Brexit: UK to leave single market, says Theresa May

N&P: Discuss governments, nations, politics and recent related news here.

Moderators: Alyrium Denryle, SCRawl, Thanas, Edi, K. A. Pital

User avatar
Crazedwraith
Emperor's Hand
Posts: 9622
Joined: 2003-04-10 03:45pm
Location: Cheshire, England
Contact:

Re: Brexit: UK to leave single market, says Theresa May

Postby Crazedwraith » 2017-04-19 10:22am

Zaune wrote:
Alkaloid wrote:Do you feel the same way about, say, Wales? Scotland? The Orkney Islands? Essex? Because if London just starts forcing chunks of land and their populations into or out of the empire based on what's advantageous to 'them', all of those populations have to start thinking about what they could be bought for, and they very likely will do something other than allow themselves to be sold off as soon as is convenient.

Whitehall setting policy that benefits London and the south-east and either neglects or actively sacrifices the needs of the rest of the country is par for the course, really.



but not exactly actively desirable as JWL suggests it would be in the case of Gibraltar.
To the brave passengers and crew of the Kobayashi Maru... sucks to be you - Peter David

Alkaloid
Jedi Master
Posts: 1037
Joined: 2011-03-21 07:59am

Re: Brexit: UK to leave single market, says Theresa May

Postby Alkaloid » 2017-04-19 10:36am

Zaune wrote:Whitehall setting policy that benefits London and the south-east and either neglects or actively sacrifices the needs of the rest of the country is par for the course, really.


Well yeah, but there's a difference between Maggie Thatcher fucking over the North and say, giving all of Scotland to Norway for a good deal on oil.

User avatar
Zaune
Sith Acolyte
Posts: 5417
Joined: 2010-06-21 11:05am
Location: In Transit
Contact:

Re: Brexit: UK to leave single market, says Theresa May

Postby Zaune » 2017-04-19 11:23am

Yeah, but Thatcher had some actual standards, didn't she? I honestly wouldn't put that past the current mob.
There are hardly any excesses of the most crazed psychopath that cannot easily be duplicated by a normal kindly family man who just comes in to work every day and has a job to do.
-- (Terry Pratchett, Small Gods)


Replace "ginger" with "n*gger," and suddenly it become a lot less funny, doesn't it?
-- fgalkin


Like my writing? Tip me on Patreon

User avatar
jwl
Jedi Master
Posts: 1078
Joined: 2013-01-02 04:31pm

Re: Brexit: UK to leave single market, says Theresa May

Postby jwl » 2017-04-20 08:50am

Alkaloid wrote:
That said, I don't think they should just be granted the right to leave automatically. If it benefits our relationship with the EU to eject them, they should be ejected (and perhaps compensated a bit to stop them moaning about it). If it doesn't they should get some of their autonomy taken back and clamped down on for being a tax haven, along with a lot of the rest of the empire.


Do you feel the same way about, say, Wales? Scotland? The Orkney Islands? Essex? Because if London just starts forcing chunks of land and their populations into or out of the empire based on what's advantageous to 'them', all of those populations have to start thinking about what they could be bought for, and they very likely will do something other than allow themselves to be sold off as soon as is convenient.

No, because those are actual parts of United Kingdom. If Gibraltar et. al. want to be treated as proper parts of the United Kingdom and not as colonies of the empire, they should apply to join. Right now they don't want to because then they won't be able to treat the place as a tax haven. Perhaps if they were clamped down on a bit they might change their mind.


Return to “News and Politics”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 18 guests