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Does the future look brighter?

Theresa May has written a letter to the British public pleading for their support for her Brexit deal, as the EU prepares to sign it off.

The prime minister said her agreement promises a “brighter future” for the UK and leaving the EU next year will be “a moment of renewal and reconciliation for our whole country”.

EU leaders are in Brussels for a summit to decide whether to endorse the deal.

European Council chief Donald Tusk has recommended all countries approve it.

The president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, said saying goodbye to the UK was “not a moment of jubilation” but a “tragedy” for the EU.

He added that, although this was the “best possible deal” for both sides, there were “no smooth divorces”.

Spain – which had threatened to boycott the summit – will attend after a last-minute disagreement over Gibraltar was resolved on Saturday.

However, even if the EU agrees to the deal, it needs to be passed by the UK Parliament. Many MPs – including in Mrs May’s own Conservative Party – have stated they will vote against it.

What are your views? Does the future look brighter? Would you vote for this agreement?

 

Does the future look brighter?

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patcaf
4 days ago
4
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Democracy in the UK is based on Parliament. That is why we vote for our MP's. UK has no democratic referendum process. The referendum was purely advisory. It has no legal basis and was one of Mr Cameron's more stupid ideas. MP's can ignore the results if they wish; that is our democracy and it has served us well.

I voted remain as I am fully supportive of a United Europe and refuse to remove the freedom of movement I have enjoyed from my grandchildren.

The whole process has been a shambles from start to finish. Mrs May's deal is a terrible consequence of her going to the people and losing her majority. The HOC is the final arbiter in the Brexit process. They can refuse this deal, go for 'no deal' , or remain by asking the EU to ignore A50 and let us continue membership.

Whatever happens it is quite rightly the will of Parliament. Nothing to do with the referendum.
Darkstar
4 days ago
0
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M.P.s stopping the democratic vote of the people, will only lead to anarchy. Look what is happening in Paris. I fear it will not be long before the people rise up.
ColinM1
6 days ago
3
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Well done the magnificent six ! Today the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg passed the "Scottish Case " lodged by Andy Wightman and Ross Greer Scottish Green MSPs , Catherine Stihler and David Martin Scottish Labour MEPs and Joanna Cherry MP and Alyn Smith MEP ,Scottish National Party . This significant and relevant step means that the United Kingdom can revoke Article 50 unilaterally by writing a letter . A real kick up the you know what for Madame May and her fellow Brexit hypocrites !
scandiman
3rd Dec 2018
2
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I am in my early 60s. I have never seen this country in such a mess and so divided. We are the most densely populated in Europe. It is filthy and overcrowded. Still the liberals want to let more in. Roads are pot-holed and not being repaired. We invented the railways and exported them but can’t run our own. We neglect to care properly for the elderly, the destitute and chronically sick. Police are following the latest trendy fad. They’ve become an extension of social services. Winter is upon us and once again my local NHS services can’t cope, which is ironic considering my MP is the Health Secretary. Children leave school unable to do basic arithmetic but they know all about LGBTQ issues.
We voted to leave federal Europe. The Prime Minister threw a fit and resigned because we didn’t vote as expected, and he was replaced by someone opposed to us leaving. She and her civil servants have been doing their damnedest to keep us tied to EU . We have a ‘deal’ which learned counsel say is one of the worst treaties ever created because it ties us to EU unable to leave unless they agree. Oh, and there’s the distinct possibility of a Corbyn government. Tell me, how is the future looking brighter? Brighter than what?
Lionel
3rd Dec 2018
1
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'Rise like lions after slumber
in unvanquishable number -
Shake your chains to earth like dew
Which in sleep had fallen on you -
Ye are many but they are few.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

The Coronation Oath is the freely taken and is covenant between the Monarch and the People of Britain. During the Coronation ceremony, the People effectively elect the Monarch, and in return, the Monarch swears the Coronation Oath. This is an extract: Will you solemnly promise and swear to govern the Peoples of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland ... according to their respective laws and customs?

Six British Monarchs have been deposed in one form or another, for their failure to maintain the rights and liberties of the People. One was executed for high treason against the people.

Parliament, the Judiciary and the Monarchy are intended to provide protections and limits upon each other. One of those limiting powers is Royal Assent. Since Queen Anne. no British Monarch has withheld Royal Assent from an Act of Parliament.

