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View Poll Results: When should the UK celebrate Independence Day?
June 23rd (Referendum Vote)
92 5.47%
March 29th (Article 50)
69 4.10%
The date Brexit completes
180 10.71%
July 4th (As per 1996's hit film Independence Day)
812 48.30%
Why not all of the above?
528 31.41%
Voters: 1681. You may not vote on this poll


chadskin
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(03-20-2017, 12:37 PM)
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Britain's government says it will trigger Article 50, signaling Britain's departure from the European Union, on March 29.

The Department for Exiting the European Union said in a statement that Britain's permanent representative to the EU, Tim Barrow, informed the European Council President Donald Tusk of the timing on Monday morning. The notification of triggering Article 50 will come in the form of a letter.

Brexit Secretary David Davis said in a statement that the country is "on the threshold of the most important negotiation" for a generation.

https://www.apnews.com/d2e35619edf5460a8d84abb50b14cfb2
Last edited by chadskin; 03-20-2017 at 12:47 PM.
dc89
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(03-20-2017, 12:38 PM)
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God help us.
daviyoung
aka Theakins Buttleworth
(03-20-2017, 12:38 PM)
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Hold onto your butts
Xando
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(03-20-2017, 12:38 PM)
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Bye Britain

Was nice knowing you
Danny 117
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(03-20-2017, 12:38 PM)
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Christ.
BeforeU
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(03-20-2017, 12:39 PM)
Yuks
UnluckyKate
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(03-20-2017, 12:39 PM)
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You get what you voted for.

Na take backs
StifflersMum
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(03-20-2017, 12:39 PM)
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They should have joined the "faster EU" instead.
MudoSkills
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(03-20-2017, 12:39 PM)
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So that means all the foreigners are getting deported on the 30th then? Take that Eurocrats.
ReplacementPelican
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(03-20-2017, 12:39 PM)
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I'll just put all my savings into dollars for now, then.
Breads
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(03-20-2017, 12:39 PM)
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Soon to be the 53rd state after Puerto Rico and Israel.
Meadows
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(03-20-2017, 12:39 PM)
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Dunno why people are surprised, she said 31st March at the latest around 4 or 5 months ago.
StayDead
um wat
(03-20-2017, 12:39 PM)
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Sigh. Well fellow UK gaffers it's been nice having some basic human rights. At least we'll have them before the deal inevitably falls through and our government stupidly takes no deal rather than access to the single market.

Fuck the tories.
Xando
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(03-20-2017, 12:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by StifflersMum

They should have joined the "faster EU" instead.

Pretty sure they will


in 50 years
SpideySenses
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(03-20-2017, 12:40 PM)
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F-Day.
SuperEpicMan
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(03-20-2017, 12:40 PM)
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I really can't wait for all this control we will be taking back.
Bleepey
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(03-20-2017, 12:41 PM)
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Fuck it, YOLO, let's go.
Snarfington
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(03-20-2017, 12:41 PM)
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yo fuck this whole mess
liquidtmd
(03-20-2017, 12:41 PM)
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The people that voted for this...I hope they hurt the hardest.

I'm truly not usually a bitter or vindictive but they are responsible for years of pain for all of us now.

We all alas, in it together. I dearly wish we had anything resembling an opposition to reign some of the what will be incredibly vindictive Tory policy coming our way.

And this is coming from someone who leans to the Right.
Flintty
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(03-20-2017, 12:41 PM)
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This is it!

Buckle up...
ultratruman
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(03-20-2017, 12:41 PM)
SOS
iMax
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(03-20-2017, 12:41 PM)
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Fine by me, as long as they have a general election the day after (which of course they won't).
Sho_Nuff82
(03-20-2017, 12:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by SuperEpicMan

I really can't wait for all this control we will be taking back.

Think of the millions

*and millions*

you'll be saving for the NHS when its all not going to the man in Brussels.

/s
LabouredSubterfuge
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(03-20-2017, 12:42 PM)
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THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE
danowat
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(03-20-2017, 12:42 PM)
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It's the will of the people.

Sovereignty Sovereignty Sovereignty

Take control of our borders.

and other such bullshit.
-Plasma Reus-
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(03-20-2017, 12:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by SuperEpicMan

I really can't wait for all this control we will be taking back.

So much control. You'll get tired of controlling so much!
ultratruman
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(03-20-2017, 12:43 PM)

Originally Posted by iMax

Fine by me, as long as they have a general election the day after (which of course they won't).

You mean so the Tories can have an even larger majority?
SuperEpicMan
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(03-20-2017, 12:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sho_Nuff82

Think of the millions

*and millions*

you'll be saving for the NHS when its all not going to the man in Brussels.

/s

Originally Posted by -Plasma Reus-

So much control. You'll get tired of controlling so much!

RocknRola
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(03-20-2017, 12:44 PM)
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Well, good luck my British bros. You're gonna need it.
Dougald
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(03-20-2017, 12:44 PM)
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Maybe the rest of the EU can get things done without us whining about every little thing now

That's what I tell myself to keep sane anyway. As for Article 50, I'm fed up of standing on the edge of this cliff. It'll almost be a relief to see this country finally jump
Stop It
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(03-20-2017, 12:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by UnluckyKate

You get what you voted for.

