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« Reply #22280 on: May 2, 2019, 09:46:07 AM »
Is this article 50 the only thing that matters to you ?  he may have called for it , he didnt however trigger it did he? Are you seriously suggesting the Tory party just went along with the invocation of article 50 because Corbyn told them to do it?



Yeah it really is. What are you struggling to understand? I personally know loads of people that have voted Labour all their lives who won't vote Labour until that tit fucks off.

They all voted Remain and Labour doesn't represent any of them.
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« Reply #22281 on: May 2, 2019, 09:48:10 AM »
You are as usual totally idiotic the leader of the ineffectual Welsh assembly has no real status in UK poilitics his views actually only matter in the talking shop with very little power to do anything, how i wish it was different and the assembly had teeth therefore his comments were disregarded by most mainstream political voices and as such funny enough mainly ignored except fleetingly in the media like a soundbite.

As for the last sentence i have come to expect sad & stupid comments like that from you its all you are able to do.

I must remember unless you tow the line in these threads and agree with the rest of the lynch party in here you become a target for personal attacks, until you do comply or you just give up trying.  Seems a bit Marxist to me that by the way.

Enjoy your day and your sniping attacks at people who think differently to you.



"I must remember unless you tow the line in these threads and agree with the rest of the lynch party in here you become a target for personal attacks,"


Says the man, who in the same post says:

"You are as usual totally idiotic"

"i have come to expect sad & stupid comments like that from you its all you are able to do."





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« Reply #22282 on: May 2, 2019, 10:18:51 AM »
You are as usual totally idiotic.
As for the last sentence i have come to expect sad & stupid comments like that from you its all you are able to do. I must remember unless you tow the line in these threads and agree with the rest of the lynch party in here you become a target for personal attacks, until you do comply or you just give up trying. 

You seem to exist in a permanent state of fury Geoff. Your exaggeration ("lynch party") is matched only by your vituperation ("totally idiotic"). I would think that the lion's share of your posts consist of personal attacks on other posters for not measuring up to "RAWK standards" or what you conceive to be the correct political position. In real life I have to suppose you're quite a nice bloke. Anyone who likes cricket can't be all that bad! But on here you do very little but lash out at other posters - even when there's a match on, and everyone else is concentating on Liverpool, which is a bit odd. 
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Re: Brexit thread - Rocky Horror Brexit Shitshow Hallowe'en Special!
« Reply #22283 on: May 2, 2019, 10:23:45 AM »
Geoff is there a reason why you use hyperbolic and extreme statements in response to people and turn to vitriol and abuse when you're met with a different opinion than yours?
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« Reply #22284 on: May 2, 2019, 10:32:35 AM »


"I must remember unless you tow the line in these threads and agree with the rest of the lynch party in here you become a target for personal attacks,"


Says the man, who in the same post says:

"You are as usual totally idiotic"

"i have come to expect sad & stupid comments like that from you its all you are able to do."

ha, cheers for pointing that out. I was literally just doing the same with Geoff insulting tepid in the other thread, to realise he's reacted badly again to having a weird statement disproved.

And he's upgraded the power of RAWK posts from salem witch trial to a lynch mob now. Thats... interesting.

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« Reply #22285 on: May 2, 2019, 12:20:45 PM »
You seem to exist in a permanent state of fury Geoff. Your exaggeration ("lynch party") is matched only by your vituperation ("totally idiotic"). I would think that the lion's share of your posts consist of personal attacks on other posters for not measuring up to "RAWK standards" or what you conceive to be the correct political position. In real life I have to suppose you're quite a nice bloke. Anyone who likes cricket can't be all that bad! But on here you do very little but lash out at other posters - even when there's a match on, and everyone else is concentating on Liverpool, which is a bit odd. 

Well given your MO is personal attacks and snide remarks the old adage about people in glass houses throwing stones apply, and yes when somebody puts up a snide remark trying to belittle my support for a club i have supported for sixty years, angry doesnt actually cover it .

