Bollocks to Brexit

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Re: Bollocks to Brexit

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Joan wrote:
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disclaimer: he is a prick, and his protest is nonsense

He can't move closer to his work, because his work involves representing his constituents so he needs to spend some time in his constituency, holding surgeries, and checking he is in touch with the communities. OK, no one does that, but they should.

Also, he would still need to be in Brussels half the time, and that's still a 4 hour commute from Strasbourg.

He could move closer to his work...


...by actually living in the region he represents (North West England) rather than the other side of the country (Ipswich).
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Re: Bollocks to Brexit

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He could move closer to his work...


...by actually living in the region he represents (North West England) rather than the other side of the country (Ipswich).
Yes, but I am going to put that down as an EU problem; you should have to live in a constituency to be eligible to stand.
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Re: Bollocks to Brexit

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Yes, but I am going to put that down as an EU problem; you should have to live in a constituency to be eligible to stand.
Each member state sets their own rule around being elected as an MEP. The only overarching rules are that they must be elected by proportional representation, be citizens of a member state and they can only stand for election in one member state at a time.

In some EU countries there are residency requirements.
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There are dozens of flights from Manchester to Strasbourg
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Guy's clearly enjoying himself!

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This could get interesting...

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Post by LowlifeDes » 3 months ago

Could I request that people who post tweets give some explanation what they are about because this is what I see.
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Re: Bollocks to Brexit

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Could I request that people who post tweets give some explanation what they are about because this is what I see.Screenshot_20190702-201138.png
Sorry... the Information Tribunal has ordered IPSA to disclose publicly-funded ERG “research’.
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Re: Bollocks to Brexit

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LowlifeDes wrote:
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Could I request that people who post tweets give some explanation what they are about because this is what I see.Screenshot_20190702-201138.png
Can I suggest you white list this site? There aren't any ads (yet 🤨)
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Sorry... the Information Tribunal has ordered IPSA to disclose publicly-funded ERG “research’.
We pay for their research? Fucking Hell.
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Re: Bollocks to Brexit

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I see that repealing the hunting ban is a policy thing. I guess that tells us all we need to know about looming food shortages.
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Re: Bollocks to Brexit

Post by Greg » 3 months ago

https://metro.co.uk/2019/07/09/jeremy-c ... -10137078/

So Labour will only give me what I want if I dont vote for them?

Great strategy Jez.
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Greg wrote:
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https://metro.co.uk/2019/07/09/jeremy-c ... -10137078/

So Labour will only give me what I want if I dont vote for them?

Great strategy Jez.
They're proposing to offer a referendum on any deal, which will include the option to remain.
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They're proposing to offer a referendum on any deal, which will include the option to remain.
And if they win an election?
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And if they win an election?
The BBC is reporting that this would also go to a public vote, though this hasn't been announced publicly. I think it's remarkable that a split parliamentary party has moved so far on this. Unfortunately the country is now so divided that half the population will stamp their feet unless they get absolutely everything they want.
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