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Strafin
Posted on: May 22 2019, 01:35 PM


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Why do people always say that Labour are bad with the economy? I know James didn't mention that he thought the tories were good with it, but I am assuming that's what you meant.

Regarding a second referendum, I find it really difficult to see how those who voted Brexot and still insist it's a good thing would accept it. If it isn't an engaging and representative exercise it isn't worth doing. But I can't see us moving forward without something. No deal is a disaster waiting to happen. Either way there is going to be a **** of a lot of pis5ed off people in this country.
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Posted on: May 22 2019, 01:32 PM


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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ May 22 2019, 11:57 AM) *
1. 52 percent
2. Sovereignty

Same old answers I am afraid. Not seen anything from patronising remoaners to change my mind.


1. Not a justification, just an opinion poll on that particular day.

2. What does that even mean?
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Posted on: May 22 2019, 01:30 PM


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That's ridiculous.

Your statement I mean, multiculturalism wasn't an idea - it's what happens when many different people from many different backgrounds live on the same planet. The idea that Labour relies heavily on the Islamic vote is irrelevant and probably not true either, and I can't imagine any MP exercising any power they have to influence who is or isn't in charge of a local school (run by the council).
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Posted on: May 22 2019, 10:11 AM


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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ May 22 2019, 10:53 AM) *
Femi went to a Brexit party rally and set up outside goading people going to it. He was desperate for a reaction. It would be like Farage setting up outside a Lib Dem rally....🤣

Looks like he was just asking the same old question we all do of Brexiteers...

Can you justify Brexit or offer a real and tangeable benefit?
The answer is always just some abuse and you're a traitor for asking.


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Posted on: May 22 2019, 07:41 AM


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Much as I find the whole thing hilarious, and also deserved, I can't really condone it. It's not the right way to make a proper stand. The likes of Farage bring it on themselves mind, and what they do impacts the lives of real people in a very negative way, and it's no more than a taste of their own medicine. If it was a left wing politician being attacked I would be all pi55y about it so I have to apply the same outrage in these recent cases.
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Posted on: May 20 2019, 09:14 AM


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No it's because people who aren't in the forces don't care about the forces.

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Posted on: May 19 2019, 06:19 AM


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QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ May 18 2019, 07:38 PM) *
What would a plaque cost? I would be willing to front some of this.

There you go, theres your first donation, perhaps set up an official crowd fund and get a proper campaign in motion. If people agree with you it wont be long before you're installing a commemorative plaque, although it wont be on the right anniversary.
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Posted on: May 17 2019, 12:10 PM


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He only asked if you had a hat!
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Posted on: May 16 2019, 10:57 AM


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We have remembrance day to allow people to reflect on those who gave up their lives for us and that in my opinion is sufficient. It's nice to recognise significant anniversaries I guess, and we are just differently to how you would like, I think you need to accept that and move on.
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Posted on: May 16 2019, 07:35 AM


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One of the reasons I questioned evidence and started the whole "linky thing" discussion back along, was because of things like this. You seem able to copy and paste a quote (supposedly) from an internet source, and you can copy and paste links, because I have seen you do it. So why are you so selective when you are trying to cite things as a fact like what you wrote above? Is it not a quote? Is it a lie? Ir is there just more to it?
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Posted on: May 16 2019, 07:27 AM


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Lot's of things happened in the war. Should we have a commemoration of the end of the D day landings? We already have VE day of course. And the end of the war day. Like you said it was 75 years ago, we don't do with all the other wars and why should we commemorate war anyway?

I would take your point if the protests were being commemorated instead, but they're not.
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Posted on: May 15 2019, 11:52 AM


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QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ May 15 2019, 09:31 AM) *
Brilliant! Thanks for the heads up, I'll be there!

I think I'll go up for that as well if I can. My Grandad is a D-Day veteran, he also got awarded the Legion D'Honour in 2015, sadly in a home now with dementia, but maybe I can get him out for it as well..
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Posted on: May 15 2019, 11:40 AM


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Ex forces.