Nevertheless it is there as the exclusive authority of the Monarch, to be used when necessary on behalf of the People. As such, several of our Sovereigns since Anne, especially the present Queen, have broken their Coronation Oath by refusing to withhold Royal Assent from unconstitutional statute.

We the People must recognise our role in demanding our good governance.

If we are unhappy with the manner in which we are governed, we have no right to change until we are willing to act in our own defence.

We must demand that our Monarch lives by the oath she took. at her Coronation, If she does not, we must seek redress elsewhere.
Eeyore
4 days ago
2
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Your comments about the state of this country are unarguably true. For resolution of these issues look to your own local and national government. None of those issues have anything to do with EU membership.
toxicpotato
3 days ago
3
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The police following tge latest trend? The police like the NHS and social services have been starved of funds to give the richest juicy tax cuts. Who has funded austerity? The poor, the disabled and children. incidentally without our immigrant workforce who will be our medicalcand care staff?
Alicia
2nd Dec 2018
2
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Brexit would be good for us but things are getting messed up now.
FionaM48
1st Dec 2018
-1
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No clear evidence that this will benefit the UK. Voted remain. Maybe another vote will clear up the wrongs being made.
viking
1st Dec 2018
1
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The EU will not allow us back without them having their pound of flesh, and a further tightening of the noose around the neck of this country.
DipsyDitsy
29th Nov 2018
2
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I feel powerless regarding the whole situation with Brexit.
John Walsh
28th Nov 2018
-2
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There's too many immigrants in UK. Too many idiots letting them in. That's the problem.
GarryJ
27th Nov 2018
2
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100% Brexit get out of th EU. (enemy united).We have an opportunity of a lifetime,let’s take it NOW
Getting on 46
27th Nov 2018
4
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Fed up with Leave voters saying ‘We voted to Leave let’s get on with it - no deals’. It’s like someone going into a travel agents and saying ‘I want to go on holiday’ and then not specifying how much they want to spend and where they want to go and expecting the travel agent to pick a holiday for them! We are throwing our children and grandchildren’s future up in the air! Time for a vote on what the real options are for leaving or staying in the EU.
NorfolkBroad
26th Nov 2018
2
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It's a difficult one - because everybody voted Leave or Remain for their own reasons which were totally different from somebody else's. I don't think ANYBODY could have come up with a solution that made everyone happy and content. Regardless of who was at the helm, and regardless of which Party, half the population would not have been satisfied. There is no easy way out but if we all work together, like we have done in the past, and put Country before politics, religion or personal wants then we can succeed. The easiest thing in the world is to snipe at someone else's ideas - but we don't have to actually put them into practice.
Calamity
26th Nov 2018
0
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I believe that we the British people have been hoodwinked by the establishment.
This is not Brexit in fact it’s a surrender of what was left of our sovereignty in the name of compromise.
No Deal!!
Lionel
26th Nov 2018
0
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No, the future most certainly does not look brighter. How can it if we are degraded to a parish outside Berlin?

This entire charade of Chequers/Final Treaty stinks of Chamberlain and Peace in Our Time in 1939. Then the Germans wanted us to surrender our African Empire and our dominion over Canada amongst other things. And that for a so called peace! Now the Spaniards want Gibraltar (they should read the Treaty of Utrecht. Spain tied Gibralta to Britain in perpetuity). Deja vu? The French want our fish ...

This weekend we see the price of the 2018 peace. Given the EU has already asset stripped the profitable bits of Britain, they now want much, much more, and that in perpetuity. How can anyone think paying £14 billion membership to sell them £69 billion is good business practice I cannot imagine.

I spoke for and voted OUT. OUT is what 17.4 million other people people voted for. It's taken far too long pussy footing around Berlin already. I see no sense in a deal with the EU when we are always going to be the losers. We've been a maritime trading nation for 1500 years at least. Why tie ourselves to a failing, economically repressive group when the world is out there for us?

