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AtW
27th June 2017, 13:04
“This country is f–ked,” one senior Tory said. “We are tethered to the mast of Brexit and when it goes wrong we’re screwed. They all know it. All Labour have to do is hedge their bets. When the public realize they have been sold a pup they will turn on the party.”

Battered and bruised, Theresa May limps into enemy territory – POLITICO (http://www.politico.eu/article/battered-and-bruised-theresa-may-limps-into-enemy-territory/)

Got my UK passport renewed. Better be ready for what's coming...

scooterscot
27th June 2017, 13:07
Applying for my German passport in the not to distant future. And a UK passport. Soon I'll be as British as the Royal family.

SueEllen
27th June 2017, 13:08
Applying for my German passport in the not to distant future. And a UK passport. Soon I'll be as British as the Royal family.

Unfortunately you will still be more British but not as Greek or Danish.

The_Equalizer
27th June 2017, 13:09
“This country is f–ked,” one senior Tory said. “We are tethered to the mast of Brexit and when it goes wrong we’re screwed. They all know it. All Labour have to do is hedge their bets. When the public realize they have been sold a pup they will turn on the party.”

Battered and bruised, Theresa May limps into enemy territory – POLITICO (http://www.politico.eu/article/battered-and-bruised-theresa-may-limps-into-enemy-territory/)

Got my UK passport renewed. Better be ready for what's coming...

Is that the same Tom Mctague that worked for the Independent and Daily Mirror?

ChimpMaster
27th June 2017, 13:49
I hate what this country has become. But I have nowhere else to turn to. So I feel stuck.

Which makes me hate being here even more.

The_Equalizer
27th June 2017, 14:01
I hate what this country has become. But I have nowhere else to turn to. So I feel stuck.

Which makes me hate being here even more.

That said, we've still 600K rocking up here. Funny old World.

BrilloPad
27th June 2017, 14:02
That said, we've still 600K rocking up here. Funny old World.

150k EU-immigrants : 180k non-EU-immigrants : 220 k more births than deaths?

shaunbhoy
27th June 2017, 14:05
I hate what this country has become. But I have nowhere else to turn to. So I feel stuck.

Which makes me hate being here even more.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EL8e2ujXe8g


:wink

The_Equalizer
27th June 2017, 14:05
150k EU-immigrants : 180k non-EU-immigrants : 220 k more births than deaths?

Both figures are too low plus you have returnees.

PurpleGorilla
27th June 2017, 14:06
That said, we've still 600K rocking up here. Funny old World.

Look at EU youth unemployment. No wonder folk are coming to the UK...

http://static3.uk.businessinsider.com/image/577fb19bdd08957d218b48ae-909/screen%20shot%202016-07-08%20at%209.21.39%20am.png

https://www.statista.com/statistics/266228/youth-unemployment-rate-in-eu-countries/

The_Equalizer
27th June 2017, 14:08
Look at EU youth unemployment...

Small price for the great good of the EU Project.

AtW
27th June 2017, 14:08
Youth unemployment is high in some countries because they are too fooking lazy to even bugger off to UK...

SueEllen
27th June 2017, 14:09
Look at EU youth unemployment. No wonder folk are coming to the UK...

http://static3.uk.businessinsider.com/image/577fb19bdd08957d218b48ae-909/screen%20shot%202016-07-08%20at%209.21.39%20am.png

http://static3.uk.businessinsider.com/image/577fb19bdd08957d218b48ae-909/screen%20shot%202016-07-08%20at%209.21.39%20am.png

If you ensure most young people go to university then you have 3-4 years where they don't appear on the youth unemployment figures.

