Brexit unblocked?

This is a general message forum for all football and other general posts. Images, banter and topic wandering allowed. ALL TICKET RELATED POSTS IN DEDICATED THREAD IN HERE ONLY. All ticket related posts elsewhere will be deleted.

Moderators: nige101uk, willesdenr, qprdotorgadmin, ZENITH R, Virginia_R

Post Reply
User avatar
Montag
Level 4 dot.orger
Level 4 dot.orger
Posts: 4594
Joined: Tue Feb 06, 2007 8:26 pm

Brexit unblocked?

Post by Montag » Mon May 27, 2019 8:51 am

I doubt it. Just more polarised. What's the difference between 'Populism' 'and Democracy'? :?
"Go, muster men: My council is my shield ; We must be brief, when traitors brave the field."
Richard III, Act IV, W. Shakespeare

User avatar
Esox Lucius
dot.org vip
dot.org vip
Posts: 21094
Joined: Sat Feb 03, 2007 7:17 pm
Location: Banbury, Oxon.

Re: Brexit unblocked?

Post by Esox Lucius » Mon May 27, 2019 10:03 am

Purple?
It's not the despair that will kill you, it's the hope.

QPR_John
Level 5 dot.orger
Level 5 dot.orger
Posts: 6436
Joined: Thu Feb 01, 2007 12:35 pm
Location: Reading

Re: Brexit unblocked?

Post by QPR_John » Mon May 27, 2019 10:10 am

Montag wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 8:51 am
I doubt it. Just more polarised. What's the difference between 'Populism' 'and Democracy'? :?
Democracy is when the great unwashed vote for what our "betters" want
Populism is when the great unwashed vote for what our "betters" do not want

User avatar
222gers
Level 5 dot.orger
Level 5 dot.orger
Posts: 5009
Joined: Sat Feb 10, 2007 3:55 pm
Location: LONDON

Re: Brexit unblocked?

Post by 222gers » Mon May 27, 2019 4:13 pm

I was hoping that the turnout would be higher. Whilst the two main parties received a bloody nose they can say that only 34% voted and come the General Election things would revert to normal.

User avatar
UxbridgeR
dot.org legend
dot.org legend
Posts: 10047
Joined: Mon Feb 05, 2007 12:45 pm

Re: Brexit unblocked?

Post by UxbridgeR » Tue May 28, 2019 7:40 am

222gers wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 4:13 pm
I was hoping that the turnout would be higher. Whilst the two main parties received a bloody nose they can say that only 34% voted and come the General Election things would revert to normal.
37% in the end, but your point still stands. Turnout for a general election is likely to be a minimum of 25-30 points higher, and there's no reason to presume the European election result would be replicated. It's changed nothing, as both sides claim the overall results support their Leave / Remain stance.

Having said that, the 2 major parties would be extremely foolish to believe that in a general election, things would revert to the status quo.

People have voted for a single issue party (with no manifesto) to win seats in a Parliament they expressly state they want nothing to do with and wish to leave at the earliest opportunity. What a triumph.
Are headphones getting bigger, or are idiots getting smaller ?

User avatar
Systemsguy
Level 5 dot.orger
Level 5 dot.orger
Posts: 5379
Joined: Sat Jan 03, 2009 9:19 pm

Re: Brexit unblocked?

Post by Systemsguy » Tue May 28, 2019 12:12 pm

Alastair "Peoples Vote" Campbell was trying to dress it up as a confirming vote for remaining....

when you put all the votes for the various remainer parties together it outvotes the single "brexit party" on a possibly meaningless election....

it ignores the Conservatives and the on the fence Labour party completely!

The BBC even tweeted this nonsense as fact....
2019/2020.... Keep Calm, no matter the season, we'll follow our team.....

Image

User avatar
Montag
Level 4 dot.orger
Level 4 dot.orger
Posts: 4594
Joined: Tue Feb 06, 2007 8:26 pm

Re: Brexit unblocked?

Post by Montag » Tue May 28, 2019 1:58 pm

Plus there's a good few SNP, PC and even LD's that are leavers. Typical BBC bias.
"Go, muster men: My council is my shield ; We must be brief, when traitors brave the field."
Richard III, Act IV, W. Shakespeare

User avatar
wrinklyhoop
2010/11 Sponsor
2010/11 Sponsor
Posts: 4650
Joined: Thu Feb 01, 2007 1:35 pm
Location: St Albans

Re: Brexit unblocked?

Post by wrinklyhoop » Wed May 29, 2019 4:58 pm

QPR_John wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 10:10 am
Montag wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 8:51 am
I doubt it. Just more polarised. What's the difference between 'Populism' 'and Democracy'? :?
Democracy is when the great unwashed vote for what our "betters" want
Populism is when the great unwashed vote for what our "betters" do not want
Nail head bang :)
Image

Post Reply