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    Quote Originally Posted by cannon999 View Post
    What a ridiculous comparison. The premise of the vote was set out by the government (supposedly elected individuals via a democratic route). And that premise was - if we vote out - we are out. That's what people voted for. There wasn't a third option. The vote was a yes or a no. It's irrelevant however many people voted to remain. Just like it is irrelevant how many people voted to leave. Would we be having this debate about leaving if it was 48 leave 52 remain? No - the vote would have been upheld and that would have been the end of it. The reason why the vote is not being upheld is because UK is a country ruled not by the government or the people but by the cooporations and people with money.

    By the way - I did not vote in the original referendum. However I, as many of the people that I know would absolutely vote in the next one and we would vote leave. Because this Brexit circus is no longer about leaving EU it's about how much democracy means to UK people.
    During the Brexit campaign, the Leave was overwhelmingly giving Norway as the model for the UK. A deal was portrayed as the easiest deal in history and no-deal was never mentioned. Farage stated that if Remain won by less than 60% then he would want another referendum.
    Brexiteers remind me of religious fanatics, only faith, no facts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy View Post
    Farage stated that if Remain won by less than 60% then he would want another referendum.
    Yeah, but he did not state that if Leave vote by 1 vote then he'd want another referendum

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    Quote Originally Posted by meridian View Post
    “The EU is undemocratic!”


    This week in the EU:
    - Voting across the EU to elect MEP representatives


    This week in the U.K.:
    - Liam Fox calls for a clearout of any advisers that don’t “believe in Brexit”

    - PM resigns, leading to the prospect of a new leader of the Conservatives being chosen by just 100k members

    - That new leader will attempt to form a Government and ask the unelected sovereign if s/he can be Prime Minister.



    Funny old thing, democracy. Seems it can be whatever people want it to be.
    Ok, what are you doing to change this?
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    Churchy says that May Day is a Zionist Occupation Government conspiracy.
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    Only it is somewhat suspicious that this unsubstantiated claim has been made against the object of Alt-Right antisemitic conspiracy lies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zigenare View Post
    Ok, what are you doing to change this?
    a. Who said I wanted to change it?

    b. If there is any change needed to the U.K. parliamentary system (and there are plenty of people on here saying that the U.K. democracy is dead) then I am hardly in a position to recommend change, I’m not British.

    If you’re British, and you think your Parliament is not democratic, then you need to do something about it yourselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy View Post
    During the Brexit campaign, the Leave was overwhelmingly giving Norway as the model for the UK. A deal was portrayed as the easiest deal in history and no-deal was never mentioned. Farage stated that if Remain won by less than 60% then he would want another referendum.
    No it didn’t, they argued that it was possible to have a separate deal like Norway but specifically for Britain.

    A deal should be pretty easy but it’s been frustrated by the Eu and our own parliament.

    Just because it’s been made difficult does not mean it should have been difficult.

    It’s clear leaving Eu can only be done by leaving the custom union and single market. Trade agreements etc should have been straightforward.

    I’m starting to think we really need to look at our parliament and figure out a way of increasing the standard of the people that represent us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woohoo View Post
    No it didn’t, they argued that it was possible to have a separate deal like Norway but specifically for Britain.

    A deal should be pretty easy but it’s been frustrated by the Eu and our own parliament.

    Just because it’s been made difficult does not mean it should have been difficult.

    It’s clear leaving Eu can only be done by leaving the custom union and single market. Trade agreements etc should have been straightforward.

    I’m starting to think we really need to look at our parliament and figure out a way of increasing the standard of the people that represent us.
    You’re mixing up the Withdrawal Agreement and the future relationship - a common mistake.

    The U.K. hasn’t even started the discussion on what the future relationship should be like. Agreeing the WA would give the U.K. two more years in the transition period to decide what the future should look like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woohoo View Post
    No it didn’t, they argued that it was possible to have a separate deal like Norway but specifically for Britain.

    A deal should be pretty easy but it’s been frustrated by the Eu and our own parliament.

    Just because it’s been made difficult does not mean it should have been difficult.

    It’s clear leaving Eu can only be done by leaving the custom union and single market. Trade agreements etc should have been straightforward.

    I’m starting to think we really need to look at our parliament and figure out a way of increasing the standard of the people that represent us.
    Ok the problem is this - we all have 'jobs' be it contracting, permit or whatever - and the main goal of that 'job' is to earn as much money as possible.

    It is what lets us at a basic level feed our kids, put roof over their heads etc etc.

    And because of this when we make decisions in this 'job' they will generally be geared towards what's best for us whilst also making sure the company makes money (because in general that will also be better for us).

    However note there is only limited loyalty between company and person who does they job and that is just the expected outcome of capitalism.

    Now then how does this fit with a career politician?

    Well we have already ascertained that the reason people do their jobs is to feather their own nest and look after their own self interests - however a politician is supposed to be representing the people in their constituencies - not their own self interest.

    And this is why we have tulip politicians now - and if you think the ultimate career move for a politician is the EU gravy train and as most of the UK politicians are self serving ******* how would we expect them to treat the desire of the UK population to leave the EU?

    With the complete and utter disdain they have been showing for the past 2 years.

    And just to make you laugh


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    Quote Originally Posted by meridian View Post
    You’re mixing up the Withdrawal Agreement and the future relationship - a common mistake.

    The U.K. hasn’t even started the discussion on what the future relationship should be like. Agreeing the WA would give the U.K. two more years in the transition period to decide what the future should look like.
    I’m not mixing anything up. You made a mistake of not thinking things through properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woohoo View Post
    No it didn’t, they argued that it was possible to have a separate deal like Norway but specifically for Britain.

    A deal should be pretty easy but it’s been frustrated by the Eu and our own parliament.

    Just because it’s been made difficult does not mean it should have been difficult.

    It’s clear leaving Eu can only be done by leaving the custom union and single market. Trade agreements etc should have been straightforward.

    I’m starting to think we really need to look at our parliament and figure out a way of increasing the standard of the people that represent us.
    Saying it is clear doesn't make it clear. In fact it is patently untrue. To leave the EU, the UK has to stop being a member state. Everything else is up for grabs.
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    Question for the Brexit-supporting upholders of democracy on here:

    Say the Brexit Party was to contest the next GE, and won a majority. Can Nigel Farage be voted out as leader of the party by their MPs/MEPs, and another person voted in as leader?

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