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    British Conservative win

    Will Brexit happen, even with the conservative majority? Will the individual conservative MPs balk, like the last Parliament?

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    Bojo won big, UK lost big.

    Next up, Sexit. Scotland is on warp speed to separate from the the UK.

    Then Nixit - Northern Ireland has started on the same path as Scotland.

    Way to go, Brits. Now wait until you lose NHS under Bojo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thodisipagal View Post
    Next up, Sexit. Scotland is on warp speed to separate from the the UK.

    Then Nixit - Northern Ireland has started on the same path as Scotland.
    Say goodbye to the Union Jack.


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    The landslide proves those that voted for Brexit wanted it.

    The delays, recriminations, insults, fear-mongering and attempts to block a well-defined referendum vote, and over-turn it, shows the left for what they are - poor losers, who don't respect democracy unless they get their way.

    Good luck trying to re-gain power any time in the next 25 years.

    This mirrors the Democrats in the US, who might pay dearly for their bogus impeachment circus, which is just their attempt to overturn the 2016 election.
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    I’m wondering if BoJo can get the party to support Brexit this time. Seems to be a fractured party without a definitive goal.

    A few engineers I deal with over there are thinking the election didn’t solve a thing. I’m thinking the circus will be around well into 2020.


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    Nothing will silence Johnson's inside-the-party Remainer critics like a big election win. If they pipe up now, he can have them sidelined or expelled, with no danger of losing power. It would be very different if his majority was just a few seats.

    Brexit will happen, though on what terms is up to the EU. Maybe they should just finally accept it, because up to now, they've been trying to reverse it by making it as hard & slow a slog as possible.

    Scotland is the danger for Johnson now. He'll probably have to just take a "hard no" stance to the SNP, as Spain is doing with Catalonia, and that's dangerous.

    Corbyn already is on the way out as leader, though I don't blame him for what happened. The Brexit issue peeled away so much Labour support precisely where is usually was strongest, but that party has been a shambles ever since Blair threw its working-class principles in the trash. Corbyn spent more time defending himself against attacks from inside his own party than fighting the Conservatives.

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    Deficit of Scotland is 7% GDP. Deficit of UK is 1.1% GDP. If EU takes Scotland, England will benefit financially. For all the talk of Scottish independence, Scotland needs a sugar daddy.

    Northern Ireland is an even heavier burden, requiring massive economic subsidies and the grim task of preventing ethnic cleansing of protestants. Would the EU take this on? Time will tell.

    Perhaps if Labour didn’t sound like Hezbollah UK, things might have played out differently. But here we are.

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    When you see the EU has to bolster countries like Spain, Italy and Greece and who else is starting to suck wind Finland with their breadlines. It may not be such a bad thing for Britain to cut those anchor chains and go it alone.

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    How long ago was the brexit vote? Seems like this saga has been going on forever, not interested and tired of hearing about it.

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    The referendum was in 2016, so yeah it has been a long slog. You can chalk that up to the EU hoping to stall for time and thus nudge to UK into not actually leaving.

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    After the 2016 referendum, the politicians didn't listen to the vote and voted their own way (the conservative not voting with the party); not the public, this election forced the issue.

    Did any of these holdout conservatives run in the election or were they forced out?

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