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>> No. 84895 Anonymous
9th February 2019
Saturday 8:13 am
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Jimmy Saville: My new Brexit party stands ready to defend democracy

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/02/08/new-brexit-party-stands-ready-defend-democracy/

'Thousands of Tory party members' to defect to Jimmy Saville's Brexit Party as it gets official approval

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/02/08/thousands-tory-party-members-defect-Jimmy-Savilles-brexit-party/

Rebel Labour MPs set to quit party and form centre group

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/feb/02/rebel-labour-mps-set-to-quit-party-and-form-centre-group
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>> No. 85380 Anonymous
24th March 2019
Sunday 9:37 am
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>>85373
Still baffles me that even now all this isn't talked about or gotten in to, despite that it's all been in the news and the available information is out there. Weird that.
>> No. 85381 Anonymous
24th March 2019
Sunday 10:22 am
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>>85380
Most people who aren't melodramatic fishwives don't give too much of a shit about super secret clandestine funding paying for... a bunch of adverts on Facebook.
>> No. 85382 Anonymous
24th March 2019
Sunday 10:36 am
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>>85381
Good job that advertising, propaganda and news articles that are outright lies presented as fact never had an impact on anyone. It's why the advertising business never made any money.
>> No. 85383 Anonymous
24th March 2019
Sunday 11:01 am
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>>85381
>melodramatic fishwives
If you think someone's a cunt, call them a cunt, don't chat shit, you cunt.
>> No. 85385 Anonymous
24th March 2019
Sunday 11:42 am
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>>85382
I don't think I've ever seen criticism of the content of the material on Facebook, just the funding. It's no worse than Cameron using taxpayer's money to give everyone a Remain propaganda brochure or when the Guardian used to run campaigns during the US elections to get British people to phone Americans and tell them why voting for Bush was wrong, but they tend to get a free pass from those who agree with the end goal.

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>> No. 85368 Anonymous
23rd March 2019
Saturday 10:09 pm
85368 How accurate is this article?
I'm not British, sorry about that. Is this editorial at all within the realm of reality or is it just character assassination?

“She was dealt a bad hand.” “She took a poisoned chalice.” From a great distance, it is possible to feel sorry for British Prime Minister Theresa May. She seems so dignified. She seems to be trying so hard. The circles beneath her eyes have grown so much deeper since she became prime minister back in 2016, following the surprise result of the Brexit referendum, the resignation of her hapless predecessor, David Cameron, and an ugly leadership squabble, during which several of her male colleagues metaphorically stabbed one another in the back. Since then, she has always seemed to outsiders the sensible person in the room, the adult who knows what she is doing, the sane person in a madhouse.

Alas, she is not any of those things. She is not sensible, she does not know what she is doing, and, increasingly, she doesn’t seem to be entirely sane either. Outside of Westminster, the extent of May’s responsibility for this crisis might not be fully appreciated. But in truth, almost everything about Brexit — from the nature of the deal she negotiated to the divisions in her party and her country — is very much her fault. The latest development — European leaders have told her that the United Kingdom can have a Brexit extension until May 22, if May can get her withdrawal agreement passed in Parliament, but must crash out of all of its trading arrangements on April 12 if not — underlines this bitter truth. She is not to be pitied: She is the worst prime minister in living memory, presiding over a crisis of her own creation.

The list of her mistakes is not short. She did not have to trigger Article 50, the legal mechanism for leaving the European Union, before making a plan on how to do so: That decision set a two-year clock ticking and has resulted in the cliff edge the country would have reached on the 29th of this month if an extension had not been granted. She did not have to call an unnecessary parliamentary election in 2017, one which resulted in the loss of her majority and forced her to rely on a small, radical, Protestant Northern Irish political party, as well as the extreme anti-European faction within her own party, in order to stay in power.

But her errors go even deeper. In fact, all of the events of the past two years have been shaped by a decision she made, by herself, following bad advice, at the very beginning of this process. Remember that the British did not vote for any particular form of Brexit: Thanks to Cameron’s simplistic, open-ended referendum question, they chose to “Leave” the European Union but did not express any view on what should happen next. When she took office, May could have observed that the vote was very close, that Britain’s commercial and political ties to Europe were strong, and that it would make sense for the United Kingdom to stay within the single market, the pan-European free-trade zone that Britain itself did so much to create — or at the very least within a customs union.

