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Post by Tommy Monk on Thu Jul 07, 2016 10:07 am



...Maybe that's why they voted against it and also think their vote/opinions are worth more than others...!?




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Post by Original Quill on Thu Jul 07, 2016 12:13 pm

It really isn't about democracy at all. It was about the boundaries within which the democracy would take shape. Would the UK fit within the greater EU?

So an EU referendum says the UK should leave. I don't know who to believe: the EU or the UK? I'll be interested to see who the UK obeys.

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Post by Tommy Monk on Thu Jul 07, 2016 1:04 pm




In a democracy... the people decide... the govt enact the will of the people...



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Post by Tommy Monk on Thu Jul 07, 2016 1:21 pm

Tommy Monk wrote:

...Maybe that's why they voted against it and also think their vote/opinions are worth more than others...!?




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Post by Original Quill on Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:30 pm

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In a democracy... the people decide... the govt enact the will of the people...

Do you not think the UK is a democracy?  That government voluntarily went in to the EU at  Maastricht in 1992?  I believe John Major was the PM in 1992.  Was he a dictator?

If so, what about his predecessor? It was a woman...um, um...give me a moment. Thistle, or Thacker?? Something like that. She must have been a dictator as well, was she not?

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Post by Raggamuffin on Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:37 pm

Original Quill wrote:It really isn't about democracy at all.  It was about the boundaries within which the democracy would take shape.  Would the UK fit within the greater EU?

So an EU referendum says the UK should leave.  I don't know who to believe: the EU or the UK?  I'll be interested to see who the UK obeys.

The democratically-elected government decides - that would be the UK, not the EU.

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Post by Original Quill on Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:46 pm

Raggamuffin wrote:
Original Quill wrote:It really isn't about democracy at all.  It was about the boundaries within which the democracy would take shape.  Would the UK fit within the greater EU?

So an EU referendum says the UK should leave.  I don't know who to believe: the EU or the UK?  I'll be interested to see who the UK obeys.

The democratically-elected government decides - that would be the UK, not the EU.

But the democratically elected decided on the EU. And frankly, the UK electorate used the resources of the EU to hold a referendum to vacate the EU. So, aren't the hands of the UK Parliament more-or-less tied?

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Post by Raggamuffin on Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:51 pm

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The democratically-elected government decides - that would be the UK, not the EU.

But the democratically elected decided on the EU.  And frankly, the UK electorate used the resources of the EU to hold a referendum to vacate the EU.  So, aren't the hands of the UK Parliament more-or-less tied?

Did they really decide on it? In any case, they've now decided they want out by a majority vote.

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Post by Ben Reilly on Thu Jul 07, 2016 11:03 pm

Raggamuffin wrote:
Original Quill wrote:It really isn't about democracy at all.  It was about the boundaries within which the democracy would take shape.  Would the UK fit within the greater EU?

So an EU referendum says the UK should leave.  I don't know who to believe: the EU or the UK?  I'll be interested to see who the UK obeys.

The democratically-elected government decides - that would be the UK, not the EU.

So remind us of what Farage's job is these days? Just waltz in there on his own, did he?

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Post by Raggamuffin on Thu Jul 07, 2016 11:08 pm

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Raggamuffin wrote:

The democratically-elected government decides - that would be the UK, not the EU.

So remind us of what Farage's job is these days? Just waltz in there on his own, did he?

Huh? Mr Farage is not in the Government, he was the leader of a legitimate political party. I don't understand your question.

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Post by nicko on Fri Jul 08, 2016 2:11 am

Take no notice Raggs, they are all "experts" over there.

They don't live here but know all about it!
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Post by Original Quill on Fri Jul 08, 2016 5:07 am

nicko wrote:Take no notice Raggs,     they are all "experts" over there.

They don't live here but know all about it!

Hell, compared to you guys we are all virtuoso's over here.  That is, unless Trump is elected.

I think in the cosmic mist somewhere there is a force that says, It's idiot's time now...all the idiots take one step forward and receive a wafer...Mr. Trump...Mr. Farage, come, come...

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Post by Tommy Monk on Fri Jul 08, 2016 5:35 am

Original Quill wrote:
Raggamuffin wrote:

The democratically-elected government decides - that would be the UK, not the EU.

But the democratically elected decided on the EU.  And frankly, the UK electorate used the resources of the EU to hold a referendum to vacate the EU.  So, aren't the hands of the UK Parliament more-or-less tied?



We used our money and our govt... the eu only has other taxpayers money... so I don't know what you think you are saying...!?

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Post by Original Quill on Fri Jul 08, 2016 5:46 am

Tommy Monk wrote:
Original Quill wrote:

But the democratically elected decided on the EU.  And frankly, the UK electorate used the resources of the EU to hold a referendum to vacate the EU.  So, aren't the hands of the UK Parliament more-or-less tied?



