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Re: Political: We're doomed, Captain Mannering...

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You’re probably right but what saddens me is the fact that this is so much bigger than petty party politics, they should all be working together to sort this mess .....
What attempts have the Government made to try and build any consensus with others beyond the DUP? None at all. So they fully deserve everything that is happening to them now.
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Re: Political: We're doomed, Captain Mannering...

The recent events have created a veritable gold mine for Newsthump! Difficult to sort out which spoof news item's best.

https://newsthump.com/

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Newsthump must be thinking all their Christmases have come at once .
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Re: Political: We're doomed, Captain Mannering...

The Conservatives are having their vote of confidence in Theresa May tonight.

But, we are not alone it seems.

*FRENCH PARLIAMENT TO DEBATE NO CONFIDENCE MOTION THURSDAY: AFP

https://www.euronews.com/2018/12/12/...nch-government


Poland not wishing to be left out will have their own confidence vote on Friday ...

http://www.thenews.pl/1/9/Artykul/39...-of-confidence

positively surreal.
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The Conservatives are having their vote of confidence in Theresa May tonight.

But, we are not alone it seems.

*FRENCH PARLIAMENT TO DEBATE NO CONFIDENCE MOTION THURSDAY: AFP

https://www.euronews.com/2018/12/12/...nch-government


Poland not wishing to be left out will have their own confidence vote on Friday ...

http://www.thenews.pl/1/9/Artykul/39...-of-confidence

positively surreal.

I reckom Mrs Merkel got out before getting throwmn out whilst still managing to keep snorting up loads of dosh as Chancer of Germany. Slightly reminiscent of an earlier UK Chancer of the Exchequer, who went on to claim a PM's pension payable for life.



As we, plus A O T A seem to be heading down the chocolate tube, perhaps we should be prepared to get our bid in early for the next PM. This candidate doesn't take any prisoners.

A seven year old girls answer to getting rid of ****. Seems to me we have a similar problem where Bexit is concerned. -- > https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-46534681
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There's no more negotiating to be done with the EU. They have said enough is enough, take it or leave it, and who can blame them? If May survives she might have the good sense to pull Article 50 and put an end to the mess for now. But I'm not holding my breath. If BoJo ends up as PM then the title of this lengthy thread will prove to be true I fear ...
BoJo - the worst possible outcome. Anna Soubry on the other hand and there should be enough support for a second referendum, unless JC whips the party to defeat the government. I suspect the latter, in fact almost anything to bring about a general election.

With JC as PM, I wonder how many strange characters we might see making state visits. How's your Russian, mam?
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BoJo - the worst possible outcome. Anna Soubry on the other hand and there should be enough support for a second referendum, unless JC whips the party to defeat the government. I suspect the latter, in fact almost anything to bring about a general election.

With JC as PM, I wonder how many strange characters we might see making state visits. How's your Russian, mam?

In the long run, other than a change in initials, USSR to RF - EU to US of E / EFR, there won't be much to choose from in a few years time. One communist government is much the same as another.
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Russia hasn't been communist since 1991 ....
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Russia hasn't been communist since 1991 ....
So Vladimir could be looking in envy at the UK - I give it 6 months.

Advancing forwards, in 5 years time the utilities and transport system will be nationalised, with wild-fire strikes the norm. We'll be paying for all of this with national debt several times our GDP. Interest rates will be 10%.
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A seven year old girls answer to getting rid of **** https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-46534681
Ha ! That's my proposed holiday to India gone well and truly down the toilet

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Russia hasn't been communist since 1991 ....

Quite right. It could, however, possibly be argued, in name only?

If VP's idea of democracy it to ban etc., any viable opposition, then what or how does that equate to in relation to our idea of democracy?
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Quite right. It could, however, possibly be argued, in name only?

If VP's idea of democracy it to ban etc., any viable opposition, then what or how does that equate to in relation to our idea of democracy?
Remind me: How did Jeremy respond to demands that he stand down a year or two ago?
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These mentions of Russia remind me that they are a likely stumbling block to us getting side-agreements to WTO terms. They have the power to veto and generally make life difficult for us - which they will. Our ability to confront Russia alone is pretty minimal. The EU of course is a much stronger opponent.
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Ha ! That's my proposed holiday to India gone well and truly down the toilet

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You surely knew that India is near the bottom of the pile when it comes to toilets??? They can afford to mess about in space, we send them goodness knows how much and yet when it comes to clean water and somewhere to take a dump they are beyond third world.
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