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(Guardian)   UK's new Brexit minister says EU is being completely "irresponsible" by pointing out that he has absolutely no idea what he is doing and no plans going forward, aside from turning large stretches of motorway into parking lots for heavy trucks   ( theguardian.com) divider line
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2018-07-22 10:15:30 AM  
"How dare they talk about the issues in a way I don't like!"

Yeah, that's real constructive, Mr. Broccoli.  They're going to love you in Brussels.
 
2018-07-22 10:19:01 AM  
Brexit will lead to a unicorn for every English person. This is a well known fact and it is just wrong of the EU to even claim otherwise.
 
2018-07-22 10:27:29 AM  

Gubbo: Brexit will lead to a unicorn for every English person. This is a well known fact and it is just wrong of the EU to even claim otherwise.


Um, that was supposed to be kept quiet. Some people were promised two unicorns, you see, and it is important that no-one feels as though they've been treated unfairly.
 
2018-07-22 12:24:42 PM  
That's wrong, submitter.

He's turning them into car parks for heavy trucks
 
2018-07-22 12:28:00 PM  

Aar1012: That's wrong, submitter.

He's turning them into car parks for heavy trucks


What, is that where the heavy trucks go out to play while they're waiting for their mommy and daddy trucks to clear customs?
 
2018-07-22 12:43:12 PM  

Aar1012: That's wrong, submitter.

He's turning them into car parks for heavy trucks


You know that Lex Luthor has the Motorway Parking concession.


Otislot?
 
2018-07-22 12:44:23 PM  
I thought Brexit was going to be a disaster. Now, I know it is.
 
2018-07-22 12:47:05 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: "How dare they talk about the issues in a way I don't like!"

Yeah, that's real constructive, Mr. Broccoli.  They're going to love you in Brussels.


If you haven't been paying attention for the past couple of years, that's all the Brexiteer cumwads do.

Shout arrogantly about how unfair the EU is being, and demand the moon on a stick, because it is right and proper that Britain gets everything it demands. Even though it was poorly-informed folk tricked into narrowly voting for Brexit after decades of lies about the EU. Anyone who suggests that maybe we don't want to drive the national car off the cliff, or that perhaps we should follow the laws and mores of the nation instead of behaving as much of an idiotic asshole as possible is branded a traitor to the cause.

/shiat, change a few words in this post and it applies equally well to any of the Russian-funded populist nationalist movements anywhere in the world right now.
 
2018-07-22 12:51:24 PM  

iron de havilland: Marcus Aurelius: "How dare they talk about the issues in a way I don't like!"

Yeah, that's real constructive, Mr. Broccoli.  They're going to love you in Brussels.

If you haven't been paying attention for the past couple of years, that's all the Brexiteer cumwads do.

Shout arrogantly about how unfair the EU is being, and demand the moon on a stick, because it is right and proper that Britain gets everything it demands. Even though it was poorly-informed folk tricked into narrowly voting for Brexit after decades of lies about the EU. Anyone who suggests that maybe we don't want to drive the national car off the cliff, or that perhaps we should follow the laws and mores of the nation instead of behaving as much of an idiotic asshole as possible is branded a traitor to the cause.

/shiat, change a few words in this post and it applies equally well to any of the Russian-funded populist nationalist movements anywhere in the world right now.


We appear to be back to Stage 1: biatching about our ongoing commitments, but with much less tick left on the tock.

Assholes.
 
2018-07-22 12:51:26 PM  
Among other issues, it highlighted what a no-deal Brexit would mean for citizens. "There would be no specific arrangement in place for EU citizens in the UK, or for UK citizens in the EU," it said.

Asked specifically about the issue, Raab said: "Well, I think that's a rather irresponsible thing to be coming from the other side. We ought to be trying to reassure citizens on the continent and also here."


"We really ought to be lying to people."
 
2018-07-22 12:53:03 PM  
He said it was "far-fetched and fanciful" to think that, in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the government would not act swiftly to secure the legal position of EU nationals in the UK.

Why would the UK work any more swiftly to secure those people's legal positions after a no-deal Brexit than it would be doing now?  He's pretty much saying "Look, if we can't make a deal, then we'll work really hard to make a deal".
 
