View Poll Results: 10 days left, what'll it be?

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  • Hard Brexit (crash out)

    45 48.91%
  • No Brexit (Remain by revoking A50)

    24 26.09%
  • Withdrawal Agreement (after a new session is called)

    0 0%
  • Extension + Withdrawal Agreement

    3 3.26%
  • Extension + Crashout

    9 9.78%
  • Extension + Remain

    11 11.96%
  1. #18921
    Quote Originally Posted by Pann View Post
    the Cons ran on a manifesto of delivering Brexit and were subsequently elected
    They formed a government by throwing money at the DUP, they lost their majority in the actual election.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pann View Post
    you whining that it was not fair over and over and over again and calling others stupid will not change this.
    When did he call leave voters stupid?

    Hint - you feeling stupid about voting for Brexit does not mean others are calling you stupid when they say that the people you voted for lied
    Last edited by Dizzeeyooo; 2019-05-16 at 03:28 PM.

  2. #18922
    Quote Originally Posted by Thrundi View Post
    Weren't the brexiteers the ones claiming the EU was costing 350M a week which could be injected into the NHS ?
    They also said that they'd get a Norway deal and make quickest and easiest deals in history. None of them ran on no deal at all. No deal as a term basically first came up with May's insane "No deal better than bad deal." comment

  3. #18923
    I think the point I was getting at is... you think there's a limit on how 'bonkers' the situation can become, Pann? After all that's come to pass?

    I agree, in so much as, May will never do it. Her entire priority from the outset has been to try and stop the Tories from splitting. So, yes, I think the idea's bonkers because she will never do it.

    However, if she were to do it... absolutely fantastic! Our 'democracy' is already a complete joke. The referendum was a complete joke. The events leading up to this point have been a complete joke.

    Article 50 is revoked: lots of angry Brexiteers... great!

    Basically, it'll either be them on the streets or Remainers if we hard Brexit. So, we'll just have to see how it plays out. I sincerely hope it's them getting stomped on.

    I would have accepted a soft Brexit / Brexit in increments. I will never accept a hard Brexit.

  4. #18924
    Quote Originally Posted by LeGin Tufnel View Post
    I think the point I was getting at is... you think there's a limit on how 'bonkers' the situation can become, Pann? After all that's come to pass?

    I agree, in so much as, May will never do it. Her entire priority from the outset has been to try and stop the Tories from splitting. So, yes, I think the idea's bonkers because she will never do it.

    However, if she were to do it... absolutely fantastic! Our 'democracy' is already a complete joke. The referendum was a complete joke. The events leading up to this point have been a complete joke.

    Article 50 is revoked: lots of angry Brexiteers... great!

    Basically, it'll either be them on the streets or Remainers if we hard Brexit. So, we'll just have to see how it plays out. I sincerely hope it's them getting stomped on.

    I would have accepted a soft Brexit / Brexit in increments. I will never accept a hard Brexit.
    That's a fair comment to be honest.

    Fortunately we do not live in a dictatorship therefore it would not be possible for May to stop Brexit on her own, but just to put the concept to the test - how would you feel about May deciding she has nothing to lose and that we will leave immediately on WTO terms?

    Why must people be angry? Isn't it due to people being angry and refusing to listen to each other that we are in this mess?

  5. #18925
    Quote Originally Posted by Pann View Post
    Why must people be angry? Isn't it due to people being angry and refusing to listen to each other that we are in this mess?
    No one was angry really until the backpeddling began which iirc was about 9am the day after the referrendum.

    So I wouldn't say it was "angrily refusing to listen" that got us here; but yeah I guess since then it hasn't improved because of it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Skroe View Post
    Brexit: it's the dumbest WWE plotline to ever escape into real-life that can't end soon enough because everyone hates how it started, how it's going and how its going to end.
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    Trebuchets new meta.

  6. #18926
    Quote Originally Posted by AeneasBK View Post
    No one was angry really until the backpeddling began which iirc was about 9am the day after the referrendum.

    So I wouldn't say it was "angrily refusing to listen" that got us here; but yeah I guess since then it hasn't improved because of it.
    Without digging over the past too much I think that the leave campaign did a very effective job of harnessing the anger that many leave voters felt and it was instrumental in leave securing the victory.

    I disagree, leave refused to listened to experts and remain refused to what leavers were saying during the run up to the ref. perhaps if either side had been just a little more willing to listen to each other things would have been different?