Anybody such as Dave (far more than myself) and the few others who have tried to counter some of the constant negativity in here and the other threads come under attack from the same few people, they never want a discussion its simply one way traffic and you are one of the ring leaders.

However you got one thing right i am ok at Cricket and with the rest of my life.
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« Reply #22286 on: May 2, 2019, 12:22:38 PM »
To be fair he was probably pissed.

I mean, we've all gone off on one now and then when we've had a few haven't we?

Given i suffer from Vertigo and therefore cannot drink this is yet another slur on my character, well done you!
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« Reply #22287 on: May 2, 2019, 12:25:15 PM »
Geoff is there a reason why you use hyperbolic and extreme statements in response to people and turn to vitriol and abuse when you're met with a different opinion than yours?

Yeah i reply in the same style of constant abuse and snide remarks that i receive on a daily basis in here because i have a different opinion to them.  Does that answer your question?
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« Reply #22288 on: May 2, 2019, 12:37:38 PM »
Given i suffer from Vertigo and therefore cannot drink this is yet another slur on my character, well done you!

It wasn't a slur. I view people that don't drink with suspicion..

You've just lost 10 status points :)


If you weren't pissed then how did you manage to complain about people using personal insults before personally insulting someone twice in the same post?
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« Reply #22289 on: May 2, 2019, 12:41:45 PM »
Yeah i reply in the same style of constant abuse and snide remarks that i receive on a daily basis in here because i have a different opinion to them.  Does that answer your question?

It doesn't really, does it? It's just you doubling down on your abusiveness, but claiming your victim status makes it ok.

If you think constant abuse of people is a bad thing, you might wanna start looking at the only thing you can control in a discussion. That's your actions, Geoff

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« Reply #22290 on: May 2, 2019, 01:57:04 PM »
ANDREW ADONIS: Remain supporters need to back Labour to make a People's Vote happen

https://www.theneweuropean.co.uk/top-stories/andrew-adonis-writes-on-the-european-elections-brexit-and-peoples-vote-1-6027708

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« Reply #22291 on: May 2, 2019, 01:59:02 PM »
Yeah i reply in the same style of constant abuse and snide remarks that i receive on a daily basis in here because i have a different opinion to them.  Does that answer your question?

There's only one person in here calling people pathetic, or idiots or stupid Geoff.

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« Reply #22292 on: May 2, 2019, 04:04:04 PM »
Just had my polling card for the European elections, surprised to see Change UK are putting eight candidates forward. Mind you so are the Brexit party and UKIP.

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« Reply #22293 on: May 2, 2019, 04:27:09 PM »
Geoff is there a reason why you use hyperbolic and extreme statements in response to people and turn to vitriol and abuse when you're met with a different opinion than yours?


It's as obvious as it is simple,Geoff tries to get any thread that has anything critical of Comrade Jezza and his attempts to turn the Labour Party into a Commie love fest shut down.

TBF to him,it has worked a few times so I don't expect him to change tact anytime soon.

We should all be thankful that Geoff no longer cares about Comrade Jezza or the Labour party,if he did we would all be fucked.
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« Reply #22294 on: May 2, 2019, 04:28:46 PM »
To be fair he was probably pissed.

I mean, we've all gone off on one now and then when we've had a few haven't we?



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« Reply #22295 on: May 2, 2019, 05:54:16 PM »
Given i suffer from Vertigo and therefore cannot drink this is yet another slur on my character, well done you!

I'd have thought a few pints on top of a bit of vertigo could be fun.

Corbyn enjoys it.

