Peter Collins


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Are you and "in" or an "out"?

Posted: Yesterday at 15:05
15West wrote (see)

I know of two people who voted leave (and I don't know many) and now regret it, one being my Dad. I despair.

 

Muttley wrote (see)
Screamapillar wrote (see)

According the the Beeb, Morgan Stanley is moving its staff out of London...

No bad thing in my book if they and the others like KPMG, Goldman Sachs etc feck orf.

The ancillary staff they lay off, such as cleaners, might not see it your way, though I understand why you're saying it.

Are you and "in" or an "out"?

Posted: Yesterday at 15:01
15West wrote (see)

I know of two people who voted leave (and I don't know many) and now regret it, one being my Dad. I despair.

How can they regret it the day after they did it?

Are you and "in" or an "out"?

Posted: Yesterday at 13:36
JT141 wrote (see)
Peter I know Berwick's in England, just about. I like to have my passport ready well in advance. Although it has bounced back and forth a lot. It might be another contentious issue because the town might well want to align itself with Scotland. It's all a catering size can of worms been opened.

Having been there, it feels like a Scottish town and the local accent is Scottish. I wonder how they voted? (And, yes, the football team plays in the Scottish league).

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Posted: Yesterday at 13:35
Dachs wrote (see)
Screamapillar wrote (see)

The POV of EU nationals living and working in London is sobering.

Sadiq Khan's Facebook page has a lot of comments about how they no longer feel welcome here. They appreciate his support for them but say they are considering leaving.

 

This is exactly how my wife feels - originally German, she has been here 15 years and has British citizenship but sees this as a comment on the presence of her and others like her.  It is also how my French sister-in-law, and my French friend feel, both of whom have been here for more than ten years.  Hopefully this is just the immediate disappointment talking, and the whole atmosphere will settle down such that they feel they can stay, but it's all pretty raw today.

Don't forget that London is progressive and voted overwhelmingly for remain. They're among friends here. Can't speak for the rest of England and Wales. I think this all puts to the lie the idea that all our problems stem from London.

Are you and "in" or an "out"?

Posted: Yesterday at 13:33

'When I put the gun to my head and pulled the trigger, I was surprised to find the gun going off and a bullet going into my brain...'

Runner's lie? Cheating rumors didn’t stop Robert Young – but something else did

Posted: Yesterday at 13:24

I think this is the sad thing. Whether by cheating or just being disorganised he's certainly created a situation in which people have been given the fuel to say he's cheating.

Are you and "in" or an "out"?

Posted: Yesterday at 13:07
cougie wrote (see)
Maybe I did go too far VDot.

Where was Corbyn in all of this ? He was invisible.

 

JT141 wrote (see)
I can't quite believe what John Redwood has said. Staunch Leave, now talking about a renegotiation with EU without ever finalising the exit. Full access, no immigration, no responsibility. A set of demands that would never conceivably be met, never ending market uncertainty, and a complete disregard of democratic result. Fucking stratospheric arrogance.

They're already rowing back on the money going to the NHS. Liars.

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Posted: Yesterday at 13:05
cougie wrote (see)
Maybe I did go too far VDot.

Where was Corbyn in all of this ? He was invisible.

Corbyn actually spent a lot of time going up and down the country campaigning. The press didn't report it - the right-wing press because he's the Labour leader; the Guardian and the Mirror because he's not, to them, the right Labour leader.

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Posted: Yesterday at 13:04
plazzy wrote (see)
My country, Liverpool, voted remain. We need to negotiate our exit from this collection of insellafe.

England, you knock me sick.

Much maligned London also voted massively to remain. I'm for UDI.

Are you and "in" or an "out"?

Posted: Yesterday at 13:03
15West wrote (see)

Wish I was out of mind on drugs at Glastonbury right now.

Maybe you are. Maybe this is an illusion.

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