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We're fighting over scraps while they push ahead wasting billions over Brexit

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ChestnutsRoastingOnAnOpenFire Fri 19-May-17 08:03:45

I still haven't woken up from this weird nightmare. On mumsnet we're all fighting over the scraps both main parties have decided to throw to us while they push on with Brexit unchallenged, without any coherent plan. It's going to cost billions and in the short to medium term leave us all poorer. This at a time when things were just starting to recover after the financial crash. And yet nothing of the good people were promised from brexit (staying in single market, 350 million per week to NHS) are on offer. Only all the shite.

RebelAllianceUK Fri 19-May-17 09:27:08


It's like living in a parallel universe.

Coldilox Fri 19-May-17 09:28:52

Quite. Getting the plebs to fight over the scraps seems to be policy for the current government.

JamieXeed74 Fri 19-May-17 09:30:12

JC has thrown us a whole fantasy roast hog.
Brexit will save us money, so we will be quids in.

user1492679224 Fri 19-May-17 09:31:23

We should just walk away from the E.U. without paying them another penny. We should also bill them for the cost of WWII.

All of that money we give to them can fund our N.H.S and our health and social care.

I find it odd that the Tories have produced a manifesto without one mention of putting that money to good use. So anyone who thinks we should stay can breathe a sigh of relief because I really do not believe that Mrs. May has any intention of taking us out.

Wando1986 Fri 19-May-17 09:32:50

Staying in the single market is not viable, nor would it have been a good long term prospect. I genuinely wonder sometimes what goes through people's heads like yours, OP. Is it just chickens running around clucking the same sh*te back and forth obtained from supposedly leftwing media?

Who gives a crap of it leaves some of us poorer for a few more years, we're already on the bones of our arse because of our parents and grandparents shitty generation, when it gives our kids and the majority of the unskilled workforce in the country a better chance of a stable future - that we were supposed to have and never fucking got! I certainly don't give a toss.

ToastDemon Fri 19-May-17 09:35:03

user how fascinating. Please expand on how every country in the EU owes us money for WWII?

SaucyJack Fri 19-May-17 09:35:39

What are you defining as unchallenged? There was a vote. Brexit won unfortunately.

ChestnutsRoastingOnAnOpenFire Fri 19-May-17 09:36:15

Wando you have voted for something that is sadly going to make you poorer for more than a few years. Unfortunately the shit from this is going to be heaped upon all the people who were struggling before. The richer won't do badly out of it. Appreciate it's difficult to come to terms with being duped, but duped we all were.

AntiHop Fri 19-May-17 09:36:25

Brexit will definitely not save us money Jamie Leaving the single market will make us much poorer. Any money we save from the membership of the EU will be lost from our shrinking economy, plus further loses.

Yanbu op. I'm despairing. I feel like we haven't woken up from a nightmare.

DoctorDonnaNoble Fri 19-May-17 09:36:57

Maybe because remainers see that one of the things that made post-war Europe stable WAS the EU. Nobody claimed it was perfect. It will NOT save us money. It's already necessitated an extra government department! It will cost far more than the bus lies said they would give to the NHS.
And if you think the current shower have any intention of helping unskilled labour while they can keep their costs down through non-EU migration you have another think coming!
Cameron will go down in history as one of our most foolish and inept PMs. May will also be on that list.

JamieXeed74 Fri 19-May-17 09:42:08

Brexit will definitely not save us money Jamie Leaving the single market will make us much poorer
That's your opinion I disagree. Being able to do deals with every other country in the world will make us richer. That is why we are leaving the expensive protectionist EU.

JamieXeed74 Fri 19-May-17 09:43:14

remainers see that one of the things that made post-war Europe stable WAS the EU Or maybe it was NATO!

80sMum Fri 19-May-17 09:53:54

I agree with the previous poster who said that it will be the younger generations and the poorer people who will take the biggest 'hit' from Brexit. Those of us who are older, already retired and/or have substantial savings will not notice too much difference (financially, at least).