There as in Germany they actually have to work.

shaunbhoy
27th June 2017, 14:09
Look at EU youth unemployment. No wonder folk are coming to the UK...

http://static3.uk.businessinsider.com/image/577fb19bdd08957d218b48ae-909/screen%20shot%202016-07-08%20at%209.21.39%20am.png

Surely some mistake though? I mean all the reports are of how much of a desolate penniless ghetto we will be in just a few short years following Brexit!
Maybe nobody has told them? Huh...that is ALL we need, hordes of skilled Europeans that don't read the Guardian or Independent!
What use will THEY be?
:eyes

PurpleGorilla
27th June 2017, 14:11
If you ensure most young people go to university then you have 3-4 years where they don't appear on the youth unemployment figures.

There as in Germany they actually have to work.

Undoubtably Germany has a good labour model. Apprenticeship model.

PurpleGorilla
27th June 2017, 14:12
Surely some mistake though? I mean all the reports are of how much of a desolate penniless ghetto we will be in just a few short years following Brexit!
Maybe nobody has told them? Huh...that is ALL we need, hordes of skilled Europeans that don't read the Guardian or Independent!
What use will THEY be?
:eyes

Supply and demand. If there is a big supply then we should pick the best and brightest and leave the rest at the border.

The_Equalizer
27th June 2017, 14:14
Supply and demand. If there is a big supply then we should pick the best and brightest and leave the rest at the border.

That's discrimination!!!!

Pip in a Poke
27th June 2017, 14:15
I hate what this country has become. But I have nowhere else to turn to. So I feel stuck.

Which makes me hate being here even more.

All those people who are spitting nails about everything at the moment - just wait until they're running the show.

That's the time to get out. I figure we have 4 years & 11 months....

BrilloPad
27th June 2017, 14:16
That's discrimination!!!!

Which is what gets me about the "inclusivity" policy of big companies. Diversity is fine. However one has to be inclusive of everyone. Even cretins....

The_Equalizer
27th June 2017, 14:16
All those people who are spitting nails about everything at the moment - just wait until they're running the show.

That's the time to get out. I figure we have 4 years & 11 months....

And how long before they realise they've been sold a pup?

PurpleGorilla
27th June 2017, 14:18
That's discrimination!!!!

Exactly. Control of our borders.

Even the liberal and progressive Canada has a points based immigration system.

The_Equalizer
27th June 2017, 14:20
Exactly. Control of our borders.

It was a friendly joke. Never understood why anyone would be upset out such control.

PurpleGorilla
27th June 2017, 14:21
It was a friendly joke. Never understood why anyone would be upset out such control.

They've drunk too much kEUlaid

BlasterBates
27th June 2017, 14:22
That said, we've still 600K rocking up here. Funny old World.

Indeed and that is in spite of the fact that EU net migration is non-existent since Brexit.

It seems that the Leave voters were sold a pup.

:D

The_Equalizer
27th June 2017, 14:26
Indeed and that is in spite of the fact that EU net migration is non-existent since Brexit.

It seems that the Leave voters were sold a pup.

:D

It's dropped by 50K-ish even before negotiations started.

Very poor trolling by your standards.

BlasterBates
27th June 2017, 14:43
It's dropped by 50K-ish even before negotiations started.

Very poor trolling by your standards.

That's good to know, suffice to say the Brexit vote means a Corbyn government is inevitable.

enjoy.....

:D

original PM
27th June 2017, 14:46
That's good to know, suffice to say the Brexit vote means a Corbyn government is inevitable.

enjoy.....

:D

Nah - so in 5 years time when next GE comes around what will have happened

1) Brexit will be 3 years in the past (at least)
2) The UK economy will not have tanked.
3) Orwell's Animal Farm will have got back on the GCSE curriculum and people will understand that 'For the many, not the few' can also be written as 'All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others'
4) The students who voted labour will now have jobs and be voting tory.
5) The reduction in immigration will lead to a reduction in labour voters

Anything I have missed?

:eyes

SueEllen
27th June 2017, 14:50
Nah - so in 5 years time when next GE comes around what will have happened

1) Brexit will be 3 years in the past (at least)
2) The UK economy will not have tanked.
3) Orwell's Animal Farm will have got back on the GCSE curriculum and people will understand that 'For the many, not the few' can also be written as 'All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others'
4) The students who voted labour will now have jobs and be voting tory.
5) The reduction in immigration will lead to a reduction in labour voters

Anything I have missed?

