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BrexitArmsLandLady Fri 09-Feb-18 09:49:54

It was suggested on the previous thread that SurferJet was the OP of these threads.

I'm not SurferJet.

The BrexitArmsLandlady is just a thread host username.

I carried on the Brexit Arms Threads as I though they were a nice place for Brexiters & Remainers alike to post, without getting into the detail like Red's long running thread does.

Unfortunately there are a group of posters who use it as a place to berate & abuse Brexiters.

It would be great if you could all stop doing that in this thread, as it created a toxic atmosphere in the last one and that's not what these threads are supposed to be about.

It doesn't matter whether I voted to Leave or to Remain. I wanted the thread host to be a neutral entity.

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Bearbehind Fri 09-Feb-18 09:54:07

It would be nice if this thread could actually be about the subject in the title and for Leavers and Remainers to discuss the current situation.

I'll start:-

What do people think of the fact the EU keep producing detailing position papers and the best DD can do is say they are being 'discourteous'?

DGRossetti Fri 09-Feb-18 09:55:52

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LondonMum8 Fri 09-Feb-18 10:02:13

Sorry I've got to respond to @surferjet's unfair accusations at the end of the last thread.

> all we got was abuse from remainers

Solid arguments are 'abuse' now? Look at Faith frothing at the mouth and dishing out profanity at me like it's the pub after a football game gone wrong (note: in the previous thread).

Anyway what did you expect? A pat on the back? Reassurances it will be fine after all? A shoulder to cry on?

Bearbehind Fri 09-Feb-18 10:07:26

I still think it's an uncanny coincidence that brexitarmslandlady and surferjet are rarely around but when they do show up it's usually both at the same time! grin

surferjet Fri 09-Feb-18 10:10:45

BrexitArmsLandlady
I don’t really care who you are, leaver, remainer, or just random lurker - my original idea for a neutral place for everyone to chat just doesn’t work.
It was extremely naive of me to think it was possible to all get along happily despite our obvious differences. There’s still too much anger from MN remainers to have anything resembling a normal thread.

FaithHopeCharityDesperation Fri 09-Feb-18 10:10:47

Solid arguments are 'abuse' now? Look at Faith frothing at the mouth and dishing out profanity at me like it's the pub after a football game gone wrong (note: in the previous thread).

Rewriting history Londonmum?

Who'd have thunk it.

surferjet Fri 09-Feb-18 10:14:18

Bearbehind
I’m not sure why you’d think I’d start these threads under a different name when I’d started all the original ones under my own name? Why would I do that? hmm

Bearbehind Fri 09-Feb-18 10:14:52

There’s still too much anger from MN remainers to have anything resembling a normal thread.

I suspect there's actually more anger now because of the continued lack of a plan even after all this time and the insistence by Leavers that it will all be fine despite being completely unable to support that comment.

If Leavers were a little less blasΓ© about everything and actually acknowledged and discussed the current problems it might be a different story.

FaithHopeCharityDesperation Fri 09-Feb-18 10:15:25

What do people think of the fact the EU keep producing detailing position papers and the best DD can do is say they are being 'discourteous'?

The 'discourteous' bit was specifically referring to the writing in of a punishment clause though - which is in contradiction to the 'mutual benefit' & 'not trying to punish you for making a democratic decision' rhetoric.

I've no problem with DD saying that tbh.

surferjet Fri 09-Feb-18 10:15:32

You always seem to be around at the same time too. Hmmm....

Bearbehind Fri 09-Feb-18 10:18:56

Why would I do that?

Who knows surfer? Maybe because you were so adamant that you weren't starting a new thread but couldn't resist so did it under a different name?

It's just odd that there have been lots of instances where you and BRL have turned up at the same time after being MIA for ages.

Anyway I'm not really bothered if you are the same person or not and I don't want to be accused of troll hunting.

Bearbehind Fri 09-Feb-18 10:19:25

I'm always around surfer grin

FaithHopeCharityDesperation Fri 09-Feb-18 10:20:56

If Leavers were a little less blasΓ© about everything and actually acknowledged and discussed the current problems it might be a different story.

That's all happening on the Westminster threads though - and specific threads can be started about specific things.

