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Re: The Great Brexit Mistake?
« Reply #75 on: June 10, 2017, 02:22:07 PM »
That's a very good read!

Listening to all the fallout today, what continues to amaze me is how the party that was most surprised when a snap election was called was the Tories! Isn't the whole point of being in power, and therefore knowing that you are going to call an election, is that you have a march on all the opposition and are ready for it?

Strong and stable government?

About as strong and stable as you and me in a three-legged race without our walking sticks Ken!

How long before the inevitable next election? I'm guessing October...
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« Reply #76 on: June 10, 2017, 02:41:17 PM »
There's a real possibility that the Cons will destroy themselves from within which is what they've been saying the Labour Party was going to do. The Cons don't want her, Labour don't want her, virtually nobody wants her.

If the Cons can't hold it together, if there are resignations, if MPs switch allegiances, if the Thurrock Tory is convicted and loses his seat, this all reduces the very small majority she's clinging to.

Also, if it's true what I've been hearing today, and an alliance with the DUP actually breaches the Good Friday Agreement, then that's scuppered that. It would be illegal. And an ex-Home Secretary should've known that surely?

I'm no seer of futures but I'd probably be convinced to place a small wager on another election this year. And a larger bet on a Labour win.

I really can't see May staying leader nor her Party staying in power for another 5 years.

But, as I said, the main thing I've taken from all this is hope. And I thought I'd lost that.

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Re: The Great Brexit Mistake?
« Reply #78 on: June 12, 2017, 01:10:24 PM »
Well she's not looking very strong and stable at least......

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Re: The Great Brexit Mistake?
« Reply #79 on: June 12, 2017, 01:20:56 PM »
Maggie May-hem?
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Re: The Great Brexit Mistake?
« Reply #80 on: June 12, 2017, 01:35:15 PM »
It's a Maydup government full of Theresa-ists.......

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« Reply #81 on: June 12, 2017, 01:43:32 PM »
Boom! Boom!

Maggie Mayhem is a great name for a punk singer, but not a PM.

Anyhow, it's all starting to unwind...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-40243782
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Re: The Great Brexit Mistake?
« Reply #82 on: June 26, 2017, 06:55:43 PM »
How much is your vote worth?

Well done to the ten DUP MP's as it turns out that theirs are worth 100 M - each!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-40403434

I've honestly never been so irate at political news. How dare they inflict their "austerity" measures on the rest of the country while pulling 1 B out to prop up a failing Government?!
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Re: The Great Brexit Mistake?
« Reply #83 on: July 26, 2018, 10:48:18 AM »
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Without effective reciprocal arrangements for movement of people between the UK and EU, the UK may see a decline in skilled cultural sector workers coming to the country. Such a development would be to the detriment of the sector, and represent a significant loss to the audiences that enjoy seeing talent from across Europe performing in the UK.

The Committee suggests the Government consider two possible visa options that would recognise the two-way benefits that accrue from allowing artists, entertainers and other cultural sector workers to move freely between the UK and EU:
- Extending the permitted paid engagement and permit-free festival arrangements to EU citizens;
- Offering a multi-country, multi-entry short-term 'touring visa' for EU citizens, and seek a reciprocal commitment for UK citizens travelling to the EU.

https://www.recordoftheday.com/on-the-move/news-press/lords-warn-uk-cultural-sector-may-suffer-after-brexit-without-reciprocal-visa-agreements-with-the-eu

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