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09-01-2019, 11:40 AM
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What I need to personally know people I post about, I'm berated for that in other threads what am I allowed to post ?
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09-01-2019, 11:54 AM
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Unless I've got this wrong, the majority of the voting public want to leave the EU.

Conversely, the majority of politicians want to remain in the EU.

I think that might be something to do with the unrest we are witnessing!


YEP! you got it wrong, the majority of the voting public did not vote to leave the EU.
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09-01-2019, 01:15 PM
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The only one's counted are ones who actually got off their bottoms and voted. That's how democracy works you have to vote to be counted.
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09-01-2019, 03:27 PM
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It's not helped by the civil servants that work with MPs appear to be remainers too. Perhaps if they had been a little more enthused about the idea we might not have seen this split.
Yes indeed.

I'm trying to think of a form of government where the electorate votes for the government it wants, but once having been elected that government - and its civil service - rules as it sees fit, even if that is not the will of the majority of the electorate.

I think that the nearest formal description of that sort of government might be a 'totalitarian democracy'.
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09-01-2019, 03:28 PM
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yes really the lead ones have been openly pro eu. Do i need to know them personally ? I think not as i doubt anyone here knows teresa may personally but we all know her enough to talk about her.


Good. Don't give in to bullying, Julia.
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09-01-2019, 07:45 PM
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The only one's counted are ones who actually got off their bottoms and voted. That's how democracy works you have to vote to be counted.

Read the post, that is not what was stated.

In fact, over 23 million people did not vote to leave the EU,
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09-01-2019, 07:51 PM
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I don't think we will leave.... truly I think there is no chance of it. The referendum will be ignored excuses will be made that it wasn't but we won't leave ... well not in the way the referendum meant us to.
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09-01-2019, 07:53 PM
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I don't think we will leave.... truly I think there is no chance of it. The referendum will be ignored excuses will be made that it wasn't but we won't leave ... well not in the way the referendum meant us to.
I agree Summer, there are so many MPs who want to wriggle out of the commitment to leave it will be a miracle if we ever escape the clutches of the EU ....
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09-01-2019, 07:57 PM
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I agree Summer, there are so many MPs who want to wriggle out of the commitment to leave it will be a miracle if we ever escape the clutches of the EU ....

Only those who are insecure feel threatened by the EU.
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09-01-2019, 07:59 PM
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Only those who are insecure feel threatened by the EU.
Yes,

The majority feels insecure.

Out we go!
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