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BREXIT - Common sense from down under!

(24 Posts)
Poppyred Sun 20-Jan-19 10:09:37

It’s taken an Australian newsreader to put Theresa May to shame. This is how Brexit should be implemented!

Take note or GO!!

Saetana Sun 20-Jan-19 10:19:29

Fantastic - more common sense than all our politicians put together. We need someone like this leading Brexit negotiations - unfortunately our current shower of pygmy politicians are not up to the job.

henetha Sun 20-Jan-19 10:30:50

Absolutely brilliant! And such good common sense.

Thingmajig Sun 20-Jan-19 11:13:29

Excellent, the first words of sense I've heard since the whole debacle started! Can we adopt her please??? smile

Luckygirl Sun 20-Jan-19 11:39:23

Common sense indeed. There never has been any reason at all why we cannot keep those EU-generated rules and regulations that we approve of and are in our interests.

petra Sun 20-Jan-19 12:15:40

It's exactly what most leavers have been advocating since 24/6/2016.

MaizieD Sun 20-Jan-19 13:18:56

I can see why this appeals to Leavers but she really hasn't got a clue.

Jalima1108 Sun 20-Jan-19 13:31:22

she really hasn't got a clue.
Well, you may not agree with her, many may not agree with her, but I think she does have a clue - probably several in fact.
She is not just ^a newsreader^; she was Chief of Staff to Tony Abbott and is a political journalist.

Caledonai14 Sun 20-Jan-19 13:33:08

Until she used the term remoaner, I was thinking she had a point unless you are in Scotland where leaving is not in our best interests and not what we voted overwhelmingly for. I have not moaned, but accepted that we are under the power of a larger population who, apparently, have their own very well-considered reasons for coming out of the EU and who outnumber those of us who wish to remain.

(I confess I do feel a bit cheated by the promises made to us at the independence referendum that staying in Britain was the only way to stay in the EU, but I have accepted that democracy means I have to accept being scared witless by what is happening now...though absolutely sure this is not what anybody envisaged.)

The kind of utopian UK exit envisaged in this clip would have had a catastrophic effect on the most peaceful and secure European trading bloc the world has ever seen...many other countries would have followed suit and Trump and Putin would have had a field day with security and market chaos.

She's right about Mrs May, of course. But what, and who is emerging as an acceptable alternative? It's too late.

I'm not moaning. I'm scared for the future of our young people and for the political and social health of our nation

MaizieD Sun 20-Jan-19 13:44:44

So you think that qualifies her to be completely au fait with the ramifications of Brexit, Jalima?

She lost me in her opening remarks when she said our finances were controlled by the EU. It's completely untrue as we don't have the euro and never will have, even if we remain in the EU. If she can't get that fact correct one wonders what else she has wrong.

Anyway, I'll leave the Leavers to their little love-in and stick to British commentators who have more of an idea of what is going on.

Jalima1108 Sun 20-Jan-19 14:25:51

I still say that she is politically aware even if she doesn't agree with some others.
She obviously has strong views - but then so do many people.

EllanVannin Sun 20-Jan-19 14:43:59

She also didn't mention the cost of leaving either. Cost as in financial as well as perished food at the borders if passports have to be checked on each driver coming to and from Europe. Imagine the queues and holdups. One lorry can take an hour to process ( in a no-deal Brexit )

The financial cost of leaving is in the millions not to mention the loss of the European structural funds------which we've heard nothing about what will replace these funds- To my mind there's nothing in place.

varian Sun 20-Jan-19 15:16:28

Is Sky still owned by Rupert Murdoch?

Jalima1108 Sun 20-Jan-19 15:19:47

I think so varian

I am not saying what she says and believes in is right, just saying that, with her background and experience, she cannot be described as 'clueless'.

Jalima1108 Sun 20-Jan-19 15:23:53

I think he owns 39% varian, when he tried to buy the rest he was blocked.

varian Tue 22-Jan-19 14:15:48

Talking of Sky, they have done a poll of their own, with an astonishing result-

Sky News twitter poll - 26% think that 'No Deal' means we stay in the EU

varian Tue 22-Jan-19 14:21:52

Some people (like Rees Mogg, Redwood and some of their billionaire tax exile cronies) want no deal because it would be a great opportunity for "disaster capitalists" who could swoop down like vultures to buy up the assets of all the British businesses which go bust, making a fast buck.

Some people want no deal because they have believed all the lies of the Leave campaign and the right wing gutter press that brexit means "we can spend £350m a week more on the NHS, "we can have cake and eat it" because "they need us more than we need them", "we are a global trading nation and the rest of the world is desperate to do deals with us" and all the rest of the unicorns, rainbows and sunlit uplands.

Some people want a no deal brexit because they live in miserable forgotten communities and have been fed the lie that it is the EU, not successive UK governments that are to blame. They just jumped at the chance to kick that arrogant David Cameron where it hurt.

Some people want a no deal brexit because they think no-deal means we don't hand over money to the EU and can get rid of foreigners (especially the ones who came here to steal our jobs and our benefits), but otherwise everything will still be the same - no problems with customs, transport, import, export, just-in-time deliveries or the Irish border (these threats are just fake news)

Some people are so ignorant that they think that no-deal means we remain in the EU.

Poppyred Tue 22-Jan-19 14:44:40

And “Some people” are totally head over heels in love with the totally corrupt EU and will not listen to reason or common sense. ??

lemongrove Tue 22-Jan-19 14:49:47


varian Tue 22-Jan-19 14:51:17

What some people call common sense might be common but rarely makes sense.

paddyann Tue 22-Jan-19 15:12:16

When you get rid of the "totally corrupy EU" Will you then get rid of the even more corrupt government at Westminster and the entitled expenses addicts at the House of Lords? Or is it only "foreigners who are corrupt? The chief dictator and her cohorts are all fine upstanding people....ha bloody ha .Maybe you should have got your OWN politicians in order first !!

Saetana Wed 23-Jan-19 16:02:39

I'm sorry varian but I need to take issue with you over Jacob Rees-Mogg - he is a conviction politician. You may not agree with him but do not make up spurious accusations against him. He is one of the few honest politicians in parliament who will actually answer a direct question rather than dancing around it and finally answering a completely different question. I agree with him on many issues (not all) and he is a true conservative (rather than a Tory) - wish he had the support to run for PM.

varian Wed 23-Jan-19 17:18:03

What is the difference between a Tory and a Conservative?

Jalima1108 Wed 23-Jan-19 18:53:21

Whigs and Tories (as the parties were)

Whig came from an old word for yokel or "country bumpkin"; Tory is derived from the Irish Gaelic word tóraidhe, meaning outlaw.

Conservative is the official name of the party, interchangeable now with Tory.