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BrexitArmsLandLady Thu 30-Mar-17 13:38:40

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Article 50 has been triggered (finally!).
Now we move onwards to the future 🍻

All welcome, as ever...

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squishysquirmy Thu 30-Mar-17 13:49:59

Hold tight, the next few years decades are going to be a bumpy ride!!!

howabout Thu 30-Mar-17 14:08:51

Just checking in. Off to make steak pie for dinner.

IamWendy Thu 30-Mar-17 16:20:13

I honestly couldn't be more thrilled! On our way out, with Theresa May as our PM. This was dream scenario #1 for me, never thought it would happen even a few years ago.

winkywinkola Thu 30-Mar-17 16:27:12

I find all this Brexit business all very unnerving especially when I read the attached tweet from Garvan Walshe

winkywinkola Thu 30-Mar-17 16:28:15

It seems to me that even if Brexit could be a success then our so skilled government is going to cock it up.

RufusTheRenegadeReindeer Thu 30-Mar-17 18:18:20

Thats the thing winky

I just think the government are going to fuck it up

squishysquirmy Thu 30-Mar-17 20:09:27

Yes winky.
Even if I was a leave voter, I think I wouldn't be opening the best champagne until I found out what Brexit really means. Which we won't know for sure for a few years yet (at least).

GhostofFrankGrimes Thu 30-Mar-17 20:13:08

Brexit means freedom, unleashed from the shackles of the EU superstate [insert further empty rhetoric here].

Don't ask me questions remoaners - you nasty people! wink

RortyCrankle Fri 31-Mar-17 07:59:09

Nice to see the Brexit Arms re-opened - I like what you've done with the place.

I already opened the best champagne, on Wednesday, and have total faith in the Government and Theresa May to navigate us through the next couple of years.

Cheers wine

RailwayCuttings Fri 31-Mar-17 08:53:56

Phew! And to think this came about through serendipity, because Cameron offered a referendum, and did not change his mind because his advisers told him there was no hope in hell of a Leave vote. Well, yes it was tight but if democracy is to prevail then that's the result that has to be actioned. But the best and most clear explanations came from Farage. During that 3-way televised Q&A, Clegg fudged his answers, but Farage stepped in and told us No, we as a nation cannot do XX or BB because EU rules trump ours - that's the bottom line.

RufusTheRenegadeReindeer Fri 31-Mar-17 09:08:20

rorty

Are you a champagne fan?

I dont like champagne but i wonder if there is a nice one out there

Like you can have different dryness of wine for example

Kaija Fri 31-Mar-17 09:32:03

Could you expand on XX and BB?

SemiPermanent Fri 31-Mar-17 11:27:42

No great shocks so far then - everything going exactly as expected.

TM set out her proposed strategy, EU set out theirs, David Davis sets out sensible & pragmatic plan for transferring all laws.

All progressing quite boringly well - entirely as expected so far.

Olympiathequeen Fri 31-Mar-17 11:40:40

The great repeal bill is a good start to returning some of the powers to our elected representatives. I think they are going to do it wholesale and then weed out the anomalies that don't suit us in time.

We will have to cough up for the divorce pretty quick (hopefully around Β£30 billion) though sensible to stagger it over 2 years, just to get on with the trade agreements.

I think we will end up paying around Β£10 billion per year into the eu for a good trade agreement.

All do able πŸ˜€ will put crystal ball away for a while now

squishysquirmy Fri 31-Mar-17 12:13:04

Olympia, that sounds optimistic, but realistic and is the scenario I am hoping for too.

squishysquirmy Fri 31-Mar-17 12:14:04

As long as "the anomalies" doesn't mean workers rights and environmental protections.

howabout Fri 31-Mar-17 13:56:19

This made my day so I am feeling the need to share with a bunch of like minded Brexiters. Turns out 62% of Scottish people don't want a differentiated EU deal and are much happier with the way TM is handling things than they are with NS's position.

reaction.life/oops-scottish-voters-back-theresa-may-not-snp-nicola-sturgeon-brexit-negotiations/

Scotland is the land of the Unicorn brew cake [shortbread] [baffiesnotstockingfeetonthesofa]

CountMagnus Fri 31-Mar-17 18:15:48

Does that mean that we get to have our Tunnock's Tea Cakes and Eat Them?

Olympiathequeen Fri 31-Mar-17 18:17:27

No squishy. We keep all the worker protections and environmental goals. We won't fine ourselves ridiculous sums for failing on air quality, as in London recently, (and Paris and Munich) as fines actually don't improve air quality. We should hold the government to account though and spend the 'fine' money on actually improving systems.

I do scratch my head about the Scottish issue as surely you would wait for a deal to be signed to know whether or not you liked it before calling for a referendum? It may be a good deal and one which suits Scotland too, so why vote out and then have to apply to enter the EU when the conditions could not be met? confused. Interesting reading but not one NS will take any notice of grin

howabout Fri 31-Mar-17 21:03:38

Don't mind if I do Count but chocolate on the upholstered furniture is a definite No from me. I advise moving to the leather chair if you've got a bottle open. wine

CountMagnus Fri 31-Mar-17 21:29:28

Is this the lounge bar? Must be if there is fancy upholstery.

Niamer Fri 31-Mar-17 21:34:34

Don't ask me questions remoaners.
As it's such a cause for celebration, interesting that you are not keen to discuss, debate and answer any questions the doubters may have.

squishysquirmy Fri 31-Mar-17 22:37:36

Like I said Olympia - what you propose sounds OK to me, that's what I'm hoping for too. It sounds much more achievable and realistic than some of the visions of Brexit I've heard. But, I do think it important to scrutinise the government over the next few years - like you say, hold them to account. Because there are some within the Tory party (not all) who do see this as an opportunity to slash workers rights and environmental protections, not just simplify and improve them. I don't see all the predictions in "project fear" as inevitabilities, but I do see them as risks (some more realistic than others!). So we need to watch the government closely as they enact the great repeal bill.

SemiPermanent Fri 31-Mar-17 23:09:14

Niamer, that post was from a Remainer.

It was a 'hilarious' parody of 'what Leavers are like'.

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