BREXIT positives and negatives

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1 hour ago, RenegadeFurther said:

 

 

Are you a mod? 

 

The last Brexit thread turned into a farce mainly due to Murphys anger management issues, can`t see this one being any different.

Well, the only supporters of Brexit on TT are Brits who live in the EU (by their choice), so any discussion is programmed to be a farce. 

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14 minutes ago, keith2011 said:

 

The difference being that resignations and sackings, even of ministers, is not that unusual in British governments of whatever party but it does not result in the ruling party being unable to follow the policies on which it was elected. The former German government effectively had many of its policies blocked by it's coalition partners.

 

yep, the UK system gives absolute power to a party who only got  43.6% of the vote, why is that not successful

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_United_Kingdom_general_election 

 

The former German government was blocked, because they could not get over 50 % of the vote

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22 minutes ago, yesterday said:

 

yep, the UK system gives absolute power to a party who only got  43.6% of the vote, why is that not successful

If you think that is a problem what about the 2016 US presidential election which Trump won despite Clinton having more votes?

And for those Trump supporters what about him losing the 2020 election despite Biden having more votes?:lol:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_United_States_presidential_election#Statistical_analysis

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The US system is at least as fcuked up as the UK system, perhaps even more so. Americans have a binary choice to make every election. Imagine America but with PR.

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If Brexit has nothing to do with the HGV drivers shortage (It´s not the sole cause but Brexit accelerated the shortage massively in a short amount of time) then why is the "Get Brexit done" "Oven ready deal" and all those other bollocks catchphrases govt reversing Brexit for a few months to help try and solve it?

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Yeah Brexit really is turning into Suez 2.0. The whole world is laughing at what the Brexiteers have done to their own country.

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According to this article, a grand total of 27 (two tens plus seven) HGV drivers have applied for the special visas that BoJo and Co. made available.

 

Out of 5,000.

 

What's the opposite of "going like hotcakes"?

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4 minutes ago, El Jeffo said:

What's the opposite of "going like hotcakes"?

Going down like a bowl of sick

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3 hours ago, El Jeffo said:

According to this article, a grand total of 27 (two tens plus seven) HGV drivers have applied for the special visas that BoJo and Co. made available.

 

Out of 5,000.

 

What's the opposite of "going like hotcakes"?

Boris had (in my opinion) a clever tale to tell as to why. He put it down to a shortage of Truckers across the EU. Basically there aren't any truckers to apply! Of course his 'followers' will accept that and not attribute it to Brexit. 

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I read somewhere that they actually had 127 applications and not 27 but still not a huge interest.

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RLP1 announced on the news tonight that Rheinland Pfalz is 1500 drivers short, I wonder if they might ask Brits to come over with the lure of short term visas until xmas.

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On 27/09/2021, 17:40:20, murphaph said:

The UK is going to become a more expensive place to live. Yeah some sectors will see pay increases but those people have to eat and heat their homes too so they will just be paying it back out. Overall standards of living will fall.

 

I guess this gives the Conservatives at least another two terms, where they can insist that the transfer to Swiss-style wages and standards of living does not happen overnight, whilst scaring people from voting for alternatives by claiming that labour want to cut peoples wages and replace them with foreigners.  And looking at Boris Johnson's popularity, enough of the electorate will still buy it.

 

Sir Harry Flashman has come to life, and is running the country.

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