Also, in fairness to Andy, I feel compelled to point out that his post was a defence of your character and only a slur on John Barleycorn. I say a slur because John B makes some people more lovable not more cantankerous. But, as you say, your cantakerousness was all your own work in the end and nothing to do with Mr Barleycorn.
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« Reply #22296 on: May 2, 2019, 06:31:28 PM »
There are times when this thread can be stupider than Brexit
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« Reply #22297 on: May 2, 2019, 06:39:56 PM »
There are times when this thread can be stupider than Brexit
I’m not sure that’s ever possible... even though it’s doing it’s best ;D
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« Reply #22298 on: May 2, 2019, 08:21:20 PM »
I actually think Geoff makes some good points and these threads seem to develop into a common RAWK view i.e. Corbyn is bloody idiot which is then reinforced by multiple posters. I really don't like the bloke myself but as Geoff pointed out he was democratically elected as leader of the party with 250k votes in 2015 and then 312K in 2016 - so his popularity is increasing!

His followers are dismissed in these threads as gullible Corbynites and compared to members of a cult, but those voting numbers are big for a 500K turnout. Added to the gains made at the GE, he must be doing something right and warrants more analysis than just dismissing his followers. Could it be that his policies on things like nationalisation and defence are actually popular with the electorate? Could it be that people like his uncoventional approach because they are sick of 'standard' lying politicians - I think this was a key factor in Trump being elected. It's like the way Leave voters on here are dismissed as 'thick racists' and that's the end of it, but 17.4m voted Leave, again that's a big number and warrants further analysis. When I speak to Leavers, their concerns are things like immigration and sovereignty - are these genuine concerns, can they be addressed whilst still remaining in the EU? The stance of the EU seems to be that you don't get trade without FOM - isn't that a bit inflexible? There are a lot of good things about the EU but it isn't perfect by any means, but you are unlikely to read any negatives in this thread.

It does look like Corbyn wants Brexit but on his terms, he has however been playing the long game when it comes to Brexit tactics and I don't think that will necessarily be his final stance when push comes to shove and as public opinions continue to fluctuate. Given the climate at the time within the country in 2017, I couldn't see A50 not being triggered and anyone against it would have been seen being indecisive, from Corbyn's point of view it also provided him with the start of the 'Tory Brexit' which we had been warned about. There are still a few twists and turns to go with Brexit and its important to get the timings right with these political moves, Remain voters should be careful as it's not a given that a referendum would provide them with a favourable outcome especially if the timing isn't right.

If nothing more, Geoff's posts have stimulated some debate in here and personally given me pause for thought rather than reading the standard text in this thread.         
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« Reply #22299 on: May 2, 2019, 08:30:30 PM »
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I actually think Geoff makes some good points and these threads seem to develop into a common RAWK view i.e. Corbyn is bloody idiot which is then reinforced by multiple posters. I really don't like the bloke myself but as Geoff pointed out he was democratically elected as leader of the party with 250k votes in 2015 and then 312K in 2016 - so his popularity is increasing!
2016 was a long time ago and getting more votes from a party with a large number of nutters isn’t something that will be reflected in votes that count (like a GE)

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« Reply #22300 on: May 2, 2019, 08:35:52 PM »
2016 was a long time ago and getting more votes from a party with a large number of nutters isn’t something that will be reflected in votes that count (like a GE)

The GE was mentioned in the next paragraph of mine - conveniently edited?? Labour gained 30 seats from the Tory's / SNP in 2017 ??

Yeah so, the Labour vote increased nearly 10% from 30.4% in 2015 to 40% in 2017.

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« Reply #22301 on: May 2, 2019, 10:02:48 PM »
I actually think Geoff makes some good points and these threads seem to develop into a common RAWK view i.e. Corbyn is bloody idiot which is then reinforced by multiple posters. I really don't like the bloke myself but as Geoff pointed out he was democratically elected as leader of the party with 250k votes in 2015 and then 312K in 2016 - so his popularity is increasing!

