Not really quite the right phrase here

The 16 key words that could force Britain’s divorce from EU

I think we would rather call the bill to trigger Article 50 the 16 key words to enact the expressed will of the people, no?

16 thoughts on “Not really quite the right phrase here”

  1. As the Krauts are calling us names and throwing crockery, “divorce” seems appropriate. It’s the alimony I worry about.

  2. So Much For Subtlety

    If it a divorce, do we get alimony? I think we could be generous and offer to forgo it. As long as we get to keep the house, or the Common European Home or whatever they are calling it.

  3. The will of half of the people.

    The will of half of the British people who bothered to vote.

    Why do you all get so upset about this?

  4. Bloke in North Dorset

    “The will of half of the British people who bothered to vote.”

    And therefore accepted the will of those who did bother to vote.

  5. @Dave, do we get upset when less than half the people who voted get their preferred party in parliament? All this getting upset and throwing toys out of her pram by snowflake left wingers with thin skins on both sides of the pond is a recent thing. Act like your parents and grandparents and ancestors and grow a pair.

  6. The direction of the country has been set by referendum, the margin, turnout, and weather on the day are irrelevant.
    Now get with the program.

  7. @sadbutmadlad

    I’m not upset, I’m asking why Tim et al are. You sound very angry, and you’re throwing insults at me.

    The anti-Europe lobby have been throwing their toys out of the pram since 1992.

    My point is that the referendum was hardly a unanimous call to leave – it looked a bit marginal to me.

    We don’t even know what the priorities were for the 52% – do they want all the pensioners sent home from Spain or do they just want better vacuum cleaners? I think that needs to be discussed. And the red-mist brigade on both sides need to calm down.

  8. “We don’t even know what the priorities were for the 52% – do they want all the pensioners sent home from Spain or do they just want better vacuum cleaners? I think that needs to be discussed.”

    Very good..!! 🙂

  9. The fact that any leave majority was achieved at all in the face of government lying to us and creating doomsday scenarios and otherwise tilting the field, indicates that a fair fight would have got a larger majority.
    If we were to run it again the majority would be bigger, but there’s no need because we got enough. Now quit whinging.

  10. @DaveC as I said, grow a pair. No vote has ever been unanimous but the majority vote has always been accepted. You can whinge and criticise the decision but don’the act to undermine the wishes of the majority. If EU ref vote had gone the other way it’s very unlikely that the anti-EU lobby would have resorted to violence, marches with people bussed in from far and wide, lying, trying every legal action to force their view through and scaremongering.

    As to what the wishes of the people are – leave the EU. What that actually means is up to the politicians to do the best for the country. They should listen to all the voices, and not just the noisiest, and then do what’s best for the country. You can’t please everyone.

  11. ‘Most Read from The Washington Post: Donald Trump keeps confirming fears about his diplomatic skills’

    They can’t get over it in the U.S., either.

  12. @sadbutmadlad

    “Grow a pair”, again. Are you sure you’re using that phrase correctly?

    I heard that some people are planning a demonstration to attempt to influence some judges’ interpretation of the law this week.

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