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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. 88958 Anonymous
26th January 2020
Sunday 9:08 am
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Top universities ‘not being chosen by low-income students’

Poorer students with good A-level grades are significantly more likely to opt for less prestigious universities than those with similar results from more advantaged backgrounds.

This is the standout finding from major research that throws into question how effective higher education is in equalising opportunities.

Successive governments have spent heavily to encourage disadvantaged students to go to university. The Office for Students in England recently set ambitious targets for wider access. But a team at the UCL Institute of Education say their research, published by the Centre for Economic Performance, throws into question whether simply getting poor students into university is enough.


https://www.theguardian.com/education/2020/jan/26/poorer-students-opt-less-prestigious-universities

Not at all surprising, given that research has found many state school teachers have misconceptions about Oxbridge and don't encourage their brightest students to apply there.
>> No. 88959 Anonymous
26th January 2020
Sunday 9:51 am
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>>88958
I probably I know but won't admit am not smart enough to have done the whole Oxbridge thing but as a state school kid who smashed straight As and A*s at GCSE with no tutoring or anything like that and then was predicted to smash As at A-level nobody even said to me 'consider oxbridge'.

I basically thought if I was good enough they'd have told me, so I didn't bother. Not that it changed much but the biggest shock now I'm in the working world mixing with all these people is not how private school kids are smarter than state school kids, other than knowing more obscure antiquities references I find they're not, it's how much more confidence and self belief they have in themselves. They might be the least qualified person in the room on a topic but they'll talk like they have a god given right to be there.

This isn't a criticism either, how do we get state schools to instill this sort of belief?
>> No. 88960 Anonymous
26th January 2020
Sunday 9:51 am
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>>88959
Noticing as I hit submit I've added an extra 'l' onto instil so Oxford were right not to consider me all along.
>> No. 88961 Anonymous
26th January 2020
Sunday 12:38 pm
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>>88959
I was selected for the Young, Gifted & Talented programme, which meant trips to the local university, events with kids from other schools in the area and starting AS Maths when I was in Year 10. The importance of going to university was regularly drummed home but I can't remember a single conversation about the importance of what you study and where; I reckon sitting down with someone for half an hour to actually go through that would have been far more useful than the actual programme itself.

Not once can I remember a teacher or anyone else talking to me in a meaningful was about university. I'm doing fairly alright for myself, but nobody I know went to a 'prestigious' university and most are stuck in dead-end jobs over 10 years since graduating.

I wouldn't be surprised if the children of my peer group end up going to top universities seeing as their parents experienced the pitfalls of the system and should now know how to navigate it.
>> No. 88962 Anonymous
26th January 2020
Sunday 1:32 pm
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>>88961
At least yours did something, they basically just told us several times that we were in the group and told us not to let our grades job.

In hindsight I did think there was probably meant to be a lot more they slacked on.

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>> No. 87242 Anonymous
10th November 2019
Sunday 10:49 am
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She's our only hope.
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>> No. 88952 Anonymous
23rd January 2020
Thursday 7:27 pm
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>>88951
Could I please petition the modlads to make tragic Facebook memes an instant ban? They really bring the tone of the place down.
>> No. 88953 Anonymous
23rd January 2020
Thursday 7:55 pm
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>>88952
You can but you should use the report function to do it.
>> No. 88954 Anonymous
23rd January 2020
Thursday 8:07 pm
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>>88952
I disagree.
>> No. 88955 Anonymous
23rd January 2020
Thursday 10:40 pm
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>>88953
I don't know the rules.
>> No. 88956 Anonymous
23rd January 2020
Thursday 10:47 pm
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>>88955
Well that's hardly any excuse, is it?

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>> No. 88855 Anonymous
6th January 2020
Monday 6:00 pm
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Ricky G took a slash in the vegan soup at the golden globes last night.

https://mobile.twitter.com/alexsalvinews/status/1214003629377478656

References to save you a google.
Felicity Huffman - did 12 days in jail for paying someone to take exams for her daughter. Was in Desperate Housewives.
Ronan Farrow - wrote articles for The New Yorker that were important in the eventual exposure of Harvey Weinstein.
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>> No. 88859 Anonymous
6th January 2020
Monday 6:20 pm
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I've never been one to care where things get posted but how is this /pol/?
>> No. 88860 Anonymous
6th January 2020
Monday 6:22 pm
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>>88859
"HE SAYS IT LIKE IT IS!" is the cornerstone of modern politics.

