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    An odd statue of Theresa May flipping off Europe has been erected on the cliffs of Dover.
    Given the odd British sense of humour, I can't tell whether this was erected as a sincere homage to the PM or a satirical look at the Euro-skeptics of the Tories.

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    Re: High-brow British politics

    sometimes all it takes is being taunted a second time
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    Re: High-brow British politics

    Wait until Nigel Farage takes charge.

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    Re: High-brow British politics

    Quote Originally Posted by Tidewater View Post
    An odd statue of Theresa May flipping off Europe has been erected on the cliffs of Dover.
    Given the odd British sense of humour, I can't tell whether this was erected as a sincere homage to the PM or a satirical look at the Euro-skeptics of the Tories.
    Wasn't May personally opposed to Brexit earlier?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TIDE-HSV View Post
    Wasn't May personally opposed to Brexit earlier?
    I think you are right, and she basically came on to say they were going to make the best of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TIDE-HSV View Post
    Wasn't May personally opposed to Brexit earlier?
    I believe she sat on the fence, but, being a Tory, she took over when Cameron stepped down.
    Labor was pretty heavily in favor of staying in the EU and the Tories were split, so I guess May gets the credit or the blame depending on your interpretation of Brexit.

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    I recall her saying that she had been in favor of staying but that she would honor the will of the people and make the best deals possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pcfixup View Post
    Wait until Nigel Farage takes charge.
    LOL I think Farage and the UKIP have hit their high water mark. The upcoming election may very well spell their undoing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 92tide View Post
    sometimes all it takes is being taunted a second time
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    Re: High-brow British politics

    Quote Originally Posted by Tidewater View Post
    An odd statue of Theresa May flipping off Europe has been erected on the cliffs of Dover.
    Given the odd British sense of humour, I can't tell whether this was erected as a sincere homage to the PM or a satirical look at the Euro-skeptics of the Tories.
    You said "erected" twice in a "high-brow" thread....
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    Quote Originally Posted by AUDub View Post
    LOL I think Farage and the UKIP have hit their high water mark. The upcoming election may very well spell their undoing.
    I think another well-timed attack or two with the right posturing could land him in the PM chair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AUDub View Post
    LOL I think Farage and the UKIP have hit their high water mark. The upcoming election may very well spell their undoing.
    Probably right. If your party is organized to get the UK out of the EU and you get the UK out of the EU, what's the point of continuing? Get the UK further out of the EU?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcfixup View Post
    I think another well-timed attack or two with the right posturing could land him in the PM chair.
    Not happening. Their national support is now below 5%. Doesn't matter how bad British polling is, that's a deficit that pretty much guarantees they're going to get crushed.

    They are a single issue, fringe party and now that that issue has been mainstreamed and resolved with Brexit (and unless Brexit is somehow undone), they will fade away. A lot of their supporters are returning to the conservative fold.
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