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Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?

Remain a member of the European Union
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79%
Leave the European Union
54
21%
 
Total votes: 260
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PostRe: Brexit
by Return_of_the_STAR » Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:21 pm

So the uk government want to restrict the movement of EU nations into the uk but they also want no border controls between N Ireland and the Republic? :?

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PostRe: Brexit
by Hexx » Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:27 pm

Return_of_the_STAR wrote:So the uk government want to restrict the movement of EU nations into the uk but they also want no border controls between N Ireland and the Republic? :?


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PostRe: Brexit
by Squinty » Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:34 pm

I do love the way the EU had to come out and tell us about our responsibilities about sorting the border issue. I mean, strawberry floating hell. You couldn't make it up.

Some of our politicians are so bloody thick in thinking it was up to the EU to present a viable solution. We voted. It should have been looked into before a referendum was even heard. It wasn't. Hence the stupid nonsense of all this.

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PostRe: Brexit
by Moggy » Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:47 pm

Squinty wrote:I do love the way the EU had to come out and tell us about our responsibilities about sorting the border issue. I mean, strawberry floating hell. You couldn't make it up.

Some of our politicians are so bloody thick in thinking it was up to the EU to present a viable solution. We voted. It should have been looked into before a referendum was even heard. It wasn't. Hence the stupid nonsense of all this.


A lot of Leavers seem to think it's up to the EU to come up with the plans. The UK voted to leave, why would the EU have to, the onus is on the party leaving to say what they want and for it to then be discussed.

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PostRe: Brexit
by KK » Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:49 pm

I'm more frustrated with the incompetents who seems to be running this, rather than Brexit itself.

It's an undertaking for the Stephen Hawking's of this world, not May, Davis, Fox, Johnson and Gove. There are obviously a lot of people behind the scenes who we're not seeing and know nothing about. Davis is more a figurehead who turns up for the cameras and says...stuff. You know, like most politicians. Or celebs. Which they basically are now. Vacuous celebs. May as well be David Beckham standing up there.

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PostRe: Brexit
by Squinty » Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:52 pm

I don't get how anyone could truly believe that. Morons.

I think it was incredibly foolish to call a referendum without even giving the GFA/Irish border issue a passing thought.

Edit - the first part was aimed at Moggy's post.

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PostRe: Brexit
by Moggy » Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:53 pm

KK wrote:I'm more frustrated with the incompetents who seems to be running this, rather than Brexit itself.

It's an undertaking for the Stephen Hawking's of this world, not May, Davis, Fox, Johnson and Gove. There are obviously a lot of people behind the scenes who we're not seeing and know nothing about. Davis is more a figurehead who turns up for the cameras and says...stuff. You know, like most politicians. Or celebs. Which they basically are now. Vacuous celebs. May as well be David Beckham standing up there.


At least Beckham was a competent right winger.

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PostRe: Brexit
by Photek » Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:26 pm

Squinty wrote:I do love the way the EU had to come out and tell us about our responsibilities about sorting the border issue. I mean, strawberry floating hell. You couldn't make it up.

Some of our politicians are so bloody thick in thinking it was up to the EU to present a viable solution. We voted. It should have been looked into before a referendum was even heard. It wasn't. Hence the stupid nonsense of all this.

Conservatives were deriding Varadkar for saying the very same thing a month ago.

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PostRe: Brexit
by BID0 » Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:40 pm

Moggy wrote:
KK wrote:I'm more frustrated with the incompetents who seems to be running this, rather than Brexit itself.

It's an undertaking for the Stephen Hawking's of this world, not May, Davis, Fox, Johnson and Gove. There are obviously a lot of people behind the scenes who we're not seeing and know nothing about. Davis is more a figurehead who turns up for the cameras and says...stuff. You know, like most politicians. Or celebs. Which they basically are now. Vacuous celebs. May as well be David Beckham standing up there.


At least Beckham was a competent right winger.

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PostRe: Brexit
by <]:^D » Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:46 pm

lovely :lol:

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PostRe: Brexit
by Squinty » Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:34 pm

I completely missed that, very well played :lol:

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PostRe: Brexit
by Meep » Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:29 pm

Davis gives off the impression of just not being strawberry floating bothered. One of those fortunate people who's definition of "work" is just telling other people to come up with something and then taking the credit. This would explain why he is so infuriatingly laid back all the time. In his world someone lower down the ladder but much more competent always swoops in and saves the day, so why stress out? It's a common attitude in upper management.

