Stop talking about Brexit and get on with it

Britain flying the flag
@Asylum (48224)
Manchester, England
August 31, 2016 11:21am CST
Back on 23rd June the United Kingdom held a referendum on whether we should remain in the European Union. As everyone knows the vote was for us to leave the EU, which has caused a great deal of grumbling from the minority who voted to remain. Every time that I turn to the news channel there seems to be some discussion on the subject. Usually this amounts to our new Prime Minister Theresa May stating that “Brexit means Brexit” and adamantly insisting that it will go ahead as planned. The problem is that each week she is making the same statement, but absolutely no action is taken. Now the cabinet is discussing what strategy they should apply and what arrangements need to be made. Once Britain officially declares her intention to leave, the process could take up to 2 years. This makes a mockery of the idea of planning prior to starting the process because 2 years should be adequate time for us to sort out the details. Theresa May is making all the right political noises, but doing absolutely nothing to put the claims into action.
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@pgntwo (22450)
• Carthage, Tunisia
31 Aug 16
Patience is a virtue. She was in the home office prior to this cataclysmic damp squib of a result, so she's making sure the deportations can be tracked, I suspect... A lot of people in the UK will need to be repatriated, a lot of trying times ahead. Not to mention all those Brits that will need to move back "home" when 'free movement's rights are lost...
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
31 Aug 16
As I previously mentioned, it can take 2 years after the first move is made, so I consider further delays as nothing less than deliberately delaying the process.
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@pgntwo (22450)
• Carthage, Tunisia
31 Aug 16
@Asylum You have a point - delaying tactics abound.
@Mike197602 (13911)
• United Kingdom
31 Aug 16
that's not going to happen. there will be no deportations. there will just (if it ever happens) more border controls...people here already will be allowed to stay...can't be anything other than that.
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@LoriAMoore (4661)
• United States
31 Aug 16
You know, I didn't realize it, but we haven't heard anymore about this in the US news since a couple of weeks after it happened.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
31 Aug 16
It keeps appearing on the news here, but they may as well simply reshow the news from 2 months ago.
@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
31 Aug 16
@JohnRoberts The financial concerns gave warnings that the economy would severely suffer. In light of those warnings many companies put expansion or modernisation on hold while awaiting to see the results. This creates a slight drop in the economy, so the financial concerns claimed that as proof. In reality it was a drop in expenditure that they had actually caused.
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@Hatley (164486)
• Garden Grove, California
31 Aug 16
that sounds like the politicians here in the U'S
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
31 Aug 16
Yea, it is sadly too common a trait in politics.
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@Corbin5 (115635)
• United States
31 Aug 16
All talk and no action is frustrating. Seems that way in the USA too.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
31 Aug 16
We already know that it can take up o 2 years, so further delays are unjustified. They are making one claim and disproving it by inaction.
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@BelleStarr (39654)
• United States
1 Sep 16
She wasn't in favor of the departure was she? Seems maybe her heart isn't in it.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
1 Sep 16
The fact remains that the public were given a vote and chose to leave, to it should be a formality now.
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@BelleStarr (39654)
• United States
1 Sep 16
@Asylum Yes it is but I am not surprised that they are dragging their feet and probably will for as long as they can.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
1 Sep 16
@BelleStarr The whole concept makes a total mockery of the vote. They still have the audacity to try to pretend that we live in a democracy.
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• United States
3 Sep 16
The wheels of government grind slowly.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
3 Sep 16
I could live with that as long as they are actually grinding. The wheels in the British government appear to be covered in cobwebs.
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• United States
4 Sep 16
@Asylum Possibly they are dragging their heels stalling the inevitable.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
4 Sep 16
@Jeanniemaries That is precisely the impression that I have.
• Midland, Michigan
1 Sep 16
Wow, it doesn't seem like two months have gone by already since this was decided. I don't understand why politicians drag their feet in this way, unless she didn't want the changes and wasn't expecting them?
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
1 Sep 16
This has also crossed my mind. Deliberate delays rather than make a start on something that is a political minefield.
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• Midland, Michigan
1 Sep 16
@Asylum Do you ever convert spreadsheets to images for yourself, and if so do you use the print screen function to do that? I've used it for years that way but it doesn't seem to be working correctly anymore and I'm at a loss what to do about it. (I wrote about it last night, but didn't want to tag you).
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
1 Sep 16
@MarshaMusselman I am a little uncertain as to what you mean converting a spreadsheet to an image, so I will check your other post.
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• United Kingdom
11 Jun 17
Right on Koalemos. Would have been marching in your city today but on toddler duty and I don't think kids should be exposed to debate at this level yet.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
11 Jun 17
It is now just a few days short of 12 months since the referendum, with nothing in sight.
@crossbones27 (21176)
• Redlands, California
1 Sep 16
Like I always say. We can make anything work. It is just a matter if our leaders and society as a whole wants to make them work. Sure, somethings work better than others and that is why we try new things. People's egos get in the way and they tend to sabotage things just so they can prove they were right along.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
1 Sep 16
This was a concern about the Brexit referendum from day one.
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@Inlemay (16820)
• South Africa
1 Sep 16
so its the same old, again . . . .
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
1 Sep 16
Yes, the usual all talk and no action that politicians are so famous for.
@Susan2015 (21673)
• United States
31 Aug 16
Doing nothing is what most of our politicians do.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
1 Sep 16
The annoying thing is that she is constantly shouting about it and insisting that progress will be made.
@Mike197602 (13911)
• United Kingdom
31 Aug 16
She needs to get article 50 rolling asap...personally I'm thinking there may be fireworks ahead and the EU nations will try to negotiate us into staying. I hope not as that'll push even moderates like me into doing something...what that something would be I don't know
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
1 Sep 16
To remain in the EU now would be insane. They would feel that we had conceded and would take advantage of that, so the conditions of membership would become worse.
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