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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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>>87053
>> 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.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7QYJ7pVhUo
>> No. 86925 Anonymous
19th October 2019
Saturday 8:21 pm
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Oh no, the BRILLIANCE is spreading.

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>> No. 86507 Anonymous
28th August 2019
Wednesday 10:41 am
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Government asks Queen to suspend Parliament

The government has asked the Queen to suspend Parliament just days after MPs return to work in September - and only a few weeks before the IIIWW deadline.

Boris Johnson said a Queen's Speech would take place after the suspension, on 14 October, to outline his "very exciting agenda". But it means MPs are unlikely to have time to pass laws to stop a no-deal IIIWW on 31 October.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-49493632

The ride never ends!
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>> No. 86917 Anonymous
17th October 2019
Thursday 10:09 pm
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Hooray, we just need to bung the DUP several billion pounds, take the ERG out on a cruise down the Thames River over Saturday and then... no wait, IIIWW's still fucked.

We're all dead and this is Hell.
>> No. 86918 Anonymous
17th October 2019
Thursday 11:26 pm
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>>86917
The DUP seem like loathsome miserable people.
>> No. 86919 Anonymous
17th October 2019
Thursday 11:47 pm
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>>86918

You now understand why the Empire oppressed the Irish without a hint of remorse for hundreds of years and we were all better off for it.
>> No. 86920 Anonymous
18th October 2019
Friday 12:36 am
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>>86917
The DUP have really stumbled into an amazing game with this. Between Northern Ireland seemingly unable to form an executive and their sway over Westminster they have simultaneously locked out any Nationalist voice while dictating the IIIWW process themselves and bringing home the bacon. There's urgent need for government in Northern Ireland but I guess not even they could've predicted how long this would go on.

Not that I really blame them for being prickly. They don't want a hard border over the Irish sea just as the nationalist community don't want one with the Republic only they don't have as many people fighting their corner and seem to be passed over as an inconvenience in Great Britain. It's perfectly legitimate, being British they don't want to be ruled from Dublin or end up as a proto-colony of the EU and unlike IrishPassportlad they're not willing to sacrifice their identity for money.
>> No. 86921 Anonymous
18th October 2019
Friday 9:55 am
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>>86920
>they're not willing to sacrifice their identity for money.
Thankfully for them, they're willing to sacrifice all sorts of other things for money, like their integrity.

I find it funny that the complexities of the departure and the general shitshow that arises from a lack of functioning government haven't really bothered them but even the slightest hint of a woman getting an abortion and suddenly they're desperate to get around the table.

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>> No. 64250 Anonymous
15th July 2015
Wednesday 6:46 pm
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This man is going to be the next President of the US and it's going to be fucking awesome.
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>> No. 86910 Anonymous
7th October 2019
Monday 9:10 pm
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>>86909
There's no bottom to his barrel. I thought we all realised this already.
>> No. 86911 Anonymous
7th October 2019
Monday 10:02 pm
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>>86910

If a video emerged of Trump giggling like a schoolgirl while crushing kittens to death, I would not be remotely surprised.
>> No. 86912 Anonymous
8th October 2019
Tuesday 9:18 am
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He's betrayed a US ally just to protect his own material interests in Turkey. What a massive cunt. Who would ever trust the US again after his presidency?
>> No. 86914 Anonymous
9th October 2019
Wednesday 10:17 pm
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>>86912
While he is in power, not many.
>> No. 86915 Anonymous
10th October 2019
Thursday 12:51 am
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Instead of trying to broker an agreement, even half-heartedly, he's allowing Erdogan to reestablish a Second Ottoman Empire of whom the fiercest fighters against the most debased terror group in recent memory, the Kurds, will be the initial victims. Besides, of course, the Turks themselves who already labour under Erdogan's crooked and heartless rule. I simply don't understand how a man so wretched, debased and without sense could become the foremost leader in the world. Donald Trump's claim that he will tear down the economy of Turkey can't be believed any moreso than his denials of impropriety when talking with Volodymyr Zelensky, nor will they count for shit for the thousands of Kurds who will die, be maimed and be yet more traumatised by conflict. Kurds who, seeing they can't hope to win a conventional war within their own territory, will enact bombings and massacres against Turkish civilians, which will in turn increase the ferocity of Turkey's campaign and so on for decades. Donald Trump and the enablers within his administration were simply too lazy and self-absorbed to make even the most meagre efforts towards avoiding this, an act so sinful and without merrit I believe it to be the worst thing this sorry excuse for a man has done in office. I have spent the best part of three years ignoring his blathering, his posturing and his misdeeds, but to not even try, at any level, to prevent this, is so shocking an event that I am having trouble accepting it as reality. It is as if the Devil himself were occupying the Oval Office.

What another four years off this will wreak upon the world is beyond my imagining.

