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Brexit Arms - Out with the old and in with the new

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time4chocolate Fri 20-Dec-19 12:16:54

It’s time again for another Brexit Arms thread to see us into Christmas and beyond.

Well what a week it’s been!!

Boris has now completed his first week and he’s been busy. New conservatives have been sworn in, the Queens Speech yesterday shows promise (aware that the proof of the (Xmas) pudding is in the eating) and Boris’ Deal is going to be voted on today with the results being around 3pm I believe.

Meanwhile, on the other side all four wheels have definitely fallen off the red bus and were very nearly joined by a garden gate and a car door. Oh dear!!

Anyway, I have added a few more Christmas decs to the pub and popped the fairy back on the tree (it took a nasty tumble)

We are now good to go.
Cheers all 🍷🍷

Ps. If anyone wants to volunteer for outside catering that would be👍🏻

Dapplegrey Fri 20-Dec-19 12:24:29

Thanks for being landlady time.
Looking forward to the new thread.

DuckWillow Fri 20-Dec-19 12:28:03

Popping in.

Saw an interesting meme shared by an American friend.

It said

“Some of y’ll are too busy being Republican or Democrat to notice you’ve stopped being decent.”

Good advice there...feelings run so strongly and for some it takes over.

SingingLily Fri 20-Dec-19 12:29:37

Thank you, Time! That knitted Jezza might become a collectors' item.

A builders brew for me, please, and I'm happy to set up the breakfast tray every morning if you would like. I've been working on some new recipes...

AutumnRose1 Fri 20-Dec-19 12:31:41

ooh new thread....

or should I say new knit.

Thank you time

Singing I just replied to you on the other thread.

BangersNmashNgravy Fri 20-Dec-19 12:34:08

PMK with my own Christmas tree topper.
Being over 50 years old he’s a bit worse for wear, but sentimental to me as he belonged to my Mum.

SingingLily Fri 20-Dec-19 12:52:08

That's a lovely way to remember your mum, Bangers.

hospitalityinspector Fri 20-Dec-19 12:53:04

time4chocolate thanks, and you're brave taking on the brexmas pub crowd with its 24/7 happy hour. fwink Love the new decs and Bangers ahhhh the oldest tree decorations are the best.

Dusty will you be 'cocking around the brexmas tree' once you've finished work today?

Looking like maggots and rat hairs are back on the menu in some establishments; not this one hopefully. hmm

time4chocolate Fri 20-Dec-19 13:10:47

Dusty 🍷 and thanks for a ‘memetastic’ stint as BA Landlady.

Breakfast tray, yes please Singing

Lovely Christmas topper Bangers and it’s sentimental so that makes it extra lovely💕

SingingLily Fri 20-Dec-19 13:35:24

Just thought this was worth sharing. It's the pic that will launch a thousand quips.

Hollycatberry Fri 20-Dec-19 13:36:34

that photo really captured the moment didn't it Lily!

DustyDiamond Fri 20-Dec-19 13:43:16

Thank you Time4! 🥳😍

Love the woolly old Marxist atop the tree 😉

Hellloooo to everyone, regulars & new 🍷

Old 🎅🏻 looks ace Bangers 😍 & agree with PPs - what a lovely way to keep your mum in Xmas 💐❤️

Dusty will you be 'cocking around the brexmas tree' once you've finished work today?

Ha! I was knocked off at 12 so went for a bacon roll & a read of the paper in the Costa - am doing cock all for the rest of the day but need to get the Xmas cleaning done tomoz 😩

Thinking of a caption for that pic now Lily.....!

SingingLily Fri 20-Dec-19 13:59:36

Thinking of a caption for that pic now Lily.....!

So many captions, so little time....grin

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DustyDiamond Fri 20-Dec-19 14:06:04

Here's to the Tory Brexit! 🍷

Indeed!
Onwards to the future 🥂 ✊

SilverySurfer Fri 20-Dec-19 14:06:09

I typed this on the last thread and then I couldn't post it.

