Summer 2018 Brexit Thread

New thread for the summer months?

Boris Johnson is being a dick, so that’s novel:

I love the Mail’s reaction: ‘Boris Johnson is being wilfully insubordinate yet again - Theresa May should sack Philip Hammond!’

Your current prediction:

  • Soft Brexit
  • Hard Brexit
  • No Deal Brexit
  • No Brexit/Brexit in Name Only

0 voters

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If I wanted to go full conspiracy theory this could be a step to turning public opinion against brexit or for another vote and putting it all in the bin before March.

In reality nothing will probably change.

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“It’s so small and there are so few firms that actually use that border regularly, it’s just beyond belief that we’re allowing the tail to wag the dog in this way,” he said.



I went to a presentation by the Dept. for Exiting the EU yesterday. The idea was to be a bit more transparent about their work, but I learned literally nothing beyond what a common sense guess would have taught me. There was a Q&A to which answers to pretty straightforward questions were either ‘We don’t know’ or ‘We can’t share that information’. The only straight answer was to a question about what their biggest concerns as a department are: “There is absolutely no contingency plans to what we’re working towards”. :upside_down_face: Huzzah!

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that is absolutely fucking terrifying

things really could come to a standstill


It takes a lot to make the jaws of 300 civil and public servants drop, but it’s a sight to behold when it happens.

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Yup. We’re entirely at the mercy of something that’s being made up on the hoof by people who hate each other. And if it doesn’t work out, we’re all fucked until something else is made up on the hoof by people who hate each other at extremely short notice.



It’s almost as if this was a question that should never have been put to the public to start with.


I came here to share this. So with that one we can assume the right/wrong split is roughly 50/50 but everyone thinks it’s going badly! Brilliant.

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So safebruvs one is a readjustment of this survey? How on earth has ‘right’ increased?

He appears to be counting people who expected it to go badly as ’right’ :thinking:

There is no correlation between how negotiations or the final deal is effecting peoples opinion that it is right to leave.

So the assumption that when everyone sees that everythings gonna be messed up that they’ll be a massive lurch to remain seems unfounded

what is the merit of this “having a fiat currency will protect us” argument I’ve seen hither and yon

Dunno but probably worth a punto


Odds of no deal on betfair have gone from 7/4 to 6/4