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  1. Fools, Rules and Brexitation.

    A new YouGov poll of 10,000 people asked: “Should the final decision be made by MPs voting in parliament or the public voting in a new referendum”, if the UK had to choose whether to remain in the EU or leave with no deal”. 50%, said the decision should be given to the public in a new referendum. 25% said parliament should decide. 25% said they did not know. When asked if they agreed with the statement that the “process of leaving the EU so far has been a mess” 83% agreed. 6% disagreed. 10% did not know. Asked how people would vote if there is a referendum today: 46% said they would vote to remain. 40% said they would vote to leave. 6% said they would not vote. 7% did not know. Today The Independent petition for a second referendum stands at 601,000 signatures.
  2. Boris Johnson burqa remarks.

    I am offended by fat middle-aged men in shorts, and teenagers in hoodies that almost obscure their faces, and women in brand new leopard skin pill-box hats with polka-dot veils who could be bank robbers, and wedding veils, and jews who wear those big cowboy hats, and women who wear saris, and anyone older than ten who wears a baseball cap, and people on this forum who don’t use pronouns, and fat middle-aged man in football shirts, and people who wear burqas and look like skittles but could be bank robbers, and people who wear Phrygian caps, and women in salwar kameez. I don’t want them banned, I am a liberal. I am just saying what most peoples are thinking but are too afraid of the PC brigade to say. I just want the 1950s back.
  3. Boris Johnson burqa remarks.

    Here is CNN with a sensible outsider’s view of the fuss. “This week, Johnson wrote a newspaper column to liken Muslim women wearing veils to postboxes and bank robbers. That offended some people. Others agreed with him. There followed an angry row that will, eventually, fizzle out without resolution, both sides sticking to their starting positions and perhaps thinking even less of the people on the other side of the argument.” They don’t understand the Westminster press corps’ love affair with Johnson and every stupid thing he does. No one seems to know just how many women wear niqabs or burqas in Britain. Who cares? It’s not so much the numbers, nor how they look, nor concern for their downtrodden wellbeing. It is the creeping fear there may be a Muslim underneath. That is guaranteed to strike terror into the hearts of the OTF.
  4. What are rules for except ‘ the adherence of fools’? Lawyers acting for several whistleblowers have argued there is a case to prosecute the main pro Brexit campaign Vote Leave which, they allege, used a smaller pro-Brexit youth group – BeLeave – to get around the £7million spending limit by making a £625,000 donation to BeLeave before the 2016 EU referendum. In a 50 page submission to the House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee they argue this money should have been declared as part of Vote Leave’s expenditure and have come forward with new allegations about how closely the two campaigns were linked. Lawyers for another whistleblower confirm that he was paid by Vote Leave to do web design and communications services for both campaign groups. Legal opinion submitted to the culture committee’s inquiry into fake news said: “We consider that there is a prima facie case that ... electoral offences were committed by Vote Leave in the EU referendum campaign and that these require urgent investigation so that consideration can be given to whether to refer the case to the Crown Prosecution Service for a decision on whether to prosecute.” Just a bit of sour-grapiness from the ever whinging remoaners? Or does it put the veracity of the referendum itself in doubt? Ministers B Johnson and M Gove have both spoken out in defence of Vote Leave. Mr Johnson described the claims as “utterly ludicrous”, Vote Leave “won fair and square – and legally”. After all, freeing us from nit-picking bureaucracy is what the Brexit is all about.