Brexit: The fallout

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Dutch plan big Brexit beach party

 

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"Thousands of people have signed up on Facebook to a Dutch beach party for Brexit, featuring food from across the European Union to mark Britain's departure.

 

Created by media worker Ron Toekook, the event calls for partygoers to meet at the seaside village of Wijk aan Zee near Amsterdam on 31 October, the date Britain is meant to leave.

 

More than 7,000 people have already said they will attend, while 52,000 others are interested.

 

"It will be a nice goodbye to a good friend who is going on an exciting adventure, but is perhaps not too bright," Mr Toekook told the Dutch news agency ANP.

 

The party will involve "sitting in a deck chair with Dutch chips, French wine and German beer, watching Britain as it closes itself off."

 

"If there is enough interest there may be a band that can play... 'We'll Meet Again'."

 

Other suggestions for songs that could be played include single "Britain Come Back" sung by Dutch novelty boy band "Breunion Boys".

 

Mr Toekook said the party was a natural step for the Netherlands, which has had centuries of close cultural, trade and political links with Britain.

 

With their economies still closely intertwined, the Dutch have made major preparations in case Britain crashes out of the EU without a divorce deal on 31 October."

 

 

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2 hours ago, Wulfrun said:

A couple of reasons to ignore this, it's from the Express and the Express is a tory comic...

 

Oh absolutely.  But Hannan is all too happy to appear on US television spouting conspiracy theories and all sorts of other shite. In some ways, I think he is worse than Farage - everyone knows what Farage is, but Hannan gets wheeled out as some respectable, intelligent, politician from a long established mainstream party, and lends perceived credibility to his viewpoint.

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What does this picture say to you?  Hardly authoritative, looks like he's waiting for his car to be fixed at KwikFit.

 

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2 hours ago, hooperski said:

What does this picture say to you?  Hardly authoritative, looks like he's waiting for his car to be fixed at KwikFit.

 

It must be the American in him - when we used to run the DESY bridge group at least one of the US students used to put his stocking feet on our table.

I think we have a photo to prove it.

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Watching BBC coverage of the Johnson/Macron meeting this evening I was struck by how irritated Macron looked standing alongside Johnson in the courtyard of the Elysee Palace as Johnson flim-flammed and blustered. For people operating at that level it must be so obvious that Johnson is just a bag of hot air with no substance.

 

Video of it here: Brexit: Backstop indispensable, Macron tells Johnson

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President Macron indeed went further and remarked that Irish peace is EU peace and this was all important.

 

It was always going to be about Ireland. This goes back to the Plantation of Ulster at least. Ireland should have been top of the agenda during the "debate" before the referendum.

 

We have Cameron to thank for all this. Fuck him.

 

 

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14 hours ago, hooperski said:

What does this picture say to you?  Hardly authoritative, looks like he's waiting for his car to be fixed at KwikFit.

 

EClTWcfXsAAcxkA.jpg

 

 

 

Well looks to me, Boris has just let go a massive fart

 

and Maron, is leaning forward to smell it, to show support and respect for the BRITISH decision to respect the leave vote

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12 minutes ago, murphaph said:

It was always going to be about Ireland. This goes back to the Plantation of Ulster at least. Ireland should have been top of the agenda during the "debate" before the referendum.

 

We have Cameron to thank for all this. Fuck him.

 

 

 

Absolutely right - unfortunately, because Cameron first of all expected to be in coalition with the Lib Dems again if Tusk is to be believed, and then on winning a majority believed that the country would vote to remain, meant that issues which should have been solved before a referendum took place, were never even considered. 

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Yeah he fully expected to not have to hold the referendum he promised but he displayed such hubris in actually going ahead with it in the way he did. History will never forgive him. He has set back Anglo-Irish relations by decades and that's tragic.

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1 hour ago, murphaph said:

President Macron indeed went further and remarked that Irish peace is EU peace and this was all important.

 

It was always going to be about Ireland. This goes back to the Plantation of Ulster at least. Ireland should have been top of the agenda during the "debate" before the referendum.

 

We have Cameron to thank for all this. Fuck him.

 

 

When you consider the 'real' reason for brexit, I'm pretty sure that Cameron was under orders from Murdoch, Banks et al...

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US Rep. Brendan Boyle on Newsnight last night again explicitly reiterated that any Brexit that damages the GFA will result in Congress blocking a UK-US trade deal. He reminded the host that Congress blocked Obama's TPP trade deal and the "Friends of Ireland caucus" is completely bipartisan. 

 

Trump is lying when he says there's a trade deal there for the UK after a hard Brexit. Surprise surprise.

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