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  1. woolley

    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    Indeed! I said that it would be down to America (NATO). It was PK who invoked the bogeyman of resurgent Russia and suggested that membership of the EU was an insurance policy. (It isn't!) As for the EU as a military alliance, well, they are working on it: https://www.ecfr.eu/article/commentary_the_european_army_a_tale_of_wilful_misunderstanding You will note that I have linked to an anti-Brexit narrative to demonstrate my characteristic self-effacing fairness and evenhandedness. There is definitely an aspiration for an EU army. Does the UK want to be embroiled in that? Flashbacks of the lamented Woody The Great, eh? Well, MM1980, I will take that as a compliment coming from you. Have a great weekend!
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    I think they pretty much have bar the shouting, haven't they, Stinky? They've ceded the negotiating position they could have taken. They've all but ruled out no deal and May, for all her tenacity, reminds me of Gorbachev when he was poncing around as president of the Soviet Union while Yeltsin and the Russian parliament were busy abolishing it. All we are waiting for now is for the Europhile Westminster parliament to pick the ideal moment to win the second referendum - their strategy from the start. That's the real reason they don't like the deal. Nothing to do with backstops, Irish or otherwise.
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    "Everyone is blind but me?" Look in the mirror? I don't think anyone here can beat you for a self-appointed autocracy of the truth.
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    It is quite breathtaking that all of the intelligence is on the pro-EU side and all of the stupidity is on the anti-EU side. Does it EVER cross their minds that they might be misguided? I don't think it does.
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    Plenty of kernels of truth in those however amplified, but no worse than the lies told on the remain side and certainly nothing to approach the monumental lies about the nature of what we were joining in the first place. If you think that is all total fabrication and lies, and that becomes the consensus of public opinion, then pity our children.
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    What a shame I missed all of these #freggyfacts. (When the forum did this to me he suggested I was losing the plot.)
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    That is just the same. Come back with meaningless minor amendments until the voters "get it right", or just ignore the result altogether or put it through as an instrument not requiring a treaty that does the same thing. All the underhanded tricks in the book. Lisbon Treaty was a disgrace. But of course, it is just a benign free trade zone. What's not to love?
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    Do me a favour, PK. What do you think Brussels will do if Russia marches into the Baltic member states? The EU is a paper tiger and Putin knows it. All they would do is squeal for big nasty Uncle Sam to come and rescue them with his army fed on poisonous chlorinated chicken. The only thing worse than being unsafe is being unsafe while thinking you have protection in numbers.
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    If the first phrase is true then the last one cannot be.
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    Yes. And God help us when they start to rub our noses in it if Article 50 is revoked! Talk about led by donkeys! Best opportunity for generations squandered to the wind.
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    All about strategy, PK. These derogations were all seen as temporary obstacles on the way to uniformity. A bit like playing on the sand before realising the rising tide had surrounded you and cut you off. Slowly, slowly, catchy continent.
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    If it was just a free trade area that would be fine, but it isn't. Maastricht was where it all started to go wrong and the real nature of the project became apparent to the public at large. It has gone downhill from there. I normally respect your views SMUJ, but the scaremongering has all been on the pro-EU side. Planes won't fly, trains won't run, we won't be able to trade. All total nonsense.
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    "Keep voting until you get it right." isn't an unverifiable prediction. Surely they have form in this. All on record as they forced through treaty after treaty. As for the rest, of course none of us have a crystal ball. We can only survey and forecast based on past history and the way things appear to be heading. Controlling the monster from inside? After it's eaten you but before it's digested you, perhaps? I think this is the Pongo model but it seems disingenuous to me.
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    Manx Radio

    I've argued against this in the past, but seeing how people now consume content, including myself and family, I'm coming around to it.
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