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I'm on the sailing tomorrow night, if we get hassle as a believer in Brexit I'll give them a mouth full, what good do they think it will do.  My daughter said there was talk of protests on the A30 as well, it's not the ordinary people they need to hurt, it's the idiots in Parliament.

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6 hours ago, Solo said:

it's not the ordinary people they need to hurt, it's the idiots in Parliament

Given recent press reports, I'm not sure that's exactly what you meant to say. Ed. 

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Not sure what press reports you mean. I did mean 'hurt' in the general sense not physically. 

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The reports of MPs receiving verbal abuse and threats of physical attack. I did of course assume that by 'hurt' you meant their chances of re-election and reputation, but just wanted to clarify. Since the problems kicked off over here there have been a number of constituency offices vandalised, graffiti scrawled, anonymous letters sent and at least one arson attack on a politician's second home. I would hope that people in the UK are above that kind of behaviour but you never know in this untested situation. Ed. 

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Oh dear.

This means Armorique will have to cancel its slow cruise down past Cornwall before she sets off to Roscoff. Brilliant fuel saving for BF, less time in bed though for the poor customers.

I presume this Farcebook mob will get a paid days work in before blockading begins in the evening.

This is one of the most stupid things I've heard for ages. Hit the very company (BF) that is going to help the UK to get medicines and material in to survive Brexit.

Tulips all of them

Stu

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Profanity replaced!

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This is what happens when, out of touch and self interest first politicians, ignore the people who elect them.Frustrations boil over. That`s why the Jilet Jaune movement got so much traction and made Politicos take notice. This might be a localised event or it might be the start of a wider movement. But certainly these people feel they have nothing to lose and want to do something. In that respect, whether or not, they delay the Roscoff ferry doesnt matter...They have attracted publicity and that will, no doubt, be their first aim..

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5 minutes ago, Paully said:

This is what happens when, out of touch and self interest first politicians, ignore the people who elect them.Frustrations boil over. That`s why the Jilet Jaune movement got so much traction and made Politicos take notice. This might be a localised event or it might be the start of a wider movement. But certainly these people feel they have nothing to lose and want to do something. In that respect, whether or not, they delay the Roscoff ferry doesnt matter...They have attracted publicity and that will, no doubt, be their first aim..

It’s an out of touch PM trying to please the ERG and DUP that’s the problem, I suspect the protest at the docks will attract a tiny amount of people and be futile.

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7 minutes ago, Ryan_H said:

Sounds like a really intelligent thing to do...

It makes you wonder what other ideas they had before settling on that one. Ed

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I really hope this stupidity doesn't catch hold on this side of the channel. How can it be that having won a referendum, with a government and Prime Minister committed to delivering what they want, these people are more angry now than before the whole saga began. Sore winners?

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9 minutes ago, Cabin-boy said:

I think they are sore tulips. (Gareth will explain if necessary). Ed

totally lost on me, I'm afraid!

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It relates to the 6th post on this thread but you had to be up and about at 7am to catch it. Tulip is the new BFE-approved word for those who manage to stimulate themselves in private with no external assistance. But don't worry, I agree with your sentiments about them being a bit dim. Ed. 

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1 hour ago, Paully said:

This is what happens when, out of touch and self interest first politicians, ignore the people who elect them.Frustrations boil over.

I'm not sure on what basis you're claiming MP's are out of touch. MP's are representatives not delegates and as such are just as deeply divided as the rest of the country. We are three years down the road and many people will have changed their minds, both ways, many will have died and many new voters are now on the register. Neither you nor I now know who is in touch and who is not. That's just another one of the difficulties we all including MP's face.

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The problem is that a lot of MPs and certainly all the political parties (apart from one) have changed their stance on Brexit so it makes protesters like the ones in Plymouth frustrated .

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Parliament asked the people do you want to leave the EU and the majority said yes. It doesn't matter how we or our MPS voted individually it is their job to carry it out. Instead over half want to remain and a lot more want an agreement that is not really leaving. Personally I think Theresa May, as a remainer is doing the best she can, certainly better than Cameron did, could anybody have done better?

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May has made many seruous misjudgements and shown no sense of leadership or inclusion. She's just sailed off and done her own thing and is insisting that everyone accepts it.

Howver, this topic appeasr to be veering of into discusions that should rightly be be continued in the General Brexit thread.

I so agree the proposed genteel blockade at Plymouth is idiotic though. Rather drives a coach and horses through the concept that the electorate are all intelligent thoughtful deep thinking citizens with carefully considered views.

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I agree the proposed demo's are a bit silly but people are feeling they have to do something, the problem is, as in France, the extremists will eventually take over, just to cause trouble.

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On a lighter note, given the timetable changes their vote already has disrupted the "elites" who can afford holidays. Job done and time to put their feet up!

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We're going over tonight with our cycling club, originally this was the last Friday night we could do the 24hr from Plymouth but now we could do it through April.

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7 hours ago, Cabin-boy said:

It relates to the 6th post on this thread but you had to be up and about at 7am to catch it. Tulip is the new BFE-approved word for those who manage to stimulate themselves in private with no external assistance. But don't worry, I agree with your sentiments about them being a bit dim. Ed. 

It was the first nice word that came into my head beginning with t.  Briefly toyed with turnip.

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6 hours ago, cvabishop said:

Howver, this topic appeasr to be veering of into discusions that should rightly be be continued in the General Brexit thread.

Indeed.

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Very small demo in Plymouth, about a dozen but they were getting some toots from cars.

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