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  1. glad I'm not the only one. tho I was never a big poster....
  2. lol I don't think it was actually that many people who did that. but also iirc a few long standing riders took their names out of the phone book after that. because of his dad. *pls. note I'm not one of them...
  3. no they won't it will be brexit 2.0 it will be a basic in/out question. take 5 years to get a referendum and 15 years to solve and by then everyone will think with nostalgia about various fossil fueled things they used to do. For me the thing is seeing how Brexit is playing out and comparing it to rednexit to me this whole idea reeks of disaster capitalism or some kind of dark force. There isn't logic to it there are a few maybe even 10 complaints but there isn't a willingness to fight for change to clearly explain to other Canadians why these complaints cause such problems. eg. what is your exact problem with equalization? what would you do to fix the formula? develop your complaints and present them. his name is Trudeau that's enough. It's shocking to me that people in the rest of Canada are shocked by this. come this place and look at all the F trudeau stickers in the back windows of trucks.
  4. it's not just the liberals; IT'S THE WORLD, FOSSIL FUELS ARE GOING OUT OF STYLE!!! make a plan or get left behind. Those extinction rebellion protests aren't going to stop. People can complain about what other countries are doing when it comes to emissions or other types of pollution, but it's going to happen. Why would you not want to be leading the charge- the big energy companies are starting to turn from fossil fuels anyway.
  5. lmao labour can't sort themselves out, never mind the country. cons are cons. brexit was stupid in the first place. there was no way it would end up being good for the uk. it's all about vanity. only way to find out what people want is to ask again but that's not going to happen.
  6. thankfully some people are professional. https://twitter.com/eucopresident/status/1185661904427143171
  7. no problem. yeah, it's much more of a mess. I'm frustrated with politics here but worried for where it could go.
  8. I think it's pretty neutral, it's not like I have a party I'm cheering for in this. bojo is required as part of the bill to block no deal to ask for an extension. not sure at this point what the EU will do-probably depends on how close this deal looks to getting thru parliament or if it has there may be some work to get it ratified. i don't think there is enough organization or will to topple the gov. labour are a total mess their leader basically wants a form of brexit where they would be more like norway. many people in trad. labour seats voted to leave and they are worried about losing seats to the cons over their brexit pov, which is complex-they kinda want brexit but they want to negotiate a diff deal and then put that deal to a confirmatory vote. There is another faction of the labour party that want to remain because of these 2 views and their mixed messages they come off very unorganized. the problem is remain is growing in popularity and if a second brexit vote was held remain would likely come out the winner with a small majority. the thing is a GE should be fought over a wide range of policies not just brexit. if there is still deadlock after the HoC vote on this latest deal I think it should go back to the people. the problem is it would need to be explained very well to the masses the consequences of this deal, that is where I think there would be a lot of misinformation circulating.
  9. no, it's not that easy. he's made tons of money off of this why would he be stressed? he just has to troll people. not, sure if he would be able to claim his pension if he retired in the UK after this. Pensions was a part of the problem in the FoM/citizens rights part of the negotiation. yes, probably.
  10. 1. leaving is untangling the UK from many layers of EU law/deals- there's a lot to be worked out- that is the process they are in now, because it's more complex that trade/tariffs/customs there's also freedom of movement of EU people for work or school , then there's the issue of Ireland/NI protections laid out in the Good Friday Agreement/belfast agreement (GFA) that involved identity and consent along with no border infrastructure are the main problems. 2. this is partly the uk's fault they previously had a brexit minister who didn't understand the importance of dover/calais route for trade (it's like not knowing the importance of windsor/detroit). he also hadn't read the GFA (it's about 35 pages - add in a few other pieces that go along with it and maybe it's 50 pages. )The EU understand both of these things so he kinda ran into a brick wall with that. Then there is the DUP- much of what is being used to make this final push for a deal is from 2017 and is the deal agreed to by May and the EU first-there are some changes but it's the base- anyway the DUP said they would go along with a deal where NI would basically stay in the EU for customs etc.(the backstop-this was to prevent a border so there would be a high amount of regulatory alignment too) but NI would still be in the UK- though when the legal text came out A LOT of unionists thought this sounded like a very big step toward unification with Ireland and they can't have that. so because at that point they were still holding power May had to go back to EU and ask that all of the UK be in this backstop- meaning a lot more of the brexiters were mad. this is in part because the amount of separation they thought there should be had greatly increased from the ref campaign to then- this lead to May's deal being denied 3 times in HoC and her stepping down. 3. SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon is calling for indyref2 next year. https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-50036176 many in Scotland voted to remain in the UK in indyref1 because the UK promised to stay in the EU- 2 years later they voted to leave. This has caused anger at London. The biggest remain areas were London, Scotland and NI- in NI it's mostly along the border. 4.I'm not too sure about Gibraltar, it seems anything with a small population isn't really thought about... they might talk a tough talk but I doubt they'd follow through. esp. in a no deal- they won't have the money. If no deal I would say there would be a 95% chance that there would be troops deployed to NI, the police have asked for 800+ recruits plus extra police from GB in the interim(they have a pop of ~1.9M in NI). the Irish police have already made some changes to policing structure along the border on their side. 5. yes it's more than just trade it's also freedom of movement and the basis of an international peace treaty. on the trade front here: from:https://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/CBP-7851 Trade deals take time to negotiate so I don't think there would be any way to fill the gap in the amount of trade in the short term. Also there is shockingly BI-PARTISAN SUPPORT IN WASHINGTON that if the GFA isn't respected it will be impossible to pass any trade deal with the us. sorry this is so long.
  11. if you or anyone else would like I could give a brief (well I'll try to keep it short) summary of what's going on/ or just a certain aspect of this mess; like this post or quote with what you are wondering about. I've been following this mess pretty close for the last couple years.
  12. Mrs. May had a minority gov. requiring DUP support to have a majority (they have 10 seats). the DUP are unionists in NI, pretty conservative. The conservatives have been leaking members since the last election, then when the vote came to block no deal bojo said that anyone in the conservatives who votes against the party line is kicked out. that lost him ~20 seats, along with a few others who left around that time, including his brother jo. To get this deal over the line it will take all conservatives, some labour, probably the DUP and independents. The only way imo to get a larger majority in the HoC is to add that the deal would be put to a confirmatory vote/ref with the choices being this deal or revoke A50- with that I think the libdems would support it and I think that would get a majority. The ref would have to happen first and then a GE. Without the option of the ref it will be very tight to get it through with enough votes. If this deal doesn't get enough votes I don't what would happen it's like purgatory. All this is happening while the union is crumbling, imo in 10 yrs Scotland and NI are out of the UK and I'm guessing wales will be on the edge of leaving too.