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Brexit Thread VIII: Taking a penalty kick-ing

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by tjs282, Nov 1, 2019.

  1. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    Some magic force will make brexit not happen in 3 days. I now see what you meant by "hope for good outcomes" :p
     
  2. Cheetah

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    That's complete non sequitor to what I said?
     
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  3. Loerwyn

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    Thinking off the top of my head here, but...

    I think my main problem with Brexit beyond it being unnecessary is the government in charge of bringing it. They've pushed it through despite the leadership changing twice over the issue (three Prime Ministers on one topic? Yeesh - take a hint), and I reckon the last election was only called to lend legitimacy to PM Johnson eventually forcing this through - after all, we can't say he is unelected now. We have a cabinet of power-hungry people utterly lacking in compassion and understanding, with little tact or subtlety between them. I feel like something like Brexit, whether a good or bad thing, requires sensible and level-headed people with understandings of economics, trade, law, social and cultural issues, amongst other topics, and I don't believe for a second that this government is capable of any of that. If our government was made up of respectable, intelligent people then okay I would be less scared about it, but there's nothing to suggest that any of these ministers and politicians involved are doing anything except trying to grab power and potentially financial gains from this.

    What really sums this up, to me, is the amount of money spent on Brexit so far (with very little gain) and the recent 'crowdfunding' effort to get Big Ben available for the 31st. They were crowdfunding for £500k, a fraction of what's been spent on Brexit and certainly an amount of money that this government would be able to get their hands on.
     
  4. Manfred Belheim

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    Hey well we're getting commemorative coins, so all is well.
     
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  5. Arakhor

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    Because that's what's important, right?
     
  6. Loerwyn

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    Two Brexits to buy a sausage roll in Greggs.
     
  7. Kyriakos

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    And blaue passports.
     
  8. Manfred Belheim

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    Well it's about as important as Big Ben bonging.
     
  9. Arakhor

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    By which you mean it's a meaningless chest-beating occasion, designed to not bring the country together, as Johnson claims?
     
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    So is anyone going to mark the moment?

    I'll probably be watching the last leg on channel 4.
     
  11. Arakhor

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    I might want The Last Leg, if I remember, but no I don't intend to specifically mark the moment, any more than I remember the time of death of loved ones.
     
  12. Hrothbern

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    I am going to watch a couple of “Yes Minister” on youtube
     
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    There will be something on TV? Would like to find a stream around midnight, if there is any news to watch regarding the departure.

    Other than that, I'll literally be having a party. Will put on a few Brexit documentaries as a warmup, but then it'll just be a regular party until shortly before midnight, I guess.

    At the end of the year, I expect Boris to align the UK closely with the EU (while publicly stating something different), so I'm not too worried about the future of British individuals.
     
  14. innonimatu

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    I'm going to break an old bottle open. Others remain in waiting.
     
  15. Manfred Belheim

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    No, by which I mean it's as important. Although I'd say slightly more as it's creating coins, which are useful.
     
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  16. Old Hippy

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    I'll add the 50p to my collection of 50p Cellibratory cions and hope the grandkids don't fight over who gets the padington bear or peter rabbit ones after I'm gone
    Sadly I don't think the grandkids even understand the concept of stamps and first day covers tho they do enjoy the pretty colours
    with luck the remoaners will carry out their threat to toss them in the river and take them mostly out of circulation
     
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    One of the most telling things about optics around Brexit is how apparently fine it is to use "remoaners", but how many times I've been told it's rude to assume negative things about people who voted for Brexit.

    Some consistency would be nice.
     
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  18. Old Hippy

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    if some people were not moaning about a blinking 50p coin as tho it was the end of the world or that some people wanted a go fund me campaing to get Big Ben's bells working in time for the historic day, was only an insultive move on their part... then I would probaly not have used it
    Some consistency would be nice as you so wisely pointed out
     
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    Another post stamp collector on the forum ?

    Just too bad that big events in the UK are not commemorated anymore all over the Commonwealth with post stamps like with the coronation of King George VI in 1937.
    I did not count them, but I must have some dozens of them from all those colonies, all the dot islands. And that is only a small part of all the ones issued.

    this one (screenshot from internet):

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  20. Old Hippy

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    I confess :lol:
    Mainly the UK, Australia, PNG, and Antartica :crazyeye:
     
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