:eyes

Yeah - EU nationals can't vote in General Elections. And Indians tend to be conservative....

original PM
27th June 2017, 14:51
Yeah - EU nationals can't vote in General Elections. And Indians tend to be conservative....

That last bit was about someone on here saying that labour let loads of immigrants in and then get them all to vote labour by giving them free stuff - not sure how true that is but....

AtW
27th June 2017, 14:55
Nah - so in 5 years time when next GE comes around what will have happened

1) Brexit will be 3 years in the past (at least)
2) The UK economy will not have tanked.
3) Orwell's Animal Farm will have got back on the GCSE curriculum and people will understand that 'For the many, not the few' can also be written as 'All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others'
4) The students who voted labour will now have jobs and be voting tory.
5) The reduction in immigration will lead to a reduction in labour voters

Anything I have missed?

:eyes

:rollin: :rollin:

With CUK General there is no need for Comedy Central

radish2008
27th June 2017, 14:55
Nah - so in 5 years time when next GE comes around what will have happened

1) Brexit will be 3 years in the past (at least)
2) The UK economy will not have tanked.
3) Orwell's Animal Farm will have got back on the GCSE curriculum and people will understand that 'For the many, not the few' can also be written as 'All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others'
4) The students who voted labour will now have jobs and be voting tory.
5) The reduction in immigration will lead to a reduction in labour voters

Anything I have missed?

:eyes

Yes. One big point. The election won't be in 5 years.

BlasterBates
27th June 2017, 14:57
Nah - so in 5 years time when next GE comes around what will have happened

1) Brexit will be 3 years in the past (at least)
2) The UK economy will not have tanked.
3) Orwell's Animal Farm will have got back on the GCSE curriculum and people will understand that 'For the many, not the few' can also be written as 'All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others'
4) The students who voted labour will now have jobs and be voting tory.
5) The reduction in immigration will lead to a reduction in labour voters

Anything I have missed?

:eyes

Firstly, Brexit will be a disaster. When it all goes wrong the Tories will feel the wrath of the electorate.

Secondly, only old people vote Tory. Every year as their voting base die off the pendulum moves towards Labour at a rate of roughly 2% per year. The harking back to Victorian Britain has very little appeal to the young.

Labour is already 5 points ahead of the Tories and it's only going to get worse as they hobble off into the Brexit sunset with the DUP.

:D

original PM
27th June 2017, 14:57
:rollin: :rollin:

With CUK General there is no need for Comedy Central

Ok maybe a large enough percentage to offset the few still waiting for Corbyn's socialist wet dream where the poor do nothing and the rich pay for everything.

:eyes

original PM
27th June 2017, 14:58
Firstly, Brexit will be a disaster. When it all goes wrong the Tories will feel the wrath of the electorate.

Secondly, only old people vote Tory. Every year as their voting base die off the pendulum moves towards Labour at a rate of roughly 2%. The harking back to Victorian Britain has very little appeal to the young.

Labour is already 5 points ahead of the Tories and it's only going to get worse as they hobble off into the Brexit sunset with the DUP.

:D

Bet you a tenner it doesn't

VectraMan
27th June 2017, 14:59
Nah - so in 5 years time when next GE comes around what will have happened

1) Brexit will be 3 years in the past (at least)
2) The UK economy will not have tanked.
3) Orwell's Animal Farm will have got back on the GCSE curriculum and people will understand that 'For the many, not the few' can also be written as 'All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others'
4) The students who voted labour will now have jobs and be voting tory.
5) The reduction in immigration will lead to a reduction in labour voters

Anything I have missed?

:eyes

You and Shaunbhoy and Co. will have been in your cold graves for a year or two and the too young to vote in the referendum remainers will now be part of a pro EU majority

You're probably right about #4.

