Author Topic: UK General Election 8th June: Shake it all about?  (Read 31762 times)

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Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« Reply #75 on: June 24, 2016, 06:01:33 am »
BBC has just confirmed it. I feel sick
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Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« Reply #76 on: June 24, 2016, 06:14:07 am »
Japan's already suffering economic strain from this.  Brexit completely fucks their plans for the Yen

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Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« Reply #77 on: June 24, 2016, 06:19:06 am »
Brexit is poisonous - and we are going to spread it worldwide like some sort of political ebola.
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Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« Reply #78 on: June 24, 2016, 06:20:51 am »
And tomorrow, Trump will come on television and tell all the America that he has a plan. A good plan. The best plan to deal with the fallout of Brexit. He has the best guys on it. You'll see.
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Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« Reply #79 on: June 24, 2016, 06:28:08 am »
Brexit is poisonous - and we are going to spread it worldwide like some sort of political ebola.

This could be world-historical bad.  I've been accused of being paranoid, of being a worst-case scenario kind of person.  But I can see the dominoes dropping...a world economic crisis.  The collapse and dissolution of the EU.  Russia, behind the scenes, bankrolling far-right and Eurosceptic parties to drive a wedge between Europe and America.  A political crisis turns to a landgrab in the Baltic states...NATO cannot intervene, not without a year of preparation, and not while increasingly popular, pro-Russian parties denounce American imperialism.

And that's just the European fallout.  The American election...China?  The Middle East?  This is going to have knock-on effects from knock-on effects and when people look back, they'll say "well, you can't blame the British for everything, but they certainly helped get the ball rolling".

And tomorrow, Trump will come on television and tell all the America that he has a plan. A good plan. The best plan to deal with the fallout of Brexit. He has the best guys on it. You'll see.

Trump was actually in favour of Brexit.  Yet another reason he cannot be trusted as President.  He thinks the UK hosing itself and possibly the rest of the EU with it is a reasonable outcome.

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Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« Reply #80 on: June 24, 2016, 06:48:42 am »
I had heard a rumor that Scotland might have a separate referendum to remain in the EU but perhaps not in the UK, is that true?

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Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« Reply #81 on: June 24, 2016, 06:55:41 am »
At least the British are still as humorous as ever. Better laugh until you cry.

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Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« Reply #82 on: June 24, 2016, 06:57:21 am »

Trump was actually in favour of Brexit.  Yet another reason he cannot be trusted as President.  He thinks the UK hosing itself and possibly the rest of the EU with it is a reasonable outcome.

You think after seeing what it's done to his precious money, he won't change his mind? Man's been waffling as much as maple tappers.
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Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« Reply #83 on: June 24, 2016, 07:17:01 am »
I had heard a rumor that Scotland might have a separate referendum to remain in the EU but perhaps not in the UK, is that true?

Everything is rumours right now.

The SNP, the Scottish Nationalists, have said before now though that if Scotland votes overwhelmingly to remain (and it did) but the UK votes to leave, then it will "have to examine all options".

We just opened a massive fucking can of worms, that may lead to the dissolution of the UK as a political entity. 

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Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« Reply #84 on: June 24, 2016, 07:17:46 am »

Trump was actually in favour of Brexit.  Yet another reason he cannot be trusted as President.  He thinks the UK hosing itself and possibly the rest of the EU with it is a reasonable outcome.

You think after seeing what it's done to his precious money, he won't change his mind? Man's been waffling as much as maple tappers.

Depends what his pro-Russian campaign advisor tells him to think.

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Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« Reply #85 on: June 24, 2016, 08:25:56 am »
Cameron's stepping down (by October).

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Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« Reply #86 on: June 24, 2016, 08:51:50 am »
Finally democracy delivers some chaos I can get behind!
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Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« Reply #87 on: June 24, 2016, 09:02:50 am »
I'm really worried about northern Ireland, apart from border controls, both the unionists and the republicans are going to dig in and go back to the bad old nationalistic days, bombings from the IRA, child murder by the British Soldiers. 

The best they could hope for at the moment is declaring themselves an independent nation state, which would both be in the commonwealth and in Europe, which would leave exactly no one happy: The people who want a 32 county Republic would be pissed off, the ones who consider themselves British would be pissed off, and everyone in the UK would be pissed off because it would be a back door for migration into the UK.

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Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« Reply #88 on: June 24, 2016, 11:35:02 am »
and Scotland says the second Scottish independence referendum is now on the table. So no surprise there then. But that nice wee Nicola Sturgeon has rpomised that they will still be our best friend . . .
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Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« Reply #89 on: June 24, 2016, 11:45:44 am »
Scotland was always going to be automatically triggered into another referendum based on the conditions of the 2014 vote, something like "Any significant change to the status of Scotland" was put in there in the event of something like this.

I was surprised this morning, a lot of the young Unionists in the north are saying they are really disappointed over the result and would be open to a referendum for northern Ireland, I would have thought now would be the time they would dig the heels in over this.

Spain is calling for Gibraltar to either be handed over, or be joint sovereignty. I know they are one of the more complex ones because of their location, wonder would this result in a friendly annexing of it?