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    Quote Originally Posted by NotAllThere View Post
    Well quite. If Britain has to reapply it will require not a majority, but unanimity. With Argentina being on the panel, that may take a while.

    I suppose we could invade or something - just to point out how "unfair" and "undemocratic" it all is (in the GB9/PG land of make believe).
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    They even won Eurovision and foresee the UK during the Brexit turmoil
    If people like Rupert Murdoch, Nigel Farage, George Galloway, Nick Griffin and Marine Le Pen want Britain to leave the EU. Where does that put you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurpleGorilla View Post
    That is so true.

    People do really love to put a label on something and then try to tell everyone that now thing has a label these rules must now be adhered too.

    They never seem to understand that just because they have labeled something it does not mean anyone else will give a tulip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NotAllThere View Post
    Well quite. If Britain has to reapply it will require not a majority, but unanimity. With Argentina being on the panel, that may take a while.

    I suppose we could invade or something - just to point out how "unfair" and "undemocratic" it all is (in the GB9/PG land of make believe).
    We could just impose massive tariffs on all those lovely goods we buy from them.

    As for invading, a complete waste of time. Next time they invade the Falklands we should just drop a small nuclear bomb on Buenos Aires. Why blow up our own territory when we could do theirs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GB9 View Post
    No. I disagree
    Well then you need to get out more and tour the country. I've met many people on my return trips to the UK. It is clear as punch people are divided. A visit to a clients office in Bristol recently at lunch, as soon as the subject came up there was a deafening silence with one person leaving the table.

    And I don't even live there! And you don't see it??! Dear me.
    Ldoenn : 'we're hloding a referneudm to laeve the Eureopean union
    EU: 'OK'
    Scotland: 'we're holding a refeerndum to leave the UK union'
    Ldonon: ' Oh no you're not'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flashman View Post
    Merkel thrown you out yet?

    Lots of people were terrified into voting Remain by all the scaremongering. As Project Fear recedes into the background so will the Remain cause.
    Yes I remember well the no. 10 scaremongering of the resident voter in Scotland during the referendum.

    If there is another referendum in Scotland and it's won by over 60%, I can tell you one thing... Scotland will be a much happier place to live in the years to come. Might even consider moving back. Ideally they'd be using the euro.
    Ldoenn : 'we're hloding a referneudm to laeve the Eureopean union
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    Scotland: 'we're holding a refeerndum to leave the UK union'
    Ldonon: ' Oh no you're not'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooterscot View Post
    Yes I remember well the no. 10 scaremongering of the resident voter in Scotland during the referendum.

    If there is another referendum in Scotland and it's won by over 60%, I can tell you one thing... Scotland will be a much happier place to live in the years to come. Might even consider moving back. Ideally they'd be using the euro.
    Except they were desperately wanting to stick to £ last time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooterscot View Post
    If there is another referendum in Scotland and it's won by over 60%
    Minor point : The SNP can't even muster 50% of support for independence. 60% is a wet dream.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NotAllThere View Post
    It is not uncommon for referendums to have such a skewing, especially when the choice is between changing or not. For example, votes on independence in various places have required 2/3 majority. A 60/40 win either way would have put the nail in the losers' arguments, pretty much. EU referendum: 'Anything less than 60/40 for remain puts Brexit back on the agenda'

    It's to ensure that there's no arguments like "if you conducted the referendum now, you'd get a different result".

    However, Cameron probably didn't want to do a 60% because it would have looked as if he was worried he'd lose. Once again demonstrating how he put his own political position before the good of the country.

    Democracy has many forms and "all votes being equal" is only one of them. You seem very politically naive. You really should do some studying
    So its was an Alternative Referendum an "Alt-Result"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotAllThere View Post
    Well quite. If Britain has to reapply...(various problems)
    Quote Originally Posted by PurpleGorilla View Post
    Tim Worstall - UKIP supporter. He would say that wouldn't he. Maybe he's right (I think he probably is), maybe he's wrong. What I find odd is that an IT contractor could have a problem with a simple IF statement.

    The thrust of my argument was not that Britain won't automatically be in the WTO, rather that the assumption that all decisions must be based on over 50% majority to be "fair", is a bit silly - and flies in the face of the facts. But then PG and GB9 are used to a strong factual headwind.
    You won. Get over it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlasterBates View Post
    The Enemies of the peopleLords confident of derailing Brexit timetable

    Look forward to the Daily Mail "frothing at the mouth"

    Demands
    An immediate, unilateral guarantee that the rights of 3m EU citizens in the UK will be protected after Brexit.
    A written guarantee that Parliament will be given a “meaningful” vote on any final deal that the Prime Minister secures
    Regular updates to Parliament on the progress of the Article 50 talks – at least every three months.
    Can anyone see any issues with that hampering the negotiation?
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