I cannot stress too much that Britain is part of Europe, and always will be - Boris Johnson

Dub01

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Strange chap.

Boris Johnson has announced that Britain will support Turkey's bid to join the EU despite putting warnings about the prospect at the heart of the Brexit campaign in the run up to the referendum.

During the EU referendum Mr Johnson warned that the accession of Turkey would give millions of migrants the right to live and work in the UK. The claim was one of the most controversial of the referendum campaign and led to accusations by senior Remain campaigners that Mr Johnson had lied.

But yesterday, during his first official visit to Turkey, Mr Johnson said that Britain will "help Turkey in any way" now that it is leaving the EU. He also declined to apologise for previously writing a limerick about the "love that flowers" between the Turkish President and a goat.
Boris Johnson says Britain will now help Turkey join EU despite using prospect to help win referendum
 


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Nobody voted to leave Europe, they voted to leave the EU.
The EU is not Europe you Remainian loons.
Outside of the EU, what's left of Europe and free trading countries with the EU. Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Serbia and of course, Albania. Throw in Georgia, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan.

Perfect bedfellows.
 

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The Roman Empire
Charlemagne's Empire
The Catholic Medieval Empire
Napoleon's Empire
Hitler's Empire

all failed to stick together and to control all the Continent from the centre , as will the EU. Get over it.

scrap the Euro. Bring back the Punt.
 

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Nobody voted to leave Europe, they voted to leave the EU.
The EU is not Europe you Remainian loons.
By stoking up the isolationist, rule-Brittania-Britannia-rules-the-waves rhetoric more suited for 1916 not 2016.

You have to remember that the British referred to their policy of letting Europe sort Europe out as "splendid isolation."

Johnson especially is culpable of such empty-headed rhetoric. He has been known to let out the occasional "some ex-colonies would be better off under Westminster" nonsense.

The EU will give the UK two choice; death or exile.

Death is, of course, by exile.

This is as much the fault of the Cameron as it is of Johnson. 17 million people don't decide something is rotten unless they've had plenty of reason to. The UK is an incredibly divided nation. Taking advantage of that is only possible if the conditions exist prior to that. People love to demonise Queen Maggy, but sure, what did her successors do?
 

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They'll be trying to get back in sooner rather than later.
 

Elvis jaffacake

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The Roman Empire
Charlemagne's Empire
The Catholic Medieval Empire
Napoleon's Empire
Hitler's Empire

all failed to stick together and to control all the Continent from the centre , as will the EU. Get over it.

scrap the Euro. Bring back the Punt.
Jesus.....:|
 

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Boris is horrible because he pushed Brexit which is a disaster! The Sky is falling in! Think of the children! *yawn*. Leave won get over it.

Clanrickard
 

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Great for the Brits the lower it goes the better .
Except I believe they buy most of their food from abroad (including from ourselves) these days. Food is going to become more expensive for them.
And they don't actually manufacture much any more, so just about every product they buy, is going become more expensive....
But hey you say that's great, who am I to argue..
 

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Except I believe they buy most of their food from abroad (including from ourselves) these days. Food is going to become more expensive for them.
And they don't actually manufacture much any more, so just about every product they buy, is going become more expensive....
But hey you say that's great, who am I to argue..
Bolockology they have savage amounts of farming and will see more indigenous farming taking off .They do manufacture , they also sell services . This idiocy about a 1st world country and a strong currency is one load of horse shyte .
 

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It all depends how you define 'Europe'.

Is Britain still connected to the mainland Geologically? Yes, there just happens to be a water filled valley between England and France that dries out every ice age.

Is it still connected ethnically? Yes, the British share bloodlines with people from all over the continent.

Is it still connected socially? Certainly, there are plenty of friends and relatives spread over the UK and continent and the various sports tournaments will still be open to the UK, hell even the Eurovision song Contest!

So in what way is it not part of Europe? It has decided by a democratic vote to leave a political union that it no longer felt was advantageous to stay within.

So Boris was right, Britain is not leaving Europe, only a political construct that will fade like all the other unions that have been attempted before.
 
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Great for the Brits the lower it goes the better .
Really? For years they have been claiming a weak euro and strong pound was proof of the strength of the UK economy.

They can`t have it both ways.
 

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Except I believe they buy most of their food from abroad (including from ourselves) these days. Food is going to become more expensive for them.
And they don't actually manufacture much any more, so just about every product they buy, is going become more expensive....
But hey you say that's great, who am I to argue..
I think they do. What specifically will they have to buy in which they don't or can't make at home?
 

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Really? For years they have been claiming a weak euro and strong pound was proof of the strength of the UK economy.

They can`t have it both ways.
That will be seen to be a load of shyte which it is .Politicians think this , how many of these blithering idiots have been traders , importers and exporters fook all .Currency strength is outdated thinking in today floating exchange .
 

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Bolockology they have savage amounts of farming and will see more indigenous farming taking off .They do manufacture , they also sell services . This idiocy about a 1st world country and a strong currency is one load of horse shyte .
Ok so what do they manufacture? Where?

And (I know it's 'probably' a leftie rag from your perspective) the guardian says over 1/2 of the UKs food is sourced from abroad, so there's going to be some mega reclaiming of land, for food... Or the Uk is going to continue to buy food from abroad, at increasing prices, if the pound continues to fall.

Services, mean things like call centers? Many of those have already been moved off shore (not UK), but this is one area where they could start competing with the India's of this world, assuming the pound drops enough to compete. But wages well have to drop to suit of course..
 


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