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#81 AllseeingEye

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Posted 23 July 2019 - 05:20 PM

Just sad; to think this clod now holds the same office as Disraeli, Palmerston and Churchill. As someone quipped on my social media feed "well at least England got a BJ out of the deal".......

 

This NY Times op-ed piece illustrates perfectly how he is perceived both in and outside of Britain, particularly by the EU, and just how monumental the challenge is that lies before him and the UK:

 

https://www.nytimes....ted-brexit.html

 

 

PS - and for God sake can someone in his inner circle strongly suggest he get a haircut?? He may fail utterly as PM, but at the very least he can at least look the part. Right now he perpetually looks like a first year college kid the morning after his first frat party........



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Posted 23 July 2019 - 06:45 PM

BJ Thomas: https://www.youtube....bed/5OXy4dyUeRw



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Posted 26 July 2019 - 02:48 PM

Noticed my UK passport is expiring Jan 2020 so decided to renew it today before all the nonsense happens in the Fall.

 

So easy, did it online, had a friend take a picture of me with my phone and uploaded it, filled out a simple questionnaire, photocopied every page of my Canadian Passport and put it with my Eu one in an envelope, paid the 86 pounds plus return courier and its in the mail with an expected turnaround of 4-6 weeks from receipt.

 

No more finding a credible person to witness my application or going to LD to get passport pix. Basically, you have a current & soon to expire passport so send us that with copies of your other one and you're on your way! 


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#84 lanforod

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Posted 26 July 2019 - 08:11 PM

For somerhing you only need to do every 10 years now, the Canadian process isn't really that onerous. Sure, could be improved but seriously, first world problems.

#85 rjag

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Posted 26 July 2019 - 09:04 PM

For somerhing you only need to do every 10 years now, the Canadian process isn't really that onerous. Sure, could be improved but seriously, first world problems.

 

big difference, this took start to finish less than 10 mins...took me longer to drive to a post office to mail it! 

 

Canadian process includes having to go to get verified passport pix, find 2 personal references etc etc and then visit the passport office and invariably sit for an hour or 2.

 

10 mins for an international passport renewal is exceptional



#86 Matt R.

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Posted 26 July 2019 - 11:22 PM

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#87 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 02:42 PM

Jeremy Corbyn has urged the leaders of the other opposition parties and Tory rebels to install him as caretaker PM in order to stop a no-deal Brexit.

 

If he wins a no-confidence vote in the government, the Labour leader plans to delay Brexit, call a snap election and campaign for another referendum.

 

But Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson said she would not support making Mr Corbyn prime minister.

 

She called him "divisive" and said he would not command MPs' support.

 

In speech on Thursday, she said her party would work with others to stop a no-deal exit but Mr Corbyn was not a leader "respected on both sides of the House".

 

 

 
first of all fat chance the voters will let this crazy ass socialist lunatic anywhere near the prime ministership.  
 
secondly labour needs a new leader - soon.

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 15 August 2019 - 02:42 PM.

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#88 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 02:45 PM

A No 10 spokesman said: "Jeremy Corbyn believes that the people are the servants and politicians can cancel public votes they don't like."

 

 

i agree.



#89 rjag

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 02:51 PM

 

 
first of all fat chance the voters will let this crazy ass socialist lunatic anywhere near the prime ministership.  
 
secondly labour needs a new leader - soon.

 

 

 

Yup Labour has gone the full blown crazy this past decade...so full of tanky's and intolerant anti-semites...makes the Canadian NDP look centrist...for the most part


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#90 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 18 August 2019 - 02:51 AM

https://www.gov.uk/g...u-law-in-the-uk

 

Brexit Secretary signs order to scrap 1972 Brussels Act - ending all EU law in the UK

 

The Government has signed into law legislation to repeal the Act of Parliament which set in stone Britain’s EU (EEC) membership in 1972.

 

The 1972 Act is the vehicle that sees regulations flow into UK law directly from the EU’s lawmaking bodies in Brussels.

 

The announcement of the Act’s repeal marks a historic step in returning lawmaking powers from Brussels to the UK. We are taking back control of our laws, as the public voted for in 2016.

 

The repeal of the European Communities Act 1972 will take effect when Britain formally leaves the EU on October 31.

 

Speaking after signing the legislation that will crystallise in law the upcoming repeal of the ECA, the Secretary of State for Exiting the EU Steve Barclay said:

 

This is a clear signal to the people of this country that there is no turning back - we are leaving the EU as promised on October 31, whatever the circumstances - delivering on the instructions given to us in 2016.

