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Ian

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Re: Stop Press
« Reply #1680 on: March 21, 2019, 03:08:36 PM »
The petition to revoke article 50 has crashed the site three times, but is now limping along.

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Full article about it  here.

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Hugo

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« Reply #1681 on: March 21, 2019, 04:28:33 PM »
Just who is this Margaret Anne Georgiadou?          Why didn't she do this when Dozy Dave was PM and the Tories got elected?

It's all turned into a farce and would be even more so if there is another vote on Brexit

Ian

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« Reply #1682 on: March 21, 2019, 06:57:10 PM »
Well, the shambles that has resulted from the badly worded original referendum is absurd, but it ought never to have been run in the way it was, many of the Leave politicians ought to have been prosecuted for misleading the public and this petition - now crashed yet again (!) - is simply an indication of the ludicrous situation in which we now find ourselves.

It's always worth remembering that politicians only ever react to pressure from voters and press. The tabloids were and always have been anti-EU and many of the very wealthy Tories are anti-EU.  To me, the greatest travesty has been the vast swathes of Labour voters who've been conned into voting Leave by the incredibly wealthy Tories running that campaign.

My question was always if the very wealthy are trying to get the EU to break up, what are they trying to get out of it?  Uniting Europe was our idea in 1946;  we didn't want a repeat of the second World War and the Fascism that accompanied the rise of Hitler. 

So signing this petition will only serve to bring more pressure on the desperate May.  That is - if you can get in before it crashes again.  Apparently, it's the single largest amount of attempts to sign any petition since the Petitions site was established.
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« Reply #1683 on: March 21, 2019, 10:49:49 PM »
EU  leaders agree Brexit delay plan 



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« Reply #1684 on: March 22, 2019, 12:03:20 AM »
The best Brexit analogy I can think of is this....
We’ve all been out with a mate in the past, in a pub, who says ‘it’s crap in here, let’s go somewhere else’.  But they had no plan of where to go, or why, but you leave anyway because it was suggested.
Then you find yourself outside the pub you just left, and they won’t let you back in.
Then you start squabbling about why you are worse off than you were, and have no beer.
In essence, the U.K. is now in a kebab shop at 2am, arguing about who’s fault it is.
Fester...
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Ian

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Re: Stop Press
« Reply #1685 on: March 22, 2019, 09:10:30 AM »
Nice analogy.
“Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know.”   ― Michel de Montaigne

Si hoc legere scis, nimis eruditionis habes.