Instead, she chose to leave both of those institutions, a decision that immediately triggered the problem of the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, which was eliminated thanks to E.U. trade treaties but will, if customs barriers are put in place, need to be built back. Her decision also created potential problems for anyone who trades with Britain or works with Britain — and for Brits who trade and work in Europe. But she was not sorry: She accompanied her decision with a speech that called “a citizen of the world” nothing more than “a citizen of nowhere” and immediately alienated a large part of the country.

She went on to alienate almost everyone else. Until this week, nearly three years after the referendum, she made no effort to reach across the aisle and include opposition parties in the planning for this momentous national change. Although the E.U. has been entirely transparent about its negotiating goals from the beginning, she kept hers secret. She tried, and failed, to prevent parliamentary scrutiny of her deal. She does not respond to pleas, advice, suggestions. Columnist Matthew Parris has described her as “the Death Star of modern British politics,” a black void that sucks in people and ideas and never provides a response.
Her secrecy and incompetence have created ill will in Europe, and real anger in the House of Commons, some of whose members have belatedly tried to take control of the Brexit process. They have begged her to try a series of votes, to try to find one version of an exit plan that could pass the entire chamber. John Bercow, speaker of the House of Commons, produced a decree from 1604 in an attempt to prevent yet another vote on her deal, after two had already failed. But she seems to take none of it in. On Wednesday evening, she made a bizarre, crypto-populist appeal, over the heads of Britain’s elected representatives, to the nation: “You the public have had enough,” she declared. “You are tired of the infighting. You are tired of the political games and the procedural rows” — as if the political games and procedural rows were not all entirely her fault. “It is high time we made a decision,” she said — as if she were not the one preventing Parliament from doing exactly that.

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>> No. 85372 Anonymous
24th March 2019
Sunday 2:03 am
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>>85370

The problem for Britain is that anyone who might do a better job is too sensible to volunteer. I don't know if May is oblivious to her failure or if she's just putting on a brave face, but I'm not sure that standing aside would help us. Who'd take her place? Gove? Mogg? Corbyn? At least May is trying to avoid catastrophe, even if she's doing a piss-poor job of it.
>> No. 85375 Anonymous
24th March 2019
Sunday 2:53 am
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>>85372
In my book, trying to avoid catastrophe would be putting the vote when initially scheduled in November, taking the defeat, and then spending the next four months figuring out what to do about it. Playing chicken with the entire country isn't avoiding catastrophe. Far from it, it's a very good way of hastening it.
>> No. 85376 Anonymous
24th March 2019
Sunday 4:47 am
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>>85375

Would we really be in a substantially different position if MV1 had failed a little earlier? You can think about what to do next until the cows come home, but it won't make the Withdrawal Agreement any more negotiable or the ERG and DUP any more willing to compromise.

The fundamental blunder was invoking A50 to appease the tabloids; everything else is a consequence of deciding when to leave before we knew how to leave.
>> No. 85377 Anonymous
24th March 2019
Sunday 4:50 am
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The 2017 election was a pretty spectacular cockup
>> No. 85379 Anonymous
24th March 2019
Sunday 6:02 am
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>>85376
>Would we really be in a substantially different position if MV1 had failed a little earlier?
Four months is certainly better than two weeks. Having received the best offer you're going to get but finding it not good enough, you have two options, and "just ask again" isn't one of them.

>The fundamental blunder was invoking A50 to appease the tabloids; everything else is a consequence of deciding when to leave before we knew how to leave.
Hindsight is 20/20, and all that.

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>> No. 85279 Anonymous
20th March 2019
Wednesday 8:45 pm
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I think the UK has become like one of those girlfriends that's always threatening to dump you, but never does.
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>> No. 85365 Anonymous
23rd March 2019
Saturday 4:09 pm
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>>85364
I think he just understands that Twitter is performative, so he doesn't take it seriously. I don't think he'd be the same IRL.
>> No. 85366 Anonymous
23rd March 2019
Saturday 4:18 pm
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>>85365

That's the vibe I've always got from him, to be fair. His show and his livestreams often have much the same vibe. Let's not even get started on his vines.

He's a genuinely odd lad, I reckon, not just a surreal comic.
>> No. 85367 Anonymous
23rd March 2019
Saturday 9:07 pm
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>>85366

Is he odd, or does he just express thoughts that most of us might have at some point but few of us would willingly express? I think a lot of Limmy's work is very relatable.


