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Re: British politics

21 Jan 2019 13:37

rick james wrote:Michael Gove might be a slippery pr!ck of a man but he nails Corybn here, great speech


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjrEpFi3QOE


Michael Gove, a man with a voting record where he has consistently voted against promoting equal human rights (including voting against making it illegal to discriminate against people based on their caste), more intrusion into people's privacy and for/the continuation of military action in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya (All of which have been direct causes of terrorism in the UK) should not be trying to lecture anyone on morality or defence.

Add in that he voted against the right to remain for EU nationals already in the UK, against raising welfare budgets and spending to create guaranteed jobs for young people, against raising the tax rate for people who earn over £150,000, against bankers bonus taxes and against higher taxes on banks, for more restriction on trade unions, to reduce capital gains tax and corporation tax, against measure to prevent climate change and to sell off the national forests and it becomes very obvious where his motivations lie.
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21 Jan 2019 14:50

He sees Brexit as an opportunity for a de-regulated economy and a shrinkage of government...which amongst other things would hasten the environmental and social demise of the country.

It doesn't help that he reassembles an evil ventriloquist dummy, nor that his 'Et tu brute!' moment during Johnson's post-referendum leadership punt revealed his sheer venality.
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Re: British politics

21 Jan 2019 15:40

King Boonen wrote:
rick james wrote:Michael Gove might be a slippery pr!ck of a man but he nails Corybn here, great speech


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjrEpFi3QOE


Michael Gove, a man with a voting record where he has consistently voted against promoting equal human rights (including voting against making it illegal to discriminate against people based on their caste), more intrusion into people's privacy and for/the continuation of military action in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya (All of which have been direct causes of terrorism in the UK) should not be trying to lecture anyone on morality or defence.

Add in that he voted against the right to remain for EU nationals already in the UK, against raising welfare budgets and spending to create guaranteed jobs for young people, against raising the tax rate for people who earn over £150,000, against bankers bonus taxes and against higher taxes on banks, for more restriction on trade unions, to reduce capital gains tax and corporation tax, against measure to prevent climate change and to sell off the national forests and it becomes very obvious where his motivations lie.


You missed out that he found himself important enough to write a foreword to the Bible to be sent to all schools when he was Education Sec
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21 Jan 2019 16:48

:lol: :lol:

I hadn't heard that one!

To quote Stewart Lee, Gove even had to out-do David Cameron (when it emerged that Cameron had inserted his penis into a dead pig's head) by doing something even more disgusting and sticking his penis into a Daily Mail** journalist*





*Gove is married to DM journalist Sarah Vine.
**For the unacquainted, the Daily Mail serves as an adjectival synonym for 'excrable'
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21 Jan 2019 18:59

ferryman wrote:I'm pretty much all in with MacB's take on Brexit. I'l just add, thank goodness the Scots had enough sense to vote remain, and I'm sure the Scots will have enough sense to vote leave GB and get back in to the EU very soon. Leave little England behind to chase its own wee tail....


If money is not everything, then the Scots should pull the plug on the Union just as soon as they can muster another vote. If money is everything then the Scots should still pull the plug because Brexit.

If Brexit goes ahead we'll all be living in a Jacob Rees-mogg wet dream.
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Re: British politics

21 Jan 2019 19:20

King Boonen wrote:
rick james wrote:Michael Gove might be a slippery pr!ck of a man but he nails Corybn here, great speech


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjrEpFi3QOE


Michael Gove, a man with a voting record where he has consistently voted against promoting equal human rights (including voting against making it illegal to discriminate against people based on their caste), more intrusion into people's privacy and for/the continuation of military action in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya (All of which have been direct causes of terrorism in the UK) should not be trying to lecture anyone on morality or defence.

Add in that he voted against the right to remain for EU nationals already in the UK, against raising welfare budgets and spending to create guaranteed jobs for young people, against raising the tax rate for people who earn over £150,000, against bankers bonus taxes and against higher taxes on banks, for more restriction on trade unions, to reduce capital gains tax and corporation tax, against measure to prevent climate change and to sell off the national forests and it becomes very obvious where his motivations lie.


Are you sure about all these claims against Gove

I am not saying they are wrong but some of them surprise me after all he was the one whose scrapped the Saudi Prisons Deal
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/oct/13/gove-emerges-as-human-rights-hero-over-bid-to-scrap-saudi-prisons-deal
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Re: British politics

21 Jan 2019 20:36

del1962 wrote:
King Boonen wrote:
rick james wrote:Michael Gove might be a slippery pr!ck of a man but he nails Corybn here, great speech


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjrEpFi3QOE


Michael Gove, a man with a voting record where he has consistently voted against promoting equal human rights (including voting against making it illegal to discriminate against people based on their caste), more intrusion into people's privacy and for/the continuation of military action in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya (All of which have been direct causes of terrorism in the UK) should not be trying to lecture anyone on morality or defence.

