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2022-08-17 10:58:07 AM  
"Inflation" is code for "corporate greed for shareholders and executives through unfettered capitalism" rather than a "lack of supply for traditional commerce vehicles".
 
2022-08-17 11:18:21 AM  
If something bad happens in a country with liberal leadership, it should be written off as a global issue. If it happens in a country with conservative leadership, then it is the direct fault of that leadership.

Therefore, this is all the fault of Brexit.
 
2022-08-17 11:19:34 AM  
Sorry, GQP and floorhumpers only care what happens outside of America if it makes a liberal look bad. This only makes it look like a global cabal of companies are just squeezing normal folk by the balls.
 
2022-08-17 11:43:52 AM  

Shaggy_C: If something bad happens in a country with liberal leadership, it should be written off as a global issue. If it happens in a country with conservative leadership, then it is the direct fault of that leadership.

Therefore, this is all the fault of Brexit.


Now photoshop this on a Charlie Kirk meme and you'll have something really stupid.
 
2022-08-17 12:20:47 PM  

ProbablyDrunk: "Inflation" is code for "corporate greed for shareholders and executives through unfettered capitalism" rather than a "lack of supply for traditional commerce vehicles".


Which is why there has never been any inflation in Venezuela.
 
2022-08-17 12:21:05 PM  
Was there any logical reasoning to Brexit? Or was it driven entirely by xenophobia and the British equivalent of MAGA rhetoric?

The UK is a net importer of everything including food, and they seem to have relatively few exports, so their struggle to form new trade deals seems to be leading to a financial crisis in the form is high inflation.

How do they find their way out of this mess?
 
2022-08-17 12:23:41 PM  

Coredatum: Was there any logical reasoning to Brexit? Or was it driven entirely by xenophobia and the British equivalent of MAGA rhetoric?

The UK is a net importer of everything including food, and they seem to have relatively few exports, so their struggle to form new trade deals seems to be leading to a financial crisis in the form is high inflation.

How do they find their way out of this mess?


The UK is sticking it to the EU.
 
2022-08-17 12:36:10 PM  

Coredatum: Was there any logical reasoning to Brexit? Or was it driven entirely by xenophobia and the British equivalent of MAGA rhetoric?

The UK is a net importer of everything including food, and they seem to have relatively few exports, so their struggle to form new trade deals seems to be leading to a financial crisis in the form is high inflation.

How do they find their way out of this mess?


What was the logical reasoning behind the American revolution? Irish independence? Scots wanting independence?

It is natural for a people to want independence, to be in charge of their own country. Many Farkers try to argue both that the EU didn't take any independence or sovereignty away from the UK and that the EU was responsible for forcing the UK to accept lots of good laws and regulations.

AS for trade deals we signed a full free trade deal with the EU, and Canada, Australia, Japan and others, and are in the process of joining TPP.

The CETA free trade deal between the EU and Canada took nearly a decade to negotiate. The EU and US still don't have a free trade deal. Yet you're claiming the UK not having free trade deals with everyone after only two years shows we're "struggling"?
 
2022-08-17 12:37:24 PM  

Coredatum: Was there any logical reasoning to Brexit? Or was it driven entirely by xenophobia and the British equivalent of MAGA rhetoric?

The UK is a net importer of everything including food, and they seem to have relatively few exports, so their struggle to form new trade deals seems to be leading to a financial crisis in the form is high inflation.

How do they find their way out of this mess?


Lies about the NHS and a bizarre fetish for particular passport colors.

So not exactly "logical", but also not ENITIRELY driven by Xenophobia.  It was also driven by greed and willful ignorance.
 
2022-08-17 12:41:32 PM  

Coredatum: The UK is a net importer of everything including food, and they seem to have relatively few exports, so their struggle to form new trade deals seems to be leading to a financial crisis in the form is high inflation.