>> No. 85374 Anonymous
24th March 2019
Sunday 2:44 am
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>>85367
You think but don't express that song sung in a stupid voice?
>> No. 85384 Anonymous
24th March 2019
Sunday 11:05 am
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>>85374
That's pretty shallow surface interpretation of what that scene is about and makes me think it went over your head.

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>> No. 84569 Anonymous
12th December 2018
Wednesday 7:57 am
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Theresa May to face leadership challenge

UK Prime Minister Theresa May will face a vote of no confidence in her leadership later on Wednesday.

Conservative MPs will vote between 18:00 GMT and 20:00 GMT.

The challenge to Mrs May's position comes after the required 48 letters calling for a contest were delivered.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-46535739
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>> No. 85271 Anonymous
18th March 2019
Monday 7:08 pm
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>>85270
What now then? Shit's weird.
>> No. 85272 Anonymous
18th March 2019
Monday 7:58 pm
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>>85271
We're not getting Meaningful Vote 3: Vote Meaningfully With a Vengeance until there's some substantial change on the table, so after the EU summit at least. Literally any and all options are on the table, up to and including a tactical nuclear strike on Luxembourg.
>> No. 85273 Anonymous
18th March 2019
Monday 8:41 pm
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>>85272
You've got my vote.
>> No. 85274 Anonymous
18th March 2019
Monday 8:47 pm
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At this rate, we're basically fucked, so all we need to figure out is whether we stay or go. I say we relocate to the Costa del Sol since it already might as well be a British colony and we'd be bringing jobs to Iberia which already has crippling unemployment. Obviously we salt these islands before the Germans inevitably try planting a towel in them.
>> No. 85275 Anonymous
18th March 2019
Monday 9:30 pm
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>>85270
He's going on some nutter's list, that's for sure. I like that we have this rule though.

>>85274
Like the Huns and the Vandals? Just roam around the nice bits of the EU ruining them for everyone else? I'll get my vacuum flask.

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>> 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.


http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/04/us-swiss-pay-idUSBRE9930O620131004

http://www.businessinsider.com/behind-the-swiss-unconditional-income-iniative-2013-10

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. 85259 Anonymous
17th March 2019
Sunday 9:18 am
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>>85238
Y'know, even if he didn't mean that, it's not a terrible idea. During the credit crunch, quantitive easing was essentially printing new money. However if that money was given to the poor, who are more likely to spend it immediately than the rich, it would have a much more stimulatory effect on the economy, for a negligible effect on inflation. It's only printing money repeatedly to fund routine infrastructure or to pay debt, that doesn't work.
>> No. 85261 Anonymous
17th March 2019
Sunday 12:04 pm
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>>85259
>who are more likely to spend it immediately than the rich, it would have a much more stimulatory effect on the economy

What would happen is that all the local / Northern shops would just put their prices up. This is capitalism / economics 101. Your printing-money idea would only work if there were similar, compensating controls on pricing and supply; otherwise this would balance out any benefit of doing it in the first place.

If you wanted to help people like this, just give them stuff, don't fuck with the supply or value of money.
>> No. 85262 Anonymous
17th March 2019
Sunday 3:01 pm
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>>85261

I get the feeling you don't know how the supply of money is dictated.
>> No. 85263 Anonymous
17th March 2019
Sunday 4:10 pm
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>>85261
>If you wanted to help people like this, just give them stuff, don't fuck with the supply or value of money.
The people who say this line almost inevitably proceed to balk when you suggest going all robin hood. Assuming good faith, the fundamental problem is that this misses political economy. If I announce that I'm sticking up taxes and jacking up spending, the response - both on the markets and with the confidence of the general public - is going to be much higher than if I instruct the Bank of England to make some alterations to monetary policy which will have similar (if broader and less predictable) redistributive effects without overtly stating as much.

Frankly so long as whoever's in power isn't a complete idiot about it the risks would seem to be overstated. The 1970s were a total anomaly with disproportionate mindshare and almost every other country that has had major problems has already been a basket case before they went all macroeconomic populist. I'm not saying we should be the first ones to go out and try it and see what happens, it might still do bad things, but serious and sober minded people seem to be capable of thinking the UK could become Venezuela just because someone at the BoE had a shit day in the absence of any historical precedent.
>> No. 85264 Anonymous
17th March 2019
Sunday 5:23 pm
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>>85214
While I agree that government should be looking at ways to shift away from our London-centric model I do question how effective it will be. At least in terms of how solutions are now being approached. The London economy is built precisely around it being a global capital with the manufacture parts moved out to places like Derby (for Rolls-Royce aerospace). Yes, the rents outrageous but much of the work done in the capital is location specific and can't easily be transplanted without just hobbling the city.

