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The official decline of this country

Tory leadership result

Jeremy Hunt 46,655
Boris Johnson 92,153

159,320
Turnout 87.4
Rejected ballots 509


We have officially descended into the bin by appointing a clown to lead this once great country. And it was decided by 0.3% of the electorate. Democracy wins again.

posted 3 weeks, 3 days ago

There’s an inherent arrogance with people that hold those nationalist sentiments, which is why they are often anti-immigration.

posted 3 weeks, 3 days ago

comment by Thörgen Kloppinson, First of mine own nam... (U1282)
posted 1 hour, 13 minutes ago
Would help if US and UK thought history accurately and honestly. A large portion of Brittish people have no idea what Brittan did to Ireland or India in trerms of famines for example.
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Yeah, sometime last year I had a huge argument with some folk on this site when I said the history education/curriculum in the UK is heavily sanitised and they weren't having that.
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I've spoken to so many Brittish people who had no idea of the damage done during the famine or how it happened. It's not their fault of course.

posted 3 weeks, 3 days ago

There is a brilliant Farage tweet thread where he is banging on about how out of order it is to have an anthem and flag forced on you by the EU and quick as a flash someone tweeted;

"Youre going to hate it when you hear about the British Empire"

posted 3 weeks, 3 days ago

"Youre going to hate it when you hear about the British Empire"

posted 3 weeks, 3 days ago

There was that lady who wrote a book, think it was called the British Gulag or something. She took stick like never before. That's the way it is.

posted 3 weeks, 3 days ago

comment by meltonblue (U10617)
posted 5 hours, 50 minutes ago
comment by rosso is facking happy(U17054)
posted 13 hours, 26 minutes ago
comment by meltonblue (U10617)
posted 26 minutes ago
comment by rosso is facking happy(U17054)
posted 19 minutes ago
Most likely course now I think is:

- Boris tries to renegotiate the WA
- EU tells him to fack off
- Boris prevaricates threatening no deal
- EU continues to tell him to fack off
- Approaching 31 October the Commons takes control of business and legislate to rule out no deal
- Vote of no confidence called and won
- EU agree to extend due to significant change in political circumstances (which they’ve said they’d do)
- GE called
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I think it's more likely he'll end up with a very slightly tweaked version of Mays deal. Whether he'll get that through, I think it'll bbe closer than she ever managed but probably not either and then a lot of what you've put there will kick in.

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The EU won’t change the WA.

They’ll discuss changes to the PD, but there’s no way they’re reopening the WA. Not happening.
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Yes thats my point. He'll end up trying to resell Mays deal.

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This is a good article on the current situation from Ian Dunt:

https://www.politics.co.uk/blogs/2019/07/23/boris-johnson-the-next-human-sacrifice-to-the-brexit-machine

posted 3 weeks, 3 days ago

comment by Robbing_Hoody - condoning assaults on inanimate objects since 2017 (U6374)
posted 1 hour, 24 minutes ago
There is a brilliant Farage tweet thread where he is banging on about how out of order it is to have an anthem and flag forced on you by the EU and quick as a flash someone tweeted;

"Youre going to hate it when you hear about the British Empire"
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posted 3 weeks, 3 days ago

comment by Ed The King Woodward (U10026)
posted 1 hour, 2 minutes ago
comment by Robbing_Hoody - condoning assaults on inanimate objects since 2017 (U6374)
posted 1 hour, 24 minutes ago
There is a brilliant Farage tweet thread where he is banging on about how out of order it is to have an anthem and flag forced on you by the EU and quick as a flash someone tweeted;

"Youre going to hate it when you hear about the British Empire"
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So the eu is an empire.


Explains the leave vote!!😉

posted 3 weeks, 3 days ago

comment by kneerash-23 Cara Gold (U6876)
posted 2 hours, 43 minutes ago
comment by Thörgen Kloppinson, First of mine own nam... (U1282)
posted 1 hour, 13 minutes ago
Would help if US and UK thought history accurately and honestly. A large portion of Brittish people have no idea what Brittan did to Ireland or India in trerms of famines for example.
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Yeah, sometime last year I had a huge argument with some folk on this site when I said the history education/curriculum in the UK is heavily sanitised and they weren't having that.
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I've spoken to so many Brittish people who had no idea of the damage done during the famine or how it happened. It's not their fault of course.
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Landlords keeping food.

Capitalism.

Religious intolerance

Bad luck.

Reliance on the spud.

Human cruelty.

Famine was complex.

posted 3 weeks, 3 days ago

Quite liked Boris and Mogg on HIGNFY.

Funny guys

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