2018-07-22 12:53:40 PM  
dont believe this FAKE NEWS!!!! they have a strategy..... the brexit only seems like its going badly because the globalist agenda is to obstruct them at every turn. the REAL deplorables are the ones who wont just let Britain leave like theyd wanted too because its creating all this economic stress and everybody is getting hurt over it.... This is why france needs an electoral college system....... if the rural people had ACTUALLY gotten a voice, Le Pen would have won and their wouldn't have been all this Brexit stress. i wonder how many people have even read this far into my troll post, or are already prematurely writing their rebuttals.
 
2018-07-22 01:03:44 PM  
If they're gonna start with that, you kinda have to start getting ready to burn the house down.  If they're holding all the cards and insulting you over it, there's little else to do.  Make 'em regret it.  It's not responsible politically on their part to be doing so either.

It's not like anyone can call this shiatshow off.  UK is all in as it stands already
 
2018-07-22 01:04:08 PM  
Remember, a unified Europe scares the shiat out of the Russians.
 
2018-07-22 01:05:55 PM  

iron de havilland: Marcus Aurelius: "How dare they talk about the issues in a way I don't like!"

Yeah, that's real constructive, Mr. Broccoli.  They're going to love you in Brussels.

If you haven't been paying attention for the past couple of years, that's all the Brexiteer cumwads do.

Shout arrogantly about how unfair the EU is being, and demand the moon on a stick, because it is right and proper that Britain gets everything it demands. Even though it was poorly-informed folk tricked into narrowly voting for Brexit after decades of lies about the EU. Anyone who suggests that maybe we don't want to drive the national car off the cliff, or that perhaps we should follow the laws and mores of the nation instead of behaving as much of an idiotic asshole as possible is branded a traitor to the cause.

/shiat, change a few words in this post and it applies equally well to any of the Russian-funded populist nationalist movements anywhere in the world right now.


They voted for it, yet it's somehow everyone elses fault for how it's not been implemented

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2018-07-22 01:05:58 PM  
The British are stupid
 
2018-07-22 01:09:11 PM  
I can't wait until next spring when all the countries who have been smiling and gladhanding the UK turn around and say 'LOL, trollin' bro." and hold them over a barrel.
 
2018-07-22 01:09:23 PM  

Meatsim1: The British are stupid


Tell that to Isaac Newton, Master Alchemist!
 
2018-07-22 01:13:32 PM  

Meatsim1: The British are stupid


We're Americans and by Gawd we know stupid when we see it!
 
2018-07-22 01:14:47 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: "How dare they talk about the issues in a way I don't like!"

Yeah, that's real constructive, Mr. Broccoli.  They're going to love you in Brussels.


Brussels prefers sprouts.
 
2018-07-22 01:21:52 PM  

Meatsim1: The British are stupid


I really hope you aren't posting that from the US.
 
2018-07-22 01:22:44 PM  
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2018-07-22 01:24:13 PM  

Graffito: Meatsim1: The British are stupid

We're Americans and by Gawd we know stupid when we see it!


Take one to know one, and we're experts.
 
2018-07-22 01:25:52 PM  

Raoul Eaton: Meatsim1: The British are stupid

I really hope you aren't posting that from the US.


The logic they can't' be stupid because Americans are stupid is stupid
 
2018-07-22 01:28:35 PM  
the risks to EU nationals living in Britain

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2018-07-22 01:31:38 PM  
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/hmm, what could be worse than hard Brexit?
//Miracleman #15, where Superboy goes full Zack Snyder on London
///NSFW/NSfFark, heck, with the impaled body on the original cover...
 
2018-07-22 01:32:26 PM  

Farking Clown Shoes: Aar1012: That's wrong, submitter.

He's turning them into car parks for heavy trucks

What, is that where the heavy trucks go out to play while they're waiting for their mommy and daddy trucks to clear customs?


But not the stepvans.

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2018-07-22 01:33:34 PM  
farking Tories. Bunch of wankers spent two years dicking around instead of engaging with reality, and have now come up with a plan so crap it has the support of just 12% of the country and still gets rejected by the EU. Hell, even the government itself took all of a week to go from proposing the plan to supporting an amendment to make bits of it unlawful for them to try to negotiate. Omnishambles.
 
2018-07-22 01:34:51 PM  

macadamnut: the risks to EU nationals living in Britain

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Theresa May and the holy grail - the movie
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2018-07-22 01:39:49 PM  
It's almost like rage-quitting the EU for the promise of unicorn farts was a terrible idea.

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2018-07-22 01:41:58 PM  
"How dare the EU point out reality to their citizens rather than backing our fantasyland."
 