Na take backs

Fuck the 52% I didn't vote for this catastrophic farce.

Has nobody seen the Greek saga? And this is a country in debt sure but wants to stay part of the Euro and they're still being royally screwed.

We're going to be hung out to dry and the Brexit horde will tell us it doesn't matter and we are better off going full WTO rules anyway.
NekoFever
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(03-20-2017, 12:45 PM)
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Need to remember to buy my foreign currency for this year's holiday on the 28th.
iMax
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(03-20-2017, 12:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by ultratruman

You mean so the Tories can have an even larger majority?

Yeah, most likely I guess. We seriously need proportional representation, it's messed up.
MudoSkills
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(03-20-2017, 12:46 PM)
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I'm sick off all these faceless EU gravy train riders and their stupid laws about human rights and making sure the food we eat isn't poisonous.

I want good olf fashioned British potatoes full of lead, mercury and arsenic, and I don't want no Poirot in Brussels telling me I can't.
Bold One
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(03-20-2017, 12:46 PM)
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We deserve everything that's coming our way.

as for those who voted leave - you'll get yours 10 fold.

To our European friends, sorry, the regressive lunatics won....
Dougald
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(03-20-2017, 12:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by NekoFever

Need to remember to buy my foreign currency for this year's holiday on the 28th.

Already bought mine back in January. I suspect it'll be the last holiday I can afford for a while
WhateverItTakes
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(03-20-2017, 12:47 PM)
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Gonna feel like a punch in the gut when it's triggered, even after all this build up.

Bet the slow drip of news from the negotiations are gonna make the Government look like morons, more so than they already are I mean.
TheChamp
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(03-20-2017, 12:48 PM)
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Can you not just wait a day so you dont tank the before I get paid :D
Shiggy
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(03-20-2017, 12:48 PM)
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Can't wait for the EU to tell Britain that they still owe them 60bn EUR.
Juicy Bob
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(03-20-2017, 12:49 PM)
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A sad, sad, sad day.
SuperEpicMan
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(03-20-2017, 12:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by MudoSkills

I'm sick off all these faceless EU gravy train riders and their stupid laws about human rights and making sure the food we eat isn't poisonous.

I want good olf fashioned British potatoes full of lead, mercury and arsenic, and I don't want no Poirot in Brussels telling me I can't.

Hear, hear. I have had it with all these unelected eurocrats. Bunch a gay olympic fencers the lotta them /s.
Auctopus
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(03-20-2017, 12:49 PM)
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Just so people are aware, we aren't leaving the EU on that date. We're beginning the discussions for the "deal" of leaving which is estimated to take a couple years at least.

So, you've got a fair bit of time to start amassing bottle caps.
Xando
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(03-20-2017, 12:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by Auctopus

Just so people are aware, we aren't leaving the EU on that date. We're beginning the discussions for the "deal" of leaving which is estimated to take a couple years at least.

So, you've got a fair bit of time to start amassing bottle caps.

Negotiations won't start until may/june and will have to be finished in fall 2018 without a transitional deal.

Originally Posted by Shiggy

Can't wait for the EU to tell Britain that they still owe them 60bn EUR.

As a mainlander i'm also interested to see this happening, only for the meltdowns the mail, sun and friends.
Veelk
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(03-20-2017, 12:50 PM)
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It sucks for all you British people, but atleast you don't have Donald Trump running your country.

Out of curiousity, when would it be possible to reverse this decision? Could there be a vote held to rejoin the EU?
BGBW
Maturity, bitches.
(03-20-2017, 12:51 PM)
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It's a good thing I live in Hyrule now.
Liamario
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(03-20-2017, 12:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by UnluckyKate

You get what you voted for.

Na take backs

But there was no reason for them to accept the result.
danowat
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(03-20-2017, 12:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by Veelk

It sucks for all you British people, but atleast you don't have Donald Trump running your country.

Every cloud has a silver (blue) lining.
NekoFever
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(03-20-2017, 12:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by Veelk

Out of curiousity, when would it be possible to reverse this decision? Could there be a vote held to rejoin the EU?

Legal consensus is leaving the EU isn't final until the day a country actually leaves, at the end of negotiations.
StayDead
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(03-20-2017, 12:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by Liamario

But there was no reason for them to accept the result.

THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE THOUGH

Seriously I hate the brexiteers so damned much.
theaface
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(03-20-2017, 12:55 PM)
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Going to get my holiday currency this week as I expect the pound to tank some more when the UK pulls the trigger on the gun it jammed against it's own temple.

Originally Posted by Veelk

It sucks for all you British people, but atleast you don't have Donald Trump running your country.

Out of curiousity, when would it be possible to reverse this decision? Could there be a vote held to rejoin the EU?

Trump is a disaster, but a disaster that will last for 4 or 8 years at most. Climate change aside, he can be recovered from relatively quickly, potentially.

Brexit will ruin things for millions of people for a generation at least.

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