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Misreading the country?

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Jane10 Wed 13-Mar-19 07:01:27

It seems to me from talking to others and just listening in on conversations on buses and in shops etc that there is an overwhelming feeling that Westminster should just get on with it! This isn't a brexit/remainer thread. It's just expressing concern that Westminster is in its own little mixed up bubble and is just ignoring the people they're supposed to represent ie the great British public.

dragonfly46 Wed 13-Mar-19 07:14:00

Unfortunately it would seem the MPs have become very inward looking and self serving. They have forgotten who put them there and indeed why they are there.

maryeliza54 Wed 13-Mar-19 07:21:17

But get on with what? That’s the problem. The situation we are in is unprecedented. We shouldn’t be in it but we are.

Lazigirl Wed 13-Mar-19 07:44:19

Unfortunately the great British public is equally as split, and no one knows what just getting on with it will mean, as maryliza says.

Jane10 Wed 13-Mar-19 07:52:07

Just take the deal on offer and work through the consequences. The current potentially extended uncertainty will have a very negative effect on the economy.

megan123 Wed 13-Mar-19 08:12:35


M0nica Wed 13-Mar-19 08:17:20

I just wish they would stop talking about the will of the British people when it is the will of just over half of the British people.

Beyond that I am past caring. I do not give a toss about what is happening about Brexit, in Parliament or anything else. What ever the decision it will be a disaster because our politicians are such a bunch of incompetents. To use a well known phrase I wouldn't trust them to run a p*ss-up in a brewery.

Jane10 Wed 13-Mar-19 08:24:23

Am with you there M0nica! Theresa should tell them all to get stuffed. I don't know how she stands it.

Riverwalk Wed 13-Mar-19 08:25:08

I share your exasperation Monica. Two Tory politicians on Radio 4 right now; all they're talking about is the various deals which could bring their party together to agree some sort of Brexit. All about them!

Riverwalk Wed 13-Mar-19 08:26:37

Steve Baker and Nick Boles - the two MPs.

BlueBelle Wed 13-Mar-19 08:43:33

Oh Monica I so agree, I find myself shouting at the radio/tv every time I hear ‘the will of the people’ it was only ever the will of some of the people, a tiny majority and on something as massively important as this there will NEVER NEVER be a good solution whichever way it eventually goes

The country is completely divided and completely ‘effed’ whatever happenes now I cry for my grandkids future and if I was younger I d be up and away and if that’s what they need to do I ll wish them the very best of luck Every one of my seven grandkids have duel citenship for a variety of reason in two familie cases their Dads birthplace and in one family their own birth place so at least they will all have choices thankfully

maryeliza54 Wed 13-Mar-19 08:47:48

Jane I agree with what you’ve said but do you think that the majority of people would accept May’s deal with an extension? I’m aware of many people who say they would be happy with no deal and the cliff edge.

mcem Wed 13-Mar-19 08:52:44

And a general election would tell TM to get stuffed!
Some say determined, I say cussed.
Unfortunately because we are enduring such utter chaos the timing couldn't be worse.

Anniebach Wed 13-Mar-19 08:56:35

The Labour Party should put the country before their thirst for power.

GrannyGravy13 Wed 13-Mar-19 09:12:32

Several polls I noticed yesterday still had the Conservatives 10% above the Labour Party.

Given that both parties are totally shambolic, I think the last thing that is needed is a general election, foremost these numpties need to elect new party leaders who can and will lead this country!!!

dragonfly46 Wed 13-Mar-19 09:24:44

The only person who seems to be putting the country first is Anna Soubry. She is doing this at the expense of her career, the rest are doing the total opposite.
Anyone who considers a no deal acceptable has no idea of the consequences.
I say get rid of the politicians and let the business men sort it out. They know what works and what doesn't and they are the ones who will suffer in the long run.

megan123 Wed 13-Mar-19 09:27:47

Surely the people who voted to leave didn't expect this to go through smoothly - how naive! Should never have happened in the first place, thank you David Cameron!!

megan123 Wed 13-Mar-19 09:29:17

And just to add, I am sick and tired of the whole business.

EllanVannin Wed 13-Mar-19 09:35:42

It would seem to me that all the last two years has done has been a ploy to keep them all in a job or what else would they have been doing/discussing if it hadn't been for Brexit ?

At this juncture I couldn't now care less what happens because whatever the outcome you can bet it won't benefit the public so go for a no deal and be done with. Why not ? The country couldn't be any more worse off than it already is.

NanKate Wed 13-Mar-19 09:40:02

When there is the next General Election and they canvas me as they always do, I will say how disappointed I was with the man I voted for Dominic Grieve. In this area we voted to Leave and DG has gone against the wishes of his electorate BIG time.

I have to vote as I feel many brave women fought for my vote but I haven't the faintest who for. Possibly the 'Totally Pi**ed Off Party' !

GrannyGravy13 Wed 13-Mar-19 09:50:23

NanKate - I would vote for the Totally P****d off Party"

Anniebach Wed 13-Mar-19 09:52:17

Those brave women didn’t have this motley lot to want to vote for.

GrannyGravy13 Wed 13-Mar-19 09:57:32

Anniebach- so true.

I have no idea who to vote for if we have a snap GE, our local MP seems to have gone to ground, we are in a leave constituency and so far has voted for leave, looking forward to see how they voted last night and will vote tonight?

megan123 Wed 13-Mar-19 09:58:40

Couldn't agree more Ellan kept them all in a job doing sweet nothing!

megan123 Wed 13-Mar-19 10:01:04

True Annie re the brave women.