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

    Hmm, the optics of the 'out of touch' parliament. Although I understand the exasperation, I do think that to qualify parliament as 'out of touch' is unfair. Considering the small margin in favour of...
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    Ah well it's an interesting discussion, but perhaps a bit too abstract/off topic for this thread.
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    If you're a professional on a subject, yes. Otherwise, leave it to the professionals.
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    Yah, which is something they called themselves, probably for propaganda reasons. As anyone with a knowledge of socialism would know 'national socialist' is a contradiction in terms.
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    @Caratacus You think so? It actually seemed to me the Letwin vote showed the deal could be really close to passing. Some of those voting for an extension even said they would vote for the deal...
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    Pff, well apparently the letter to request another extension has been sent, though not signed by Boris. What he did sign is an accompanying letter saying he believes an extension would be a mistake. ...
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    Ah, well as an inhabitant of that city, let me advise you that a visit to the red light district, however thorough and comprehensive, does not amount to 'doing amsterdam' :whistling
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    Hmm, in my country all decisions arise through compromise. All our governments require coalitions. There are no outright 'winners' and 'losers'. IMHO it's for the better. Perhaps that is why I do not...
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    Terms like EUSSR and allusions to a 4th Reich are not applicable to the current situation. There are two ways in which that threat could appear real to someone. Firstly a very strong belief in a...
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    Nothing special about that. Between leave and remain, leave is the choice for hard capitalism. It is underpinned by the belief that the EU is over-regulated and that de-regulating will help gain the...
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    Simple. He has achieved something few would think possible but the thing he achivied only addresses the concerns of the ERG at the expense of magnifying those of the DUP. As for the EU, only if you...
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    Here's one thing that changed:



    Which is a step in the right direction from the Brexiteer perspective. They want to be able to gain a competitive edge by lowering those standards after all.
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    Heh, from Barnier's press conference I can see why the DUP don't like it. It looks as if NI will remain aligned with the EU, but the responsibility for maintaining that status will rest with the NI...
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    DUP rejects deal 'as things stand'

    So ... what now. As things stand, a deal might be reached but it will face the exact same situation in Parliament that May's deal did, with the DUP as well as a...
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    Your quoting the Guardian probably means everything will be dismissed as "Mainstream Media doing the bidding of the Liberal Elites".

    Now I would not disagree that the rapid expansion of the EU...
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    Sticky: Re: The Political Profile Thread

    DOB: 1972
    Nationality: Dutch
    Residence: Netherlands

    Political Compass:
    Economic Left/Right: -7.5
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.03

    Where do you put yourself on the political spectrum:...
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    I'm not saying leaving would be good for the UK. I'm looking at it from the perspective of the remaining EU member states. It's hard to see how, with 50% give or take thinking the EU is the new evil...
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    You know it hardly matters anymore now whether a small majority is for one thing or another. As I think you said, a 'remain' outcome now would see a Britain in the EU that is under constant domestic...
  19. Thread: Guess where?

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    Re: Guess where?

    aye, tbh I think we've got too few participants to keep this going :(
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    Well, it's literally just trolling at this point. Could be worse though. You could be British. Imagine your government thinking the choreography of a schoolyard brawl is more likely to get your vote...
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    I can't believe they're still peddling that line how the Benn act has fatally undermined the UK's bargaining position. The only reason a somewhat informed/intelligent person could support such a...
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    For those who missed it: How Number 10 view the state of the negotiations

    Personally I do not believe this is an 'insider view' but is in itself part of the propaganda war they're trying to wage...
  23. Thread: Guess where?

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    Re: Guess where?

    A correct guess at this point would be kind of a Pyrrhic victory, wouldn't you say?
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    Re: What is the avatar above you thinking?

    Oh yes I will cross the K/T boundary, or at least die trying.
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    Sticky: Re: I'm currently listening to

    New album coming up!

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

    Couldn't find any polls from Holland, but I don't think the result would be much different. Not that there is no empathy or solidarity with the British people, but in this case they are seen...
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    Ah no, it comes down to asking leave voters to play the part of 'the losers' in the "How we canceled Brexit" production. If labour wants to keep leave voters on-board, inviting them to their own...
  28. Thread: Guess where?

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    Re: Guess where?

    Ok enough. I'm calling it. Paleologos wins for guessing it's Hawaii.

    It is in fact Mauna Loa.
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    Re: The catchphrase game

    Doesn't look like anyone is going to guess, so I'll give the solution:

    "scot-free"

    That's as straightforward as it gets IMHO. I'll leave the floor to anyone who believes they can revive this...
  30. Thread: Guess where?

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    Re: Guess where?

    Close, but no cigar ...
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    Not sure if this is your point, but it sounds like your take on the issue is that given the EU has failed, national border security is a logical fallback. That's the world upside down though. The...
  32. Thread: Guess where?

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    Re: Guess where?

    Alas no. The location actually has a quite famous name. Many will heave heard of it, though probably without knowing this is what it looks like.
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    Re: The catchphrase game

    No, it's well within the premise of this competition. There's only so many words that describe what's in that pic and one of them is correct. The word just does not have the same meaning in the...
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    You may be right, but I would hope not. Looks like Britain is sliding in the direction of the US where various sides are seeking the limits of what's permissable in pursuit of their aims even if it...
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    So, in general, you think it is ok for a government to suspend parliament for much longer than necessary when important decisions are to be made? Can't have democracy only when it works in your...
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    Corbyn wants to go into an election with the promise to renegotiate a deal and then not campaign for it in a second referendum. :rofls: I can see that going down well with the electorate: Only the...
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    Re: The catchphrase game

    Ha, no. The expression as a whole has nothing to do with Scotland :)
  38. Thread: Guess where?

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    Re: Guess where?

    Yes, but I'm looking for something a bit more specific.
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    Re: The catchphrase game

    Mak wasn't that far off with the interpretation of each pic. Not sure I can say more, except that you're looking for an adverb.
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    Re: Guess where?

    https://i.postimg.cc/RZNLbw1X/pic05.jpg
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