Good News for Leavers

(113 Posts)
RortyCrankle Sun 28-Aug-16 15:00:32

To balance up this forum somewhat I thought it would be nice to have a thread with something more positive for us Leavers.

I think the attached is excellent news and well done Theresa May. www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-may-idUSKCN1120AK

It's pretty obvious to most Leavers that creating a new Government Department and putting the right people in place will take time and hopefully in 2017 we will see some move towards our aim.

LoveInTokyo Sun 28-Aug-16 15:13:00

Amazing that the Daily Telegraph have managed to find out the outcome of the judicial review hearing which isn't scheduled until October... hmm

Peregrina Sun 28-Aug-16 15:25:52

No one at the prime minister's office was available to comment. Which IMO sums up the position.

Theresa May has wanted to be PM for a very long time. I doubt that she will do anything which is likely to compromise her position and this would be a risky gamble.

Peregrina Sun 28-Aug-16 15:27:55

To add, I think she will have taken notice of Cameron's gamble, which ended his PMship in ignominy.

Bearbehind Sun 28-Aug-16 15:53:22

It pretty much sums up the problem when leavers deem a story from an 'unconfirmed source' that the PM's office are unavailable for comment on is 'excellent news'.

LoveInTokyo Sun 28-Aug-16 15:55:58

I agree Theresa May is playing her cards close to her chest, but this may not even be her decision in the end. The pending legal action is common knowledge (or at least, it is to the leavers who thought it was a good idea to go and protest against Mishcon de Reya's offices). Treating this as a fait accompli without even acknowledging the legal action is shoddy reporting, even by the Telegraph's low standards. (And Reuters should also have picked up on this, rather than just repeating what the Telegraph have reported, parrot fashion.)

LoveInTokyo Sun 28-Aug-16 15:57:48

(Actually, Reuters have mentioned the legal action briefly, but it is potentially a pretty big spanner in the works.)

LyraMortalia Sun 28-Aug-16 18:09:45

Well that went well RortyCrankle flowers

RortyCrankle Sun 28-Aug-16 19:03:08

I'm not at all surprised Lyra many Remainers appear compelled to do what they do best - ie spread negativity and doom and gloom. It must be exhausting.

I just thought it would be nice to see something positive on here for a change, shocking, I know smile

surferjet Sun 28-Aug-16 19:24:42

Thanks Rorty! great link 😊

LoveInTokyo Sun 28-Aug-16 19:30:41

It may be "positive" (from your point of view at least), but it is also misleading.

Like the entire Leave campaign, really.

surferjet Sun 28-Aug-16 19:39:15

The good news is, no one is forcing you to stay here, if you'd be happier living within the EU then apply to live in France.

LoveInTokyo Sun 28-Aug-16 19:44:08

What an idiotic thing to say.

confused

GettinTrimmer Sun 28-Aug-16 21:01:17

I heard some speculation that TM could be thinking along the lines of having an agreement with the EU similar to Canada. What would you leavers be happy with, out of interest?

twofingerstoGideon Sun 28-Aug-16 23:24:59

I notice the article says: Two months ago 52 percent of Britons opted to leave the EU

Bit of a glaring error there then...

twofingerstoGideon Sun 28-Aug-16 23:29:12

...or perhaps a deliberate misrepresentation of the facts, rather than an error.

smallfox2002 Sun 28-Aug-16 23:34:18

No, stuff leave voters like misrepresents the facts?

Can't happen, they all research everything so well and make informed and well evaluated decisions.

Bearbehind Mon 29-Aug-16 15:11:01

Thanks Rorty! great link

Really? What is 'great' about it?

Honestly, this is the closest thing to brain washing on a mass scale I've ever seen- it actually scares me.

smallfox2002 Mon 29-Aug-16 15:14:08

Don't worry bear, Surfer and Rorty can keep confirming each others bias, and it can continue not to stand up to scrutiny, they'll just stick fingers in their ears and go lalalala, now that shouting PROJECT FEAR doesn't work.

surferjet Mon 29-Aug-16 15:35:23

If I ever want to delve into the virtual world of Sadomasochism - I'll have a conversation with remainers about Brexit.

smallfox2002 Mon 29-Aug-16 15:38:35

Point proven.

Got your unicorn yet?

surferjet Mon 29-Aug-16 15:39:46

Maybe?

Bearbehind Mon 29-Aug-16 17:10:02

surfer are you not remotely concerned that your 'great article' is based on unconfirmed sources with no substance at all?

It might as well be about unicorns.

twofingerstoGideon Mon 29-Aug-16 17:22:45

It's interesting that Brexit voters seem to detest the idea of any kind of parliamentary debate or scrutiny prior to the triggering of A50. What are they so afraid of?
Surfer, you think this is a 'great article' when basically all it's saying is that May might (according to unnamed sources) trigger A50 without a vote. Why is that such positive news? You seem positively eager to rush forward blindly when surely proper scrutiny/debate about our exit strategy is in the best interests of our nation. Why would you not favour this?
Maybe Rorty could respond, too.

LoveInTokyo Mon 29-Aug-16 17:42:28

It's interesting that Brexit voters seem to detest the idea of any kind of parliamentary debate or scrutiny prior to the triggering of A50. What are they so afraid of?

They are afraid that any level of scrutiny will reveal what a crap idea the whole thing is.

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