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Old May 20th, 2019, 10:24 PM #901
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Yeah, what you’ve said applies to literally just England, btw. You’ve got three other countries who are trapped in this British mess...
Yeah the report did mention Wales and Scotland as well, I was going to add it in but was distracted trying to decide whether I wanted to respond to something someone said about the milkshakes. The report suggesting switching out the Green for PC and SNP respectively. Should also point out Gibraltar is also stuck in this mess but has been tied to South West England.

They didn't make a recommendation for North Ireland, I assume that is because NI politics are already far more complex than those o the rest of the UK.
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politi...e=news_central

The revised deal includes an option for MPs to vote on a second referendum
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Old May 22nd, 2019, 10:56 AM #903
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The 1922 Committee have decided against changing the rules, which would have allowed a new vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister.

May kicks out at two again.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-48366977
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Old May 22nd, 2019, 11:34 AM #904
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Interesting day. Nigel Farage hides from a large group of milkshake carriers on the Brexit Bus as Theresa May hides in her office with the door locked and staff knocking to be allowed access. and the government's CHief Whip was less than an hour hour thought to be hiding from the press in a toilet.
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Old May 22nd, 2019, 11:38 AM #905
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The 1922 Committee have decided against changing the rules, which would have allowed a new vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister.

May kicks out at two again.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-48366977
Yeah last thing sensible Brexiteers want right now when there is talk of a second referendum or confirmatory vote is any notion that a vote can be repeated by just changing the rules.

But anybody who would believe May actually intends to follow through on such promises is bonkers. I'm betting that she will resign the moment her bill gets passed second reading and then allow her successor to remove the possibility of a referendum or anything else on offer at committee stage
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Something had to give today.

Andrea Leadstom resigns from government

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It's getting to the point where collective responsibility means they have absolutely no choice but to quit. Nobody is foolig themselves that the Tories will win many seats tomorrow. The big bets will be on how many get their deposit back. Is it 5000 at the Euros or more?
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In 12 years time, when climate change kills us all. Only 2 things will survive. Cockroaches, and Teresa May as Prime Minister.

I don't think I am voting tomorrow. None of the candidates here have any local connection to my area. At council, MLA or MP level they all are from the area... here in NI the EU MEPs are from the other side of the country and would be hard pressed to set foot here.
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To be honest voting in the EU elections is very boring compared to the local councils. No parties stood outside proudly proclaiming their allegiance, barely a queue and only one box to tick to choose. But it did amuse me that Nigel Farage's little trick of having an arrow in his party's logo was countered by naming the party The Brexit Party in stead of Brexit Party, which put them right to the bottom of the list
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We don't even have the Brexit party running here in NI. We have a convicted IRA bomber in Martina Anderson from Sinn Fein and the DUP......

Against my better judgement I might vote the lesser parties such as Alliance etc (we have preference votes for EU elections instead of just one X) even though I don't care for any of them.
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Well, after all the rubbish that was put through my door (addressed to me) from the parties, I didn't even get my polling card (unless it arrived today, I honestly can't be bothered to go downstairs to check).

I know I could vote anyway, but Imma take this as the universe telling me not to bother.
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Well, after all the rubbish that was put through my door (addressed to me) from the parties, I didn't even get my polling card (unless it arrived today, I honestly can't be bothered to go downstairs to check).

I know I could vote anyway, but Imma take this as the universe telling me not to bother.
Yeah some EU nationals living in the UK who hold a right to vote in EU elections here have turned up at polling stations with polling cards to be turned away because they are not on the list. Ex-pats have also complained that they have not received their postal ballots.

If it turns out this is becaue the UK government failed to send the correct instructions to councils because they believed the elections would be averted at the time it could cost the Electoral Commission dearly
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So wasn't May supposed to give her departure timetable? Perhaps she's having Chris Grayling handle it, which will buy her a few more years....
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Goverment aren't going to debate the withdrawl bill until parliamentary recess is over in early June

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-48374841
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The press were actually laughing at her when her speech concluded, which the BBC conveniently omitted from repeat broadcasts of the announcement.
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Cameron Samurai wrote: View Post

The press were actually laughing at her when her speech concluded...
"No, we love you at your job, really."

It's kinda sad though, isn't it? One of the most powerful people in the country was caught in such an impossible situation that the best and only option she was left with was, "Fuck this, I'm outta here. It's someone else's problem now."

Although, watching the broadcast, I half expected the podium to collapse out from under her, or maybe the balcony behind her to fall down on her head.
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"No, we love you at your job, really."

It's kinda sad though, isn't it? One of the most powerful people in the country was caught in such an impossible situation that the best and only option she was left with was, "Fuck this, I'm outta here. It's someone else's problem now.
Same reactions to dealing with Europe are what cost us the Iron Lady for ill deed or good too. Being a remainer from the outset already clouded her mission statement. She had plenty of hardline Brexit options, but she just didn't want to push hard enough for them. Her heart just wasn't in to leaving.
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"No, we love you at your job, really."

It's kinda sad though, isn't it? One of the most powerful people in the country was caught in such an impossible situation that the best and only option she was left with was, "Fuck this, I'm outta here. It's someone else's problem now."

Although, watching the broadcast, I half expected the podium to collapse out from under her, or maybe the balcony behind her to fall down on her head.
Probably better to leave now, than end up like Thatcher - where she was so controversial that people were having street parties when she died.
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Her heart just wasn't in to leaving.
You live there. Was what she said, in that final speech, true? Is the economy better, is the deficit down, did she really make a difference to the survivors of domestic abuse, did she really pour money into mental health funding?
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