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Beechey last won the day on 16 May 2018

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  1. Beechey


    Guy Verhofstadt at the Lib Dem conference saying the EU needs to become an empire (the crowd loved it). Really knows how to win over a Eurosceptic public.
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    A lot of talk today that the UK government might move for a Northern Ireland only backstop (and EU is open to it), leaving NI in the Customs Union and taking Great Britain out of it.
  3. Beechey


    Surely doesn't think he'd win?
  4. Beechey


    "... before 2016" includes almost all of human history, mate. If you mean between 2014 and 2016, then you are right, otherwise, you're not. If anyone thinks Brexit hasn't had an adverse affect on Sterling, they're wrong. However, Sterling has been rocky since 2008.
  5. Beechey


    Only if you focus on the spike before the referendum. Between 2008 and 2014 it was hovering generally between €1.02-€1.20.
  6. Massive fan of Monzo. Definitely worth it even if you just use it for holidays.
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    "It’s been an honour to represent Orpington for 9 years & to serve as a minister under three PMs. In recent weeks I’ve been torn between family loyalty and the national interest - it’s an unresolvable tension & time for others to take on my roles as MP & Minister." Doesn't want to choose between family and what he thinks about Brexit.
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    Don't really disagree. The really annoying thing for me was that the Leave campaign for much of the referendum and before the referendum was for a sensible deal (EFTA+EEA), a completely workable solution which would have not caused anything close to this awful division. Only when Cameron/Osborne started saying we'd have to leave the Single Market did it all start to fall apart. Since the referendum we kind of refought those points. Despite what Cameron said during the referendum, there appeared to be a majority for that kind of deal, and then May released her completely unworkable red lines which have slowly forced us into a position where each side is so entrenched in their "perfect Brexit" ideas, that neither now look to compromise. I think another referendum on no deal or remain would completely tear this country apart. There's no ideal majority for either looking at the polls. I still think a compromised solution is the only way forward, I just don't think we're going to get it.
  9. Beechey


    The difference is that there are demands for a new referendum before the UK has even left. It would be akin to if we had a vote to join (we didn't), and before Heath signed us into the EEC, there were calls from Eurosceptics for a new vote. It just doesn't sit well with a lot of people. There is hypocrisy, but it's a much different situation between the two votes. The argument though is that we voted to remain within the EEC, not the European Union.
  10. Beechey


    In fairness, the major current Eurosceptic movement didn't start until the Maastricht Treaty (dissolution of the EEC and creation of the EU) in 1992 - a full 17 years later than you say. It didn't really take hold until ~2011-2013.
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