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by Richard28
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 38
Views: 1407

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

Just Scotland? We should welcome Northern Ireland too, once they come knocking. Wales... mmm.. they voted to leave, but we still welcome their jobs I guess... Best regards Thomas Well if NI joins it will be an Ireland reunification. And I can't see a GFA's referendum before several years. Wales is ...

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by Richard28
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 83679

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

For those that don't know his blog, an update to Chris Grey's Brexit blog has come out today http://chrisgreybrexitblog.blogspot.com/ Chris Grey is a professor at the University of London, and his blogs are often a very helpful, fact based analysis of the political aspects of Brexit. well worth putt...

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by Richard28
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 83679

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

another accurate cartoon, but form the today's Evening Standard:

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by Richard28
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 83679

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At some point don't you all think "Brexit" will morph into an actual word in the English language? bre·xit /ˈˈbɹɛksɪt/ verb 1. carry out (a task) clumsily or incompetently; to perform (duty, task) in a manner not meeting the most minimum standards "he brexited his first attempt to ma...

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by Richard28
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 83679

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

A referendum should be the obvious choice by now. Parliament can't decide on any course of action, can't remove TM, can't call for new elections, so what else is there ? Or TM call it quits. That has been my preference for some time, but I have tried looking at this with fresh eyes, and continue to...

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by Richard28
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 83679

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

An article I read elsewhere citing economists said that crashes are not linear in their development, but will suddenly and exponentially shift toward them. If you were able to see a crash coming, then it would not be a crash. The crash is coming for sure. The question is when, not if. If you could ...

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by Richard28
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 83679

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

An article I read elsewhere citing economists said that crashes are not linear in their development, but will suddenly and exponentially shift toward them. If you were able to see a crash coming, then it would not be a crash. Maybe nothing can be done about this entry to a economic crash, indeed so...

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by Richard28
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 83679

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

I doubt that any British politican will have the courage... It’s really strange to me: the UK!!!, the nation that was responsible for so many inventions that changed the world, great artists and yet nobody seems to be able to prepare a way out of this mess… And it does not look like things will cha...

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by Richard28
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 83679

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

Tusk said this morning that not leaving looks to be the only solution. :checkmark: Tusks tweet: "If a deal is impossible, and no one wants no deal, then who will finally have the courage to say what the only positive solution is?" hits the nail on the head. I doubt Theresa May will have t...

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by Richard28
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 83679

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

Tonight Brexit was covered by TV news also here in Denmark. It doesn't happen so often, and mostly only when they need a real clown to fill the last 20 seconds for introduction to the commercials. They also made interviews with ordinary people on the streets in London. Among them was a pretty brigh...

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by Richard28
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 83679

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

Parliament (reportedly 7/8ths) will stop no deal. Parliament does not support TM’s deal. Where does that leave us? Inevitably it will mean compromise somewhere, which both sides of the argument will not like. Just as the meaningful vote was once a Remain policy later seized upon by leavers, I would ...

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by Richard28
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 83679

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

Vote of no confidence will not pass. Already DUP and ERG have said they will back government so has little chance. Tomorrow is a sideshow. Of interest is what Corbyn position will be on losing the confidence vote. The position should be, per party policy, that Labour then support a people’s vote to ...

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by Richard28
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 83679

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

That's plainly wrong as you well know the question was, "Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?" that's what people voted on simple isn't it. that is PRECISELY my point A101! the vote was on EU. The vote did not ask or answer position ...

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by Richard28
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 83679

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

That's good. Thanks for that... and this is why politicians whine on about "the will of the people" as there is no underlying legal authority, even though: 48% voted remain 52% voted for a variety of different outcomes, hard Brexit, EFTA, SM, etc the 48% is arguably the largest voice for ...

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by Richard28
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 83679

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

And now, a conservative party whip, Gareth Johnson MP, has resigned from government. As a whip, this is the resignation of one of the people tasked with selling Theresa Mays deal to other MP's! Still not looking good for the vote to pass tomorrow... https://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/gareth-jo...

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by Richard28
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 83679

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

This has made me laugh this morning... Theresa May has described the creation of the Welsh Assembly as an example of when there was a referendum and it was honoured. Except that: ⋅  Theresa May herself voted against the result of that referendum in Parliament ⋅  Brexiters John Re...

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by Richard28
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 83679

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Two big Brexit backers, Crispin Odey and Peter Hargreaves now think that Brexit wont happen. In Crispin's case he is now positioning his funds for a raise in sterling as a consequence of no Brexit... http://www.cityam.com/271478/top-brexit-donors-odey-and-hargreaves-say-britain-not-leave interesting...

