The brits are in for a rough ride

cytg111

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I didn’t!
I'm a bit insulated from some of the crap, my wife gets her work mostly from the EU and a lot of our bank accounts and investments are in the EU. I work for the NHS so I've got job security. Still it's a shit show that didn't need to happen and has pretty much no definite upside.
You need to put this shit show squarely on the Champions Of Brexit, Nigel and all the other fuckheads, cause if you dont they just gonna point to the next scapegoat... and the next and the next and the next.
Then eventually rejoin :).
 

biostud

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I didn’t!
I'm a bit insulated from some of the crap, my wife gets her work mostly from the EU and a lot of our bank accounts and investments are in the EU. I work for the NHS so I've got job security. Still it's a shit show that didn't need to happen and has pretty much no definite upside.
So are you going on a strike once the mourning is over or are you waiting for your new nepalese colleagues?
 

[DHT]Osiris

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Moonbeam

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Great time to remind everyone that leaving the EU was an idea that Russia had, and instilled into the populace through agitprop and psyops.
Great idea that we created a society so psychologically ignorant as to be unable to distinguish real needs fraudulent claims about how sleeping on a Mr pillow will cause you to have nocturnal emissions. A world full of intelligent people would bankrupt most businesses. Can’t have that. Fascists still like nice things.
 
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Great time to remind everyone that leaving the EU was an idea that Russia had, and instilled into the populace through agitprop and psyops.

In Foundations of Geopolitics, Dugin calls for the United States and Atlanticism to lose their influence in Eurasia, and for Russia to rebuild its influence through annexations and alliances. The book declares that "the battle for the world rule of Russians" has not ended and Russia remains "the staging area of a new anti-bourgeois, anti-American revolution". The Eurasian Empire will be constructed "on the fundamental principle of the common enemy: the rejection of Atlanticism, strategic control of the U.S., and the refusal to allow liberal values to dominate us."

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Russia should use its special services within the borders of the United States to fuel instability and separatism, for instance, provoke "Afro-American racists". Russia should "introduce geopolitical disorder into internal American activity, encouraging all kinds of separatism and ethnic, social and racial conflicts, actively supporting all dissident movements – extremist, racist, and sectarian groups, thus destabilizing internal political processes in the U.S. It would also make sense simultaneously to support isolationist tendencies in American politics".

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Military operations play a relatively minor role. The textbook advocates a sophisticated program of subversion, destabilization, and disinformation spearheaded by the Russian special services. The operations should be assisted by a tough, hard-headed utilization of Russia's gas, oil, and natural resources to bully and pressure other countries. The book states that "the maximum task [of the future] is the 'Finlandization' of all of Europe".

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The United Kingdom, merely described as an "extraterritorial floating base of the U.S.", should be cut off from Europe.

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Ukraine should be annexed by Russia because "Ukraine as a state has no geopolitical meaning, no particular cultural import or universal significance, no geographic uniqueness, no ethnic exclusiveness, its certain territorial ambitions represents an enormous danger for all of Eurasia and, without resolving the Ukrainian problem, it is in general senseless to speak about continental politics". Ukraine should not be allowed to remain independent, unless it is cordon sanitaire, which would be inadmissible.
Alxesandr Dugin literally wrote the text book by which all the major Russian stuff is playing out.
 
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BoomerD

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I remember laughing when the first Brexit vote happened. People said they voted for it to make some kind of point...but when it actually passed, they were pissed off.

Be careful for what you ask...you just might get it.
 
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Greenman

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I remember laughing when the first Brexit vote happened. People said they voted for it to make some kind of point...but when it actually passed, they were pissed off.

Be careful for what you ask...you just might get it.
The people voted, the measure passed, that's how democracy works. It proves the one serious flaw in the democratic process, a million stupid people don't make better decisions than one stupid person.
 

biostud

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I'm a ward nurse in a big acute hospital. I can't really go on strike, granny needs people looking after her!
I'm fully in support of a general strike right now though.
Yeah, looks like you're in for a new Winther of discontent.
 

mikeymikec

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I remember laughing when the first Brexit vote happened. People said they voted for it to make some kind of point...but when it actually passed, they were pissed off.

Be careful for what you ask...you just might get it.
This reminds me of when my parents voted for UKIP as "a protest vote". I explained to them that what they really achieved was telling the tory party that they need to be more like UKIP.
 

K1052

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Well on the plus side the disaster that is Brexit has killed off any other leave campaigns across the bloc. Always good to have a relevant cautionary example people can see with their own eyes.
 

cytg111

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Well on the plus side the disaster that is Brexit has killed off any other leave campaigns across the bloc. Always good to have a relevant cautionary example people can see with their own eyes.
They are gonna figure someone else to blame for "shit" though... probably brown people.
 

pmv

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We've decided things are not bad enough yet, so the entire country is now going to shut down this Monday due to a very elderly lady dying of old age.

Clearly hospital waiting lists are not long enough so the medical appointments people have been waiting months for will now be cancelled and have to be rescheduled for several months time (probably ensuring a number of less-wealthy elderly ladies will die - presumably this outcome is supposed to be some sort of tribute, like the way servants used to be walled-up in the tombs of their dead masters in ancient times).

 

sdifox

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We've decided things are not bad enough yet, so the entire country is now going to shut down this Monday due to a very elderly lady dying of old age.

Clearly hospital waiting lists are not long enough so the medical appointments people have been waiting months for will now be cancelled and have to be rescheduled for several months time (probably ensuring a number of less-wealthy elderly ladies will die - presumably this outcome is supposed to be some sort of tribute, like the way servants used to be walled-up in the tombs of their dead masters in ancient times).

UK monarchy brings in half billion pound in tourism income per year.
 

pmv

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UK monarchy brings in half billion pound in tourism income per year.
I'm skeptical of that statistic. I don't think France has any trouble attracting tourists. I remember being quite intrigued to see the spot where Marie Antoinette's bodyguards were hacked to death by the Parisian mob.

The bigger problem is that they _own_ so much of the country. That they get excused the inheritance tax that affects people who own fairly normal flats and houses means that problem is likely to continue.
 

WelshBloke

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We've decided things are not bad enough yet, so the entire country is now going to shut down this Monday due to a very elderly lady dying of old age.

Clearly hospital waiting lists are not long enough so the medical appointments people have been waiting months for will now be cancelled and have to be rescheduled for several months time (probably ensuring a number of less-wealthy elderly ladies will die - presumably this outcome is supposed to be some sort of tribute, like the way servants used to be walled-up in the tombs of their dead masters in ancient times).

I don't get why the funeral wasn't a day earlier on a Sunday.
No need for a surprise bank holiday then, and no need to shut the country down.
 

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