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2019-03-26 05:47:56 AM  
Oh now you went and said it, subby.
 
2019-03-26 07:39:48 AM  
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2019-03-26 07:42:51 AM  
This whole process has been a sh*tshow.

Everyone involved in this omnishambles should be beaten until near-death, hospitalized, then beaten again.
 
2019-03-26 07:44:54 AM  
Even if you were pro-brexit you would have to admit that invoking article 50 without a plan and then continuing to not make a plan was a bad plan.
 
2019-03-26 07:45:01 AM  
Revoke Article 50, you twats.

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2019-03-26 07:46:30 AM  

odinsposse: Even if you were pro-brexit you would have to admit that invoking article 50 without a plan and then continuing to not make a plan was a bad plan.


What Brexit planning may look like:
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2019-03-26 07:47:50 AM  
Perhaps renaming Northern Ireland to Macedonia would solve the problem.  Prince Philip could have a chuckle about that.
 
2019-03-26 07:50:21 AM  
Watch "ReMastered: The Miami Showband Massacre" on Netflix, to get an idea of the sort of shiat that could return to Northern Ireland
 
2019-03-26 07:52:15 AM  

odinsposse: Even if you were pro-brexit you would have to admit that invoking article 50 without a plan and then continuing to not make a plan was a bad plan.


The plan was to threaten the EU with a stoppage of raspberry jam exports and wait for them to knuckle under. I think there's still a chance for success.
 
2019-03-26 07:52:54 AM  
You had two freaking years. Not having a plan at this point is unacceptable.
 
2019-03-26 07:53:00 AM  

odinsposse: Even if you were pro-brexit you would have to admit that invoking article 50 without a plan and then continuing to not make a plan was a bad plan.


I understand that they want sovereignty and control, but I fail to see how an abrupt and complete dissolution of current treaties accomplishes this, nor do I hear anyone offering answers.
 
2019-03-26 07:53:52 AM  
I'll trade you Brexit for Trump? You come and live with Trump, and I'll go take your place in the Brexit. Deal?
 
2019-03-26 07:54:06 AM  
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2019-03-26 07:54:37 AM  
I am working on a formula for human population growth, similar to the Drake equation.   I'll have to increase the constant for human stupidity.
 
2019-03-26 07:55:56 AM  

LarryDan43: [img.fark.net image 425x525]


After Brexit they'll have to rename the pound to the ounce.

/ I'll be here all week
// try the spotted dick
 
2019-03-26 07:56:45 AM  

Tannhauser: LarryDan43: [img.fark.net image 425x525]

After Brexit they'll have to rename the pound to the ounce.

/ I'll be here all week
// try the spotted dick


Ok I am not smart lol
 
2019-03-26 08:03:48 AM  

born_yesterday: I am working on a formula for human population growth, similar to the Drake equation.   I'll have to increase the constant for human stupidity.


Remember to include a counterpart: along with tool-using intelligence, you'll need a factor for intelligence-using tools.
 
2019-03-26 08:04:08 AM  

KarmicDisaster: I'll trade you Brexit for Trump? You come and live with Trump, and I'll go take your place in the Brexit. Deal?


I know a few Brexiters that are very keen to be more closely aligned to Trump. This does not bode well at all.
 
2019-03-26 08:08:42 AM  

LarryDan43: [img.fark.net image 425x525]


That is almost the perfect description of JR-M

/ I bet he's got a banana-peel handshake
// limp and slimy
 
2019-03-26 08:20:37 AM  

ol' gormsby: LarryDan43: [img.fark.net image 425x525]

That is almost the perfect description of JR-M

/ I bet he's got a banana-peel handshake
// limp and slimy


that sort that is still clammy from that mornings excretions
 
2019-03-26 08:30:32 AM  
FTFA: "The prime minister said it "would not have been appropriate" for no-deal to go ahead on 29 March because "the Northern Ireland civil service do not have the powers to take necessary decisions in the event of no deal"."

She's really trying to leave them no choice but to vote for her Withdrawal Agreement, right?

"Well, you don't have to vote for my WA, we could always crash out of the EU. Pity though that Northern Ireland totally isn't prepared for a no-deal Brexit. What? Who was in charge of getting NI prepared for a possible no-deal? Oh dear, it's so unparliamentary to keep bringing up bygones..."
 