To go back to the point of the HMRC, they have been doing a fair amount of moving the administrative workers out to regional hubs but there still needs to be a core contingent of policy managers in London. It's looking at the problem backwards when the issue isn't that everywhere else is shit but that London is incredibly successful and now suffers from national policy built on fairness but which becomes unfair regionally.

The alternative I suggest would be to embrace Georgism and attach the majority of tax collection to property value. That might still hurt London by it would at least have the knock-on effect of closing down the property game.

>>85261
>If you wanted to help people like this, just give them stuff, don't fuck with the supply or value of money.

I've long argued that governments should help address the stress of a downturn by buying everyone a pint. It's a bit like that tax holiday we had at the start of the Great Recession where sales tax was removed only rather than just a signal to consume it is one telling you to take some tlc.

Maybe we could go further and have public holiday camps with a special bank holiday in times of trouble. People could choose what kind of place they go (so I don't rub elbows with the riff-raff) but all would offer some greater public function like education or a special singles camp for bonking.

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>> No. 84903 Anonymous
9th February 2019
Saturday 2:58 pm
84903 Turning Point UK
What do you lads think of this? Right wing youth movement, cringeworthy use of memes, roundly mocked by the left. My uni apparently has a chapter, but I've seen no evidence of it existing. Seems very pro-Israel, pro-free market, anti-Corbyn.
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>> No. 84913 Anonymous
9th February 2019
Saturday 5:51 pm
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>>84912
>In fairness, the name is a coincidence as the organisation began in the USA.

Doesn't matter - plenty of companies and organisations in the UK and Europe have different names from their US versions, just for this reason.
>> No. 84915 Anonymous
9th February 2019
Saturday 6:09 pm
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>>84913

I doubt they bothered to even google the name before they registered it.
>> No. 84917 Anonymous
10th February 2019
Sunday 2:30 pm
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Any campaign relating to the UK politically is going to be targeted immediately now. US conservatives saw it right away. It's funny but it goes deeper than having a laugh.
>> No. 85241 Anonymous
16th March 2019
Saturday 4:15 pm
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The NZ shooter cited Turning Point's Candace Owens as one of his inspirations. Maybe Turning Point are more dangerous than I initially gave them credit for.
>> No. 85243 Anonymous
16th March 2019
Saturday 4:34 pm
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>https://www.bellingcat.com/news/rest-of-world/2019/03/15/shitposting-inspirational-terrorism-and-the-christchurch-mosque-massacre

But you knew that already.

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>> No. 85229 Anonymous
15th March 2019
Friday 9:48 pm
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I'm yet to see a better solution to knife crime.
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>> No. 85230 Anonymous
15th March 2019
Friday 10:39 pm
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And quiet bat people to monitor them!
>> No. 85237 Anonymous
16th March 2019
Saturday 12:08 pm
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>>85229
Spoken like a true ex-postie and fairly typical of the thinking we have come to expect from North Cornwall.

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>> No. 84456 Anonymous
23rd September 2018
Sunday 8:38 pm
84456 Ban anonymous accounts, Angela Rayner tells social media firms
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/sep/23/ban-anonymous-accounts-angela-rayner-tells-social-media-firms

>The shadow education secretary, speaking at a Labour party conference event, said social media firms should take greater responsibility for their users and noted in particular that Facebook seemed to have indicated that politicians should accept a higher level of abuse.

>Rayner, at a fringe event organised by the Guardian, conceded that insisting on real names wouldn’t stop abuse, but “it would certainly help a little bit. I think they should do more – they do have a responsibility for online.”

I... kind of like Angela Rayner, but this is a truly awful idea that seems to have had absolutely no thought put into its implementation or wider affects on freedom of expression. Technically almost every single account commenting on The Guardian is an "anonymous" social media account because why would you use a real name for such a thing.

