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UK Politics Thread XI: Boris' Big Bombastic Brexit Bash

PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:38 am
by The Huskar Social Union
Latest iteration of the ongoing UK politics thread series, last one was here:

Welcome once more to the latest hot take thread on the glorious calamity that is British Politics, the finest politics on the continent, far better than the French for sure, and those pesky swamp germans (beware of sheep). Here we shall discuss all the current events that dominate the political sphere in the nation of Britannia, in particular BREXIT, the British attempt to leave the European Union which has been going on now for some time.

First Poll will be on the new brexit deal Boris Johnson has secured with the EU, and whether or not you agree with said deal.

I might flesh this OP out more later.

I made this because the other one got to 500 pages, if you were in the process of making a thread sue me.


The Thread formerly known as Prince The Wheels on the Bus go DUP DUP DUP

PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:46 am
by Shrillland
Well, I'm not a fan of it, and now the Commons likely won't get to vote on it anyway, so...

PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:49 am
by Eastfield Lodge
Loving the support for Burning Everything right now. GVH would be proud. :p

I'm just bored by the proceedings at this point and want a resolution. Not that there will be one.

PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:51 am
by Fartsniffage
Eastfield Lodge wrote:Loving the support for Burning Everything right now. GVH would be proud. :p

I'm just bored by the proceedings at this point and want a resolution. Not that there will be one.


Well it is nearly bonfire night...

PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:00 am
by Souseiseki
my word, what a beautiful title

new thread just in time for the happenings

PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:01 am
by The New California Republic
You missed a trick Huskar. The thread should be called UK Politics Thread XI: The Eleventh Hour of Brexit.

PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:01 am
by Dumb Ideologies
That fucking title. Good man.

PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:02 am
by The Huskar Social Union
The New California Republic wrote:You missed a trick Huskar. The thread should be called UK Politics Thread XI: The Eleventh Hour of Brexit.

Argh damn it

Dumb Ideologies wrote:That fucking title. Good man.
Souseiseki wrote:my word, what a beautiful title

new thread just in time for the happenings
hehe

PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:09 am
by Alvecia
Mmm, new thread smell. Smells like....despair.

PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:20 am
by Philjia
I like that Johnson's deal has changed the NI backstop from being a possibility to a compulsory part of withdrawal.

PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:24 am
by Ifreann
Hello Brexit my old friend
I've come to post bout you again

PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:31 am
by The Huskar Social Union
Ifreann wrote:Hello Brexit my old friend
I've come to post bout you again

Because a Bojo softly creeping
Left its buses while I was sleeping

PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:34 am
by Fartsniffage
The Huskar Social Union wrote:
Ifreann wrote:Hello Brexit my old friend
I've come to post bout you again

Because a Bojo softly creeping
Left its buses while I was sleeping


And the vision that was planted in my brain
Fuck remain

PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:43 am
by Chan Island
Ah, the British politics thread. Another 500 pages of misery, screaming and hopelessness await.

So, what does everyone think about Brexit? :p

EDIT: All to the sound, of Boris.

PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:00 am
by Thermodolia
Shrillland wrote:Well, I'm not a fan of it, and now the Commons likely won't get to vote on it anyway, so...

Wait what?

PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:06 am
by Shrillland
Thermodolia wrote:
Shrillland wrote:Well, I'm not a fan of it, and now the Commons likely won't get to vote on it anyway, so...

Wait what?


Well, it would be severly muzzled should the Letwin Amendment pass: https://news.sky.com/story/letwin-amendment-could-mean-the-honeymoon-is-over-for-pm-11838756

PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:13 am
by Thermodolia
Shrillland wrote:
Thermodolia wrote:Wait what?