2018-07-22 01:44:38 PM  
A responsible government would have traced out plans for any eventuality from the Brexit vote. They would have taken the vote seriously and both allowed the public to understand the consequences of either side and take it only as a referendum, not as binding.

Instead it was the Tories.
 
2018-07-22 01:45:47 PM  
I find it fairly concerning that the UK position is evolving into "there's no chance we'll be able to make a deal within the two-year negotiation period, but that's okay because once we crash out we'll just slap together a whole bunch of quick deals covering every single individual issue really quick and then adjust them as we go."
 
2018-07-22 01:49:41 PM  

Man with the Red Eyes: It's almost like rage-quitting the EU for the promise of unicorn farts was a terrible idea.

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"Hey, guys, let's listen to Nigel Firage!"
 
2018-07-22 01:52:53 PM  
I'm curious WHY exactly the EU needs to bend over backwards. Germany will try to soak up London's finance district, but the entire arrangement is set up to be "We're all in this together, forever". One person deciding to leave SHOULD be treated with hostility and consequences, doubly so if leaving but still getting all the benefits is the unstated reason.

Saying "The EU will be worse off without us" only reinforces the idea that they're all in it together, forever.
 
2018-07-22 01:55:36 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Man with the Red Eyes: It's almost like rage-quitting the EU for the promise of unicorn farts was a terrible idea.

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"Hey, guys, let's listen to Nigel Firage!"


What could go wrong?
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jfc, this is the dumbest timeline.
 
2018-07-22 02:00:18 PM  
Did the EU make the UK stop using the word lorry? As in "My lorry gets numpty-five Beowulfs on a full boot of petrol, ye bangers."

/It does seem a bit insensitive to people named Laurie.
 
2018-07-22 02:03:27 PM  
Hey, British guy! In a negociation, it's never the other guy's responsibility to make you look good.
 
2018-07-22 02:30:52 PM  
They should have an immediate referendum on Breentry.
 
2018-07-22 03:10:57 PM  

Raoul Eaton: Meatsim1: The British are stupid

I really hope you aren't posting that from the US.


I'm British and farking right there's a whole lot of farking stupid over here
(Over your side as well I would add)
 
2018-07-22 03:17:55 PM  

Karac: He said it was "far-fetched and fanciful" to think that, in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the government would not act swiftly to secure the legal position of EU nationals in the UK.

Why would the UK work any more swiftly to secure those people's legal positions after a no-deal Brexit than it would be doing now?  He's pretty much saying "Look, if we can't make a deal, then we'll work really hard to make a deal".


No, he said "we're going to do something right away", which in Tory-speak is "Call up Jack Ketch and put him to work full-time".  The Tories salivate for a return to pre-Henry II feudalism, splashed with a little 1930s Nazism for spice.
 
2018-07-22 03:26:16 PM  
Ah Raab the latest tory reptile given a extra spring in his step by our bizarrely long hot summer.
He's a just another useless twat regurgitating more tiresome little pellets of nationalist bullshiat
 
2018-07-22 04:17:31 PM  

Zenith: Ah Raab the latest tory reptile given a extra spring in his step by our bizarrely long hot summer.
He's a just another useless twat regurgitating more tiresome little pellets of nationalist bullshiat


You repeat yourself....
 
2018-07-22 04:26:34 PM  
Dear U.K.,

Here's a proposal for you.

First, I'm talking to the sane liberal-minded folks, not the conservative assbags, so assbags kindly go do something else you enjoy, like imprisoning and torturing six-year-olds or telling racist "jokes" to your Twitter audience.

OK, now that the assbags are gone, here's my proposal: We join together to kick conservatives to the curb. Remember before 1776, when we were all part of the same empire? Well, now we've both evolved-- you, past empire-building, and we past the desire to be left alone. Now it's time for us to rejoin, become one big nation, and boot all the conservatives out of our respective land masses to other places where they'll be happier and less likely to cause us headaches.

Just say the word, and we'll send Trump over to visit again. You can send your guy over to see us, too. Ever seen the movie "Throw Momma From the Train"? Like that. Criss-cross. A favor for a favor.

When it's all said and done, you'll have an orange buffoon in the Tower of London, and we'll have a puffed-up twat in Gitmo, and we'll both be able to start scraping the bigoted, racist, hateful barnacles off to make way for a future in which we say nice things about the Prime Minister, and you say nice things about the President, and we both nod and wink at the Queen.

