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BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?

SPB-Cooperator 12 Mar 19 - 03:57 PM
SPB-Cooperator 12 Mar 19 - 04:02 PM
DMcG 12 Mar 19 - 04:04 PM
Steve Shaw 12 Mar 19 - 05:49 PM
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Dave the Gnome 13 Mar 19 - 06:47 AM
Iains 13 Mar 19 - 11:10 AM
Backwoodsman 13 Mar 19 - 11:37 AM
Mossback 13 Mar 19 - 11:48 AM
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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
From: SPB-Cooperator
Date: 12 Mar 19 - 03:57 PM

EU needs to forget about the self-serving Tory party politics which were responsible for the referendum, and pull their fingers out and come up with a deal that protects all the rights of UK pro-Europeans.


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
From: SPB-Cooperator
Date: 12 Mar 19 - 04:02 PM

And UK parliament must prioritise legislation that legally enforces car park attendants/local authorities to recognise blue badges issued across the EU in all UK car parks that recognise UK blue badges.


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
From: DMcG
Date: 12 Mar 19 - 04:04 PM

EU needs to ... pull their fingers out and come up with a deal that...

I am afraid not: the EU does not have to come up with anything. The UK has to come up with something that is at least good enough to convince the EU it merits an extension. I agree with you the proposed deal should protect those rights, but it is up to the UK to say that.


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 12 Mar 19 - 05:49 PM

Piling disgrace on disgrace, May is failing to whip her MPs tomorrow to oppose no-deal.

I use my mum's blue badge everywhere, SPB (only when she's with me, of course). I wasn't aware of the issue you mention. I think I'd better check...


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 12 Mar 19 - 08:29 PM

Oops, sorry, SPB, I misread your point about blue badges so my comment about my mum is irrelevant. However, when I looked into it a while back I thought I found that the blue badge scheme has a reciprocal agreement across the EU.


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 13 Mar 19 - 06:47 AM

Nobody wants this Brexit - it's time to grow up, and ditch this miscarriage of democracy


Not much respect for the tabloids but this article tells it as it is.


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
From: Iains
Date: 13 Mar 19 - 11:10 AM

Nobody wants this Brexit

Perhaps he could explain what the majority vote of 17,410,742 people voted for in the referendum then? or perhaps he uses the same abacus as Diane Abbot.


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 13 Mar 19 - 11:37 AM

The antithesis to "Great minds think alike" is, of course, "Fools seldom differ".


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
From: Mossback
Date: 13 Mar 19 - 11:48 AM

explain what the majority vote of 17,410,742 people voted for in the referendum then

Easy. That was then, this is now.


Aw, shit - I responded to the fool. My bad.


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
From: DMcG
Date: 13 Mar 19 - 12:17 PM


Nobody wants this Brexit

Perhaps he could explain what the majority vote of 17,410,742 people voted for in the referendum then?


17.4 etc voted for A Brexit, But did they vote for THIS Brexit, which is what the phrase you are commenting on says? No one at all knows: neither you, nor I, nor any of the leave campaigners, nor Parliament. In fact, it is highly likely that even at the time they were voting with different understandings of Brexit.

In the faint hope of warding off Nigel, I read 'Nobody wants this Brexit' in the common, ordinary, everyday sense of the phrase. That is, I am sure out of the 17.4million there will be a few who did, but the numbers are dwarfed by the rest.


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 13 Mar 19 - 12:37 PM

"In the faint hope of warding off Nigel"

I'm going to a gig on Friday evening, just noticed the support act is some guy called Nigel Parsons...ve-e-ery interesting!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 13 Mar 19 - 12:38 PM

And I'll be meeting up with one of the Muskets- I'll give him everyone's best.


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 13 Mar 19 - 01:48 PM

That was exactly as I read it DMcG. I

Send my regards to Ian, BWM. Not sure what to send to the other :-D


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 13 Mar 19 - 02:21 PM

Pretty sure it's a different NP Dave.
And I'll pass your regards on...


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
From: DMcG
Date: 13 Mar 19 - 03:42 PM

I am pleased to see the Malthouse compromise has been rejected by even more than May's deal. Given the EU was clear about how insane we would be to vote for somwthing rej3cred so often in the negotiations, it is one bright spot in the hookah.

