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  1. #331
    Hope is the denial of reality

  2. #332
    Yes but the UK is. If British farmers want to fish in British waters and sell their products to Britain . . .
    Quote Originally Posted by Ominous Gamer View Post
    Being upset is understandable, but be upset at yourself for poor planning, not at the world by acting like a spoiled bitch during an interview.

  3. #333
    Except he was talking about someone from the Isle of Man. Yet another one of his inane anecdotes with no basis in reality.
    Hope is the denial of reality

  4. #334
    IoM has a limited but (for them) significant relationship with the EU/EEA, through the UK's accession treaty. They enjoy some of the benefits of access, and have similar obligations as other rule-taking third parties.
    “Humanity's greatest advances are not in its discoveries, but in how those discoveries are applied to reduce inequity.”
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  5. #335
    Quote Originally Posted by RandBlade View Post
    I said a 10 year standstill agreement in place of a 2 year transition agreement then backstop. Basically in other words a 10 year transition.
    So, a 10 year backstop instead of 2 year one?

    What?
    Sing in grief, a requiem, the curse of our millennium, these souls keep whispering from the river beds
    An end to all these violent means, alive in these red water dreams, their haunted burdens stirring in my head on streets still running red
    Most went in the flood, a few were martyred by the flames, yet those who unleashed the waters are still guilty all the same
    When the ignorance of puppets serves the masters larger game, they let it rain, they let it rain
    When I get the chance to rise I'll find the light in their cold eyes or lose myself and carry out revenge
    The righteous hunt has just begun, the dimming of the bleeding sun will let these waters run clear once again



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    Quote Originally Posted by RandBlade View Post
    That's a shame.
    No, this is Brexit. The one you voted for.
    Greece shows us that there is a kind of politician worse than the ones that break their election promises; the ones that keep their election promises.

  7. #337
    Quote Originally Posted by Loki View Post
    Except he was talking about someone from the Isle of Man. Yet another one of his inane anecdotes with no basis in reality.
    Yes, that doesn't change what I said. In future we could set it so that the Isle of Man fisherman trading within Britain wouldn't have to follow that regulation.
    Quote Originally Posted by Steely Glint View Post
    So, a 10 year backstop instead of 2 year one?

    What?
    No the backstop is what they want to come AFTER transition.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hazir View Post
    No, this is Brexit. The one you voted for.
    Indeed and I said at the time that if there are negative consequences for eg financial services that it is a shame. Nothing has changed.

    Macroeconomically we have record employment, wages growing faster than inflation and even as a whole the financial services sector has seen more job gains than job losses since the vote. Macroeconomics is how the country should be run but that can be cold comfort for the microeconomic exceptions that lose out.
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    Being upset is understandable, but be upset at yourself for poor planning, not at the world by acting like a spoiled bitch during an interview.

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    “Humanity's greatest advances are not in its discoveries, but in how those discoveries are applied to reduce inequity.”
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    @Randy: let's see if you are this sanguine when it hits your business.
    Greece shows us that there is a kind of politician worse than the ones that break their election promises; the ones that keep their election promises.

  10. #340
    Lancashire is self-sufficient in horse manure.
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    Lol, sending Elizabeth II to Brussels as a stand in for an unwilling PM to request more time?
    Greece shows us that there is a kind of politician worse than the ones that break their election promises; the ones that keep their election promises.

  12. #342
    Quote Originally Posted by Hazir View Post
    Lol, sending Elizabeth II to Brussels as a stand in for an unwilling PM to request more time?
    There's only one way to resolve this.

    Does the EU have any spare heirs?
    Sing in grief, a requiem, the curse of our millennium, these souls keep whispering from the river beds
    An end to all these violent means, alive in these red water dreams, their haunted burdens stirring in my head on streets still running red
    Most went in the flood, a few were martyred by the flames, yet those who unleashed the waters are still guilty all the same
    When the ignorance of puppets serves the masters larger game, they let it rain, they let it rain
    When I get the chance to rise I'll find the light in their cold eyes or lose myself and carry out revenge
    The righteous hunt has just begun, the dimming of the bleeding sun will let these waters run clear once again



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    Quote Originally Posted by Loki View Post
    Didn't anyone bother to tell Bojo the Clown he could stop campaigning for Brexit?

    Or is he so insecure about Brexit that he still feels even Brexitards needs to be nudged towards the (Br)exit?
    Greece shows us that there is a kind of politician worse than the ones that break their election promises; the ones that keep their election promises.

