- Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:42 pm #569135
This thread is echoed by a number of long-standing Eurosceptics with a thought out plan on how the Brexit nativist fuckwits and chancers screwed everything for them.
We haven't been 'subjects' since 1948, thanks to the British Nationality Act of that year. Just thought I'd mention that, mon ami.
I'm back and forth a lot on PR. I think it works regionally but not nationally. We never got rid of the constituent nations of the UK so running central govt. under that system would pretty much move Scotland, Wales and NI into 'margin of rounding error' status democratically. The rest of what you say I certainly agree with.youngian wrote: ↑Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:09 pmThe question to ask both sides is; what will you do to accommodate the losing side’s concerns and aspirations? An EEA deal would be the answer for Brexiters but that’s something not enough Remainers think about. Reigning back labour market deregulation, an English assembly of the regions and a move to PR might be a good start. You’ll never placate mad old gammons shouting on Question Time but for those who wanted to stick it to Westminster because their town is a shit hole they just want to join the party.
I adore the very notion of it. Giving up on "ever closer union" would be like questioning whether women should have been given the vote. It's simply the right and natural thing to do. Small groups of people, joining together and encouraging tolerance and peace by default. If our forebears had listened to the spiritual ancestors of the Brexiteers we'd still be daubing paint covered hands on cave walls. Those people have been the enemies of progress since day one. It just pisses me off that we've got to fight one of the battles in my time.
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