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rcjordan

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Re: Brexit
« Reply #180 on: March 22, 2019, 12:38:40 PM »
3 million

Lord Adonis 'to start process to revoke Article 50' as petition hits 2,500,000 signatures | Metro News
https://metro.co.uk/2019/03/22/lord-adonis-start-process-revoke-article-50-petition-hits-2500000-signatures-8979602/

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Re: Brexit
« Reply #181 on: March 22, 2019, 12:46:57 PM »
Lots of bots?



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Re: Brexit
« Reply #182 on: March 22, 2019, 01:43:21 PM »
The spread of voting looks quite similar to how voting turned out in the referendum

https://petitionmap.unboxedconsulting.com/?petition=229963
https://petitionmap.unboxedconsulting.com/?petition=241584

Scotland bucks the trend a bit. I think some nationalists see the Brexit mess as a route to independence, even though Scotland voted most to Remain.
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Re: Brexit
« Reply #183 on: March 22, 2019, 03:01:10 PM »

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Re: Brexit
« Reply #184 on: March 23, 2019, 07:28:17 AM »
Lots of bots?

Lots of people simply pissed off with the process, and the petition has gone viral - tis all. We all signed it after it was first reported on the BBC news, when it was still under 1m. It's almost 4m now
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Re: Brexit
« Reply #185 on: March 23, 2019, 10:45:33 AM »

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Re: Brexit
« Reply #186 on: March 23, 2019, 11:57:40 AM »
https://youtu.be/-IL2XwSkFJQ

A brilliant purple patch.  Thanks for posting that.   I know my biggest question is "What have they been doing for the last 2 years?" it seems like nobody in the UK is actually planning for what to do when the day comes.

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Re: Brexit
« Reply #187 on: March 23, 2019, 03:35:14 PM »
Massive anti-Brexit march unfolds in London, with protesters demanding new referendum - The Globe and Mail
https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-massive-anti-brexit-march-unfolds-in-london-with-protesters-demanding/

<update>
"On one of the biggest demonstrations in British history, a crowd estimated at over one million people yesterday marched peacefully through central London to demand that MPs grant them a fresh referendum on Brexit.

...just three days after the prime minister said in a televised statement to the nation that she believed the British people did not support another referendum, and blamed MPs for trying to block their will."

One million join march against Brexit as Tories plan to oust May | The Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/mar/23/one-million-march-against-brexit-tories-plan-oust-may
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Re: Brexit
« Reply #188 on: March 24, 2019, 06:46:36 PM »
5 million (over 18 hrs ago)

Petition to revoke Article 50 passes five million signatures | BT
http://home.bt.com/news/uk-news/petition-to-revoke-article-50-passes-five-million-signatures-11364348415361

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Re: Brexit
« Reply #189 on: March 26, 2019, 12:54:31 PM »
WHAT’S NEXT: In light of the Letwin amendment passing, on Wednesday 27th March, MPs will vote on a series of options to establish what could command a majority in parliament. The result of any such indicative votes would not be binding on the government as it goes against the Tory manifesto. There is no official list of options, although one has been generated by the Commons select committee for exiting the EU.

1. PM MAY’S DEAL: The deal has been rejected twice already by parliament but remains the only deal the EU can quickly ratify and therefore remains an option. If voted on, it will attract support from May loyalists, but DUP and ERG remain opposed.

2. NO DEAL BREXIT: This would lead to the UK leaving the EU on the new revised date of April 12th on WTO terms. HoC have twice voted against this option, albeit by only four votes last time.

3. ELIMINATING A BACKSTOP: This, in theory would mean re-writing the Withdrawal Agreement, something the EU repeatedly dismissed. A variant would be to promote "alternative arrangements" i.e., technology to monitor the flow of good that could replace the backstop. The EU have previously agreed to examine this, although implementation could take years.

4. CANADA-STYLE DEAL: A popular idea with hardcore Brexiteers, this would focus on the future trade deal with the EU rather than the Withdrawal Agreement. In theory, the UK would accept no continuing regulatory alignment with the EU, although is unclear how far the EU is willing to negotiate this. However, this would not solve the impasse regarding the Northern Irish border, nor has there been signs of many Labour are willing to support this.

5. NORWAY-PLUS DEAL: This soft-Brexit alternative would keep the UK in the single market by remaining in the European Economic Area (EEA) and European Free Trade Association (EFTA). Unlike EFTA, the deal would also keep the UK in the customs union (hence the plus). The deal has been promoted by a group of Tory backbenchers, Labour leader Corbyn has also shown some interest and some believe it would be the most popular option given a free vote. The Sun reported last night that over 100 are ready to back this deal after PM May's deal is killed off.

6. LABOUR DEAL: This would mean the UK remains in a customs union with the EU and remain close to the single market. European Council President Tusk has previously deemed this as “promising”, although the plan was rejected by parliament. The Labour deal is unlikely to attract support of the Conservatives.

7. SECOND REFERENDUM: A replay of the 2016 referendum would be a separate option although nobody in parliament is seriously calling for that. However, a referendum could be attached to one of the options above. When a second referendum was put on PM May’s deal before the HoC this month, only 85 MPs voted for it after labour ordered its MPs to abstain.

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Re: Brexit
« Reply #190 on: March 26, 2019, 01:33:37 PM »
We'll get what these monkeys decide.

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Re: Brexit
« Reply #191 on: March 26, 2019, 04:22:45 PM »
https://twitter.com/Holbornlolz/status/1110570754280734720?s=20

So far today, the EU has:

- Passed #Article13, banning sharing of memes, screenshots, gifs, videos and music
- Voted to put a time zone on the Irish border from 2022
- Voted to put mandatory speed limiters and data loggers on all new cars

Can't imagine why people voted leave

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Re: Brexit
« Reply #192 on: March 26, 2019, 11:24:19 PM »
>Can't imagine why people voted leave

Don't worry, UK won't be alone for long.  The EU just has to keep this sort of dumbness up and other states will be looking to leave too. 

This could end up being the EU's equivalent of Prohibition only without the booze, flappers and tommy guns.

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Re: Brexit
« Reply #193 on: March 29, 2019, 10:53:26 AM »
Getting rid of daylight saving time is a great idea. :)

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Re: Brexit
« Reply #194 on: March 29, 2019, 10:54:30 AM »