I looked up the stats on the UK's food imports in the time leading up to the Brexit vote (and just looked it up again), and I couldn't believe how f*cked they are.  71% of the land in the UK is dedicated to agriculture, and the official stat is that they still import almost 50% of their food.  The 50% stat is misleading, though, because it counts foods processed in the UK from imported ingredients as domestically produced.  Once you count imported ingredients, 80% of their food is imported.
 
2022-08-17 12:41:52 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Shaggy_C: If something bad happens in a country with liberal leadership, it should be written off as a global issue. If it happens in a country with conservative leadership, then it is the direct fault of that leadership.

Therefore, this is all the fault of Brexit.

Now photoshop this on a Charlie Kirk meme and you'll have something really stupid.


The shag really doesn't need any help in posting something really stupid now does he?
 
2022-08-17 12:41:59 PM  

BeesNuts: Coredatum: Was there any logical reasoning to Brexit? Or was it driven entirely by xenophobia and the British equivalent of MAGA rhetoric?

The UK is a net importer of everything including food, and they seem to have relatively few exports, so their struggle to form new trade deals seems to be leading to a financial crisis in the form is high inflation.

How do they find their way out of this mess?

Lies about the NHS and a bizarre fetish for particular passport colors.

So not exactly "logical", but also not ENITIRELY driven by Xenophobia.  It was also driven by greed and willful ignorance.


By "lies" you mean "giving the NHS an extra £33.9 billion a year"?

And the colour of the passports was barely mentioned in the campaign. It became big news eighteen months later when the new blue ones were announced, and Remainers since then have tried to gaslight everyone into thinking they were a big reason we voted leave.

/Sounds to me that we're not the ones being "wilfully ignorant".....
 
2022-08-17 12:58:26 PM  

Coredatum: Was there any logical reasoning to Brexit? Or was it driven entirely by xenophobia and the British equivalent of MAGA rhetoric?


It was thanks to a new political strategy I've observed that proves wrong a thing people often say about themselves and politicians.  People say they hate it when politicians make a lot of promises.  That is a lie.  They love it.  Ideally, make as many promises as possible.  People will cling to the ones they like and forget the ones they don't like.  Brexit was blue passports, billions more for the NHS, no more Poles on high street, no more Brussels beaureaucrats, British destiny, more jobs for Britons, a return of British manufacturing, sticking it to France, keeping out Syrian immigrants... and so on.  It was whatever you wanted it to be.

It only looks like MAGA because Trump did the same thing.  Just an endless series of promises.

I argued with well-meaning liberals who believed that this was true, and they liked it.
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The first thing he did was hire Wilbur Ross and Stephen Mnuchin.  He was never interested in this.  It was just a promise.
 
2022-08-17 1:15:45 PM  

Wave Of Anal Fury: Coredatum: The UK is a net importer of everything including food, and they seem to have relatively few exports, so their struggle to form new trade deals seems to be leading to a financial crisis in the form is high inflation.

I looked up the stats on the UK's food imports in the time leading up to the Brexit vote (and just looked it up again), and I couldn't believe how f*cked they are.  71% of the land in the UK is dedicated to agriculture, and the official stat is that they still import almost 50% of their food.  The 50% stat is misleading, though, because it counts foods processed in the UK from imported ingredients as domestically produced.  Once you count imported ingredients, 80% of their food is imported.


Last figures I saw said the UK produced 60% of its food, but ten percent was exported so we imported 50%.
 
2022-08-17 1:18:23 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: BeesNuts: Coredatum: Was there any logical reasoning to Brexit? Or was it driven entirely by xenophobia and the British equivalent of MAGA rhetoric?

The UK is a net importer of everything including food, and they seem to have relatively few exports, so their struggle to form new trade deals seems to be leading to a financial crisis in the form is high inflation.

How do they find their way out of this mess?

Lies about the NHS and a bizarre fetish for particular passport colors.

So not exactly "logical", but also not ENITIRELY driven by Xenophobia.  It was also driven by greed and willful ignorance.

By "lies" you mean "giving the NHS an extra £33.9 billion a year"?