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by Richard28
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 83679

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

Your attitude towards the EU reminds me of a well known quote from CDG: "A patriot loves his country and is proud of its achievements; a nationalist hates the countries of others and even more so their successes." :checkmark: I've not heard that quote before, sums up many peoples loathing...

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by Richard28
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 83679

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"Project Fear" https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46810473 https://news.sky.com/story/jaguar-land-rover-to-cut-thousands-of-jobs-in-plan-to-reverse-losses-11603338 Brexit could cost Jaguar Land Rover £1.2 billion a year, wiping out profits... Sad news, with 4000 UK job losses though China...

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by Richard28
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Helicopter Rescue of Injured Skier in France
Replies: 30
Views: 4394

Re: Helicopter Rescue of Injured Skier in France

wow... that is amazing footage... he holds it so steady... and so close.... incredible!

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by Richard28
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 83679

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

Dutchy wrote:
Two steps:
1. divorce papers --> 2. future trade relationship. 8-)


:checkmark:
With a longer term strategy and endpoint it could open things up in Parliament....

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by Richard28
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 83679

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

It is not a real power. Whatever the uk parliament votes, it just can't force it on the EU. Of course this is true, but the UK can go back to what was originally offered by the EU all that time ago, through Parliament being able to erase Theresa Mays infamous "red lines" https://img.huffi...

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by Richard28
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 83679

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

Another interesting bit of information, should the government lose the vote on Tuesday, then the alternative plan that is put forward (within 3 days) is amendable by parliament (Dominic Grieve secured this right in December). This gives Parliament the power to put all things back on the table, e.g. ...

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by Richard28
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 83679

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This is crazy. What's the purpose of submitting a new plan after 3 days of the vote. You can be assured that the quality of that plan isn't great. In reality it is not three days though - she should have been planning this since early December when it was clear the Withdrawal Agreement would not pa...

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by Richard28
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 83679

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

and the madness gets madder... Just reading on sky news (Can't link to it I'm afraid) that a "minister" (not named) has suggested a course of action would be for Theresa May to call a General election herself, timed so that Parliament is not even sitting as we go through 29th March, ensuri...

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by Richard28
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 83679

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

I agree an extension is very likely going to be demanded, and if accompanied by a good reason, it will certainly be granted, (probably the 2 will happen well coordinated and officially simultaneously, so as to prevent disruption and embarrasment) although there's one legal issue remaining because o...

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by Richard28
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 83679

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

Help me understand this. To extend Article 50, EU27 approval is required. :checkmark: If UK parliament votes down the current Brexit deal, and EU27 doesn't give unanimous approval to extend the withdrawal period, UK is out on no-deal and there is nothing UK can do to prevent it (having voted down c...

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by Richard28
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 83679

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

Therefore, I think that any decision (deal, no-deal or no Brexit at all) is better than no decision (which an extension basically is). At least you can start moving on. Just to clarify, "no decision" will directly lead to "no-deal" - that is still the default position, the amend...

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by Richard28
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 83679

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so speculation is mounting the UK will have no other option but to demand for an extension to the March 29th deadline, especially since it was previously reported UK government officials have been in contact with their EU counterparts over the last few weeks to feel the temperature on any such a sh...

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by Richard28
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 83679

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

Reading the news today, I am reminded that 99% don't realise we are not even discussing "the deal" - merely the withdrawal agreement . The real negotations are still to come (if the WA happens)... The level of knowledge and understanding is at a very low standard, not helped of course by ...

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by Richard28
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 83679

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

Dutchy wrote:
what do they hope to get out of it?


A sense of victory and that "they won" - other than that absolutely nothing.

Dutchy wrote:
What part of their lives are going to be better.


None.

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by Richard28
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 83679

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

- my mother voted for Brexit (grrrrr) Are you willing to tell us why she voted “leave”? Just curious She is not able to really articulate why, other than saying such phrases as "Brussels have too much control", and that we need to "take control of our own laws"... ask which EU l...

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by Richard28
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
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Views: 83679

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

Arion640 wrote:

I hope you don’t think this is the opinion of all brexiteers Richard and you will agree it’s just a very small minority of idiots.


Of course I don't think it is all the people - my mother voted for Brexit (grrrrr) and she is not like one of those loons!

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by Richard28
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
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In the meantime this is what some of our MP's have to put up with from Brexiters. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-46785357 The irony of calling her nazi, let alone the intimidation and thuggish behaviour. With families being split, nurses leaving the country and now this... it is where we hav...

