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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. :?


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:


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

This would work too:

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.)

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!

Re: So this EU thing

Post by FFS » Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:44 pm


Her Majesty the Queen and her British “government” is looking to recruit a suitable person for a most senior post in Washington DC, that of

Ambassador (Lick Spittle)

Candidates should have the following diplomatic qualifications.

The ability to dress well for formal dinners and to eat without slurping soup or chewing with an open mouth (even when the host is doing it).

Total fluency in English. (Gaelic, Welsh, Kernewek speakers not considered). Even though the host is less than fluent.

The ability to dance at functions with people like Ivanka and Melania, should the successful applicant be male, or with Don Jr., or even Eric, in the unlikely event that a female be chosen.

The facility to translate into functioning English from “rambling nonsense” (when listening to or reading the inane twitterings of the resident head of government).

A sound understanding of American history, particularly as it relates to the use of aircraft and airfields in the revolutionary wars.

It is important that candidates be able to smile pleasantly while being bored witless by elderly orange men with a fear of descending stairs, and with that in mind, it is probable that the successful candidate will have an IQ somewhat under average.

Physical Requirements: A long tongue is also a necessity for this post.

Applications, in the first instance, should be sent to Theresa May (if you hurry) or either Jeremy Hunt or Boris Johnson, all c/o Widdecombe Farage Recruitment.

Clearly, the final interviews will be conducted in Washington DC by President Trump.

References will not be required.

This post is likely to be relatively short term, however, the pension rights and the likelihood of honours and antiquated titles in the near future make this an exciting opportunity for the right kind of creepy reprobate.

Re: So this EU thing

Post by Bronshtein » Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:12 pm

Condottiero wrote:If I cared about his origins, I'd have brought up his grandad, another quisling...
Which one? Fawcett got the DSC, so presumably not him. Osman/Wilfred? Why?
heaps of bodies wrote:Plus, as we are not american, we are not so paranoid about the Rooshians as you benighted yanks.

Rolls-Royce Nene engines and bottles of perfume...

Okay, they fibbed - but only because the USA were trying to surround poor little Russia (who had defeated the Nazis for us after all), otherwise I'm sure they'd have just used it for civilian airliners flying us puppies and flowers. :D

Re: So this EU thing

Post by Guest » Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:39 pm

Éamon de Valera was born in New York too. Look how well that worked out.