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I think you underestimate the perfidiousness of perfidious Albion.

Johnson's UK will be perfectly happy to become an outright enemy of the EU. Expect actual skirmishes over territorial waters and Gibraltar, political name-calling, non-cooperation, and continuous point scoring.

The fact that much of the population will be living in shocking poverty and outright violent oppression will be incidental.

This won't be business as usual. This will be more like Franco's Spain or Hitler's Germany, but without the occasional competence.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Thu Dec 12th, 2019 at 11:33:07 PM EST
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I think you give the UK way too much power and influence once it's on its lonesome.

 

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Thu Dec 12th, 2019 at 11:53:04 PM EST
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Big enough and stupid enough to be a fucking nuisance, all the same.

Things are going to slide, slide in all directions
Won't be nothing, nothing you can measure anymore
L. Cohen
by john_evans (john(dot)evans(dot)et(at)gmail(dot)com) on Fri Dec 13th, 2019 at 07:37:34 AM EST
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