His followers are dismissed in these threads as gullible Corbynites and compared to members of a cult, but those voting numbers are big for a 500K turnout. Added to the gains made at the GE, he must be doing something right and warrants more analysis than just dismissing his followers. Could it be that his policies on things like nationalisation and defence are actually popular with the electorate? Could it be that people like his uncoventional approach because they are sick of 'standard' lying politicians - I think this was a key factor in Trump being elected. It's like the way Leave voters on here are dismissed as 'thick racists' and that's the end of it, but 17.4m voted Leave, again that's a big number and warrants further analysis. When I speak to Leavers, their concerns are things like immigration and sovereignty - are these genuine concerns, can they be addressed whilst still remaining in the EU? The stance of the EU seems to be that you don't get trade without FOM - isn't that a bit inflexible? There are a lot of good things about the EU but it isn't perfect by any means, but you are unlikely to read any negatives in this thread.

It does look like Corbyn wants Brexit but on his terms, he has however been playing the long game when it comes to Brexit tactics and I don't think that will necessarily be his final stance when push comes to shove and as public opinions continue to fluctuate. Given the climate at the time within the country in 2017, I couldn't see A50 not being triggered and anyone against it would have been seen being indecisive, from Corbyn's point of view it also provided him with the start of the 'Tory Brexit' which we had been warned about. There are still a few twists and turns to go with Brexit and its important to get the timings right with these political moves, Remain voters should be careful as it's not a given that a referendum would provide them with a favourable outcome especially if the timing isn't right.

If nothing more, Geoff's posts have stimulated some debate in here and personally given me pause for thought rather than reading the standard text in this thread.         
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« Reply #22302 on: May 2, 2019, 11:08:12 PM »
I see the Labour party has still not quite understood I've left the party. Still getting letters, emails you name it. How many times do I have to send resignations to get through to them?  :butt
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« Reply #22303 on: May 2, 2019, 11:15:19 PM »
I see the Labour party has still not quite understood I've left the party. Still getting letters, emails you name it. How many times do I have to send resignations to get through to them?  :butt
:) Ive had a few letters, got a phone call last week as well, told them I wont be rejoining, I was told they are going to give me 4 months grace before my membership lapses.
All about covering up all the members walking away from the party right now.
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« Reply #22304 on: May 2, 2019, 11:21:49 PM »
:) Ive had a few letters, got a phone call last week as well, told them I wont be rejoining, I was told they are going to give me 4 months grace before my membership lapses.
All about covering up all the members walking away from the party right now.

I've not received any phone call, it would be interesting to find out how many people have actually left. It felt strange to vote Green today though I've done it on the odd occasion in local elections.
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« Reply #22305 on: May 2, 2019, 11:25:24 PM »
I've not received any phone call, it would be interesting to find out how many people have actually left. It felt strange to vote Green today though I've done it on the odd occasion in local elections.
I voted Labour for the council elections, they will stick to Labour values and fight service cuts etc. I don't mind if this means rate rises.
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« Reply #22306 on: May 3, 2019, 12:24:15 AM »
:) Ive had a few letters, got a phone call last week as well, told them I wont be rejoining, I was told they are going to give me 4 months grace before my membership lapses.
All about covering up all the members walking away from the party right now.
see I was thinking the other day, two years they were happily telling anyone of the member numbers, don’t seem to mention it apart from ‘largest party in Europe’

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« Reply #22307 on: May 3, 2019, 12:58:22 AM »
see I was thinking the other day, two years they were happily telling anyone of the member numbers, don’t seem to mention it apart from ‘largest party in Europe’
Yeah, I don't think they are in any financial trouble but they are making cutbacks. suggests revenue has fallen dramatically, can only mean members subs have fallen dramatically as so many people have just cancelled their direct debits and walked away. embarrassing trend that exposes the falling support for Corbyns Labour. 
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« Reply #22308 on: May 3, 2019, 10:02:27 AM »
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« Reply #22309 on: May 3, 2019, 10:09:50 AM »
Barry Gardiner says to Tory James Cleverly: "We are in there trying to bail you guys out"

https://twitter.com/johnharris1969/status/1124191837051326464

Loving this proper, hardcore, stick-it-to-the-Tories Labour party we have these days.

