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>> No. 80531 Anonymous
27th November 2016
Sunday 11:01 am
80531 Corbyn Mk III: Electric Boogaloo
I think it's time for a new Corbyn thread.

The previous thread (>>73072) is reaching critical mass. In combination with the original thread (>>64990) we've had over 4,700 posts on Dear Leader since August last year. That's a lot of shitposting. Keep up the good work, lads.
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>> No. 84215 Anonymous
30th April 2018
Monday 2:13 pm
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What the fuck are you on about m8?
>> No. 84216 Anonymous
30th April 2018
Monday 2:20 pm
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I can only assume he's on about the same amount of drugs as the otherlad who freaked out last week.
>> No. 84283 Anonymous
21st May 2018
Monday 6:33 pm
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Ken's finally gone. Shame he had to resign because Corbyn didn't have the balls to get rid of him.
>> No. 84284 Anonymous
21st May 2018
Monday 7:44 pm
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Oh is that how Labour Party disciplinary processes work? The leader has the ability to summarily expel people without an investigation or hearing?

Isn't it weird how people critical of Corbyn think he's too authoritarian one minute and not authoritarian enough the next?
>> No. 84285 Anonymous
21st May 2018
Monday 8:03 pm
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He was suspended over two years ago for very public comments. Over two years ago and it was only this week the NEC were to discuss it.

It was a massive failure of leadership for this not to have been resolved more quickly.

>> No. 84227 Anonymous
3rd May 2018
Thursday 7:47 pm
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Why did are Theresa pick this muppet to be home secretary?
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>> No. 84278 Anonymous
16th May 2018
Wednesday 1:47 pm
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Isn’t that a lamb though?
>> No. 84279 Anonymous
16th May 2018
Wednesday 2:31 pm
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Yes. Time to self-flagellate in Siberia for 5 years as penance.
>> No. 84280 Anonymous
16th May 2018
Wednesday 3:11 pm
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Tories out of touch with reality as usual.
>> No. 84281 Anonymous
16th May 2018
Wednesday 3:20 pm
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> given a state-issued goat to do with as they please

I'd make a two banging curries and two racks of ribs, myself.
>> No. 84282 Anonymous
16th May 2018
Wednesday 3:43 pm
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Only two curries? Are you cooking for the whole street?

>> No. 84272 Anonymous
8th May 2018
Tuesday 5:07 pm
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Tax on pensioners proposed to heal inter-generational divide

A £10,000 payment should be given to the young and pensioners taxed more, a new report into inter-generational fairness in the UK suggests.

The research and policy organisation, the Resolution Foundation, says these radical moves are needed to better fund the NHS and maintain social cohesion.

The Resolution Foundation says its goal is to improve outcomes for people on low and modest incomes.

Recommendations include:-

• Give £10,000 to all young adults at the age of 25, funded by a new "lifetime receipts tax" that would replace inheritance tax.

• Scrap council tax and replace it with a new property tax targeting wealthier homeowners.

• Use the proceeds from property tax reform to halve stamp duty for first-time buyers and increase public funding for social care.
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>> No. 84273 Anonymous
8th May 2018
Tuesday 5:49 pm
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Why the FUCK did no one tell me I could talk shit for a living at a thonk tank when I was in school? My whole life's a series of half-baked nonsense.
>> No. 84274 Anonymous
8th May 2018
Tuesday 6:31 pm
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You've got to wear the right kind of tie to get into a thonk tank.
>> No. 84275 Anonymous
8th May 2018
Tuesday 6:44 pm
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The resolution foundation sometimes comes up with good stuff, but even by the most pessimistic opinions of them this seems like something a work experience kid wrote in 2 weeks.

>> No. 84217 Anonymous
1st May 2018
Tuesday 5:24 pm
84217 Local Elections 2018
A vote for Labour is a vote for hepatitis.
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>> No. 84261 Anonymous
5th May 2018
Saturday 6:17 pm
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How's it a meme? Corbyn's made it quite clear he won't compromise slightly on his ideological principles and that he has no interest whatsoever in trying to court so-called centrists as he believes non-voters are an untapped mine full of Trots. You've even got young Trots like Laura Pidcock saying she could never be friends with a Tory.
>> No. 84263 Anonymous
5th May 2018
Saturday 8:10 pm
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That's not the same as viewing Tory voters as some kind of political untermensch, he just believes he's correct and that compromising would endanger the policies he feels are too beneficial for the country to lose. Laura Piddock made those comments about Tory MPs, not Tory voters, which is fair enough given the distain for the people of this nation that runs through every Conservatve policy like a great, stinky, skid-mark. Also you've started saying "Trots" which means I remember you from when you were throwing embarrassing fits and calling him "Dear Leader", like it was the only non-thinning joke in existence, as such I'm going stop before you give me a headache.
>> No. 84264 Anonymous
5th May 2018
Saturday 8:57 pm
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>he just believes he's correct and that compromising would endanger the policies he feels are too beneficial for the country to lose

