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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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    What I am surprised by is people who think that Borjo is "charismatic". He is a three stooges character. Britain has really fallen to the gutter :/

     
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  2. Arakhor

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    Because Corbyn is not the Speaker and the necessary procedures weren't followed. Even the Govt can't just rock up one day and say, "we're having a vote now" without following the usual forms. The latest delay in Brexit is absolutely all Johnson, no matter what he or "an unnamed Downing Street source" might insist.
     
  3. Kyriakos

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    Let's also see the manifesto.
    I think that Jeremy can do well :)

    Though it does seem the british public has become far more aggressive and reactionary than in the near past.
     
  4. Takhisis

    Takhisis la la la la la

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    If things go on like this somebody will start a thread with a title such as ‘dangit, lost to the Germans again’ or ‘the Germans always win’.
     
  5. Timsup2nothin

    Timsup2nothin Veteran of 1000 psycic wars

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    I object to the title. There have already been enough extra periods played to demonstrate that a "sudden death, play to the finish" rule is in effect. No PKs here.
     
  6. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    The english football team is notorious for losing at penalties.
    Often against Germany.
     
  7. Timsup2nothin

    Timsup2nothin Veteran of 1000 psycic wars

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    Good reason to institute the sudden death, play to the finish format. Of course the known problem with that format is you reach a point where all the players are too exhausted so there will never be a game ending goal.

    Oh.

    Hey.

    That sounds familiar too.
     
  8. Kyriakos

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    30 years of hurt 53 years of hurt :)

    (they lost to Germany in a penalty shoot-out in the tournament this song was written for too)
     
  9. Broken_Erika

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    Even Bojo wants nothing to do with Farage...
    https://www.bbc.com/news/election-2019-50264395
     
  10. Kyriakos

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    What about the risk of having Boris continue the farce of acting as PM? ;)
     
  11. Arakhor

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    You recall the dim and distant years of 2015, when a vote for Ed Milliband was supposedly a vote for his "coalition of chaos". Like so many things in the last four years, that's aged really badly.
     
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    Well he is, in comparison with Theresa May; which doesn't really signify much.
     
  13. EnglishEdward

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    Well the latest news is that:

    General election 2019: Nigel Farage will not stand as candidate

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-2019-50280848

    I don't blame him after the Margate scandal, and I am not in
    favour of individuals trying to double up as both MPs and MEPs.
     
  14. Kyriakos

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    ^You do know he could resign as MEP, right? :p
    Speaking of which, he could also resign as MP, if elected. Seems pretty clear he is just afraid of running.
     
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    He appears to be fully committed to running spoiler against the Tories. But this might be just for show to get better terms from them.
     
  16. Kyriakos

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    I think it is. I don't doubt he doesn't aim to be in parliament by now, but he tried to be there many times and failed, so gave up. Comments like "this deal is virtually worse than not leaving" are a bit puzzling too; I mean it seems he is getting at "remain". If he actually thinks this is worse than remain, wouldn't it mean he would just have to make himself try to get in parliament?
     
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    Farage would lose his comfortable European meal ticket if we ever left the EU, but he seemingly can't tolerate the idea of a transition period, because that mean losing his income and still (temporarily) being in the EU. Besides, if he doesn't stand for Parliament, he can't lose for a record eighth time and can continue being rewarded by his fans for sticking two fingers up to the EU Parliament and continuing to get paid, which is not something that can be done in Parliament.
     
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    If he wants the hardest Brexit possible, this deal makes that quite impossible to achieve. He probably knows that there won't be a majority for a no-deal Brexit as long as Johnson doesn't surrender to him. So his best bet would be a hung parliament, which could either cause no-deal Brexit by accident or could trigger yet another round of elections and another opportunity to convince the Tories to join his crusade.
     
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    To would be dictators the best bet, it seems, is almost always a hung parliament.
     
  20. Sommerswerd

    Sommerswerd I never yielded

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    So Brexit didn't happen? :confused: Still?? Is BoJo going to resign or what?
     

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