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Re: Brexit

Post by Baloney » Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:40 pm

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Considering the leadership of the two main parties in the U.K., the Lib-Dems should be doing a hell of a lot better.

Nick Clegg really fucked them over, didn;t he?
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Re: Brexit

Post by brian » Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:00 am

Have I got some good news for you Brits. IVANKA TRUMP TO THE RESCUE!


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Re: Brexit

Post by Baloney » Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:40 am

Boris is PM.

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Re: Brexit

Post by rass » Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:32 pm

“Do you look daunted?!” he boomed, “You don’t look remotely daunted to me!” Which was met with a Spectoresque wall of silence, a number of faces as white as Elizabeth I’s, and a solitary cry of: “No!”. Probably from Matt Hancock, who has the sucking-up power of a Dyson, but not one of those ones with balls.
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Re: Brexit

Post by Baloney » Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:59 pm

A cunts is a cunt in imperial or metric.

https://www.itv.com/news/2019-07-26/itv ... -to-staff/

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Re: Brexit

Post by Pruitt » Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:22 pm

Meet Boris Johnson's Director Of Communications
Lee Cain, who has been appointed as Boris Johnson’s chief spin doctor after serving as his press aide in the Foreign Office and during his successful Conservative party leadership campaign, was previously a Fleet Street journalist.

The Daily Mirror reported that it had deployed him in 2010 as the notorious Mirror Chicken, who was known for turning up at public appearances by Tory MPs and ridiculing them. It said Cain “taunted David Cameron and his Tory chums as they ducked questions in the run-up to the 2010 general election”.
Here he is in 2010:

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Re: Brexit

Post by Baloney » Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:23 pm

I knew the good people of Radnorshire, my old consituency, would not let me down

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... ity-to-one

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Re: Brexit

Post by Pruitt » Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:44 am

Baloney wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:23 pm
I knew the good people of Radnorshire, my old consituency, would not let me down

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... ity-to-one
Man - your old constituency sounds wonderful:
The Liberal Democrats won 13,826 votes with the Tories taking 12,401, a margin of 1,425 that overturned the Tories’ previous majority of more than 8,000. It was a sobering night for the Labour party (1,680 votes), which was beaten into fourth place by the Brexit party (3,331), and only just held on to its deposit. Ukip (242) came last behind the Monster Raving Loony party (334).
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Re: Brexit

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Re: Brexit

Post by Pruitt » Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:29 pm

I ever thought of the implications of having tens of thousands (maybe more?) Brits losing their jobs in Europe and having to come home.

What a shit show.
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Re: Brexit

Post by Pruitt » Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:42 pm

Plot is thickening again - almost like hot tar at this point.

After last night's by election, the Tory majority is one. So...


Tory rebels threaten Boris Johnson after majority cut to one

One of the most prominent Conservative supporters of a second referendum told the Guardian on Friday he was actively considering defecting to the Lib Dems or sitting as an independent, a move that would leave Johnson at the helm of a minority government.

Dr Phillip Lee, the former justice minister, who first suggested he could quit the party in his own podcast, On the House, told the Guardian he was not alone among colleagues considering defecting or resigning if the government pursued no deal. “I have things to think about over the summer, but it is not just me,” he said.

“There are a number of colleagues who are spending the summer reflecting on what is the right way for them to confront this no-deal scenario. Of course, it is difficult for all of us because we joined the Conservative party, but it has morphed into something a lot different to what I joined in 1992.”
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Re: Brexit

Post by Baloney » Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:36 pm

Getting scary now

Domino's stockpiles toppings to beat no-deal Brexit

https://www.theguardian.com/business/20 ... eal-brexit

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Re: Brexit

Post by Pruitt » Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:50 pm

Brexit enforcer Cummings’ farm took €235,000 in EU handouts

Sub Headline:
Boris Johnson aide, a strident critic of Brussels, is accused of hypocrisy over payments
You know why these people can get away with this?

Because they know their constituency is full of morons. (Not a great revelation I know, but the truth nonetheless.)
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Re: Brexit

Post by Pruitt » Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:29 am

British parliament to be Suspended

Less time to debate the no-deal Brexit.

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Re: Brexit

Post by Baloney » Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:33 am

Johnson's Junta

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Re: Brexit

Post by Baloney » Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:02 pm

I could get to like Hugh Grant after all


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Re: Brexit

Post by Pruitt » Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:21 pm

Baloney wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:02 pm
I could get to like Hugh Grant after all

Watch Paddington 2 or A Very English Scandal - great acting in both.

Although calling Johnson an "over-promoted bath toy" is by far the greatest thing he's ever done.
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Re: Brexit

Post by tennbengal » Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:31 pm

masturbatory prefects is pretty damn spot-on too

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Re: Brexit

Post by brian » Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:52 pm

Hugh Grant is an underrated dude. If he had been born about 10 years later I doubt anyone would have ever cared about him getting a BJ from a hooker.

