Brexit Approval

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Plutonius, Feb 9, 2017.

  1. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    I'm surprised that nobody mentioned that the House of Commons just gave approval for Teresa May to start the withdrawal from the EU.

    I'm also surprised that most of the MPs voted the way their constituents voted in the referendum even though some of the MPs were personally against it.

    It still has to pass the House of Lords but do you now think brexit is a done deal ?
     
  2. sim667 macrumors 65816

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    I'm particularly irritated by Gove and Johnson, being the ones that put that slogan on the bus, then voting against the amendment to allow it to happen.
     
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    I'm sorry UK folks, but looks like I'll be traveling there more now. ;)
     
  4. sim667 macrumors 65816

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    Why does it make a difference as to how much you'll be travelling here?
     
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    I think if it goes all the way, it's going to be the first domino to fall.
     
  6. sim667 macrumors 65816

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    I wouldn't be so sure. The EU is the worlds biggest economy, and is very valuable to the countries in it.
     
  7. DrewDaHilp1 macrumors 6502a

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    If we see Le Pen win in France, that's another that will leave. Hasn't there been a few others mention interest in leaving as well?
     
  8. sim667 macrumors 65816

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    She may win in round one, but I think its highly unlikely in the further rounds she'll garner enough support to win the Premiership....

    French elections are very different to the way they operate in the US and UK.
     
  9. jeyf macrumors 6502

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    most of the European countries are tiny. Proud republics from the day of old. See how they make it work.
     
  10. Plutonius, Feb 9, 2017
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    Maybe he thinks the pound is going down further compared to the US dollar which would make it more of a bargain taking a trip to the UK ?

    I hope Trump doesn't get involved in the French election. Whatever the French people do in their elections is their business similar to what we do in our US elections is our business.
     
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    That's what I read, but given that Fillon is in trouble and given what happened around the globe in 2016, I wouldn't discount a victorious LePen.
     
  12. sim667 macrumors 65816

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    Ah.... makes sense.
     
  13. sim667 macrumors 65816

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    By all accounts she's a bit of a toxic name though
     
  14. steve23094, Feb 9, 2017
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    Most people have now accepted what was always inevitable. It's time to move on from re-running the arguments from the referendum.
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    Agreed, although she might not even win the first round. She will make it through to the second and lose to Macron. Macron is now eating her lunch as the 'political outsider'. Fillon is toast.
     
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    Would a left-right second round not suit her more than a right-further right?
     
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    Sorry, who are you referring to? Macron is fairly centrist and Fillon won't make the second round. Or are you thinking of a different candidate?
     
  17. Snoopy4 macrumors 6502a

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    Tiny and leaching off the big guns of Germany, France and The UK.
     
  18. sim667 macrumors 65816

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    I don't think so. Despite some of their support the French are still wary of the Far Right for obvious reasons.
     
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    Well, there is another consequence of Brexit, which is basically a done deal now. It is likely Scotland will vote on another referendum for independence, and I think this time support for independence will be higher than the first referendum. It's a shame it is coming to this.
     
  20. sim667 macrumors 65816

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    I guess it also needs to be debated whether its practical to keep the ROI, with a land border to the EU with a free movement agreement.
     
  21. Chew Toy McCoy macrumors regular

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    I think its crystal clear that if you don't do what the people want you'll end up with an enemy of the people and government like Trump. We're now #1 at making mistakes so other countries don't have to. Leading by example as always. Stay tuned for another US lead tanking of the global economy. But hey, Mexicans, am I right?
     
  22. nia820 macrumors 68000

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    People said the same thing bout Trump until the Russians got involved.
     
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    Her last campaigns have been funded with loans from Russia (they have been under investigation for a while). I wouldn't be surprised if we found out in a few years that the UKIP was funded with Russia's money.
     
  24. nia820 macrumors 68000

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    Well there you go. The Russians are really set on turning the western world upside down.
     
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    Honest question: why do you think that the West is so vulnerable to Russian political/monetary pressure?
     

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