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PostRe: Brexit
by Photek » Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:17 am

James O'Brien is off on one again this morning.

He's noticed that the rhetoric of the brexit folk has gone from "having cake and eating it" to "we'll survive".

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PostRe: Brexit
by lex-man » Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:24 am

Photek wrote:James O'Brien is off on one again this morning.

He's noticed that the rhetoric of the brexit folk has gone from "having cake and eating it" to "we'll survive".


He's a bit slow on the uptake. They made that switch ages ago.

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PostRe: Brexit
by Photek » Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:28 am

lex-man wrote:
Photek wrote:James O'Brien is off on one again this morning.

He's noticed that the rhetoric of the brexit folk has gone from "having cake and eating it" to "we'll survive".


He's a bit slow on the uptake. They made that switch ages ago.

He's just kicking off the discussion with that point. I enjoy his utter shock that you can hear in his voice at whats going on and he sounds genuinely annoyed AF. Love when a Brexit caller calls in and he completely destroys them. :nod:

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PostRe: Brexit
by Moggy » Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:32 am

I was listening to him earlier in the week and pissed myself at two calls.

The first was a guy who thought the EU were bullies and that we shouldn’t go abroad or buy any foreign goods. He amended that to “America is alright”. When asked about washing machines he said we should just wash our clothes by hand. :lol:

The second was another bloke who floundered when he attacked JoB by saying “You always talk over everyone!”. JoB shut up and the guy just couldn’t find anything to say.

While he is obviously hugely biased against Brexit and is in no way impartial, it is wonderful to listen to somebody who will take on callers and who is not a right wing Daily Mail type. I can’t think of anybody else that does it on any other radio station, they are either desperate to stay in the middle (BBC types) or are very right wing (Farage types).

And most of the time JoB is not having a go at them, just asking them simple questions that they can't answer and then get angry that they were asked. :lol:

The highlight of his show is Mystery Hour though, no politics at all but a wonderful hour of radio. :wub:

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PostRe: Brexit
by andretmzt » Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:37 am

I can't listen to LBC. I just can't take all the bull people come out with, it just makes me cross and if there is one thing I don't need help with, it's being cross.

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PostRe: Brexit
by bear » Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:40 am

Squinty wrote:I do love the way the EU had to come out and tell us about our responsibilities about sorting the border issue. I mean, strawberry floating hell. You couldn't make it up.

Some of our politicians are so bloody thick in thinking it was up to the EU to present a viable solution. We voted. It should have been looked into before a referendum was even heard. It wasn't. Hence the stupid nonsense of all this.

They know that they need to be the ones to come up with a viable solution but they also know that any solution is going to be bad for Northern Ireland's economy and they don't want to take ownership of that simple truth.


Dublin is the most important airport for Northern Ireland when it comes to transatlantic travel. Based on that one fact any gobshite could figure out that introducing some sort of border control between the Republic and Northern Ireland is going to be bad for Northern Irish tourism but some people are more obsessed with appearing British than what's actually good for their country.

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PostRe: Brexit
by Moggy » Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:42 am

andretmzt wrote:I can't listen to LBC. I just can't take all the bull people come out with, it just makes me cross and if there is one thing I don't need help with, it's being cross.


I’d normally agree but it is nice to have a guy who will pick apart the Brexit/far right fools rather than encourage them.

There was another bloke earlier in the week who mentioned political correctness was taking over kids clothes (the John Lewis story about unisex children’s clothing), JoB spent a good 5 minutes going through political correctness with him, explaining how the term is misused, there is nothing wrong with girls clothes having dinosaurs on and even got the guy to agree that deliberately trying to offend people was wrong. I am not sure the bloke ended up agreeing with John Lewis on kids clothes, but it was great to hear somebody not just rolling over when somebody says “PC gone mad!!”.

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PostRe: Brexit
by Squinty » Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:31 pm

I see O'Brien's stuff through YouTube. There are some funny videos on the I am Incorrigible channel. They usually go under the subtitle Moron of the Week.


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