AtW
27th June 2017, 15:05
Bet you a tenner it doesn't

Why won't you put 10 grand on it? It's dead cert innit.

eek
27th June 2017, 15:09
Bet you a tenner it doesn't

I'll take that tenner if no one else will

stek
27th June 2017, 15:24
Applying for my German passport in the not to distant future. And a UK passport. Soon I'll be as British as the Royal family.

8 years isn't it?

And no dual citizenship so you'll lose UK.

BlasterBates
27th June 2017, 15:30
8 years isn't it?

And no dual citizenship so you'll lose UK.

You can keep your British citizenship while it is in the EU.

stek
27th June 2017, 15:33
You can keep your British citizenship while it is in the EU.

Yup but by the time Scooter has mastered basic German....;)

shaunbhoy
27th June 2017, 16:24
Yup but by the time Scooter has mastered basic German....;)

By that time there will be Costa machines on Neptune!!!
:laugh

scooterscot
27th June 2017, 17:29
I hate what this country has become. But I have nowhere else to turn to. So I feel stuck.

Which makes me hate being here even more.


You and me both. Populism very much in the drivers seat, reason cast aside as hyperbole with fact based research labeled as fake news.

Quite certain if the country was not in so much debt there'd be none this. Yet there's too many advertising debt as a good thing.

scooterscot
27th June 2017, 17:32
Look at EU youth unemployment. No wonder folk are coming to the UK...


https://www.statista.com/statistics/266228/youth-unemployment-rate-in-eu-countries/

In fairness the UK only has about 1000 young folk and 64,999,000 whinging old age Brexiters.

scooterscot
27th June 2017, 17:35
8 years isn't it?

And no dual citizenship so you'll lose UK.

I'll be heir 8 years 6 months before March 2018... photo finish. And I get dual citizenship whilst the UK is a member.

It has been a right pain on for the whole family. Although there's assurances we've been advised to prepare for the worst, so passport route it is.

shaunbhoy
27th June 2017, 17:39
You and me both. Populism very much in the drivers seat, reason cast aside as hyperbole with fact based research labeled as fake news.

Quite certain if the country was not in so much debt there'd be none this. Yet there's too many advertising debt as a good thing.

And yet still the refugees continue to risk life and limb to cross huge swathes of the EU to specifically get to Blighty.

Maybe they are just not quite as blinkered and bitter as you?

:eyes

scooterscot
27th June 2017, 17:41
Yup but by the time Scooter has mastered basic German....;)

Vielen Dank!

Habe ich meiner B1 Prüfung in sechs monat doch mich noch nicht angst - feck but should be the grammer is a nightmare.

scooterscot
27th June 2017, 17:41
And yet still the refugees continue to risk life and limb to cross huge swathes of the EU to specifically get to Blighty.

Maybe they are just not quite as blinkered and bitter as you?

:eyes


Or maybe they have sheet to blow up?

VectraMan
27th June 2017, 18:30
Vielen Dank!

Habe ich meiner B1 Prüfung in sechs monat doch mich noch nicht angst - feck but should be the grammer is a nightmare.

Ich habe meine B1 Prüfung in sechs Monaten, errrr was meinst du? Du hast keine Angst?

Probably that was just as wrong as you. I nearly have the Lingoda B2 certificate, but I don't think I would pass the real B2. Getting there though. Die Grammatik ist wirklich ein Alptraum.

sasguru
27th June 2017, 18:38
And yet still the refugees continue to risk life and limb to cross huge swathes of the EU to specifically get to Blighty.

Maybe they are just not quite as blinkered and bitter as you?

:eyes

Or maybe they're just as thick as you, assuming the past is a good guide to the future:laugh:laugh

shaunbhoy
27th June 2017, 18:43
assuming the past is a good guide to the future:laugh:laugh

Good point. In the past we ruled a huge portion of the planet. Roll on the future then.

Course we will have to lose the lightweights, but most of them have either left or are in full-on panic mode already.