Let's just get on with it and leave.
DennisM6
26th Nov 2018
0
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STOP TRYING TO CON THE PUBLIC<FREE TRADE WILL LOWER PRICES,
CHEESE up to 44 per cent.
CHICKEN up to 22 per cent
BEEF up by 50 per cent
LOOK AT TIM MARTIN REPORT ABOUT FREE TRADE PATH,like Canada,Australia & New Zealand.
WETHERSPOONS .
WE COULD SPEND THE £39 B. on NHS & POLICE,plus take out the DILLIONS £ .we have in the EU BANK could pay some BILLS OFF.
Yodama
26th Nov 2018
0
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Political double-speak Theresa May, not really saying anything then? Everything is still as clear as mud.

No deals, just walk out the door.
Yodama
26th Nov 2018
0
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The future will look brighter....
Time for those MP's who resigned in protest of the Chequers agreement to find their backbones, stand straight and veto the Chequers deal.

We don't have a lot of time so they must speak out now. The trouble with the bent backs in Parliament is because we have been kow-towing to the Brussels Cabal for far too long.
A subjugated Briton is a sad sight.

Boris has intimated in the past that a Switzerland type deal would be ideal? Switzerland is resigned to the single market and has adopted various provisions or EU law, inadvertently they still dance to the Brussels tune without being allowed to have their say on anything, so no freedom there then!

The Canadian deal ( CETA) which Boris also likes is marginally better, but it is still a deal.
Why do we need a deal at all? The only deals we need is with different countries for trade and free trade deals. We can make our own decisions regarding our relationships around the world.

Britain is a seafaring nation that has traded all over the world for centuries, so why do we need to be tied to a group of 27 countries, a kind of crumbling club where we have to hand over vast amounts of money to a restrictive Cabal who despise us? .

I want us to be a proud Britain once again, standing up to tyrants like Napoleon and Hitler, we are a formidable people.
I think Macron may have Napoleon tendencies and along with best buddy Merkel, will want much more than just an EU army further down the line.

One world army, one world government, one world language, one world religion, one world currency, cashless society, identity cards, a completely controlled population. Domination is the name of the End Game. Very Orwellian.

Margaret Thatcher, love her or hate her, in her powerful speeches in the commons warned about the dangers of the Brussels/ EU becoming too powerful. She voiced concerns even then about interference by the EU, meddling in all aspects of how our NHS , laws, and in every aspect of our lives are being controlled. A fierce advocate to retain our powers she said "No, no no!"
"The EU has become very federal, we don't want to become a Federal state" she said.

She was ousted pretty damn quick after that by the very same euro luvvies like Hesletine et al.
A deliberate plot to oust her, probably instigated by the club.
Still very vocal after she was ousted, she then became very ill and was finally silenced by a "rare 'flu."
( Conspiracy theorists take note.)

Theresa May's divorce is more like a separation, half in half out. "I will only give you a divorce if you agree to pay me alimony and come and do my dishes in perpetuity" they are saying.

Last hope is that this agreement is overturned.
marie345
26th Nov 2018
0
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this is not the brexit I voted for. I am one of the 1 million scottish voters that nicola sturgeon ignores. This deal is one sided great for the eu not for britain. We needed a strong prime minister who could deliver a good brexit not one that is weak and bows to the EU
Speeednet
26th Nov 2018
0
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A total sell out. The warning was there when she said at the beginning that she was looking for a deal that was good for the UK and good for the EU. Why would a negotiator look for a good deal for their opponent?

