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posted on 3/6/20

I know what you mean NPE, I can’t see the UK handling a war on its own for example like those countries you mentioned. We couldn’t even hold on to Basra properly in 2003 ffs, Americans told us to feck off.

posted on 3/6/20

comment by Bales (U22081)
posted 30 seconds ago
I like going by the number of nukes each country has.

The UK is fifth
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Please sir, may I press the button?


Get the fak outta here ya limey d!k.

comment by Hector (U3606)

posted on 3/6/20

Nukes are the only thing that keeps the UK relevant.

A seat on the security council and a safe place to keep money because no one will invade, money = influence.

comment by Bales (U22081)

posted on 3/6/20

How about the strength of currency? The UK is fifth again

https://remitr.com/blog/top-10-strongest-currencies-2020/

posted on 3/6/20

comment by Bales (U22081)
posted 1 minute ago
How about the strength of currency? The UK is fifth again

https://remitr.com/blog/top-10-strongest-currencies-2020/
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$100 pre Brexit used to cost about 60 odd quid, the pound has now decreased in value by nearly £20 now for it.

posted on 3/6/20

NEW: YouGov

Approval of government handling of coronavirus sinks to lowest level

41% good job (-4 from week before)
56% bad job (+5)

*NB poll conducted May 27-29, before lockdown lifting*

Approval figures peaked late March, with 72% saying the gvt doing well / 21% badly.

comment by Bales (U22081)

posted on 3/6/20

comment by Constantinople (U11781)
posted 2 minutes ago
comment by Bales (U22081)
posted 1 minute ago
How about the strength of currency? The UK is fifth again

https://remitr.com/blog/top-10-strongest-currencies-2020/
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$100 pre Brexit used to cost about 60 odd quid, the pound has now decreased in value by nearly £20 now for it.
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Cripes. I mean, i'm not shocked, but that's pretty telling.

posted on 3/6/20

comment by Hector (U3606)
posted 3 minutes ago
Nukes are the only thing that keeps the UK relevant.

A seat on the security council and a safe place to keep money because no one will invade, money = influence.
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The Trident II missiles are basically borrowed from the US.

They’re US designed, built and maintained. We even use a ‘shared pool’ of missiles (which basically means the US looks after them for us, and if we’re well behaved, one day we might be allowed to play with one).

‘British Trident‘ is effectively a strategic extension of the US’s tactical nuclear arsenal.

posted on 3/6/20

I worked in foreign currency and in 2015 we used to sell $100 for about £63 I think. The morning after the Brexit vote it shot up to the mid £70’s. It’s not gone down below £75 since then.

posted on 3/6/20

Bobby Kennedy - 1968:

“ Even if we act to erase material poverty, there is another greater task, it is to confront the poverty of satisfaction - purpose and dignity - that afflicts us all.

Too much and for too long, we seemed to have surrendered personal excellence and community values in the mere accumulation of material things. Our Gross National Product, now, is over $800 billion dollars a year, but that Gross National Product - if we judge the United States of America by that - that Gross National Product counts air pollution and cigarette advertising, and ambulances to clear our highways of carnage.

It counts special locks for our doors and the jails for the people who break them. It counts the destruction of the redwood and the loss of our natural wonder in chaotic sprawl.

It counts napalm and counts nuclear warheads and armored cars for the police to fight the riots in our cities. It counts Whitman's rifle and Speck's knife, and the television programs which glorify violence in order to sell toys to our children.

Yet the gross national product does not allow for the health of our children, the quality of their education or the joy of their play. It does not include the beauty of our poetry or the strength of our marriages, the intelligence of our public debate or the integrity of our public officials.

It measures neither our wit nor our courage, neither our wisdom nor our learning, neither our compassion nor our devotion to our country, it measures everything in short, except that which makes life worthwhile.

And it can tell us everything about America except why we are proud that we are Americans.

If this is true here at home, so it is true elsewhere in world. ”


Still true today

posted on 3/6/20

I’m guessing with all this corona debt we’ve been plunged into and the money being spent on the furlough and bank grants, I doubt it will increase in value anytime soon.

posted on 3/6/20

Doesnt help we have pizzed all our medical resources on this. No Deal Brexit would be a disaster. Time to accept we need an extension.

posted on 3/6/20

lol quite surprised at you saying you want an extension, doubt we’ll be getting it. It’s head first into a double recession come December time.

comment by Hector (U3606)

posted on 3/6/20

comment by rosso is done with this (U17054)
posted 3 minutes ago
comment by Hector (U3606)
posted 3 minutes ago
Nukes are the only thing that keeps the UK relevant.

A seat on the security council and a safe place to keep money because no one will invade, money = influence.
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The Trident II missiles are basically borrowed from the US.

They’re US designed, built and maintained. We even use a ‘shared pool’ of missiles (which basically means the US looks after them for us, and if we’re well behaved, one day we might be allowed to play with one).

‘British Trident‘ is effectively a strategic extension of the US’s tactical nuclear arsenal.
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Absolutely, we pay billions for the privilege.

It does bring the security and the security brings the benefits.

posted on 3/6/20

I am totally in favour of scrapping Trident. One are I agreed with Jezza.

posted on 3/6/20

comment by Constantinople (U11781)
posted 46 seconds ago
lol quite surprised at you saying you want an extension, doubt we’ll be getting it. It’s head first into a double recession come December time.
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I think recessions and civil instability is a foregone conclusion.

comment by Hector (U3606)

posted on 3/6/20

I'm ambivalent about nukes, I just think they contribute to making the UK globally relevant when otherwise we wouldn't be.

They exist, nobody is ever giving them up and if they're ever used, we're all screwed anyway.

posted on 3/6/20

Jim Mattis: "Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people—does not even pretend to try. Instead he tries to divide us. We are witnessing the consequences of three years of this deliberate effort."

comment by Blarmy (U14547)

posted on 3/6/20

Mattis always seemed the most level headed of Trumps early admin

posted on 3/6/20

comment by rosso is done with this (U17054)
posted 35 minutes ago
comment by Hector (U3606)
posted 3 minutes ago
Nukes are the only thing that keeps the UK relevant.

A seat on the security council and a safe place to keep money because no one will invade, money = influence.
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The Trident II missiles are basically borrowed from the US.

They’re US designed, built and maintained. We even use a ‘shared pool’ of missiles (which basically means the US looks after them for us, and if we’re well behaved, one day we might be allowed to play with one).

‘British Trident‘ is effectively a strategic extension of the US’s tactical nuclear arsenal.
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What I said. Possibly more crudely.

posted on 4/6/20

Young George Floyd in his mother's arms.

https://twitter.com/SarahTheHaider/status/1268311637951422464

Yeah so this made me cry.

comment by Blarmy (U14547)

posted on 4/6/20

the reason we would find it hard to scrap them is that they are controlled by the US

I would prefer we downgraded our nuclear capacity to something smaller that we owned and controlled

posted on 4/6/20

Unless or nukes have the capability to reach N Korea or China then they're nothing but an expensive folly.

comment by Blarmy (U14547)

posted on 4/6/20

The importance of there being nuclear capacity in Europe was so it could reach Moscow historically. I think the US still wants plenty of nukes in reach of Russia

comment by Blarmy (U14547)

posted on 4/6/20

I have some concerns about what sort of weapons would replace nukes at the WMD end should the world decide to go post nuclear

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