I suppose it's a moot point really as he's never going to be in power. It's less the policies people take umbrage with and more Corbyn himself that too many people find off-putting.
>> No. 84265 Anonymous
5th May 2018
Saturday 10:27 pm
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>It's less the policies people take umbrage with and more Corbyn himself that too many people find off-putting.
They said the same about Thatcher.
>> No. 84266 Anonymous
5th May 2018
Saturday 11:17 pm
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Thatcher had vote-splitting in the opposition to keep her in.

>> No. 51753 Anonymous
11th November 2013
Monday 11:24 pm
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Switzerland will hold a vote on whether to introduce a basic income for all adults, in a further sign of growing public activism over pay inequality since the financial crisis. A grassroots committee is calling for all adults in Switzerland to receive an unconditional income of 2,500 Swiss francs ($2,800) per month from the state, with the aim of providing a financial safety net for the population.

Under Swiss law, citizens can organize popular initiatives that allow the channeling of public anger into direct political action. The country usually holds several referenda a year. In March, Swiss voters backed some of the world's strictest controls on executive pay, forcing public companies to give shareholders a binding vote on compensation. A separate proposal to limit monthly executive pay to no more than what the company's lowest-paid staff earn in a year, the so-called 1:12 initiative, faces a popular vote on November 24.



I'm not entirely sure what to make of these. I reckong that if they tried the 1:12 thing over here then the lowest paid members of staff in some large organisations would end up being made redundant and replaced with contractors.
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>> No. 84209 Anonymous
24th April 2018
Tuesday 8:05 pm
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I think this was on top of their other state benefits, although I've no idea what they're like in Finland.
>> No. 84210 Anonymous
25th April 2018
Wednesday 10:34 am
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I love the idea behind things like this. I love telling people about how it would actually be better for unemployment and pull out all the arguments a good socialist does about how we would actually end up dividing labour more equitably and all end up better off.

But deep down I know that if we ever got it here, I'd quit my job the same fucking day. I fancy it'd allow me to become one of those wankers with a YouTube channel or the kind of person who buys Warhammer to paint and then put on eBay, but without worrying about actually being successful because in reality I'd spend 6 days a week without even getting dressed.

My reasons for wanting a universal basic income are entirely selfish.
>> No. 84211 Anonymous
25th April 2018
Wednesday 10:51 am
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Don't feel too bad. Apparently a good number of those in the trial went on to start businesses, knowing they could afford to take the risk.
>> No. 84212 Anonymous
25th April 2018
Wednesday 11:34 am
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You know how trust fund kids often turn out to be unreasonably successful despite a lack of apparent talent? That's half the idea behind UBI. By reducing the consequences of failure, you empower people to take chances.

The early 80s were a boom period for creativity, despite record levels of unemployment. A lot of young people thought "I'm stuck on the dole, I can't get a job, I might as well start a band". Nobody really checked that you were actively seeking work, because there were so few vacancies. Countless magazines, record labels, film studios and game development companies were started off the back of Enterprise Allowance. The student grant also functioned as a kind of basic income - you could sign up for a course at a polytechnic, do the bare minimum of coursework and get paid to spend three years figuring out what you wanted to do with your life. Today we have record low unemployment, but that's not necessarily a good thing in the long term - the harsh sanctions regime has forced a lot of people into dead-end jobs or marginal "self employment" of the Uber/Deliveroo variety.
>> No. 84214 Anonymous
30th April 2018
Monday 5:47 am
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>A lot of young people thought "I'm stuck on the dole, I can't get a job, I might as well start a band". Nobody
There's a wonderful NME article on this. Has one of my favourite quotes of all time on it: "The dole used to be called the 'John Major Musical Scholarship.'"
(Yeah, I know, Scottish Nationalist website. It's just scans of an old magazine article, I'm not rehosting it just to look good.)