I dunno, people keep posting /v/ threads on /iq/ instead so everything has gone all topsy-turvy.
>> No. 88868 Anonymous
6th January 2020
Monday 10:41 pm
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>>88855
This is as /v/ as it gets. He put the screen actors guild on blast, but otherwise it was just really witty.
>> No. 88871 Anonymous
7th January 2020
Tuesday 2:45 am
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Was it funny? No, but I agreed the fuck out of it.
>> No. 88878 Anonymous
7th January 2020
Tuesday 5:51 pm
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>>88871

I don't think it was meant to be funny, it felt quite fucking vitriolic to be quite honest with you.

Regardless, OP probably posted it in /pol/ here because it was all over /pol/ on the other place for the last few days and he felt like fitting in.

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>> No. 88122 Anonymous
12th December 2019
Thursday 10:01 pm
88122 2019 results thread
CON 368 (MAJ 86)
LAB 191
SNP 55
LD 13
OTH 23

Well fuck.
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>> No. 88677 Anonymous
18th December 2019
Wednesday 1:27 pm
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>>88674
The graph doesn't show that at all. Where did you learn to infer causality, The Room?
>> No. 88679 Anonymous
18th December 2019
Wednesday 2:11 pm
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If you have to dump a load of charts, open up Paint and stick them into one image or something, you big git.
>> No. 88680 Anonymous
18th December 2019
Wednesday 2:29 pm
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>>88679
Classic trifle fan detected.
>> No. 88684 Anonymous
18th December 2019
Wednesday 2:48 pm
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>>88680
Not him, but don't you fucking dare diss trifle.
>> No. 88877 Anonymous
7th January 2020
Tuesday 1:16 pm
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>>88684

Trifle is awesome. It's the lasagne of desserts

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>> No. 86935 Anonymous
29th October 2019
Tuesday 8:41 pm
86935 UK election 2019
This man is not going to be the next Prime Minister of the UK, and it's going to be fucking awesome.
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>> No. 88825 Anonymous
1st January 2020
Wednesday 10:32 pm
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>>88824
>That allegation refers to consensual sex where he failed to wear a condom after she had indicated she wanted one.
Or, in other words, non-consensual sex.

>let's not pretend Assange was the controlling husband type.
Why would anyone need to pretend? People who know him and have worked with him suggest he was exactly that type.
>> No. 88838 Anonymous
2nd January 2020
Thursday 10:02 pm
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>> No. 88840 Anonymous
2nd January 2020
Thursday 10:56 pm
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>>88838
There's plenty to agree with in my opionion, but I don't know why they can't just suck it up regarding the election result. It doesn't matter how ace and lovely you think McDonnel and Corbyn are, their goose is cooked. Folk like the Dulwich CLP are like the American baddy in The Living Daylights, still playing with his American Civil War models even though Bond's broken into his house to shoot him in the face.
>> No. 88841 Anonymous
3rd January 2020
Friday 2:33 am
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>>88838

Absolute fucking nutters.
>> No. 88842 Anonymous
3rd January 2020
Friday 7:28 am
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>>88840
>I don't know why they can't just suck it up regarding the election result

Because Labour "won the argument."

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>> No. 88580 Anonymous
16th December 2019
Monday 12:15 pm
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And so it begins.
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>> No. 88639 Anonymous
17th December 2019
Tuesday 7:21 pm
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>>88635
Twice. You can use it once, reuse it twice for a total of three uses.
>> No. 88640 Anonymous
17th December 2019
Tuesday 7:43 pm
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>>88639
Do you not think most people would expect the usage I went with? I had the exact thought you wrote before submitting.
>> No. 88644 Anonymous
17th December 2019
Tuesday 8:36 pm
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>>88640
Most people are idiots. At least you considered the truth.
>> No. 88675 Anonymous
18th December 2019
Wednesday 10:23 am
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>>88613

Hardly a new idea, because loads of people already self-diagnose all the time with the help of Google and the Internet anyway.
>> No. 88770 Anonymous
23rd December 2019
Monday 2:40 am
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>>88613

That exists it is called basic first aid training you probably had some.

(A good day to you Sir!)

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>> No. 88718 Anonymous
20th December 2019
Friday 12:22 pm
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In all seriousness, how do I get reach the revolving door where you move from one plum job to another even if you've been an abject failure in your previous roles?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-50861129
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>> No. 88719 Anonymous
20th December 2019
Friday 12:34 pm
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>>88718
He was chief cashier at the Bank for ages (his signature is still on a lot of bank notes), and then Deputy. I think that more than qualifies him to be governor.

