now being scheduled like TV. That what to end the season on a cliff hanger.

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PostRe: Brexit Thread 2
by Cuttooth » Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:00 pm


Dang.

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PostRe: Brexit Thread 2
by Squinty » Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:03 pm

ERG is basically in control then.

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PostRe: Brexit Thread 2
by Hexx » Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:06 pm

No deal/Hard Brexit it is then

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PostRe: Brexit Thread 2
by DML » Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:06 pm

The opposition in the UK and the US are strawberry floating hopeless. :fp:

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PostRe: Brexit Thread 2
by Superking » Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:08 pm

I keep hearing about these moderate Tory rebels who again and again seem to do absolutely nothing :fp:

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PostRe: Brexit Thread 2
by Tineash » Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:09 pm

DML wrote:The opposition in the UK and the US are strawberry floating hopeless. :fp:


Tory 'rebels' got cowardly on this one, not Labour.


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