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Yemble

Member since Dec 2008 • Last active Jan 2019

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    So, buckle up for hard brexit then? I keep hearing parliament "won't allow it", but that is the glide path we're on unless they suck it up and do something besides calling pointless votes of confidence.

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    Most direct employees will. Contractors far less likely.

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    Which echo chamber are we in?

    Right, but that's question one of two. The second part is "If leave, no deal or may's WA?". And as @TW says these are unambiguous, achievable (if binding) options. Unlike the "first" referendum.

    Even labeling this a "second referendum" as if we're doing a re-run irritates me. It's not the same question.

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    Personally I think a second referendum would see a more decisive vote in favour of Leave.

    If that's the way it goes after all we've been through in the last three years.. so be it.

    A referendum with realistic, informed choices instead of unicorns has a lot more going for it.

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    So if the current government remains in power, it's no-deal or a referendum or a second parliamentary vote much closer to B-day.

    In the unlikely event of a GE and Labour coalition win, B-day is kicked down the road while the new govt negotiates a new agreement and we're probably right back here in January 2020?

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    I heard somewhere the visa people are funded by the fees not appropriations so should be getting paid? (wild generalization).

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    Anyone know why Don didn't get the dollar bills for his wall while the republicans had control of both houses?

    They didn't want to give it to him. And now they can't.

    Dems have have bills to re-open most of the govt but McConnell has pledged to not allow a Senate vote on anything short of full wall-funding. It's farcical.

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    Fuck it, why not. Nothing could surprise me at this point.

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    I hope this ends any future talk of a red wave or a blue wave for good. It's a fantasy.

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    If you think it's a conservative country now, just wait another 20 years. Liberals concentrated in metro areas aren't going to flip the senate. Heavily gerrymandered districts give them a ~6% handicap for the Congress and Electoral College, not to mention a conservative Supreme Court that supresses voting.

    I expect a second Trump term then a change, but if anyone is expecting America to come to her senses and join the rest of the progressive world.. that a never going to happen. The country is split, with half the population clinging to history and religion (Christianity + Founding Fathers) - and the electoral system tilts in their favor.

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