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  1. Observer II

    Who's fault ?

    In 2016 "the people" were asked to make a decision on Brexit, they were passed the ball by Parliament and HMG; "the people" made a decision and the delivery on that decision then rested with HMG and Parliament. Now, after 2 years of inept negotiating by HMG and intransigence by the EU; we have a Parliament in total disarray, pulling in all directions and with a growing intent to pass the buck again with a second referendum. Well, we gave them a decision, which was to LEAVE the EU, followed up with an election of the two major Parties committed to fulfilling their Brexit mandates. But alas, they appear incapable of fulfilling their mandates, and appear to wish to pass the buck back to us. Sorry, but if your not capable of fulfilling your mandates, the only question for "the people" is to elect a set of politicians that can. So rather than another referendum, it would seem the sensible resolution is a G/Election, where the Parties can set out their positions clearly in their manifestos, then "the people" can decide who they believe.
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    Who's fault ?

    Momentum have a lot on their plate if they want a clear out - too many Bliarites still; so Labour was never on my score card. Whether the Tories could eject their refuse - I've no idea. Which would basically leave UKIP as the only LEAVE (no deals) option, for all those Leave voting constituencies. Think "no deal" delivers LEAVE by default, leave the customs union, the single market and the ECJ, with no strings attached. May would seem to be playing for time in order to force a choice, her deal or the cliff edge; so the Titanic remains on course while the politicians argue in the bar ! btw it's not me they need to agree with but the 52% they are ignoring.
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    Who's fault ?

    Agree Dave, but that's not where we are: we've got a PM playing for time, to save her botched deal; being hounded by shyster MPs committed to ignoring the referendum result - so those MPs need cleaning out imo.
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    Brexit again -

    If both the hard Brexiteer and Remoaner MPs vote against the PM's deal, and the clock keeps ticking, does that mean we leave the EU with no deal ?
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    Why do Governments struggle ?

    The Home Office is currently preparing a new white paper on post-Brexit immigration controls, and buisiness is concerned low skilled labour will be reduced, due to a £30k income requirement on entrants. But the issue surely, isn't entry, but exit. The million or so illegal entrants that have disappeared into the crowd or are languishing on benefits until their asylum cases can be reviewed. just require a fast track system of deportation, while the rest require fixed term work visas, after they expire, they leave. So in the case of seasonal farm work, a seasonal work permit, and once the fruit picking is done, they go home.
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    Why do Governments struggle ?

    CH4 did a piece on the cross-channel migrants, visiting their tents and rough sleeping areas under bridges in France. Most appear to be Iraqi-Kurds or Iranians, speak little or no English, but seem to have sufficient funds to pay traffickers for a trip over the Channel. The French Police regularly disrupt their camping areas and move them on, but strangely, don't arrest them and begin a deportation process. I've never seen the TV progs follow one case of illegal migrants who manage to get to the UK, what happens to them, what excuses they use for asylum etc; and how long they stay here and, most importantly, whether they are deported. Perhaps there is FOI information on the total number of illegal entrants and the corresponding number of deportations ?
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    Brexit again -

    I've noticed the BBC and the rest are using the term "Brexiteers" to describe Members of the ERG in Parliament and indeed, anyone who is prepared for a no deal Brexit. The reality however is, that as both the Tory and Labour Party stood on a ticket of honouring the Referendum vote and leaving the EU, they should be described as "Brexiteers". Alas, as most MPs of those Parties are Remainers, and have, to varying degrees sort to confound the Referendum decision; they are clearly in Parliament under false pretences, as they are not honouring their own Party manifestos.
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    E$U Immigration Quoters

    Another reason to LEAVE the ECJ.
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    Brexit again -

    We started this process by the PM adopting the idea that she could reconcile polarised positions by venturing into "cakeism", all the demands to LEAVE (as per the referendum result) were clearly spelt out, Leave the single market, leave the customs union and leave the ECJ; all of which had consequences, as spelt out by the EU. With a Parliament determined to sabotage any deal from the outset, for Remain and Partisan reasons, the PM has been hog tied throughout. Labour declared before they knew what was on offer, that they would vote down any agreement, obviously for political reasons, not the national interest, likewise the SNP and LibDems. Your too right about Eire being crippled, a card that wasn't played. The EU would suffer just as much as we in a no deal scenario, which is why we should have played a strong hand from the start, and let them offer the concessions. There's an international trade deal available through WTO rules, something they could have worked on for the two years spent saying no to the PMs overtures. If you think the Tories have made a mess of things, it is nothing compared to what we would have with a Corbyn Gov, all the options between Leave and Remain are worse than either of those options, forcing legal commitments over the Irish border, paying £billions for market access etc, and all with the loss of any political say in the rules inflicted on us. So perhaps we should have a vote of confidence or otherwise in Parliament, via a General Election ?
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    Brexit again -