  14. #344
    Quote Originally Posted by Hazir View Post
    Bojo the Clown
    Stop. That's really mean and unfair.
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    I stand corrected; Bojo the Buffoon.
    Greece shows us that there is a kind of politician worse than the ones that break their election promises; the ones that keep their election promises.

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    Sing in grief, a requiem, the curse of our millennium, these souls keep whispering from the river beds
    An end to all these violent means, alive in these red water dreams, their haunted burdens stirring in my head on streets still running red
    Most went in the flood, a few were martyred by the flames, yet those who unleashed the waters are still guilty all the same
    When the ignorance of puppets serves the masters larger game, they let it rain, they let it rain
    When I get the chance to rise I'll find the light in their cold eyes or lose myself and carry out revenge
    The righteous hunt has just begun, the dimming of the bleeding sun will let these waters run clear once again



  17. #347
    Professional imbecile. Hard to think much higher of those who vote for him.

    https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/b...them-1.3960638
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    Will the Buffoon even have a working majority in the HoC?
    Greece shows us that there is a kind of politician worse than the ones that break their election promises; the ones that keep their election promises.

  19. #349
    Hope is the denial of reality

  20. #350
    Quote Originally Posted by Loki View Post
    What a pathetic insinuation-filled article of nothingness.

    Years ago Boris made a trip which he declared publicly and fully at the time in the register of interests. Shocking!

    The Met won't discuss security details when the Guardian questioned them. Shocking!
    Quote Originally Posted by Ominous Gamer View Post
    Being upset is understandable, but be upset at yourself for poor planning, not at the world by acting like a spoiled bitch during an interview.

  21. #351
    It's really rough when the leader of a modern western nation is not only a racist liar but also functionally indistinguishable from an actual idiot:

    Last edited by Aimless; 07-22-2019 at 03:25 PM.
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  22. #352
    I live like a 10 minutes from work, so I always get to hear the tail end of the Today Program when commuting, and they're always finishing up with these discussions at the end of the program about who's going to be in PM Boris's cabinet, what his first steps are going to be etc.

    Since I have not bothered to look up the date of the result announcement beyond "some time in July", from the context I can never tell if they're talking hypothetically or if it has been confirmed at some point since I last saw the news that's he has won, and having covered the actual news and reactions earlier in the program are now using the 10 minute slot at the end for a bit of theory-crafting about what he'll do next.

    And so for 10 minutes I get to experience the reality where Boris Johnson has actually become Prime Minister, rather than the one where he is merely extremely likely to become Prime Minister but has not yet done so. It's not a very pleasant place.
    Last edited by Steely Glint; 07-22-2019 at 04:50 PM.
    Sing in grief, a requiem, the curse of our millennium, these souls keep whispering from the river beds
    An end to all these violent means, alive in these red water dreams, their haunted burdens stirring in my head on streets still running red
    Most went in the flood, a few were martyred by the flames, yet those who unleashed the waters are still guilty all the same
    When the ignorance of puppets serves the masters larger game, they let it rain, they let it rain
    When I get the chance to rise I'll find the light in their cold eyes or lose myself and carry out revenge
    The righteous hunt has just begun, the dimming of the bleeding sun will let these waters run clear once again



  23. #353
    I'm sorry, I actually did consider the harmful impact my phrasing was likely to have on your wellbeing. Indeed, I briefly panicked after writing that and had to make sure he wasn't already PM. But it looks like that shitshow is still ahead of us
    “Humanity's greatest advances are not in its discoveries, but in how those discoveries are applied to reduce inequity.”
    — Bill Gates

  24. #354
    Tic, toc, tic, toc not for much longer.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ominous Gamer View Post
    Being upset is understandable, but be upset at yourself for poor planning, not at the world by acting like a spoiled bitch during an interview.

  25. #355
    Almost as inane as frictionless re-entry
    “Humanity's greatest advances are not in its discoveries, but in how those discoveries are applied to reduce inequity.”
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    Good thing though he doesn't have any furniture to move into Downing street.
    Greece shows us that there is a kind of politician worse than the ones that break their election promises; the ones that keep their election promises.

  27. #357
    "I don’t understand how a man whose entire prep for anything seems to consist of drawing a cock and balls – but in Latin! – on a sheet of paper, ends up in high office."

    https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...ry-london-dude
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