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11 Sleeps To Christmas
Posted - 20 March 2017 11:36
For some reason BBC haven't got the story up yet.

Prime Minister Theresa May will trigger Article 50 on Wednesday 29 March, starting the process of the UK leaving the EU.
11 Sleeps To Christmas
Posted - 20 March 2017 11:37
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Heh! The Beeb has now. Just beaten to it by Sky.
Heffalump
Posted - 20 March 2017 11:38
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I'm so glad I'm not you
Father CYPmas
Posted - 20 March 2017 11:39
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heh. and pound spiked on talk of rates hike, and now is plummeting again... back to Brexit as usual...
Father CYPmas
Posted - 20 March 2017 11:42
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Just keep apologising for the English. Or tell them you're Irish.
Alan Partridge in a pear tree
Posted - 20 March 2017 11:45
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I don't understand how you can set a date for tiggering article 50 - as I understand it there is no magic to it - it is just telling them we are going to leave - surely setting a date is in itself triggering the article?
theseaward
Posted - 20 March 2017 11:45
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Utterly fvkcing depressing.
11 Sleeps To Christmas
Posted - 20 March 2017 11:49
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I am elated. 29th is going to be like Christmas Day.
Alan Partridge in a pear tree
Posted - 20 March 2017 11:49
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The Europeans genuinely consider that Brexit is as mad as Trump election - and see them as part of the same global phenomina - difference being the majority of Americans did not actually vote for Trump.
Father CYPmas
Posted - 20 March 2017 11:50
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Forrins unable to differentiate between British Brexiteer and Scotland..

Play safe.


In other news, https://tinyurl.com/hte5p6j
BREXIT!!
Posted - 20 March 2017 11:53
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OH GOSH! OH GOSH OH GOLLY OH GOSH!!

SO EXCITED!!!

IT IS GOING TO BE AMAZING! AMAZING!!

RULE BRITANNIA!

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN!!
BREXIT!!
Posted - 20 March 2017 11:54
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I THINK I'M HYPERVENTILATING!

SO EXCITED!!!
11 Sleeps To Christmas
Posted - 20 March 2017 11:58
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29th March also happens to be Norman Tebbit's birthday. Nice pressie from Theresa!
The Goose
Posted - 20 March 2017 11:58
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I wonder if Anna remembers our bet sometime around September last year that Article 50 notice would not be served within a year. £50 to Help for Heroes wasn't it?
11 Sleeps To Christmas
Posted - 20 March 2017 12:01
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The Goose, it might still not be. There's a march of very angry European types this Saturday. They may sway the government.

Heh!
ColonelSanders
Posted - 20 March 2017 12:10
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Reckon they'll get a Government Legal Service trainee to do the covering letter. Along the lines of:

"Dear Sirs and Madams

Please find enclosed with the letter the following documents:

- Article 50 notice.

Kindly acknowledge safe receipt by returning the copy letter in the addressed envelope.

Yours faithfully

Toby Trainee"

Drops in post tray. Goes for lunch. Comes back and finds the original notice on desk. Re-reads letter and realises there's one document.

Runs down to post room. "Dean, has the post gone yet." "Fck. Fck. Don't worry about it."
SumoKing
Posted - 20 March 2017 12:10
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11 Sleeps To Christmas
Posted - 20 March 2017 12:10
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Haha!
Alan Partridge in a pear tree
Posted - 20 March 2017 12:41
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the only good thing is May has told us what sort of Brexit to expect, a red white and blue one. Thank Christ. Were it not for that the uncertainty would be fvcking awful for the country.
Wellington
Posted - 20 March 2017 12:47
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missed opportunity to do it on April 1st imho
Osama
Posted - 20 March 2017 12:52
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bur Laz said it would never happen?
Massive fuckwit
Posted - 20 March 2017 13:03
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John Major's birthday. Bitchy.
Father CYPmas
Posted - 20 March 2017 13:07
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BREXIT!!
Posted - 20 March 2017 13:11
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PLUMMET?? THAT'S JUST A BLIP: THE POUND IS STRONGER THAN ITS EVER BEEN!!
BREXIT!!
Posted - 20 March 2017 13:13
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"May has told us what sort of Brexit to expect, a red white and blue one"

DON'T FORGET THAT IS ALSO GOING TO BE THE BEST POSSIBLE DEAL FOR THIS GREAT NATION

AND YET THE REMOANERS WHINGE ABOUT LACK OF CLARITY!!
sporting_zucchini
Posted - 20 March 2017 13:17
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missed opportunity to do it on April 1st imho

Agreed.

Art 50 trigger notices need not be unfunny



Keef_
Posted - 20 March 2017 13:19
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GBP hasn't really been impacted as markets had already priced it in. The next big moves will be a function of how the negotiations are going. First whiff of WTO and it'll head south.
BREXIT!!
Posted - 20 March 2017 13:26
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"even during the financial crisis the pound was stronger"

THAT WASN'T REAL STRENGTH.

WHAT THE POUND HAS NOW IS REAL STRENGTH AND THAT IS ALL THANKS TO BREXIT!!
Coracle Lolling
Posted - 20 March 2017 13:43
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I am elated. 29th is going to be like Christmas Day.

Because all businesses will shut down?
11 Sleeps To Christmas
Posted - 20 March 2017 14:25
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No, because it will be a family celebration.
old git roundabout
Posted - 20 March 2017 17:28
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HURRAH