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Re: So this EU thing

Post by Macunaima nli » Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:05 pm

That would probably be enough to finally push me over the edge.

Re: So this EU thing

Post by Bronshtein » Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:32 pm

I think things will get a lot worse before there is a backlash.
Fuck up by 31 October.
General election.
10/1 Farage PM by this time next year?

Re: So this EU thing

Post by FFS » Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:08 pm

Is anyone opening a book on the odds of certain politicians hanging by their heels from lamp posts 6 months after brexit?

Johnson and Gove seem to be obvious but they will blame "foreigners" or flee the country. Perhaps Cameron could stand/hang in for them? :wry:

Re: So this EU thing

Post by Bronshtein » Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:46 am

Generally 'follow the money' is the answer to every political 'confusion'.

The tax is no doubt a big part of the current case, but the Tory Party has been a festering pit of civil war about the EU for 30 years.

Cameron miscalculated (probably) and the current direction of EU policy has pushed the leave faction ever onward.

Unfortunately the 1970s Revival Labour Group got control just in time to peddle the idea the EU is a right wing globalist conspiracy (which it may have been c 1966), but compared to being Trump's newest colony the EU looks positively Third International.

Re: So this EU thing

Post by FFS » Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:54 pm

Just a reminder.
What kicked off this Bexit stupidity. :?

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Re: So this EU thing

Post by Bronshtein » Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:00 am

Condottiero wrote:Why is it that no one's making a fuss over Johnson's connections with certain Russians?

In addition to earlier answers - because if we complained too much about Russian influence in London the City would go Tango Uniform and we'd be even more in the financial shit than we are already, but this time it would affect real people (ie George Osborne and pals) as the Oligarchs moved their money to Frankfurt and/or Paris.

Re: So this EU thing

Post by JJCH nli » Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:23 am

Macunaima nli wrote:Ha! OUR candidate for ambassador has prior experience flipping burgers in the U.S!

You guys are sooooo out-classed!


It’s the first instalment of an idiot offspring exchange program. One for one swapsies, Eduardo for Don Jr. it’s a fucking good move for the Bolsonaro clan, they know the US is loathe to extradite friendly individuals. Look at the Chilean death squad members they won’t touch.

The scary bit isn’t Eduardo, it’s the fact that they want Olavo de Carvalho to act as his official ‘advisor’. Still, I suppose Ron and Nancy had their own astral advisor and that worked out just fine. :D

Re: So this EU thing

Post by Voice From Limbo » Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:18 pm

Boris? Spider-Man?

Hmm. . .now what does that remind me of? Oh, yes:

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https://youtu.be/2yvoRtHSQ4Y

If someone's matched the song with the video, I can't find it. Seems a natural.

https://youtu.be/3hRwnXmdRCo

This would work too:

https://youtu.be/SUtziaZlDeE

Re: So this EU thing

Post by FFS » Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:48 pm

Oh I'm sure our next PM will pick a first class ambassador, who will not only flip burgers, but deliver them to the White House and cut them up in bite size pieces for Trump.
Never let it be said our diplomatic service lacks the skill sets to cater for any narcissist, sorry POTUS.

An assessment of the man who would be PM (or Trump's mini-me.)

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jul/12/country-beta-males-alphas-latin-president-tweeting-enemies

Re: So this EU thing

Post by Macunaima nli » Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:24 pm

Ha! OUR candidate for ambassador has prior experience flipping burgers in the U.S!

You guys are sooooo out-classed!

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