>> No. 84192 Anonymous
22nd April 2018
Sunday 3:10 am
84192 UKIP
Is it still worth voting UKIP?
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>> No. 84202 Anonymous
22nd April 2018
Sunday 5:07 pm
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Cretinous inchworm.
>> No. 84203 Anonymous
22nd April 2018
Sunday 5:31 pm
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Gelatinous pustule.
>> No. 84204 Anonymous
23rd April 2018
Monday 10:28 pm
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Without Saville UKIP is dead. Officially so within a couple of years unless Brexit gets cancelled.
>> No. 84205 Anonymous
24th April 2018
Tuesday 12:17 am
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They died the moment Bolton no longer meant Bolton.
>> No. 84206 Anonymous
24th April 2018
Tuesday 11:20 am
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Has this word filter always misspelled Savile or did it get changed?

>> No. 84148 Anonymous
7th April 2018
Saturday 9:40 pm
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A new political party with access to up to £50m in funding has been secretly under development for more than a year by a network of entrepreneurs, philanthropists and donors keen to “break the Westminster mould”, the Observer can reveal.

The movement, spearheaded by a former Labour benefactor, is understood to have been drawn up by a group frustrated by the tribal nature of politics, the polarisation caused by Brexit and the standard of political leadership on all sides. It appears to have a centrist policy platform that borrows ideas from both left and right.

Senior figures from the worlds of business and charity are understood to be involved, as well as former supporters of the main parties, including a number of former Tory donors. Sources say the project, led by the multi-millionaire philanthropist and founder of LoveFilm, Simon Franks, has had full-time staff members for as long as a year. Initial discussions are said to have begun at the end of 2016. Franks has set up a company, Project One Movement for the UK, which is likely to be the vehicle for the enterprise.

Some of those involved have apparently been keen for the project to concentrate on funding community activism, rather than becoming a formal political party. A final decision has not yet been taken, but there is said to be a consensus that the movement will run candidates at the next election, due in 2022, should the current parties be deemed to be failing. Some form of political movement could be launched later this year.

There has been persistent speculation about the potential of a new party as Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership has taken Labour to the left, while a Tory hard Brexit has alienated some on that party’s modernising wing. The Lib Dems have been unable to take advantage of the polarisation.

While figures from across the political spectrum are said to be involved in Franks’s project, much of its policy platform appears to be aimed mainly at a liberal, centre-left audience. Potential policy proposals include asking the rich to pay a fairer share of tax, better funding for the NHS and improved social mobility. However, it also backs centre-right ideas on wealth creation and entrepreneurship, and is keen to explore tighter immigration controls. A source said some Brexit supporters are involved.


New Labour's back, lads.
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>> No. 84157 Anonymous
9th April 2018
Monday 3:38 pm
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>> No. 84162 Anonymous
9th April 2018
Monday 11:55 pm
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>Three future Leaders of the Labour Party (Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and Jeremy Corbyn) were first elected as Members of Parliament at this election—two of them would later hold the office of Prime Minister
>> No. 84164 Anonymous
10th April 2018
Tuesday 12:58 am
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As Meat Loaf used to say, two out of three ain't bad.
>> No. 84166 Anonymous
10th April 2018
Tuesday 11:57 am
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I don't take Corbyn for a Meat Loaf fan.
>> No. 84167 Anonymous
10th April 2018
Tuesday 12:04 pm
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I refer the honourable member to the answer I gave some moments ago.

>> No. 84038 Anonymous
25th March 2018
Sunday 5:43 pm
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Mail petition: Give the contract for the UK's new blue passport to a British firm

The Government has decided Britain's post-Brexit blue passports should be made by a European company.

Now the Daily Mail and MailOnline are calling on ministers to put British workers first by reversing the decision and giving the contract to a British firm.

Simply enter your name, email address and home town into the form below to add YOUR voice - the total will be regularly refreshed so you can see how you've made a difference.


I take it you patriots will be signing the petition?
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>> No. 84080 Anonymous
27th March 2018
Tuesday 9:03 pm
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Are Jez isn't the problem lad, if you were paying attention you'd remember how the Blairites spent the majority of last year trying (and failing) to get rid of him. Do you think any of those red Tory neo-liberals are going to admit that a pro-Brexit labour would have been back in power at the last election?
>> No. 84081 Anonymous
27th March 2018
Tuesday 9:15 pm
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It's the fucking red Tories, the fucking mainstream media, the fucking Blairites, the fucking Jews. It's everyone's fault but Jeremy Corbyn.
>> No. 84082 Anonymous
27th March 2018
Tuesday 9:32 pm
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Yes, those groups do all seem to have it in for the guy, and have been trying to force him out in favour of someone more malleable to their agenda, for some time. No wonder he can't get anything done, right?
>> No. 84083 Anonymous
27th March 2018
Tuesday 9:41 pm
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They have been trying to undermine him, but Jeremy Corbyn is also very good at undermining himself.

