Sunday, 2 December 2018

Pear shaped!



   Britain's fishermen making their feelings known.


If I remember correctly, when asked to vote on Brexit we put our X against a choice of two very succinct scenarios.

1: Remain a member of the European Union, or 2: Leave the European Union.

I'm still trying to work-out where Mrs May's negotiations sit between those two. Her current deal seems neither one thing nor the other. It may be that her proposal would eventually work-out very well for UK plc, but as the country was split almost 50/50, it does appear that she's trying to please all-comers; and we know where 'compromise' leads!

Surely we voted either to stay, or to get out; there wasn't a third box suggesting some mish-mash pick-n-mix. I don't think the UK public has ever been fed such conflicting arguments on a subject, and somehow I'm beginning not to believe any of them; but at the same time I don't disbelieve them either.

The worst bit of the whole Brexit business, is that Marxist Corbyn could eventually benefit from all the chaos, and then the whole country really would be buggered.





30 comments:

  1. Like most other people I talk to, I'm heartily sick of the whole issue.

    maybe i'm missing something, but I was under the impression that negotiations take place before joining the club, not on leaving.

    I there's too many bureaucrats receiving too much money for them to want to fall off this particular gravy train. Cynical? Maybe, but I'm not the only one to think so.

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    1. It's not only their indecision that bugs me; it's also my own. How is one supposed to know who to believe when they all sound so logical. I just wish it was over with.

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  2. You think it's difficult! Other countries, those in Eurozone won't find so easy. At least Britain has a hard currency. Her own.

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    1. I'm waiting for Frexit, Grexit, and Spexit.

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    2. Two good decisions made by the UK - don't adopt the euro and don't sign on to Schengen! But like everyone else I'm sick of it too. I wish they would just get on with it and then we would know where we stand and deal with it.

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    3. I would be more wary of Macron than anything happening in Britain if I were an American living in France.

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    4. Macron has shot his own foot.

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  3. I expect we'll be told next that no-deal will mean on 30 March our computers will stop working.

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    1. I just heard May saying that a deal has already been made with the WTO; I thought that was only in case of 'no deal'.

      My laptop already coughs every time I write the word 'Brexit'.

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    2. The best deal we could have would be with WTO. Much better than the deal on the table. I wrote about it sometime ago.

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    3. 29th October, I wrote about it.

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    4. I recently heard Mogg talking about it, and it sounded like the logical answer to leaving.

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  4. Why could the Primeminister not have formed a Coalition committee and thrashed out a Brexit deal? This could go back to a vote in Parliament or even a third referendum? Yes and no was too simple last time. Oh and can us ex pats and the young voters get a vote this time please?

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    1. The negotiators should have been a coalition of dedicated Brexiteers; although even they would probably have come to blows.

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  5. Cameron tried to get a deal from the EU before the Referendum and it was NOT good enough to keep us in.
    May has tried to get a deal from the EU to get us out and (suprise, suprise) it is NOT good enough to keep us 'sort of in'.
    Is it no wonder that we are so anti the EU. They are the people trying to keep us locked into all the money from us and few of things to our benefit. Sod them, WTO for me and a great deal of Sovereignty.

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    1. It's a pity that they didn't listen to Cameron; reform was on the cards, but they rejected it. I quite expect they now regret their stubborness. A WTO arrangement sounds right for the UK.

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  6. Don't you worry. Comrade Corbyn will reinstate free milk to all those underage kiddie gamblers. Britain will rise again. (I go silly when I don't understand things)

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    1. For the record, the free milk was mostly poured down the drain. There is a small C of E Primary School at the end of my road in Brighton, and I used to see, daily, the bottles of milk going back after lunch. Some were just about opened, no bottles were ever empty, and many hadn't been touched. It all went to waste.

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    2. I always drank mine (& probably someone elses) is this why I have been dieting for 65 years?

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    3. I used to drink mine too. I remember for a while we had 'Flavoured Straws' which made the milk taste of Strawberry.

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  7. The fishermen have been well and truly shafted. My spell-check doesn't recognise the word 'Brexit'. Maybe that's why it is open to so many different interpretations.

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    1. And it looks like they'll continue to be shafted. Crazy. Small British fishermen destroying their boats, so that the big Spanish fleets could drain our seas of fish.

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  8. Who's laughing now? Not Frau Merkels friend of the joint Franco-German EU Army project. There's no such thing as a true Frenchman! he said on a recent visit to Denmark. If the reports coming out of Paris are anything to go by even the police have had a belly full of this puffed up Naopleon.

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    1. He reminds me of Blair. Everyone was mesmerised by his youthfulness and energy; only to find that he's no different to the rest of them. Sadly, every politician of his ilk gives more rise to the far right.

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    2. We live in interesting times, Cro. Something is unraveling. That's for sure.

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  9. The whole thing depresss me daily

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  10. Well you you have to enjoy the fact that Brexit has shone a very bright light at our politicians and their moral and a great many of them have been caught scuttling into the darkness. I am for Brexit, but many of my friends are for remain. We still talk and drink. It is the politicians who have tied themselves in knots. It’s actually quite fun watching them twist in the wind. I am hine it could get quite ugly, mainly due to the lack of character of our so called ruling class.

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  11. The appalling grammar in the above comment is due to Apple and its odd attitude to spelling and English, I assume this is what we are in for if Mrs May gets her way. Ghastly woman, neither fish nor fowl, nor good red herring.

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    1. All I want is clear, common sense, logical, policies, from either side (although I do think Corbyn is incapable). At present all we are getting is political mashed potato.

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