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Re: brexit

Post by Rosie » Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:13 pm

I've come to the conclusion that if you don't get out now you will never have the chance again. I remember when the UK joined the Common Market and at the time I thought this quite a good idea but what it has grown into is not, in my opinion, what I expected it to grow into. I won't be around in 20 or 50 years time but I expect the idea is that by then there will be no British Parliament nor any parliament in any EU country. As my late husband would say they have you by the short and curlies.
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Re: brexit

Post by Beachbum » Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:37 am

Nobody can say if Brexit is a good or bad thing.

What I can say is that it was voted in by a majority of the people who actually cared enough to vote.

All the weasel words of the losing remainers do not alter this fact.

If the referendum is overturned by the minority, you no longer have a democracy.

This bothers me much more than anything.

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Post by sherri » Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:36 am

Correct, beachbum.
No point having a referendum if the powers that be don't like the result so can just call another one till they do get the result they want.

The majority voted to leave, so leave.

Doesn't matter if it was a close vote. Lots of political parties get into power with a close vote.

Big changes are always a bit nerve wracking in anticipation but you just have to work through that.

Personally, I think leaving is probably going to be more of a good thing than a bad thing for Britain but you'll never know if you don't give it a go.

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Re: brexit

Post by andysfootball » Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:02 pm

well done boris

don't let parliament discuss anymore

the people have spoken
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Post by ralph » Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:11 pm

I suppose there is an inevitabilty that we will soon have a General Election. It may turn out that it will not change the voting numbers on Brexit very much, but it hopefully will clear some of the dead-wood out of the House. Too many tired old faces with tired old arguments... Lord Young, a Government Minister in the Lords resigned today - for God's sake his is not far off 80 years old! I'll be 75 soon myself, but there comes a time in life when one needs to go and let someone else have a go. A clear out is long overdue.

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Post by champion. » Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:01 pm

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Post by ralph » Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:21 pm

That picture about sums it up Champion. I watched the Parliament Channel yesterday from 12 noon until Parliament was prorogued in the early hours. The 'Remainers' have made the Country ungovernable. They won't even let Boris call an election without trying to impose conditions that ensures they win with BREXIT.

My own hope is that when we do finally have an Election, there will be a thorough clean out of the tired old dross that is clogging the place up now. I see that Harriet Harman, so called 'Mother of the House' has said that she put herself forward as a candidate to replace the present Speaker Mr Bercow... Yea Gods, why can't they just go away and give others a chance. She's an MP as is her husband, her late and unloved Uncle Lord Longford was a plague in the system for years... It may be that Guy Fawkes had the only real plan that could have got some of them out of there. :lol:

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Post by whip » Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:59 pm

Brexit, election's MPs acting like spoilt brats and old mary's. Trump blowing is trumpet again, great guy him, no messing around. Royal family sunning it up whilst I shiver and get drenched. just got back from a while in Canada, great place unlike the UK at the moment.

MInd, this election will be worth watching. Father Christmas never had it so varied.

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Post by sherri » Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:25 am

whip wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:59 pm


A nice lobster lunch and a few bevvies will sort anything out. That's my motto.
Doesn't seem to be working for your politicians. How many lobster lunches must they have worked through by now?
Or maybe they're eating snails.

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Post by champion. » Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:42 pm

We've brought a new coin out to commemorate Brexit... :roll:

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Re: brexit

Post by sherri » Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:09 am

Are you there yet?

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Post by ralph » Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:28 pm

Well, that's the election over and a resounding defeat for 'The Remainers'. We had a clear case of the minority making a hell of a lot of noise. Now all we will hear is moans and bitter cries of "You just wait, it will all end in tears!!! :D

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Post by siam sam » Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:42 pm

Where are these mep politicians going to get their coppers from now? sign on the dole? I have no idea who is the person who has represented my area. Well have they enjoyed their holidays. Back to the real world for many of them.
zip me up in my oilskins and jumper.
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Post by champion. » Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:23 pm

People are already updating their Euro notes...

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Re: brexit

Post by sherri » Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:36 am

I was shocked to see on the news that you have sort of done it.

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Post by ralph » Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:57 am

sherri wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:36 am
I was shocked to see on the news that you have sort of done it.
Sherri, stage one is over. Most remainers will secretly be hoping for lots of bad news stories so they can then say: "We warned you, but you wouldn't listen!"

It had a downside for me: in the last few weeks I have attended a hospital across the river from The Houses of Parliament. There is a bus service that takes me door to door. On the first occasion I was booted off the bus because the approach roads to Westminster were closed due to to a terrorist incident where people were murdered. On the second occasion I was booted off the bus because the same roads were closed because The Heads of State of the NATO countries were all in town for a big conference. On the third occasion, I got to the hospital OK, but when I staggered out into the darkness to return home, one eye covered by a patch, The buses had been diverted because of a demonstration outside of Downing Street and I had to use the 'Underground and main-line trains at peak rush-hour. One of the joys of living in London! :lol:

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Post by sherri » Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:36 am

That would turn me off too, Ralph. Public transport is tricky enough if you're in a new area without having cancellations thrown into the mix.

I was (almost) booked to see London briefly next year. There was a back to back Princess tour/cruise doing Northern lights/Mediterranean with the first couple of days in London, but then Princess cancelled it, must have re-deployed the ship.

What's London like mid October? I have my suspicions it might be starting to cool down? Probably not too many summer clothes needed, is what I was wondering.

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Post by ralph » Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:11 am

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Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:36 am
That would turn me off too, Ralph. Public transport is tricky enough if you're in a new area without having cancellations thrown into the mix.

I was (almost) booked to see London briefly next year. There was a back to back Princess tour/cruise doing Northern lights/Mediterranean with the first couple of days in London, but then Princess cancelled it, must have re-deployed the ship.

What's London like mid October? I have my suspicions it might be starting to cool down? Probably not too many summer clothes needed, is what I was wondering.
Sherri. London in October is not too bad. The daylight hours of course are shortening and early morning hours are decidedly cooler, but there is so much to see and do in London that you will hardly notice things like that. It would seem that the biggest though rare threats to holidays are health worries such is now happening with the Coronavirus. I have friends out in the Far East at the minute and it is definitely impacting on them. I noticed that the hospital where I had my recent surgery carried out now has a patient suffering from it, picked up in Singapore. Hopefully all that will be sorted out in time for your holidays.

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Post by sherri » Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:49 pm

:D What holiday!! It was cancelled as I was trying to book! :lol:

They did say they will get back to me within a week or so to see what else they can offer people who have booked.

Yes, your October would be about the equivalent of our March/April. March here is (in my opinion) the best month of the year. Beautiful warm weather but not too hot. April, starting to cool a bit but still nice.
I have no wish to be holidaying in the middle of Summer as I don't overly like being outdoors in the heat.

Glad I hadn't booked China for this year! Such a shame, this coronavirus, as it must be disrupting a lot of lives. From what I was reading, the death rate is about 2%. Let's hope that doesn't rise.
I was watching the news about one cruise ship that is in quarantine. That struck a chord, my first thought was-that would be hell in the inside cabins (which is usually what we book).

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Re: brexit

Post by andysfootball » Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:12 pm

been on he diamond princess a few times out of yokohama

quarantine me for a year if the bars remain open!
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