2019-03-26 08:32:38 AM  
ol' gormsby:That is almost the perfect description of JR-M
/ I bet he's got a banana-peel handshake


I believe that shaking hands is one of the jobs he entrusts to his lifelong nanny.
 
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2019-03-26 08:36:38 AM  
Wow.  There is one thing that could stop this shiat right now...
 
2019-03-26 08:42:48 AM  
They're really going to drive that lorry right into the abutment at 80 mph, aren't they?
They are honest-to-Jesus going to do it.
 
2019-03-26 08:45:04 AM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: You had two freaking years. Not having a plan at this point is unacceptable.


Perhaps Tories, like our Republicans, have learned they can just blame the other party for their own failures?
 
2019-03-26 08:45:49 AM  

jso2897: They're really going to drive that lorry right into the abutment at 80 mph, aren't they?
They are honest-to-Jesus going to do it.


I would say that I've never seen a country so hell-bent on pursuing a suicidal policy, but then I remembered that I'm in America, and I think about who we just elected.
 
2019-03-26 08:52:00 AM  

jake_lex: jso2897: They're really going to drive that lorry right into the abutment at 80 mph, aren't they?
They are honest-to-Jesus going to do it.

I would say that I've never seen a country so hell-bent on pursuing a suicidal policy, but then I remembered that I'm in America, and I think about who we just elected.


And I remember I'm German and suddenly I have to fight down the urge to go into a church and light a candle to thank a deity I don't even believe in that we don't vote on anything important any time soon...
 
2019-03-26 08:55:18 AM  
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I'll bet at least some people in NI have a plan ready.
 
2019-03-26 08:55:54 AM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: You had two freaking years. Not having a plan at this point is unacceptable.


Plus the nine months between the referendum and invoking Article 50.
 
2019-03-26 09:00:15 AM  

SomeAmerican: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: You had two freaking years. Not having a plan at this point is unacceptable.

Plus the nine months between the referendum and invoking Article 50.


And any discussion of Brexit should point out the referendum was non-binding.  They could have quite literally ignored it.  Which should have been done as soon as reports surfaced of Russian interference in the referendum.
 
2019-03-26 09:09:02 AM  

odinsposse: Even if you were pro-brexit you would have to admit that invoking article 50 without a plan and then continuing to not make a plan was a bad plan.


I'm sure someone we all know and love will be along soon...
 
2019-03-26 09:10:53 AM  

jake_lex: SomeAmerican: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: You had two freaking years. Not having a plan at this point is unacceptable.

Plus the nine months between the referendum and invoking Article 50.

And any discussion of Brexit should point out the referendum was non-binding.  They could have quite literally ignored it.  Which should have been done as soon as reports surfaced of Russian interference in the referendum.


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2019-03-26 09:17:19 AM  

jake_lex: And any discussion of Brexit should point out the referendum was non-binding.  They could have quite literally ignored it.  Which should have been done as soon as reports surfaced of Russian interference in the referendum.


Why even have it if you're going to ignore it? As we've seen, leaving the EU is an extremely technocratic move that involves layer on layer of policy.

Referendums make sense for questions about societal norms like the legalization of cannabis, but expecting people to be informed enough to vote on something like leaving the EU is just absolutely nuts.
 
2019-03-26 09:31:59 AM  

Target Builder: odinsposse: Even if you were pro-brexit you would have to admit that invoking article 50 without a plan and then continuing to not make a plan was a bad plan.

I'm sure someone we all know and love will be along soon...


I actually agree. From the very start the government should have been planning for a no deal exit as a possibility and reassuring the public that is would be a reasonable option instead of allowing the narrative that it is a doomsday scenario to build up.
Worth mentioning though that strong Remainer ministers, like Chancellor Hammond, vetoed spending on such preparations. Preparations could have been far more advanced had they had had the funds.

So yes, many did what to prepare. Remainers stopped them.
 
2019-03-26 09:33:57 AM  
This is like watching someone else's kid toddle over to an outlet with a fork in his hand. You tell the mother but she screams "It's fine! This is what he wants to do!" So you call 911 (or the British equivalent). Except 911 is also the mother. And the mother is also the kid.

I never said I was good at metaphors.
 
2019-03-26 09:35:25 AM  

danny_kay: jake_lex: jso2897: They're really going to drive that lorry right into the abutment at 80 mph, aren't they?
They are honest-to-Jesus going to do it.

