Moi - we have no clue either!! It seems the members of Parliament are ignoring the wishes of the country, the PM and I don't think they know what the heck they want themselves. It seems like they are stirring trouble for trouble's sake to me. Stop the world, I want to get off!!!!
It's such a deeply divisive issue, it's split communities, families, friends & work colleagues, perhaps not surprising that it's also split the political parties too. It's been badly handled from the start, there was misinformation (by both the Leave & Remain sides) and the era of austerity we went through made a lot of people dissatisfied with what was happening in the country and given the chance to vote in a referendum gave them the opportunity to express that dissatisfaction. I don't believe anyone was really made aware of the full potential consequences to the economy of leaving the EU, there were soundbites about stopping immigration, having lots of extra money for the NHS etc which appealed to the majority who voted in favour of leaving, when there was never really any proper plan to how we'd do it.
Moi, we live here and we don't have a clue either. I honestly think think that a lot of the objections are down to a personality clash, Theresa May keeps reiterating that 'Brexit means Brexit '. What that means if it actually happens, who knows. Years ago, I voted in favour of joining the Common market. Since we joined, it has changed. Our Country contributes a lot of money. Yet, we have the lowest pensions, some of the highest fuel prices, people who work not having enough money to put a roof over their heads etc. Our farmers having fields full of vegetables rejected because they are the wrong shape and fish thrown back into the sea whilst there are families having to use foodbanks. It's wrong. It seems that there is going to be another round of votes today. Whatever for?
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There is a lot of talk about food shortages when leaving EU, I'm confused about this issue though, if someone could clarify that I'd be grateful? The way I see it loosely is our farmers usually have set a side fields which they are not aloud to grow anything in and are paid a subsidy by the EU to not grow, because we have to take a certain amount of food from European countries. So surely our farmers would be able to start growing more food for us? I know a lot of land has also been taken to build new housing because of the increasing population because of more people entering... seems like this is all going round in circles to me.
My friends, as I have discovered myself, there are no disasters, only opportunities. And, indeed, opportunities for fresh disasters.
I think the food thing may especially apply to fresh produce, eg lettuces from Spain, because the lorries will be held up at the docks because of new border arrangements/driving & insurance requirements, the produce may rot/go off before it reaches the shelves, so presumably the supermarkets won't want to risk buying and then not being able to sell produce and the producers/delivery lorries won't want to absorb those costs either.
We have all got used to having food available in the shops which is grown abroad so available to us when it's not in season locally, that may possibly change.
On the subject of farmers' fields, I saw a thing on the news yesterday about the potential detriment to insects/birds/wildlife because if those fields/edges of fields which currently have to be left alone are ploughed, it will reduce the places they can live/nest/find food etc.
I am not sure about the potential shortage of drugs etc, again I think it's because they're predicting chaos at the docks.
I think we'd all have more confidence in Parliament if they didn't all behave like a bunch of school kids at a pantomime. In business, if you were in an important meeting which affected the lives of millions of people, you wouldn't get people braying and booing! It's a disgrace!
The country voted for Brexit, less than one million voted to leave more than remain but that was the outcome. It has to be! The campaign to stop Brexit which has reached nearly 6 million will not be of any use because about 30 million voted initially. The problem we have is there are too many people wanting different outcomes. The Hard Brexit lot such as Rees-Mogg and Boris Johnson want us to leave, end off. They’d be happy if we left with no agreement. They are now hinting they will change position as they aren’t going to get that. Mrs May has been working on a soft Brexit as that would mean the U.K. still having connections to the EU. I believe that the votes that are going to be held will narrow down all the different options and hopefully they will end up with only one! I was asked by an American this week if the Queen could stop Brexit as that was what someone had told him. I laughed and said I thought that was rubbish but then googled it. Looks like she could but I think it would be highly unlikely for our Queen to interfere, don’t you? What will the news, media do once Brexit is sorted? We’ve heard nothing political other than Brexit for so long!!! No, that’s wrong as the other big thing is Jeremy Corbyn and anti Semitic accusations!
I was originally against the concept of another referendum, but I do think perhaps that's the only answer to find out what the people want, now that they have more facts about the implications and all the bull**** is out of the way. It could end up with an even bigger majority wanting to leave, in which case the government knows it needs to settle for nothing less. It's not anti-democratic to hold further opportunities to vote, it would be more anti-democratic to say that parliament will do whatever they want without asking the country. After all, people change their minds about which party they'd like to be in power regularly - we have General Elections every 5 years
I would say that is not true Moi, the army could be called to help the Border Force with security checks at ports, as inevitably there could be some teething problems, or to help with security around lorry parking at ports.
Today is the the day that we should have left the EU at 11.00 precisely. One of our neighbours has a new flag pole that has a Union Jack fluttering gently in the breeze. I can't begin to think what other countries are thinking about the chaos that is happening in our 'democratic' government. We must be a laughing stock. And, we have another vote today. Anyone know what difference that will make? Boris has had his hair cut, he's gone from looking like a scarecrow to looking like a schoolboy. Is he waiting in the corner like a preying mantis? Is he against leaving or does he want to leave? My brain is getting frazzled. Perhaps our theme song should be this. Anyone else suggest anything else.