On 4 Jul 2016 at 11:55am Jeff wrote:
So first Boris and now Farage runs away from his responsibilities and the mes the've caused, un****ingbelievable
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On 4 Jul 2016 at 12:15pm Harry wrote:
Just seen the news. I'm actually crying. With laughter.
Let's hope we've seen the back of this toxic clown who has done so much damage to us over the many years he has been an MEP.
Is he still an MEP now? What happens?
On 4 Jul 2016 at 1:13pm hoot flip and fly wrote:
As expected the sad little remainers come out to gloat. Farage set out to free the UK from the EU and did exactly that. Just a shame the Lewes luvvies can't accept an election result because it didn't go their way. It's about the whole country not just Lewes and it's DFL Kingdom . Tw@ts.
On 4 Jul 2016 at 1:24pm Harry wrote:
Dear Hoot Flip and fly
1. I'm not sad, I'm happy. Read more carefully
2. I'm not little, I'm 5'11'', I'll excuse you this, you couldn't have known.
3. It wasn't an election, it was a referendum. Not the same thing at all.
4. we aren't out of the EU yet. We have not even started the process, so why has he quit with the job half done?
On 4 Jul 2016 at 1:42pm Town Flyer wrote:
Unfortunately he is still hanging on to his lucrative position as an MEP (no surprise there then) so we are not finished with the gurning piece if vileness that he is.
On 4 Jul 2016 at 1:44pm ..... wrote:
Agree with hoot although they got the election bit wrong...
It would appear that Lewesians are not happy with an official referendum result but I bet any money you like they would be saying the referendum was all legal etc if the result was the other way around..
On 4 Jul 2016 at 1:47pm Town Flyer wrote:
As far as I know, it isn't legally binding until it has been an act of parliament, so either way makes no difference.
On 4 Jul 2016 at 2:10pm Harry wrote:
text below is all from the Huffington Post.
Nigel Farage said back in May that 52-48 win for the Remain side in the EU referendum would be “unfinished business”.
In an interview with the Mirror the Ukip leader said such a narrow margin would prompt him to fight for a second referendum.
He said: “In a 52-48 referendum this would be unfinished business by a long way. If the remain campaign win two-thirds to one-third that ends it.”
On 4 Jul 2016 at 2:27pm Jeff wrote:
Nigel Farage, the latest rat to jump from the sinking Brexit ship
Hot on the heels of 'Don't Be A Quitter' Dave and 'Stabbed In The Back' Boris, another politician leaves us to deal with the mess they created.
What a truly 'noble' politician he has turned out to be: happy to do the hard work when the country needs it (floating down the Thames in a boat decked out with colourful banners, exchanging light-hearted hose fights with Bob Geldof), but ready to lend his support to a (nameless) “Brexit prime minister” when the country has reaped the benefits of his 'honourable' aims (a damaged currency, recruitment freezes, rumours of banks moving to Paris, an insecure future for our thousands of hard-working EU immigrants and British ex-pats living elsewhere in Europe, the looming possibility of a “Brexit bubble” in the housing market and intergenerational warfare).
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On 4 Jul 2016 at 3:23pm Janet Street Preacher wrote:
So Nigel Farage resigns as UKIP leader but not as a Member of the European Parliament he campaigned to leave?
Can you Leavers not see just for a second what a conniving dishonest man he is? Do you really want to be led by someone like that?
On 4 Jul 2016 at 3:31pm Harry wrote:
Farage and Chris Evans!!! Today just keeps getting better.
On 4 Jul 2016 at 3:55pm fred2016 wrote:
A significant majority of politicians are not capable of doing a proper job for this country. They have their own vested interest and the next election as their priorities, and not the long term view which we need to see.
All those who have stood down should be ashamed of themselves. We will have the Town Council resigning next......
On 4 Jul 2016 at 5:08pm Sylvia wrote:
If only,... fred2016
On 4 Jul 2016 at 5:35pm Dubious wrote:
@Hoot, stupid and Tw@t, or whatever you called yourself. Don't think Jeff was complaining about the result of the referendum, he was complaining about Farage leaving the mess he has caused for someone else to clear up. That someone else is likely to have to be someone that didn't want to leave on the first place. What a legacy he and Boris have left for this country. Both sides of the debate should be pretty angry about this because we, as a population, have all been sh@t on from a great height.
On 4 Jul 2016 at 6:03pm Sussex Jim wrote:
Nigel Farage has achieved his ambition to allow us to leave the EU. He should be regarded as a hero for those who have democratically voted to Leave. Of course he should stay on as an elected MEP for the time being, in order to liase with the Europeans for a smooth exit.
He should certainly not be politically stabbed in the back like Churchill was at the end of WW2.
On 4 Jul 2016 at 6:56pm I G B M wrote:
Inter Generational Ballistic Missile.
On 4 Jul 2016 at 7:49pm . wrote:
Are Jeff and Harry a double act?
Must be a joke the sort of uneducated rubbish they are spouting.
Im glad people like farage upset you both, he, more than anyone, has got us out of a system of government that would of destroyed this country and we were allowed a say on it because of him so if you believe in democracy you should be thankful but petty remainers don't do they?
On 4 Jul 2016 at 8:10pm Jerry wrote:
God, you Leavers really are thick, aren't you, despite your endless protestations to the opposite. And vindictive to boot. Well you got 'your country' back. Now exactly what are you going to do with it? I suspect, like Nigel, Boris and the other quitters, you haven't got a clue. Bash a few Poles perhaps, or insult some third-generation Asians and DFLs - that's about your level. What made you so nasty? Was it Brussels? Did you buy Murdoch's lies all these years? He's the only winner I can see around here
On 4 Jul 2016 at 8:39pm Cam wrote:
The boys had a big fight, made a big mess, don't want to clean up, all upset and don't know how to save face.... so, as ever, some woman has to try and sort it out. Really? Isn't it time to send them to their rooms, keep them at home. Only allow them to come out if they learn to play nicely. It so makes sense.