I would say that I've never seen a country so hell-bent on pursuing a suicidal policy, but then I remembered that I'm in America, and I think about who we just elected.

And I remember I'm German and suddenly I have to fight down the urge to go into a church and light a candle to thank a deity I don't even believe in that we don't vote on anything important any time soon...


You're still the leader in the clubhouse for voting in the absolute worst leader, though Trump is making a strong charge.
 
2019-03-26 09:36:28 AM  

jake_lex: danny_kay: jake_lex: jso2897: They're really going to drive that lorry right into the abutment at 80 mph, aren't they?
They are honest-to-Jesus going to do it.

I would say that I've never seen a country so hell-bent on pursuing a suicidal policy, but then I remembered that I'm in America, and I think about who we just elected.

And I remember I'm German and suddenly I have to fight down the urge to go into a church and light a candle to thank a deity I don't even believe in that we don't vote on anything important any time soon...

You're still the leader in the clubhouse for voting in the absolute worst leader, though Trump is making a strong charge.


A dubious honour indeed...
 
2019-03-26 09:37:05 AM  

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: jake_lex: And any discussion of Brexit should point out the referendum was non-binding.  They could have quite literally ignored it.  Which should have been done as soon as reports surfaced of Russian interference in the referendum.

Why even have it if you're going to ignore it? As we've seen, leaving the EU is an extremely technocratic move that involves layer on layer of policy.

Referendums make sense for questions about societal norms like the legalization of cannabis, but expecting people to be informed enough to vote on something like leaving the EU is just absolutely nuts.


So countries like Ireland and Holland should never have been allowed to vote on treaties like Maastricht and Lisbon?

Suggesting that big issues are too important for the stupid voters to understand so politicians should be able to ignore them and do what they want is a very slippery slope. Republicans in the US could use that same argument to ignore popular demands for universal healthcare for example. "The public don't understand so we're going to ignore them"
 
2019-03-26 09:42:19 AM  
"yellow 5". Such a pretty color :-)
 
2019-03-26 09:42:50 AM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: Target Builder: odinsposse: Even if you were pro-brexit you would have to admit that invoking article 50 without a plan and then continuing to not make a plan was a bad plan.

I'm sure someone we all know and love will be along soon...

I actually agree. From the very start the government should have been planning for a no deal exit as a possibility and reassuring the public that is would be a reasonable option instead of allowing the narrative that it is a doomsday scenario to build up.
Worth mentioning though that strong Remainer ministers, like Chancellor Hammond, vetoed spending on such preparations. Preparations could have been far more advanced had they had had the funds.

So yes, many did what to prepare. Remainers stopped them.


The probably relied on the advice of leavers that insisted that the EU would bend over backwards with concessions to ensure the UK didn't leave with no deal. Why spend any money on a scenario the leavers in charge of government assured would never happen?
 
2019-03-26 09:50:04 AM  

Mr Tarantula: So you call 911 (or the British equivalent).


999 or 112 in the UK. In the EU, it's 112, the UK implemented it as well as part of the EU standards scheme. We'll see if it lasts after Brexit. It should, there's no reason to disconnect it other than being a dic...oh.

It's also the international GSM emergency number, if you're on a GSM network, 112 should work.
 
2019-03-26 09:51:27 AM  

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: jake_lex: And any discussion of Brexit should point out the referendum was non-binding.  They could have quite literally ignored it.  Which should have been done as soon as reports surfaced of Russian interference in the referendum.

Why even have it if you're going to ignore it? As we've seen, leaving the EU is an extremely technocratic move that involves layer on layer of policy.

Referendums make sense for questions about societal norms like the legalization of cannabis, but expecting people to be informed enough to vote on something like leaving the EU is just absolutely nuts.


A referendum is an indication of the appetite by the people for or against whatever is in question. The result should provoke parliamentary debate and investigation into the pros and cons of doing it, plus the ability to actually do it.

In this particular case, especially with Northern Ireland (which nobody mentioned pre-referendum), there's a good chance that debate would have gone on for years, plans would be drawn and we'd arguably be more knowledgeable for it.

Then, and only then, should parliament come back with a set of proposals, and even then just likely to be voted on by government rather than the somewhat uninformed, manipulated and downright lied-to people (and that's both sides - this whole thing has been farcical).
 
