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    Poll: Re: UK election thread

    Two of the first three results says it all. Blyth has returned a Conservative MP, which is amazing in this Labour stronghold! Whilst Labour's majority has been slashed in South Sunderland to less...
  2. Poll: Re: USA Democratic party 2020 candidates and primaries thread

    No he didn't loose his temper at all. He is a smug conceited member of the political establishment who bullied this retired farmer because he dared to probe a touchy subject. He didn't respect the...
  3. Poll: Re: USA Democratic party 2020 candidates and primaries thread

    Joe Biden resorting to calling a senior Iowa farmer and Democrat supporter, a liar and fat shamming him, when the subject of his son's role in Ukraine is brought up. I think this shows the true worth...
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    Sticky: Re: Rome II Pictures & Videos Thread

    You seem to have too many cav in your army Zac and not enough heavy infantry, to take that city. Need more siege buster troops to take on Roman garrisons in the march towards Rome.

    Latest shots...
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    Poll: Re: UK election thread

    This move by Farage was really expected. In the most recent bi elections, both the Conservatives lost out to the Lib Dems because of a split Brexit vote. Johnson really couldn't enter any form of...
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    Poll: Re: UK election thread

    This election is turning into a game of Trump cards between the Tories and Labour over who has the most stupidist candidate. And lets face it, with so many to chosse from, it will make for some...
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    Poll: Re: UK election thread

    Sure if you say so Mongrel, but would you have said the same about Vince Cable or even Nicola Sturgeon though?:hmm:

    Conservatives playing a real gammy wicket in the election campaign so far...
  8. Re: ‘No force can stop China’: Beijing shows off HYPERSONIC missiles & STEALTH drones at 70th National Day parade

    Perhaps they were thinking of this;

    Although it is probably no further being developed than the aeronautical projects of 1930s Germany.

    I honestly do hope that most of the UFO encounters can...
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    Re: ISIL War in Iraq and Syria II

    If he ran underground screeching, it's more likey that Trump was refering to a prairie dog don't you think? If there is one thing those critters don't like, it's an American bald eagle bearing down...
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    The words are as vacuous as the head of the person who commisioned this to be done. But hey! it's alright the metal will at least be used to mint these instead;

    I would have used it to make medals...
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    After reports that both the LibDems and SNP are prepared to back a December General election subject to an agreement with the Conservative government over the date. Labour have now finally agreed...
  12. Re: ‘No force can stop China’: Beijing shows off HYPERSONIC missiles & STEALTH drones at 70th National Day parade

    Oh yeah! Well Japan has unveiled their much awaited secret weapon in a parade to counter Chinese Communist military posturing

    Little do these spectators know, that these life size figures are...
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    Wonder if the PM has any particular ditch in mind.
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    Nineteen Labour MPs rebelled against their party to vote for the PM's deal, whilst 19 former Conservatives who had their whips withdrawn, also supported the deal.

    It essentially passed using the...
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    I note that the ERG haven't actually declared their support though have they? I think that it was said they reserve that until the time of voting. There is, as you say, the prospect now of a much...
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    Johnson knew that Bercow would do this, it plays with the people against parliament line which he wants to cultivate to get backing for his deal with Brexit MPs and their electorate. It also would...
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    Commons Speaker John Bercow prevents debate on the the Government's deal with the EU under the Withdrawl Agreement Bill.
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    Re: Catalonia Revisited

    Using the Scottish judiciary as a political tool, which can only serve the interests of those who wish to fracture the Union. Courts adjudicate on things that have transpired or in this case have not...
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    I cannot see Farage sitting amongst all the political cronies in the Lords, he would be more isolated than he is in Brussels. Truth is Brexit isn't just about leaving the EU but changing the UKs...
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    Allan Banks had business interests in Russia, that doesn't prove that the Russian government had any role in political manipulation. A great many rich business folk and politicians have dealings with...
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    The EU should only grant an extension on the basis of the UK holding an election. It is quite clear that this parliament wil not pass any form of Brexit deal and will not dissolve itself to hod a GE....
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    You have a source for that then? because it is as legitimate as saying Putin put Donald Trump in the White House. Without Nigel Farage there would be no voice for the British public to express their...
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    Re: Catalonia Revisited

    Ermm Not sure about that,:tongue: She would certainly be first in line to prosecute in the Scottish court if the role was reversed, if SNP's behaviour over Brexit is anything to go by.

    Barcelona...
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    I confess to being swept up by the media spin. Does this deal actually contain regulatory alignment including taxation, open borders and shared fishing rights in British coastal waters? Is this...
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    To be realistc, without paying at least the greater part of that money you just aren't going to get a trade deal with the EU, even if the UK had left the EU without a deal. They need the cash! which...
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    Is it in anybody's interest to extend this busiess any further? We have had a three years over which Brexit has dominated politics, both in GB and in Europe. There is real instability in global...
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    The Devil is in the detail, and as yet we know hardly anything. Johnson making his way to the EU headquarters now for the meeting before anybody really knows what this deal is about, typical!

    Lat...
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    Re: ISIL War in Iraq and Syria II

    Countries which do not respect borders and undertake armed incursions are normaly roundly condemned by the UN security council and its member states.
    . It will be interesting to see how the US,...
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    Re: ISIL War in Iraq and Syria II

    Listening to the latest press statement by Trump, really doesn't deflect the criticism of his decision. He basically says he thinks the jobs done as far as the US is concerned in the region and...
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    Re: ISIL War in Iraq and Syria II

    The creation of a buffer zone has come years too late. It may have been supported by Turkey at an early stage in the conflict, but I don't think many doubt that it was Turkey's intention during he...
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    Re: ISIL War in Iraq and Syria II

    Could this be the issue, that led to the Bolton departure? This and Afghanistan certainly were key issue between him and the president over US commitment to direct involvement. The unpredictability...
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    Comparisons between Brexit and those events at the time of the English civil war seem to be good subjects for those writing a dissertation on political history.

    Now we have attempts to control the...
  33. Re: No force can stop China: Beijing shows off HYPERSONIC missiles & STEALTH drones at 70th National Day parade

    Actually you are quite wrong. There is no doubt the plans for this came from the factory in China making Action Men figures. ...
  34. Re: US House Speaker Announces Formal Impeachment Inquiry

    Do people honestly not see what is odd about these two facts.



    How can a guy who was forced to quit the armed forces because of illegal substance use, be so quickly be jettisoned into such a...
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    For me, EU officials in these negotiations, are constantly portraying an unsavoury image of a reoccurrence of "The Troubles" as if there is balaclava man stood behind them holding a weapon. At best...
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    I would be surprised if they would to something dubbed the "Surrender Bill";)
    Given the prospect of a no confidence motion this coming week. I guess it isn't surprising, that the forces behind...
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    For a man who flew all the way back from New York and then rushed immediately back to the Commons to face a hostile House, and stand for nearly three hours fending off a barrage of criticism, I...
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    His advice to the PM was based in law, the fact that the ruling of the Supreme Court runs contrary to that, doesn't make it wrong advice. We are talking about highly complex constitutional law which...
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    A most excellent speech by UK's Attorney General Geoffrey Cox, in a session which Opposition MPs thought they bring him to heel over yesterday's Supreme Court result. Parliament is indeed running...
  40. Re: US House Speaker Announces Formal Impeachment Inquiry

    After a huge investigation on ties with Russia which drew a blank, we now have this. It really does seem like desperation by the Democrats to the casual observer of American politics. A threat of...
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