But less pleasing is that some Brexiteers including Ian Duncan Smith are reported to have been trying to persuade Hungary and others to veto any request to the EU for an extension. So much for hating how Brussels can overrule the UK Parliament.


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
From: DMcG
Date: 13 Mar 19 - 03:43 PM

The hoo-hah. Ornate pipes not required.


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 13 Mar 19 - 04:32 PM

I can just see the headlines in the Daily Heil.

Corbyn behind anti-semitic plot to keep us in Europe.

And the idiots will believe it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
From: Iains
Date: 13 Mar 19 - 05:41 PM

But less pleasing is that some Brexiteers including Ian Duncan Smith are reported to have been trying to persuade Hungary and others to veto any request to the EU for an extension. So much for hating how Brussels can overrule the UK Parliament.

A total misunderstanding of what is at stake:
As things stand we crash out on the 29th of this month.Regardless of what Parliament may vote in the meantime, only a changer in the law can negate this. There is not sufficient time to frame the required legislation,debate it in both houses and obtain Royal Assent. That is the reality.
An extension beyond the date of the European elections means the UK quota of MEPs must be elected.(This could be quite entertaining as the seats have already been re-allocated.)
More significantly, an extension gives the remainiacs more time to plot and plan their treasonous betrayal of the democratic will of the people.


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
From: DMcG
Date: 13 Mar 19 - 06:05 PM

So you think "what is at stake" entitles MPs to try to encourage the EU to thwart Parliament's will if it decides to ask for an extension?

I believe I understand what is at stake as well as you do, Iains.


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 14 Mar 19 - 04:41 AM

A suggestion this morning that Bercow might use the ancient rule that a Motion may not be voted on more than once during a session to prevent May's agreement being debated and voted on for a third time.

Fingers crossed. And maybe then we will see the complete lunacy of BrexShit kicked out for good.


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
From: DMcG
Date: 14 Mar 19 - 05:14 AM

That is a really interesting possibility, Backwoodsman. It is being suggested that the justification for bringing it back is that Cox's advice is changed because of the Vienna Convention. Now, it is true that is not in his written advice. But it was raised in the debate and his advice on the matter sought and given. So the claim the advice has changed is on very shaky ground indeed. Also that clause of Vienna Convention concerns fundamental changes in the parties concerned. A change of Prime Minister is not such a fundamental change. A change of governing party is not such a fundamental change. A complete collapse of the finances of the UK would be, but presumably those seeking to invoke it do not think that is likely. So this a fig-leaf of an excuse, not a genuine one.

Now, if Teresa May agreed to change her red lines and adopted a more consensual approach, that would be an actual change to the deal, so it could be brought back without doubt.

Some ERG members have said they would vote for the deal on condition May resigns. That takes us into, as far as I know, other uncharted constitutional waters. There is a convention that no parliament can bind its successor, so it cannot pas a law directly restricting its successors actions. It is not clear if that applies to Prime Ministers. For example, if May agreed to adopt some of Labour's ideas, and that so-amended deal was passed with those changes to the parts of the agreement that are *not legally binding*, to what extend would a PM Boris be bound to follow them? I don't think anyone knows.


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 14 Mar 19 - 05:25 AM

It amazes me how people are still falling this 'will of the people' bollocks. 17 million people voted to leave Europe. There are 66 Million in the UK. Less than 1/3 voted to leave. Of the remaining 2/3, 16 million voted to stay. So that leaves over a 1/3 of the 'people' who's will is entirely unknown. How can this be the will of the people?


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
From: Iains
Date: 14 Mar 19 - 05:35 AM

“Those who make peacful revolution impossible make violent revolution inevitable.”
JFK


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
From: David Carter (UK)
Date: 14 Mar 19 - 05:50 AM

Well we have had veiled threats of violence from Farage and others, and they don't impress or scare me. Our grandparents faced down Mosley's thugs, and our parents faced down Powell's, are our generation goint to be the once to cave in to threats of violence from brexit extremists?


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
From: Iains
Date: 14 Mar 19 - 05:59 AM

The extremists are those that refuse to recognise the legitimacy of the democratic vote.
This was by referendum
An overwhelming vote for article 50
A general election with both main parties having brexit as a major part of their manifesto.

