Gransnet forums

News & politics

Now that we are leaving the EU...

(89 Posts)
Greta Thu 30-Jan-20 14:35:51

What will our anti-EU media now spread lies/fake news about? Some posters have commented that it has been very quiet on the Brexit front of late. What will replace the ”blame the EU” stance for all our ills?

Namsnanny Thu 30-Jan-20 14:48:46

I dont as a rule bother with politically motivated threads due to the polarisation and disintegration into vitriolic arguments.

But you seem to have decided to forgoe the gradual descent into childish squabbles in favour of starting trouble from the outset.
Well done!!!

Oh and can you answer your own question please Greta?

Greta Thu 30-Jan-20 16:25:47

After 40 years of EU-bashing I think British media may feel the loss. That's why I am curious and asked the question. Answer it I can not.

Namsnanny Thu 30-Jan-20 16:40:36

Dont worry about the unnecessary things in life GRETA
It's all tomorrows chip paper anyway.
The space has been filled by the royals of late so....?

Hetty58 Thu 30-Jan-20 16:47:52

Yes it's quiet on the Brexit front. Leaving is only the start of years of negotiations and adjustments. I'm sure that will give the press (and doom/gloom brigade) more stuff to exaggerate, misrepresent and panic about!

grumppa Thu 30-Jan-20 16:55:50

On Wednesday I saw a story in Le Monde that the powers that becin France were blaming "Brussels" for an imminent increase in electricity prices. The EU is a useful whipping boy for politicians, as well as the press, in even enthusiastic member states.

MaizieD Thu 30-Jan-20 16:59:52

It's all quiet in most of the media because their job is done. They've wound up people to the extent that they regard the EU as evil incarnate and their billionaire owners can heave a sigh of relief that they're free of any attempts by the member states to curtail their tax avoidance activities.

They're not in the least bit interested in the difficult negotiations that will go on for the next 11 months to try and get a few trade deals agreed before we final sever ties with the EU. Or in any possible damage to the UK economy... because billionaires will always be fine...

Davidhs Thu 30-Jan-20 17:03:59

Blame the EU will be replaced by “The Buck stops Here” on Boris’s desk.

grumppa Thu 30-Jan-20 17:13:47

Boris should have thought of that.

Namsnanny Thu 30-Jan-20 17:26:41

You one of the 'people' MaizieD?

MaizieD Thu 30-Jan-20 17:37:32

Good Heavens, no, Namsnanny.

I haven't read the right wing press for many, many years.

varian Fri 31-Jan-20 04:43:45

I'm sure there will still be plenty of scope for the gutter press to blame the EU for 'punishing us when the negotiations do not end well and it turns out that those who said we could get a better deal if we left were lying after all.

Nezumi65 Fri 31-Jan-20 04:45:45

Meghan? It’ll be all her fault wink

Davidhs Fri 31-Jan-20 08:49:01

Meghan who! Its gone very quiet

yggdrasil Fri 31-Jan-20 09:20:34

Oh well, come 11pm we will be the foreigners

anniezzz09 Fri 31-Jan-20 10:40:41

Oh the gutter press and the government will go on blaming the EU for years to come while busily siphoning off money into the pockets of the rich and lowering standards on every front. The French have just banned all pesticides which harm bees I saw the other day while we look forward to eggs from battery hens and chlorinated chicken!

lemongrove Fri 31-Jan-20 10:42:20

namsnanny spot on with your posts👍🏻
Yes, this thread is another excuse for grumbles and fomenting strife about leaving the EU.

MerylStreep Fri 31-Jan-20 10:52:49

If you watch 'Travels in euroland' with Ed Balls, you'll see that there is a lot of anti-eu feeling in all the member counties.

Urmstongran Fri 31-Jan-20 10:56:39

Very well said namsnanny - a voice of reason.

Hetty58 Fri 31-Jan-20 10:57:40

MerylStreep, yes, people forget it's not just an 'us and them' situation. Who will be next to leave?

anniezzz09 Fri 31-Jan-20 11:21:05

I think you'll find that there's queue of nations waiting to join!

Urmstongran Fri 31-Jan-20 11:45:00

Apparently Tony Blair says the attitude of Remainers should now be "to strive to make the best of it [and] to approach it with determined optimism, not looking over our shoulders in unrequited longing for what was".

He adds: "No one in the country is going to thank us or think more of us if we behave churlishly in defeat and frankly the challenge of making Brexit work is sufficiently important for our nation, that we cannot afford to be absent from it.

"Britain is a great country. At our best, we are a great people. Our history shows us what our future can be. Time to embrace it."

Good grief I actually agree with Tony Blair! In my view this is what remainers should have been doing from the point of the referendum result, rather than looking for ways to overturn that result, but we are where we are. Better late than never. As Mr Blair says, time to move forward in a spirit of determined optimism and embrace Brexit.

HootyMcOwlface Fri 31-Jan-20 11:51:15

Don’t worry Greta I’m sure they will continue with the EU bashing - everything that goes wrong, shuts down, funding pulled etc etc will undoubtedly still be the fault of the EU and not our useless government.

sarahellenwhitney Fri 31-Jan-20 12:05:34

Now that I can't wait to see grin

varian Fri 31-Jan-20 12:47:30

The 50 million UK residents who never voted leave in the fraudulent referendum of 2016 have every right to hold the 17 million who did and the liars who fooled them to account from now on.

And we will.