If we walk away with no deal the EU will soon want to make concessions to get back the trade that they have lost with us, only an idiot does not negotiate from a position of power and loathe as I am to say it, if the cap fits.........
JohnC75
26th Nov 2018
0
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It appears to me that she has caved into everything the eu demanded of her and while I normally support the Conservative party there is no way I can support this deal
JAM
26th Nov 2018
-1
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Just read some of the comments very sad bunch of old people
Living in the past, when I got to voted conservative for 48 years
But never again it just goes to show should have banned over
65 year olds from voting,This is not the best deal but all deals are
About negotiations what did you expect.
I will say this PSG will close there car plant in the U.K. just a matter
Of time having just made another 250 redundant
Do you not care about your families future
From a 76 year old remained. But will except we leave now
Wilf
26th Nov 2018
5
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I think a lot of us are a lot younger than 76 Jam! I am in my early 60s and from our friends there were a mixture of leavers and remainers. I wanted to stay but also wanted HM Gov to sort out a lot of messes. the problem is there is infighting in the Tory party..no consensus there and the opposition are a lot of clowns as well. What to do?
DerekH81
26th Nov 2018
1
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I didn't vote for a deal. I voted leave. My opinion has not changed in fact my view has hardened thanks to the bully boy tactics of the E.U. I feel democracy in this country has been let down by weak and fearful politicians. We could now find ourselves tied into a treaty that is totally imbalanced in the E.U's favour. With no way out. From the referendum, with politicians on both sides of the argument pedaling lies, to the position we now find ourselves in. the hole thing has been botched. I do not vote for any one party in general elections, but make a judgement as to which one I think will do the best job at the time. I now find myself totally disillusioned with politics in the U.K. For the first time in my life I find myself thinking about not voting in the next election.
ChristopherW33
26th Nov 2018
0
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I did not vote for a deal of any kind, let alone a deal that ties us into the EU indefinitely. I voted for BREXIT. What part of BREXIT does our PM not understand? Deliver on the democratic referendum now, or get out! I will not vote conservative ever again. That party is finished, thanks to their determination to screw the British public.
ferraripauline
25th Nov 2018
-2
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The worst thing possible for our country. Boris & the brexit bunch have landed us in a mess . They couldn't run away fast enough when the results were announced. They had no idea what to do, it was ALL A PACK OF LIES that they spun. Sadly they were believed & here we are now.
Stuck on our own with a very uncertain future. But hey, the old folk are happy.....they have got THEIR COUNTRY BACK!!!
We can now make our own rules!!
What a load of nonsense.
Prices are already going upwards in the shops. But don't come moaning to me......you have got what you wanted.....get on with it. ..just like the rest of us will have to. Many thanks for that.
Getting on 46
27th Nov 2018
3
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Not all old folks voted Remain remember! Yes otherwise I agree with what you are saying here the Brexiteers have steered us onto the rocks and will be sailing away on there rubber dinghies!
ChristineP64
25th Nov 2018
2
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This deal if you read the documents gives no assurance we will leave and be free to do our own trade deals, come out of fishing and agricultural policies, as well as the ECJ. It is only a statement of intent and not a certainty. The backstop totally makes a mockery of any negotiating powers, as it totally favours the EU and is not in our interest at all. For remainers, this is a gift, for leavers its a nightmare. 17.4 million people voted to leave the EU completely. Leave completely is what we should do.....
RosemaryT6
25th Nov 2018
2
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I have read the small print. The backstop is a big problem and Scotland not happy understandably so, are the EU trying to breakup the UK and divide us. We are still under EU control but without any say and paying 39 million it is a worthless deal. The French, Macron already blackmailing us 're fishing. It's wrong that PM May is happy to sign that people receiving EU pension do not have to pay any tax. I feel my vote was worthless.
SueP87
25th Nov 2018
7
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Lying and conniving This is not what we voted for
Fran70
25th Nov 2018
9
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Teresa May has totally betrayed the British people. We will be worse off then before we left but unable to change a thing because we won’t be represented while we are in the backstop. This whole agreement is a total farce, she never wanted us to leave and this is her way of keeping us in. If MPs vote for this deal I will never vote again.idont think there should be a second referendum we have already made our choice, we should just leave, I’m so angry about this whole farce.
JoM1
25th Nov 2018
5
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I feel the same Fran, if our vote is ignored, I will never vote again! This is not democracy. Total farce, they should never have chosen May, she was always working to her own agenda. Traitor to the people!
Suev2
25th Nov 2018
-1
