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Jimbo

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  1. Jimbo

    Brexit

    I've been getting a bit fatalistic about one of the Tory arch-Brexiteers getting the leadership, then just sitting on their hands until Oct 31st and letting us crash out with no deal as this is the default. But I was out chatting to our Analyst this morning and she reckons that the fact that parliament has already voted down a no deal Brexit on several occaisions, that pushing on regardless by the right of the party will trigger a vote on A-50 revocation. When I queried this, saying that the Government controls the votes in the house, she said that the Speaker is the person that chooses the amendment that are tabled and as Bercow is a remainer and not intimidated by the Tories, he may well force a vote.
  2. Jimbo

    Brexit

    Nope just a Tory, I'm sure BoJo will outdo her as an even worse PM given his track record so far.
  3. Jimbo

    Brexit

    If Parliament do nothing but sit on their hands until 31st Oct then, by default, we will crash out of the EU. I think that's the theory that the ERG are pinning their hopes on. Get BoJo elected as PM and then sit it out. It won't matter how much anyone else shouts about things being corrupt etc. they just have to do nothing. It's the same with Lino's descredited deal - They could accept that, boot her out and then with one of the nutjobs taking her place, just sit it out for a hard Brexit
  4. Jimbo

    Brexit

    So, if a Brexiteer wants to protest against the Tory handling of Brexit they should vote for the the parties that are against Brexit, the Lib Dems and Greens - I can see why we are in this absolute mess when the Brexiteer argument applies that kind of logic.
  5. Jimbo

    Brexit

    Maybe your truth - but he doesn't speak for me https://resistinghate.org/pat-condell/ Pat Condell is a comedian who discovered that there was more money to be made in ranting about Muslims than there was in being funny. He has built up a high profile with a far right social media audience and currently boasts over 341,000 subscribers to his You Tube channel. Condell is an outspoken atheist and it is his atheism that guided his path from comedy and into social commentary. But instead of focusing on his objections to all religion, Condell became fixated with one religion in particular and his Twitter feed clearly demonstrates he sees his primary role now as a spokesman against Islam.
  6. Jimbo

    Brexit

    The question: Linda asks BBC Radio 4's PM programme: "We hear about unelected bureaucrats making decisions in the EU. Please could you explain how the role of these EU bureaucrats compares with that of our civil servants, who are also unelected, in supporting the UK government in its decision making. Also, how are these bureaucrats chosen in the UK and EU." Reality Check verdict: There are a number of different routes to becoming a civil servant in the UK. EU commissioners on the other hand are proposed by national governments and selected by the president of the European Commission. New legislation proposed by the Commission still has to be agreed by the member states and passed by the European Parliament, which is directly elected by EU voters. So it's misleading to say unelected bureaucrats make decisions in the EU. The 28 European commissioners are meant to carry out their responsibilities independently of their national governments. In that sense, they are similar to British civil servants - politically impartial and independent of the government.
  7. Jimbo

    Brexit

    As neither the UK or Ireland are part of Schengen, this seems to be a pointless statement.
  8. Jimbo

    Brexit

    It's odd that democracy spoke last month when this farrago was voted down by a massive majority in the Commons, but here we are voting on the same thing all over again. It's a shame those democratic principles don't apply to the referendum when people have a better idea as to what's involved. It seems democracy only works in one direction
  9. Jimbo

    Brexit

    I read in the Guardian yesterday that 26% of people think that a No Deal Brexit means that we will be staying in the EU - I'm hoping that this is wrong and collectively we are not that stupid, because if we are I despair.
  10. Jimbo

    Brexit

    Where do they dig up these idiots from ? Christopher Booker - The man who thinks Asbestos is perfectly safe and no different from talcum powder, that there's no such thing as global warming and a believer in "Intelligent Design" - And I'm supposed to respect his views ?
  11. I've just had a quick look on the Guardian site and I can see no mention of her on the front page, the Daily Mail on the other hand has her and Corbyn all over it. So as far as poster girls go I think she's probably one for the Mail, so they can spew their racist bile all over her. Bugger! just refreshed the Guardian and they've now picked up the Corbyn story!
  12. Jimbo

    Brexit

    And in the meantime the Brexit dividend keeps on giving, with Honda reported to be closing their Swindon factory https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/feb/18/carmaker-honda-plans-to-close-swindon-factory-reports
  13. Jimbo

    "donald"

    David Jackson USA TODAY Published 10:47 AM EDT Jul 2, 2014 Shame it's not current - the outcome might be a bit different
  14. Jimbo

    Brexit

    But you are an advocate of it, which makes you a leaver
  15. Jimbo

    Brexit

    Don't start distracting people with facts. True believers, in the one true Brexit, only need the opinions from their shouty mate in Wetherspoons, They don't want any of this evidence based rubbish!.
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