Brexit Thread V - Only the Best Trade Deals


#761

Most? Nah. Plenty of them sure, but not the majority.


#762

They think they have nothing left to lose. They do, though. Still an awful lot further to fall.


#763

And when they do it will still be the EU’s fault. And they’ll still vote Tory.


#764

and this is the real crux of it. it will be the remainers’ fault. it will be the EU’s fault. it will emphatically not be jacob rees mogg and the mouthbreathing leave drones to blame, AT all


#765

Well yeah. I think Brexit happening is a side-effect of the previous 6 years of Tory austerity. I guess that’s what happens when the government tries to get us out of the deficit too quickly, it’s just not sustainable because people are fucked off and end up wanting something (anything) different. Which makes me thinks there’s no way the public would’ve voted to for Brexit if there was a referendum under a Labour government, and that maybe public opinion on Brexit will change rapidly if Corbyn wins the next election.


#766

it’s really hard to stand out as a complete fucking idiot right now with all the competition out there, and yet.


#767

I kind of admire the commitment with which he pretends he has no idea how on earth anyone could think this is a terrible article.


#768

Oh man, if I didn’t already think Dan Hodges was the absolute worst…


#769

it’s like he actively spends time trying to figure out how to look even more stupid


#770

Don’t forgot lots of comfortable middle class people voted brexit as well, mainly cos of the anti immigration/foreigner/EU sentiments from the press.


#771

Heh.


#772

That’s a very generous reading of the coalition’s targeted austerity.


#773

the way he wears glasses still irks me rather a lot


#774

All they care about (whether they’re upper class, middle class or working class) is having less brown/black people around. And being angry all the time.


#775

He thinks it makes him look like a super smart yet wry and ironic professor, because that’s how stupid he is.


#776

#777

I only realised that the Mail on Sunday was separate from The Daily Mail when The Mail on Sunday declared that they were backing a Remain vote!

What do we think about Anna Soubry warning that pro-EU Tories could vote with Labour MPs against the UK leaving both the single market and customs union?

Personally I’ve always been of the opinion that the UK will continue to trade within the single market as an EEA member state and will remain in the customs union. I just can’t see the commons voting to leave both institutions. The numbers just don’t stack up, especially now that the Tories have lost their majority.


#778

The Mail on Sunday editor and Paul Dacre can’t stand each other, so the Mail on Sunday just constantly spites the Mail.

As for Soubry, she’s always been all talk and no action.


#779

Tories will cling to power at all costs. They would never bring down their own Government deliberately. The Brexiteers know it. Soubry and co may wring their hands, but they will do nothing about things. Remain Tories could settle this tomorrow if they actually followed up on their threats. But ultimately, they’re Tories and will keep their noses in the trough because they’d rather rule over rubble than risk not ruling at all.


#780

Except Ken Clarke, who will almost certainly vote against and yet for some reason still remain a Tory.