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    What is Brexit going to mean?

    No-one seems to know. So I've sent the following email to my MP, the Honourable Zak Goldsmith, MP for Richmond Park.

    Dear Sir,

    Perhaps as an enthusiastic Brexiter you can explain to me what practical, tangible benefits the people of this country can expect to see from leaving the EU? And when - roughly at least?

    It is obvious that expectation management has moved from having our cake and eating it (Johnson) and a deal being very easy (Davis) to of course there will be difficult times after we leave.

    If this is correct and there are difficult times ahead, when can we expect - again, roughly - to get back to an economy as strong as it was before the brexit vote and the slide in the £?

    I note with approval your efforts to get the EU's animal sentience law passed into UK law and the at best half hearted response but do worry that in the difficult times ahead there will be little money for helping taxis improve their air quality.

    There are rumours that the Heathrow expansion is not, after all, going ahead and Gatwick is a better post brexit prospect. This is hopeful but very easily could be wishful thinking. Can you comment on this at all?

    Yours faithfully,

    Wonder what will come back? I did express my disgust after the brexit vote and got a polite reply thanking me for expressing my views...He is personally charming, just a billionaire brexiter.
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    Re: What is Brexit going to mean?

    I am thinking he really looks forward to his secretary reading your letters and then singing her replies.

    Dancing too ??
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    Re: What is Brexit going to mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruv View Post
    I am thinking he really looks forward to his secretary reading your letters and then singing her replies.

    Dancing too ??
    Possibly

    However, I'm interested to see what, if anything, comes back. Entirely genuinely I'd like to know what positive results of brexit we have to look forward and when, since I can really only see poverty and misery as a result of brexit.

    There's also some talk that brexit politicians very rarely reply to questions about brexit from their constituents and when they do it's with straight propaganda. Let's see - he's not your typical tory rich bastard politician, he genuinely has green beliefs. Useless, of course, but not quite as bad as some to all appearances.
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    Re: What is Brexit going to mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    His father was scarcely an asset to the nation.
    I think we are at the point where no tory can be considered an asset to the nation by virtue of being a tory. Any other good they incidentally do is negated by that fact.

    His dad was UKIP I think. No more need be said.
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    Re: What is Brexit going to mean?

    I can't remember using an emoji in that post.
    Also the singing error.....I thought had been corrected on a proof read.
    And have no recollection of the dancing part..............................either we have a rogue editor with access to my posts......or I am going senile.

    But all that aside, I don't think Zak has anything to say, because those negotiating have no definitive answers either.
    Anything they might say are wishes more than anything solid.
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    Re: What is Brexit going to mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruv View Post
    I can't remember using an emoji in that post.
    Also the singing error.....I thought had been corrected on a proof read.
    And have no recollection of the dancing part..............................either we have a rogue editor with access to my posts......or I am going senile.

    But all that aside, I don't think Zak has anything to say, because those negotiating have no definitive answers either.
    Anything they might say are wishes more than anything solid.
    Lol. And there was me imagining him making his secretary sing and intepret my email in dance...

    But come on, we must be leaving the EU for something more than vague talk of return of sovereignty - which is a load of rubbish anyway since any deal we ever sign is by definition a sharing of sovereignty to some extent. A trade deal is us agreeing to waive certain of our sovereign rights in return for them doing the same. We had a very good deal with the EU. The ONLY thing we can be sure of is that the EU has said from the very start that any deal we get after we have left will NOT be as good as full membership.

    I want to know what, if anything, you and I have to look forward to as a result of brexit, if only to say, well, at least we got....(fill in huge blank here)
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    Re: What is Brexit going to mean?

    Oh my word Bruv!!! Somehow I messed up, your post did say singing I promise.

    I flew in here quickly and thought I'd quoted you with me then asking if there'd be dancing too!

    Your post questioning yourself got me puzzled and I've just looked back over the thread and realised that without realising what I had done I had edited your post!!

    I'm so sorry, I don't think I've ever done that before

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    Re: What is Brexit going to mean?

    I genuinely think brexit was a balls up from start to finish, all our main political parties apart from UKIP would reverse it given half a chance.
    Cameron called the referendum 'Knowing' it would be stay, May called an election 'Knowing' she would win.
    Corbyn would say stay (He may have hinted it already.....is it Labour policy yet?)

    And from there everybody has been running scared of the electorate's reaction if they even hinted at staying...........so they are all behind brexit in public at least.

    I voted remain by the way, but without changing my opinion about staying am resigned to the fact we will leave.
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    Re: What is Brexit going to mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Betty Boop View Post
    Oh my word Bruv!!! Somehow I messed up, your post did say singing I promise.

    I flew in here quickly and thought I'd quoted you with me then asking if there'd be dancing too!

    Your post questioning yourself got me puzzled and I've just looked back over the thread and realised that without realising what I had done I had edited your post!!

    I'm so sorry, I don't think I've ever done that before
    As you are my favourite moderator it's OK.........thanks for reassuring me about my senility.
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