BREXIT positives and negatives

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4 minutes ago, murphaph said:

Still, though, Truss was chosen by the ERG grouping to "protect Brexit" (ironically from the Brexiteer Sunak, Truss originally being a remainer but presumably only because she thought remain would win). Brexit was a profound change in the political landscape, not some side-effect. If all the other things had happened, but the Brexit referendum gone the other way, then the UK would absolutely not be in the utter mess it's in now.

 

What is happening now in UK politics has really very little to do with Brexit.

 

But keep ranting and raving like you always do.

 

"Truss was chosen to protect Brexit",

 

And you know this because?

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1 hour ago, theGman said:

 

I was wondering about this last night. i.e. has this shitshow all been caused by Brexit? I decided, not really, it's more the other way around. Brexit is a consequence of this shitshow that started way before 2016.

 

I feel this all started with the 2008 financial crash, and since then it's been a series of strange events and moments in time that lead to now. The crash led to the shitshow coalition that formed in 2010. The terrible austerity policy. The ass hats UKIP gaining ground by blaming the UK's problems on the EU. Cameron then using a referendum to get UKIP votes in order to win the 2015 election. The shambles of the referendum. A result which, I believe, could only have been achieved in that exact, strange moment in time. Theresa May then gambled with a GE, lost, and then got blackmailed by the ERG and DUP meaning Brexit couldn't succeed. Resulting in the rise of the deplorable Johnson. An inept Labour party imploded, giving Johnson a huge win in 2019 and allowing his ineptitude to further send the country spiralling into the shitshow we have now.

Totally agree, but the storey goes on

 

The ERG, will push as hard as possible to break the EU agreement over NI, that will lead to a further loss of trade with the EU and make people still worse off in the UK ( predicted to be a further 2 % ). and probably make the EU a bit worse off as well. And what new freedom has the UK got for it, with the IMF and world leaders/Markets telling the UK, to scrap the ( so called ) Mini-budget, and it has done. Roll on greater freedom to choice the UK's own way. Laughable  

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"I got us into this mess, I shall get us out of it!" said Chairperson May.

 

Could BoJo be planning to get us out of This Mess? I can hardly believe it😕

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2 hours ago, murphaph said:

 Brexit was a profound change in the political landscape, not some side-effect. If all the other things had happened, but the Brexit referendum gone the other way, then the UK would absolutely not be in the utter mess it's in now.

It was indeed but I still believe the vote result was due to austerity and associated issues as detailed by @theGman

earlier, so effectively sections of  the Tory government manufactured the circumstancies, deliberately or not, that encouraged the brexit result.

We can but hope that their dismal failures over the last 12 years won't be forgotten and they will never again be a political force.

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5 hours ago, RenegadeFurther said:

 

What is happening now in UK politics has really very little to do with Brexit.

 

But keep ranting and raving like you always do.

 

"Truss was chosen to protect Brexit",

 

And you know this because?

 

The fact UK's exports have imploded, must have a major impact on economic performance, and what was the single biggest reason for them imploding?  The new regulations, redtape and tarrifs caused by the UK's withdrawl from its largest export market! 

 

Truss was backed by Rees-Mogg who behind the scenes pulls many of the strings.  He is at the centre of the Brexit ideology,  but at the same time must realise he personally hasn't the right image to win votes nationwide. So next best, is to find a candidate who is easy to manipulate. >>> Liz Truss. 

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Noticed this slogan on one of the placards being held by anti-Brexit/anti-Tory demonstrators positioning themselves behind the BBC reporter on the green opposite the Houses of Parliament the other day: "Brexit got Britain done".

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BoJo wins, MPs revolt, general election, Sir Keir becomes PM. Two monarchs and four PMs (BoJo counts twice)😉

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9 hours ago, BethAnnBitt said:

Apparently there were protests yesterday calling for the UK to rejoin the EU, and not just among the folks here on TT!

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/oct/22/thousands-of-london-protesters-call-for-uk-to-rejoin-eu

I think that's Steve Bray, who kept shouting "Stop Brexit" during broadcasts from Westminster, with the top hat in the first photo and again in the third photo, with the third photo also featuring Dr Mike Galsworthy (beard, black jacket, wine-coloured top) of Scientists for EU.

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I haven't been paying attention. Did this whole Brexit thingy work out really, really well like some of our TT members said it would?

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17 hours ago, murphaph said:

 

In all seriousness, even the BBC is now reporting on how shit Brexit is for the British economy:

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-63371743

 

I suspect we will be seeing more and more of this till there is a general election, nice to see the BBC hammering nails in the Tory coffin. I watched some of Question Time on Thursday night, I know it was a London audience but it was absolutely toxic against the govenment.

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2 hours ago, HEM said:

Remember Labour also want Brexit

I disagree. There were a few Labour Brexiters, but the majority (and party line) wanted remain. Labour are just afraid to say they are unhappy with the decision. A sensible move would be for them to propose rejoining the single market and customs union (effectively the Norway/Swiss model) whilst remaining a non-EU country. Of course, that isn't as good as being a full member of the EU (no rebate, no say in new rules/regulations), but it would allow them to solve the Irish border issue, massively help those UK businesses that want to trade with the EU, and most importantly (politically) they could still claim to be outside the EU.

The "cost" would doubtless be the reintroduction of free movement, but I would expect the majority in the UK have now seen the folly of the restriction on movement anyway.

 

 

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