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    Re: Brexit - Should I stay or should I go??

    So in terms of the Tories vs the Brexit- I'm not so sure that there are Tories that don't want Brexit. I do think they don't want a no-deal brexit- which is now off the table.

    And in terms of being forced to eat a lot of crow- either way, given how BoJo played his hands, I'm not really sure how he gets out of this. Sacking so many of his own party that disagreed with the no-deal brexit wasn't all that smart, as I see it. The risk is that he loses any brexit support- when a deal brexit was very much in the cards. That could be totally lost now.

    It helps to take one's mind off the mess we have here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ticapnews View Post
    No, this is not satire.

    No word on whether BoJo wants to nuke hurricanes as well.
    He'll make it a floater. Like the Mulberry harbors for D-day. We will forget that one didn't even last a week over a short distance....

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    Boris seemed to have fashioned himself as a UK version of Donald Chump but his own party had a few more standup guys (and gals) in it than the treasonous money laundering cult that we call "Republicans" over here. By my rough math, approx 20 out of 200+ Tories told him to go screw. Can you imagine the positive implications for the US if 10% of the GOP in say the Senate was willing to defy Chump whenever he went off the rails? That 5 extra votes would be crucial in getting sensible legislation passed while turfing the loony stuff (Kavanaugh nomination, tax cuts, etc).
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    Quote Originally Posted by ticapnews View Post
    No, this is not satire.

    No word on whether BoJo wants to nuke hurricanes as well.
    I love the idea.

    I think Ireland and Scotland should let the English pay to build the bridge, then withdraw from the UK together.
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    VERY early poll predicts a hung parliament.

    2017:

    Tory 42.5%
    Labour 40%
    Lib Dem 7.5%
    UKIP 2%

    Projected 2019

    Tory 31%
    Labour 28%
    Lib Dem 16%
    Brexit 14%

    Poll was conducted 5-7 September in Great Britain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ticapnews View Post
    VERY early poll predicts a hung parliament.

    2017:

    Tory 42.5%
    Labour 40%
    Lib Dem 7.5%
    UKIP 2%

    Projected 2019

    Tory 31%
    Labour 28%
    Lib Dem 16%
    Brexit 14%

    Poll was conducted 5-7 September in Great Britain.
    Wonder where SNP ends up along with Plaid Cymru. Would think some sort of Labour/LibDem/SNP/PC anti-Brexit pact would form, though Corbyn as PM would cause complications.

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    Why is Labour getting blasted when it was the Tories who f-cked up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimjamesak View Post
    Wonder where SNP ends up along with Plaid Cymru. Would think some sort of Labour/LibDem/SNP/PC anti-Brexit pact would form, though Corbyn as PM would cause complications.
    SNP stands to gain about 17 seats according to Channel 4 projections. Plaid/Green/IND/Change UK will have a handful of seats. The projection has Conservatives around the 310 seat mark, but does not put Brexit candidates on the ballot because it is unknown in which constituencies Brexit will compete. Even if the Tory/DUP coalition exists after the election (not a given) there may not be enough votes to carry a majority. It is possible Labour/SNP/Lib Dem/Green etc can team up to become the majority, but a Prime Minister Jeremy Corbyn would be a HUGE roadblock.

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    Why is Labour getting blasted when it was the Tories who f-cked up?

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    The Lib Dems are formidable. Corbyn underestimates them at his own peril.

    Also, Labour are not a Remain party. There are many more MPs in that group, but it is split (as the Tories are). There are about 90 Tories in the "No-Deal Brexit" group, another 150 or so who are "Brexit with a deal" and about 40-ish who are Remain. Labour is almost all Remain, but about 50 of the 262 Labour MPs are in the "Brexit with a deal" camp including much of leadership. The only true "2nd Referendum" option available to English voters is Lib Dem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimjamesak View Post
    AKA F-you Boris.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BassAle View Post
    no one is positioning themselves anywhere other than "it should be between the woman and the doctor". You make it sound like some candidates are campaigning on a "mandatory abortions for all" platform.
    Fine. Abortions for some, miniature American flags for others.
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    What does abortion have to do with Brexit?
    It’s kind of the definition of brexit.

