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Will Brexit end....?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Mr_Ed, Nov 16, 2016.


    MAGAorMIGA Star commenter

    It's very interesting to look back at the earliest posts in this thread, from late 2016.

    MAGAorMIGA Star commenter

    This. From Nov 2016. The workers all over Britain about to lose their jobs as their companies up sticks and leave must feel very pleased with themselves now, mustn't they?
    JL48 likes this.
  3. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    Instead of which we have see the employment rate reach the highest in nearly 40 years:


    MAGAorMIGA Star commenter

    The operative words were "about to..."
  5. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    Please.... please....
    make it end.
    CraigCarterSmith and MAGAorMIGA like this.

    MAGAorMIGA Star commenter

    The Government motion today (no jokes, please) is to ask the EU for an extension until 30th June. This presumably means the Euroelections will happen, and civil servants now face yet another mammoth task of getting 45 million+ ballot papers printed, and getting all the other election paraphernalia in place.
  7. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    The date chosen is the last possible one to avoid participation in the Euro elections.
    The current European parliament ends on the 30th June and the new parliament commences July 1st.

    Seems like they will want a much longer date in exchange for a significant payment.
    MAGAorMIGA likes this.
  8. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    I rather liked Chris Bryant's point this afternoon that the whole thing is getting like the Great Gonzo's famous rendition of The Windmills of Your Mind:

    Last edited: Mar 14, 2019
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  9. nixmith

    nixmith Established commenter

    Happy Brexit Day?
  10. fredhaise

    fredhaise New commenter

    What actually happened yesterday? I thought that the law, the 'default position' was that we would leave the EU at 11pm last night - two years after the article 50 letter was sent. Did the EU's offer of an extension override that or was the law amended in the last few days?

    If it is the second of these - if the law was amended to change the exit date, why doesn't the government change other laws too? Specifically the Gina Miller one that keeps forcing Theresa May to keep pushing these meaningful votes again and again and again (and again) when, because of the mess-up with the 2017 GE she will never get it through anyway.

    Then she can just do brexit.
  11. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    Both. EU law takes precedence, but to avoid a conflict between domestic and EU law, parliament changed the exit date on Wednesday evening.

    It is up to parliament, not the government, to change laws.
  12. burajda

    burajda Star commenter

    So based on these figures 40 years of EU membership has been great for Britain We have delivered close to full employment in the UK, so what is there to complain about with such rosy statistics?
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  13. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    Nothng to complain about, just an observation that 3 years of Project Fear over the result of Brexit has not made the slightest difference to the upward trend.
  14. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

    Only if you consider working one hour in a fortnight worthy of being called 'employed'
  15. nervousned

    nervousned Senior commenter

    Then the dictatorship we'll then live in will be just great so long as we're not in the EU.
  16. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    It is the definition of unemployment specified by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and is used by most other countries, by the Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat), and by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. It enables us to see that, on like-for-like measures, unemployment in the UK is considerably lower than the EU average.
  17. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

  18. sparkleghirl

    sparkleghirl Star commenter

    And she has the right to a vote. No idea whether she excercised that right or not, but she has the right to a vote on things which decide all of our futures.
  19. harsh-but-fair

    harsh-but-fair Star commenter

    You really shouldn't be attempting to use a definition of unemployment to further your point about the number of people in employment.
  20. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    Two sides of the same coin. My point is that the unemployment rate in the UK is, at 4%, well below the EU average unemployment rate of 6.6%, both measured to the definition used by the European Union for Eurostat.

    Any clearer now, or do you dispute the EU's statistics?

    Unemployment is now the lowest since Christmas 1974, despite the predictions for the last three years that Brexit would see unemployment surge as firms left the UK.
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2019

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