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Re: Brexit

Post by Pruitt » Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:24 am

Not Going To End Well

The U.K. is on the edge of an abyss - unless a "no-deal" Brexit is an instant, miraculous success, things are going to get really bad.
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Re: Brexit

Post by Pruitt » Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:24 am

Hmmm... wonder why people loathe politicians?

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Re: Brexit

Post by Baloney » Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:21 pm



Should be released October 31st

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Re: Brexit

Post by Pruitt » Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:31 pm

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Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:21 pm


Should be released October 31st
I'm no book sales Nostradamus, but I can;t see this one being a bestseller.
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Re: Brexit

Post by Baloney » Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:19 pm

It'll be on sale before you can say Tory twat.

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Re: Brexit

Post by Pruitt » Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:09 am

The moment that the Conservatives lost their majority in the House of Commons.

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Re: Brexit

Post by Baloney » Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:12 pm

Right now United Kingdom trends on twitter shows the House of Common debate (#2) trailing the Great British Bakeoff (#1).

Seems about right.

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Re: Brexit

Post by Baloney » Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:09 pm

I now follow Hugh


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Re: Brexit

Post by Johnnie » Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:24 pm

"AWWWWW-DAAAAAAH Awwwww-DAAAAAH"

This guy is the best. His name is John Bercow.

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Re: Brexit

Post by Pruitt » Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:09 pm

Holy snapping arseholes! Boris Johnson could be the shortest serving PM in UK history.

One Miscalculation After Another

I will say that what is happening in London right now is why I feel that the parliamentary system of government is better than the American style. Although, in a country of 350 million, who knows how this system would work.

Also, the timing of this is very interesting. With talk of a snap election...


No-deal Brexit will bring food shortages despite assurances, supermarkets warn


Subheadline:
October worst time to stockpile as warehouses full of Christmas goods, says retail body
Methinks the tide has turned...
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Re: Brexit

Post by Pruitt » Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:26 pm

Another horrible, horrible day for Boris Johnson.


Johnson says 'I'd rather be dead in a ditch' than agree Brexit extension


Said during a speech that didn't seem to go very well.

Also...

His Brother (a Conservative M.P. and member of Boris' cabinet) Quit Today
In a statement on Twitter, Johnson said it had been an honour to represent Orpington for nine years and to serve as a minister under three PMs.

“In recent weeks I’ve been torn between family loyalty and the national interest – it’s an unresolvable tension and time for others to take on my roles as MP & minister. #overandout,” he tweeted.
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Re: Brexit

Post by Baloney » Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:57 pm

There was also this..


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Re: Brexit

Post by Johnnie » Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:01 pm

So, dumb question, would Theresa May have been able to fix this? Boris Johnson seems to be getting laughed out of the room over and over.

What needs to happen? This seems like the longest non goodbye goodbye, as an outsider looking at this.
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Re: Brexit

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And this....


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Re: Brexit

Post by Pruitt » Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:32 pm

Johnnie wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:01 pm
So, dumb question, would Theresa May have been able to fix this? Boris Johnson seems to be getting laughed out of the room over and over.

What needs to happen? This seems like the longest non goodbye goodbye, as an outsider looking at this.
Theresa May (another political opportunist) originally was against Brexit, but she held her nose in order to stay in power and eventually had her team negotiate a lengthy document with the EU with terms of departure.

Johnson was one of the Tories who rejected the agreement (three times!). You get the feeling with him that he doesn;t actually believe in anything other than the acquisition of power.

So what is happening would seem to be the collapse of the Conservative party as those who in their guts know that leaving the EU without a deal on October 31st means pandemonium by mid-November finally flee from a no deal Brexit.

So short answer - May tried to get a negotiated Brexit. But for political reasons, her own party turned on her. And now the two big assholes Johnson and Rees Mogg are reaping the whirlwind.
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Re: Brexit

Post by Baloney » Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:18 pm

Churchill's grandson pulling no punches when it comes to Rees-Mogg


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Re: Brexit

Post by Baloney » Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:33 pm

Johnnie wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:24 pm
"AWWWWW-DAAAAAAH Awwwww-DAAAAAH"

This guy is the best. His name is John Bercow.

Enjoy him while you can because he's about to call it quits

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-49639828

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Re: Brexit

Post by Pruitt » Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:37 pm

Brexit: MPs vote to force government to publish no-deal plans and advisers' messages

Apparently the government commissioned a report that concluded that there will be huge and serious negative ramifications if the UK leaves the EU without deals in place.

The report has not been released.

Baloney - am I wrong in thinking that this report would persuade a lot of people that a no deal Brexit is the height of lunacy?

Also: Boris Johnson Finds His Party Loyalists Aren’t as Loyal as Trump’s
The Tory party’s revolt against Mr. Johnson, and his ruthless purging of the rebels, are reverberating through British politics, threatening his hold on power. For dispirited Republicans, though, this British revolution has become an object lesson in how a center-right party can stand up to a wayward leader.

The Conservative rebels “showed courage and principled concern about the impact of bad policy on the U.K. economy,” said Daniel M. Price, who served as an economic adviser to President George W. Bush. “This contrasts with congressional Republicans here who have mostly been meek, mute or complicit.”
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