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Democracy ? … Guess what !

Posted by Big John on March 29, 2019

Today was the day when the UK was to leave the EU, and ….

…   We bloody well didn’t !

Why ? … Because those arse … people who were elected to parliament to represent and carry out the will of the British people …

…  ‘bloody well didn’t’ !

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3 Responses to “Democracy ? … Guess what !”

  1. So you are in favor of Brexit? I’m just a Yank and haven’t been following this carefully. If it were put to a vote again what do you think the outcome would be?

  2. It seems such a complex issue. I’ve tried following it, but can’t say I’ve got a full grasp of it. It’s been torturous watching May stumble through it!

  3. Big John said

    Yes, ‘Cheerfulmonk’, I am in favour of Brexit, but reluctantly so, because I have always considered myself to be a European. I’ve spent a great deal of time in Europe. I have worked for Italian and German companies and have had many wonderful vacations all over the continent. I even owned a modest holiday home in Spain for a number of years. However, I am not in favour of being ‘ruled’ by unelected bureaucrats, judges etc. in a “United States of Europe”.

    Result of another vote ? …. Gawd only knows ?

    “Complex issue”?, Diane. It should not have been. Mrs. May wanted to remain in the EU, so we had a ‘remainer’ negotiating our departure. How crazy is that ? .. I do not foresee a ‘happy ending’ !

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