And the colour of the passports was barely mentioned in the campaign. It became big news eighteen months later when the new blue ones were announced, and Remainers since then have tried to gaslight everyone into thinking they were a big reason we voted leave.

/Sounds to me that we're not the ones being "wilfully ignorant".....


I mean lies like:
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But the blue passports things is more a joke than anything else at this point.  Home Office threw it out there as some kind of pathetic red meat to the concerned masses after the public started to cool to the idea of not being able to travel to Spain in the summertime.

It was always symbolic and silly.

But the actual lies about the NHS, immigration, and trade disparities can be *proven* to be lies.
 
2022-08-17 1:40:21 PM  
Carter Pewterschmidt:

What was the logical reasoning behind the American revolution? Irish independence? Scots wanting independence?

I think the logical reasoning for the American revolution was that the continent was rich with natural resources, and breaking away from an empire an ocean away was effectively cutting out the middleman and allowing a elite handful greater control of the wealth.

Notions of freedom and 'a nation controlling it's destiny' are just window dressing and propaganda, because you can't get ordinary people to put their lives on the line if you're actually honest about your intentions.

That said, Irish and Scottish independence probably make a lot of sense at this point, as they can no longer trust Parliament to act in their best interest.
 
2022-08-17 3:15:07 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Coredatum: Was there any logical reasoning to Brexit? Or was it driven entirely by xenophobia and the British equivalent of MAGA rhetoric?

It was thanks to a new political strategy I've observed that proves wrong a thing people often say about themselves and politicians.  People say they hate it when politicians make a lot of promises.  That is a lie.  They love it.  Ideally, make as many promises as possible.  People will cling to the ones they like and forget the ones they don't like.  Brexit was blue passports, billions more for the NHS, no more Poles on high street, no more Brussels beaureaucrats, British destiny, more jobs for Britons, a return of British manufacturing, sticking it to France, keeping out Syrian immigrants... and so on.  It was whatever you wanted it to be.

It only looks like MAGA because Trump did the same thing.  Just an endless series of promises.

I argued with well-meaning liberals who believed that this was true, and they liked it.
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The first thing he did was hire Wilbur Ross and Stephen Mnuchin.  He was never interested in this.  It was just a promise.


Yeah, this is an ad by Leave.EU, the group co-founded by a guy who has lots of ties to Russia. Surely just a coincidence, I'm sure.
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2022-08-17 3:15:36 PM  

Coredatum: Carter Pewterschmidt:

What was the logical reasoning behind the American revolution? Irish independence? Scots wanting independence?

I think the logical reasoning for the American revolution was that the continent was rich with natural resources, and breaking away from an empire an ocean away was effectively cutting out the middleman and allowing a elite handful greater control of the wealth.

Notions of freedom and 'a nation controlling it's destiny' are just window dressing and propaganda, because you can't get ordinary people to put their lives on the line if you're actually honest about your intentions.

That said, Irish and Scottish independence probably make a lot of sense at this point, as they can no longer trust Parliament to act in their best interest.


Having been to the UK, they have very long generational memories and deep down dislike and are suspicious of anyone outside their neighborhood or town. I think eventually the UK will dissolve into 100 small nations that all hate each other.
 
2022-08-17 3:51:53 PM  

ProbablyDrunk: "Inflation" is code for "corporate greed for shareholders and executives through unfettered capitalism" rather than a "lack of supply for traditional commerce vehicles".


It's both.  Constrained supply gives corporations the ability to move prices up and not be undercut in the market.  Then all of the competitor just ride the wave up.  There doesn't even need to be collusion (though there often is). Inflation spikes occur when this happens in several major sectors at once.

So yes, it's corporate greed.  It's also supply chain constraints.  And unpredictability resulting from a global pandemic.  And wars artificially adjusting markets along political lines.

It's a result with multiple causes.
 
2022-08-17 3:52:34 PM  

iron de havilland: Rapmaster2000: Coredatum: Was there any logical reasoning to Brexit? Or was it driven entirely by xenophobia and the British equivalent of MAGA rhetoric?