I really hope this doesn't gain any kind of traction.
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>> No. 84881 Anonymous
31st January 2019
Thursday 10:43 am
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>>84473
I'm sorry but how on Earth have you missed the ascot ladies day threads every year? It's one of our grandest traditions.
>> No. 84882 Anonymous
31st January 2019
Thursday 11:19 am
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>>84881
Honestly it's starting to feel played out.
>> No. 84883 Anonymous
31st January 2019
Thursday 4:07 pm
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>>84882

Agreed. I'm not even sure why they bother bringing the horses anymore.
>> No. 84884 Anonymous
31st January 2019
Thursday 6:25 pm
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>>84881
That months old post wont know wot hit it.
>> No. 85068 Anonymous
1st March 2019
Friday 9:00 am
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>>84467

I'd love to slap my man meat in between them, that's for sure.

and then piss all over them after I'm done

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>> No. 84886 Anonymous
8th February 2019
Friday 5:22 pm
84886 Right I'm fucked and I've sussed Brexit
Now I'm just a simple lad but it seems to me that the problem really is that some people don't want it and some people do, and those are themselves split into groups about what specifically wanting and not wanting it means; we just can't come to a proper agreement about what Brexit should look like because we all want different things.

So it seems to me that the real issue is that the nation is far too big now to properly represent the wishes of its population. We need more granularity!

I propose that we divide the UK into a number of smaller client kingdoms, all of which are inherited by the current monarch. The boundaries of these client kingdoms would reflect the historical cultures of their inhabitants, for example my idea of a Kingdom of Dál Riata would comprise mainly of those areas of Scotland with high levels of Gaelic speakers, the same for Gwynedd and Kernow (Northern Wales & Cornwall). They have their own languages and peoples, we should let them run their own affairs.

We can then become the United League of Kingdoms of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the ULK. This would take the form of a confederacy in which a Grand Parliament in London would control matters of defence, currency and internal trade.

As a successor state to the UK, we should retain our membership of the EU (with all the concessions and special rights negotiated by the UK) and as a confederacy, it would be down to each individual kingdom to choose whether to (re)invoke article 50 or not, and thus to retain or withdraw membership of the European Union, and could each come to the decision whether to make a Withdrawal Agreement or not. Trade between the kingdoms would be tariff-free except to the EU-remaining ones, where mandatory EU tariffs would apply for imports. This would be okay because these areas will benefit from tariff-free trading with other EU states, whilst non-EU areas would be able to waive tariffs on imports from the EU and would benefit from loosened regulations and increased autonomy which would enable further trade with the rest of the world.

Please let me know your thoughts on this idea otherlad, and don't be insulting now. I've hit a vein of solid fucking gold here and I want to refine it in the smelting pot of britfa.gs /pol/.
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>> No. 84974 Anonymous
19th February 2019
Tuesday 12:34 am
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>>84919
God bless whoever wrote that in.

Double-edged sword mind, if the Contractor doesn't know what they're doing they'll have put the butter in the fridge and just shredded the bread with lumps of it while preparing the sandwiches. You can't trust anyone.
>> No. 85062 Anonymous
26th February 2019
Tuesday 7:01 pm
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Bumping because I've had another Brexit solution.

We should start our own EU and invite Ireland, France, Germany and Denmark. We can call it the West European Alliance and make it much better and richer than the EU because we won't have all that dead weight from the other countries.
>> No. 85063 Anonymous
26th February 2019
Tuesday 7:49 pm
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>>85062
What if they laugh the UK out of the room?
>> No. 85064 Anonymous
26th February 2019
Tuesday 7:59 pm
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>>85062
Germany likes the dead weight; their industries have benefitted massively from taking advantage of a relatively undervalued currency.
>> No. 85065 Anonymous
27th February 2019
Wednesday 5:32 pm
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>>85062

You want rid of the dead weight but you're inviting Ireland?

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>> No. 84834 Anonymous
22nd January 2019
Tuesday 10:26 pm
84834 Irish independance is fake and literally impossible
Want to hear a funny joke? The Irish were ruled for 1000 years by England and eventually got their freedom a few decades ago... a few years later they sold themselves to the German EU project.
Looks like they really care about their sovereignty huh?

Ireland, like all the minor British satellite states that orbit England, cannot be a sovereign nation as they lack the size/population/resources to do so. All they do is end up answering to others... namely the continental heathens.

The IRA are pleb boneheads whose 'policy' revolves around ''durr hurr I hate dur english'', they don't care about being someone's bitch as long as it isn't England... quite similar to the boneheads in the Ukraine who want to hate Russia so badly that they will gladly join Germanys EU proxy empire just to spite everyone's favourite KGB badboy.

