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View Poll Results: Are you getting fed up with Brexit and should we go back to discussing other things ?
YES - Close the thread 21 47.73%
NO - Keep the debate going on for eternity 23 52.27%
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Re: Political: We're doomed, Captain Mannering...

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If 118 members of Kim Jong-un's "government" had voted against him, he would simply lined up 118 anti aircraft cannons in the same manner he dispensed with a few of his relatives who fell out of favour.

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Gerry Adams would have done the same at one time.

And look who his friends are.

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

I didn't realise how bad things were: I listened to Tony Blair this morning and found that he made a lot of sense. Unfortunately, he let himself down, as usual, suggesting that the only major issue with remaining in the EU is that of immigration.

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

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I can't believe your post.

just Wow!
Try to keep up, Dave:

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/whataboutery

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Chilling to see Gove strutting and ranting before the vote this evening. The only thing he didn't say was: 'One Country, one People, one Leader!'

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One party?

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I do wonder, in the next election, what the turnout will be. Let's face it, who the h*** could you honestly vote for ?
UKIP.

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UKIP.

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

The earthworm has two votes.
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Stop winding us up Harold.
I'm perfectly serious!

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

So Corbyn has thrown his toys yet again. Less than constructive. PM offered to meet with him and with other party leaders, most accepted, if not all, apart from Comrade C. What a w*****.
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Come a second referendum with the original vote overturned, UKIP in comparison to an emerging far right political party may appear to be a liberal bunch of softies.
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Come a second referendum with the original vote overturned, UKIP in comparison to an emerging far right political party may appear to be a liberal bunch of softies.
If that were to happen, the resulting civil unrest and emergence of the "UK Yellow Jackets" might make the French equivalent appear to be a bunch of softies.

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So Corbyn has thrown his toys yet again. Less than constructive. PM offered to meet with him and with other party leaders, most accepted, if not all, apart from Comrade C. What a w*****.
What else can he do? It's not as if he would have any constructive ideas to offer.

Given the opportunity, I suspect he would want to set up a very much larger negotiating team, thus creating jobs, and to prolong the process indefinitely, thus ensuring job security.

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

An interesting piece in the New York Times:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/15/o...eferendum.html

"There are no good solutions to the current impasse but a second referendum is the least bad. All the debate has come up against a stubborn fact: Brexit is damaging to the British national interest. No deal can make it look good. May tried and failed. The British, and particularly British youth, deserve the right to determine their long-term future on the basis of reality."
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An interesting piece in the New York Times:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/15/o...eferendum.html

"There are no good solutions to the current impasse but a second referendum is the least bad. All the debate has come up against a stubborn fact: Brexit is damaging to the British national interest. No deal can make it look good. May tried and failed. The British, and particularly British youth, deserve the right to determine their long-term future on the basis of reality."
Seems your Barrel Scraping is obviously getting even more desperate now Otto. Try and keep to UK resident's opinions. The USA has enough problems of it's own which remain unresolved.


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

Labour MP Mike Gapes tweeted this today.

"Apparently Corbyn is prepared to hold talks with Hamas, Hezbollah, Assad, and Iran without preconditions. But not with the UK Prime Minister. Why ?"
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