Brexit D-Day Party! - Anyone In?

I’m about to pop out to buy a bottle of vino to watch the latest round of Brexit votes. - Then drunkenly weigh my options after the results. Anyone in?

Of course, this party could get heated… :slight_smile:

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I am in! I have been following the news today, and even the POTUS has decided to join the party as Mr. Brexit!

The Grauniad also has quite a good ticker on it:

Apparently May has been a bit shouty with the cabinet today, or at least went :bat::poop: at them in polite society emoji.

The man can’t even build a wall!

I would feel sorry for May if she didn’t look like Nosferatu and be completely useless. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, its Terry May jetting to Brussels again to faff around for a few hours.

She should have just rented an Airbnb in Belgium for all the back and forth she’s been lately.

Anyway, I’m hoping for a Brexit delay until June or outright canceling of the whole mess. Pending, of course, a future actual revolution led by people who want to be revolutionaries.

To be fair, it’s been very enjoyable watching May croak her way through these last days as she keeps getting more and more mortal injuries. Plus, where would we be without Juncker’s wonderfully tasteless drunken humor to sustain us through the ongoing idiocy?

The vote looks like it might not pass rn, as Labour may be People’s Voting it. Or, as I call it “you can kiss the next GE goodbye, then”.

I am hoping for a delay that goes on forever, or that it gets cancelled. Someone posted Cromwell’s angry rump parliament dissolution speech (otherwise rather delightfully known as the Wh…remasters Speech) yesterday, which seems quite apt:

It is high time for me to put an end to your sitting in this place, which you have dishonored by your contempt of all virtue, and defiled by your practice of every vice.

Ye are a factious crew, and enemies to all good government.

Ye are a pack of mercenary wretches, and would like Esau sell your country for a mess of pottage, and like Judas betray your God for a few pieces of money.

Is there a single virtue now remaining amongst you? Is there one vice you do not possess?

Ye have no more religion than my horse. Gold is your God. Which of you have not bartered your conscience for bribes? Is there a man amongst you that has the least care for the good of the Commonwealth?

Ye sordid prostitutes have you not defiled this sacred place, and turned the Lord’s temple into a den of thieves, by your immoral principles and wicked practices?

Ye are grown intolerably odious to the whole nation. You were deputed here by the people to get grievances redressed, are yourselves become the greatest grievance.

Your country therefore calls upon me to cleanse this Augean stable, by putting a final period to your iniquitous proceedings in this House; and which by God’s help, and the strength he has given me, I am now come to do.

I command ye therefore, upon the peril of your lives, to depart immediately out of this place.

Go, get you out! Make haste! Ye venal slaves be gone! So! Take away that shining bauble there, and lock up the doors.

In the name of God, go!

Say what you like about Cromwell, but the guy could thunder. In any case, as that was our last successful revolution and saw anything fun banned for years, I am not wholly in support of a Brexit revolution - who knows what toads might crawl out the hole to replace the croaking PM?

Er what happens now then?


Haven’t you seen Boris Johnson’s new haircut? He’s sharpish got himself ready to fill Terrys’ boots. Mogg I can’t stand. He reminds me too much of Dorian Gray and is too slimy.

They re-vote for the May Deal and talk all sorts of nonsense about possibly doing a Norway style deal. However, the latter comes down to saying “Terry, you’re rubbish at negotiating, we’re going to do a better job.” - As such, she gets her political head chopped off. BUT the EU can still say “No More Time” and kick us out, just as we’ve decapitated our own government.

My logical brain expects the last scenario.

I would be down with the Norway-style deal, but… remember this?

“It’s kind of like having an abusive partner spiking the drinks and inviting them to the Christmas party.”

One wonders if Boris will have to deal with any blowback on his past should he become PM. Never mind the recent ‘spaffing’ nonsense - what about this?

JR-M is just a Victorian antichrist with reproductive superpowers and a terrible taste in children’s names. Obviously the perfect candidate for the next leader of Great Britain.

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FGS Trying to make sense of what the puddings in parliament are even doing, is impossible. The BBC could make up updates…

Nah… That’s what they’ve got MI5 and spin doctors for.

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Trump does Trump:

I would love to know what Trump’s “negotiation ideas” were.

Hasn’t the BBC’s newsfeed always been a bit lame? I like the Guardian one because they have comments (at the bottom). I doubt the BBC one does - their commentators appear to have some kind of horrible terminal brain disease.

I’m only using the BBC because it updates smoothly (for me). I’m on about the weird school room shuffling about of MPs who look like a marooned flock of drunk train conductors. Why can’t they just sit down and push buttons to vote like normal politicians?

According to the DM, it’s looking better (for us). I just want big and simple headlines that tell me the basic stuff at this juncture…

I don’t really bother with the BBC tbh. Although this is what I see on there right now:

Does winning a vote like this (by a margin of 2) after several crushing votes really give anyone relief? All it says to me is that th country and MPs are hopelessly divided, Cameron should probably be hoisted up in front of a kangeroo court then given life in the stocks, and the whole thing called off.

I would even fly to England especially to throw rotting, but still spiky exotic fruit and veg at him while he wailed pitifully about being in it together.

Bring back Guy Fawkes - he had the right idea. :fireworks::fireworks:


So should Farage et al. The terms of Brexit should have been laid out before the referendum. i.e. Do you want a clean break? Do you want a Norway deal? Instead, no one knows what is going on and May’s ‘deal’ just gives the EU a few tens of billion in compensation for all the trouble we’ve caused.

Careful, you’ll get put on a watch list!

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Worth noting he failed, too. :frowning:

EDIT: I’m touching some wood now, though.

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Probably am already - facial recognition at a teachers’ rally a few years ago!


That sounds dangerously socialist. I suppose you wanted more pay, didn’t you? Such greed!