Brexit: The fallout

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23 minutes ago, engelchen said:

 

Although it may not be a requirement for all Germans, anyone who has fulfilled the public pension Wartezeit is eligible for a disability pension. 

 

 

I think the requirement makes sense and is fair. Self-employed foreigners who are neither paying into the public pension nor health insurance systems should have to demonstrate that they are making private provisions for those risks. There needs to be limits on freeloading.

No  freeloading. Agree. But the thing is: in this modern world. who is staying at their mum´s address for the next 40 years?

Flexible insurance policies - very un-German. And, for God´s sake, make the rules for health insurance easier. Why should a Canadian freelance English teacher, new in Germany, as an example, be excluded from German public health insurance membership and forced to take out private insurance which the Ausländeramts  maybe reject--because it is not German!

Absurd.

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Let's find out how the British citizenry really feel about foreign interference, shall we?

 

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So the main opposition Labour Party saw an electoral opportunity when, on Nov. 1, Trump called into a radio show hosted by the Brexit party leader Nigel Farage, and urged him to make an alliance with Johnson in pursuit of Brexit.

 

“You and I have become friends over the years,” Trump told Farage, who was one of the leading figures during the U.K.’s 2016 Brexit referendum, and visited Trump in New York shortly before his inauguration. “I would like to see you and Boris get together,” Trump continued. “I know that you and him will end up doing something that could be terrific… You’d be an unstoppable force.”

 

After his discussion with Trump, Farage announced that his insurgent Brexit Party would not field candidates against sitting Conservative lawmakers — a move which took some (though not all) of the pressure off Johnson.

 

Labour campaigners seized on the association. “What we have before us is an alliance between Donald Trump and Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson,” Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn told reporters on Tuesday. “We know where that alliance is designed to take us – into a sweetheart trade deal with the United States that will threaten all of our regulations, all of our conditions, and threaten our public services.”

 

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Oh no, Metall! That is too lenient for most of the current crop of politicians over there right now!😂

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If I could have voted this time around, after viewing the TV dual yesterday, I'd go for green:

https://campaigns.greenparty.org.uk/

Where do we stand on Brexit?

Remain from the start

Britain's future destiny is cooperation with our European friends and allies as part of Europe.

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a.k.a : we're pissing so much money down the toilet with brexit that we need at least 3 pounds from everyone to pay for Boris' photographer. Boris says he's worth his weight in gold...

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4 minutes ago, dom said:

Boris says he's worth his weight in gold...

 

- he really does need to go on a starvation diet, if you ask me ;)

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8 hours ago, dom said:

Boris says he's worth his weight in gold...

So let's sell him...

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Still worth more than BoJo ever will be. The only time he'll be worth the same as gold is when the price of gold hits the same price as Lard.

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Tory 'get Brexit done' bus breaks down leaving party stranded on housing estate

 

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Journalists and Tory staffers were stuck at the new development in Bedford on the "Get Brexit Done" bus for around 45 minutes because of a fault with the electric wing mirror.

 

The driver eventually fixed the problem on the Mercedes-Benz Tourismo coach, which was unveiled by the prime minister at an event last week.

 

Boris Johnson was not on board at the time, having travelled by train to the housing development in Wixams, Bedford, earlier on Thursday.

 

The coach is used to transport travelling journalists, Conservative Party staff and occasionally Johnson and his inner circle on the general election campaign trail.

 

Twitter reacted in a typical fashion to the news...

 

"Did it keep lurching to the right before the wheels came off?" — Julian Shea (@juliansheasport) November 21, 2019

 

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Last thing I heard (Ed Davey, last night) the LibDems dont seem keen to support Corbyn and see Boris as leading a minority government. Im not sure how to interpret that, its not an endorsement of Boris, but its also a clear signal that Corbyn is more or less dead in the water.

 

Is anyone here looking forward to another hung parliament?  Presumably unable to either get brexit done or to kill it?

 

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18 minutes ago, zwiebelfisch said:

Is anyone here looking forward to another hung parliament?  Presumably unable to either get brexit done or to kill it?

 

If only there were some way to directly ascertain what kind of Brexit (if any) voters really want; some sort of process that would let them express their choice directly, without being tied to a lot of excess baggage and other policies.

 

Truly a shame that no such instrument exists. Perhaps someone could invent it and call it a "referendum".

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Problem is, referenda dont provide the kind of fine grained info thats needed to find out what people actually want.

 

We already tried one, and the result was to leave.  As that wasnt precise enough its now proposed that we have another to decide how.  The thing is, we have a deal and its unlikely that can be improved upon so really its a straight choice of deal vs no deal.

 

We saw before that its important to think before asking stupid questions, asking the people if they want the deal or just crash out only really offers the opportunity to make the situation worse.

 

If that isnt enough, we have the general election coming up that is widely seen as a kind of proxy for a second referendum (leave -> tory, remain -> libdem, dont know -> labour).

 

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