Nothing is ever good enough, which is why people stop trying.
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Posted on: May 15 2019, 07:55 AM


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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-48169809

Seems there is more happening than you first thought Phil.
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Posted on: May 13 2019, 09:29 AM


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I would take a combination of Brexit Party/UKIP/Conservatives getting 50% as a firm indicator.

Maybe if it were slightly less but propped up by labour

Or if Liberal Democrats/Change UK/greens get 50%, I would consider that proof that opinion has changed. If it isn't 50% for me it's not enough to stop campaigning for a final referendum.
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Posted on: May 13 2019, 08:39 AM


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Whatever happens now, there is going to be literally millions of people who are really pi55ed off. If pro brexit parties do get a massive amount of votes in the euros, I would take that as meaning that it is still "the will of the people" to leave. I have never advocated the will of the people as being a reason to do anything, but I believe public opinion has shifted, and that is part of the reason why I feel we should have a second (final) vote on it. However if the EU election demonstrates that public opinion hasn't changed, I don't think we need one.
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Posted on: May 9 2019, 01:09 PM


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QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ May 9 2019, 07:12 AM) *

Referendums aren't elections though. They are just opinion polls. So whilst our government said they would enact the result, they were under no legal obligation to.
That's the difference.
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Posted on: May 7 2019, 08:08 AM


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And this he said she said nonsense is getting boring. You can't join the Brexit party as a member, but it is a political party. So you both made a good point.
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Posted on: May 7 2019, 08:06 AM


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For the record I'm a remainer. I was quite adamant that we should have been given a vote on it, and planned to vote leave, but something stopped me the night before the vote. So I totally understand the Brexit point if view. However, that vote was three years ago and since then we have seen the shambles unfold and one area where I think we all can agree, is that we are not getting anything like what we were promised. So should we revisit the vote now we know the truth? In my opinion yes, it's far too important to just let it go and I will continue to push for a second referendum, not because I didn't like the result of the first one, but because I don't like what has happened since. I try to take on board everyone's views, and opinions and I try not to get aggressive or upset by those who differ.

However in 3 years I haven't heard a single good, tangible benefit for leaving so I do get frustrated that the whole thing seems very tribal. When people say lets just leave with no deal, I question if they understand what that really means, ad mostly they don't. So we have a real problem and it is bound to cause people to get rowdy with each other. Newres didn't start off being the way they are, he's become frustrated with all the arguing and to be fair, you lot haven't been very nice to him either. I think some of you need to look at your posts and question whether you really think you are being reasonable and forming a valid opinion. Or playing to the mob mentality. Perhaps we need to call a forum truce, draw a line under what's gone and start again? We are all just people making our way through our lives and our journeys are all different.
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Posted on: May 2 2019, 07:51 AM


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And somewhere in amongst all that they will have voted tory anyway, rather than spoil their paper, cos deep down they're all conformists anyway.
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Posted on: May 1 2019, 01:25 PM


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QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ May 1 2019, 12:45 PM) *
Never understood why anyone would take the effort to get to a polling station only to spoil their ballot paper. Unless you're newres of course, they don't take kindly to people scribbling on the papers with a Crayola.

I don't think they really care, just another column to tick. But I think there will be record numbers of spoiled papers and I just want to feel part of something that is actually growing for once.

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Posted on: May 1 2019, 10:08 AM


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Why is it so shocking?

Were you in the forces by any chance?
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Posted on: May 1 2019, 09:09 AM


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What I do find interesting with this particular election is that the Liberal Democrats have failed to find enough candidates to challenge all the seats whereas Labour have.

Conservatives have also, but that's a given really. For years we have been told that Labour can't win here, but now they could and seem to have a decent amount of support. That's quite a change as one of the reasons they couldn't win before was simpy because there wasn't anyone standing!

As for my personal vote, I am so torn. I only have the three major parties to choose from so I might just go and draw a big c0ck on the paper. And balls obviously.
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Posted on: Apr 30 2019, 09:01 AM


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They're just coppers. Shame about the dog though, they don't sign up for it.
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Posted on: Apr 29 2019, 12:12 PM


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A joke about Diane Abbot and maths! ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ! that's brilliant and so original. You should go on "Have I got news for you"!
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