The two are not mutually exclusive.
>> No. 84084 Anonymous
27th March 2018
Tuesday 11:06 pm
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I say we just gas the lot of them. Except the Jews, obviously. I mean, we're not Nazis.

>> No. 83991 Anonymous
21st March 2018
Wednesday 4:03 am
83991 Fall Guy
Clearly a slippery character and the whole thing doesn't seem good for him personally. Lying to parliament/congress is never a good look.

What happens next with Cambridge Analytica? Will this have any impact at all on the 2020 election? What happens when it all comes out about them and Brexit?

Personally I am not sure much will change, but it has been a political soap opera of a day...
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>> No. 84033 Anonymous
24th March 2018
Saturday 7:11 pm
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No lad - firstly it is the fact that parties used to have to declare how much they spent on advertising (in print and TV) and with these methods, it is far more opaque. Secondly, they have been breaking data protection laws while doing so. Third, the CEO has been caught on TV suggesting they use various kinds of illegal activities to shift elections in different countries. Lastly, there are strict limits in many countries on who can work on campaigns, and they have been riding roughshod over those rules.

Most people have not shrugged their shoulders and moved on.
>> No. 84034 Anonymous
25th March 2018
Sunday 3:06 am
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This is more of an android permissions problem in the grand scheme, but still.
>> No. 84035 Anonymous
25th March 2018
Sunday 6:21 am
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Fuck this lads I'm moving to Canada.
>> No. 84036 Anonymous
25th March 2018
Sunday 6:24 am
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It's a great place - did a long trip (okay 3 weeks) in huge RV, amazing country. Like the best bits of the US mixed with the best bits of France, only the people were much lovelier. The population density is very low and the country is huge, you drive for an hour and see nothing. Loved it. Would move there in a heartbeat.

Also: fucking cold in the winter.
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25th March 2018
Sunday 6:41 am
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>What happens when it all comes out about them and Brexit?


>> No. 84014 Anonymous
22nd March 2018
Thursday 11:21 pm
84014 Just when you thought it couldn't get any weirder
This guy gets appointed. He is a right piece of work.

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>> No. 84015 Anonymous
22nd March 2018
Thursday 11:39 pm
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Bat shit insanity. Genuinely this presidency might bring about a nuclear armageddon. That's not even a crackpot theory at this point, it's firmly rooted in reality.

This plus the fact Mueller is obviously going to be fired will make for a very interesting time. It's like watching a soap opera that might accidentally lead to your vaporisation.
>> No. 84016 Anonymous
22nd March 2018
Thursday 11:43 pm
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That's a fucking amazing article, almost included it in the OP. He wrote that just a few weeks ago FFS.

This is how we should think today about the threat of nuclear warheads delivered by ballistic missiles. In 1837 Britain unleashed pre-emptive “fire and fury” against a wooden steamboat. It is perfectly legitimate for the United States to respond to the current “necessity” posed by North Korea’s nuclear weapons by striking first.

And he's going to use something we did 180 years ago as the legal basis.
>> No. 84017 Anonymous
22nd March 2018
Thursday 11:44 pm
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My more politically aware friends reckon this is a play to become a wartime president and thus all but guarantee four more years. Chilling.
>> No. 84018 Anonymous
22nd March 2018
Thursday 11:47 pm
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As if anyone would ever do that.
>> No. 84019 Anonymous
23rd March 2018
Friday 1:19 am
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Another of his opinion pieces.

>> No. 83976 Anonymous
16th March 2018
Friday 6:17 pm
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This is the BBC Home Service. Here is the news, read by Alvar Lidell. In the House of Commons today, the Prime Minister, Mr Corbyn, refused to join the chorus of condemnation which has followed repeated German bombing attacks on British towns and cities.

He said there was no conclusive evidence that Herr Hitler was responsible for the Blitz, which he speculated may well have been carried out by rogue elements in the Luftwaffe with the specific intention of damaging the international reputation of the Nazi regime.

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>> No. 83986 Anonymous
16th March 2018
Friday 11:25 pm
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They use a lot of data science on their website - it pulls many dark tricks.

