OT: Brexit

The May government again seems to be lurching toward catastrophe. Meanwhile, this mug made me laugh for a good half minute.

~ by Servetus on November 15, 2018.

45 Responses to “OT: Brexit”

  1. I love that mug.. I will have to see if it purchasable!!! Thank you for that this morning!!! It’s snowing here today!!! I thought about you and the pumpkin pic you posted!

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  2. Catastrophe is about the best thing that could happen now to ensure a second referendum… 😖

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    • I don’t know how she stays in office after this. The DUP won’t back her up, her own party is continually in revolt, and the date is only a few months off at this point. I suppose there’s a question about whether anyone can govern in a situation where opinions are so polarized, but I don’t know how you say on Wednesday that your cabinet is behind you and then two ministers resign on Thursday morning.

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    • Helen, quite right but Brexit is not turning back, right? I mean as buyer’s remorse Brits may have who voted for Brexit in the first place it”s here to stay? March is looming too…

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      • A lot of people who voted leave have changed their minds, especially as the leave campaign was a pack of lies, misinformation and impossible pledges. So we are hoping a second referendum might vote remain. Remaining is still a possibility, and it’s streets better than a bad deal or no deal.

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        • Helen, from an outsider as an American with our own shitshow going on I always thought Brits didn’t know the true ramifications and impact that UK would feel leaving the EU not just economically.. after March 2019 maybe the first time a UK traveler goes to an EU vacay destination they will… or whenever the official exit begins..

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          • You are so right Michele. They’ll learn soon enough if we don’t manage to reverse the whole thing… which is still possible. It’s not too late to call the whole thing off! She said hopefully 🙄

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            • Yes I’m for reversing the Brexit to Bre-enter. Brexit in my view is a monumental mistake of epic proportions.. The consequences affect so many people, markets, that this confusion and ambivalence and maybe panic can be eradicated if the lawmakers just take a breath and re-assess. I mean the train hasn’t really left the station until March. May inherited a mess but she could have called for a second chance. I mean their priority over the summer was to go on holiday to Europe rather than try for some semblance of organization? Those two ministers who resigned knew the titanic is sinking so to speak.. Sorry for the doom and gloom. See if Richard discussed (aka tweeted) how he really felt about Brexit I would be a happy camper b/c this affects so many people!!

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              • @Michele

                Would he? I don’t see him involved in that at all after he was scolded just after the referendum. He even supported May at some point. Maybe we are projecting our opinions of Brexit on him… he lives in a rich bubble anyway and Brexit won’t affect him directly. It’ll probably affect all those actors/musicians/artists whose careers are starting now and they won’t have an easy time without Freedom of Movement.

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                • Well I think he should be involved like all Brits since that is his homeland plus if his home base is now back in London or even if it is in NYC (I doubt that) then it directly affects him travel wise. I think he needs to direct his energy away from this garbage tweet from Tuesday that he is totally clueless on and direct it toward something passionate like Brexit, or pancreatic cancer or even his doomed Bosworth Battlefield. I would hope he would now stick to his guns politically. I wasn’t around here in 2016 when he tweeted or deleted or mindgamed politically but it’s 2 years later, March 2019 is his Winter is Coming so to speak and he should as well as other Brit celebrities engage more. That’s my opinion. I agree he lives in a privileged bubble now which is a shame…

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                  • @Michele

                    At his level… his travel habits or his work won’t be much affected. He is used to have his PA/agent to apply for visas, he’s surely not bothered by the possibility to pay for a touristic visa/work visa anywhere in the world so why should he be worried? Other Brits, far less famous than him or not famous at all, are not worried either.

                    Yes he could take up the cause and fight with others for a people’s vote but… would he? Gary Lineker, after 2 years of constant abuse, was on the People’s vote stage 2 days ago… what I mean is… he might not have a thick skin after all and fears the backlash more than we think (Ha! I was reading his Xmas 2016 message of fearlessness… yeah right!)

                    P.S. don’t get me started on the whole Bosworth/Richard III thing… I’ve been studying at the School of Arch. and Ancient Hist. of the uni of Leicester for years and many of us…would smack him with a book in the face if we met him… not because we are posh academics but because his info is… amateurish at best and of bad quality too… I am not a medievalists so I will now shut up…

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                    • Yeah I hear you. I guess I would like to see him speak up not just once about something but really pursue a passionate cause like the pancreatic cancer. I think Bosworth I used b/c of his undying devotion to R3 who I suppose he thinks he reincarnated as 🤣🤣joking joking
                      I just want him off the bullying topic. It just hits home very very close for me and a lot of other people and he seems to have forgotten that it happened to him to when he was a kid.

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                    • He may even be a US citizen by now, in which case yeah, it’s not the automatic walk through of the EU passport, it’s a different line into the EU, but he could travel on his US passport.

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                • Given that he said in an interview that he removed his Brexit tweets because wasn’t prepared to deal with the response, I doubt he will have much more to say about it unless he is absolutely beside himself.

