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Re: Brexit - the last 50 days

August 8th, 2019, 1:56 pm

There was much excitement in some circles this week over Mike Pompeo’s readiness to sign a US-UK trade agreement shortly after a no-deal Brexit. In fact, it doesn’t even have to be negotiated. The US has already worked out all the details...
 
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Re: Brexit - the last 50 days

August 8th, 2019, 3:17 pm

What is Ireland and why should I care about it?
duh, DUP.

You have to blame someone. They were  unable to rough up Barnier and Tusk so thy try to pick on Varadkar.
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Re: Brexit - the last 50 days

August 8th, 2019, 3:18 pm

There was much excitement in some circles this week over Mike Pompeo’s readiness to sign a US-UK trade agreement shortly after a no-deal Brexit. In fact, it doesn’t even have to be negotiated. The US has already worked out all the details...
"here's the deal .. take it or leave it" No kidding.
 
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Re: Brexit - the last 50 days

August 8th, 2019, 3:22 pm

What payment should the UK demand from the EU to reopen negotiations?
I think Ireland should chip in a few large. If they had their way the EU would throw Ireland to the wolves in pursuit of their anti democratic dream.
The Irish have had hundreds of years of un-democratic rule.
I just hope Priti Patel doesn't start a tea and sugar blockade again.
pauper "Eire should rejoin the Commonwealth". It would solve some of the problems.
 
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Re: Brexit - the last 50 days

August 8th, 2019, 4:33 pm

Dude, it was two centuries ago. You can't guilt-trip someone for so long. Like in the relationship, at some point you have to let go - or go.
 
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Re: Brexit - the last 50 days

August 8th, 2019, 5:05 pm

Dude, it was two centuries ago. You can't guilt-trip someone for so long. Like in the relationship, at some point you have to let go - or go.
It was only last week, actually. Or 1969.

You need to brush up your history.
 
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Re: Brexit - the last 50 days

August 8th, 2019, 5:24 pm

If I get beaten up in the street by a Remainer, I won't hate the EU for that.
 
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Re: Brexit - the last 50 days

August 8th, 2019, 5:47 pm

You gotta have someone to blame. If you don't have no one to blame, how ya gonna sleep nights?
 
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Re: Brexit - the last 50 days

August 8th, 2019, 5:54 pm

What is Ireland and why should I care about it?
duh, DUP.

You have to blame someone. They were  unable to rough up Barnier and Tusk so thy try to pick on Varadkar.
Who is Varadkar and why should I care about him? Or her.
 
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Re: Brexit - the last 50 days

August 8th, 2019, 8:27 pm

Since BoJo doesn’t have a majority in Parliament for anything Brexit related, it seems like the government can’t (or, at least, won’t) put forth any of the legislation necessary to make a no-deal Brexit work until November. That’s awkward.
 
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Re: Brexit - the last 50 days

August 8th, 2019, 9:27 pm

What is Ireland and why should I care about it?
duh, DUP.

You have to blame someone. They were  unable to rough up Barnier and Tusk so thy try to pick on Varadkar.
Who is Varadkar and why should I care about him? Or her.
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Re: Brexit - the last 50 days

August 9th, 2019, 10:36 am

Since BoJo doesn’t have a majority in Parliament for anything Brexit related, it seems like the government can’t (or, at least, won’t) put forth any of the legislation necessary to make a no-deal Brexit work until November. That’s awkward.
He is a Trump-like-lite figure.
 
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Re: Brexit - the last 50 days

August 9th, 2019, 8:34 pm

What payment should the UK demand from the EU to reopen negotiations?
I think Ireland should chip in a few large. If they had their way the EU would throw Ireland to the wolves in pursuit of their anti democratic dream.
There is a precedent. In 1800 The (illegal) Act of Union was passed by bribing the elite and absentee landlords.

Caveat; 85% of Irish people consider themselves to be citizens of the EU.

The final passage of the Act in the Irish Parliament was achieved with substantial majorities, in part according to contemporary documents through bribery, namely the awarding of peerages and honours to critics to get their votes.[5] Whereas the first attempt had been defeated in the Irish House of Commons by 109 votes against to 104 for, the second vote in 1800 produced a result of 158 to 115.[5]

I have a feeling that the teaching of history in English schools begins at September 1939. Tell me I'm wrong :D
 
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Re: Brexit - the last 50 days

August 9th, 2019, 9:08 pm

So the Irish people got betrayed by the Irish elites. Correct?
 
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Re: Brexit - the last 50 days

August 9th, 2019, 9:17 pm

The Irish are factually the citizens of the EU.

Your feelings about teaching of history in English schools are correct, afaik. I've heard about from my friends recently that their children (at different levels in high school) learn mostly modern history (about Cameron, Obama, etc.).  My schooling programme assumed that I was born with a newspaper in my flippers... I mean hands.
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