Brexit: The fallout

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2 hours ago, Eupathic Impulse said:

1. The EU is partly to blame for making itself vulnerable.  It needs to quickly find a way to pump money into southern European economies, and forget about using a sort of economic blackmail to produce "reforms" that quickly uproot existing practices and social contracts/understandings.  Those reforms have not come, rather, anti-Euro movements have expanded.

 

3. Trump is being advised by people who hate the ideology that created the EU, even the "good parts".  Farage has his ear.  And Farage does not want European unity to succeed.

You mean by letting in all those refugees - sorry, couldn't resist :-)

Where is number two... Where did you hide it?

The EU tends to be a more social model than the US, as such it is hard for some American industries to make an inroad here, it is also hard to make money from investments when no shares are available (I guess) Healthcare being one example, I expect some American corporations would love us to change to the US system. It is also something more liberal minded people can say 'why do we do it this way, they do it another way and it works for them'..

May is tied as she will pout the Tory party first. If there is a danger that UKIP will steal seats form them, she would take the country down the sweat shop route if it saved them.

As in GOT when the bald guy is talking about the guy from Queer as folk (sorry, don't know the names of the characters - little finger?), he says - he would see it all burn if he could be ruler of the ashes...

May will do what she has to do to save her party and some rich people will end up paying less tax. .

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March 2nd election for Northern Ireland according to news reports. Thats very close to Article 50 timeline. 

 

The Supreme Court has yet to rule on their findings, but there's only so many days left in January, so I reckon there'll be news towards the end of the week on ruling, after May's speech. May's speech tomorrow could quite easily end up being as clear as mud, just like when May and Sturgeon and co. met, and Sturgeon commented she learned "nothing new" from May.

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For the old-timers, remember this?

 

 

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Back in 1975, Britons had their first chance to ditch membership in a European Economic Union in favour of an isolationist policy in an already international world. Sane heads prevailed in this first-ever national referendum and 67% of the votes were for remaining in the Economic Zone.

 

http://inktank.fi/14-incredible-photos-of-britains-1975-vote-to-stay-in-the-eu/

 

great-britain-referendum-1975-price-comp

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Great pics, janx! You´d never get away with those slogans now...the PC Nazis would be offended....

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Is worth knowing, if the pound tanks then I can transfer cash over and pay my student loan off cheaper.

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So the guys from the unions that supported Brexit because they thought less foreigners taking their jobs would be good are now surprised because Brexit might mean their jobs will not exist at all anymore because their industry is affected and UK might have to shift their industry into something else for which they are not trained and/or don't have the skills.

Who would have thought this could happen?

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9 minutes ago, Krieg said:

So the guys from the unions that supported Brexit because they thought less foreigners taking their jobs would be good are now surprised because Brexit might mean their jobs will not exit at all anymore because their industry is affected and UK might have to shift their industry into something else for which they are not trained and/or don't have the skills.

Who would have thought this could happen?

Who said every surprise would be a good one.

This is a failing on the part of the Labour party and a win for the Tories. 
When unions start looking at who they represent instead of why, then they are no longer fit for purpose.

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Pound and the markets like Mays speech so far.

 

This is a big surprise and maybe a game changer. 

 

1) Certainty and clarity: I can confirm today the Govt will put the final deal to a vote in Parliament (she had previously refused to be drawn on this)

 

Point number 9) also.

 

9) Bold free trade deal with EU: not membership of the single market

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24 minutes ago, RenegadeFurther said:

9) Bold free trade deal with EU: not membership of the single market

 

To boldly go where no man...

 

They can probably forget manufacturing wings for Airbus...

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I have spent around 15 minutes looking through articles and not one had the actual list from the speech...

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So Parliament will now vote on the EU negotiations.

 

How does this work, We trigger Article 50, negotiate with the EU, vote the deal in Parliament, Parliament votes No.

 

What happens then ?

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18 minutes ago, RenegadeFurther said:

What happens then ?

A polite apology for all the bother, perhaps, followed by an invitation for a bracing spot of tea?

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17 hours ago, RenegadeFurther said:

How does this work, We trigger Article 50, negotiate with the EU, vote the deal in Parliament, Parliament votes No.

What happens then ?

Parliament won't vote no. They are spineless! Corbyn has already said he will support what the people have "chosen". Sounds like the UK going to war! (Unfortunately it will be a Vietnam style war) :wacko::ph34r:

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