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The Brexit mess

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    To be honest, I have not been paying much attention to Brexit, or what it means to us. As the L.A. Times pointed out last fall, though, we actually SHOULD be more concerned about the final outcome. If the U.K. slides into irrelevance, the United States will lose a critical foothold in Europe and beyond. Since Trump has managed to piss off nearly all of our allies, including the U.K., our country will also be less relevant on the worth stage as well.

    https://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-marshall-brexit-transition-deal-20181122-story.html

    Earlier today, Theresa May announced that she will step down as prime minister after she "delivers Brexit". She is seeking to win majority backing for her withdrawal deal, and her political future was the price demanded by Brexit supporters. Since Emanuel Macron's approval rating is even worse than Trump's (26%) that means that Angela Merkel is now the leader of the free world. Nobody except Trump's crazy base would still consider him to be the "leader" of the free world.

    If you think I'm crazy, ask yourself this:

    Who looks more powerful in the picture below, Angela Merkel or Trump?

    See the source image

    By the way, she has a PhD in quantum chemistry, and is fluent in Russian. Her current term as chancellor expires in 2021 - and she is not seeking re-election. Trump has a "piled high and deeper" (PhD) degree in bullshit, and is not fluent in ANY language, including English.

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    Arizona; I guess Trump's education was in the N.Y. "mob" academy. The other school "certificates" were "bought" by his KKK daddy.

    But yeah he's an great "business man" without any education or common sense and went "bankrupt" all the time. By electing him, it shows that this country is clueless.

    Brexit is "doomed" May lost again the vote. Yes Britain and us are an anomaly in this world, with both outdated government structures.

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    Brexit is still a touchy subject in the U.K.

    Yesterday, a man threw a milkshake at Brexit leader Nigel Farage. He is now being charged with assault.

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    that guy in AZ Wrote:

    Brexit is still a touchy subject in the U.K.

    Yesterday, a man threw a milkshake at Brexit leader Nigel Farage. He is now being charged with assault.

    An milkshake is not bad; just wait what Trump will do if he loses in 2020; By the way that decoration Farage has on his suit, is normally given to an cow on an farm award show.Happy
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    May quit; let the fun start; I bet the nuthead with the "beetle" hairdo (Boris) who started all of this, may try to get in this position, then the real fun starts, because Trump will support him. There is all over Europe lots of turmoil. In Italy, Bannon makes sure it will become like it is here. Macron has also problems. I've got the feeling that Trump with the help of Putin is lighting this fire. So what is Trumps objective?
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    Things are really falling apart in the U.K.

    A few days ago, the Prime Minister's authority and ability to govern was diminished by a rebellion among Conservative MPs over his refusal to rule out a "no-deal" withdrawal from the European Union.

    The mess caused Boris Johnson's brother to resign, citing a conflict between family loyalty and the national interest, which the Trump clan would NEVER do. One of the other ministers quipped, " This is the first example of a politician stepping down to spend less time with their family." Also following Jo Johnson out the door is Winston Churchill's grandson.

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/09/brexit-boris-johnson-brother-resigns-tory-minister-mp-190905103417010.html

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    The Brexit mess is a bit complicated, but the article below does a good job of explaining how it all started, and how Boris Johnson is now presiding over "Britain's stupidest hour".

    https://tucson.com/opinion/national/national-opinion-boris-johnson-is-presiding-over-britain-s-stupidest/article_23f713d8-8ba2-59a1-9064-fb9bc5af7357.html

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    I've been following this and enjoy our colleagues across the pond try explaining it to their American counterparts. Of course we have our Trumpisms, but Boris seems to be trying to one up Trump for outrageous behavior.

    We need 21 Republican members of the Senate to vote with the Democrats to remove Trump from office...67 Senate votes.

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    Schmidt, I don't see that happen; McConnell will block it. I guess you forgot that Hitler rebirth is now in power and will make sure he stays in power, with whatever means, thanks to our own doing, by refusing to update our Constitution/ voting system/ allowing corruption in everything/injecting "loyalty" in everything. etc etc.
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    As if things could not get any weirder, Parliament in the U.K. is now suspended. Shakespeare would appreciate the fact the its elected body was shuttered by the prime minister in a ceremony that featured a rod, a mace and a few lines of Norman French.

    Beyond that, the latest issue of TIME magazine (starting on page 49) points out a problem in Parliament that will even harder to resolve.

    The building is falling apart.

    The Parliament building has been the seat of government since the year 1016. It has more than 1100 rooms, and occupies 1,000,000 square feet on the north bank of the Thames. Due to its age, it now requires a total renovation, a project that would cost $5 billion and require six to eight years to complete AFTER lawmakers move to their temporary quarters -which won't happen for another five years.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/10/world/europe/uk-brexit-parliament.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share