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Old Jun 8th 2017, 11:03 am
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Originally Posted by lutonlad View Post
Excellent.

Hoping for a decisive result.
Me too, but I don't think we're talking about the same thing
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Old Jun 8th 2017, 11:07 am
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Originally Posted by macliam View Post
Me too, but I don't think we're talking about the same thing
True. But for me, ANY decisive result would be better than 'hung'.
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Old Jun 8th 2017, 1:08 pm
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Originally Posted by macliam View Post
Interesting view from "outside the bubble". Misleading claims and outright lies...... who'd have guessed?
Here's another one:

The Brexit Election That Wasn't

It was supposed to be about leaving the EU. But then something changed.

Days after the results, those Brexit talks will begin in Brussels. And then it will be impossible to hide the realities of what Britain has chosen to do. What the Brexit election did not provide will be left to the cold, hard slap of economic and political reality.
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Old Jun 8th 2017, 1:29 pm
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Here's another one:

The Brexit Election That Wasn't

It was supposed to be about leaving the EU. But then something changed.

Days after the results, those Brexit talks will begin in Brussels. And then it will be impossible to hide the realities of what Britain has chosen to do. What the Brexit election did not provide will be left to the cold, hard slap of economic and political reality.
Who is hiding anything, amusingly this was discussed the other Day on Radio 5 Live and nobody seemed to have an issue with what the vote was about, how much clearer could it have been
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Old Jun 8th 2017, 1:43 pm
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Corbyn has all but refused to "go down that road", opting for focus on illusory promises of social spending.

May talks about Brexit (sort of), but only in the "I'm the only one who can save us" context. No depth, just oversimplification (and more "flourishing Britain" rhetoric contrary to all credible data).

It's the single most consequential act since WWII. It's bewildering how it can be so sidelined in a snap election which was called specifically for that purpose.

...except of course, for the obvious fact that it's a losing argument in any political debate, and political suicide to open that Pandora's box in any debate or discourse.
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I think there was a vote on BREXIT last year.
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Old Jun 8th 2017, 1:48 pm
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Originally Posted by amideislas View Post
Corbyn has all but refused to "go down that road", opting for focus on illusory promises of social spending.

May talks about Brexit (sort of), but only in the "I'm the only one who can save us" context. No depth, just oversimplification (and more "flourishing Britain" rhetoric contrary to all credible data).

It's the single most consequential act since WWII. It's bewildering how it can be so sidelined in a snap election which was called specifically for that purpose.

...except of course, for the obvious fact that it's a losing argument in any political debate, and political suicide to open that Pandora's box in any debate or discourse.
- good summary Ami
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Old Jun 8th 2017, 1:56 pm
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I think there was a vote on BREXIT last year.
Why is it taking so long, then? And why the snap election?
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Old Jun 8th 2017, 2:00 pm
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We would all like to be out asap but these things take time, nobody promised this would happen immediately.

Parliament voted for it.
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Old Jun 8th 2017, 2:14 pm
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Well, it was quite a surprise when they actually found out what Brexit actually means. So, I can understand that it would require some time to formulate some sort of damage control strategy, although there's still not much sign of that.

And as I (and others I've posted links to) have suspected all along, I reckon that explains why nobody wants to discuss it, even in a snap election called for the specific purpose of validating it.
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Old Jun 8th 2017, 2:37 pm
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EU top lawyer argues other countries must process asylum requests if Balkans swamped – POLITICO

EU top lawyer argues other countries must process asylum requests if Balkans swamped
Europe must share the burden of processing refugees, ECJ advocate general said.
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Old Jun 8th 2017, 2:40 pm
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EU top lawyer argues other countries must process asylum requests if Balkans swamped – POLITICO

EU top lawyer argues other countries must process asylum requests if Balkans swamped
Europe must share the burden of processing refugees, ECJ advocate general said.
What has this to do with the UK we are leaving the EU.
Still have the Farage poster on your wall do you ?
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Old Jun 8th 2017, 2:46 pm
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You missed the reference to EU, have another read.
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Old Jun 8th 2017, 2:54 pm
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You missed the reference to EU, have another read.
You might need to explain a bit further. It doesn't seem to me to have much relevance to the election - or to the UK at all, in fact.
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Old Jun 8th 2017, 3:10 pm
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It appears to be just another attempt at demonising the EU (presumably, to justify Brexit, which is what the UK election was supposed to validate), but honestly, I don't see anything particularly dubious in the court's ruling.
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