It was thanks to a new political strategy I've observed that proves wrong a thing people often say about themselves and politicians.  People say they hate it when politicians make a lot of promises.  That is a lie.  They love it.  Ideally, make as many promises as possible.  People will cling to the ones they like and forget the ones they don't like.  Brexit was blue passports, billions more for the NHS, no more Poles on high street, no more Brussels beaureaucrats, British destiny, more jobs for Britons, a return of British manufacturing, sticking it to France, keeping out Syrian immigrants... and so on.  It was whatever you wanted it to be.

It only looks like MAGA because Trump did the same thing.  Just an endless series of promises.

I argued with well-meaning liberals who believed that this was true, and they liked it.
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The first thing he did was hire Wilbur Ross and Stephen Mnuchin.  He was never interested in this.  It was just a promise.

Yeah, this is an ad by Leave.EU, the group co-founded by a guy who has lots of ties to Russia. Surely just a coincidence, I'm sure.
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Wow, they just threw everything at the wall.

Note the repeated use of the lump of labor fallacy.  Is everyone in the UK richer now that immigrants aren't stealing all the jobs?  It's been 6 years.  Should be obvious by now.
 
2022-08-17 5:53:23 PM  

BeesNuts: Carter Pewterschmidt: BeesNuts: Coredatum: Was there any logical reasoning to Brexit? Or was it driven entirely by xenophobia and the British equivalent of MAGA rhetoric?

The UK is a net importer of everything including food, and they seem to have relatively few exports, so their struggle to form new trade deals seems to be leading to a financial crisis in the form is high inflation.

How do they find their way out of this mess?

Lies about the NHS and a bizarre fetish for particular passport colors.

So not exactly "logical", but also not ENITIRELY driven by Xenophobia.  It was also driven by greed and willful ignorance.

By "lies" you mean "giving the NHS an extra £33.9 billion a year"?

And the colour of the passports was barely mentioned in the campaign. It became big news eighteen months later when the new blue ones were announced, and Remainers since then have tried to gaslight everyone into thinking they were a big reason we voted leave.

/Sounds to me that we're not the ones being "wilfully ignorant".....

I mean lies like:
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But the blue passports things is more a joke than anything else at this point.  Home Office threw it out there as some kind of pathetic red meat to the concerned masses after the public started to cool to the idea of not being able to travel to Spain in the summertime.

It was always symbolic and silly.

But the actual lies about the NHS, immigration, and trade disparities can be *proven* to be lies.


Why can't Brits travel to Spain in the summer? Lots of Brits fly to Florida, Egypt, Australia, Thailand etc without being in a political union with them. Why can't Brits fly to Spain?

As for the bus, after winning the 2019 election Boris passed a funding bill that gave the NHS an extra £33.9 billion a year, that's way more than the £350 million a week that bus promised.

The passport colour was just going back to the old passport colour. It was always Remainers who made it such a big deal. My blue passport has arrived - and with it a crushing new sense of our Brexit nightmare | Zoe Williams | The Guardian A Remainer mocking Leavers for, she claimed, thinking the change a big deal while at the same time admitting that to her it was a big deal.

I still have a red UK passport. It doesn't bother or offend me. My Irish passport is red, and I don't have a problem with that either.
My Canadian passport is black, but again doesn't bother me one way or the other.

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Again, it is Remainers who consider the colour of our passports such a big deal. To leave voters it was never a big deal.
 
2022-08-17 5:56:49 PM  

Coredatum: Notions of freedom and 'a nation controlling it's destiny' are just window dressing and propaganda, because you can't get ordinary people to put their lives on the line if you're actually honest about your intentions.

That said, Irish and Scottish independence probably make a lot of sense at this point, as they can no longer trust Parliament to act in their best interest.


So why can't the people in the UK consider that the EU commission and parliament would act in our best interest?

Why don't we get that right?

The people of NI and Scotland have a lot more power in Westminster than the British people had in Brussels. Two of the previous four Prime Ministers were Scottish for example, and NI and Scottish MPs have more powers in Parliament than our MEPs had in Brussels.
 