Remainiacs are a bit like democrats. They just don't get it!


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
From: DMcG
Date: 14 Mar 19 - 07:19 AM

You know, Iains, it is posts like that which make people decide there is no value in engaging with you. I do so because it think it is valuable to know other peoples views, but there does come a point where the return on investment is too low to bother.

You say both parties campaigned for Brexit.

The Tories campaigned for a Brexit where having a customs partnership was ruled out.

Labour campaigned for a Brexit where a customs partnership was essential.

To suggest they are the same is on the level as claiming 'dead' and 'alive' are the same because they both contain an E and an A.

Add in the repeated dodging of the point I repeated in bold for your convenience and throw in some hint that violence might be acceptable and I find myself drawn to the group who don't respond at all.

As with Keith, it is your hands to decide if you want to raise things to discuss, or are only interested in scoring points in a competition where you are the sole entrant.


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 14 Mar 19 - 07:32 AM

Democracy provides for an electorate to change its opinion - that's why we have a General Election every five years. A Referendum is an expression of opinion at a fixed point in time, based on circumstances prevailing at that time. Should those circumstances change, it is not only democratic, but perfectly reasonable, to ask the electorate whether it still has the same opinion, or whether that opinion has changed.

The only 'extremists' around here are those who seek to deny the electorate its democratic right and the opportunity to either confirm its original opinion or change its mind.

What are those extremists afraid of, and why?


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 14 Mar 19 - 07:42 AM

Just put it up o the Irish tread but worth repeating here as Ireland is the main issue of Brexit
Michael Gove has announced that a Brexit crash-out will need to involve a re-establishment of Direct Rule from Westminster Britain's the interests of Britain and the Six Counties are to remain the same
This is tantamount to throwing way all the gains thet have been made since The Good Friday Agreement and will almost inevitably bring violent conflict that much nearer
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 14 Mar 19 - 07:45 AM

I find it hilarious that the resident wannabe 'tough-guy' who is making scarcely-veiled threats of violence on this thread, is defecating building-blocks on another thread over the prospect of a 19-year-old girl, who is an abused, brainwashed rape-victim, being allowed to return to the UK - her country of birth - from Syria.


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
From: Iains
Date: 14 Mar 19 - 07:56 AM

Not near as hilarious as I find your "contributions" on brexit.


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 14 Mar 19 - 08:28 AM

You're going to allow this offensive clown to close this thread if you're not careful Baccy - which would suit the rightists here right down to the ground
Put yourself in their shoes; wouldn't you be embarrassed to see your Government disintegrating before your eyes and have to pretend all is well?
Jim


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
From: DMcG
Date: 14 Mar 19 - 08:44 AM

One of the amendments being debated is from Chris Bryant sayingthat the May's deal should not be brought back before Parliament. I assume the reasons will be those in Erskine May. I would be very surprised if that amendment were to pass, but if it did I think Bercow would find himself obliged to require a more significant change than the "change of advice" fig-leaf. Even if rejected, it may mean bringing MV3 becomes the final chance: MV4 could find itself ruled out.


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
From: The Sandman
Date: 14 Mar 19 - 09:21 AM

The referendum was advisory parliament always had the power to over rule ,this was not explained to people , as a result of Cromwell, parliaments powers were increased.

I predict the next conservative leader will be Sajid Javid.
I am a supporter of Jermy Corbyn,but i think the next labour leader might be Sadiq Aman Khan ., if he remains in the labour party


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
From: Iains
Date: 14 Mar 19 - 09:27 AM

Jim Carroll - PM
Date: 14 Mar 19 - 08:28 AM

You're going to allow this offensive clown to close this thread if you're not careful Baccy


I do not believe I was the one recently called a bastard. Whoever it was must have been pretty offensive. I believe anyone studying the contributions by the usual suspects will find reams of offensive comments especially directed at the recently departed Keith.

Here is how jimmy refutes an argument
From: Jim Carroll - PM
Date: 28 Feb 17 - 05:32 AM
Piss off you pair of racist pricks

An extremely educated, well crafted response(from a 7th or 8th grader)

Nothing sensible to say so remainiacs resort to insults, bullying and bluster as usual shortly to bring death to yet another thread.g


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 14 Mar 19 - 09:33 AM

Don't respond
Don't fall for his nonsense
Don't even read his posts if at all possible

It is proven to work but some keep encouraging him. Just stop it please. It is beyond a joke.


