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'Brexit Go Slow' Protest

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wittyusermane Tue 19-Mar-19 16:53:47

AIBU to think that lorries blocking up all the major roads in Yorkshire will achieve nothing, other than seriously pissing off anyone trying to get somewhere this weekend? https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/transport/m1-and-all-major-roads-in-yorkshire-set-to-be-targeted-by-pro-brexit-go-slow-protests-1-9656922/amp

InnerCircle Tue 19-Mar-19 17:07:46

Yep.

Childish and pathetic.

DontCallMeCharlotte Tue 19-Mar-19 17:12:00

We are asking all truckers, farmers and the general public to make a stand and get Brexit sorted.

I am genuinely astonished that any truck driver or farmer would be pro-Brexit.

Ah well, shows what I know. And no, I cannot imagine what their protest will achieve other than to generate even more bad feeling between opposing sides.

StoneofDestiny Tue 19-Mar-19 17:12:30

What on earth do they think it will achieve?

Nacknick Tue 19-Mar-19 17:12:54

Depends how many of them there are....

Theworldisfullofgs Tue 19-Mar-19 17:15:15

Pro Brexit farmer in my area about to lose his biggest contract....turkeys and all that...

DGRossetti Tue 19-Mar-19 17:18:23

I'm reminded of the old joke from the 70s about British Leyland staging a go-slow, and trebling output.

Babycham1979 Tue 19-Mar-19 17:19:33

Haha! Turkeys voting for Christmas comes to mind. Don't these idiots mean that Brexit will impact on their jobs, push prices up and cause greater delays for logistics firms!?

I know it's a cry for help; that people are fed up and it's a protest vote (both literally and metaphorically), but this is insanity.

I loathe Brexit, and want A.50 torn-up. But, part of me wants to see us crash out, just to teach these ignorant pricks a lesson.

teyem Tue 19-Mar-19 17:21:59

I suppose you only need as many trucks as lanes to stage a go slow. It's going to be a proper pita.

ThatssomebadhatHarry Tue 19-Mar-19 17:24:42

“I am genuinely astonished that any truck driver or farmer would be pro-Brexit”

Buuut sovereignty and blue passports and brown people they took ar’ jooobbbs..... Come on get with the program.

DGRossetti Tue 19-Mar-19 17:24:50

I wonder if it will attract the same level of frenzy as Farages march on parliament (started Saturday) ?

wittyusermane Tue 19-Mar-19 17:32:18

Is it not somehow in violation of traffic laws, something like this? If it's not I really think it ought to be.

teyem Tue 19-Mar-19 17:34:32

Well, you'd think so, what if an ambulance needs to get through?

DGRossetti Tue 19-Mar-19 17:36:05

Is it not somehow in violation of traffic laws, something like this? If it's not I really think it ought to be

When they tried this in London (fuel protests) the police talked about obstruction. But then if Brexit is worth anything, breaking a few more laws won't matter, surely ?

havingtochangeusernameagain Tue 19-Mar-19 17:37:20

Didn't the lorry drivers do this back in 2000 over fuel prices?

Not sure about lorry drivers and Brexit, but yes, farmers voting for it don't seem very bright. On Countryfile on Sunday they were discussing the EU subsidies farmers receive. They sounded pretty significant to me and I am not sure why you would have voted to give them up.

longwayoff Tue 19-Mar-19 17:43:18

Ohhhhhhh god. Why? This is what they asked for. And we're only at the beginning.

DGRossetti Tue 19-Mar-19 17:46:02

Not sure about lorry drivers and Brexit, but yes, farmers voting for it don't seem very bright. On Countryfile on Sunday they were discussing the EU subsidies farmers receive. They sounded pretty significant to me and I am not sure why you would have voted to give them up.

Blue passports made in France ?

themoomoo Tue 19-Mar-19 17:52:41

Buuut sovereignty and blue passports and brown people they took ar’ jooobbbs
gosh how lazy. Why don't you just throw in the red bus while you're at it

themoomoo Tue 19-Mar-19 17:53:38

* farmers voting for it don't seem very bright. On Countryfile on Sunday they were discussing the EU subsidies farmers receive. They sounded pretty significant to me and I am not sure why you would have voted to give them up*
maybe they're not completely selfish twats and are looking at the bigger picture?

falcon5 Tue 19-Mar-19 17:56:25

Pfft. They can call on who they like. I'm not sure how many will respond.

Movingtoplanetclanger Tue 19-Mar-19 18:03:04

I know some farmers who voted Brexit, apparently it was to 'cut red tape'. hmm

So imo to be lazier and cut corners with hygiene etc and cause crises like BSE and foot and mouth.

Not stating that as fact, btw just my opinion.

longwayoff Tue 19-Mar-19 18:10:00

Moomoo you're very funny, should be on the stage.

BoneyBackJefferson Tue 19-Mar-19 18:51:04

havingtochangeusernameagain
Didn't the lorry drivers do this back in 2000 over fuel prices?

the governmant changed the law to stop them from doing it again, I believe that the term was "holding the country to ransom".

As for this if you look into how haulage is run in the UK and how haulage companies from other countries work, you might understand.

tilder Tue 19-Mar-19 18:53:57

It's just training for border traffic when we leave with no deal.

ForalltheSaints Tue 19-Mar-19 18:54:22

The last go-slow in Yorkshire to achieve anything was in 1983 when John Hampshire protested on the cricket field against Geoffrey Boycott. This one will achieve nothing- surely a protest in London or in Theresa May's Maidenhead constituency would be more appropriate.

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