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by Richard28
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
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So this morning Boris Johnson, in his quest for power, is claiming that "A no-deal Brexit is closest to what Brits voted for" Lets remind ourselves what he said during the referdendum campaign: 11th March 2016: "We can be like Canada" & "I think we can strike a deal as t...

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by Richard28
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
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All the nonsense on this thread saying IAG would have to break up/dissolve/whatever whatever. Some insignificant details compared to the real suffering the UK is heading to. Europhiles proved wrong yet again. ???? nothing has been proved in this regard at this stage. On hard Brexit the EU have alre...

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by Richard28
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
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And in braking news John Redwood has received a knighthood from Theresa May in the news years honours list.

Any stubborn leavers that may have clung to “taking back control” and of “democracy” can now politely retract these accusations and senseless slogans forthwith.

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by Richard28
Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
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[quote][/quote]President Putin now throws his weight behind there being no #PeoplesVote to give people an informed say in this nonsense. you've got to ask yourself why he's so keen on Brexit......? https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/brexit-vladimir-putin-annual-telethon-theresa-may-seco...

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by Richard28
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
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More sense from JRM. The greatest PM we never had. https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1062049/no-deal-brexit-news-jacob-rees-mogg-irish-border-backstop-leo-varadkar/amp if you bothered to read my post to you earlier, I had already linked to this article. p.s. its factual...

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by Richard28
Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
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Views: 83679

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Richard, The long awaited Irish border solution has finally arrived. https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/world/2018/dec/21/ireland-has-no-plans-in-place-for-hard-border-after-brexit-varadkar There isn’t going to be one. to quote Varadkar in the article: “The answer I’ve been giving p...

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by Richard28
Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 83679

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BTW, much (not all) of those foreign car assembly facilities throughout the EU (not UK only) were mainly made in districts with elevated unemployment. And much of the financing was made with cheap loans from the European Investment Bank (EIB), a non-profit EU institution made exactly for that purpo...

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by Richard28
Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 83679

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And we’re talking about freedom, democracy and most important of all: taking back control. We have freedom. We have democracy. (Not withstanding the fact the EU system is arguably a much more democratic process that the UK's system.) We have control. These are facts. Bog off with your ill-informed ...

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by Richard28
Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 83679

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And we’re talking about freedom, democracy and most important of all: taking back control. ⋅  Freedom : Brexit is removing our Freedom of movement rights ⋅ Democracy : Brexit is removing democractic representation in the EU, whilst we will almost certainly have to abide by many ...

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by Richard28
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
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Views: 83679

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Arion640 wrote:
I don’t agree with this. You’re telling lies.


No from an earlier thread you said this:

Arion640 wrote:
I’ll answer your points regarding Northern ireland.


You promised an answer...that was back in July..... but have refused to share it with us...

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by Richard28
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
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That’s ok, just keep repeating “ Lies “ over and over. There are inaccuracies, misunderstandings and outright lies. Brexiteers repeating inaccuracies and misunderstandings (ignorance) about how the EU works become lies. Like the lies on the side of big red buses (remember those?) Did we ever see yo...

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by Richard28
Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
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Shocking action by the EU. https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1061332/Brexit-news-UK-EU-Spain-Gibraltar-no-deal-Theresa-May-deal-vote-latest/amp nothing shocking at all. the UK's actions have consequences. Read the EU's plans on No deal... this is just the start, UK is about t...

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by Richard28
Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
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Views: 83679

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All the Europhiles on this thread are experts, you should know this by now! It's the other way around: Pretty much anybody who knows any actual, factual thing about the actual European Union (instead of just blindly believing in absurdly distorted propaganda about a purely fictitious entity some ke...

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by Richard28
Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
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UK has unilaterally pledged to defend EU nationals' rights in UK, regardless of the type of Brexit. The EU, on the other hand, threatens UK nationals' rights in event of no-deal. Yet it's the UK that is persistently derided for using citizens as bargaining chips. Links please for both statements......

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by Richard28
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
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Arion640 wrote:
In short the EU doesn’t care about ireland.


Wow, you really aren't following this closely are you?

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by Richard28
Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
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From todays Guardian PwC has forecast Britain’s economy to grow by 1.6% next year and 1.7% in 2020 before rising to 1.8% in the five years to 2025 as the uncertainty surrounding Brexit recedes. The Global Economy Watch report predicts France will grow by 1.7% next year and 1.6% in 2020 before falli...

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