The Brexit Boondoggle

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Re: The Brexit Boondoggle

Postby Mazian » Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:00 pm


<beatbandito> that's a cricket rule they decided to apply to parliament

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Re: The Brexit Boondoggle

Postby Upthorn » Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:37 pm

I can no longer find any evidence to support this, but I could have sworn that "parliamentary" was also known to be a descriptor for any system that involves obscure and overly complicated procedures.

Anyway, if it isn't already, it definitely should be.
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Re: The Brexit Boondoggle

Postby Mongrel » Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:10 pm

Independent: Boris Johnson’s brother has dramatically quit the government – and parliament – in an apparent protest at his leadership.

It is only six weeks since the younger Johnson faced fierce criticism for returning to serve his brother – despite resigning for the first time late last year, to campaign for a Final Say referendum on Brexit
One Westminster observer immediately summed up his decision to walk out as sending the message: “I’m resigning to spend less time with my family.”


oh and

Jo Johnson wrote:“Only a socialist could do that to his brother, only a socialist could regard familial ties as being so trivial as to shaft his own brother.”


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Re: The Brexit Boondoggle

Postby Mongrel » Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:08 am

Latest headline: Boris Johnson renews call for early election, says he’d rather be ‘dead in a ditch’ than delay Brexit

THAT CAN BE ARR-

Oh, uh... .... anyway, I also quite enjoyed this commentary:

Mr. Johnson is the author of 11 books, some admittedly banged out in the careless haste that is his style. But this week, without breaking a sweat, the PM penned the Odyssey and the Iliad of shambles. He faced his first votes in Parliament and lost them; lost his minority government’s governing majority; sacked 21 of his own MPs, including his party’s longest-serving member and Winston Churchill’s grandson; provoked his own brother into resigning from cabinet, citing a conflict between “family loyalty and the national interest"; and lost control of the House of Commons while remaining so offside the chamber’s confidence that it will not yet allow him to resolve the matter by calling an election.

Mr. Johnson did all that, and more, in the space of two days. What will tomorrow bring?

British politics today is what results from the collision of an unstoppable force, an immovable object and a clown car.
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Re: The Brexit Boondoggle

Postby Mongrel » Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:10 pm

The bill preventing no-deal Brexit has now been passed by both chambers.
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Re: The Brexit Boondoggle

Postby Mongrel » Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:20 pm

I just want to take a moment to remind everyone that this national disaster, on a level unprecedented in modern Britain, with effects which will last for decades, if not centuries, largely came about because two upper-class fuckwits took a school-days pissing contest to possibly the most extreme end ever.
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Re: The Brexit Boondoggle

Postby Friday » Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:11 am

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Re: The Brexit Boondoggle

Postby Mongrel » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:10 pm

Not Brexit, but I guess we can use this for strictly British stuff.

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Re: The Brexit Boondoggle

Postby mharr » Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:14 pm

Well if we're doing that, Monkey Dust is fifteen years old and not one minute out of date. This is what it feels like to live here.

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x58ee1s

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Re: The Brexit Boondoggle

Postby Upthorn » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:26 pm

Mongrel wrote:Not Brexit, but I guess we can use this for strictly British stuff.

I'm not so sure about that. Maybe put it in the ewwww at least until the Brexit Boondoggle is over with?
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Re: The Brexit Boondoggle

Postby Mongrel » Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:03 pm

Upthorn wrote:
Mongrel wrote:Not Brexit, but I guess we can use this for strictly British stuff.

I'm not so sure about that. Maybe put it in the ewwww at least until the Brexit Boondoggle is over with?

Fair go.
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Re: The Brexit Boondoggle

Postby mharr » Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:38 am

Upthorn wrote:until the Brexit Boondoggle is over with?

While it will fade from the global media at some point, it's going to take like fifty years before this thing is genuinely over with. Leaving or rescinding will only mark the end of chapter one.

On a personal note, we have one son and granddaughter in Australia with a daughter now making plans to follow. So that's the escape pod fuelling up.

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Re: The Brexit Boondoggle

Postby Mongrel » Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:45 am

I'm not sure if the most ecologically precarious continent on the planet - one ruled by dimbulbs intent on destroying it as fast as possible at that - is best characterized as an "escape pod".

:/

...but then there's always been a bit of an, er, disconnect between the British ideal of Oz



and the Aussie version

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Re: The Brexit Boondoggle

Postby beatbandito » Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:02 am

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Re: The Brexit Boondoggle

Postby Mongrel » Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:18 pm

So the British Supreme Court has ruled on Barney's prorogation.

Not only did they rule it fully, retroactively, invalid, it was a unanimous 11-0 decision. (via the Beeb)

And now, more than three years after the Brexit vote, there are just 37 days left to sort it all out.

But that's still a lot more days left than they had yesterday!
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Re: The Brexit Boondoggle

Postby Mongrel » Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:10 am

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Re: The Brexit Boondoggle

Postby Friday » Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:17 am

"Right, very good."

for those of you who don't speak british, that's "holy shit I just got fucking owned" in american
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Re: The Brexit Boondoggle

Postby mharr » Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:43 pm

The palace has 'accidentally' leaked the news that her maj' sought advice on the circumstances in which she could sack a prime minister ahead of the Supreme Court ruling. I'm not sure he'd be the first PM in history to be fired rather than resigning but it would certainly be a crowning achievement for his career to date.

Daily Telegraph - Fired for lying

Tory Party Ministerial Position - Fired for lying

Prime Minister - Lied to Queen - Response under consideration

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Re: The Brexit Boondoggle

Postby Mongrel » Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:43 pm

Crowning. Hehehe.
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Re: The Brexit Boondoggle

Postby Friday » Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:58 pm

crowning more like cr-owned
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