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Re: Brexit
« Reply #165 on: February 25, 2019, 08:39:29 PM »
Brexit: Labour to back ‘public vote’ in parliament - The Scotsman
https://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/brexit-labour-to-back-public-vote-in-parliament-1-4879119

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Re: Brexit
« Reply #166 on: February 28, 2019, 12:37:32 AM »
I'm very curious how the general population would vote on Brexit now that all this has unfolded.

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Re: Brexit
« Reply #167 on: February 28, 2019, 06:58:46 AM »
Not sure if any this side of the pond could be bothered.  Enthusiasm for anything has been killed by 1000 cuts.

I voted say in, and now feel I would vote out just to be bloody minded. I am past caring.

The politicians all lie so none can make subjective decisions, so most will vote in their entrenched positions. London "in" the North out. The north will probably vote out stronger than before if anything imho.  There is no downside for them. Same with the old... still out... there are perhaps a few less oldies if it were run again.
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Re: Brexit
« Reply #168 on: February 28, 2019, 09:22:51 AM »
I will never understand why they immediately after the referendum, without any kind of plan, triggered article 50. Job’s done – let’s go the pub.

They could have used the past two years to form some sort of plan before triggering article 50.

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Re: Brexit
« Reply #169 on: March 13, 2019, 10:12:29 PM »
By blocking the no-deal brexit, didn't the MPs just kill all the routes to leave the EU?

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Re: Brexit
« Reply #170 on: March 13, 2019, 10:23:33 PM »
Something to do with not law. We had a legal case that made it law. A woman took the Gov to court and made it law. So the act of her trying to sabotage brexit meant it was set in law. Now it is the default.

It's all quite hilarious how sh## it all it.


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Re: Brexit
« Reply #171 on: March 13, 2019, 10:59:10 PM »
BBC has come up with flow charts.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-46393399

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Re: Brexit
« Reply #172 on: March 13, 2019, 11:16:06 PM »

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Re: Brexit
« Reply #173 on: March 13, 2019, 11:24:12 PM »

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Re: Brexit
« Reply #174 on: March 17, 2019, 03:45:49 AM »
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On the night of the Brexit referendum the British pound went into free fall, but while many watched with horror, a handful of hedge funds were making staggering profits. This is the story of the Brexit Big Short.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ht40yrt3VrY

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Re: Brexit
« Reply #175 on: March 17, 2019, 09:58:22 PM »
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It wouldn't surprise me if Farage was keeping the mirage going for 30 minutes longer to cash in on the idea Remain had won. I was watching the coverage on the night of the vote, and soon after seats in the North East that were considered staunch Remain were close to 50/50, the pound dropped 10 cents. The writing was on the wall fairly early on.

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Re: Brexit
« Reply #176 on: March 21, 2019, 12:17:20 PM »
There's an active petition to government that's got 800K signatures to revoke article 50. Their website has crashed several times today (showing a 502 ATM). I managed to sign it but never got the confirmation email to validate the signature.

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« Reply #177 on: March 21, 2019, 12:29:40 PM »
Noticed the petition first thing this morning and its been 502ing for the last 5 hours or so. If they pull their fingers out in the IT dept this thing could really fly...

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Re: Brexit
« Reply #178 on: March 21, 2019, 06:48:20 PM »
Petition to revoke article 50 exceeds 1m signatures amid site crashes | The Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/mar/21/petitions-site-crashes-after-thousands-back-call-to-revoke-article-50

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Re: Brexit
« Reply #179 on: March 21, 2019, 10:27:20 PM »
Looks like the backlog has been cleared, up to 2 million now