Wrt MN posters being blasΓ© & not having answers - well it's because there's no direct input to negotiations from us - we're just anonymous people posting on a corner of the internet - we can't 'know what the plan is' & we certainly don't 'know' the outcome because it hadn't happened yet.

It doesn't matter how many times you ask for 'answers' - if it's not already been announced then we simply don't know, any more than you do - so it's pointless to get cross with posters on here for not knowing details.

mummmy2017 Fri 09-Feb-18 10:21:21

Who's looking forward to spring and warmer weather.

FaithHopeCharityDesperation Fri 09-Feb-18 10:22:04

Me!

I'm sick of winter!

Bearbehind Fri 09-Feb-18 10:24:38

The 'discourteous' bit was specifically referring to the writing in of a punishment clause though - which is in contradiction to the 'mutual benefit' & 'not trying to punish you for making a democratic decision' rhetoric.

Why do you think it's you unacceptable to include penalty clauses? It's part of any decent contract.

The very reason it's needed is because DD turned around after the first stage and said our position was only a statement of intent, it wasn't legally binding.

The EU are just getting their ducks in a row, something we are completely incapable of.

When are Leavers going to understand there is a difference between 'punishing' and 'things not being as good as they were before because we're leaving'?

Bearbehind Fri 09-Feb-18 10:25:26

It doesn't happen on the Westminsters thread because there's only Remainers on there.

user1471450935 Fri 09-Feb-18 10:27:52

I must type faster, Bear you kill last thread.
But to repeat myself,
Bear and LondonMum8
I see no difference between the EU vote and a general election, every one in the UK, with the right to vote, was asked to vote. People did, one way or another. I live in East Yorkshire, I voted in the minority way, most of our friends and relatives freely admit to voting for the majority vote. Not one has expressed regrets to me, many think I voted leave, so are very open with their views.
I still enjoy their company and love( family).
Listening to them and slowly re-engaging here and reading majority views, like Faith, surferjet, corcory and Time4 views, I have become much more relaxed/happy that there is future for us all.
Please respect others views, without them we live in bubbles and things like brexit become a shock.
I said this on the other thread
I am convinced we have more in common, then divides us
I stand by that, I don't approve of Jacob Rees Mogg's moral principles or a lot of his policies, but the more I see of the man, the more I approve of his honesty and I defend his right to think/speak them.
I am now 19 months on, more than to ready to engage with the majority and try to work out what happens now. I can't stay bitter for ever, it killed my DAD, it will kill me, so I now what to work towards a better post brexit Britain, for the sake of my 18 and 15 year old boys.
I have only just started posting on any mumsnet posts, I am Dad and poorly educated, so it's scary and I type slowly.
I use brexit arms to listen to the majority, what's left of them. If they disappear I lose that chance.
Please respect their views/voices.

surferjet Fri 09-Feb-18 10:27:58

Who knows surfer? Maybe because you were so adamant that you weren't starting a new thread but couldn't resist so did it under a different name?

Oh Christ. Yeah, like I’d be so scared to start a new BA thread after I said I wouldn’t.

LondonMum8 Fri 09-Feb-18 10:28:40

> I still think it's an uncanny coincidence that brexitarmslandlady and surferjet

To be fair if I had a drunken moment and voted Brexit, no doubt I'd suffer from split personality as well.

user1471450935 Fri 09-Feb-18 10:30:46

Mummy2017
Me, our 6 months of rebuilding( house) will finally be finished grin

LondonMum8 Fri 09-Feb-18 10:34:25

> Rewriting history Londonmum?

The denial is typically strong with this one. It's all there in the previous thread! I quote:

"FaithHopeCharityDesperation

Fuck off Londonmum you unfeeling fucking bitch."

There, spoken like a true Leaver Faith, you're representing well.

Bearbehind Fri 09-Feb-18 10:36:23

I see no difference between the EU vote and a general election

And I do see a difference, at least 3 huge differences:-

- a vote in a GE can be overturned in a few years max- Leaving is permanent
- a vote for a party in a GE is always going to be a 'best fit' scenario and polices which are ntroduced during their time in power are not part of your decision at the time of the GE
- voting to leave the EU meant just that. Any consequences be they negative or positive are a direct result of those voters choices. They knew, or at least should have known, that.

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