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Brexit means Brexit

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:54 pm
by herb
I'll start with the obvious, I voted to leave the EU.

My issue now is that myself, and all those who voted "leave", did so (or entered into the contract) on the basis of a number of issue highlighted by the Leave campaign, issues that the government promised to address and deliver on, as it was the democratic will of the winning votes. (what we voted for).

It seems now that Theresa May and her party are trying to re-define what Brexit we voted for (the contract), and are now trying to do something different but still label it as Brexit.

Why is this allowed to happen? Is there no legal challenge to this?

(Yes I'm fuming that Boris and Davis quit, they should have stayed and fought until the end rather than sloping off and "quitting" like a pair of cowards. I hope that ends their careers)

Re: Brexit means Brexit

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:52 am
by Snap Matt
When did anyone define Brexit?

Re: Brexit means Brexit

Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:46 pm
by JMFangio
So, herb, you are saying that you were manipulated by criminals. OK, but what on earth did you really think that this crazy thing would bring you in the way of benefits?

Re: Brexit means Brexit

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:14 pm
by funkyfreddy
I thought there were two basic promises of Leave (Red Lines):
  • Regain control of our borders
  • No longer be under the control of EU law.
Anything else was fluff and propaganda. Most of which cannot even begin to be measured until after we really do leave - assuming as actually ever do.

What we weren't told at the time was that the only way to really achieve those two red lines really was to leave with No Deal. This was probably because we had no idea how difficult the EU would be - we could have guessed but didnt know for sure. On top of this the EU did not allow negotiation before Article 50 was invoked, so knowing exactly what brexit would really look like before the vote was impossible.

However I have no problem with accepting that if no deal is the only way, then no deal should be the chosen path.