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I agree wholeheartedly with your comment.
Bigjohn
25th Nov 2018
7
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The country has wasted close to years and paid billions to to them, we should have left without any deals the minute the new PM was elected. The EU only wants our money and nothing else. PM May has allowed herself to be bullied by the EU, you can leave any union etc without having to have a divorce agreement. The EU are just bullies and we should leave without any deals.
JoM1
25th Nov 2018
6
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Exactly John, wasted enough time and money on this expensive boys club! We need a strong leader, not one who cowtows to these pompous eurocrats.
My fear is this country is finished if she continues down this route. Remember when we went in, we were told it was only for trade? Politicians just lie to us all the time, where are the ones with integrity. Who will stand by their word?
JoM1
25th Nov 2018
8
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We are being sold down the river, not what we democratically voted for! We need to walk away, pay them nothing.
MrsPat
25th Nov 2018
1
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I think that would be a disaster. We would see food prices increase and probably unemployment.
ColinC5
25th Nov 2018
11
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Tell Tusk and Co to take a long walk off a short pier, a 'no deal' is better than this mishmash of no agreements. Walk away and watch the whole sorry mess that the EU has become fall apart from all the infighting that will result. We owe them nothing and will get nothing whatever happens. NO DEAL BEST FOR UK.
AndyN
25th Nov 2018
4
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If Brexit is not delivered as we democratically voted for (And yes, David Cameron made it Crystal clear what we were voting for) it will spell the end of democracy.
David T
25th Nov 2018
6
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Hammond,Rudd and 3 other have threatend to walk out if there is a no deal,good let them,they are remoaners,and won't be missed
Chris28
25th Nov 2018
3
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MrsPat
25th Nov 2018
2
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It is in most of the world but it thrives here in GB. At least we can debate in freedom on sites like this and others and we all have the vote.
ArthurJ1
25th Nov 2018
8
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She backed 'remain' from day one & has made sure we do remain. Her name will join the likes of Blair, Corbyn etc to be remembered as a traitor to her country.
GrahamH84
25th Nov 2018
6
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Àn outright betrayal of the democratic vaues of the UK, ransoming N.I. is absolutely treasonous, She must go!
mick2e1hzm
25th Nov 2018
2
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If this is the deal we can save money sack 600 MPs we only need a small committee to rubberstamp all the EU rules and regulations, and shut the House of Lords as they are a waste of space a few Billion saved there, and Labour are no better,
AndrewC7
25th Nov 2018
6
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This is an appalling deal from start to finish. She has been weak and from the outset lacked a vision for the country. In my mind she will be looked apon as the worst PM that this country has had.
Wilf
25th Nov 2018
4
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You are forgetting Gordon Brown and Edward Heath!
Lionel
26th Nov 2018
2
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Not to mention Tony Blair, John Major, Jim Callaghan ... et al.
Wilf
26th Nov 2018
1
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It is worrying isn't it Lionel? Churchill and Gladstone would not be happy looking down on all this shower!
scandiman
25th Nov 2018
10
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Reading critical appraisals from learned counsel, I can only conclude that this is one of the worst negotiations ever. It ties us to EU for years to come. It’s precisely the opposite of what Leavers wanted. It has been achieved by one of our worst Prime Ministers, who ranks with Major, Blair, Brown and Cameron for incompetence and double dealing. This PM has surrounded herself with hand-wringing, sycophantic wimps who have failed to rein in her excesses. As for the rest of her party, only a handful have stood up to be counted and even they, so far, have been nothing but wind and bluster. I have voted Conservative at every election for 46 years; never again. I will not be emotionally blackmailed into supporting them for fear of the alternative. Never before has a nation signed an agreement with another country which prevents them leaving that agreement only with the consent of the other party. This is a gross insult to the people of this country, INCLUDING those who voted Remain.
Leggseleven
25th Nov 2018
7
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Truly feel May is a traitor to our country and her people. Her deal is worse than actually being in the EU! She has gone against democracy and destroyed the conservative party for decades to come! Also layed to rest any, however small, trust in politicians myself and thousands of others had.
A small room in the tower of London is where she should spend the rest of her days! DISGUSTED.
BeverlyF
25th Nov 2018
-3
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Better than no deal!What more do the opposers want?
Leggseleven
25th Nov 2018
2
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Please explain how this capitulation is better than no deal and leaving on WTO deal.
Look forward to your answer.
Wilf
25th Nov 2018
0
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I agree a no deal would be a short term at least catastrophe