On 4 Jul 2016 at 8:41pm . wrote:
Jerry have said this before go back to school you're embarrassing yourself.
On 4 Jul 2016 at 8:45pm Tom Pain wrote:
He probably got an offer he couldn't refuse ,something nice or something very nasty. He survived two warnings after all.
On 4 Jul 2016 at 9:21pm Harry wrote:
Britain joined the EU in 1973. In 43 years they have not destroyed us. And why would they? It makes no sense for them to do so.
If anyone is going to be destroyed it will be, as usual, the poorest members of our society by the richest. Osbourne is already outlining cuts to corporation tax. So business pays less. Who will pick up the bill for that? No prizes for guessing. And watch for more of the same type of tactic. Hell, even to top man at Credit Suisse has criticised the inequality he has seen in this country. You may think you are fighting to get your country back, but in actuality you are fighting to give your country to the 1%.
You might like to ponder that as a result of Brexit, we are going to have a PM that nobody outside the Tory party will have voted for and it is almost four years till the next general election is due.
On 4 Jul 2016 at 9:51pm . wrote:
Actually we joined the EEC in 1972/3 commonly known as the common market. We were repeatedly assured it was only a free trade area and would result in no loss of sovereignty or that laws would be imposed on us without the consent of elected British members of parliament. The EU came into being in 1992 with the signing of the Maastricht treaty.
If you hadn't been able to look outside of your narrow worldview you live in you would see that the poor and working class overwhelmingly voted leave as they have suffered disproportionately in the last couple of decades. One of the reasons was the suppression of low wages through freedom of movement which benefits mainly corporations. Goldman Sachs and JP morgan both pumped thousands of pounds into the remain campaign as EU regulations help large multinationals and banks at the expense of small to medium sized business, they also dislike national democracies and prefer the supranational EU governmental structure as it allows greater profit to be gained across the continent more easily. Many of the EU top bureaucrats are former goldman sachs employees this is a fact. The whole of the establishment and 1% was firmly for remain that is also a fact.
Deluding yourself into thinking the EU is some progressive institution is bewildering especially seeing as the facts do not support this. 5000 Greeks have committed suicide due to EU imposed austerity. The youth unemployment rate is over 50% due to informed privatisation and more austerity. When they voted against this democratically they were ignored and further cuts were imposed anyway.
On 4 Jul 2016 at 10:26pm Get your facts right wrote:
Farage was a city trader. He is not the working man or woman's friend.He put personal vanity above the country's well-being, he's certainly not a hero, whereas Churchill was. The leavers will soon discover that they have been sold a lie, and betrayed by Farage. It's not the EU that has made life a struggle for so many in the country, it's successive Tory governments and fake socialists (Blair etc.) Sovereignty will solve all will it? So the Tories that only one in six of the electorate actually voted for, will adopt fair employment practices which they opted out of in the EU, right, and pigs will fly... Leavers are turkeys voting for Christmas. When was this golden age of Britain that you are looking back to? I've got news for you... the world moved on just a little bit since Henry VIII! But I don't have to argue with you, just sad and more than a little angry that you have messed up my future as well as your own, and you will soon realise this. Don't let the arrogant, greedy politicians and media moguls make an idiot of you and take away your future. Seriously, what do you have in common with Nigel Farage? He owns more of 'your country' than you ever will, and he ain't sharing...
On 4 Jul 2016 at 10:33pm Historian wrote:
It makes sense to cut corporation tax so firms, large and SMALL can have a bit more profit to plough back into opening new ventures, creating JOBS and passing money on down the chain. Or even just to stay afloat. Business people would see that as an incentive for business, unfortunately the great unwashed won't understand it.
On 4 Jul 2016 at 10:50pm Get your facts right wrote:
A successful business doesn't necessarily work well by removing workers rights (zero hour contracts, no sick leave etc.) Too much greed means that there isn't investment in either staff or the future of a business. Then you get a situation like Southern Rail, where the public are being fleeced and have a poor service (which also damages other businesses) and the company lies about the real cause of the disruption, blaiming its staff, not the greed of the directors. Same old story. The government should be clamping down in this behaviour as its destroying the UK's infrastructure and will cost more in the longer term. No doubt it will eventually end up with the public paying the price for this poor business practice one way or another. No one argues that the EU was perfect, but chopping off your nose to spite your face is never the answer. We should have pushed our politicians to reform the parts of the EU that worked against us, instead we have removed the higher funding that we received from the EU, than the money we actually paid in. The losers will particularly be poorer areas in the North who were about to receive EU funding, plus most of our economy including EU grants for science and innovation. Does anyone seriously believe that the Tories will invest in the NHS or research? these people are only interested in short-term profit, for themselves, not us or our children
On 5 Jul 2016 at 7:13am Clement Attlee wrote:
@Sussex Jim - Churchill was not stabbed in the back in 1945 - he was democratically voted out of office and a Labour government elected with a massive majority. Can you spot the difference ?
On 5 Jul 2016 at 8:13am Nothing worse than wrote:
a working class Tory.
On 5 Jul 2016 at 9:02am Tom Pain wrote:
Credit Suisse? I wonder where they're based Harry? Could it be....no they're not in the EU,got more sense!
On 5 Jul 2016 at 9:38am Swiss army knife wrote:
We can all borrow from Credit Suisse - Great !