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        • I’m a British citizen ( I have dual citizenship) but wasn’t allowed to vote because I had been out of the country for too long. Quite a few of my friends were in the same position. We were all horrified that the leave campaign won as it was pretty obvious to all of us that it was based on lies, even then. I think if ex-pats had been given a vote the result would have been a very different one. And it would be different now if there was a second referendum – as Helen says, lies have been exposed ( and shame on the remain campaign for not challenging them from the outset) but also quite a few of the leave cohort have died, or are just discovering that they might not be guaranteed their medication supplies if Britain leaves the EU.

          Whatever happens I fear for the UK at this point – surely the British people deserve better than the politicians they have ( although I could say the same for the US and Australia.)

          Very depressing.

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          • It’s just an impossible situation. If a third of the group that is making a decision will only accept one solution, they can’t govern by themselves, but they have the power to tank every other solution. The whole thing feels a bit like synagogue politics, frankly.

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    • Will it help in any way??

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  3. Oh, die Tasse ist köstlich. Sie ist genauso gut “durch”dacht wie der Brexit selbst. Voll der Durchbruch… Schluss mit den Wortspielen 🙂
    Herzlichen Dank, frau kann jedwede Aufheiterung gut gebrauchen.

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    • it’s probably easier for me to laugh than for our fellow UK fans, but it just made me giggle a bit hysterically.

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      • Bei der ganzen Sache muss man vorsichtig sein, damit man nicht dauerhaft hysterisch wird.

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        • I feel that way about US politics at the moment, too. The latest is apparently that Ivanka Trump is using her private email for government business and I thought I might giggle myself to death when I read it (after the initial flare of anger).

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          • I saw the Ivanka e-mail crap thing too! Just a shit show beyond words but maybe Mueller will get wind of those and subpoena her e-mails. Wouldn’t that be something daddy’s little girl incriminates him and gives Mueller the smoking gun !!

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            • One of the ongoing dilemmas for me in all of this is the apparent necessity of finding a solution to our current problems involves me hoping for an impeachment, which would be incredibly disastrous to our national politics (my guess is worse than it was in the Nixon era).

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              • I totally get your dilemma but my BIGGEST fear is that there is no viable opposition in 2 years time and another 4 years of DT looms. I would rather we kick him out of office, deal with Pence for a year and a half and then stand a better chance of winning in 2020. I mean imagine what we DON’T know is going on with him. I hate to put all the eggs in Mueller’s basket but I cling to the hope that there is a smoking gun out there…

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              • Ich fühle mit euch und kann jeden Tag aufs Neue kaum glauben, was ich höre und sehe…
                Allerdings würde ich eher zu einem Ende mit Schrecken, als zu einem Schrecken ohne Ende neigen. Ich befürchte immer mehr, dass er freiwillig nicht gehen wird.
                Ich bin müde und vielleicht tatsächlich schon leicht hysterisch. Diese E-Mail Sache ist… ist wirklich nicht zu glauben… ich muss schlafen.

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  4. This is an impasse of truly epic proportions and other than a people’s vote, nothing can truly solve it, in my opinion. The British people deserve better. TM is a very tenacious lady, one has to give her that, and I also don’t envy her at all. She took over after the first rat left the sinking ship, so to speak, and was left with an impossible task of delivering a Brexit based on lies and falsehoods. Given that predicament, she probably did achieve the best possible deal over a no deal scenario; however, not an acceptable one for either leave or remain voters. What really worries me is who would be the alternative if she left now? Not a great prospect, either, if you look at the options.

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    • True, there are no alternatives apart from a group of lying extremists like Mogg….

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    • Well said Cymbeline.

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    • Yeah, it’s another one of the impossible features of the situation is that as an elected politician she is obligated to try to deliver on the referendum vote somehow — otherwise she’s as authoritarian as any dictator. So she has to be invested in a solution whereas no one else involved in the negotiation does. There’s always a greater incentive to demolish her efforts than to help her out. It doesn’t help that there are obviously some colossally sized egos in the mix.

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  5. I am at a loss for words concerning Brexit.
    I have never seen a disaster of this magnitude… May had a press conference at 6 where she used her usual word salad “will of the people – deliver best Brexit I can – I am here to stay”. No vote of no confidence yet but I doubt the deal will pass Parliament’s scrutiny and there will be no deal 🙈
    I am a EU citizen (ineligible for everything) and after 900 days of living in constant nervous breakdown I am worn thin.

    Better I watch Berlin S. now so Richard & Co will take my mind off Brexit for an hour or so.

    P.S. the mug is great but does not represent Brexit correctly… a smashed mug would have lol

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  6. Yup, a clusterfuck of the highest order.

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  7. Brilliant! 😀 To be honest, I still hope that it all fails so badly that they hold a second referendum after all.

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  8. I’m still pissed that a-the referendum was never binding and b-they should have stipulated a percentage from the start at which it would become a reality. The last few days have resulted in me just sticking my fingers in my ears and going ‘lalalalalalalala’ because i have no idea what else I can do or say at this point

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    • Yeah I can only imagine what UK people are
      feeling pins and needles right now and then 2 ministers throwing in the towel 🤦‍♀️😱
      Maybe they should just take a poll now among the entire country to re think this whole exit thing🤔

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    • that’s as rational a response as anything at this point.

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