Gollum Star Andy Serkis Portrays Theresa May

Submitted by: LordJim 1 month ago in Funny

The prime minister appears to have some serious misgivings about the Brexit deal.

Note: This video was also submitted by Daegog. I gave dibs to LordJim since he's from the UK. -Squrlz.

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Male 2,345
If Trump is my country's 'own goal', Brexit has to be the UK's.
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Male 9,621
semichisam01 True. If you guys didn't have Trump we would be the laughing stock of the world.
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Male 2,345
LordJim You're welcome.
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Male 7,516
I really hope the UK stays in the EU, they have already done enough damage to themselves with the effective loss of the financial center in London.

DO NOT LEAVE THE EU, The days of Imperial Britannia are gone.
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Male 1,210
daegog I absolutely agree, Brexit is nonsense. We need a peoples vote now or a politician with the balls to just stop it dead.
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Male 9,621
daegog I like to think I am reasonably well informed and connected, but I do not have the foggiest notion of what is going to happen. And those that say the do are lying bastards.
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Male 9,691
LordJim You live across the pond, honestly what's the state of politics like in Great Britain?  Are your rural voters more intelligent than the United States?  Or like our Rural areas are they easily swayed by the populism of the right wing?  Also how are they responding to this debacle? 

Personal I'd hope that there'd be a huge backlash to this raging populism.  Is that not the case or can you tell right now?
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Male 9,621
normalfreak2 Rural areas are less isolated than in the US and are traditionally Tory, in the old fashioned sense. In some areas the Liberal Democrats still have some influence, although greatly reduced. Of course rural areas include a lot of middle-class incomers. Education levels are pretty good. Far right populism is not really a feature of rural politics.

The far right tend to be drawn from towns and cities in post-indistrial decline or the poorer London boroughs. Education levels are lower in these places ang multi-generational unemployment has created a sense of despair.Even here the far-right can stir up trouble but it doesn't translate to political success. A councilor every now and then but they tend not to see out their terms.

Remember, not everyone who voted for Brexit is right wing or racist. Many of them were just fools.

{edit} As for a backlash, polls suggest that another vote would be firmly Remain, but polls are not reliable. From my personal experience a lot of Leave voters are horrified to realise that there never was a plan and that they were lied to by slippery customers who have since slid away. Nobody ever had a plan. 

A lot of Leave voters were plain racist and that's unlikely to change, although it may be slowly filtering through to them that Pakistan is not the EU.

Economic interest groups such as farmers and fishermen are now also very aware that they were given false promises and they will inevitably be worse off. Large scale farming needs migrant labour and small scale farming needs subsidies. Brexit means they lose both.

Unfortunately, the Labour Party has been feeble on this. Technically a new vote is possible. The EU has indicated that the UK could simply change its mind things could go back to normal. It is actually possible.

It seems likely that the DUP will renege on their deal with May (while keeping the bribe) so the government is likely to fall one way or another. Some say that if that happens the matter of Brexit devolves to parliament and another vote won't be needed. Others disagree.
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Male 9,691
LordJim Thanks for the Insight.
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Male 7,516
LordJim Is no one fighting for a second referendum?
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Male 9,621
daegog It's talked of, but no strong champions. It might have to happen, I just don't know. I have tried, but there is nothing except chaos, confusion and politicians running for cover.

There is no responsible adult.
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Male 403
LordJim I'm willing to have a go, if you can arrange some backup.

Seriously, but, it looks like a head of steam is building that will have Corbyn backing a final referendum. 

Best of three should do it, and this will be the third!
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Male 9,621
mikesex You could be right. I hope so.
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