The portents are rosy indeed.
:wink

stek
27th June 2017, 18:46
Ich habe meine B1 Prüfung in sechs Monaten, errrr was meinst du? Du hast keine Angst?

Probably that was just as wrong as you. I nearly have the Lingoda B2 certificate, but I don't think I would pass the real B2. Getting there though. Die Grammatik ist wirklich ein Alptraum.

My Missus, fluent in English, German and Russian (and I mean fluent) rates them as Hard, Middling and Hard in grammar respectively.

I can vouch for Russian grammar being hard from Uni, and going to German grammar after that is fairly easy, but I have no use for it, so forget as soon as I've learnt any of it. (We watch German movies, not that kind, nice ones!)

SueEllen
27th June 2017, 18:49
My Missus, fluent in English, German and Russian (and I mean fluent) rates them as Hard, Middling and Hard in grammar respectively.

I can vouch for Russian grammar being hard from Uni, and going to German grammar after that is fairly easy, but I have no use for it, so forget as soon as I've learnt any of it. (We watch German movies, not that kind, nice ones!)

They have interesting German movies!?!

darmstadt
27th June 2017, 19:06
They have interesting German movies!?!

Yes, but they're in German :laugh

VectraMan
27th June 2017, 19:07
My Missus, fluent in English, German and Russian (and I mean fluent) rates them as Hard, Middling and Hard in grammar respectively.

I can vouch for Russian grammar being hard from Uni, and going to German grammar after that is fairly easy, but I have no use for it, so forget as soon as I've learnt any of it. (We watch German movies, not that kind, nice ones!)

Language Difficulty Ranking | Effective Language Learning (http://www.effectivelanguagelearning.com/language-guide/language-difficulty)

How do you know she's fluent in Russian if you're not? What's her native language?

AtW
27th June 2017, 19:07
They have interesting German movies!?!

Das Boot...

stek
27th June 2017, 19:13
Language Difficulty Ranking | Effective Language Learning (http://www.effectivelanguagelearning.com/language-guide/language-difficulty)

How do you know she's fluent in Russian if you're not? What's her native language?

Russian!

darmstadt
27th June 2017, 19:14
I'll be heir 8 years 6 months before March 2018... photo finish. And I get dual citizenship whilst the UK is a member.

It has been a right pain on for the whole family. Although there's assurances we've been advised to prepare for the worst, so passport route it is.

Na ja, ungefähr 28 Jahre. Hab schon die einbürgerungstest gemacht mit ein stolze 32 Punkte....unne, unne, obbe, obbe, unne, obbe, schobbe klobbe, um de kopp, an de kopp, in de kopp...

VectraMan
27th June 2017, 19:15
Russian!

That's cheating.

Here's one to get Scooter upset:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8X5zX3yVoiQ&t=3s

Dialect. Obviously.

Whorty
27th June 2017, 19:21
Nah - so in 5 years time when next GE comes around what will have happened

1) Brexit will be 3 years in the past (at least)
2) The UK economy will not have tanked.
3) Orwell's Animal Farm will have got back on the GCSE curriculum and people will understand that 'For the many, not the few' can also be written as 'All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others'
4) The students who voted labour will now have jobs and be voting tory.
5) The reduction in immigration will lead to a reduction in labour voters

Anything I have missed?

:eyes

Corbyn will be 73 at the GE, and 78 by the close of that parliament. Unlikely we will vote in a PM who could be a liability ....

:tongue

SueEllen
27th June 2017, 20:02
Corbyn will be 73 at the GE, and 78 by the close of that parliament. Unlikely we will vote in a PM who could be a liability ....

:tongue

Vince Cable will be older.

Next the Tories will vote in Ken Clark or similar....

Mordac
27th June 2017, 20:38
Corbyn will be 73 at the GE, and 78 by the close of that parliament. Unlikely we will vote in a PM who could be a liability ....