I can't understand why anyone under 60 would have voted Leave.

wasonthelist Fri 19-May-17 10:11:57

YABU for starting another remoaner thread in AIBU - there's a section for Brexit stuff

wasonthelist Fri 19-May-17 10:12:35

I can't understand why anyone under 60 would have voted Leave.
I bet you could if you wanted to.

hackmum Fri 19-May-17 10:14:53

"Being able to do deals with every other country in the world will make us richer."

Whatever you think of the EU - and I'm not as much of a fan as some - this is pure fantasy. Which countries do you think are going to do trade deals with us that will actually make us richer? Bear in mind that one of the reasons Britain (London in particular) is currently so attractive to other countries is that it gives them access to the single market.

DJBaggySmalls Fri 19-May-17 10:17:37

YANBU. The economy has tanked. Our main ally has elected an orange version of Boris and turned right wing. And we are supposed to pretend that our main markets are ones thousands of miles around the world, not the ones 20 miles from Dover.

Our small business is going under. Sales are down 40% from 2 years ago.

changingShorts Fri 19-May-17 10:26:16

Brexit will save us money, so we will be quids in.

No expert thinks this. It has already cost us money. Ah, but I see, it is your opinion so we should accept it without reference to facts.

When will the penny begin to drop?

MiraiDevant Fri 19-May-17 10:26:58

Is this attitude going to further any understanding of the issue? It is complex. There are huge unknowns either way. Trying to see where we will be better off and where we might be worse off and mitigating for that would be sensible. Looking at what advantages we have out of the EU and trying to build on those would be sensible.

As individuals we are all in different situations and will be differently affected - just as we were by Free Movement, (which was not so great if you were a plumber or a nanny paying UK insurance, van tax etc but which might have been good if you were a business needing cheap labour or a family needing childcare.)

OP might be right - it might all be disastrous and we might all be in deep shit - but on the other hand maybe there are ways of trying to rescue something from it. And maybe we might have been in deeper shit had we stayed. Actually we don't know.

In the meantime fighting over scraps if scraps is what you have is what we have always had to do. It is patronising to treat the poor who are fighting for PIP as irrelevant in this.

Wando1986 Fri 19-May-17 10:41:22

I can promise you I have not been, nor do I feel duped grin. Especially when it comes to this topic.

The remoaners really have been, though. Their rose tinted glasses need a bit of a polish, because all they seem to see is the bullshit lost 'future' that never existed while we were/are still part of the EU.

hackmum Fri 19-May-17 10:43:54

The trouble is, it's not as simple as "Once we're out of the EU, we can find new markets." UK industry is deeply enmeshed in the EU. A Guardian article ( a couple of months ago took the example of a Mini produced in Britain.

I know not everyone will click on the link, so here's an excerpt:

If there is just one anecdote that succinctly sums up the problems that Brexit and the threat of tariffs pose to the UK car industry, it is this: the story behind the crankshaft used in the BMW Mini, which crosses the Channel three times in a 2,000-mile journey before the finished car rolls off the production line.

A cast of the raw crankshaft – the part of the car that translates the movement of the pistons into the rotational motion required to move the vehicle – is made by a supplier based in France.

From there it is shipped to BMW’s Hams Hall plant in Warwickshire, where it is drilled and milled into shape. When that job is complete, each crankshaft is then sent back across the Channel to Munich, where it inserted into the engine.

From Munich, it is back to the Mini plant in Oxford, where the engine is then “married” with the car.

If the car is to be sold on the continent then the crankshaft, inside the finished motor, will cross the Channel for a fourth time.

Starlighter Fri 19-May-17 10:54:09

FFS! I can't believe this self-righteous attitude amongst some remainers is still going on. Such condescending comments about everyone who voted to leave the EU, it's sickening.

And I say this as someone who voted remain!

People voted, we need to get on with it and stop whinging.

histinyhandsarefrozen Fri 19-May-17 10:56:16

There are huge unknowns either way.

Actually, there are lot of knowns. It is largely accepted by everyone - (except by a few extreme Brexitters) - that there will be dire consequences without 'a good deal'.

Still, that's fine, because of course Theresa will deal with those pesky Europeans and get a fabulous deal for us all! La-la-la.

RebelAllianceUK Fri 19-May-17 10:58:06

People just need to own their shit, basically.

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