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  1. I am not a fan of Macron. I know the EU is far from perfect too. But the only thing that interests me is of much greater importance. Always has been from my first Brexit related post here. How will the UK cope after having its exports badly compromised and particularly, who stands to gain from Brexit and at what cost to the rest of us? IMO, the fisheries just another slice of Tory propaganda. Brexit turns us into a nationalist, permanently divided country, very dependent on a dodgy deal with the USA, the terms of which are not being made public. While the disaster capitalists will have a field day selling and privatising everything we own. IOW, I have and always will believe Brexit is a scam to enrich just a handful of well-placed chancers.
  2. We don't collectively own our fishing rights. They were sold down the river ages ago. Mainly to foreign companies. https://unearthed.greenpeace.org/2019/03/07/fishing-brexit-uk-fleetwood/ https://www.express.co.uk/comment/columnists/peter-hill/937621/britain-fisheries-fish-quotas-north-sea-bristol-channel-blue-passports-brexit You really have to stop taking things at face value and see the levers being pulled behind the pretenders curtain.
  3. Yup they will. They will have had enough of Etonian elites. Starmer came from very humble beginnings and pulled himself up by his bootstraps. Admirable. Unlike the privileged scum running down the country right now. "Keir Rodney Starmer was born in Southwark, London, on 2 September 1962[5][6] and grew up in the small town of Oxted in Surrey.[7][8][9] He was born second of the four children of Josephine (née Baker), a nurse, and Rodney Starmer, a toolmaker.[9][10][11] His mother had Still's disease.[12][13] His parents were Labour Party supporters, and named him after the party's first parliamentary leader, Keir Hardie.[14] He passed the 11-plus examination and gained entry to Reigate Grammar School,[14] then a voluntary aided state school, although it converted to an independent fee-paying grammar school in 1976 while he was there.[15] In his teenage years Starmer was active in Labour politics, and was a member of the East Surrey Young Socialists.[10][9] He was a junior exhibitioner at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama until the age of 18, and played the flute, piano, recorder and violin.[16] He studied law at the University of Leeds, graduating with a first class Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree in 1985.[17][18] He undertook postgraduate studies at St Edmund Hall, Oxford, graduating from the University of Oxford as a Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) in 1986.[19][17] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keir_Starmer
  4. Perhaps you should tell your Tory mates to stop helping them. https://www.cityam.com/uk-backs-facial-recognition-project-that-helps-beijing-catch-masked-protesters/
  5. The point of things getting better is a moot point. I have been consistent in my view Brexit is a scam. We are led by a bunch of charlatans and chancers whose whole objective is to enrich themselves. We would have been much better off getting rid of the same-old, same-old upper echelons who have been running the country into the ground for the last 40 years. They pulled the switch on any progress in technology and industrial policy. So now, all we are left with is finance, property and weapons. Brexit will achieve nothing except further dilapidation. The fundamentals of our decadence have not changed, they have been reinforced with lies and propaganda. The Tories are still in charge and they will continue to destroy the UK with impunity it seems.
  6. Thanks for your contribution towards my book. Despite having a lot of rich materiel already, I shall put a contributor's attribution from you at the end. It's good to have something whose name suggests something good will turn up. Brexit was never about the EU for its instigators. The same and only people who will see a dividend from it.
  7. Brexit has always been about selling the UK down the river. Multiple dodgy, under-the-table deals particularly with the USA. I am sure there are a few Tories a bit put out about the way the China thing has worked out - they were in line to make a fortune out of Hinkley Point and the Huawei deals.
  8. I do. I am writing a book on how a certain type of person can be scammed to behave against their own interests. They are highly susceptible. Despite the evidence, they need to believe in something bigger than themselves and it's religious by nature. My research points out that the cult urge is strong among these types. They need something beyond their own lives. They're miserable without this fairy tale compensation. Manipulating them is easy and it's worked through history. Recent examples include the Nazis, Jonestown, The Moonies, Scientology, Trump and Brexit.
  9. Project fear you say? Following the Brexit referendum, many companies shifted assets, offices, or businesses operations out of Britain and to continental Europe.[50] By the beginning of April 2019, banks had transferred more than US$1 trillion out of Britain, and asset management and insurance companies transferred US$130 billion out of Britain.[50] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economic_effects_of_Brexit On household costs - we haven't left yet? A no-deal is projected to cost £2500 pa per household. Combine that with Covid and I hope you know a good feudal lord with a few fields you can work in? http://www.lse.ac.uk/News/Latest-news-from-LSE/2019/K-November-2019/Brexit-hit-to-UK-living-standards On the sheer stupidity Brexit will have soon cost the UK more than all its payments to the EU over the past 47 years put together https://www.businessinsider.com/brexit-will-cost-uk-more-than-total-payments-to-eu-2020-1?r=US&IR=T https://www.forbes.com/sites/niallmccarthy/2020/01/21/brexit-costs-close-to-matching-britains-total-eu-contributions-infographic/ On the good old USA and Obama. You think he wasn't right? We have no special relationship. No privilege. Nada. After Brexit, we're now just a weak nothing with no power or leverage. Your friend Trump will get Johnson and his cronies to bend over one-by-one. Doesn't sound like we're at the front of the queue does it? https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/amp/entry/us-lobbyists-brexit_uk_5c5b26c6e4b00187b5579f64/ https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/uk-us-trade-deal-tax-corporations-tech-trump-boris-johnson-facebook-amazon-google-a9037581.html https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-08-07/brexit-britain-prepares-for-some-u-s-donald-trump-vassalage https://www.politico.eu/article/brexit-britain-new-master-donald-trump-boris-johnson/ https://news.sky.com/story/amp/boris-johnson-disappointed-as-trump-aims-tariffs-at-uk-products-11826292 https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/uk-accused-of-caving-to-us-trade-demands_uk_5eb16d59c5b60a9277823f3e https://www.ft.com/content/3aef20b0-5c8f-11ea-8033-fa40a0d65a98?11 But there's always China. Oh hold on.
  10. Funny how there would be only upsides and no downsides to Brexit? Or that a trade deal with the EU would be a walk in the park? Or that the rest of the world would be queuing up to business with us?
  11. So what about everybody else? One rule for the elites, another for the rest of us.
  12. The referendum, by definition, was an opinion poll. It was non-binding. Plus, I am sure that if I promised you a rose garden - you'd vote for it. But then you didn't get it - did you?
  13. So the only benefit is Twitter outrage. Don't remember that being the lead advantage in the Leave campaign promises. BTW, you ought to gen up on the quality of your glorious leaders. Someone advocating Brexit who does not even know that Dover is one of our mainstream ports. It's Harry Potter time. https://news.sky.com/story/brexit-secretary-dominic-raab-admits-he-did-not-quite-understand-uks-reliance-on-dover-trade-route-11548111 Dominic Raab under fire over Dover-Calais comments https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-46142188 Brexit is like Scientology, the blindly faithful little people pay everything they have while a handful at the top get all their money.
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