UK may vote to leave the European Union

Discussion in 'West Mall' started by Mr. Deez, Jun 14, 2016.

  1. UTChE96

    UTChE96 1,000+ Posts

    I don't follow British politics much but Nigel is pure gold every time I have listened to him.
     
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  2. Horn6721

    Horn6721 10,000+ Posts

    After Mr D had scotch with Nigel I have followed him and like how plain spoken (in a great Brit accent) he is.
     
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  3. nashhorn

    nashhorn 2,500+ Posts

    Hmmm, I believe I heard him say, “we now have a two party system that works for nothing but itself” I think I got that right. Sounds like I country I know on this side of the pond.
     
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  4. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    Two years later, I still marvel that I was able to do that and consider it one of the coolest things I've ever done in my life. And I can honestly say that in person, he is the same guy you see on TV. He's just as sharp, passionate, and witty, and he's a hell of a nice guy.
     
  5. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada Liquor Man

    Is he a single malt or a blended guy?
     
  6. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    I'm not sure. He drank wine all night. Lol.
     
  7. Chop

    Chop 1,000+ Posts

    Re: "UK may vote to leave the European Union"

    Huh? I always thought UK was in the SEC. What's this European Union?
     
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  8. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    It is the institution that makes it so that I can't own a garbage disposal, can't buy Round-up, can't wash my car in the driveway, and can't buy a toaster that'll hold more than 2 slices of bread.
     
  9. mb227

    mb227 2,500+ Posts

    Wait a minute...I am sensing a money-making opportunity here.

    How much money can we make on a four-slice toaster? Any additional profit for the ones wide enough to hold bagels?

    And what about RoundUp? I'm sure I could figure out how to label it as client-privileged and get that stuff to you :D
     
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  10. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

  11. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    The most hardcore Remainers are trying to spin the election as a victory for Remain and/or a second referendum. They argue that the 33 percent that the Brexit Party shows that support for Brexit has weakened because it's below what the original Brexit vote got. The reality is that 33 percent not only support Brexit but are willing to do so as single issue voters. To them, Brexit overrides every other issue. (Keep in mind that the Brexit Party isn't really running on anything else.) Almost for sure plenty of Tories and Labour voters also favor Brexit.
     
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  12. Horn6721

    Horn6721 10,000+ Posts

    Were there elections in Germany?
     
  13. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    Yes. They were for the European Parliament. The mainstream parties did poorly. The Alternative for Germany and Greens did very well.
     
  14. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    Trump no longer has the worst hair of any world leader. Link.
     
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    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

     
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    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

  17. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    They are having to be told not to poop in the street in London now

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  18. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

  19. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    Scottish "nationalism" is on the rise again. Link. I put "nationalism" in quotes, because they seek independence from the UK in order to join the EU and the Eurozone.
     
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  20. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    I once rode from LA to Las Vegas with a Scotsman. The guy was extremely chatty, talking non-stop the whole way. We stopped at a rest stop, he was alone in the mens room, could still hear him talking from outside. The entire time, I think I maybe understood 10 words of what he was jabbering on about. So how does anyone know what they want?
     
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  21. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    By any means

     
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  22. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    To be fair, they've manipulated the results to show a majority by leaving out the undecideds. Link. However, it's still a pretty telling result. A solid plurality (44 percent) agrees with the statement. It's a pretty stark contrast from what the political chattering class and media have been portraying which is that Brexit is a horribly stupid idea that people mostly regret and want undone.
     
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  23. Phil Elliott

    Phil Elliott 1,000+ Posts

    Gee that sounds familiar.
     
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  24. Monahorns

    Monahorns 1,000+ Posts

    I bet if the UK worked out the issue with how to manage the border between Northern Ireland and The Republic of Ireland satisfactorily that 44% would continue to climb.
     

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