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Re: Do we really care about Brexit
« Reply #465 on: May 08, 2019, 14:40:59 PM »
Well now that the EU elections are on it will be interesting to see how the remainer and Brexit Party fair. I am pretty sure the electorate will see this as an opportunity to have their say and will treat it as a referendum in all but name.


Me too!


I reckon turnout will be higher than normal for a stand-alone EU election (ie. when it is not at the same time as a local or general election which boosts the turnout).
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Re: Do we really care about Brexit
« Reply #466 on: May 08, 2019, 16:02:56 PM »
I agree, turnout is normally very low for EU elections. I would imagine Brexit Party and Change UK will galvanise their supporters to turn out as both have points to prove.
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Re: Do we really care about Brexit
« Reply #467 on: May 08, 2019, 16:22:56 PM »
We're leaving the EU anyway. Most people don't care about one time, one trick, party's. They wont bother voting, it wont make any difference.
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Re: Do we really care about Brexit
« Reply #468 on: May 08, 2019, 16:30:09 PM »
We're leaving the EU anyway. Most people don't care about one time, one trick, party's. They wont bother voting, it wont make any difference.

Not if Westminster get their way.
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Re: Do we really care about Brexit
« Reply #469 on: May 13, 2019, 20:22:36 PM »

Ann Widdecombe is standing as the lead candidate (at the top of the list of candidates) for Nigel Farage's Brexit Party in the upcoming Euro elections in the South West region of the UK.

This clip shows why she is a real star for Brexiteers:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEyRo3OGESc
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Re: Do we really care about Brexit
« Reply #470 on: May 14, 2019, 07:21:43 AM »
From Todays Guardian.

Next up was Ann Widdecombe. Under any normal circumstances, a celebrity joke, best known for embarrassing herself as a piss-poor panto act on reality TV shows.

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Re: Do we really care about Brexit
« Reply #471 on: May 14, 2019, 11:51:28 AM »
Is Fromage's Brexit party going to be illegally funded again by his rich mates?
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Re: Do we really care about Brexit
« Reply #472 on: May 14, 2019, 12:07:33 PM »
Just had my first election literature through the post. From the Brexit Party.

The only party at the moment to respect the result of the referendum and uphold the country's democratic principles. Will be interesting to see the results of next weeks election.
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Re: Do we really care about Brexit
« Reply #474 on: May 14, 2019, 18:15:18 PM »
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The only party at the moment to respect the result of the referendum and uphold the country's democratic principles. Will be interesting to see the results of next weeks election.


DEMOCRACY... WHEN A PARTY WITH NO MPs TELLS THE COUNTRY WHAT IT OUGHT TO HAVE:--------The Brexit Party


No manifesto, no elected politicians, no transparency – but gets a chair on BBCQT Last Week
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Re: Do we really care about Brexit
« Reply #475 on: May 14, 2019, 23:37:45 PM »
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The only party at the moment to respect the result of the referendum and uphold the country's democratic principles. Will be interesting to see the results of next weeks election.


DEMOCRACY... WHEN A PARTY WITH NO MPs TELLS THE COUNTRY WHAT IT OUGHT TO HAVE:--------The Brexit Party


No manifesto, no elected politicians, no transparency – but gets a chair on BBCQT Last Week

You could quite easily say the same for the Tiggers or Chukkers or whatever they are calling themselves at the moment.

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Re: Do we really care about Brexit
« Reply #476 on: May 15, 2019, 07:23:44 AM »
Well, the Change UK Party does have MPs as it is a break-away new party made up of a handful of misfit and disgruntled MPs so far with very few organised supporters and very little in the way of expectations for any real result in the Euro elections. Personally, I think it will all but disappear by the next general election as the LibDems will be seen as the true Remain party in England and Wales.

The Brexit Party is of course made up of at least one current MEP and an ex MP.

Both will legitimately be running candidates in the upcoming Euro elections and it looks like the Brexit party will have a runaway landslide taking seats from UKIP, Labour and the Tories ... possibly with near Tory wipeout occurring.

Wait for the results. The results of an entirely democratic process.
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Re: Do we really care about Brexit
« Reply #477 on: May 15, 2019, 07:46:44 AM »
The remainers will no doubt demand another EU election, and keep demanding it until they get more seats than the BREXIT party, because after all THAT is democracy in their eyes.
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Re: Do we really care about Brexit
« Reply #478 on: May 15, 2019, 09:57:41 AM »
Well, the Change UK Party does have MPs...

But they weren't elected as Change UK MPs. I don't consider them to be legitimate unless they resign as MPs and stand in a by-election.

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Re: Do we really care about Brexit
« Reply #479 on: May 15, 2019, 10:04:23 AM »
The remainers will no doubt demand another EU election, and keep demanding it until they get more seats than the BREXIT party, because after all THAT is democracy in their eyes.

That may be true of some remainers with extreme views but reality is most remainers, or to be more accurate, those who think leaving in the EU is a huge mistake, accept the referendum result albeit won under dubious circumstances.

And to be fair, it's only the extremists of the Brexiteer brigade who want to force through a 'no deal'. No number of MEP's will be able to influence that as they have no power at Westminster. European Elections at this stage are a complete waste of time and money for the UK.
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