We used our money and our govt... the eu only has other taxpayers money... so I don't know what you think you are saying...!?

No tommy...what I meant by 'resources' is the legal mechanism. Your referendum was by EU law, notably the European Union Referendum Act 2015. The UK does not have a referendum system.

It really will be interesting to see what Parliament does. There is really no linkage between the EU and Parliament on the matter. The vote just sits there like a huge, pregnant cow. I get visions of MP's looking around, shrugging their shoulders, sauntering away to Simpson's for lunch.

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Post by Raggamuffin on Fri Jul 08, 2016 7:29 am

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nicko wrote:Take no notice Raggs,     they are all "experts" over there.

They don't live here but know all about it!

Hell, compared to you guys we are all virtuoso's over here.  That is, unless Trump is elected.

I think in the cosmic mist somewhere there is a force that says, It's idiot's time now...all the idiots take one step forward and receive a wafer...Mr. Trump...Mr. Farage, come, come...

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Sure you are. You had a President who blatantly invaded another country, and you've got guys running around murdering police officers - all with your blessing.

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Post by eddie on Fri Jul 08, 2016 7:36 am

HoratioTarr wrote:

Wow. Some powerful points in there.

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Post by sassy on Fri Jul 08, 2016 7:40 am

Don't know who he is, but HT has another video of him on the shooting thread.   What an idiot.   Populist uprising?   Does he not know that actually only 34% of people eligible to vote voted for leave.   If we got people interested enough in what happens in the country, we might have a populist uprising, but what we actually have is a comotose electorate who don't give a fuck.

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Post by Original Quill on Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:52 am

Raggamuffin wrote:
Original Quill wrote:

Hell, compared to you guys we are all virtuoso's over here.  That is, unless Trump is elected.

I think in the cosmic mist somewhere there is a force that says, It's idiot's time now...all the idiots take one step forward and receive a wafer...Mr. Trump...Mr. Farage, come, come...

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Sure you are. You had a President who blatantly invaded another country, and you've got guys running around murdering police officers - all with your blessing.

Sounds like your PM...we talkin' the right person here?  

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Raggamuffin wrote:

Sure you are. You had a President who blatantly invaded another country, and you've got guys running around murdering police officers - all with your blessing.

Sounds like your PM...we talkin' the right person here?  

Are you actually denying that the US had anything to do with the invasion of Iraq? That's a new one - even for you.

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Post by Original Quill on Fri Jul 08, 2016 9:03 am

I don't know if some of you have lived long enough to realize this, but the greatest enemy isn't the one who hits back; the greatest enemy is silence. That's what I mean when I speak of the great abyss of nothingness...its a metaphor for the greatest enemy of all.

The guy who hits back is visible, tangible, alive, corporeal, breathes and you can hit back, and potentially win. Silence--the abyss of nothingness--is nowhere, nothing, quiet, timeless, nothing to hit back, just nothing you can do.

The UK Parliament, with an EU referendum result, which is meaningless under UK law, may just greet you with the great abyss of nothingness.

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Post by Original Quill on Fri Jul 08, 2016 9:04 am

Raggamuffin wrote:
Original Quill wrote:

Sounds like your PM...we talkin' the right person here?  

Are you actually denying that the US had anything to do with the invasion of Iraq? That's a new one - even for you.

Don't play stupid. You know what I mean.

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Raggamuffin wrote:

Are you actually denying that the US had anything to do with the invasion of Iraq? That's a new one - even for you.

Don't play stupid.  You know what I mean.

No I don't. You appear to be saying that the US is never responsible for anything bad ...

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Post by nicko on Fri Jul 08, 2016 9:07 am

Another load of rubbish from our resident "Barrack Room Lawyer"
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Post by Tommy Monk on Fri Jul 08, 2016 9:40 am

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Post by eddie on Fri Jul 08, 2016 9:42 am

Original Quill wrote:I don't know if some of you have lived long enough to realize this, but the greatest enemy isn't the one who hits back; the greatest enemy is silence.  That's what I mean when I speak of the great abyss of nothingness...its a metaphor for the greatest enemy of all.

The guy who hits back is visible, tangible, alive, corporeal, breathes and you can hit back, and potentially win.  Silence--the abyss of nothingness--is nowhere, nothing, quiet, timeless, nothing to hit back, just nothing you can do.

The UK Parliament, with an EU referendum result, which is meaningless under UK law, may just greet you with the great abyss of nothingness.

That post was like a great abyss of nothingness. Rolling Eyes

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Post by Raggamuffin on Fri Jul 08, 2016 10:10 am

eddie wrote:
Original Quill wrote:I don't know if some of you have lived long enough to realize this, but the greatest enemy isn't the one who hits back; the greatest enemy is silence.  That's what I mean when I speak of the great abyss of nothingness...its a metaphor for the greatest enemy of all.