The FCA didn't do a fantastic job over RBS, but then their hands are slightly tied by the fact its a zombie bank. I disagree with the Woodford criticism.

There aren't many better people out there - Mark Carney has been a genuinely great governor and is well respected in the City - Bailey will probably keep a lower profile, but again, no bad thing in a central banker.

A much better, more interesting question might be - how do I get a job at the Bank of England when they don't pay anything near the market rate.
>> No. 88720 Anonymous
20th December 2019
Friday 12:47 pm
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>>88719
>The FCA didn't do a fantastic job over RBS, but then their hands are slightly tied by the fact its a zombie bank.

Nicky Morgan had to threaten him with contempt over his refusal to publish their report on RBS unredacted.

The FCA were also asleep at the wheel over final salary transfers, which led to the mess over British Steel, and ignored warnings about mini bonds which included specific ones over the now collapsed London Capital & Finance.

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>> No. 83097 Anonymous
10th July 2017
Monday 10:59 pm
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http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/07/climate-change-earth-too-hot-for-humans.html

I challenge anyone to read this and still oppose the need for radical social change.
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>> No. 87953 Anonymous
10th December 2019
Tuesday 12:59 pm
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>>87950
I'm sure people will stop calling Tory voters cunts when they stop being cunts.
>> No. 88107 Anonymous
12th December 2019
Thursday 9:18 pm
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>>87950

>that calling anyone who votes Conservative a rude name is a good idea.

Self-perceived moral superiority. And how dare you doubt my view point.
>> No. 88504 Anonymous
15th December 2019
Sunday 2:27 am
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>>87949

The ones I always remember getting right up my fucking nose are the ones that contradict with what is by definition 'rationalism'.

I remember for a long time them being full on 'fat shaming by doctors is real, healthy at every size, intesectionalists unite' thankfully that situation has at least improved.

Mind you wikipedia can't even state the correct date for when the first bomberman game was released without someone editing it back to the wrong one so I'm not sure what standard you can realistically expect from a site that contains debatable topics and anyone can edit.
>> No. 88511 Anonymous
15th December 2019
Sunday 10:10 am
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>>88504
Wikipedia's problem is that most people who know better would prefer to disparage Wikipedia rather than spending that same effort engaging in the editing process (which by the way needn't start and definitely doesn't end with pressing the edit button).

And there's no way Wikipedia doesn't state the correct date since there are a bunch of different dates given depending on where you look with different reasoning behind them. You're unhappy that one info box doesn't contain your preferred date.
>> No. 88515 Anonymous
15th December 2019
Sunday 12:54 pm
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>>88511

The edit war is based on the fact that hudsonsoft US nintendo team released a statement say 30 years of bomberman in 2015. This issue is that is the date that bomber man came out in the US, on the NES. The game was actually released 2 years earlier on the MSX (and inbetween multiple other systems) everywhere but in the US (although rebranded as Eric and the floaters in Europe because glorifying terrorism was considered a moral concern). There are paragraphs of people arguing quite logically and rightly that 1983 is clearly the date on the edit page, as they bloody owned the game before 85. But then US yards change it back to 85 because that's what the statement they've over generalised says that none of them have ever justified.

What makes this weirder is that the first game of the series is rightfully labelled on its page the 1983 game because you can't argue it first came out on a port when it is a clearly and objectively defined in a way the franchise wasn't at that point.

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>> No. 88131 Anonymous
12th December 2019
Thursday 10:12 pm
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This man is going to remain as Prime Minister of the UK, and it's going to be fucking awesome.
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>> No. 88141 Anonymous
12th December 2019
Thursday 10:30 pm
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>>88131
WAYHEY

HOORAY FOR AL
>> No. 88145 Anonymous
12th December 2019
Thursday 10:34 pm
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>>88131

>>88122

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>> No. 86042 Anonymous
1st June 2019
Saturday 2:36 pm
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This woman is going to be the next Chancellor of Germany and it's going to be fucking awesome.
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>> No. 86058 Anonymous
1st June 2019
Saturday 9:29 pm
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>>86054

Yes, of course there is. "Nice cock, can I suck it?" is quite direct.
>> No. 87053 Anonymous
1st November 2019
Friday 7:08 pm
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This woman is going to fuck Britain in the arse.
>> No. 87856 Anonymous
7th December 2019
Saturday 8:55 pm
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>>86042

I'd let her nibble on my sausage IYKWIM
>> No. 87857 Anonymous
7th December 2019
Saturday 8:58 pm
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>> No. 88112 Anonymous
12th December 2019
Thursday 9:38 pm
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Ah, Google says she's a member of the German Green Party.

