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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
222
80%
Leave the European Union
57
20%
 
Total votes: 279
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PostRe: Brexit
by Photek » Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:47 pm

Seeing as you probably didn't listen to Varadkars speech.

His Mother (an Irish nurse) met his Dad (an Indian Doctor) in an English Hospital. They got married in England, his sister was born in England and still lives in London along with his 2 nephews who are of course English (but qualify for Irish passports). It's an interesting point to show he really has personally something at stake here, not just Northern Ireland.

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PostRe: Brexit
by Moggy » Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:53 pm

Rex Kramer wrote:
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DML wrote:
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DML wrote: he himself has NEVER been elected!


To be fair he has been elected to the European Parliament several times. It’s his beloved UK Parliament that he has always failed to get elected to.


Why should he sit in Europe if hes never sat in the UK? Strange. Its like Tranmere qualifying for Europe.


What? That’s like asking why an MP should sit in Westminster if they have never sat on their local Parish council.

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And Tranmere have played in European competition.

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/fo ... o-11482429

If we did that then the average age in the House of Commons would be about 50 years older than the House of Lords.


So the average age would be 253? :shock:

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PostRe: Brexit
by Karl » Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:53 pm

Don't know why you deleted that post, Lucien, as you seemed quite correct to me. Farage is ultimately an MEP because people voted for his party. It's a reasonable enough set-up.

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PostRe: Brexit
by DML » Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:57 pm

Karl wrote:Don't know why you deleted that post, Lucien, as you seemed quite correct to me. Farage is ultimately an MEP because people voted for his party. It's a reasonable enough set-up.


Its a terrible set up if it allows that gammon face to represent our country. :dread:

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PostRe: Brexit
by Lagamorph » Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:06 pm

DML wrote:
Karl wrote:Don't know why you deleted that post, Lucien, as you seemed quite correct to me. Farage is ultimately an MEP because people voted for his party. It's a reasonable enough set-up.


Its a terrible set up if it allows that gammon face to represent our country. :dread:

Given that Farage never actually turns up I wouldn't worry too much about him representing the country in the European parliament. The only MEP with a worse voting record is one from Ireland who has literally never voted at all because he was hospitalised.

Farage has a voting record of 37.8% in the European parliament.
Claims 100% of his salary and expenses though.

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PostRe: Brexit
by Moggy » Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:10 pm

DML wrote:
Karl wrote:Don't know why you deleted that post, Lucien, as you seemed quite correct to me. Farage is ultimately an MEP because people voted for his party. It's a reasonable enough set-up.


Its a terrible set up if it allows that gammon face to represent our country. :dread:


That’s democracy though, I don’t like most MPs but it doesn’t change the fact that people voted to put them there.

What’s really anti-democracy are those people that refuse to acknowledge that people can change their minds and refuse any further votes on an issue. ;)

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PostRe: Brexit
by jawafour » Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:41 pm

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PostRe: Brexit
by Moggy » Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:22 pm

Photek wrote:Seeing as you probably didn't listen to Varadkars speech.

His Mother (an Irish nurse) met his Dad (an Indian Doctor) in an English Hospital. They got married in England, his sister was born in England and still lives in London along with his 2 nephews who are of course English (but qualify for Irish passports). It's an interesting point to show he really has personally something at stake here, not just Northern Ireland.


I just watched it. It was a great speech, really showed that nasty little toad Farage for the banana split that he is.

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PostRe: Brexit
by Moggy » Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:36 am



:fp:

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PostRe: Brexit
by Dual » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:35 am

I like that :lol:

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PostRe: Brexit
by KK » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:52 am

From the perspective of getting paid to effectively piss about all day and amuse oneself, I can appreciate it.

The Sun made a loss of £24million last year though, with advertising and sales falling, popularity of buying newspapers declining, a £7m bill for redundancies, and various legal costs.

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PostRe: Brexit
by Photek » Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:37 pm

Moggy wrote:
Photek wrote:Seeing as you probably didn't listen to Varadkars speech.

His Mother (an Irish nurse) met his Dad (an Indian Doctor) in an English Hospital. They got married in England, his sister was born in England and still lives in London along with his 2 nephews who are of course English (but qualify for Irish passports). It's an interesting point to show he really has personally something at stake here, not just Northern Ireland.


I just watched it. It was a great speech, really showed that nasty little toad Farage for the banana split that he is.

It was Varadkars Birthday and he held a dinner in which Farage showed up and ate irish beef lamenting "I always like the Irish, my first wife was originally from Kerry" :lol:

I didn't realize that Varadkar delivered his main speech in 4 languages! :shock:

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PostRe: Brexit
by Mafro » Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:54 pm

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PostRe: Brexit
by Return_of_the_STAR » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:36 pm

Photek wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Photek wrote:Seeing as you probably didn't listen to Varadkars speech.

His Mother (an Irish nurse) met his Dad (an Indian Doctor) in an English Hospital. They got married in England, his sister was born in England and still lives in London along with his 2 nephews who are of course English (but qualify for Irish passports). It's an interesting point to show he really has personally something at stake here, not just Northern Ireland.


I just watched it. It was a great speech, really showed that nasty little toad Farage for the banana split that he is.

It was Varadkars Birthday and he held a dinner in which Farage showed up and ate irish beef lamenting "I always like the Irish, my first wife was originally from Kerry" :lol:

I didn't realize that Varadkar delivered his main speech in 4 languages! :shock:


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PostRe: Brexit
by KK » Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:38 pm

Boris Johnson announcing today he wants a road bridge (or underwater tunnel) built between France and the U.K, joining the U.K. to Europe closer than ever before.

Everyone thought he was speaking metaphorically, but no...he wants an actual bridge. You couldn’t make it up.

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PostRe: Brexit
by Benzin » Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:50 pm

KK wrote:Boris Johnson announcing today he wants a road bridge (or underwater tunnel) built between France and the U.K, joining the U.K. to Europe closer than ever before.

Everyone thought he was speaking metaphorically, but no...he wants an actual bridge. You couldn’t make it up.


Source on this? Though this has reminded me of a time on another forum where an American guy literally thought we actually had a bridge connecting the UK to mainland Europe :lol:

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PostRe: Brexit
by KK » Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:59 pm

Telegraph, Friday.

Boris Johnson has raised the prospect of Britain and France building a bridge over the Channel as Emmanuel Macron said the two countries should “make a new tapestry together”.

The Foreign Secretary, who met his French counterpart at an Anglo-French summit today, said it was “ridiculous” that two of the world’s biggest economies are “linked by a single railway”.

He has already championed the idea of a road tunnel under the Channel alongside the existing tunnel that carries rail passengers and freight but believes a bridge is now an option.

Mr Johnson has told aides: “We are two of the world’s greatest economies linked by a single railway. It’s ridiculous.

Technology is moving on all the time and there are much longer bridges elsewhere, including one that is 34 miles long in Japan.”


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PostRe: Brexit
by Lagamorph » Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:00 pm

A bridge.
Over the busiest shipping lane on the face of the Earth.

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PostRe: Brexit
by KK » Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:15 pm

Presumably it would be extremely high and have struts very far apart. The one in Japan looks like a bloomin’ rollercoaster though.

I see no problem with the current method of driving a car onto a train/boat and having a vey pleasant journey for 2 hours or so, apart from costs.

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PostRe: Brexit
by Lagamorph » Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:41 pm

Is it even possible to ventilate a tunnel of that length under a huge body of water like that? Especially when you're talking about the fumes from car exhausts.

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