Well, it would be severly muzzled should the Letwin Amendment pass: https://news.sky.com/story/letwin-amendment-could-mean-the-honeymoon-is-over-for-pm-11838756

Well then

PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:30 am
by Cupofchar
Thermodolia wrote:
Shrillland wrote:
Well, it would be severly muzzled should the Letwin Amendment pass: https://news.sky.com/story/letwin-amendment-could-mean-the-honeymoon-is-over-for-pm-11838756

Well then


that's playing into the remainders hands- bad move.

This is the tricksy bit of getting a deal- underhand contrivances afoot, perchance? From both plug pulling sides of the argument.

PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:40 am
by Hirota
Court case that Vass and Fartsniffage were talking about at the end of the last thread went nowhere.

And the beeb started its own maths https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-50096546

PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:47 am
by Hydesland
Part of me just wants this deal to go through as I'm so bored of this shite now.

PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:49 am
by Vassenor
Cupofchar wrote:
Thermodolia wrote:Well then


that's playing into the remainders hands- bad move.

This is the tricksy bit of getting a deal- underhand contrivances afoot, perchance? From both plug pulling sides of the argument.


Making sure we have time to implement the agreed to deal properly is playing into the remainers hands? How?

PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:20 pm
by Ostroeuropa
ITV Journo: "So, race to the bottom is often a thing talked about with global trade, Labour is talking about workers rights and you need those votes to go through, do you understand those concerns?"

Boris: "yeah. yeah. Well the deal contains a passage that explicitly talks about how both we and europe both agree that we have ambitions on workers rights and environmental protection."

ITV Journo doesn't follow up with any questions and just moves on.

"I PROMISE I WILL TRY TO TRY!" is the best way to interpret that non answer, and the worst way is "Well we do have ambitions. I.E, scrapping them.".

PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:22 pm
by Dumb Ideologies
Ostroeuropa wrote:ITV Journo: "So, race to the bottom is often a thing talked about with global trade, Labour is talking about workers rights and you need those votes to go through, do you understand those concerns?"

Boris: "yeah. yeah. Well the deal contains a passage that explicitly talks about how both we and europe both agree that we have ambitions on workers rights and environmental protection."

ITV Journo doesn't follow up with any questions and just moves on.

"I PROMISE I WILL TRY TO TRY!" is the best way to interpret that non answer, and the worst way is "Well we do have ambitions. I.E, scrapping them.".


Journo, you've lost the news!

PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:25 pm
by Ostroeuropa
Dumb Ideologies wrote:
Ostroeuropa wrote:ITV Journo: "So, race to the bottom is often a thing talked about with global trade, Labour is talking about workers rights and you need those votes to go through, do you understand those concerns?"

Boris: "yeah. yeah. Well the deal contains a passage that explicitly talks about how both we and europe both agree that we have ambitions on workers rights and environmental protection."

ITV Journo doesn't follow up with any questions and just moves on.

"I PROMISE I WILL TRY TO TRY!" is the best way to interpret that non answer, and the worst way is "Well we do have ambitions. I.E, scrapping them.".


Journo, you've lost the news!



Also, poor Europe. Do you think they fell for that shit in good faith?

"Well I mean these Trade standards, without us knowing about comparative wages and workplace safety and so on... I mean-"

"Look, we're both going to disagree on the fiddly bits and that's part of the reason for brexit, regulatory autonomy, but we super duper promise that we're on board with the general concept of worker rights, safety, wellbeing, and the environment and cross our hearts won't deliberately undercut your standards in order to take advantage of the generous tariffs you're offering which you wouldn't offer to countries that didn't have environmental protections and good wages and so on. Pinky swear."

"WELL OKAY I GUESS A GENTLEMANS AGREEMENT IS FINE. You're right, provided the regulations are of comparable quality they need not be exactly the same.".

I hope not.

I really really hope not.

PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:28 pm
by Philjia
Ostroeuropa wrote:WELL OKAY I GUESS A GENTLEMANS AGREEMENT IS FINE.

Remember Vince Cable's gentlemen's agreement?

Also gentlemen's agreement sounds like a sex act.