    So, since when did LEAVING, mean we keep a foot in the door. OUT is OUT - totally and cleanly. All the cakeism that's been floated around by Remoaners, is the main reason the EU has been enabled to dominate the negotiations, they realise our politicians aren't supportive of the Referendum decision, and thus not supportive of the people; so ignore the people and inflict an elitist capitulation. Not a case of dogmatic posturing, merely a case of fulfilling the referendum result. Yes I will bother with "project fear", as we had it throughout the Referendum campaign, and have been fed it daily by the Remoaner media ever since; just waiting for that asteroid heading for the UK, to be included in their apocalyptical doom mongering. 😄
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    Brexit again -

    It's what happens when you have a Remoaner PM trying to obtain a "soft" Brexit, by playing soft ball with the EU, with cakeist demands. It's either REMAIN or LEAVE, all the nonsense in between are worse than either extreme. We voted to LEAVE, not for any "deals", so our politicians should respect the result and get on with a no deal Brexit.
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    Why do Governments struggle ?

    An average net influx of 250,00 per year for at least the past 12 years = 3 million (that's being conservative). Yes, some will come and work in the public services that they are over-loading, but their wives and kids will require health and education so a net overloading. Some will be on menial wages so won't be paying taxes and some will be on benefits so paying no tax at all. The asylum seekers will spend years having their claims assessed, with legal aid funded by the tax payer, being fed and sheltered by the State in the meantime. Then you've got the "illegals"; ether illegal entrants or those that have illegally over-stayed their visa and disappeared off the Gov radar. So basically a total mess.
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    Brexit again -

    What all this has exposed, is the true nature of politics and "democracy"; throughout western society; in which we are allowed to go through the charade of electing a bunch of arrogant , we know what's best for you, politicians, pursuing their own elitist agendas. It is therefore not surprising, that populist politics have emerged whereby people are attempting to control their own destiny, as in the US, the UK referendum and now with the French riots. From the 2008 crash, caused by rich speculating bankers, it is the ordinary peasants that have had to bare the burden, rather than the Metropolitan liberal elites. Now that reality has been exposed, perhaps the Plebs will continue to react to it.
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    Brexit again -

    As we thought - sold out by politicians.
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    Why do Governments struggle ?

    It's a problem because it takes years, and in some cases decades to decide on asylum cases, remember the HO backlog ? Meanwhile, such applicants are not allowed to work but receive an allowance, courtesy of the tax-payer. We hear of illegals being found in HGVs on our M/ways or washed up on the shores of Kent, but we never hear of them being sent back. Any Local Authority will actually know where asylum applicants are living as they have to house them, they also know where others are living illegally in garages or in multi-occupation because they inspect them; so we need a fast track mechanism for deportations. HO will know of all over-stayers on visas, so will know how many have "disappeared" even though they know not where. Now sending illegals home, may compromise the hand car wash industry, but I think we can survive it. However, I think HMG may share your apparent complacency, hence the reason they struggle.
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    Brexit again -

    If we had politicians with any backbone, we could "unilaterally" leave the EU - it's called a no deal Brexit.
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    Brexit again -

    Well, we can now see the remorseless undermining of the people's decision to leave the EU, by the Remoaner majority in Parliament, appears to be paying off.
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    Jumping Jack Flash,

    Seems Ann is a trump supporter ! 😉
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    Brexit again -

    Interesting that the "yellow vests" are rioting in France and Belgium, over increasing taxation - taxation that will no doubt increase even more if we finally grow the gonads for a no deal Brexit, leaving a 20% hole in the EU budget.
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    Jumping Jack Flash,

    Ask Ann Hegerty ! 😉
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    Crazy Traffic Lights

    They used to have a pad in the road, which tripped the sequence; but I'm not sure it would make much odds nowadays, as there are that many cars.
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    Brexit again -

    .. and now we have the nonsense of a TV "debate" between TM and JC, both "Remainers"; with even more Remoaners, in the form of Sturgeon and Cable, carping from the side lines, claiming a place in the show, that they won't let go. We've had the vote between Remain or Leave, the result was Leave; now the only debate should be - between May's deal or No Deal.
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    Jumping Jack Flash,

    Think money trumps all other considerations at the end of the day Dave.
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    Jumping Jack Flash,

    Won't the oil companies buy up any such patent, to stop it being used, if they haven't already done so ?
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    Peoples vote ?

    Like the sports coaches say - " no pain, no gain" ! 😉
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