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Post by Joan » 3 months ago

A topic to discuss all things non-brexit.

Polite request: I know we have some orthogonal opinions here; can we try to find language that promotes discussion rather than lobbing grenades at each other?
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Post by Joan » 3 months ago

I think some of the candidates in the Tory leadership debates played their hands well. I normally tend not to take in the names of the lesser members of cabinet, but last night I was listening to the news, and they quoted Rory Stewart on Ebola. I must have heard his name dozens of times before May announced her resignation, but yesterday was the first time that he got name recognition with me. I mean, it wasn't a lot just "oh, that's the funny man from Kew Gardens with the big mouth who does fake selfies and seemed reasonable". But it's a start. And now I can add to it "spoke sensibly about the possibly impending Ebola disaster". By the next general election, I may actually know who he is.
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Post by LowlifeDes » 3 months ago

Free free free Tommy Robinson. How is that going?
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I've not had mine yet.
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Post by Iris » 3 months ago

Joan wrote:
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Polite request: I know we have some orthogonal opinions here; can we try to find language that promotes discussion rather than lobbing grenades at each other?
The irony is that it's not the opinions that are especially orthogonal, it's the mode of approaching the desired end goal.

Before the twin earthquakes of Brexit and Corbyn, those who appear most antagonistic were most usually in full agreement.
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Post by Joan » 3 months ago

You need to read the fine print.

Free Tommy Robinson with qualifying purchase.
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Post by Sonic Budgie » 3 months ago

Joan wrote:
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You need to read the fine print.

Free Tommy Robinson with qualifying purchase.
As a twitter wag put it;

"*jail terms and bail conditions apply"
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Iris wrote:
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The irony is that it's not the opinions that are especially orthogonal, it's the mode of approaching the desired end goal.

Before the twin earthquakes of Brexit and Corbyn, those who appear most antagonistic were most usually in full agreement.
I am sure you are right.

I find UK politics often opaque. I have only lived in electorates that are Tory/Lib Dem. I realised a long time ago I would never vote Tory, so not much thought has been required.

The angry posts are outside my experience. I don't understand why Corbyn is toxic to so many. If I could plausibly vote for him, I would find out. I can't so I don't.

So yeah. Nothing plausible to google here.
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Post by LowlifeDes » 2 months ago

Always good to see a Tory coming to the realisation that their core beliefs are shit.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/201 ... _clipboard
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Post by Sonic Budgie » 2 months ago

The new cabinet, everybody happy with the appointments?
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Post by Regulator » 2 months ago

I’m just waiting for them to announce Mark Francois as Defence Secretary and Christopher Chope as Minister for Women and Equalities...
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It’s not unexpected, but despite that, actually seeing it unfold is astonishing and terrifying in equal measure.
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Post by LowlifeDes » 2 months ago

Let us take a minute, or ten, to remind ourselves quite how gobsmakingly thick Priti Patel is
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Post by Dunckel » 2 months ago

Did Boris really just stand outside No10 and trash the record of the two previous Prime Ministers?

He certainly seemed to be settling old scores with his hatched job on May's ministers.
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Post by Sonic Budgie » 2 months ago

Has any other UK PM started their tenure with thousands of people protesting against them?
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