Brexit is all going swimmingly then.

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StealthPolarBear Wed 13-Oct-21 18:22:34

Other than a few minor teething problems that let's face it no one could have ever predicted.

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ReturntoSpamfritters Wed 13-Oct-21 18:23:42

Hahahahahahahahahahaha.
I do enjoy a good joke.

Billandben444 Wed 13-Oct-21 18:47:08

Yawn...

LaurieFairyCake Wed 13-Oct-21 20:22:49

I am 100% sure the OP is being sarcastic

With no lorry drivers, no one to pick brocolli or pumpkins, 1.5 mn jobs unfilled, no one to work in abattoirs or do any building work ...

Or drive buses..

We're proper fucked

LaurieFairyCake Wed 13-Oct-21 20:23:53

We need 5000 HGV drivers apparently

And 20 from the EU have applied this week when the government opened the borders for this one specific job..

Really, really fucked

DroopyClematis Wed 13-Oct-21 20:43:26

Brexit is going swimmingly here...no pasta, washing up liquid, toilet roll, CHARDONNAY!!!!!!, barely any fruit and no dog food. ( oh and the freezers at Tesco seem a bit empty.)
Other than that, we are still walking on sunny uplands ( a lovely field where the sun shines and the dog frolics) and we now have real , actual petrol!
Now we can move our daughter's shite to her flat , that she moved into three weeks ago but had no petrol to do so.

Strawberry, raspberry, plum, apple, cherry and multiple other harvests , around where I live, have just abandoned their crops as there's no one to pick them. Even students , used in previous years, can't be bothered to pick.

But I think Brexit has been really helpful because .... erm... ok... hang on a minute... yeah ... oh that's right.. Liz Truss , Tory, thought it was a disgrace that two thirds of our cheese was imported...🤔

tiredanddangerous Wed 13-Oct-21 20:45:31

It's going so swimmingly that not a single person who voted for it will admit that they may have made a bit of a mistake hmm

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Rainbowheart1 Wed 13-Oct-21 20:50:39

Doesn’t matter if we stayed or left, there was always going to be pros and cons either way. No which way was perfect, hence why it split the country 50/50.

ReturntoSpamfritters Wed 13-Oct-21 21:16:36

I can't really think of any cons of staying in the EU, to be honest. We didn't have any problems that couldn't have been solved by voting in a decent government, who could have taken sensible decisions.
Never mind, being gaslit on a hourly basis by a mythomaniac is so much more fun!

RoseRedRoseBlue Wed 13-Oct-21 21:20:54

tiredanddangerous

It's going so swimmingly that not a single person who voted for it will admit that they may have made a bit of a mistake hmm

That’s not true. I voted for it and am completely prepared to admit it was a mistake.

QueefofSheena Wed 13-Oct-21 21:23:31

Rainbowheart1

Doesn’t matter if we stayed or left, there was always going to be pros and cons either way. No which way was perfect, hence why it split the country 50/50.

Except the other way worked for many years

Kendodd Wed 13-Oct-21 21:24:27

Has anyone mentioned Northern Ireland yet?

Fordian Wed 13-Oct-21 21:26:17

droopyclematis

'Even students , used in previous years, can't be bothered to pick. '- Objection! It's 'not can't be bothered', it's such overwhelming debt they recognise it's un-manageability and go 'fuck it'. Why labour in fields to pay off a debt many should never have had to take on in the first place, but, given the absence of any post 18 education, bar uni, that's what they've done.

ReturntoSpamfritters Wed 13-Oct-21 21:26:19

@RoseRedRoseBlue
Good for you smile

Fordian Wed 13-Oct-21 21:28:15

Rainbowheart1

Doesn’t matter if we stayed or left, there was always going to be pros and cons either way. No which way was perfect, hence why it split the country 50/50.



It matters very, very much.

You assume equal access to the cognitive ability to understand the choice laid in front of them.

ReturntoSpamfritters Wed 13-Oct-21 21:28:30

I think that businesses in NI were pleased with the EU's offer today. I'm glad that some people are acting like grown ups.

RoseRedRoseBlue Wed 13-Oct-21 21:30:35

ReturntoSpamfritters

**@RoseRedRoseBlue**
Good for you smile

Thank you. I foolishly bought into the notion of what ‘could be’, and unsurprisingly, look back and think FFS, what an idiot.

ReturntoSpamfritters Wed 13-Oct-21 21:36:05

@RoseRedRoseBlue
Many people were beguiled by the promises of shiny things. Have some wine winewine

LilyPond2 Wed 13-Oct-21 21:38:08

Anyone remember, "They need us more than we need them"? Among Brextremists, the narrative now seems to have morphed into, "It's all the EU's fault that Brexit isn't going swimmingly". Either that or blaming businesses for problems created by Brexit that individual businesses have no power to solve.

StealthPolarBear Wed 13-Oct-21 21:40:53

The wine is vwry much had. Wine from outside the eu, obviously. That said ill admit liebfraumilk was a disaster.

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thistimelastweek Wed 13-Oct-21 21:41:38

It is going swimmingly well. All the hardships currently undergone by people least able to weather them are all part of the grand master plan. Just a blip.

It was all foreseen and everyone who voted brexit knew what they were voting for.

Kendodd Wed 13-Oct-21 21:42:08

@RoseRedRoseBlue

Are your friends/family Leave voters? What do they think?

I find the vast majority of Leave voters are absolutely welded to their vote and would burn their own house down before reconsidering their position.

StealthPolarBear Wed 13-Oct-21 21:43:58

thistimelastweek

It is going swimmingly well. All the hardships currently undergone by people least able to weather them are all part of the grand master plan. Just a blip.

It was all foreseen and everyone who voted brexit knew what they were voting for.

I sense the sarcasm. You just wait fifty years. Life will be all fluffy clouds and unicorns and you will eat your words.

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Imwearingtrousers Wed 13-Oct-21 21:44:12

I'm not sure if I'm more angry than I was 5 years ago if that's even possible

ssd Wed 13-Oct-21 21:44:35

Rainbowheart1

Doesn’t matter if we stayed or left, there was always going to be pros and cons either way. No which way was perfect, hence why it split the country 50/50.

It didn't split Scotland 50/50

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