 

The votes of 17.4 million people deciding to leave the EU is the greatest democratic mandate ever given to any UK Government. Politicians cannot choose which public votes they wish to respect. Parliament has already voted to leave on 31 October. The signing of this legislation ensures that the EU Withdrawal Act will repeal the European Communities Act 1972 on exit day.

 

The ECA saw countless EU regulations flowing directly into UK law for decades, and any government serious about leaving on October 31 should show their commitment to repealing it.

 

That is what we are doing by setting in motion that repeal. This is a landmark moment in taking back control of our laws from Brussels.


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#91 rjag

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 09:21 AM

Follow-up on my UK passport application. It was renewed and couriered back last Friday. So start to finish exactly 3 weeks for an international passport.

 

All done from the comfort of my home and 1 trip to the post office to mail it. 

 

Interesting to note that the front cover only says United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. All references of the EU have been removed.



#92 Mike K.

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 09:26 AM

Interesting to note that the front cover only says United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. All references of the EU have been removed.

 

The EU used to be the first line of text on the passport, above everything else.

 

Interesting.


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#93 Mike K.

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 09:48 AM

Here's the change, courtesy of rjag.

 

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#94 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 11:17 AM

Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday ruled out ever asking the European Union to delay Britain's departure from the bloc, making an implicit warning to lawmakers that he would be forced to call an election if they tied his hands on Brexit.

Johnson's promise to take the country out of the European Union on Oct. 31 with or without a divorce deal has propelled the United Kingdom toward a constitutional crisis and a battle with the 27 other members of the bloc.

 

With the United Kingdom less than 60 days away from a possible no-deal exit, an alliance of opposition lawmakers are plotting with rebels in Johnson's party to block a no-deal exit and force him to delay Brexit for three months.

In an thinly veiled warning to lawmakers, Johnson said he would never delay Brexit which was postponed twice by his predecessor, Theresa May.

"I want everybody to know there are no circumstances in which I will ask Brussels to delay: we are leaving on 31st October, no ifs or buts," Johnson said in a hastily organized statement at a lectern outside Number 10 Downing Street.

 

 

https://www.cbc.ca/n...delay-1.5267975



#95 Mike K.

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 01:42 PM

The US, Canada and China represent about 25% of UK imports, btw.

 

I'm not sure if any European trading partners will put up significant import/export barriers to a major trading partner like the UK. Other than central government interference (the EU) will a country like Spain not be open to an accelerated trade deal?


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#96 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 02:04 PM

i like his threat to expel from the party anybody that’s not for the exit.

the people voted to leave. sorry the political elites don’t agree. but if you oppose the exit go join some other party.
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#97 rjag

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 02:57 PM

So far I like what Boris is doing, he’s calling their bluff about all the delaying tactics. It’s either going to be a brilliant move or disastrous but at least he is doing something
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Posted 03 September 2019 - 07:16 AM

Boris Johnson has lost his majority in Parliament ahead of the key 'no deal' Brexit vote, after one of his MP's defected to the Liberal Democrats. 

 

https://www.bbc.com/...litics-49557734



#99 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 03 September 2019 - 01:34 PM

 Opponents of 'no-deal' Brexit defeat Boris Johnson, seize control of legislative agenda

Lawmakers voted in favour of the motion by 328 to 301

 

 

A cross-party alliance defeated U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson in Parliament on Tuesday in a bid to prevent him taking Britain out of the EU without a divorce agreement — a move that the government warned would thrust Britain toward an October snap election.

 

Lawmakers voted by 328 to 301 for a motion put forward by opposition parties and rebel lawmakers in Johnson's party — who had been warned they would be kicked out of the Conservative Party if they defied the government.

 

More than three years after the United Kingdom voted in a referendum to leave the European Union, the defeat leaves the course of Brexit unresolved, with possible outcomes still ranging from a turbulent 'no-deal' exit to abandoning the whole endeavour.

 


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#100 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 03 September 2019 - 01:53 PM

wel boris has put it on the line i encourage you to watch this short video of his reaction to today's vote:

 

https://www.bbc.com/...key-brexit-vote

 

he basically says if they vote tomorrow for an extension he's calling an election and the people will decide who goes to brussels on october 17th him or corbyn.  quite the clip!

 

    Brexit: Prime Minister Boris Johnson reacts to losing the key Brexit vote

The prime minister said the result of the vote means parliament is on the brink of "wrecking any deal" with Brussels.

 

The Commons voted 328 to 301 to take control of the agenda, meaning they can bring forward a bill seeking to delay the UK's exit date beyond 31 October.

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