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What are you most looking forward to POST-Brexit?

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Pumperthepumper Sun 15-Dec-19 17:42:14

I was a remain voter, and voted tactically against the Tories. I lost.

But onwards and upwards! We’re getting Brexit in January, like it or not, so I was just wondering what everyone was looking forward to the most?

I asked on a different pro-Brexit thread but nobody gave me an answer.

For me it’s the 350 million to the NHS with no trade deals with Trump. Or the continuing Peace in NI with no messing around with the GFA. Or the trade deals we’ve been promised without any reduction in standards.

I’m so ready to be convinced of how brilliant Brexit will be! Let me hear your positives, please flowers

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GetUpAgain Sun 15-Dec-19 17:45:19

Getting my Irish passport grin

BonnesVacances Sun 15-Dec-19 17:48:45

Well, the moaning leavers will stop going on about democracy and acting like the world owes them a prize turd.

RaiseaGlasstoFreedom Sun 15-Dec-19 17:49:37

Hi pumper.

On the other thread I said I feel it's always best to look at all sides of an argument before making any big decisions.
So if remain had won, yes I would have been unhappy but, I would then look to the positives of remaining in the eu.

I'm always surprised when people keep saying... Tell me, explain to me or... I'm just trying to understand.

To understand anything you will always need to draw on a range of sources but come at them with an open mind.
Once you do that you will be ready to take on information, even if you don't agree with it. Anyway, good luck and I hope you find the answers you seek because the clock is ticking now, it's been 3 1/2 years since the vote! Get researching.

gamerwidow Sun 15-Dec-19 17:50:54

Getting really thin when the food runs out.

ThatsMySantaHisBeardIsSoFluffy Sun 15-Dec-19 17:53:18

The sunlit uplands!

Pumperthepumper Sun 15-Dec-19 17:56:24

Hmm, I’d hoped for more tangible positives than this. Hopefully someone will be along soon.

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Janaih Sun 15-Dec-19 17:58:03

Yeah good luck with this grin

EL8888 Sun 15-Dec-19 17:58:47

@gamerwidow this!

Apart from that nothing

Jason118 Sun 15-Dec-19 18:01:47

It's getting tiresome really now. Please both a. Stop asking, and b. Stop replying with 'do a search'. There aren't any benefits so there's nothing to look forward to.

BlouseAndSkirt Sun 15-Dec-19 18:04:07


Having DC in the country because the Erasmus year will be wiped out?
Oh, I know, no lorries on the M20 because all our imports and exports will have dried up!

IpanemaGallina Sun 15-Dec-19 18:07:14

I’m looking forward to my 1940’s waistline.

Baguetteaboutit Sun 15-Dec-19 18:25:35

I have one. But I'm a remainer so I'm not entirely sold on it.

I think the government has hidden behind the EU for decades, making them the scapegoat and blaming them for their failings. Not being a part of the EU means they cannot dodge full accountability for their actions.

The thing that annoyed the shit out of me was when they let let the SSI steelworks sink while the bastards said that their hands were tied by EU rules and the couldn't possibly intervene.

Now, whether you are of the opinion that we should save failing companies is beside the point. The fact that they lied, EU rules did not prevent them from intervening but because it was politically damaging to say they just didn't want to, they blamed the EU.

Later they had the cheek to complain that Redcar voted to leave, even though they got a fancy vertical pier, no less hmm

Not being part of the EU means that the government of the day will be 100% accountable for the shit they pull.

It seems like an important principle but I personally didn't think it was important enough to offset the choas and hardship to follow. Make of that what you will, but it's all I have as an answer to your question.

MrsSchadenfreude Sun 15-Dec-19 18:54:07

Baguette - they will still blame the EU though. If Brexit all goes tits up and we don’t get those marvellous trade deals, it won’t be anything to do with the government, it will all be the fault of the EU for not rolling over and giving us exactly what we wanted.

Baguetteaboutit Sun 15-Dec-19 18:56:45

Yes. But legally and constitutionally the buck stops with them and there'll be no doubt about it.

Pumperthepumper Sun 15-Dec-19 19:04:01

I see what you mean Baguette but accountability isn’t Boris Johnson’s strong point. I hope you’re right though, because that would definitely be a positive flowers

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Baguetteaboutit Sun 15-Dec-19 19:05:10

I'm an apple, I'll never get a 1940s waistline, so I'm hanging everything on it.

CodenameVillanelle Sun 15-Dec-19 19:09:06

I'm looking forward to the government and media being unable to blame the EU and immigration for every social ill- and there will be plenty to not blame it for.
I'm looking forward to racism diminishing when people realise that immigrants are not responsible for lack of jobs and housing and the NHS being destroyed.
I'm looking forward to the tories imploding when the sunlit uplands fail to materialise.

I'm also looking forward to being able to afford a mortgage when the housing market crashes.

These are cold comfort, obviously.

shortsaint Sun 15-Dec-19 19:13:19

Baguette I like your answer.

Just trying to think of something.



ConstanceL Sun 15-Dec-19 19:14:54

I'm looking forward to rejoining the EU smile

RipleysCat Sun 15-Dec-19 19:21:02

Looking forward to Boris (further) developing the reputation of being Trumps bitch.
That the consequences of Brexit is now on the Tories and Boris shoulders.
There’s only so much blaming of the EU and Labour they’ll be able to do if it all goes tits up, which it will, slogans and media strategy won’t mean shit when it comes to negotiating trade deals with the USA and China.

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SomeonesRealName Sun 15-Dec-19 19:28:30

I'm hoping English football hooligans will be refused visas for European match destinations and won't be able to show us up by fighting and urinating on national monuments.

kieronsmum Sun 15-Dec-19 19:32:00

to see how long it will be before a ukeuro party is formed

mummyduckduck Sun 15-Dec-19 19:33:57

I'm looking forward to everyone stopping talking about Brexit 🤣

Honestly though, I doubt much will change overnight. There will be changes but they'll all take are to take affect, and will all have their initial impact at different times.

Just need to remember to renew passports earlier.

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