MrsPat
25th Nov 2018
2
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Jakki
25th Nov 2018
0
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Better a short term catastrophe than the deal she's got at the moment!
Wilf
25th Nov 2018
2
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The problem is Jakki I think it would be a mess for at least 5-10 years...a whole generation
YvonneA26
25th Nov 2018
11
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She should never have been allowed to negotiate,,she was a remainer and has tried to fool us into thinking she was a changed woman wanting to leave.. She has sold us down the river.
ela7ne
25th Nov 2018
7
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This was never a negotiation it was complete capitulation to the demands if the EU. It is not in their interests to allow us to leave amicably, they need to keep us tied in for as long as possible because they need our money. Civil servants have signed us up to Defence agreements that will give control of our military forces to the EU. This includes defence spending. The cabinet agreed to this but chose not tobyelkcOarkiament. It will also keep us subject to ECJ jurisdiction. In short she has lied,lied and lied again. We would be better off leaving with no deal.
PeterT5
25th Nov 2018
7
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This letter is full of inaccuracies, we are still ruled from Brussels and can only do things with E U agreement, no wonder the other 27 agreed to it in minutes. We have been betrayed and are paying to give our country away.
lucylocket
25th Nov 2018
14
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Mrs May should resign, this deal is worse than being a member of the EU. We are a laughing stoke amongst the other members. We have no say but still pay them money....why. We have invested in buildings in Strasbourg and Brussels so the EU should be paying us, similar to a divorce settlement. The Spanish still want Gibraltar and will get it with laws being made in the EU. Why is there to be a backstop border with Northern Ireland? Switzerland has 5 borders with EU countries, they have no trouble with free trade. The EU are punishing us and we need a strong leader who will go and say ‘no deal’ as this is a ‘bad deal’. My father, grandfather and great uncle are turning in their graves.
RoyT
25th Nov 2018
6
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Totally agree. However, unfortunately we don’t have any Tory politicians who were prepared to stand up and be counted. For all the noise and fuss they made not one of them were prepared to take the job on. Face it, whatever deal you manage to get out of the intransigent EU you are on a loser.
kentrix39
25th Nov 2018
5
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Of course it does. Unfortunately the leaving routine does not go far enoug. I realise that vast majority of British nationals have never experienced a free country so like losing parents at a young age they have concerns. However if they try to forget about what they are at the moment and look ahead to what can be achieved with a positive attitude then all will be well.
Ignore the fear mongers entirely and think for yourself of the benefits, too numerous to go into at this time on a Sunday, lunch beckons.
Julia Slocombe
25th Nov 2018
7
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I voted out and Mrs May’s ‘deal’ does not look anything like taking us out of the EU. In fact, it seems to be locking us in more tightly than ever with no say on it’s rules. What on earth is she thinking?
CherrieB
25th Nov 2018
1
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The Brexit deal needs to be made Void. Ending Free Movement will be disastrous for all EU people living in the UK & same for UK People living in the EU. Our lives are uncertain because of this deal. We need a Peoples Vote Now.
Leggseleven
25th Nov 2018
5
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We had a peoples vote 2 long years ago!
Guess what........we as a democratic country voted to leave!
Only undemocratic remainers want another vote.
Mist
25th Nov 2018
-4
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What a mess! The country is being torn apart by infighting within the Tory Party. This is THE most incompetent, divisive government which has made Britain a laughing stock. I voted remain and believe strongly we are much better being in the EU than standing on the sidelines with absolutely no influence. It is not perfect but we should have remained to make efforts to change it from within.
Just think what progress could have been across the UK- All this wasted time,effort and money devoted to BREXIT
I feel very disenfranchised and at times ,ashamed to be British.
Leggseleven
25th Nov 2018
4
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Ashamed to be British!!! Go live elsewhere then, we don't need the likes of yourself here!
Apologies if this is a tad too strong but myself and millions of others are tired of folk like yourself!
MrsPat
25th Nov 2018
-4
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I agree with you we should stay in and make our voice heard. We are no 2 in the EU in terms of economies. The prices of good will increase as the pound drops in value and I worry that jobs will be lost. We are walking into the unknown.
MrsPat
25th Nov 2018
1
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I think you are being a bit rude to Mist. What sets us apart in this country is the freedom to debate. Just because you do not agree no need to be rude.
Mist
25th Nov 2018
-2
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You do not know me Leggseleven and do not know what incidents have make me ashamed, at times, to be British.
Nor to you speak for 'millions of others'.