Ireland prospered under English rule (by and large)… I bet they won't last a century as a German vassal.
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>> No. 84860 Anonymous
23rd January 2019
Wednesday 5:32 pm
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>>84850


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VstDOv0C1do
>> No. 84861 Anonymous
23rd January 2019
Wednesday 5:47 pm
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>>84860

Yurt
>> No. 84862 Anonymous
23rd January 2019
Wednesday 6:19 pm
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>>84861
Weren't they the bad guys in Animorphs?
>> No. 84863 Anonymous
23rd January 2019
Wednesday 6:44 pm
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>>84860

This is my favourite. It's amazing how much vitriol a drunk provo can belt this one out with, it's hilarious.


>> No. 84885 Anonymous
6th February 2019
Wednesday 2:54 am
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>>84848
Many of the millions of Irish that emirated to America did end up thriving as a result of English rule. I'd also like to add Finland to the list of nation which were driven into the arms by of the Germans by a pattern of genocidal greed and sadistic indifference to human suffering displayed by their immediate neighbors.

(A good day to you Sir!)

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>> No. 51150 Anonymous
8th October 2013
Tuesday 9:23 pm
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Young adults in England have scored among the lowest results in the industrialised world in international literacy and numeracy tests.

A major study by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) shows how England's 16 to 24-year-olds are falling behind their Asian and European counterparts. England is 22nd for literacy and 21st for numeracy out of 24 countries.

Unlike other developed countries, the study also showed that young people in England are no better at these tests than older people, in the 55 to 65 age range. When this is weighted with other factors, such as the socio-economic background of people taking the test, it shows that England is the only country in the survey where results are going backwards - with the older cohort better than the younger.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-24433320

Cue lots of finger pointing and nothing changing.
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>> No. 84615 Anonymous
16th December 2018
Sunday 1:10 pm
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>>84614
Hmm. Up to a point, mind. I can't imagine anything worse than giving the British public full control over the broadcast schedule.
>> No. 84633 Anonymous
19th December 2018
Wednesday 1:15 pm
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our worthless utopian comprehensives are to blame, copied from the awful American high school model.

Is it time for the grammars to return?
>> No. 84638 Anonymous
19th December 2018
Wednesday 1:28 pm
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>>84633

There's no evidence that grammar schools actually provide a better education once you correct for the effects of selection. Of course schools that only select the brightest students get better exam results.
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25th January 2019
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White children are the least likely to achieve their potential between primary and secondary school, official data shows.

Official data released by the Department for Education (DfE) shows that white children are making less progress compared to their peers from all other ethnic groups by the time they are 16-years-old.

This year, the average Progress 8 score for white children in state schools was the lowest at -0.10, compared to -0.02 for mixed race, 0.45 for Asian, 0.12 for black and 1.03 for Chinese pupils. White children has the second lowest score for attainment, with an average of 46.1. Chinese pupils had the highest score of 64.2, followed by Asian children, while black children had the lowest. Both this year and last, children with English as a second language had a higher score for attainment and made better progress on average than native speakers.


https://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/2019/01/24/secondary-school-league-tables-white-children-least-likely-achieve/

The data, published yesterday by the Department for Education (DfE), adds weight to arguments that people with migrant heritage are more likely to drive themselves forward.

Some experts believe many ethnic minority families are more aspirational and have a better attitude to work than those in poor, white communities.


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6629443/White-children-likely-make-good-progress-secondary-school.html
>> No. 84867 Anonymous
25th January 2019
Friday 12:03 pm
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>>84866

Sounds about right. We've had this (tedious) discussion before, but poor white british kids are really struggling, not least because a lot of their parents don't give a shit.

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>> No. 84732 Anonymous
8th January 2019
Tuesday 11:44 pm
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There isn't a single Trump quote that you can't find a corresponding Zapp Brannigan image that fits it perfectly.
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>> No. 84854 Anonymous
23rd January 2019
Wednesday 1:40 pm
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>>84851

Okay mate. He literally threatened to nuke NK via Twitter. If all you can do is point out that my scenario (said tongue in cheek, but you knew that) is inaccurate, then well done, you win. I'm sure the lad is as stable as he claims.
>> No. 84855 Anonymous
23rd January 2019
Wednesday 1:44 pm
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>>84854
He managed to meet up with Kim, better than most Presidents have achieved.
>> No. 84856 Anonymous
23rd January 2019
Wednesday 1:54 pm
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>>84855

What a bizzare reality we've come to live in.
>> No. 84857 Anonymous
23rd January 2019
Wednesday 2:39 pm
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>>84856

That feels like the most believable part "only nixon could go to china" as they say.
>> No. 84858 Anonymous
23rd January 2019
Wednesday 2:42 pm
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>>84855
Probably because he loves dictators though.

