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Old 05-24-2019, 09:16 AM   #81
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May out, but still has the gall to say she was proud of how she handled the Grenfell fire. Good riddance.
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Horrid human being. Deserves no sympathy, but sadly a large portion of the UK pundit class have fallen for it.
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Old 05-27-2019, 10:25 PM   #83
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Theresa May was a good bit of humor though.
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Old 09-03-2019, 08:21 PM   #84
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Might need to update the thread title to say October 14th after tomorrow.

What an utter shambles.
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Old 09-03-2019, 11:25 PM   #85
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Just saw the news on line an hour ago with a photo of the big protest!
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Old 09-04-2019, 11:17 PM   #86
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boris johnson's term as prime minister being absolutely nothing but multiple failures and embarrassments day after day is really fun to watch from over here.
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Old 09-05-2019, 01:39 AM   #87
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boris johnson's term as prime minister being absolutely nothing but multiple failures and embarrassments day after day is really fun to watch from over here.
I saw a clip on Colbert tonight of a member of his own party up and waking over to sit with the other side while Johnson was speaking.

It was fantastic .
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Old 09-05-2019, 03:04 AM   #88
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boris johnson's term as prime minister being absolutely nothing but multiple failures and embarrassments day after day is really fun to watch from over here.

Who would've thought that a man who's spent his life constantly failing upwards and only being held up by his immense privilege would absolutely crash and burn as Prime Minister.
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Old 09-05-2019, 12:21 PM   #89
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I saw a clip on Colbert tonight of a member of his own party up and waking over to sit with the other side while Johnson was speaking.

It was fantastic .
Now let's imagine a single Republican doing the same.

Crickets.
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Old 09-05-2019, 03:55 PM   #90
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Now let's imagine a single Republican doing the same.

Crickets.
Right? One can only dream.
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Old 09-05-2019, 04:02 PM   #91
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Well, in the UK you still have incredibly shitty people on both sides and good people on both sides. Party affiliation has less to do with social views.
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Old 09-06-2019, 09:02 PM   #92
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I saw a clip on Colbert tonight of a member of his own party up and waking over to sit with the other side while Johnson was speaking.

It was fantastic .


They changed the broadcast signals so the digital box for my analog tv has to be re-linked with my remote, and channels re-scanned. No tv since 7/30. Having trouble with it. Bah.
I will yt Colbert! Which have been doing off & on since this happened. Him and Seth.

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Crickets.
There- i fixed t for you

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hope all our UK friends took the time to go vote today
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Old 12-12-2019, 05:27 PM   #94
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not looking good for Labor and Corbyn, looking very good for the Russians Conservatives and Vladimir Putin Boris Johnson.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics...ults-exit-poll


are exit polls generally accurate in the UK?
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Old 12-12-2019, 05:30 PM   #95
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Ugh. Of course. God forbid there ever be any GOOD news out of this shitty mess.

What does it have to take to get Putin and his cronies to back the fuck off already?
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not looking good for Labor and Corbyn, looking very good for the Russians Conservatives and Vladimir Putin Boris Johnson.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics...ults-exit-poll


are exit polls generally accurate in the UK?

They have been wrong but they haven't been drastically wrong since the early 70s, generally they have been 10 seats within the correct results. So even if they are off by 10 seats are so here it is still a big victory for the Tories depressingly.
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not looking good for Labor and Corbyn, looking very good for the Russians Conservatives and Vladimir Putin Boris Johnson.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics...ults-exit-poll


Crying wolf has worked so well for ya the last four years or so, comrade. Can't wait to hear what's next.
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Crying wolf has worked so well for ya the last four years or so, comrade. Can't wait to hear what's next.


good one, Yuri. back from the troll farm.
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The UK has the same gerrymandering issue the US does, but until I hear evidence of otherwise, no reason to believe the general public didn’t vote against Corbyn. He’s insanely unpopular.
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He was very unpopular, more unpopular than Boris. I don't believe his unpopularity was ever as deserved as it was. Him and his team didn't help themselves at times, Labour's Brexit position has always been a fudge (but somewhat forced upon them, that's an issue in itself that they never really led the narrative on it). His image was always a problem, he was anti-monarchist, deemed a terrorist sympathiser, the antisemitism issue was allowed to drag on far too long. While I loved the manifesto, it was unrealistic for a single term in government, they would have been better going for 1 or 2 big aims rather than everything at once. The individual policies were achievable over time but not so in the time they planned, but then again they did well in the last election (2017) on a broadly similar manifesto. But he just didn't fit the profile for at it's heart remains a very conservative country. I specifically refer to England in this, the other nations in the UK are different stories, but England is where this election was won and lost, Brexit was always an English nationalism issue and was driven from there. Brexit since the 2017 election has become the bigger polarising issue as it became more urgent due to encroaching deadlines, hence it ramped up its importance in public consciousness.

Anyway we have given our own version of Trump a mandate to do whatever the hell he wants, no matter the sexist, homophobic and racist things he has said and done. The next 5-10 years may well see Scotland leave the UK and some kind of vote in NI on reunification (of which I would be pro). Hard things to predict but that looks like the trajectory of things.
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