The guy who hits back is visible, tangible, alive, corporeal, breathes and you can hit back, and potentially win.  Silence--the abyss of nothingness--is nowhere, nothing, quiet, timeless, nothing to hit back, just nothing you can do.

The UK Parliament, with an EU referendum result, which is meaningless under UK law, may just greet you with the great abyss of nothingness.

That post was like a great abyss of nothingness. Rolling Eyes

lol!

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Post by Tommy Monk on Fri Jul 08, 2016 10:15 am

Most amusing!


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eddie wrote:
Original Quill wrote:I don't know if some of you have lived long enough to realize this, but the greatest enemy isn't the one who hits back; the greatest enemy is silence.  That's what I mean when I speak of the great abyss of nothingness...its a metaphor for the greatest enemy of all.

The guy who hits back is visible, tangible, alive, corporeal, breathes and you can hit back, and potentially win.  Silence--the abyss of nothingness--is nowhere, nothing, quiet, timeless, nothing to hit back, just nothing you can do.

The UK Parliament, with an EU referendum result, which is meaningless under UK law, may just greet you with the great abyss of nothingness.

That post was like a great abyss of nothingness. Rolling Eyes

It's a little beyond those who don't have a familiarity with existential philosophy, I admit.  But what the hell, if I wanted to be average, why bother?  Lol.

I sprinkle these bits about hither and yon to help educate you guys.  If y'all get into the habit pattern of learning, we advance the cause of reasonable debate.  

See?  Now you know what the abyss of nothingness means and something successful has been achieved...and I am vindicated. Razz

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Original Quill wrote:
eddie wrote:
Original Quill wrote:I don't know if some of you have lived long enough to realize this, but the greatest enemy isn't the one who hits back; the greatest enemy is silence.  That's what I mean when I speak of the great abyss of nothingness...its a metaphor for the greatest enemy of all.

The guy who hits back is visible, tangible, alive, corporeal, breathes and you can hit back, and potentially win.  Silence--the abyss of nothingness--is nowhere, nothing, quiet, timeless, nothing to hit back, just nothing you can do.

The UK Parliament, with an EU referendum result, which is meaningless under UK law, may just greet you with the great abyss of nothingness.

That post was like a great abyss of nothingness. Rolling Eyes

It's a little beyond those who don't have a familiarity with existential philosophy, I admit.  But what the hell, if I wanted to be average, why bother?  Lol.

I sprinkle these bits about hither and yon to help educate you guys.  If y'all get into the habit pattern of learning, we advance the cause of reasonable debate.  

See?  Now you know what the abyss of nothingness means and something successful has been achieved...and I am vindicated. Razz


Hahahahaha I'll let you off. But only cos I've grown used to you Razz

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Post by Original Quill on Fri Jul 08, 2016 10:47 am

eddie wrote:
Original Quill wrote:

It's a little beyond those who don't have a familiarity with existential philosophy, I admit.  But what the hell, if I wanted to be average, why bother?  Lol.

I sprinkle these bits about hither and yon to help educate you guys.  If y'all get into the habit pattern of learning, we advance the cause of reasonable debate.  

See?  Now you know what the abyss of nothingness means and something successful has been achieved...and I am vindicated. Razz


Hahahahaha I'll let you off. But only cos I've grown used to you Razz

Razz That...and you need the help. Twisted Evil

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Post by eddie on Fri Jul 08, 2016 10:51 am

Original Quill wrote:
eddie wrote:
Original Quill wrote:

It's a little beyond those who don't have a familiarity with existential philosophy, I admit.  But what the hell, if I wanted to be average, why bother?  Lol.

I sprinkle these bits about hither and yon to help educate you guys.  If y'all get into the habit pattern of learning, we advance the cause of reasonable debate.  

See?  Now you know what the abyss of nothingness means and something successful has been achieved...and I am vindicated. Razz


Hahahahaha I'll let you off. But only cos I've grown used to you Razz

Razz   That...and you need the help.  Twisted Evil

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Post by Original Quill on Fri Jul 08, 2016 10:55 am

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Razz   That...and you need the help.  Twisted Evil

I'm not as stupid as I look geek


Haha...but you do need 'bringin' along'.  We're working on it. Laughing

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Post by eddie on Fri Jul 08, 2016 10:56 am

Yes and I will continue to help you too Razz

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Post by Original Quill on Fri Jul 08, 2016 11:14 am

Never turn your back on royalty....


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Post by Tommy Monk on Fri Jul 08, 2016 11:59 am

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...Maybe that's why they voted against it and also think their vote/opinions are worth more than others...!?




https://youtu.be/THWPJE4xaJM


So... anyway... back to pat condell telling it how it is about the eu referendum result... and how some don't like democracy...

