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Assanah Dec 16th 2016 11:28 am

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God, this hysterical nagging by you British about the EU. The EU has by now already moved on and accepted Brexit. Nobody is begging the UK to stay. You are free to leave. Goodbye and Auf Wiedersehen. You can start your little world trade regime. Nobody cares. Just to give you an example of how engaged Europeans are about Brexit:
There are no news in the German press about Brexit - nothing for weeks. The last report about Britain was about Theresa Mays Lederhosen. That is how important Brexit is for the EU.

TGA Dec 16th 2016 11:33 am

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Originally Posted by Assanah (Post 12130473)
God, this hysterical nagging by you British about the EU. The EU has by now already moved on and accepted Brexit. Nobody is begging the UK to stay. You are free to leave. Goodbye and Auf Wiedersehen. You can start your little world trade regime. Nobody cares. Just to give you an example of how engaged Europeans are about Brexit:
There are no news in the German press about Brexit - nothing for weeks. The last report about Britain was about Theresa Mays Lederhosen. That is how important Brexit is for the EU.

Germany isn't leaving the EU

Dick Dasterdly Dec 16th 2016 11:33 am

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One of the highest-profile pro-EU campaigners during the Brexit referendum, dimwit Geldorf, said Brussels needs a radical overhaul quickly.
Europe needs reform – it is sclerotic, he told Trinity College Dublin’s Law Society.
The whole system is constipated. It needs a laxative to clear it out.

:rofl::rofl::rofl:

Sir Bob said that half the EU is desperately unhappy: “It doesn't function. It is ignoring the wishes of European citizens.

DaveLovesDee Dec 16th 2016 11:35 am

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Originally Posted by Dick Dasterdly (Post 12130458)
The main thing is that we completely wipe our hands of the whole sad and sorry disfunctional mess that is the Eu.

The timing is of no great importance, though the question obviously arises as to if the Eu will still be in existence if negotiations are extended.

:cool:

The EU's going to live longer than you are.

No matter how much the Express tries to claim otherwise.


Originally Posted by Dick Dasterdly (Post 12130461)
You can't keep a good man down !

Nigel Farage meets Donald Trump for a third time amid speculation of new role advising on UK/US trade deal

One way or another Nige will continue to spread his already extensive political influence, much to the frustration of the Remoaners and anger of the Lefty Loons.

:nod:

I couldn't see any 'good men' in that article.

One question that article did raise was that if Farage becomes an 'informal advisor' to a Trump US-UK deal, would he be resigning from the EU Parliament? Or is he going to keep taking the Euro notes....

Dick Dasterdly Dec 16th 2016 11:38 am

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Originally Posted by Assanah (Post 12130473)
God, this hysterical nagging by you British about the EU. The EU has by now already moved on and accepted Brexit. Nobody is begging the UK to stay. You are free to leave. Goodbye and Auf Wiedersehen. You can start your little world trade regime. Nobody cares. Just to give you an example of how engaged Europeans are about Brexit:
There are no news in the German press about Brexit - nothing for weeks. The last report about Britain was about Theresa Mays Lederhosen. That is how important Brexit is for the EU.


Europe will be hit harder by Brexit than Britain, German business chief says

One of Germany’s most prominent businessmen has said Brexit will be more difficult for the rest of Europe than it will for Britain and that leaving the bloc could make the UK more attractive to foreign investors.

Mathias Döpfner, chief executive of giant media company Axel Springer, said although the act of leaving the European Union would result in some short term pain for the UK, in three to five years it will be “better off than continental Europe”.

In an interview with the Financial Times, Mr Dopfner said he thought Britain would move towards a “more free market-oriented model, while Europe is step by step transforming into a transfer union” where financially successful countries prop up struggling ones.

DaveLovesDee Dec 16th 2016 11:46 am

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Originally Posted by Dick Dasterdly (Post 12130484)
Europe will be hit harder by Brexit than Britain, German business chief says

One of Germany’s most prominent businessmen has said Brexit will be more difficult for the rest of Europe than it will for Britain and that leaving the bloc could make the UK more attractive to foreign investors.

Mathias Döpfner, chief executive of giant media company Axel Springer, said although the act of leaving the European Union would result in some short term pain for the UK, in three to five years it will be “better off than continental Europe”.

In an interview with the Financial Times, Mr Dopfner said he thought Britain would move towards a “more free market-oriented model, while Europe is step by step transforming into a transfer union” where financially successful countries prop up struggling ones.

I like his thinking.

Come on Britain, when you leave you can be better than the EU. So go, leave, Brexit, whatever. Goodbye.

Of course, it's all speculation, and Britain may not move in the direction he suggests.

Red Eric Dec 16th 2016 11:53 am

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Originally Posted by Dick Dasterdly (Post 12130482)
One of the highest-profile pro-EU campaigners during the Brexit referendum, dimwit Geldorf, said Brussels needs a radical overhaul quickly.
Europe needs reform – it is sclerotic, he told Trinity College Dublin’s Law Society.
The whole system is constipated. It needs a laxative to clear it out.

:rofl::rofl::rofl:

Sir Bob said that half the EU is desperately unhappy: “It doesn't function. It is ignoring the wishes of European citizens.

What an absolute arse that man is. I mean, how could anybody possibly think it's a good idea to remain in the EU and at the same time be at all critical of it? If he's for it, he's for it. Otherwise he should just face up to the fact that he's a Leaver.

Isn't that right, Dick?