She looks like she's capable of proper filth, but she'll probably insist on biodegradable condoms and sustainably sourced wooden butt plugs.

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>> No. 88100 Anonymous
12th December 2019
Thursday 8:45 pm
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Who would have thought that good ol' Moggy had an affluent career as an actor before turning to politics


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>> No. 88101 Anonymous
12th December 2019
Thursday 8:51 pm
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>>88100
I wonder where he'll be tomorrow morning in the pecking order. If Boris survives the night, there will be a government reshuffle for sure. Will both survive the night?

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>> No. 87443 Anonymous
21st November 2019
Thursday 10:19 am
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ALEX THE NAME SEX OFFENSE THE GAME
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>> No. 87444 Anonymous
21st November 2019
Thursday 11:46 am
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I ALWAYS THOUGHT HE WAS A BIT FISHY. A LOT OF SCOTTISH MPS ARE.
>> No. 87445 Anonymous
21st November 2019
Thursday 12:03 pm
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ARE WE OUTWARDLY ACCEPT /IQ/ AND /POL/ ARE ESSENTIALLY SYNONYMOUS NOW?!
>> No. 87455 Anonymous
21st November 2019
Thursday 4:45 pm
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>>8744
ALWAYS WERE LADM9
>> No. 87468 Anonymous
21st November 2019
Thursday 8:10 pm
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>>87455
welcome to 2019 bladm9
>> No. 87475 Anonymous
21st November 2019
Thursday 10:30 pm
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>>87468
Genuinely didn't realise this wasn't on /iq/ until this post.

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>> No. 87140 Anonymous
4th November 2019
Monday 11:54 pm
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The old Bonald Blumpf thread is over 3000 posts long now. Can we have an impeachment-specific thread?

The US appeals court just ruled that Trump's tax returns can be released for use in a public criminal investigation. The Supreme Court may overrule this but despite having a conservative majority, it is far less predictable and prone to voting along 'party' lines. I'm really enjoying this season.
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>> No. 87144 Anonymous
5th November 2019
Tuesday 6:57 am
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He's going nowhere and will be reelected in 2020.
>> No. 87145 Anonymous
5th November 2019
Tuesday 7:39 am
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>>87144

I'd not be surprised if he survives to the end of his term but a second one seems unlikely. Not impossible, certainly, but I think both voters and his party are moving on.

https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/trump-approval-ratings/voters/
>> No. 87153 Anonymous
5th November 2019
Tuesday 6:44 pm
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>>87145
Your link shows Trump recently edged in front of Obama's approval rating at the equivalent time (before falling back only slightly).

It's all still to play for.
>> No. 87155 Anonymous
5th November 2019
Tuesday 6:57 pm
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It's looking very likely that the vote on impeachment will be driven by the Democrats and Republicans looking ahead to coming elections, both presidential and in the senate and house of representatives.

Many republicans will be scared of voting against Trump as their voters may see it as a betrayal against the cause. However there are signs that many republicans would turn coat against him as they're seeing him as too much of a liability.
Democrats will probably vote against Trump, but it's not out of the question that some would feel that a likeable Democrat Presidential candidate would have much better chances against Trump than against a more moderate Republican candidate who might emerge out of the wreckage of an impeachment.
>> No. 87161 Anonymous
5th November 2019
Tuesday 10:07 pm
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>>87155
A lot will hang on what happens to Pence. Some Republicans might be happy to ditch Trump to see a coronation, but the whispers are that Pence knows pretty much everything and the Democrats may try and take him out too, knowing that with both of them gone Pelosi is next in line.

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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. 86483 Anonymous
10th August 2019
Saturday 1:35 pm
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>>86482
We should definitely build more boats though.
>> No. 86922 Anonymous
19th October 2019
Saturday 1:46 pm
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Are Western freedoms even worth it if we don't get bangers like this?


>> No. 86923 Anonymous
19th October 2019
Saturday 6:26 pm
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>>86922 That's splendid.

Have I just ignored / missed a load of songs (protest or otherwise) about IIIWW? Surely there have been some. (quick trawl of youtube later: sweet christ. I really wish I hadn't).
So: any decent songs about it? Either side.
>> No. 86924 Anonymous
19th October 2019
Saturday 7:34 pm
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>>86923
This will never be beaten.


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>> No. 86925 Anonymous
19th October 2019
Saturday 8:21 pm
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Oh no, the BRILLIANCE is spreading.

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