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Brexit: Article 50 to be triggered 29th March

At last !!!

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-39325561

 

Prime Minister Theresa May is to officially notify the European Union next Wednesday that the UK is leaving.

Downing Street said she would write a letter to the EU's 27 other members, adding that it expected negotiations to then begin as quickly as possible.

The move comes nine months after people voted 51.9% to 48.1% in a referendum.

Talks on the terms of the departure and future relations are not allowed under the Article 50 process until the UK formally tells the EU it is leaving.

If all goes according to the two year negotiations set out in the official timetable, Brexit should happen in March 2019.

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Re: Brexit: Article 50 to be triggered 29th March

Two years time we will be free Smiley Thumbs Up

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rongtw wrote:

 we will be free Smiley Thumbs Up


and destitute Sad

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Re: Brexit: Article 50 to be triggered 29th March

Ah yes but we have all this to look forwards too...!

 

The European Commission has announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the EU, rather than German, which was the other contender. Her Majesty's Government conceded that English spelling had room for improvement and has therefore accepted a five-year phasing in of "Euro-English".

In the first year, "s" will replace the soft "c". Sertainly, this will make sivil servants jump for joy. The hard "c" will be dropped in favour of the "k", Which should klear up some konfusion and allow one key less on keyboards.

There will be growing publik enthusiasm in the sekond year, when the troublesome "ph" will be replaced with "f", making words like "fotograf" 20% shorter.

In the third year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be expekted to reach the stage where more komplikated changes are possible. Governments will enkourage the removal of double letters which have always ben a deterent to akurate speling. Also, al wil agre that the horible mes of the silent "e" is disgrasful.

By the fourth yer, peopl wil be reseptiv to steps such as replasing "th" with "z" and "w" with "v".

During ze fifz yer, ze unesesary "o" kan be dropd from vords kontaining "ou" and similar changes vud of kors be aplid to ozer kombinations of leters. After zis fifz yer, ve vil hav a reli sensibl riten styl. Zer vil be no mor trubls or difikultis and everivun vil find it ezi to understand ech ozer. ZE DREM VIL FINALI COM TRU!

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Re: Brexit: Article 50 to be triggered 29th March

Lol

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Re: Brexit: Article 50 to be triggered 29th March

Other things that will probably change (as found on Twitter)

 

  • We will never win Eurovision again
  • French Connection will have to be renamed French Disconnection.
  • Tens of unemployed MEPs. Cuts to nonjobs in vital quango sector
  • Thousands of UK bakers will go bust costing millions of jobs when French sticks and croissants are made illegal.
  • Baguettes, Croissants, Ciabattas, Panini and many more will disappear from shelves in UK
  • Paella to be replaced by custard pie
  • If we leave EU Pâté will have to be pronounced exactly how U thought it should be as a child - pate
  • Foie Gras is now "fatty liver" eeeeuuuuh. even less appetising now!
  • Camembert only available on black market, Calais mayor "dure fromage"
  • "Brussel Sprouts" to be renamed "Westminster growths".
  • I'm finding myself increasingly worried about the future of French kisses.
  • Tweed everywhere. No more garlic.
  • There will never be a British Pope.
  • People in Islington have to stop saying 'Ciao'
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Re: Brexit: Article 50 to be triggered 29th March

All a bit Russian then!

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Re: Brexit: Article 50 to be triggered 29th March

and dont forget we will be allowed wonkey Carrots !! and straight Bananas !! what about Curvy cucumbers ?

not to forget we can make hoovers to UK spec more than 1,600W  or our Hairdryers and Toasters

soo many STUPID rules we can get rid of

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Re: Brexit: Article 50 to be triggered 29th March

 

@MKSlinky

We can also get rid of those poncy pavement table and chairs cafes have become so fond of, as if joining EU somehow made British weather warmer. Who were they trying to kid? Wink



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Re: Brexit: Article 50 to be triggered 29th March

Maybe we should make this our national anthem until 2019? Wink



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Re: Brexit: Article 50 to be triggered 29th March

@beeceegee


beeceegee wrote:

rongtw wrote:

 we will be free Smiley Thumbs Up


and destitute Sad


A number of people in some areas of the country have been destitute for years, so no change there.

Some others who have been enjoying a good lifestyle may have to work a little harder or do some real work for a change to maintain it but there you go nothing like a challenge.

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Re: Brexit: Article 50 to be triggered 29th March

and most of the destitute people in the UK are EU imports !!

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Re: Brexit: Article 50 to be triggered 29th March


gleneagles wrote:

A number of people in some areas of the country have been destitute for years, so no change there.


That is true, but difficult to see how leaving Europe is going to change that.

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Re: Brexit: Article 50 to be triggered 29th March

 

@MKSlinky  I've never seen the need for the x when we have ks.

Lord King (former governor of the Bank of England) was on Newsnight this evening and seemed surprisingly upbeat about Brexit.  He stressed that a hard Brexit was preferable to giving in to any EU demands.

As for an anthem, how about a rewording of this inaccurate pre-referendum prediction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpxV9xuqLeA  I love how some of those commenting on the video take this so seriously; perhaps it's true, they have no sense of humour.

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Re: Brexit: Article 50 to be triggered 29th March

I'm just waiting to see the reaction when people realise one of the other implications of a hard Brexit - duty free allowances should revert to the non-EU allowances:

When entering the UK from a non-EU country, you must make a declaration to customs if:
  • You exceed your allowances, which includes up to 1 litre of spirits, 200 cigarettes and a maximum of £390 worth of perfume and souvenirs.

That's going to put an end to the booze cruises!

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