That should be the Lid Dems and Greens euro election broadcast, repeated on loop constantly.

"We are in there trying to bail you guys out. Don't tell us we're not trying to deliver Brexit"
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« Reply #22310 on: May 3, 2019, 10:15:05 AM »
All the points you've raised have been covered forensically. from the day Corbyn reluctantly accepted standing for the Labour leadership to where we are now, further analysis covering something not already covered would be hard to find.
The reasons for people voting leave have also been forensically covered, sorry but your post comes across as RAWK dismissing any support for Corbyn or Brexit without going into great detail, these 2 arguments have been the most forensically debated arguments ive seen.

I've read the threads and to be honest all I've seen is one way traffic, I was involved in some around the time of the referendum and any post hinting at a Leave opinion was angrily dismissed, I appreciate emotions were running high. If you can point me to the specific debate on immigration, then I'll quietly go away and read it.

I'm not trying to cause trouble, I think that one of the reasons why the Leave vote happened is because open and honest debates never happened. I remember watching a TV debate with Anne Sodbury basically calling somebody a racist for even raising the immigration issue, so guess what, everybody clammed up and the open debate never happened, doubts and questions were never quashed or reassurances given. The doubters simply walked away and voted leave.

I speak to a lot of Leavers, the North West is predominately Leave and I'm quite frank with them in trying to understand their thought process - not dismiss them. Try it, talk to them and I'll tell you want I really don't see any sign of a great shift towards Remain, many now want No deal, they feel angry about not being listened to. Again, the voting numbers were big, most areas around here were 60-70% Leave - that requires quite a big turnaround.
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« Reply #22311 on: May 3, 2019, 10:21:45 AM »
I've not received any phone call, it would be interesting to find out how many people have actually left. It felt strange to vote Green today though I've done it on the odd occasion in local elections.

I had an email from Jeremy Corbyn yesterday. I guess it just means you are on their mailing list rather than actually being a member, there's a link to opt out of communications at the bottom of the email.
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« Reply #22312 on: May 3, 2019, 11:02:38 AM »
I had an email from Jeremy Corbyn yesterday. I guess it just means you are on their mailing list rather than actually being a member, there's a link to opt out of communications at the bottom of the email.

A lot of the information I get is from my local party who I have constantly emailed but they continue to send endless stuff regardless. Thanks anyway, I guess they will get the message eventually.
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« Reply #22313 on: May 3, 2019, 11:46:09 AM »
ANDREW ADONIS: Remain supporters need to back Labour to make a People's Vote happen

https://www.theneweuropean.co.uk/top-stories/andrew-adonis-writes-on-the-european-elections-brexit-and-peoples-vote-1-6027708

Well, that's one way of looking at it...
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« Reply #22314 on: May 3, 2019, 11:56:37 AM »
I actually think Geoff makes some good points and these threads seem to develop into a common RAWK view i.e. Corbyn is bloody idiot which is then reinforced by multiple posters. I really don't like the bloke myself but as Geoff pointed out he was democratically elected as leader of the party with 250k votes in 2015 and then 312K in 2016 - so his popularity is increasing!

His followers are dismissed in these threads as gullible Corbynites and compared to members of a cult, but those voting numbers are big for a 500K turnout. Added to the gains made at the GE, he must be doing something right and warrants more analysis than just dismissing his followers. Could it be that his policies on things like nationalisation and defence are actually popular with the electorate? Could it be that people like his uncoventional approach because they are sick of 'standard' lying politicians - I think this was a key factor in Trump being elected. It's like the way Leave voters on here are dismissed as 'thick racists' and that's the end of it, but 17.4m voted Leave, again that's a big number and warrants further analysis. When I speak to Leavers, their concerns are things like immigration and sovereignty - are these genuine concerns, can they be addressed whilst still remaining in the EU? The stance of the EU seems to be that you don't get trade without FOM - isn't that a bit inflexible? There are a lot of good things about the EU but it isn't perfect by any means, but you are unlikely to read any negatives in this thread.