We're ready. We can end Brexit AND the MAGA movement all at once. Just send us a postcard when you want to do this thing.

Sincerely,
Americans with a conscience
 
2018-07-22 04:34:36 PM  

iron de havilland: Zenith: Ah Raab the latest tory reptile given a extra spring in his step by our bizarrely long hot summer.
He's a just another useless twat regurgitating more tiresome little pellets of nationalist bullshiat

You repeat yourself....


Emphasis, dear boy, emphasis
 
2018-07-22 04:38:49 PM  

WilderKWight: OK, now that the assbags are gone, here's my proposal: We join together to kick conservatives to the curb. Remember before 1776, when we were all part of the same empire? Well, now we've both evolved-- you, past empire-building, and we past the desire to be left alone. Now it's time for us to rejoin, become one big nation, and boot all the conservatives out of our respective land masses to other places where they'll be happier and less likely to cause us headaches.


Yeah, one of the key Tory talking points about their hatred of Poles and brown people is about net migration.

Since they're so keen on reducing the net migration figures, my own modest proposal is that they can move to the Falklands or Pitcairn or wherever, and Britain can then allow entry to millions of Poles and brown people who aren't complete shiat heels.

It's a win-win scenario; Britain trades off a bunch of racist dicks for people who are more likely to be productive members of society, and Pitcairn's gene pool gets slightly deeper.

/Not by much, though.
 
2018-07-22 04:58:23 PM  

WilderKWight: Remember before 1776, when we were all part of the same empire? Well, now we've both evolved-- you, past empire-building, and we past the desire to be left alone.


Unfortunately, Americans evolved into empire-building, and Brits into the desire to be left alone.
 
2018-07-22 05:03:47 PM  

pkjun: WilderKWight: Remember before 1776, when we were all part of the same empire? Well, now we've both evolved-- you, past empire-building, and we past the desire to be left alone.

Unfortunately, Americans evolved into empire-building, and Brits into the desire to be left alone.


Splendid Isolation was, ironically enough, Britain's policy when the Empire was still a thing.

"Splendid isolation" is a diplomatic policy of avoiding alliances and entanglements. Some historians use the term to describe the foreign policy pursued by Britain during the late 19th century under the Conservative Party premierships of Benjamin Disraeli and Lord Salisbury. Lord Derby enunciated the policy in 1866 when he was foreign minister:

It is the duty of the Government of this country, placed as it is with regard to geographical position, to keep itself upon terms of goodwill with all surrounding nations, but not to entangle itself with any single or monopolising alliance with any one of them; above all to endeavour not to interfere needlessly and vexatiously with the internal affairs of any foreign country.[1][2]

The term was coined in January 1896 by a Canadian politician, George Eulas Foster, who indicated his approval for Britain's minimal involvement in European affairs by saying, "In these somewhat troublesome days when the great Mother Empire stands splendidly isolated in Europe."


Perhaps it's just a warning sign that an empire is about to fall.
 
2018-07-22 06:24:27 PM  

iron de havilland: Marcus Aurelius: "How dare they talk about the issues in a way I don't like!"

Yeah, that's real constructive, Mr. Broccoli.  They're going to love you in Brussels.

If you haven't been paying attention for the past couple of years, that's all the Brexiteer cumwads do.

Shout arrogantly about how unfair the EU is being, and demand the moon on a stick, because it is right and proper that Britain gets everything it demands. Even though it was poorly-informed folk tricked into narrowly voting for Brexit after decades of lies about the EU. Anyone who suggests that maybe we don't want to drive the national car off the cliff, or that perhaps we should follow the laws and mores of the nation instead of behaving as much of an idiotic asshole as possible is branded a traitor to the cause.

/shiat, change a few words in this post and it applies equally well to any of the Russian-funded populist nationalist movements anywhere in the world right now.


After spending most of the 20th century trying to encourage ideologically encourage communism around the world, the Russians seem to have realized it's easier to just encourage the biggest arseholes around the world to disrupt everything than to sell utopian ideology.
 
2018-07-22 08:28:32 PM  

Meatsim1: Raoul Eaton: Meatsim1: The British are stupid

I really hope you aren't posting that from the US.

The logic they can't' be stupid because Americans are stupid is stupid


That's not what I meant at all. I was merely fearing that the laws of irony might be broken entirely.
 
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