    - - - Updated - - -

    May is going soon and will most likely announce her resignation when the withdrawal bill is defeated again.

    https://twitter.com/Peston/status/1129022177288904705


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    Labour seem to be moving towards backing a confirmatory ref.

    https://twitter.com/Peston/status/1129071598047256577
    Last edited by Pann; 2019-05-16 at 05:27 PM.

  7. #18927
    Quote Originally Posted by Pann View Post
    May is going soon and will most likely announce her resignation when the withdrawal bill is defeated again.

    https://twitter.com/Peston/status/1129022177288904705
    Top-voted BBC comment:

    3. Posted by surfingsharka on
    9 hours ago
    May has put Chris Grayling in charge of naming her departure date.

    I have it on good authority that he is busy arranging it for September 31st.


    Hmmms

    The interesting question is what will Tory Remainers do if a grassroots type replaces her. Will they actually put their money where their mouths are and quit the party if e.g., BoJo is elected.

    Would their votes (with the opposition) be enough to bring down the government? Would they have the proverbial cojones their counterparts on the right of the party claim to have?

    In a way, although I dislike May and her nauseating patronising primary school teacher attitude, I think it's probably better she stayed until Labour's hand is finally forced.

    I wonder if BoJo's gamble is: lose vote of no confidence, GE, coalition with Brexit Party, hard Brexit. BoJo as PM, Farage as Minister without Portfolio.

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    You think I'm pissed now, Pann? The above occurs, you ain't seen nuttin.
    Last edited by LeGin Tufnel; 2019-05-16 at 08:04 PM.

  8. #18928
    Quote Originally Posted by LeGin Tufnel View Post
    Top-voted BBC comment:

    3. Posted by surfingsharka on
    9 hours ago
    May has put Chris Grayling in charge of naming her departure date.

    I have it on good authority that he is busy arranging it for September 31st.


    Hmmms

    The interesting question is what will Tory Remainers do if a grassroots type replaces her. Will they actually put their money where their mouths are and quit the party if e.g., BoJo is elected.

    Would their votes (with the opposition) be enough to bring down the government? Would they have the proverbial cojones their counterparts on the right of the party claim to have?

    In a way, although I dislike May and her nauseating patronising primary school teacher attitude, I think it's probably better she stayed until Labour's hand is finally forced.

    I wonder if BoJo's gamble is: lose vote of no confidence, GE, coalition with Brexit Party, hard Brexit. BoJo as PM, Farage as Minister without Portfolio.

    ---

    You think I'm pissed now, Pann? The above occurs, you ain't seen nuttin.
    Peston blogged about this kind of situation earlier today: https://www.itv.com/news/2019-05-16/...he-tory-party/

    Maybe you shouldn't read it...

  9. #18929
    Quote Originally Posted by Pann View Post
    Peston blogged about this kind of situation earlier today: https://www.itv.com/news/2019-05-16/...he-tory-party/

    Maybe you shouldn't read it...
    No - I mean, it's very good isn't it. And entirely plausible.

    But - I still don't understand: what exactly is it that they think people like me will do? Suck it up?

    I'll be straight down the Daily Mail with a baseball bat.

    I jest, of course.

  10. #18930
    Quote Originally Posted by LeGin Tufnel View Post
    I wonder if BoJo's gamble is: lose vote of no confidence, GE, coalition with Brexit Party, hard Brexit. BoJo as PM, Farage as Minister without Portfolio.
    This, so much this. Finally the penny drops...

    Not long now to that scenario...tick tock!

  11. #18931
    Quote Originally Posted by dribbles View Post
    This, so much this. Finally the penny drops...

    Not long now to that scenario...tick tock!
    Yes, but in fairness, your ideal scenarios change faster than coke up Lord Sewel’s nose, so I’m not going to worry too much.

  12. #18932
    Quote Originally Posted by LeGin Tufnel View Post
    The interesting question is what will Tory Remainers do if a grassroots type replaces her. Will they actually put their money where their mouths are and quit the party if e.g., BoJo is elected.

    Would their votes (with the opposition) be enough to bring down the government? Would they have the proverbial cojones their counterparts on the right of the party claim to have?
    Johnson as PM attempting to force through a hard Brexit will eventually loose the support of the DUP, so yes.

    Quote Originally Posted by LeGin Tufnel View Post
    I wonder if BoJo's gamble is: lose vote of no confidence, GE, coalition with Brexit Party, hard Brexit. BoJo as PM, Farage as Minister without Portfolio.
    For this to happen, Conservatives + Brexit party need an overall majority in the GE, and the Brexit party are still polling at UKIP levels even with the Conservatives collapsing.