It does look like Corbyn wants Brexit but on his terms, he has however been playing the long game when it comes to Brexit tactics and I don't think that will necessarily be his final stance when push comes to shove and as public opinions continue to fluctuate. Given the climate at the time within the country in 2017, I couldn't see A50 not being triggered and anyone against it would have been seen being indecisive, from Corbyn's point of view it also provided him with the start of the 'Tory Brexit' which we had been warned about. There are still a few twists and turns to go with Brexit and its important to get the timings right with these political moves, Remain voters should be careful as it's not a given that a referendum would provide them with a favourable outcome especially if the timing isn't right.

If nothing more, Geoff's posts have stimulated some debate in here and personally given me pause for thought rather than reading the standard text in this thread.         
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« Reply #22315 on: May 3, 2019, 12:02:44 PM »
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The whispers came all week. While the headlines focused on the sacking of defence secretary Gavin Williamson, a weird rumour started floating around. Labour and the Tories were close to a Brexit deal, people said. The spokesmen were sounding increasingly bullish. The 'landing zone' between their two positions had been spotted.
Once the local election results started dribbling in, the whispers turned into shouts. Labour had done terribly, as had the Conservatives. Both were being punished for failing to deliver Brexit. Something had to be done, and quickly. Time to sign-off on the deal.
This analysis, of course, makes no sense. The big winners of the night were the Greens and the Liberal Democrats, both parties with extremely clear pro-Remain policies. If this was a punishment for failing to deliver Brexit, it was a tremendously weird way of showing it. And yet public support for Remain is treated by journalists like a ghostly phenomenon - something we suspect might be in the air but have been reliably assured does not exist.

After all, Remain lost the referendum, so in the binary win-lose mind of many political commentators it should have at that point have simply vanished.
Demonstrable instances of Remain support are ignored. The Remainers who worked to deny Theresa May her majority in the 2017 general election were wallpapered over by the relentless nonsense about 80% of voters backing parties with pro-Brexit manifestos. The huge rallies in London became the subject of a whole subculture of crowd-counting methodology experts. The six-million strong Revoke petition was dismissed as a leaky and unreliable Twitter exercise. Remain voters are treated like an old family scandal - the thing polite visitors won't mention when they come over for dinner.
This led to the extraordinary sight this morning of political commentators looking at a screen showing the Tories down, Labour down, Ukip down, and the Greens and Lib Dems up - before promptly coming to the conclusion that voters were sending a message to get Brexit over with. The level of cognitive dissonance is quite remarkable.

But regardless, that is where we are, and it was what many Labour MPs heard loud and clear. Suddenly there was an increased pressure to seal a deal with the Tories next week.

