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the_duke_of_hazzard

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  1. https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/l/t1.0-9/14915230_10155236758722788_2577881939059713552_n.jpg?oh=75576f14d46aa064120213a263ab70dd&oe=5895BDE1
  2. Why didn't May go straight to Europe on accession and tell everyone we were invoking, then? Because she didn't dare to. None of them wanted to. If they had, this argument would have been moot. Because they all had no idea what they were doing. There was no plan. And now parliament wants its say. The whole thing's a disaster.
  3. Interestingly, it was Enoch Powell who insisted on the 1975 vote being 'advisory' because he feared a vote to join would be binding, and this precedent was taken by the courts. Other referendums were explicitly binding, but this was written into the law so there was no ambiguity.
  4. No, it would always have needed an act of parliament. But that was expected to be a formality. Which it clearly isn't.
  5. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/jun/23/eu-referendum-legally-binding-brexit-lisbon-cameron-sovereign-parliament From June.
  6. Nah, they make it up as they go along, just like the rest of us, and like common law.
  7. That's odd, because at the time people were pretty clearly saying the referendum was advisory. Either way, the courts have ruled that it was. Cameron's speechmaking is not law. This is a man who made up policy mid-speech.
  8. The publication was wrong. If you're talking about the 'implement' thing, they are implementing it. Under our parliamentary democracy.
  9. I don't get it. The 'boos' were clearly when she said that '52% of the British people voted to stop immigration', and the catcalling was objecting to this (as did the panellist - no idea who she was). I think people were and are fed up with the idea that the vote was just about immigration and irritated that she made this reductionist argument, thereby shutting down any opposition to her as inherently racist. Many people voted over sovereignty and resent the notion that they simply wanted to stop immigration. Urban elites just don't get this, and I'm probably classed one of them, tho I come from a different stock.
  10. Well, this continues, and my wife is now fully persuaded. Now seeing 5-bed Victorian houses in very fancy roads for rent very cheap and not shifting. It's all quite lovely, frankly. No updates here though: http://www.lslps.co.uk/news
  11. This is for house purchase, as opposed to remortgaging, right?
  12. So the key question is: how much cash will they guarantee you? I also notice they 'offer' a nearly 2% fee...
  13. Never offer the asking for a rental unless you desperately want it. We offered 20% under the asking for our place, and got 15% under. They also 'demanded' a two year lease, which we actually wanted! 7 years later we're paying a little over the original asking price.
  14. Utter balls. I recently looked at a 3-bed in zone two 20 minutes from London Bridge. It was on for 1750, then dropped to 1650. They'd have taken 1500.
  15. I'm paying less than that for a 2-bed house with large garden in a 'prime' area of London. Would cost me 800K to buy. If you insist on living next to a tube station _and_ pay over the odds you will. Also, that's quite a big property. You don't need 1000 sq feet and conservatory to live as a couple as a new grad in London. PS My dad was kidnapped there 30 years ago, just off Hoe Street!
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