They do all this stuff because their readers like it.
>> No. 83987 Anonymous
17th March 2018
Saturday 9:50 am
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They do this because we like it.

If you're reading it, it's for you.
>> No. 83988 Anonymous
17th March 2018
Saturday 10:05 am
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The threat the Nazis posed in the early 20th C and the threat Russia poses in the modern world isn't remotely comparable. There may be superficial similarities in ideology that people want to pick out, but Germany was one of the most advanced industrial countries in the world. In terms of power, the situation is entirely different.
>> No. 83989 Anonymous
17th March 2018
Saturday 10:06 am
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Also, why is Churchill making a little :3 face?
>> No. 83990 Anonymous
17th March 2018
Saturday 10:25 am
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Same reason he's got a cigar sticking out the middle of his chin.

>> No. 83965 Anonymous
4th March 2018
Sunday 11:36 pm
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>> No. 83971 Anonymous
5th March 2018
Monday 3:46 am
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>What a beautiful country, what a beautiful people, what a fucked up government
Italy is used to electoral chaos, but this one really is mental. Pretty much every combination has some major flaw to it. Let's look at these parties in descending order of sensibility.

Second place: Democrats. Centre-left, took over after the technocrats. Very much an establishment grouping.

First place: Five Star. Anti-establishment populists, some common ground with Democrats but blame them for the ills ailing the country.

Third place: League. Italy's LFR grouping, marginally to the right of ARE NIGE. Blame all the problems on immigrants and lazy southerners, historically argued for parts of the north to secede. Generally not a good look for government.

Fourth place: Forza Italia. Berlusconi - end of story.

In short, imagine Arsenal, Spurs, Chelsea and Millwall.
>> No. 83972 Anonymous
5th March 2018
Monday 6:40 pm
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I've just realised how much he looks like Garak from DS9.
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5th March 2018
Monday 7:26 pm
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He looks more like Max Headroom to me. Either way he looks like he has Prosthetic makeup.
>> No. 83974 Anonymous
5th March 2018
Monday 7:34 pm
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Garak doesn't look half as shifty to me.
>> No. 83975 Anonymous
5th March 2018
Monday 10:52 pm
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Yeah, Berlusconi makes Blatter look like an upstanding citizen.

>> No. 83944 Anonymous
22nd February 2018
Thursday 6:15 pm
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Forde's Brummie accent is very good.

>> No. 83894 Anonymous
9th February 2018
Friday 2:30 pm
83894 Good Friday Agreement
Does our resident Norn Irelend lad know what the deal is surrounding the land border with The Republic? As far as I know, troops on the streets is a direct contravention of the GFA, as historically they had a habit of shooting teenagers, as is doing anything which inhibit Co-op between the two nations. That was ratified by the EU and UN(?), so it's not really up for debate (as far as I know) so I have a couple of questions.
1) Why do the DUP want to stir tensions with a hard border?
2) Are my assumptions correct and is there anything else you're aware of people need to know here? It wasn't discussed at all outside warnings from Blair and Major which were dismissed as "Project Fear" despite being, apparently, perfectly valid.
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>> No. 83900 Anonymous
9th February 2018
Friday 4:54 pm
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The agreement guarantees incorporation of the ECHR in NI law, with direct access to the courts. Either we need to remain under the jurisdiction of the ECJ, we need a special deal for NI, or we need to amend the GFA.

The GFA doesn't directly mention the border, but it does pledge the removal of "security installations", which could be reasonably interpreted as including border checkpoints. It's very difficult to conceive of a border that is soft on both sides but satisfies WTO and EU rules. If we retain tariff-free trade with the RoI, then we'd be obliged under the most favoured nation rule to abolish tariffs on all our imports.

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9th February 2018
Friday 5:13 pm
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>The agreement guarantees incorporation of the ECHR in NI law, with direct access to the courts. Either we need to remain under the jurisdiction of the ECJ

Not the same thing.
>> No. 83902 Anonymous
9th February 2018
Friday 5:14 pm
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> You're mind is skewed by Europe basically being one giant country. Poland has troops on it's border with Ukraine

My mind is certainly not skewed by this. There is no need for it to be the case.
>> No. 83903 Anonymous
9th February 2018
Friday 5:20 pm
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Countries that don't protect their borders are seen as failed states for a reason. There are rules about this kind of thing.
>> No. 83904 Anonymous
9th February 2018
Friday 5:30 pm
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You're just making shit up now.

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