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View Poll Results: Are you getting fed up with Brexit and should we go back to discussing other things ?
YES - Close the thread 21 47.73%
NO - Keep the debate going on for eternity 23 52.27%
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Re: Political: We're doomed, Captain Mannering...

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I saw on the television this evening that if May loses her vote, she would be making a statement.

Does anyone, like me, think that it will be her resignation?

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I would hope not. The alternatives at present are unthinkable, especially given the dire situation we are now in.

That said, even the most determined PM can only bang his or her head on the metaphorical brick wall for so long.
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Re: Political: We're doomed, Captain Mannering...

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Please tell us when a leaver on here has shown any hostility to normal Europeans.

I lived in Holland for two years and have friends in Germany, France and the Nordic countries.

I simply voted to leave the EU not close the door on Europe.
Please dont misrepresent leavers views.
Finally, finally, a leaver tells us what they did in actuality vote for. Ummm... best of luck with that. The clairvoyant hard Brexiters claim you voted otherwise.
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Re: Political: We're doomed, Captain Mannering...

Why do the politicians make a big play on, "the will of the people"?
Polls suggest that most folk in the UK favour capital punishment, but parliament ignores them.
https://news.sky.com/story/most-cons...veals-11194549
https://yougov.co.uk/topics/politics/articles-reports/2014/08/13/capital-punishment-50-years-favoured```
So why should they make a big play of it on the Brexit issue? They are not in parliament to do our will, they are there to do what they think best.
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Re: Political: We're doomed, Captain Mannering...

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Why do the politicians make a big play on, "the will of the people"?
Polls suggest that most folk in the UK favour capital punishment, but parliament ignores them.
https://news.sky.com/story/most-cons...veals-11194549
https://yougov.co.uk/topics/politics/articles-reports/2014/08/13/capital-punishment-50-years-favoured```
So why should they make a big play of it on the Brexit issue? They are not in parliament to do our will, they are there to do what they think best.

Because they are self serving and trying to figure what might keep them in a job.
Too much asking them to do the right thing when their employment is on the line.
Only person who has consistently been speaking any sense is Caroline Lucas.
If as she says its the will of the people why not put it to them for ratification?
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Re: Political: We're doomed, Captain Mannering...

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I would hope not. The alternatives at present are unthinkable, especially given the dire situation we are now in.

That said, even the most determined PM can only bang his or her head on the metaphorical brick wall for so long.
I shouldn’t worry too much, after all Comrade Jeremy, our leader in waiting, will rise to the occasion and sort it all for us. He will be our saviour, after all he’s got the right initials.


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Re: Political: We're doomed, Captain Mannering...

This time tomorrow all will be sorted -
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Is olive oil an oxidiser for magnesium (I would have thought not)? I always used potassium permanganate.

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You're right. Senior moment. It is pot permanganate.

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Why do the politicians make a big play on, "the will of the people"?
It's just another way of saying "democracy" but in a more emotive way.

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I shouldn’t worry too much, after all Comrade Jeremy, our leader in waiting, will rise to the occasion and sort it all for us. He will be our saviour, after all he’s got the right initials.
Isn't there supposed to be a preliminary process, before the rising up? When is Easter this year?

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I shouldn’t worry too much, after all Comrade Jeremy, our leader in waiting, will rise to the occasion and sort it all for us. He will be our saviour, after all he’s got the right initials.


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I was reading his net worth, £3-4 million. He says he does not like to spend much of it, as he prefers the simple things in life. What a guy.
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Re: Political: We're doomed, Captain Mannering...

Maybe if people with spare cash like that started spending it a bit more then that would help boost the economy and prevent so many firms going under. Or even better if he really does prefer a simple life he could give it away to others to spend for him
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Re: Political: We're doomed, Captain Mannering...

I don't get the animosity towards changing our collective mind and staying in the EU

Any financial product you buy has a cooling off period, is this different.
If you were offered a great deal on for instance a timeshare then changed your mind in the cold light of day.
Would you be wrong for going against your original decision to buy?
No doubt the salesman would think so, but you would just think on second thoughts its not the best choice for me/us.
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I don't get the animosity towards changing our collective mind and staying in the EU

Any financial product you buy has a cooling off period, is this different.
If you were offered a great deal on for instance a timeshare then changed your mind in the cold light of day.
Would you be wrong for going against your original decision to buy?
No doubt the salesman would think so, but you would just think on second thoughts its not the best choice for me/us.
No wonder we are in such a mess when people compare the Referendum and Brexit to buying a timeshare

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No wonder we are in such a mess when people compare the Referendum and Brexit to buying a timeshare

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The principle of changing ones mind, not the product.

Yesterday I compared you to the Daily Mail whereas the Sunday Sport is probably more accurate.
Both full of crap, the latter just slightly more absurd
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Maybe if people with spare cash like that started spending it a bit more then that would help boost the economy and prevent so many firms going under. Or even better if he really does prefer a simple life he could give it away to others to spend for him
For sure

Mrs May is said to be worth £2 million according to Spears Magazine and this https://youtu.be/Xn60ypl_XxI
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