Boris Johnson to Parliament: Take a hike

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  1. TheStormofWar

    TheStormofWar Well-Known Member

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    https://apnews.com/8f2e6dc2d920423ba19c929076328784

    I can't recall when that has even been asked for before?
     
  2. candrew

    candrew Well-Known Member

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  3. TheStormofWar

    TheStormofWar Well-Known Member

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    Was doing some checking. It's pretty common thing that ends in a new parliament or a Queen's Speech. The length of time is what makes it unusual and a blatant political tactic.
     
  4. The Thriller

    The Thriller Well-Known Member

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    If only experts had warned Brits that Brexit was a bad idea! If only...
     
  5. One Brow

    One Brow Well-Known Member

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    Many conservatives in this country are convinced the EU needs Britain more than Britain needs the EU, and the EU will be humiliated by a hard Brexit.
     
  6. JazzGal

    JazzGal Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Both of my countries are nuts.
     
  7. The Thriller

    The Thriller Well-Known Member

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    Interesting. Are you insinuating that the conservative movement in our country is suffering from an intelligence vacuum? As if they’ve sacrificed expertise and scientific thought in favor of short-term election wins and cheap nationalism emotion?
     
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  8. One Brow

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    If you make that inference, I find no reason to dispute it, but I was not implying that specifically.
     
  9. The Thriller

    The Thriller Well-Known Member

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    In order for one to believe that the EU needs The UK more than the UK needs to the EU, one must completely throw all history, economic thought, and common sense out the window.

    The Troubles in Ireland will reignite. the economic costs will be enormous for the UK. And just the common sense of being a part of the EU, an organization that has spread unprecedented peace and stability throughout Europe, is just unfathomable.

    There is a right and wrong or black and white on certain issues.

    This is one of them.

    All of which was widely reported by experts prior to the Brexit vote. But you know, what do experts know? Vote for Brexit? Empower a reality tv star to the White House. Trust Hollywood celebrities over doctors on vaccinations. What could possibly go wrong?
     
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  10. Red

    Red Well-Known Member

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  11. Joe Bagadonuts

    Joe Bagadonuts Well-Known Member

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    If only experts had warned Brits that joining the EU was a bad idea! If only...
     
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  12. One Brow

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    Those that did turned out to be wrong. It's been a boon for Britain.
     
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  13. The Thriller

    The Thriller Well-Known Member

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    "Siri, show me an example of anti-intellectualism, facts be damned, from the right."
     
  14. The Thriller

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    It's amazing how many conservatives bash the EU and NATO, the two greatest organizations that have been responsible for the greatest peace and prosperity the European continent has ever known.

    The ignorance of so many is just appalling. They're literally ignoring millenia of evidence.
     
  15. Jazzta

    Jazzta Well-Known Member

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    And the creation of the EU was a bad idea. It established the ECB to which the citizens of each european country must now pay their dues.
     
  16. Jazzta

    Jazzta Well-Known Member

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    BBN
     
  17. Joe Bagadonuts

    Joe Bagadonuts Well-Known Member

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    There are clearly things that the Brits don't like about it. They don't like being controlled by non-British governance. They don't like having British wages driven down by immigrant labor. They don't like being buried in climate change related regulations and costs. They don't like the idea of one world order that has apparently become so appealing to the liberal crowd.
     
  18. Rubashov

    Rubashov Well-Known Member 2019 Award Winner

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    explains it all perfectly...
     
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  19. Rubashov

    Rubashov Well-Known Member 2019 Award Winner

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    Sir Humphrey is my hero.
     
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  20. One Brow

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    Obviously, there were things that the Britons did not like. This does not change how the EU was an economic boon.
     

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