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    Whoa. The highest civil court in Scotland has ruled unanimously the prorogation of parliament illegal. MPs are demanding BoJo recall them immediately. Of course BoJo is resisting those calls, echoing his twin in questioning the independence of the judiciary and saying the ruling was politically motivated. The matter will be resolved next week at a hearing before the UK Supreme Court in London.

    Court of Session judges were unanimous in finding that Mr Johnson was motivated by the "improper purpose of stymieing Parliament", and he had effectively misled the Queen in advising her to suspend Parliament.

    They added: "The Court will accordingly make an Order declaring that the prime minister's advice to HM the Queen and the prorogation which followed thereon was unlawful and is thus null and of no effect."

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    The Liberal Democrats have changed the party's position on Brexit, pending approval at the party conference later this month. Forget a second referendum. Elect a Lib Dem majority and the Prime Minister will revoke Article 50.

    So party positions are

    Brexit Party: Get out, even (preferably) without a deal
    Labour: 2nd Referendum and negotiate a better deal in the meantime
    Lib Dem: Revoke Article 50
    Tory: "We don't know what we want. Will someone please tell us what we want?"

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    us citizens can now use the e-gate's!!!!!!! no more stamping wasting pages in the passport!!!

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    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson drew comparisons between himself and a comic book hero in a recent interview in which he vowed to take the United Kingdom out of the European Union at the end of October, as planned.

    “The madder Hulk gets, the stronger Hulk gets,” Johnson said in an interview with local media, according to Reuters. “Hulk always escaped, no matter how tightly bound in he seemed to be - and that is the case for this country. We will come out on October 31.”

    “Banner might be bound in manacles, but when provoked he would explode out of them,” Johnson went on, referring to Bruce Banner, the character who transforms into the Hulk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mookie1995 View Post
    us citizens can now use the e-gate's!!!!!!! no more stamping wasting pages in the passport!!!

    brexit is a-ok now with mookie
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    So it turns out No-Deal Brexit isn't dead. There is a way for the UK to leave without a deal AND BoJo to remain as PM.

    Assuming the British Supreme Court finds in favor of government next week (the case will be heard this week, ruling expected next) and Parliament remains prorogued until 14 October...

    On or about 19 October BoJo reintroduces a version of Theresa May's Brexit plan. The plan passes the Commons. The law as written only requires BoJo to get the approval of Parliament for an exit plan. It doesn't require him to go through with it.

    So, he puts up the plan for a vote. He tells his ERG Tory friends who have voted against it because they want No-Deal that he won't put forward any other bills that are required for Brexit until after the UK is already out. With the ERG reassured and enough support from the other Tories (and some Labour MPs) that just might be enough to pass the plan. He then waits until after the UK has left Europe to put forward the bills required to enforce the agreement - all of which will fail spectacularly. His government will be sacked and a new election will take place in late November or early December - just as Brexit is getting bad. How bad? The government's own forecast (which it tried to keep secret but Parliament forced some of it out) is bleak, to put it mildly. In that environment the UK populace will go to the polls. Ordinarily, that would spell disaster for the Tories who just took the UK out and caused all this havoc. However, the Brexit Party will not stand in the election and the Lib Dems and Labour will split the votes. That could return a Tory majority and BoJo as PM.

    This is a scenario a few British legal minds saw coming, but stayed silent because they didn't want to tip off BoJo and friends in case they missed it (like nearly everyone else did). The Daily Mail published the report on Sunday though, so now it is in the public. That's why BoJo has been so ebullient in recent days. All he has to do is survive the High Court's ruling and he's home free. My question is whether Parliament can do anything in those 10 or so days at the end of October, but that remains unclear.

    As I said previously, "I'm sure something else will happen though. This has taken so many turns to the unexpected there are bound to be more." That still holds true...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ticapnews View Post
    As I said previously, "I'm sure something else will happen though. This has taken so many turns to the unexpected there are bound to be more." That still holds true...
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