2019-03-26 10:01:04 AM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: So countries like Ireland and Holland should never have been allowed to vote on treaties like Maastricht and Lisbon?

Suggesting that big issues are too important for the stupid voters to understand so politicians should be able to ignore them and do what they want is a very slippery slope. Republicans in the US could use that same argument to ignore popular demands for universal healthcare for example. "The public don't understand so we're going to ignore them"


It's not that these sorts of referendums shouldn't be taken or implemented, it's just that a bare majority vote is the worst possible way to conduct them. To pass, these sorts of referendums (i.e. ones that radically recast a nation's relationship with the electorate or with the international community) should either require a super-majority (say, 60% of votes cast), a minimum percentage of the entire electorate voting in favour (and, before you say "that's unfair," that's exactly what the UK government required for the 1979 referendum on Scottish independence - 40% of electorate voting for independence required to pass, 51% of votes cast in favour of independence, but only 64% of the electorate voted, so no independence...), or a two-stage vote. Otherwise chaos like we're seeing right now ensues, where there's no clear majority for any course of action. Cameron was an idiot and his idiot referendum should never have been allowed to proceed under the terms it did. Now we're stuck cleaning up his shiat.
 
2019-03-26 10:10:39 AM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: So yes, many did what to prepare. Remainers stopped them.


I knew that when this all ended in tears, that those nasty Remainers would be to blame.

It must be nice to never have to take responsibility for your actions.
 
2019-03-26 10:12:53 AM  

Mr Tarantula: This is like watching someone else's kid toddle over to an outlet with a fork in his hand. You tell the mother but she screams "It's fine! This is what he wants to do!" So you call 911 (or the British equivalent). Except 911 is also the mother. And the mother is also the kid.

I never said I was good at metaphors.


My wife's grandmother from Glasgow never got those plastic outlet covers and always said to let the kids stick the fork in there. They'll learn not to do it again.

That means something.
 
2019-03-26 10:24:54 AM  
Needless to say, the DUP were furious. May is obviously trying to find a scapegoat if her deal doesn't go through. Brexit cancelled, lads, blame the Irish.

Of course, the DUP are happy to blame the Pope Sinn Fein for the fact that Stormont hasn't sat for over two years. Scapegoating---and asking England for handouts so loyalist gang members can keep living on benefits and do nothing for it but terrorize any brown person daft enough to move to Belfast---is all the DUP are much good at.
 
2019-03-26 10:29:17 AM  

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2019-03-26 10:48:45 AM  

jake_lex: jso2897: They're really going to drive that lorry right into the abutment at 80 mph, aren't they?
They are honest-to-Jesus going to do it.

I would say that I've never seen a country so hell-bent on pursuing a suicidal policy, but then I remembered that I'm in America, and I think about who we just elected.


In theory, I have understood all this from the beginning.
Seeing it actually happen in front of you in the real world puts a different perspective on it.
 
2019-03-26 10:50:22 AM  
Wow. Sammy Wilson of the DUP has said they'd rather have a one year extension that have May's deal.
 
2019-03-26 11:01:50 AM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: Target Builder: odinsposse: Even if you were pro-brexit you would have to admit that invoking article 50 without a plan and then continuing to not make a plan was a bad plan.

I'm sure someone we all know and love will be along soon...

I actually agree. From the very start the government should have been planning for a no deal exit as a possibility and reassuring the public that is would be a reasonable option instead of allowing the narrative that it is a doomsday scenario to build up.
Worth mentioning though that strong Remainer ministers, like Chancellor Hammond, vetoed spending on such preparations. Preparations could have been far more advanced had they had had the funds.

So yes, many did what to prepare. Remainers stopped them.


Ah, it's the old "we would have been prepared but for the lack of preparations" + "it's just scaremongering" approach then?  Just so I understand, the complaint is that the lack of preparations is due to lack of funding for preparations?  That it?  Perhaps a (wait for it...) plan to secure adequate funding should have been undertaken then?  I understand that reliance on those holding other points of view is necessary in parliamentary systems, so failing to secure funding for preparations might have been a small clue that this wasn't going to go as smoothly as claimed?  Or was the thought that this would somehow just work itself out despite sufficient opposition to even secure a small amount of funding for preparations?
And as far as the scaremongering goes, does any of it rise to the level of the claimed savings, better access (on unilateral terms), and overall ease of process and transition espoused again and again and again by Brexiteers?
 
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