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Wed Mar 20, 2019, 06:48 PM

Nine days from 'Brexit day', does anyone have a clue what's happening?

We're begging for an extension and seeking trade deals with the mighty Liechtenstein. Everything is fine

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The people in charge have had three years to make a success of Brexit, and here we are nine days away from Brexit and we dont even know if were nine days away from Brexit yet. Sure, Theresa May is asking for an extension, but only in the same way that youre free to ask your teacher for an essay extension, when they know full well youre going to cram that time full of yet more useless procrastination.

By now, the leave camp promised everything would be sorted and wed have all the trade deals ready to go the second after we leave the EU. Which is why its not the most reassuring thing when Liam Fox came out with a massive shit-eating grin to announce that hes signed a deal with Liechtenstein, a country with a population roughly the size of Liechtenstein. Apologies if that doesnt help clarify the size of Liechtenstein, but Liechtenstein is literally the go to example of somewhere as tiny as Liechtenstein. See the problem Im having?

We are out of options and nearly out of time. So how have we spent our supposed last precious few days in the European Union? As is traditional, were having ourselves a constitutional crisis.

After seeing the government show up over and over again with the same deal and a good feeling about it this time, the Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, decided hed had enough and invoked a parliamentary convention so old that not even Jacob Rees-Mogg saw it coming from his vantage point of 1837.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/mar/20/nine-days-brexit-clue-extension-liechtenstein

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Reply Nine days from 'Brexit day', does anyone have a clue what's happening? (Original post)
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Response to Denzil_DC (Original post)

Wed Mar 20, 2019, 07:09 PM

1. It's like a Florida election, only much bigger.

They've known it was coming for years, they've known the exact date for years, and yet it's somehow a surprise that results in some sort of last minute, half-assed scramble that screws over a bunch of people, usually the poor.

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Response to Denzil_DC (Original post)

Wed Mar 20, 2019, 07:51 PM

2. simply one of the worst managed thing I have seen in my life

what a bungled mess.

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Response to Denzil_DC (Original post)

Wed Mar 20, 2019, 08:07 PM

3. Nope!

I have no idea what is happening.

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Response to Denzil_DC (Original post)

Wed Mar 20, 2019, 08:25 PM

4. Proof, if any were needed...

... that Eton does not provide any kind of worthwhile education to the offspring of England's upper class twits.

All they're able to do is start wars and line their pockets with lucrative directorships.

It's time to send in the education inspectors.


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Response to Denzil_DC (Original post)

Thu Mar 21, 2019, 07:36 AM

5. If British politicians don't know what's happening....

....then the EU won't know what we want in negotiations and businesses certainly don't know what's happening as a result. It's all pretty grim. Our government has clearly cocked this up horrendously. Total failure of leadership.

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