2022-08-17 7:12:57 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: So why can't the people in the UK consider that the EU commission and parliament would act in our best interest?

Why don't we get that right?


As I understand it, all the UK folks who considered that the EU would act in their best interests got that right taken away from them by some sort of non-binding referendum.

There's a guy who posts about it a lot here, maybe wait around until he shows up and ask him?
 
2022-08-17 8:07:22 PM  

raygundan: Carter Pewterschmidt: So why can't the people in the UK consider that the EU commission and parliament would act in our best interest?

Why don't we get that right?

As I understand it, all the UK folks who considered that the EU would act in their best interests got that right taken away from them by some sort of non-binding referendum.

There's a guy who posts about it a lot here, maybe wait around until he shows up and ask him?


That's called democracy. Are you saying the majority should have had their choice ignored to satisfy the minority?

Democracy doesn't mean you always get what you want. It means you get what the people want. When Tony Blair and Labour won three elections in a row I didn't whine about it like a baby, because I respected the system and accepted that that is what voters chose.

But if Scots deciding that Westminster won't act in their interests and vote to leave is okay then why is British people considering that the EU won't act in their interests and voting to leave such a bad thing?

Why is it good when America, Ireland and (possibly) Scotland decide they want to be independent but when British people choose the same thing suddenly it's "racist", "xenophobic", "stupid" etc?

What about the Americans who wanted to stay with England? What about people in Ireland who wanted to stay in the UK? What about Scots who want to stay in the UK? By your logic that the people who wanted to stay got their rights taken away by the American revolution, Irish independence and (possibly, but actually looking more and more unlikely) Scottish independence. Are you saying America and Ireland should not have been allowed independence because of the minority who wanted to stay? If Scots vote to leave the UK are you saying we should refuse because that would take rights away from the minority?
 
2022-08-17 8:47:22 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: raygundan: Carter Pewterschmidt: So why can't the people in the UK consider that the EU commission and parliament would act in our best interest?

Why don't we get that right?

As I understand it, all the UK folks who considered that the EU would act in their best interests got that right taken away from them by some sort of non-binding referendum.

There's a guy who posts about it a lot here, maybe wait around until he shows up and ask him?

That's called democracy. Are you saying the majority should have had their choice ignored to satisfy the minority?

Democracy doesn't mean you always get what you want. It means you get what the people want. When Tony Blair and Labour won three elections in a row I didn't whine about it like a baby, because I respected the system and accepted that that is what voters chose.

But if Scots deciding that Westminster won't act in their interests and vote to leave is okay then why is British people considering that the EU won't act in their interests and voting to leave such a bad thing?

Why is it good when America, Ireland and (possibly) Scotland decide they want to be independent but when British people choose the same thing suddenly it's "racist", "xenophobic", "stupid" etc?

What about the Americans who wanted to stay with England? What about people in Ireland who wanted to stay in the UK? What about Scots who want to stay in the UK? By your logic that the people who wanted to stay got their rights taken away by the American revolution, Irish independence and (possibly, but actually looking more and more unlikely) Scottish independence. Are you saying America and Ireland should not have been allowed independence because of the minority who wanted to stay? If Scots vote to leave the UK are you saying we should refuse because that would take rights away from the minority?


I suppose if "non-binding" means "binding," you have a point. Wouldn't be the only country in the world where words have lost all meaning when used in laws, though. The US famously has a well-regulated militia that is neither well-regulated nor a militia, for example.

But seriously, I was just baffled that you were asking about the rights of people who wanted to stay in the EU. That's not this account's usual gimmick.
 
2022-08-17 9:27:46 PM  

raygundan: I suppose if "non-binding" means "binding," you have a point. Wouldn't be the only country in the world where words have lost all meaning when used in laws, though. The US famously has a well-regulated militia that is neither well-regulated nor a militia, for example.