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 14 Mar 19 - 10:39 AM

The pub must have closed - let him sleep it off
Jim


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 14 Mar 19 - 11:08 AM

That's just another invitation for him to continue. Just don't encourage him. It really is very simple.


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 14 Mar 19 - 10:30 AM

So, having received no reply the first time (other than the usual abuse)m I'll ask again - why are the Brexshiteers, who constantly and vociferously proclaim their profound belief and faith in their perceived version of 'democracy', so fearful of granting the electorate their undeniable, actual democratic right to a re-vote in order to confirm their earlier opinion or, alternatively, demonstrate that they have changed their collective mind?


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 14 Mar 19 - 10:37 AM

Rhetorical question I presume BWM :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 14 Mar 19 - 10:46 AM

Precisely, Dave! Just waiting for more abuse. It's all he's got. At least I get a good laugh!


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
From: Iains
Date: 14 Mar 19 - 10:56 AM

I seem to recollect the gnome being publicly rebuked for his abysmal behaviour. The pots twould appear to vastly outnumber the "alleged " kettle.
Your posts are all archived, even some you thought deleted!


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
From: Iains
Date: 14 Mar 19 - 11:05 AM

Knife crime in the UK is a serious issue. 17.4,000,000 people were stabbed in the back yesterday.

"I know people voted for Brexit for a range of reasons, but many of us did so to regain sovereignty - i.e. to take back control from an EU political elite who seem arrogant, out of touch, incompetent, unaccountable and undemocratic. Can someone please help me understand why our own government would wish to inflame that sentiment and become the focus of it by thwarting Brexit through being arrogant, out of touch, incompetent, unaccountable and undemocratic?!?! Populism (actually anti-establishment-ism) is on the rise all across the West, and politicians seem astonishingly blind to their role in causing it."


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 14 Mar 19 - 11:55 AM

I repeat....

"Democracy provides for an electorate to change its opinion - that's why we have a General Election every five years. A Referendum is an expression of opinion at a fixed point in time, based on circumstances prevailing at that time. Should those circumstances change, it is not only democratic, but perfectly reasonable, to ask the electorate whether it still has the same opinion, or whether that opinion has changed.

The only 'extremists' around here are those who seek to deny the electorate its democratic right and the opportunity to either confirm its original opinion or change its mind.

What are those extremists afraid of, and why?"

Well....??


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 14 Mar 19 - 12:12 PM

If this vote was democratic in the first place it would have been based on full information of what people were voting for
It was not democratic in any way, it was based on turning one group of people against the other - the worst kind of populism.
The very first result of this was an immediate rise in racist incidents
THat is now even been acknowledged by the extremist right who have realised the necessity to CLEAN UP THEIR IMAGE
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
From: Iains
Date: 14 Mar 19 - 01:09 PM

Here's one for the remainiacs to chew on (hot off guidos press)

Sarah Wollaston’s amendment calling for a long extension to provide time for a second referendum has been crushed this evening by 334 votes to just 85


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
From: DMcG
Date: 14 Mar 19 - 02:01 PM

So May will be asking for an extension. It may not be granted, of course, but if it is it will either be to 30 June or later.

Sorry Nigel, but the odds now that your prediction that we would leave on 29th March and mine that we would still be in a state of uncertainty on 1st April currently looks in my favour.


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
From: robomatic
Date: 14 Mar 19 - 02:19 PM

So, how old is Britain anyway?

In America we have a birthdate for the United States. It's when we offically thumbed our nose at you guys. But who did you guys thumb your noses at? The Romans? The French? Actually it was kind of the other way around. The took Caratacus back home and paraded him through the streets in a Triumph. The French arrived (as Normans) and taught you a new language. Which you successfully absorbed in one of the great turnabout conquests of all time. (Good job on that, by the way!)

So, whence do y'all date from?


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 14 Mar 19 - 02:34 PM

Some reading for you - it's not straightforward...


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
From: Mrrzy
Date: 14 Mar 19 - 03:02 PM

Fascinating!


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
From: Iains
Date: 14 Mar 19 - 03:35 PM

Even less straightforward!


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monmouthshire_(historic)


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