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>> No. 84823 Anonymous
22nd January 2019
Tuesday 8:05 pm
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>Diane Abbott has accused BBC Question Time of legitimising racist abuse after claims that the shadow home secretary was singled out before and during Thursday night’s episode of the political discussion programme.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jan/18/diane-abbott-accuses-bbc-question-time-of-legitimising-dolphin rape

Does that massive sheboon Diane Flab-butt receive a lot of flak because of the colour of her skin or because she's a massively incompetent pompous hypocrite?

(A good day to you Sir!)
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>> No. 84832 Anonymous
22nd January 2019
Tuesday 9:51 pm
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>>84831
I'm not sure you've grasped the context of that idiom.
>> No. 84836 Anonymous
22nd January 2019
Tuesday 10:40 pm
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>>84832
/pol/'s always had an element of casual dolphin rape to it, hence all the wordfilters, but it's typically seen as acceptable as long as you say it firmly tongue in cheek 👅. For example, I can't recall anyone being banned for mentioning the absent black father trope.
>> No. 84840 Anonymous
22nd January 2019
Tuesday 11:18 pm
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>>84836
Certain posters have had a Cetaceous bent, for sure. This site is overwhelmingly left leaning and overt racist bollocks has always been banned and filtered because, ironically, racists aren't learning animals.

Making a joke, in context, is not something I'd ever ban someone for. This thread ain't that.
>> No. 84841 Anonymous
22nd January 2019
Tuesday 11:43 pm
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I'm sure glad we got rid of the original thread and replaced it with this meta shitshow. This is exactly the kind of thread that belongs outside of /iq/.
>> No. 84842 Anonymous
22nd January 2019
Tuesday 11:48 pm
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>>84841

Good point.

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>> No. 84757 Anonymous
15th January 2019
Tuesday 8:50 pm
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The beginning of the end of Brexit.

He's right.
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>> No. 84810 Anonymous
18th January 2019
Friday 7:53 pm
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>>84809
Corbyn won't do anything because leaving with no deal suits his purpose.
>> No. 84811 Anonymous
18th January 2019
Friday 8:23 pm
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>EU was clear with May after sealing the deal , it's that or nothing

Just jumping in to say that the actual line was this is the deal we're getting based on the red lines we came in with. The most consistent Labour argument I've heard is scrapping the immigration control for customs union which would be wholly consistent with EU pillars.

>And let's stop repeating "EU needs more from us than us from EU" that's completely bollocks and debunked by economists.

I'd say it is equally dangerous to play up the EU as a merciless poker player eyeing our trousers. Everyone just wants to get a workable deal and the sides are close allies whose fates are irrevocably tied no matter what happens.

It'll be interesting in a few months if we're out electing people to European Parliament.
>> No. 84812 Anonymous
21st January 2019
Monday 2:51 pm
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>>84809
>And let's stop repeating "EU needs more from us than us from EU" that's completely bollocks and debunked by economists.

I think you mean debunked by the lugenpress.
>> No. 84813 Anonymous
21st January 2019
Monday 4:22 pm
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>>84811

>I'd say it is equally dangerous to play up the EU as a merciless poker player eyeing our trousers. Everyone just wants to get a workable deal and the sides are close allies whose fates are irrevocably tied no matter what happens.

We need a good deal; the EU would prefer a deal, but they're willing to take a knock if the only deal on offer is too favourable to Britain. The consequences of losing their trading relationship with Britain are much less severe than the risk of spawning Greexit and Polanexit. The only deal that the EU are prepared to offer is one that is demonstrably worse than our current status; our parliament may be unwilling to accept such a deal.
>> No. 84814 Anonymous
21st January 2019
Monday 4:47 pm
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>>84813
Several Tory MPs wrote in their letters to Graham Brady "She just doesn't listen". There are three options on the table. Take the deal, extend or revoke the Article 50 notification, or put the matter to the people. Both houses have now rejected the deal. Meanwhile, May is still ruling out the other two options.

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