Add in that he voted against the right to remain for EU nationals already in the UK, against raising welfare budgets and spending to create guaranteed jobs for young people, against raising the tax rate for people who earn over £150,000, against bankers bonus taxes and against higher taxes on banks, for more restriction on trade unions, to reduce capital gains tax and corporation tax, against measure to prevent climate change and to sell off the national forests and it becomes very obvious where his motivations lie.


Are you sure about all these claims against Gove

I am not saying they are wrong but some of them surprise me after all he was the one whose scrapped the Saudi Prisons Deal
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/oct/13/gove-emerges-as-human-rights-hero-over-bid-to-scrap-saudi-prisons-deal


Voting record on human rights issues here:

https://www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/11858/michael_gove/surrey_heath/divisions?policy=6703

A more full picture of his record here:

https://www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/11858/michael_gove/surrey_heath/votes
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22 Jan 2019 13:30

And you all thought I was joking about filling up the Anderson Shelter ...
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-boxes/brexit-survival-kit-helps-britons-face-the-worst-with-freeze-dried-fajita-idUSKCN1PG1G4?il=0
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The “Brexit Box”, retailing at 295 pounds ($380), provides food rations to last 30 days, according to its producer, businessman James Blake who says he has already sold hundreds of them.

With still no deal on how Britain will trade with the EU once it leaves, retailers and manufacturers have warned a “no-deal” Brexit could cause food and medicine shortages due to expected chaos at ports that could paralyze supply lines.

The Brexit Box includes 60 portions of freeze-dried British favorites: Chicken Tikka, Chilli Con Carne, Macaroni Cheese and Chicken Fajitas, 48 portions of dried mince and chicken, firelighter liquid and an emergency water filter.
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22 Jan 2019 13:39

Really, in the spirit of Brexit, it should be full of Vesta dehydrated chow mein, sachets of Angel Delight, a packet of Smash, and a Fray Bentos pie. All washed down with a bottle of Corona. ;)
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22 Jan 2019 13:55

macbindle wrote:Really, in the spirit of Brexit, it should be full of Vesta dehydrated chow mein, sachets of Angel Delight, a packet of Smash, and a Fray Bentos pie. All washed down with a bottle of Corona. ;)


Interestingly, no toilet paper :D
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22 Jan 2019 14:55

And if there was it would have to be Bronco or Izal...
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23 Jan 2019 07:55

Seems it's not only macbindle filling up the cupboard under the stairs -
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/jan/22/no-deal-brexit-panic-grips-major-uk-firms
The chief executive of luxury carmaker Bentley said the company was stockpiling parts and described Brexit as a “killer” threatening his firm’s profitability.
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The boss of Pets at Home, the nation’s biggest pet supplier, said his company had started stockpiling essentials – including cat food – as “we don’t want families to run out of food for their pets” after Brexit day on 29 March.
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P&O, which began life as the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation company in 1837, said all six of its cross-Channel ferries will be re-registered from the UK registry in Cyprus to keep EU tax benefits. The ferries include, the Spirit of Britain, the Pride of Kent and the Pride of Canterbury.


P&O rename the ferries? Pride of Limassol? Spirit of Nicosia?
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24 Jan 2019 07:26

aphronesis wrote:https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/yw8zj7/london-rental-opportunity-of-the-week-a-living-roomkitchenbedroom-combo-in-edmonton


Compared to Hong Kong's "coffin homes" it's a luxury!
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25 Jan 2019 13:55

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/01/queen-sends-brexit-message-uk-politicians-end-bickering/
Bettie 2 steps into the Brexit mess - "we are not amused!" :D

There's a joke there somewhere about the similarities between Brexit and Phil the Greek's driving.
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25 Jan 2019 17:05

This pretty much sums up the Brexiteer mentality..
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25 Jan 2019 19:13

Rees-Mogg plays his queen as Brexit enters a state of emergency

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jan/25/rees-mogg-brexit-emergency?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Copy_to_clipboard

" If you had to distil into one personage the British people’s gibbering historical deference to terrible ideas advanced by low-to-middlebrow post-feudal shitlords who openly detest them, this plastic aristocrat would be it. Rees-Mogg is the logical end of whole centuries of barking up the wrong tree."

Ah ha ha ha ha :lol:
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28 Jan 2019 06:48

The Brexit Circus is back in town - roll up! roll up! :)

Brexit: A guide to MPs' Brexit amendments
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-46959545
MPs are trying to change the course of Brexit in a number of ways, after rejecting the deal the prime minister struck with the European Union.

Theresa May will return to the Commons on 29 January to set out the next steps in the process.

However, the opposition and backbench MPs have been tabling amendments to her motion in a bid to force the government to change direction.

Several different courses have been proposed and, in normal circumstances, one would be selected by the Speaker for 90 minutes of debate.

However, it is expected that the government will allow time for MPs to discuss more options.
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Re: British politics

28 Jan 2019 12:24

What's happening with the Irish border?
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Re: British politics

28 Jan 2019 23:37

sienna wrote:What's happening with the Irish border?


Nobody knows! :lol:
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