So if the US held a non binding referendum on adopting universal healthcare and a majority voted in favour and the government said "Well it was non binding so we're just going to ignore it" you'd be cool with that?

We had a referendum. We voted to leave. Parliament rightly respected our decision and carried it out. (Finally anyway. Quite a few MPs tried to block or reverse our choice.)

(And technically all UK referendums are non binding. Parliament cannot bind a future Parliament, so even referendums that say they are binding Parliament could then just decide to change the law and undo.
This is different from say Ireland, where their constitution requires a referendum on matters of sovereignty. They are too important to be left to the government or politicians. They must be put to the people and the government must obey them. That's why Ireland got a referendum on the Lisbon treaty but us Brits didn't. Irish law required it as the treaty gave away sovereignty to the EU.)

raygundan: But seriously, I was just baffled that you were asking about the rights of people who wanted to stay in the EU. That's not this account's usual gimmick.


Because you bought up people in the UK who "had their rights taken away" when we left the EU.

Hence me asking what you would think about the rights of Scots who wanted to stay in the UK if a majority voted to leave? Are you arguing that we should ignore the choice of the majority to appease a minority? Isn't that pretty much the opposite of democracy?

Had parliament refused to carry out Brexit then every leave voter, the majority, would have had their rights taken away.
 
2022-08-17 9:56:02 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: So if the US held a non binding referendum on adopting universal healthcare and a majority voted in favour and the government said "Well it was non binding so we're just going to ignore it" you'd be cool with that?


That's the only result that would make any sense.  I wouldn't exactly be "cool" with it, though-- the entire idea of holding a non-binding referendum seems like a colossal waste of time and effort in the first place.  But if for some reason you go ahead and hold a non-binding referendum, if it results in anything more than "absolutely nothing" happening, it wasn't really non-binding, was it?

Because you bought up people in the UK who "had their rights taken away" when we left the EU.

No, I didn't.  You did, and I was just answering the question you asked.  It does seem out of character for you, though.  You asked:

So why can't the people in the UK consider that the EU commission and parliament would act in our best interest?
And while you of all fark's one-note novelty accounts seem like you should know the answer, and this is the opposite of your usual schtick... I answered that it was because they voted on it, and there were more folks who did not consider that the EU commission and parliament would act in their best interests.  It was just such a weird question to see you ask.  Quite literally the opposite of your usual sentiment.
 
2022-08-17 10:28:43 PM  

raygundan: That's the only result that would make any sense.  I wouldn't exactly be "cool" with it, though-- the entire idea of holding a non-binding referendum seems like a colossal waste of time and effort in the first place.  But if for some reason you go ahead and hold a non-binding referendum, if it results in anything more than "absolutely nothing" happening, it wasn't really non-binding, was it?


"Non binding" is not the same as "We're doing this just for fun".

Everyone, on both sides, was adamant that the result would be followed. No one was saying "well this is non binding so it's no big deal".

Had Cameron announced he would ignore the result there would have been riots in the streets and a huge constitutional crisis. Everyone, including him, had promised the result would be obeyed.

It is only Remainers who are still trying to claim "non binding" meant it didn't matter and could, or should, have been ignored.

raygundan: No, I didn't.  You did, and I was just answering the question you asked.  It does seem out of character for you, though.  You asked:

So why can't the people in the UK consider that the EU commission and parliament would act in our best interest?


That was a typo, as the context should have made clear. It should have said wouldn't, in response to a comment that justified American and Irish independence because they considered the UK wouldn't act in their interest. Hence me asking why we don't get that same right if we don't believe the EU would act in our interest.

Isn't it clear that is what I meant? If I'm asking why we don't get that right then clearly it would be in the same context, wanting independence because we don't believe them to act in our interest.

What point did you think I was making?

Replace would with wouldn't and my comment makes sense and is consistent with everything I've been saying for the last six years.

So, again, if Americans, Irish and Scots can demand independence why can't Britons?

Why is it noble, patriotic and honourable for other countries to want independence and sovereignty but when the UK wants it suddenly it's racist, xenophobic and stupid?
 
