Brexit vote, the zombie apocalypse and other fallout.

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Should the UK leave the EU?

Yes
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29%
No
21
60%
Don't know
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3%
Don't care
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No votes
Nothing to do with me, mate!
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9%
 
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Disembodied wrote:... the UK has an acute shortage of trained trade negotiators...
<nods> No surprise - however, we do have a surfeit of MEPs. <grins wryly>
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Well, the economy is collapsing in on itself and the political parties are imploding, but a day of celebration for British sport at least.
Andy Murray wins Wimbledon
Lewis Hamilton wins the British Grand Prix.
And it's the Euros final tonight........ <he sighs wistfully at what might have been>
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Smivs wrote:And it's the Euros final tonight........ <he sighs wistfully at what might have been>
<sighs> Aye...
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<grumbles - deletes rant> Allez Les Bleus!


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... and now Angela Leadsom has withdrawn from the contest for Tory leader, leaving Theresa May unchallenged (cue Darth Vader music). It looks very much like Theresa May is going to lose the race not to be in charge of the UK as it goes down in flames - she was probably planning to withdraw today, but Leadsom beat her to it.

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In other news.....

...an urgent request for packing cases has been issued by Downing Street this afternoon.
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Smivs wrote:In other news.....

...an urgent request for packing cases has been issued by Downing Street this afternoon.
David Cameron is seeing how much copper wire he can strip out of the walls before the repo men turn up …

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Reheat Yams - by acclamation, no less! It is at least progress - kinda!
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Don't confuse "movement" with "progress" … I'm prepared to admit that Theresa May is probably less awful - or at least less deranged - than Leadsom, but I wouldn't call the possible beginning of an android invasion "progress". And we've still got to wait for Cameron's deflating corpse to be dragged out of Downing Street before any kind of actual government can be formed.

Edit: although it now looks likely that enough air has escaped from Cameron to allow him to fit through the door - his resignation is possibly imminent …

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Aye well, 'tis why I said 'kinda' - it does spare us six weeks of Tory campaigning.
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Cody wrote:Aye well, 'tis why I said 'kinda' - it does spare us six weeks of Tory campaigning.
Very true - we should be grateful for small mercies!

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Meanwhile, in the Labour Party, leadership challenger (because that's what you do when your political opponents are in disarray: tear yourselves apart) Angie the Eagle seems to have adopted the campaign slogan "Argh":

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I reckon HM Opposition has been slowly tearing itself apart since the last election - argh indeed!
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Disembodied wrote:It looks very much like Theresa May is going to lose the race not to be in charge of the UK as it goes down in flames - she was probably planning to withdraw today, but Leadsom beat her to it.
No panic! Or is there any reason for her not to withdraw in the coming weeks?
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