I'm currently watching the Brexit debate and it's interesting that the opposition party speakers sound exactly like a lot of remainers on here. I agree with MeganBacon about their inability to accept the result of the referendum as if they have never been allowed to lose at anything, sports days, everyone wins a medal etc.

They simply seem incapable of understanding that other people, the majority of those who voted in this case, have an opposing opinion.

Thank you for the last thread, Dusty - I've enjoyed reading it.

howabout Fri 20-Dec-19 14:09:45

glitterball handy we've all got our trees up now fgrin

My festive contribution is the awesome Geoffrey Cox reciting "The Night Before Christmas"

www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tpnp7yM8DY

Loving Speaker Hoyle so far. Refused all amendments to the WAB and the vote expected at 3. star

AutumnRose1 Fri 20-Dec-19 14:10:12

I'm going to ask one more question and then start singing cheerful songs. (No, I won't knock anyone out of Whamaggedon).

I've got someone with whom I lost contact because she said didn't want to be friends with Leavers.

what would you lovely folk do about that? I've not been in touch for months so I have no idea if views have changed etc.

Christmas card is an easy thing to do but going forward in a friendship would be a lie....

MarySidney Fri 20-Dec-19 14:15:23

Stepping away from Parliament and Brexit for a momment, BBC is reporting that Prince Philip has been admitted to hospital as a 'precautionary measure'.

Just as Her Majesty must have thought she could put her feet up for a bit of a break before the family arrives.

DuckWillow Fri 20-Dec-19 14:15:45

Autumn quite honestly if you want to bother I would just send a card.

I have a lot of friends who voted Leave and I wouldn’t dream of doing anything like that . We don’t necessarily agree on everything but we can have civil conversations and laugh and support one another when needed. Friendship should be able to cope with the fact that everyone has different views.

DustyDiamond Fri 20-Dec-19 14:16:26

Love Geoffrey Cox 😍😍😍
His voice is amazing

I'd send a Xmas card if it were me Autumn - it's an opening gesture & it's up to her if she responds or not

Obvs depends if you want her back as a friend - if you're not bothered either way then just leave it

DuckWillow Fri 20-Dec-19 14:17:13

It’s just flashed up on my phone about Prince Phillip being admitted to hospital.

And that MPs are beginning to vote on the Brexit Bill....here’s praying it goes through this time.

BangersNmashNgravy Fri 20-Dec-19 14:17:31

Thinking of a caption now Lily
How about
Boris - He won’t accept it yet, but we’re having no Brussels next Christmas.
Jeremy - they give me the s** anyway.
Pardon my French 😬

AutumnRose1 Fri 20-Dec-19 14:18:42

thanks

for myself, I am not bothered. But because I could be dealing with an elderly parent for years, I feel like I need support.

okay, enough depressing shite from me. I have to clean my flat, which I've only been avoiding since 10am.....

howabout Fri 20-Dec-19 14:18:50

Larry Elliott talking about exactly that in The Guardian today Sivery.
"Strategy three is the hardest for remainers to swallow but it is the only option that offers a way back for Labour: embrace Brexit and argue for a left version of Britain outside the EU. This could take many forms: a devolution of power to local mayors; a new deal for the north; state support for green industry that would provide well-paid jobs in every constituency. It means exuding optimism that things can get better rather than telling people who are struggling, but not destitute, that only state handouts can alleviate their misery.

The choice is simple: start putting together a post-Brexit progressive project or have a monster sulk and watch the Tories make the political weather."

www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/dec/20/labour-embrace-progressive-brexit-tories-interventionist

Read this yesterday but didn't get round to posting. Much more detailed version of the sort of analysis I was attempting, by a proper academic, on the roots of Labour and its "problem" with class right from its inception.

www.thefullbrexit.com/workers-revolt-against-labour?fbclid=IwAR0P-7XyydK9LI1GPPzRBrR1_kucZHXRczyykegV1k9CKxtjBg0znAJBmR0

Very neatly explains the current cloth ears.

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