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>> No. 86341 Anonymous
22nd July 2019
Monday 7:49 pm
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This man is going to become Prime Minister tomorrow and it's going to be fucking awesome awful.
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>> No. 86841 Anonymous
26th September 2019
Thursday 12:14 am
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>>86840
Contrary to popular belief, the plot of Air Bud is not an accurate summary of legal practice.
>> No. 86843 Anonymous
26th September 2019
Thursday 1:33 am
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So this is what the finest educational establishments in the country are turning out?
>> No. 86848 Anonymous
26th September 2019
Thursday 4:24 pm
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>>86843

"What would you like for supper, dear?"

"Well, myself- that is to say, I, will not commit to a potentially catastrophic outcome before weighing up all the options that are on the table."

"But I haven't even put out the plates and cutlery yet."

"Then I will answer that question when the time is right."
>> No. 86856 Anonymous
26th September 2019
Thursday 7:58 pm
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The no deal has been part of his plan all along. Why bother fucking around negotiating at all? Just plan for the worst, hope for the best and stiff upper lip, etc.
>> No. 86857 Anonymous
26th September 2019
Thursday 8:19 pm
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>>86856
I look forward to your next article in the FT, m8.

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>> No. 84342 Anonymous
14th July 2018
Saturday 11:29 pm
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In a string of texts Griffiths called himself “Daddy”, promised money if he received racy images and described perverted and rough sex he claimed to have had with other women.

The shamed Tory wrote:

• “I’m going to need something filthy to put a smile on my face. I want to see you both naked.”

• “Take off the bra and panties… you’ve got Daddy in such a frenzy.”

• “I’m going to bring you to London and do whatever I want to you.”

• “I’m thinking maybe we need a flat for Daddy’s girls. I’m taken by you both. You girls are spectacular.”

Many more messages go into shocking detail about his liking for certain sexual acts and are too disgusting to print in full.


https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/married-tory-minister-andrew-griffiths-12919581
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>> No. 86701 Anonymous
8th September 2019
Sunday 7:28 pm
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A Conservative MP who sent sexual messages to two barmaids has been cleared of wrongdoing by the parliamentary standards watchdog.

Andrew Griffiths, 48, resigned as small business minister last July after the messages were published in a newspaper. The watchdog said it found no evidence he sent them while he would have been engaged in parliamentary activities. Allegations he breached the House of Commons Code of Conduct were not upheld, it added.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-49626762
>> No. 86722 Anonymous
10th September 2019
Tuesday 12:06 am
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Disgraceful. I'll never be voting Tory again after this.
>> No. 86735 Anonymous
10th September 2019
Tuesday 3:13 pm
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It's as though we expect MPs not to be human. Embarrassing, sure, but is it really in the public interest? Perhaps the sexual development our culture is going through might help to address such issues.

>I suppose in your eyes doing those videos for money means that she's asking for it for whatever follows next.
It certianly means they're likely to be receptive to similar offers.
>> No. 86736 Anonymous
10th September 2019
Tuesday 5:37 pm
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>>86735

It all reaks to me of someone trying to make a quick buck by selling out to the papers. They probably could have networked their way into something quite lucrative if they had keeped their mouth shut. Instead they've probably got themselves blacked balled from the biggest opportunity of their life and any others where discretion is expected, but they are probably too stupid to realise it.
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10th September 2019
Tuesday 7:10 pm
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>>86736
Reeks, not reaks. Wreak is a word but not the same one.

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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. 86684 Anonymous
7th September 2019
Saturday 9:42 pm
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>>86683
Good on her.
>> No. 86686 Anonymous
7th September 2019
Saturday 10:33 pm
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Yet another Tigger joins the Lib Dems. Angela Smith has made the jump. No, me neither.
>> No. 86687 Anonymous
7th September 2019
Saturday 10:38 pm
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>>86686
Are there any left?
>> No. 86688 Anonymous
7th September 2019
Saturday 11:03 pm
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>>86687
I think there are three or four Tiggers and about five of The Independents.
>> No. 86689 Anonymous
7th September 2019
Saturday 11:12 pm
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>>86688
They're down to five. I can only assume that they've got a whole bunch of photos of various combinations of members so they can put one on the front page every time someone leaves.

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>> No. 86478 Anonymous
9th August 2019
Friday 4:29 pm
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WE'RE SHRINKING!
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>> No. 86479 Anonymous
9th August 2019
Friday 5:48 pm
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Don't worry, once Boris has delivered a no-deal brexit we'll be growing like mad.
>> No. 86480 Anonymous
9th August 2019
Friday 8:17 pm
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>>86479
BELIEVE IN THE BIN
>> No. 86484 Anonymous
10th August 2019
Saturday 7:05 pm
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Millions of Brexit 50p coins to be minted in time for October 31

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/08/10/millions-brexit-50p-coins-minted-time-october-31/

Rejoice, lads! The economy is almost certainly going to be fucked over, but at least we'll have special coins to commemorate the reason why.
>> No. 86490 Anonymous
12th August 2019
Monday 3:38 pm
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don't be silly. We still have industries to offer and deals to broker.
The new 50p coin will be an icon of British perseverance.

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