2022-08-17 10:44:54 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: That was a typo, as the context should have made clear.


It was absolutely clear, which is why I poked fun at you for it.  Somehow, you've managed to turn that jab at your out-of-character oopsie into "this guy doesn't believe in democracy," even though my answer to you was literally "it's that way because you voted for it."

Which, I suppose, is back to in-character for you.  May your tireless dedication to your craft bring you the same peace and joy it brings the rest of us.
 
2022-08-17 10:50:18 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: Had Cameron announced he would ignore the result there would have been riots in the streets and a huge constitutional crisis. Everyone, including him, had promised the result would be obeyed.


lol wut

Have you seen your average gammon? They'd have struggled to get out their own front door.
 
2022-08-18 12:59:18 AM  

ProbablyDrunk: "Inflation" is code for "corporate greed for shareholders and executives through unfettered capitalism" rather than a "lack of supply for traditional commerce vehicles".


Whatever QAnon. The more obvious something is, the more you look for explanations in your conspiracies.
 
2022-08-18 8:20:25 AM  

raygundan: Carter Pewterschmidt: That was a typo, as the context should have made clear.

It was absolutely clear, which is why I poked fun at you for it.  Somehow, you've managed to turn that jab at your out-of-character oopsie into "this guy doesn't believe in democracy," even though my answer to you was literally "it's that way because you voted for it."



Only because you seem to think that "legally non binding" meant "We're doing this just for a laugh" when in actuality everyone, literally everyone, on both sides, was very clear that it would be binding. The result would be obeyed. If we voted to leave we would leave.
"It was non binding!" is just another Remainer gaslighting attempt, trying to claim something so they can then attack that false something because they have no actual argument against what actually happened.

raygundan: Which, I suppose, is back to in-character for you.  May your tireless dedication to your craft bring you the same peace and joy it brings the rest of us.


Well it's clearly working so far. All the Remainer Project Fear predictions have been proved false. The UK is doing fine, suffering the same pandemic issues everyone else is but otherwise doing quite well. The Remainer forecast that everyone else would carry on growing but the UK would be utterly destroyed just hasn't happened. There were Farkers confidently predicting the entire London financial centre would be destroyed, that BAe would be bankrupt by the end of 2016, that there would be food riots etc etc.

So thank you, Brexit has bought me peace and joy. It's Remainers who are bitterly crying tears of impotent rage as their predictions just keep on failing to materialise.
 
2022-08-18 1:21:15 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: So thank you, Brexit has bought me peace and joy.


You're welcome!  I only wish it had brought you some reading comprehension as well, since I didn't wish you a happy brexit or anything.
 
2022-08-18 2:20:58 PM  

raygundan: Carter Pewterschmidt: So thank you, Brexit has bought me peace and joy.

You're welcome!  I only wish it had brought you some reading comprehension as well, since I didn't wish you a happy brexit or anything.


Too bad. It has bought me joy.

Seeing Remainers cry in frustration and move their goalposts further and further back as their predictions of doom and disaster just keep on not coming true brings me endless joy.

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2022-08-18 3:35:25 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: raygundan: Carter Pewterschmidt: So thank you, Brexit has bought me peace and joy.

You're welcome!  I only wish it had brought you some reading comprehension as well, since I didn't wish you a happy brexit or anything.

Too bad. It has bought me joy.

Seeing Remainers cry in frustration and move their goalposts further and further back as their predictions of doom and disaster just keep on not coming true brings me endless joy.

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Reading really is not your strong suit, is it?  There's no "too bad" here.  I'm happy it's working out for you.  That's just not at all what I said, so thanking me for it didn't make sense.
 
2022-08-18 4:08:24 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: As for the bus, after winning the 2019 election Boris passed a funding bill that gave the NHS an extra £33.9 billion a year, that's way more than the £350 million a week that bus promised.


Well now you're just lying with BoJo's propaganda instead of ... actual figures.

I say "now" but it's more or less been your MO as long as I've seen you here.
 
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