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Richard Penna

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  1. Richard Penna

    Brexit: The Official Thread

    Well remaining, it seemed to me, was more of a passive, 'it's flawed but better to be in it than outside'. Leavers were where the true passions were. It wouldn't be so bad if some of the leading Brexiters acknowledged the difficulties predicted to face the country. But no.... even the slightest hint of trouble and it's labelled Project Fear. Reports of JIT processes coming to a halt due to customs checks? Project Fear.
  2. Richard Penna

    Brexit: The Official Thread

    A point I often forget is that an awful lot of youngers who were too young to vote in 2016 can now vote, and they will have to live with this decision for longer than anyone else.
  3. Richard Penna

    Brexit: The Official Thread

    Thankfully not
  4. Richard Penna

    Brexit: The Official Thread

    By 'project fear' you mean stuff that's happening now? There's a point where it's not 'fear' but 'reality'. Say that phrase to my co-workers. I'm sure they'll understand
  5. Richard Penna

    Brexit: The Official Thread

    It's not the 'will of the people'. That phrase needs to die, now. Unrepresentative and misleading phrase.
  6. Richard Penna

    Brexit: The Official Thread

    The problem I have with this stance is pretty basic actually, and not one you're going to hear from any politicians: 52% is simply not enough of a majority to state confidently that the country voted for something. So by pursuing a hard brexit, you're effectively completely ignoring the wishes of half the country. It can be buried in 'technicalities' all you want but it will never take away from the fact that half of the country didn't vote for this. It's vastly less when voting turnout is considered. It's why the parroted idea that 'the country voted' for this is simply wrong. Half did.
  7. Richard Penna

    Brexit: The Official Thread

    That's one area we agree 100%. In fact, May making all the decisions and then forcing it on the country is pretty undemocratic.
  8. Richard Penna

    Brexit: The Official Thread

    You appear to be in remarkable ignorance of the many people for whom Brexit brings uncertainty. Three of my colleagues had to leave my project recently because of Brexit security concerns. I hope your imminent unicorn delivery is worth the uncertainty that your vote has caused to them.
  9. Richard Penna

    Brexit: The Official Thread

    Before or after the vote?
  10. Richard Penna

    Brexit: The Official Thread

    FYI, the project I've been working on over the last 8 years or so has come to a grinding halt. Even we didn't think we'd be affected before the vote. So if I'm angry over the continued ignorance and apathy of brexiters over problems that Brexit is revealing, it's for a damn good reason.
  11. Richard Penna

    Brexit: The Official Thread

    Liam Fox did.
  12. Richard Penna

    Brexit: The Official Thread

    This continues to demonstrate that what Brexiters are asking for is essentially impossible. Either you need regulatory alignment between Ireland and NI (meaning we still abide by rules we can't control) or there's a hard border, breaking the GF agreement. Any other solution involves fundamentally changing how the EU works. Anyone still trying to pretend it's just all 'Project Fear'? (hint: it's happpening, right now. Ready to admit you were wrong yet?)
  13. Richard Penna

    The Official Varese Sarabande Thread

    I'd rather they celebrated their anniversary with a bumper club batch rather than another compilation.
  14. I was making an off the cuff, celebratory statement....
  15. Hell yes. Whoever says that directors aren't asking for themes any more, they're talking crap.
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