Brexit: The fallout

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And I find it kinda funny, I find it kinda sad,

These dreams in which I'm lying, are the best I've ever had,

I find it hard to tell EU, my promises are fake,

I'm running round in circles, it's a very, very, mad world ... ...

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6 minutes ago, Kommentarlos said:

Perhaps one for the flummoxed thread but nevertheless:

 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7450339/Boris-Johnson-pushes-ahead-proposal-build-BRIDGE-Scotland-Northern-Ireland.html

 

Mr Johnson proposes bridge between northern ireland and scotland :blink:

 

Well if they cancel HS2, then they can spend the money on this instead.   Ignoring Brexit, I think that in general it is not a bad idea and would help to boast the local economies.

 

 

 

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10 minutes ago, dj_jay_smith said:

 Ignoring Brexit, I think that in general it is not a bad idea and would help to boast the local economies.

 

Is London then of the opinion that such regional economic stimulus will lower the chance of scottish independence?

 

A bridge between ireland and scotland followed by a wall between scotland and england (one currently available for repurposing) allowing frictionless EU trade between EU ROI across a NI transition zone into a new EU member independent scotland. Then the hard border into england with the full monty of customs controls.

 

A little tongue in cheek I know but we live in perplexing times. 

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47 minutes ago, Kommentarlos said:

Perhaps one for the flummoxed thread but nevertheless:

 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7450339/Boris-Johnson-pushes-ahead-proposal-build-BRIDGE-Scotland-Northern-Ireland.html

 

Mr Johnson proposes bridge between northern ireland and scotland :blink:

He'll have to come up with a solution for the million tonnes of weapons the UK dumped there first.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaufort%27s_Dyke

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21 minutes ago, Kommentarlos said:

 

Is London then of the opinion that such regional economic stimulus will lower the chance of scottish independence?

 

A bridge between ireland and scotland followed by a wall between scotland and england (one currently available for repurposing) allowing frictionless EU trade between EU ROI across a NI transition zone into a new EU member independent scotland. Then the hard border into england with the full monty of customs controls.

 

A little tongue in cheek I know but we live in perplexing times. 

Ironically the Scottish-English border would be much easier (practically speaking, not for people who need to cross it) to police than the one in Ireland. It's shorter, straighter, more remote, has far fewer crossings and has historical precedent as being an actual border with a wall and everything.

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22 minutes ago, murphaph said:

...an actual border with a wall and everything.

 

Yes.  And I heard that the they would make the EU pay for the wall!

 

:) 

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25 minutes ago, murphaph said:

Ironically the Scottish-English border would be much easier (practically speaking, not for people who need to cross it) to police than the one in Ireland. It's shorter, straighter, more remote, has far fewer crossings and has historical precedent as being an actual border with a wall and everything.

Centurions for border duties thrown in at no extra cost!

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Its like watching Downtown Abbey or upstairs downstairs. You can't miss a single episode because you might loose the plot.

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1 hour ago, Wherearewegoingto said:

Its like watching Downtown Abbey or upstairs downstairs. You can't miss a single episode because you might loose the plot.

 

really? It's more like the film titanic...you know how it's going to end!!

 

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

 

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1 hour ago, dom said:

for those here, feeling a bit "prorogued off" by the prorogation saga, check out this summary of prorogations, which shows that they have been used pretty often in the past!

https://parliamentum.org/2019/07/12/sir-john-majors-hypocrisy-on-prorogation/

I read it but Major had already gone to the Queen to dissolve Parliament for a GE before Proroguing Parliament. In my view this was not the same because he had no intention of continuing as the GE had already being called. BoJo on the other hand deliberately wanted to block Parliament debating his Brexit plans and in particular a no deal Brexit.

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With an endorsement like that, there was only going to be one outcome ... ... ...

 

 

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