Summer 2018 Brexit Thread - Still doomed, but in slightly warmer weather


#361

wellllllllllllllll


#362

I’m really confused why they felt the need to do it if they weren’t going to, y’know, explain anything. It was so heavily scripted and the woman giving it obviously didn’t want to be there.


#363

uh oh. remember how Guy was pretty much the only one who liked us?


#364

Bet those Tory rebels from yesterday are feeling a real sense of achievement now eh?


#365

wait what’s the source on this?


#366

Alan Partridge shrug.gif


#367

Dunno. In retrospect it might have been better to have had more of them re: The EU. Referendum in 1992 re: Maastricht, referendum in 2005 re: Lisbon etc. etc. If the 2016 referendum was a cautionary note about anything, it might be about learning that decades of not directly asking one’s citizens about transfers of sovereignty at the time can snowball into something much, much worse years later.

Obviously easier to think that in retrospect, as with anything.


#368

Well there was one on joining.
But generally asking people about deeply complex economic/social/political organisations when the average knowledge about such things is no existent and the only press has been negative is a bad idea.


#369

that’s that then. she’s using the tabloid defence.


#370

Do you think YOU have enough knowledge to answer a question on it?


#371

Maybe a bit more detail?


#372

Certainly not much before the vote but I know more than I did.

But, and this bit is very important, I didn’t vote to fuck everything on the advice or Nigel Farage and the Daily Mail.


#373

Ouch :fire::fire:


#374

So what we assumed last night then: as has happened repeatedly, both sides were told different things to placate them and then it turns out that no decision has actually been made. May and her team seem to think that her MPs are gullible enough to believe it again, and that they don’t have the backbone to actually vote against the government. And once again, they’ve been proved right.


#375

Tories will always put the party first

Even the bloke who resigned abstained rather than voting against the whip


#376


#377

Christ I want him to fall down a particularly deep hole


#378

he looks like that fucking Pepe meme made flesh


#379

#380

Right SO:

starmer and greive going in together to woo the rebels. Greive repeatedly backing up Starmer’s speeches.

No to EEA though