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Forum: Serious Business Yesterday, 23:21
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Posted By Malcolm Tucker
So she’s reneged on keeping all of the UK equal...

So she’s reneged on keeping all of the UK equal and indivisible with the EU.

The tariffs not applied to industrial goods as well, being marked up as ‘frictionless trade’ :chin:
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 19:11
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Posted By Malcolm Tucker
ooof, EU commission must be reading cos they just...

ooof, EU commission must be reading cos they just proposed a bill that UK households must not have more than 50 dead flies on their window sill at any one time.
Forum: Serious Business Yesterday, 18:51
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Posted By Malcolm Tucker
PM was set to make a statement outside downing...

PM was set to make a statement outside downing street but it's been scrapped. :popcorn:
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 18:31
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Posted By Malcolm Tucker
:yes: We say our MPs can introduce laws but it's...

:yes: We say our MPs can introduce laws but it's really misleading because it conjures up this notion that MPs can walk into parliament and demand it's seen and voted on, essentially off their own...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 16:10
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Posted By Malcolm Tucker
BTW I'm not a total europhile, I'll throw you a...

BTW I'm not a total europhile, I'll throw you a bone, MEPs cannot vote to repeal existing legislation without the commission's approval. This is a contentious one, probably my biggest sticking point...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 15:58
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Posted By Malcolm Tucker
The bills are put forward by MPs because they're...

The bills are put forward by MPs because they're allowed to do so in the chamber, but they don't propose it solely by themselves unless it's tabled as a private member's bill and there's rules...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 15:16
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Posted By Malcolm Tucker
No it isn't. Our bills mostly come from...

No it isn't. Our bills mostly come from government departments. The people doing the heavy lifting for them are civil servants and unelected. The bills are voted on in parliament, not drafted there.
Forum: Serious Business Yesterday, 14:51
Replies: 99
Views: 2,253
Posted By Malcolm Tucker
Could you take a BBC article you think is biased...

Could you take a BBC article you think is biased and edit it so it's impartial, then paste it back on here so we can compare against the original?

I'm curious to actually see some specifics and...
Forum: Serious Business Yesterday, 14:39
Replies: 5,080
Views: 96,591
Posted By Malcolm Tucker
Terms of what? You just said walk away with no...

Terms of what? You just said walk away with no deal.

The analogy is walking off the forecourt saying 'don't want your car, I'll shop elsewhere' and then phoning them up later going 'So, about that...
Forum: Serious Business Yesterday, 13:47
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Views: 2,253
Posted By Malcolm Tucker
I don't think you know what impartiality means...

I don't think you know what impartiality means with stuff like this.
Forum: Serious Business Yesterday, 13:46
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Views: 96,591
Posted By Malcolm Tucker
Negotiate what?

Negotiate what?
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 13:20
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Posted By Malcolm Tucker
The EU commission being technocratic is a...

The EU commission being technocratic is a misnomer though. This crops up all the time. It's the EU's civil service. You may as well be moaning about Whitehall staff being technocratic and not all...
Forum: Serious Business Yesterday, 13:08
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Views: 96,591
Posted By Malcolm Tucker
Challenge it how though Stag? IThe very spirit of...

Challenge it how though Stag? IThe very spirit of the referendum was fantasist to begin with. Bear in mind the basic premise of what the deal would look like, give or take some compromise:

-...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 12:15
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Posted By Malcolm Tucker
Perhaps but Norway is far larger than somewhere...

Perhaps but Norway is far larger than somewhere like Malta, but ranks significantly higher.

I think it's more about the different levels of government and the engagement that people feel with it....
Forum: Serious Business Yesterday, 12:02
Replies: 99
Views: 2,253
Posted By Malcolm Tucker
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6386451/P...

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6386451/Prince-Charles-marks-70th-birthday-milestone-family-photograph.html...
Forum: Serious Business Yesterday, 11:40
Replies: 5,080
Views: 96,591
Posted By Malcolm Tucker
Probably, it depends on what the deal really is,...

Probably, it depends on what the deal really is, if it's literally a rebranded Norway deal then I can see him, and leagues of Labour MPs being tempted.

On the other hand he's one of the MPs who...
Forum: Serious Business Yesterday, 11:20
Replies: 5,080
Views: 96,591
Posted By Malcolm Tucker
It's all about if Labour think May is bluffing,...

It's all about if Labour think May is bluffing, if it's voted down, the official line is it's this or no deal, so Labour needs to vote for the deal if they want to avoid that.

According to Laura...
Forum: Serious Business Yesterday, 11:11
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Views: 96,591
Posted By Malcolm Tucker
Sounding like DUP are against, and Kate Hoey. ...

Sounding like DUP are against, and Kate Hoey.

Boris and David Davis saying against. Caroline Lucas, all of the Lib Dems and SNP are solid against one would assume. Jo Johnson also a no.

Keir...
Forum: Serious Business Yesterday, 11:05
Replies: 5,080
Views: 96,591
Posted By Malcolm Tucker
Owen Smith saying he's voting against. We...

Owen Smith saying he's voting against.

We need a google spreadsheet or something to track all this ffs. :geek:
Forum: Serious Business Yesterday, 10:37
Replies: 5,080
Views: 96,591
Posted By Malcolm Tucker
It's the letters innit, The Moggley Crew send in...

It's the letters innit, The Moggley Crew send in 48 letters to trigger no confidence vote and back a replacement who will bin Chequers. Boris seemed to be putting himself forward for exactly this but...
Forum: Serious Business Yesterday, 09:53
Replies: 5,080
Views: 96,591
Posted By Malcolm Tucker
There's biding your time and then there's...

There's biding your time and then there's standing at the station when the train has left.

It's now or never, cabinet will probably back it, no resignations yet, and then she just needs 320 MPs to...
Forum: Serious Business 13-11-2018, 22:17
Replies: 5,080
Views: 96,591
Posted By Malcolm Tucker
It will if it’s as soft a Brexit as rumours...

It will if it’s as soft a Brexit as rumours suggest.
Forum: Serious Business 13-11-2018, 18:45
Replies: 5,080
Views: 96,591
Posted By Malcolm Tucker
I mean, that'll fly through the commons now, but...

I mean, that'll fly through the commons now, but what a massive waste of time all this was. We could have just agreed this from day dot and saved all the no deal expenditure so far and lost...
Forum: Serious Business 13-11-2018, 18:43
Replies: 5,080
Views: 96,591
Posted By Malcolm Tucker
fucking lol if the leaked version is true, UK...

fucking lol if the leaked version is true, UK staying in customs union and single market :lmao:
Forum: Serious Business 13-11-2018, 18:39
Replies: 5,080
Views: 96,591
Posted By Malcolm Tucker
Is it an oof though? He waffles endlessly but...

Is it an oof though? He waffles endlessly but does fuck all about any of it. He gave a vague little bullet point list in the Telegraph one time about which was supposed to be his 'better plan' and...
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