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Proper Charlie

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  1. Proper Charlie

    Brexit 2019

    So today is a big day, assuming the vote takes place. I have no idea how all this is going to pan out in the end, but what concerns me greatly (and it can be seen on this thread) is how divisive (and ill-informed) the decision to hold a referendum has proved to be, and how entrenched views are across the country. I'm not sure there's a course of action available now that will heal the divisions. I think the political landscape has shifted and that the left/right axis has been replaced by (or complicated by) the emergence of a progressive/isolationist axis. I fear for this country if populism continues to gather pace. A quick glance across the Atlantic - where an unholy alliance of the far right, the poor, the disenfranchised and the obscenely rich with an altogether different agenda is wrecking the USA - shows what might be in store.
  2. Proper Charlie

    Brexit 2019

    They also called her a nazi. Bit rich from a bunch of far right, err, nazis. Thankfully one of them has now been arrested. Taking back control on behalf of parliament.
  3. Proper Charlie

    Brexit 2019

    Brexit itself is the result of a surge in far right extremism and populism (and a lack of patriotism by any sensible measure).
  4. Proper Charlie

    Brexit 2019

    I'm sure that will easily offset the 5,000 jobs going at JLR (admittedly not all entirely due to Brexit).
  5. Proper Charlie

    Brexit 2019

    Why what Bercow did today was the right and proper thing for the country, for our sovereignty and for democracy: http://www.politics.co.uk/blogs/2019/01/09/parliament-is-now-at-war-with-government-and-it-s-winning
  6. Proper Charlie

    Brexit 2019

    And on that I'm sure we can all agree!
  7. Proper Charlie

    Brexit 2019

    He (Bercow) confirmed to the Commons that it is his wife's car. Thankfully, the days when a wife was her husband's property and did as he commanded are over.
  8. Proper Charlie

    Brexit 2019

    As somebody who has spent a lifetime working on the creative side of advertising, my view is that the 'Take Back Control' line was an utterly brilliant piece of work. Entirely inappropriate for the Leave campaign (which would have been more honest if it had pitched its argument accompanied by a tagline that read 'Hand Control to Putin, Trump, Mad Dog Backbenchers and the Very Rich') but brilliant nonetheless. In other news, good to see Bercow standing up for Parliament and Democracy and, err, taking back a bit of control.
  9. Proper Charlie

    Brexit 2019

    If passed, it means that May will have to come back with a new/better deal in a few days for another vote (assuming she loses the first one), as opposed to in about a month's time. So it stops her playing games and winding down the clock. Surely a good thing all round?
  10. Proper Charlie

    Brexit 2019

    MPs have in the past had the guts to do what is right, as opposed to what the population wants. Resisting the return of the death penalty, for example, although of course no government has yet been so stupid as to call for a referendum on it.
  11. Proper Charlie

    Brexit 2019

    Thanks for bringing a bit of sanity to this thread Ian. I hope MPs do what they’re paid to do and put the country’s interests first.
  12. Proper Charlie

    Brexit 2019

    Henry Jackson is a neoconservative think tank. What else would they possibly say?
  13. Proper Charlie

    Brexit 2019

    Just to return briefly to the gagging orders on pharma companies. A friend of mine works at a high level in the NHS. She has advised us to ignore the “don’t panic” messages that will apparently soon be issued by May in an attempt to stop panic buying, and to stock up on basic drugs like ibuprofen and paracetamol because there won’t be any in the event of a no deal Brexit. This isn’t project fear, by the way. It is how things will work out if the nutty wing of the Tory party gets its way.
  14. Proper Charlie

    Brexit 2019

    Good job I noticed that the article was in the Express or I might have believed it.
  15. Proper Charlie

    Brexit 2019

    And now Corbyn takes his place in the long line of lying politicians, alongside May, Johnson, Gove and Blair, to name but a few of the most recent ones
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