Originally Posted by Dick Dasterdly (Post 12124908)
Nor thankfully do I view everything in black or white, as do quite a few of the more angry Lefties on here for instance. ;)

:shades_smile:

EMR Dec 16th 2016 12:02 pm

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Originally Posted by Dick Dasterdly (Post 12130484)
Europe will be hit harder by Brexit than Britain, German business chief says

One of Germany’s most prominent businessmen has said Brexit will be more difficult for the rest of Europe than it will for Britain and that leaving the bloc could make the UK more attractive to foreign investors.

Mathias Döpfner, chief executive of giant media company Axel Springer, said although the act of leaving the European Union would result in some short term pain for the UK, in three to five years it will be “better off than continental Europe”.

In an interview with the Financial Times, Mr Dopfner said he thought Britain would move towards a “more free market-oriented model, while Europe is step by step transforming into a transfer union” where financially successful countries prop up struggling ones.

The trouble with Dick is that although he never reads his links and the dates on then the rest of us do,unless they come from his favourite comic or dubious right wing sources.

Red Eric Dec 16th 2016 12:59 pm

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Originally Posted by Assanah (Post 12130473)
The EU has by now already moved on and accepted Brexit. Nobody is begging the UK to stay. You are free to leave. Goodbye and Auf Wiedersehen. You can start your little world trade regime. Nobody cares.


Now, now - you know that's not true. They're cacking themselves with fear - look :

May’s fellow leaders had been set to consider how best to tackle Britain’s departure from the 28-member bloc over a three-course dinner to which the prime minister had not been invited.

But after talks about a series of other pressing issues, including the refugee crisis and ceasefire violations in eastern Ukraine, dragged on late into the night, the dinner was cancelled in favour of a brief discussion.
Apparently they spent almost 20 minutes discussing the matter. https://www.theguardian.com/politics...-brexit-battle

Red Eric Dec 16th 2016 1:14 pm

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Oh dear.

Switzerland - beloved of all Brexiter types for apparently standing up to the EU on freedom of movement - has just done a massive U-ey on their 2014 immigration referendum result.

The "have cake and eat it" Brexit scenario looks to have been well and truly debunked, for those who were daft enough to be inclined to believe in it.


Switzerland has rejected imposing quotas on EU workers in a bid to preserve its close economic ties with the bloc, opting instead to try to curb immigration by giving residents priority in new job vacancies.

Parliament voted to pass a compromise immigration law, marking a significant climbdown which the country hopes will allow it continued enhanced access to the EU’s single market following a 2014 referendum vote to cap EU immigration.

In a standoff with close parallels to Britain’s situation after the Brexit vote, Brussels had refused to budge from its stance that any attempt to restrict free movement by caps or quotas would automatically exclude Switzerland from the single market.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...rs-immigration

Lion in Winter Dec 16th 2016 1:32 pm

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Originally Posted by Red Eric (Post 12130534)
Oh dear.

Switzerland - beloved of all Brexiter types for apparently standing up to the EU on freedom of movement - has just done a massive U-ey on their 2014 immigration referendum result.

The "have cake and eat it" Brexit scenario looks to have been well and truly debunked, for those who were daft enough to be inclined to believe in it.


https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...rs-immigration


I suspect we may end up with a post-Brexit UK which is exactly like the pre-Brexit UK except that the terminology will be different. At that point, some of our more fervent anti-EU types will either pop a vein in fury or produce a revisionist version of what they have been saying to claim that that was what they meant all along.

SultanOfSwing Dec 16th 2016 1:37 pm

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Originally Posted by Fredbargate (Post 12130307)
You appear to be engaging with threads started by TGA ;)

Someone needs to put the little shit in his place.


Originally Posted by Dick Dasterdly (Post 12130461)
You can't keep a good man down

Oh you'd like to keep him down, wouldn't you?


Originally Posted by Dick Dasterdly (Post 12130461)
much to the frustration of the Remoaners and anger of the Lefty Loons.

:nod:

If your head was any further up your arse it'd be coming out of your mouth.

Lion in Winter Dec 16th 2016 1:45 pm

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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing (Post 12130560)
Someone needs to put the little shit in his place.



Oh you'd like to keep him down, wouldn't you?



If your head was any further up your arse it'd be coming out of your mouth.

Aren't "remoaners" and "leftyloons" supposed to be one and the same thing? I've also lost track of "the PC brigade" - are they the same as "remoaners" or the same as "leftyloons" or both?

SultanOfSwing Dec 16th 2016 1:59 pm

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Originally Posted by Lion in Winter (Post 12130573)
Aren't "remoaners" and "leftyloons" supposed to be one and the same thing? I've also lost track of "the PC brigade" - are they the same as "remoaners" or the same as "leftyloons" or both?

I thought the PC brigade was an emergency service that the alt-right call out to fix their computer after they have filled it with viruses from watching too much cuckold porn.

Dick Dasterdly Dec 16th 2016 4:37 pm

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From the Guardian.

"Launching his bid to be re-elected as general secretary of the UK’s largest union, McCluskey said “workers have always done best when the labour supply is controlled and communities are stable”.
He added: “While we must reject any form of racism, and help refugees fleeing war, we must also listen to the concerns of working people.
“That’s why I have called for new safeguards to stop companies cutting costs by slashing workers’ wages and transforming a race-to-the-bottom culture into a rate-for-the-job society.”

Restricting free movement isn't a right-wing attitude, it's just common sense."


Left and Right and Common Sense Unite ? :cool:


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