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Politics, politics, politics (so long and thanks for all the fish)

Discussion in 'Randomination' started by SpurMeUp, 19 Feb 2019.

  1. Gutter Boy

    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    It's simple decolonisation, it's just the morally right thing to do. Obviously there are a lot of lessons from the 50s in India etc. to learn from. But I don't think anyone in Britain would mind a fairly basic 'shout good luck and do one' approach.
     
  2. glasgowspur

    glasgowspur Les Ferdinand

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    So abandon them?
    Wow, can see how that would go down.
    Apart from anything else would you not effectively be making 100s of 1000s stateless? I'm sure there are many who would not want to be irish citizens, so it's not really simple.
     
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    Mikey10 Vedran Corluka

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    400 years of British/Irish problems solved in two lines of text, and backed up with a 'I don't think anyone would mind' instead of any data.

    You should apply for a job with the current government. You'd be sitting as part of the Cabinet within a fortnight.
     
  4. Gutter Boy

    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    It's already happen emotionally. Especially in England (I appreciate south west Scotland is a bit different). Brexit should have been a real wake up call to the unionists that none of the current generations of Brits care particularly for their plight, not even instinctively side with them. It's like a moribund relationship just waiting for the divorce papers to come through.

    Offer anyone who wants to a British passport and a ferry ticket to Scotland. A bit like happened with the people of Hong Kong in the 90s.
     
  5. Gutter Boy

    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    I said no one in Britain would mind (as opposed to NI unionists). There's not going to be any irredentist UK-ist movement from this side of the sea when Irish reunification does happen. Sombre vigils in parliament square under banners of Danny Blanchflower, accompanied by string renditions of Undertones and Van Morrison songs.
     
  6. DTA

    DTA Tim Sherwood

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    ok… so details… how would you tax them? At what level would you start? How much would you tax them?

    how about companies that provide accommodation? How would you tax them?

    how about pension funds, how would you tax them?

    And when people are in negative equality on their home because of your policies, what would you do for them? To stop their homes being taken away? What will that policy mean for the wider economy and the credit market?
     
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  7. glasgowspur

    glasgowspur Les Ferdinand

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    Being in the south west of Scotland has nothing to do with it, please keep your casual prejudice to yourself.
    NI will leave the UK and join with eire when a majority of the population want it to, but most importantly when both parties are willing to pay for it.
    That's how it should be, it has nothing to do with anyone but them.
    If that is their decision we, as in the UK, should offer any help we can and wish them luck.
     
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  8. SpurMeUp

    SpurMeUp Andy Thompson

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    Rorschach Vivian Woodward

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    NI will be subsidising the rest of the UK soon.
     
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    glasgowspur Les Ferdinand

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    I voted remain. There is issues with the EU, but issues that could be resolved.
    It is better to forge alliances than to be on the outside.
    Cameron imho fudged up, it was a slim result in an advisory vote, instead of the throwing his hand in straight away he should have went back to Brussels and bargained for some concessions. I can only assume his party fudged him over.
    The odds on brexit being a success or failure were always on failure, but until covid and then putin i think it would have been a manageable failure.
    Who knows where it will end up now.
     
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    Diamond Lights Steve Hodge

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    Tories bringing back the triple lock to give pensioners a 10% rise to beg for those votes. clams.
     
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    Rorschach Vivian Woodward

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    Mick Lynch is good at skewering tories.
     
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    Diamond Lights Steve Hodge

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    Tory voters make me laugh. Guardian podcast went down to Tiverton to interview people and one of the Boris fans was just spouting front page Daily Mail with absolutely no other information at hand of why they support Boris. Weird bunch.
     
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    Glenda's Legs Paul Robinson

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    Mick Lynch has skewered tories and journalists alike. Some masterful interviews, knows his subject and doesn't bite at the obvious attempts to trip him up.
     
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    Mikey10 Vedran Corluka

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    I live next door to one of them. Knows nothing (only reads The Mail) and has an opinion on everything.
     
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    Diamond Lights Steve Hodge

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    "Labour's funded by the unions. Now, let's auction off a dinner with May, Johnson and Cameron for £150,000."

    Tories are definitely a party for all of us.
     
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    Mikey10 Vedran Corluka

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    This time last year lots of those items for auction were being bought by Russians.
     
  18. Gutter Boy

    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    I wonder if the cabinet will plunge the knife now then?
     
  19. Diamond Lights

    Diamond Lights Steve Hodge

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    no chance. not a spine amongst them.
     
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    Diamond Lights Steve Hodge

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    just to add, that's what is most disgusting. People wheeling out to defend the indefensible. Ambushed by cake. All that brick. No fudgein morals.
     
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