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Post by Original Quill on Fri Jul 08, 2016 12:10 pm

That's not called democracy. It's called winning. Your side won, that's all.

What you won is another question. I'm betting, nothing.

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Post by Raggamuffin on Fri Jul 08, 2016 12:19 pm

Original Quill wrote:That's not called democracy.  It's called winning.  Your side won, that's all.

What you won is another question.  I'm betting, nothing.

Well yes - in a democracy the side with the most votes generally ... er ... wins.


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Post by Tommy Monk on Fri Jul 08, 2016 12:23 pm

Not in the lefties view of democracy...


In their view... it is only their opinion that counts...



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Post by Original Quill on Fri Jul 08, 2016 4:56 pm

Raggamuffin wrote:
Original Quill wrote:That's not called democracy.  It's called winning.  Your side won, that's all.

What you won is another question.  I'm betting, nothing.

Well yes - in a democracy the side with the most votes generally ... er ... wins.

So what is your problem? There never was any question about democracy. The referendum was about who wins.

Jeez, I have to take you people to school every morning. Rolling Eyes

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Post by eddie on Fri Jul 08, 2016 11:16 pm

So.....has everyone "got it" yet?

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Doesn't look like it...

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eddie wrote:So.....has everyone "got it" yet?

Not tommy...he's still confused.


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Well yes - in a democracy the side with the most votes generally ... er ... wins.

So what is your problem?  There never was any question about democracy.  The referendum was about who wins.

Jeez, I have to take you people to school every morning. Rolling Eyes

Yes - by a democratic vote. Do you not understand that?

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So what is your problem?  There never was any question about democracy.  The referendum was about who wins.

Jeez, I have to take you people to school every morning. Rolling Eyes

Yes - by a democratic vote. Do you not understand that?

The point is that both the UK and the referendum of the EU offered choice by democratic means.  So, it's irrelevant to be whining about loss of democracy when there was no such loss.

What occurred was not loss of democracy, but one side winning through democracy.

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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Sat Jul 09, 2016 7:37 am

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So.....has everyone "got it" yet?

Not tommy...he's still confused.



Laughing

THAT'S "situation normal" for poor ol' Tommykins...
And nothing's ever likely to change..

Everything's fine and dandy, in that case !          Cool

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Post by Tommy Monk on Sat Jul 09, 2016 7:44 am

My thinking is clear... based on truth...


See my signature...

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We used our money and our govt... the eu only has other taxpayers money... so I don't know what you think you are saying...!?

No tommy...what I meant by 'resources' is the legal mechanism.  Your referendum was by EU law, notably the European Union Referendum Act 2015.  The UK does not have a referendum system.

It really will be interesting to see what Parliament does.  There is really no linkage between the EU and Parliament on the matter.  The vote just sits there like a huge, pregnant cow.  I get visions of MP's looking around, shrugging their shoulders, sauntering away to Simpson's for lunch.



lol!


"...Between 1973 and 1997, there were 4 referendums in Britain. Between 1997 and 2000, there have been 4 more..."

http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/british-politics/referendums/


And a number of other referendums have been talked of being held during this time too...!


On one hand you try to say that we have proper democracy and control of our country, so none of this is at the mercy of the EU dictatorship etc... but then you say we are only able to/allowed to have a referendum on our membership of the EU because the eu has allowed us to, and then only since 2015...!!!???


Laughing


It's all just more of the usual leftie waffle and 'double speak' from you Quill... isn't it!


lol!


Why do you keep posting stuff up as being of 'expert and informed opinion'...?

When it is really just your rank amateur and ill informed opinion that you offer, in your constant attempts to pretend you know what you're talking about...?

Your waffle is always easily shown as being the load of shit that it is.

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Post by Lord Foul on Sat Jul 09, 2016 11:50 am

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But the democratically elected decided on the EU.  And frankly, the UK electorate used the resources of the EU to hold a referendum to vacate the EU.  So, aren't the hands of the UK Parliament more-or-less tied?



We used our money and our govt... the eu only has other taxpayers money... so I don't know what you think you are saying...!?

No tommy...what I meant by 'resources' is the legal mechanism.  Your referendum was by EU law, notably the European Union Referendum Act 2015.  The UK does not have a referendum system.

It really will be interesting to see what Parliament does.  There is really no linkage between the EU and Parliament on the matter.  The vote just sits there like a huge, pregnant cow.  I get visions of MP's looking around, shrugging their shoulders, sauntering away to Simpson's for lunch.

what you are failing to see is that there are in fact 2 mechanisms for leaving the EU

the referendum, provided for in the EU "rule book"...which provides for an orderly, negotiated withdrawal

OR

our govt could simply repeal the act by which we joined....which is messy, instant and chaotic....

the use of a referendum was in order to guage the requirements of the people and to do so (as it turned out) in an orderly and reasonable sensible fashion

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