It is worth remembering that doing so is simply insane. Put aside the rights-and-wrongs of it. On a basic strategic level, it is crazy for Labour to do.
First, it will cut the party in half. In a flash, Jeremy Corbyn will lose all his Remain MPs. And he will not lose them in a briefly humiliating vote which will be soon forgotten. He will lose them in an era-defining vote which will be remembered forever. That scar will stay there, exacerbated by every Brexit event which takes place afterwards. Look at it this way: Change UK MPs will be really, really hoping he does it.
Labour won't just share the blame for what's about to happen. It'll be worse than that. Labour will own it. So many Tories oppose a customs union that a majority of the governing party are likely to vote against, meaning that if it passes it'll need more Labour votes than Tory votes. May won't just be binding Corbyn's hands to Brexit, she will be passing him the disgusting muck-encrusted chalice in its entirety.
This deal is not going to be popular. May lies when she says that the withdrawal agreement draws a line under Brexit. It barely even starts it. All it finalises is the divorce. Ahead of us, there are countless years of talks, many of which will likely take place in the humiliating position of the backstop, during which the EU will continue to out-manoeuvre and out-negotiate us, just as it has for the last three years. To call it humbling is to give in to euphemism. It'll have all the dignity of a middle-aged man caught trying to cheat on his wife in a London nightclub.  And it will keep on going, day-after-day, relentlessly, a droning mixture of tedium and embarrassment, years after people lost any interest in the issue.
Remainers will hate it because it is Brexit - and precisely as self-harming and insane as they warned it would be.
Brexiters will hate it because it is awful - and they can tell themselves the fantasy that it would all have been fine if we had just no-dealed. In fact, that would make precisely no difference. It would be a harsher shock of humiliation and chaos, followed by a return to talks on precisely the same terms as before. But they won't know that. The unicorns will live freely on their sky-island, unaffected the grim refuting reality which an ERG victory would entail.
And the plan is for Labour to buy into that? It is crazy. It would destroy Corbyn and end the party for a generation. It would make the Lib Dems' decision to support tuition fees look like a masterstroke of electoral ingenuity.
The honest truth is that there is no exit from this situation at a parliamentary level. It does not exist. The only way to break the deadlock is to go back to the public for another referendum. That's no longer just some Remainer strategy. It's the only logical course of action from where we are now.

But of course, that cannot be contemplated, because Remain ceased to exist. So we are forced to go through this dreadful charade all over again, for no discernible purpose, and with no rhyme or reason.
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Re: Brexit thread - Rocky Horror Brexit Shitshow Hallowe'en Special!
« Reply #22316 on: May 3, 2019, 12:11:46 PM »
From the Guardian live feed.  The hate is real.

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The campaign was started by Leave.EU, which tweeted in March, encouraging people to spoil their ballot papers.


Not related to the image above, but somebody else who spoiled their paper:

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The major parties have been lying for three years straight about Brexit and, in a two-party system, neither of them deserve to be voted for at any level.

I’m actually a member of the Conservatives, so under normal circumstances I would have voted for them. If there was a Brexit Party candidate I would have voted for them.



Also, on that Barry Gardiner tweet...

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Earlier I quoted a tweet from the Labour MP Neil Coyle (see 9.48am) referring to “Bailout Barry”. It was a reference to Barry Gardiner, the shadow international trade secretary, saying Labour were bailing out the Tories.

Here is the actual quote from Gardiner. He was speaking on one of the overnight election programmes and told the Tory Brexit minister James Cleverly:

We are in there, trying to bail you guys out. We are now trying to negotiate with you because your prime minister, who’s lost control of her party and lost any chance of getting her deal through parliament, has come to us and said: ‘Please, I now need to listen to the ideas you have been putting forward.
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« Reply #22317 on: May 3, 2019, 12:23:01 PM »
From the Guardian live feed.  The hate is real.

Not related to the image above, but somebody else who spoiled their paper:



Also, on that Barry Gardiner tweet...


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« Reply #22318 on: May 3, 2019, 01:03:20 PM »
From the Guardian live feed.  The hate is real.

Not related to the image above, but somebody else who spoiled their paper:



Also, on that Barry Gardiner tweet...

Actually quite scary.

Both the message and that fool Gardiners tweet.

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Re: Brexit thread - Rocky Horror Brexit Shitshow Hallowe'en Special!
« Reply #22319 on: May 3, 2019, 02:34:43 PM »

I speak to a lot of Leavers, the North West is predominately Leave and I'm quite frank with them in trying to understand their thought process - not dismiss them. Try it, talk to them and I'll tell you want I really don't see any sign of a great shift towards Remain, many now want No deal, they feel angry about not being listened to. Again, the voting numbers were big, most areas around here were 60-70% Leave - that requires quite a big turnaround.
So Leavers are doubling down on No Deal because their pride has been hurt? Why should that be the basis of policies and decisions that could ravage the whole country?
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