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Cherrytree59 Mon 10-Dec-18 19:30:42

HQ would you please post (on GN) the MN thread ..
Should we support a Citizen Assembly as a way of breaking the Brexit Deadlock?

lemongrove Mon 10-Dec-18 22:14:38

Cherry...this sounds a bit like something set up during the French Revolution! 😱

Cherrytree59 Mon 10-Dec-18 22:40:28

Guillotine and knitters?wink

lemongrove Mon 10-Dec-18 22:55:18

Maybe a few heads (politicians) should roll !

Bathsheba Mon 10-Dec-18 23:09:28

I take it you mean this thread

Jalima1108 Mon 10-Dec-18 23:33:59

Are yellow gilets compulsory?
(I could knit one as I sit at the guillotine)

Jalima1108 Mon 10-Dec-18 23:34:39

but it would all be over before I had knitted the back of it, I'm very slow.

PamelaJ1 Tue 11-Dec-18 08:34:38

A citizens assembly? How long would that take to set up?

mcem Tue 11-Dec-18 09:04:11

Lots of sensible well-expressed views made on MN. Many different opinions but there seems to be a better level of debate than on GN.
On the proposed Assembly, I 'd assume it would be an advisory body and not a substitute for parliamentary debate and decisions.

Pittcity Tue 11-Dec-18 09:07:51

I propose a Granny Assembly. We'd get it sorted in time for tea.... and lay on a delicious home made spread.

mcem Tue 11-Dec-18 09:11:39

I think we'd have to work hard to dispel the myth that everyone over 50 is a right-wing brexit voter!
And however light-hearted comments may be about tea and cakes, they don't do much to get rid of the stereotype!

PamelaJ1 Tue 11-Dec-18 09:13:06

mcen, I’ve just read a few comments on MN and they seem to think , as I think we do,that it’s a bit late. Maybe a better discussion but I think we on GN can see that it’s a waste of time debating it so are just having a bit a fun.
Is that a really bad thing?

mcem Tue 11-Dec-18 10:24:52

Given that there are vast numbers of world-wide problems over which we have no control or direct influence, the conclusion would be that there is no point in discussing any of them then!
I was simply pointing out that on MN there was a better level of argument and that there are some issues that deserve being taken seriously.
Wouldn't life be easier if serious issues could all be treated as a bit of fun?

Pittcity Tue 11-Dec-18 10:34:54

I don't feel qualified to join a serious argument as even brilliant legal brains I know have difficulty understanding what's going on.

Cherrytree59 Tue 11-Dec-18 12:54:26

HQ your thoughts please or are all you all out christmas shopping?
scooping up all the Quality street
tchsmile

Izabella Tue 11-Dec-18 16:00:28

I am still under Maws duvet hiding away.

Jalima1108 Tue 11-Dec-18 18:16:13

I am still under Maws duvet hiding away.
It was my duvet - or are there two shock
It could get a bit crowded
bring the wine Izabella, preferably Australian or NZ.

Jane10 Tue 11-Dec-18 19:34:41

And if we didn't feel the citizens assembly was representative enough we could have a referendum to see if we needed another citizens assembly and so on ad infinitum. grin
(Note I know all this brexit stuff is a nightmare!)

Izabella Wed 12-Dec-18 09:38:48

Jalima profuse apologies. But worry not, I have a spare king size. I also have a good supply (recently replenished) of a rather good NZ white and a portable drinks fridge.

But that's just the practical stuff. What we can actually do about this political mess is beyond me now.

Jalima1108 Wed 12-Dec-18 20:51:11

Yes please - to the NZ white!!
(just the one bottle????? - we may need more)
I ventured out today and forgot about it all (well nearly) but back under the duvet again now.

We can do nothing.

LaraGransnet (GNHQ) Thu 13-Dec-18 10:54:12

Ooh, apologies CherryTree59. We missed this. Do you mean add a link? If so here it is: Should we support a Citizen Assembly as a way of breaking the Brexit Deadlock?