The official Article 50 - you are now triggered - thread


#1

The Brexit one is unwieldy and we’re entering a new phase

So tomorrow the UK steps off a cliff
How is the feeling over there? Are Brexiters throwing A50 parties tomorrow to celebrate?

I see that May wants all the deal stuff to be backdated to tomorrow’s trigger date rather than the UK leaving the EU date - that’s here first veto right there

I actually hung up on my mum on Skype on Sunday for blowing off about how May will be able to send the undesirables home once the UK is out of the EU’s evil clutches

sigh

so how’s YOUR Brexit going? Are you fighting with family members?
Should I just avoid all media tomorrow/for the next 2 years?


#2

Fucking ecstatic, pal.


#3

do we really need another thread to tell us how shit we are?

thanks.


#4

what do you mean?


#5

Same as any other day really except with a lot more people offering their opinions.


#6

‘OMG are you against democracy now?’ - expect to hear this even more for the next two years and beyond


#7

so you don’t think anything actually qualitatively changes tomorrow? It’s just like a legal technicality?
I suppose that makes sense

From over here I feel so in it and yet so remote from it which I guess has both its up & its down sides


#8

I dunno, some of us are trapped here, guess it’s my responsibility to stay away from other people about this subject.


#9

There’s a protest march here tomorrow. I’ll probably go to that.

Feels utterly futile, but meat shovel grave etc.


#10

I’m wondering if it might be a good idea to order my foreign currency for next month’s holiday today…


#11

you could spread your risk and order half today. Might be worth getting all of it though


#12

not sure what to say about that - whatever keeps you most sane I guess - it’s good to avoid confrontation but it’s not so good to bottle things up

Like I said, whatever works for you
Sorry Bammers


#13

Alright, moker.


#14

biggest ascii shrug of all time for me


#15

730 days before being kicked out of the country


#16

do you think you’ll get that long?
do you think you’ll stay that long?


#17

I was quite pleased to find my parents voted remain. Considering my dad has generally been a Tory voter as far as I know (though he’s given up the Saturday Daily Mail in favour of the Guardian - he says it’s for the crossword but he also admits that the DM was increasingly so insane that it was unreadable) I thought he’d go Brexit, but I think he just thought it was economically an insane thing to do.


#18

I’ve preordered some to collect on Friday which I might well revise…


#19

I think I’ve mentioned it before, but my parents’ U3A group has basically split over the issue.


#20

I doubt the considered Brexiters will be partying. My experience is they’re all very scared it’ll still be reversed and there’s two years until it’s technically done. I imagine for them it’s entering that final 5 minutes when you’re ahead against Arsenal and there’s always a chance they will just manage to turn things over despite/because of being Arsenal?

(I guess that leaves Remainers as Arsenal fans which maybe is also fitting, I dunno.)