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Brexit Thread VI - The Knockout Phase ?!?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Hrothbern, Mar 22, 2019.

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  1. Kyriakos

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    Don't the welsh have their own party? Is it not bothering to run in the euro election? (is the scottish one running?)
     
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    Because of the d'Hondt system used in the UK (how else !) the UK EU seats are not really proportional to the % of votes.

    In Scotland I would vote SNP (they run indeed) to maximise the effect of my vote.
     
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    Plaid Cymru? I doubt it. After all, even Farage couldn't explain what Brexit would do for Wales.
     
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    fingers crossed :)
     
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    Plaid Cymru is also running and is more likely to get a seat in my area than the Greens are so I'll vote for them, but if I was in England I'd vote Green.
     
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    Wow. I suppose she just realizes it is over for May, and plans to run for pm herself? (is she likely to be elected?)

    I did laugh at this announcement by number 10:

    “Andrea Leadsom has served with distinction + great ability as a member of the government, and the Prime Minister is grateful for all of her work. We are disappointed that she has chosen to resign + the PM remains focused on delivering the Brexit people voted for.”
     
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    She's doing that right now - causing a giant mess with no idea of what people voted for or why and causing everyone else to claim that their Brexit is the real one. Now that is the Brexit people voted for.
     
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    So 52% Brexit, then?
     
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    52% brexit is at least a lexit, right? ^_^
     
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    52% would suggest that we do actually leave, surrendering our voting power and any influence we might have left, in return for staying in all the various groups and policies for the benefit of the economy and the populace. It's the worst of both worlds and therefore an entirely equitable position to be in when faced with the need for an uncomfortable compromise.
     
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    As if any russians were needed, or if the were the major financiers of this type of political play.
    Ever heard of James Goldsmith? He's dead now, but there are plenty like him. And now they can leverage on a level of "dissatisfaction with the system" that then was very much an avant-garde thing. The seventies have delivered their fruit.

    It has been crystal clear for a long time what would be accepted by the UK: the existing Withdrawal Agreement (even with payments to the EU) without the irish backstop.

    It would have been an agreement highly beneficial to the EU. But they postured so much that they' can't back down.
     
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    Really? Who's "the UK" in this instance?
     
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    Really? Who's ‘they’ in this instance?
     
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    She's already the least successful PM since Anthony Eden, so I imagine she rather wants to sit out the next week so that she can have a longer tenure than Gordon Brown (and thus not as short as Eden or Alec Douglas-Home).
     

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