Your response was unnecessarily hostile and a little derogatory- perhaps because this not a face to face discussion but easily typed in the heat of the moment?
Whilst you have given an apology perhaps it would have been appropriate not to be so quick to criticise.
Leggseleven
25th Nov 2018
3
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MrsPat, yes I was a bit rude and I did not like saying it but I and thousands of others are fed up to the back teeth of folk like them ashamed to be British! Millions have died to make this country what it is today and saying things like that is disrespectful to them all!
So my apologies to you for making you feel bad but I stand by what I said.
Wilf
25th Nov 2018
13
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To be frank I do not think anyone has got a clue. WE will have to wait and see how the whole thing shakes out. I think other countries may leave as well eventually (Italy) so the EU may become much smaller and just focused around Germany its economic powerhouse. If UK could become the Singapore of Europe we would be laughing. Lets be optimistic...us Brits love to moan but we do get on with things!
Jakki
25th Nov 2018
12
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Mrs May is making a mockery of democracy. This is not the Brexit we voted for!
PamK3
25th Nov 2018
13
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Her letter doesn't tell the truth. The backstop, the possible 4 years in transition, the ECJ still having power, the on going EU powers all are not mentioned !!!
outdoor girl
25th Nov 2018
3
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No it doesn’t. Brexit is a disaster for this country and everyone except the rich. I am ashamed of the way this country is treating our EU neighbours who have moved to this country over the years to live and work. This Government is beneath contempt!
Lynndy25
25th Nov 2018
0
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I was shocked at the referendum result in 2016 and am still very opposed to leaving Europe. I want another vote now we have more idea of the ramifications which will be a disaster for this country.
MargaretS45
25th Nov 2018
1
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I think it will be a total disaster and still of the opinion that if it goes once more to the country knowing what we now know there with be a majority vote to stay in the EU
Wilf
25th Nov 2018
10
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I do not think we know yet Margaret. As I have said a few time on these Speakers Corners the UK is the 5th biggest economy and a major trading nation. I suspect we will be fine in the long run.
Billythequiche
25th Nov 2018
10
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Would probably vote for anything to get the damn thing over and done with! The one thing we cannot do is remain. Can you imagine how the EU would treat us? The smug look on the face of the arch-retainers would be intolerable. The reasons for the leave vote have not changed.
Politicians, Ireland and Scotland beware. The public will not forgive treachery and dismissal of a referendum, the repercussions will be grave.
joss
25th Nov 2018
5
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What about the back stop,if this is not sorted we will never leave.
JeanT14
25th Nov 2018
-5
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Utter disaster. I'm 76 and voted Remain.We need to be in the EU to prevent future problems affecting us.Bring on Scottish Independence!
Wilf
25th Nov 2018
8
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I would not want Scotland to leave the UK and anyway with oil at $60 a barrel it would be bankrupt in a week!
DJGeeves
25th Nov 2018
-8
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Well look at that result and we are constantly being told that it was the Silver vote that carried the Leave vote! The whole thing is a national disaster - and I actually believe that leaving the EU is no longer even a majority wish.
It needs to be stopped NOW before it's too late
MrsPat
25th Nov 2018
1
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I tend to agree it may be better to have another vote but this time lay out all the proper facts. Problem was last time it was all based on lies from both sides. Lets list the pros and cons and have another vote.
ferraripauline
26th Nov 2018
-1
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DJ Greaves it was certainly the silver vote in our area . They were leaving the polling station beaming. Bragging they hadn't voted for years. But they wanted THEIR COUNTRY BACK. Going to make our own rules again.
It's a farce. Someof the voters will probably have "moved on ".
The vote should have been for 16 to 70 age group . The young people needed to have a say in what they wanted. It is THEIR FUTURE, not the pensioners. We have had our lives.
Wilf
26th Nov 2018
0
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I agree to a degree Ferraipauline Actually should have been the 18-50 year olds as they will be here in 20 years when all this has shaken down.
DJGeeves
26th Nov 2018
0
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ferraripauline (I made sure to spell your name correctly LOL)
You are probably right
I know both of my parents who were in their late 80s in 2016 (and from Dover in Kent) voted Leave (mysteriously alongside most of the rest of their town ... who of course are now bitterly complaining about the impact leaving will have on their town) and sadly they have both since died.
Jakki
2 days ago
0
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Why not let 6 year olds vote while you're at it, like the twit professor of Cambridge who suggested it the other day? After all it's their future too! I'm sorry but excluding older voters is just ludicrous . You may as well say their lives & experience are worth nothing.

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