    Helpfully, Brexit party manifesto snippets are coming thick and fast to billboards near you
    Last edited by Dizzeeyooo; 2019-05-16 at 09:27 PM.

  13. #18933
    Quote Originally Posted by dribbles View Post
    This, so much this. Finally the penny drops...

    Not long now to that scenario...tick tock!
    That would require the brexit party to actually get a sizeable amount of seats. Remember how UKIP got over 25% at the last European Election and won precisely zero MPs from that "popularity"?

  14. #18934
    Quote Originally Posted by Butler to Baby Sloths View Post
    That would require the brexit party to actually get a sizeable amount of seats. Remember how UKIP got over 25% at the last European Election and won precisely zero MPs from that "popularity"?
    Funny thing is, their pre-election polling was 30%-40%, basically the same as the Brexit party now

  15. #18935
    Quote Originally Posted by LeGin Tufnel View Post
    Yes, but in fairness, your ideal scenarios change faster than coke up Lord Sewel’s nose, so I’m not going to worry too much.
    The business of politics is fast moving, prestissimo to you, obligatory example to follow. Who could have predicted the last 3 months would look like this graph?

    Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May are now more unpopular than Nigel Farage.

    Net favourability scores:
    Nigel Farage: -32
    Theresa May: -49 (her all-time low)
    Jeremy Corbyn: -50


    https://twitter.com/YouGov/status/1128981188176220160

    People vote for the party not the person you'll say? Nah nonsense i'll say, they are en masse going to vote for our Nigel.

    And in days we'll see just that joyous occasion unfold...

  16. #18936
    Quote Originally Posted by dribbles View Post
    The business of politics is fast moving, prestissimo to you, obligatory example to follow. Who could have predicted the last 3 months would look like this graph?

    Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May are now more unpopular than Nigel Farage.

    Net favourability scores:
    Nigel Farage: -32
    Theresa May: -49 (her all-time low)
    Jeremy Corbyn: -50


    https://twitter.com/YouGov/status/1128981188176220160

    People vote for the party not the person you'll say? Nah nonsense i'll say, they are en masse going to vote for our Nigel.

    And in days we'll see just that joyous occasion unfold...
    You do realise that -35 isn't a good score, don't you? That people hate Farage, they just happen to think even less of May and Corbyn at the moment?

    What am I saying. You think that 33% is a democratic majority. You think that a party standing on a single issue can win an election, especially when that one issue is a group of idiots wanting the impossible from a group of liars and conmen. You won't get the Brexit you want, even if May goes. BoJo won't give you a hard Brexit, he would have to take responsibility for it. May leaving probably just increases the chance of cancelling Article 50, rather than going to a second vote. Either way, you lose.
    When challenging a Kzin, a simple scream of rage is sufficient. You scream and you leap.

    Quote Originally Posted by George Carlin
    Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.
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  17. #18937
    Quote Originally Posted by Huehuecoyotl View Post
    You do realise that -35 isn't a good score, don't you? That people hate Farage, they just happen to think even less of May and Corbyn at the moment?

    What am I saying. You think that 33% is a democratic majority. You think that a party standing on a single issue can win an election, especially when that one issue is a group of idiots wanting the impossible from a group of liars and conmen. You won't get the Brexit you want, even if May goes. BoJo won't give you a hard Brexit, he would have to take responsibility for it. May leaving probably just increases the chance of cancelling Article 50, rather than going to a second vote. Either way, you lose.
    The Brexit party don't have to win the General election though, just enough seats to be kingmaker, a dozen would do it - ask the DUP.

    Boris on the Westminster Iron Throne, I see you accept that is now likely. Farage as kingmaker would come with a price. Still don't see that? Give another probable scenario, can you?

    Sorry, but you lose.

  18. #18938
    last time he had the chance he pulled a brave sir Robin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dribbles View Post
    The Brexit party don't have to win the General election though
    What General Election are you talking about?
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    So, look um, I'm not a grief counselor, but if it's any consolation, I have had to kill and bury loved ones before.

    A bunch of times actually.

  20. #18940
    Quote Originally Posted by dribbles View Post
    The Brexit party don't have to win the General election though, just enough seats to be kingmaker, a dozen would do it - ask the DUP.


    Any seats gained by the Brexit party will come from the Conservatives, so how does that help them become kingmakers?
    Last edited by Dizzeeyooo; 2019-05-17 at 08:17 AM.

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