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To wonder how many of you are ready for hard Brexit now

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keyboardkate Thu 14-Jun-18 19:29:06

I took on the mantle to start another thread. If that is not allowed, Mods delete the thread, I am not sure of the protocol. But it certainly is an interesting discussion!

If allowed to stay as my OP, let's go!

keyboardkate Thu 14-Jun-18 19:34:07

Previous thread

jasjas1973 Thu 14-Jun-18 19:39:47

Well, to answer your title... i am, i ve good pension pot, no mortgage, 2 properties and savings, plus an Irish passport, my daughter is 1/2 Australian.

Brexit even if it turns out well in 20 or 30 years wont help any of us in our 40s or 50s and the oldies who voted for it, will be long dead, an extremely selfish act.

keyboardkate Thu 14-Jun-18 19:53:21


Good for you. But what do you think about those who are not prepared?

Clairetree1 Thu 14-Jun-18 19:54:49

please explain what a hard Brexit is, and how it is different to a soft one. I don't really understand.

CraicMammy Thu 14-Jun-18 19:56:10

and the oldies who voted for it, will be long dead, an extremely selfish act.

The oldie who voted for Brexit in our family is already dead 🙄 not before he got his Irish passport though 😖

SuperSue77 Thu 14-Jun-18 20:00:17

I tried to post on the filled up thread and haven't had time to read it, but what I wanted to say was that YANBU and that there are a lot of deluded people in this country and a lot of dishonest MPs who are screwing us over for their party or because they stand to make millions out of it. The rest of us will suffer a massively reduced NHS, poor job prospects and a whole lot more. People who talk about respecting the vote are even more deluded as it was an undemocratic vote in the first place. 😡

thelasttudor Thu 14-Jun-18 20:03:17

I can't follow it any more, get too upset.

DownTheBucketHole Thu 14-Jun-18 20:03:41

I've sold my house in England. Cut all financial ties with it and will be taking Nationality in another European country.
The UK is a joke among my European friends. They can't believe the stupidity. I agree. I'm ashamed to be English right now.

caperberries Thu 14-Jun-18 20:05:57


Is Italy a 'joke' among your European friends, too? What about Hungary? What about Luxembourg?

RomeoBunny Thu 14-Jun-18 20:06:31

waves @DownTheBucketHole enjoy! Au revoir!

Dapplegrey Thu 14-Jun-18 20:08:45

Which European country are you moving to, downthebuckethole?

siwel123 Thu 14-Jun-18 20:08:49

Buying a house that I can get without a morgate and clearing any debts.

Heyduggeesflipflop Thu 14-Jun-18 20:09:53

Super sue

An undemocratic vote? How so?

caperberries Thu 14-Jun-18 20:09:58

I would have preferred a Remain vote, but the endless sneering at the outcome and at those who voted Leave is so tiresome.

The referendum offered a choice: by definition, both options were legitimate choices. We need to accept the process and move on.

Heyduggeesflipflop Thu 14-Jun-18 20:12:03

Caper berries

Probably the most sensible comment of the (two) threads. A vote either way had its merits

FunkeyMonkey Thu 14-Jun-18 20:13:29

@caperberries what about Hungary?!

scaryteacher Thu 14-Jun-18 20:13:50

The UK is a joke among my European friends Yet mine, and my US friends can see exactly why Leave won, especially my Spanish and Greek friends.

KennDodd Thu 14-Jun-18 20:14:24

I follow Leave EU and Vote Leave on facebook. I tried to post this on their pages but questions like this never get past their moderators, maybe some Leave supporters here can give me some reassurance. I'm really getting very, very worried about the future. Facts not flag waving please.

29th of March at midnight, we leave the EU. If we have not made any other deals or arrangements with the EU we fall onto WTO trading rules. This involves recording/checking all imports/exports to/from the country and collecting tariffs on goods . We don't have anything like enough customs facilities or personnel to deal with this traffic. Every port in the country would become completely clogged within an hour. About 50% of our food is imported, and stocks would run dry after about five days assuming people continued to shop normally and not panic buy. We have about two weeks supply of medication in stock as much of this is also imported.

David Davis's solution to this when asked on the radio the other day was to just not do the checking and wave through imports from the EU. But to do this would be in breach of WTO rules. A way around this would be to open the doors to every other member of the WTO as all members (without a specific trade deal between them) have to be treated the same. Fine, goods are waved through (no standards would apply or tariffs collected) , but supermarket shelves remain stocked. Problem, if EU countries did this then they would also be in breach of WTO rules and they would have to apply the same conditions to every other nation. The EU would never do this as it would be far, far, too damaging to their economies. So, we are back stuck with clogged up ports and empty shelves in supermarkets. Hungry people riot and loot.

I can't find anybody who can dispute this summary, with facts, not just flag waving nonsense, and point to reasons why it can't happen. I have tried to post on Leave EU boards on Facebook but my questions just get moderated off so nobody sees them and is able to answer.

DownTheBucketHole Thu 14-Jun-18 20:19:59

RomeoBunny I will.

Dapplegrey Same one I live in now.

scaryteacher I live in Spain and most of my friends are Spanish, unless you're in Catalonia and friends with a lot of independistas I don't believe that.

Heyduggeesflipflop Thu 14-Jun-18 20:20:27

Kenndodd... perhaps the threads don’t like your project fear rehash?

Just a thought

cholka Thu 14-Jun-18 20:25:26

Heyduggeesflipflop Kenndodd posted a detailed scenario that is a definite possibility. It's not project fear, it's project fact. If you're a Brexiteer, what's your actual answer as to why it won't be a disaster?

I'm so absolutely sick of Leavers spouting slogans and platitudes when faced with the actual problems they've caused.

keyboardkate Thu 14-Jun-18 20:27:37

Two years in now. What has been agreed?

I ask this with courtesy.

Heyduggeesflipflop Thu 14-Jun-18 20:27:56

I know cholka. I look outside my window and see that the sky hasn’t fallen in, the country has near as dammit full employment and we can all continue to borrow money for stuff we don’t need.

Forgive me for being sceptical of your scenario. If we wanted Brexit bad enough it would happen. The chattering classes don’t, so it won’t.

AndhowcouldIeverrefuse Thu 14-Jun-18 20:28:25

The thing that amazes me the most is how incompetent and arrogant our government is. Also how so many people don't give a toss about Northern Ireland which is proving to be the make or break of Brexit

I'm a remainer but if I was a leaver I would be furious at the mess the government are making of Brexit.

Other than that it seems that we are heading for a serious crash that is going to help nobody. If the poo hits the fan I cannot see the government or the gutter press owning up to having some responsibility in the lack of a decent deal. They will probably blame the evil EU and the horrid EU migrants. The political climate in the UK is toxic right now and doesn't show signs of improvement.

Personally we are about to pay off our mortgage, have bought foreign currency and have opened an account in euros. We are planning on opening a bank account abroad. We have a stash of food and medicines to last a month - if that's not enough we have a way out.

I don't think you will get many reasoned answers on this thread OP. I was gobsmacked at some of the prolific posters on the other thread.

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