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John Major gets it - Brexit

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by SirGalahad, 16 Oct 2018.

  1. SirGalahad

    SirGalahad

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    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/oct/16/false-promises-brexit-john-major

    Some choice quotes.

    It is romantic folly to think otherwise. Be in no doubt – if the UK can no longer serve America’s interests in Europe, she will look elsewhere for someone who can.

    We are told our future aim is to be “Global Britain”: that is certainly the right policy, but it is hardly new. It has been the reality for 300 years.

    I understand the motives of those who voted to leave the European Union: it can – as I well know – be very frustrating. Nonetheless, after weighing its frustrations and opportunities, there is no doubt in my own mind that our decision is a colossal misjudgment that will diminish both the UK and the EU. It will damage our national and personal wealth, and may seriously hamper our future security. It may even, over time, break up our United Kingdom. It will most definitely limit the prospects of our young.

    And – once this becomes clear – I believe those who promised what will never be delivered will have much to answer for. They persuaded a deceived population to vote to be weaker and poorer. That will never be forgotten – nor forgiven
     
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    As well as thinking of the good of the country, he is hinting at the Conservative Party's rapid approach to a generation of contempt and powerlessness.

    Only one of those is of interest to most MPs.
     
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    OUR decision ??? - unnecessarily diplomatic John (M).
     
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    Imo one should take on board that the younger generation (under 25/30?) are probably terrified by this Brexit caper .

    Way I see it we all have a duty to help and mentor the snow flakes and take there terror seriously

    The world as they know it will implode

    This may mean that mobile communications will no longer work after March next year what will they do ? How will they cope ?
     
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    So terrible isn't it. All europe uniting against us.:D

    "Respect and civility would do much to help lift politics out of the dog days in which it is now living. More compromise – less confrontation."

    No surprise with that one. Kowtowing to a shower of barstewards as usual.
     
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  7. SirGalahad

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    So a border in the Irish Sea will do just fine. Northern Ireland can become part of the Republic again.
     
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    yes, we should take on board that many of the older people are terrified of foreigners, and try to soothe their fears until the younger citizens can take back control and rectify this god-awful shambles that crooks and buffoons like Gove and Johnson have led us into.
     
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    Yet many Brexiteers voted on feelings and not facts. Snowflakes indeed.

    Whilst you're at it, might as well introduce polio to these youngsters after it's been eradicated the bunch of pansies. Only brexiteers see progress as regression in their warped world view.
     
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    ah yes John Major a man of integritty and honesty,would never break his vows,a man that wanted to bring morality back to Britian,all when cheating on his wife with Curry,so not sure we can take his word as the truth now.
     
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    Infidelity ha ha. Isn't that a qualification requirement for Tory membership. Lol.
     
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    John Major was responsible for the Maastricht treaty from a UK perspective which was the start of a Federated open EU. Without it, the UK might never have voted leave. So you can kinda' get his agenda on Brexit. He's about as impartial as Tony Blair is on new-old-labour.
     
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    John Major "didn't get it"as PM,never mind now.
     
  15. SirGalahad

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    So you never voted for him?
     
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    No
     
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    Rofl...nonsense
     
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