:tongue

You think he'll be a liability because of his AGE? I think you'll find there's a bit more on his debit column than simply his age...

darmstadt
27th June 2017, 20:41
Corbyn will be 73 at the GE, and 78 by the close of that parliament. Unlikely we will vote in a PM who could be a liability ....

:tongue

Who was born on June 14, 1946?

I'll give you a clue, 62,984,825 ****tards voted for him...

Mordac
27th June 2017, 20:44
Who was born on June 14, 1946?

I'll give you a clue, 62,984,825 ****tards voted for him...

Baldrick?

AtW
27th June 2017, 20:48
Who was born on June 14, 1946?

I'll give you a clue, 62,984,825 ****tards voted for him...

Son of Hitler?

SueEllen
27th June 2017, 22:24
Who was born on June 14, 1946?

I'll give you a clue, 62,984,825 ****tards voted for him...

Shit?

Well that's what happens if you follow through.

Lost It
28th June 2017, 06:16
Voted for his vision, not necessarily for him.

And if the N I government doesn't manage to sort out it's problems by Friday, and doesn't reform, what exactly happens to the bribed support from the DUP? Not in power in NI, subject to damage from a pending legal case over the very badly mangled "Green" initiative, this re-election might be closer than you think. I'm thinking 9 months away at most.

And Labour will win this time.

PurpleGorilla
28th June 2017, 06:27
Voted for his vision, not necessarily for him.

And if the N I government doesn't manage to sort out it's problems by Friday, and doesn't reform, what exactly happens to the bribed support from the DUP? Not in power in NI, subject to damage from a pending legal case over the very badly mangled "Green" initiative, this re-election might be closer than you think. I'm thinking 9 months away at most.

And Labour will win this time.

Surprised if Labour don't put in a a Queen's Speech amendment that the UK should remain in the Single Market.

Fred Bloggs
28th June 2017, 06:35
“This country is f–ked”
Why, yes indeed it is. Next.

BrilloPad
28th June 2017, 07:06
Surprised if Labour don't put in a a Queen's Speech amendment that the UK should remain in the Single Market.

Queen's Speech: Labour to force vote on public pay cap - BBC News (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-40423052)

PurpleGorilla
28th June 2017, 07:31
Queen's Speech: Labour to force vote on public pay cap - BBC News (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-40423052)

Meh.

This will get voted down. But single market Is a really interesting one...

PurpleGorilla
28th June 2017, 07:37
Queen's Speech: Labour to force vote on public pay cap - BBC News (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-40423052)

Meh. It will get voted down.

A single market amendment might win enough Tory votes.

northernladyuk
28th June 2017, 07:58
Meh. It will get voted down.

A single market amendment might win enough Tory votes.

Too soon after the election fiasco for a Tory rebellion, I think. Give them a few months to line up their factions.

BlasterBates
28th June 2017, 08:02
The Tory rebels are holding their powder dry for the Battle of Brexit.

Philip Hammond and David Davis maybe singing from the same hymn sheet, but they do appear to be in different keys.

:D

PurpleGorilla
28th June 2017, 08:03
The Tory rebels are holding their powder dry for the Battle of Brexit.

Philip Hammond and David Davis maybe singing from the same hymn sheet, but they do appear to be in different keys.

:D

Lol :-)

northernladyuk
28th June 2017, 08:11
The Tory rebels are holding their powder dry for the Battle of Brexit.

Philip Hammond and David Davis maybe singing from the same hymn sheet, but they do appear to be in different keys.

:D

I think we all know who has supplied the hymn sheet.


On the night of 10 November 1986, more than 2,000 men descended on Ulster Hall, a grand Victorian concert venue in the centre of Belfast, for an invitation-only event organised by the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP). They had been bussed into the city from across Northern Ireland to protest against the Anglo-Irish agreement, a treaty that gave Dublin an advisory role in the government of the north.

Inside the hall, a lone piper led a parade of flag-bearing men in red berets and matching military-style uniforms. Those assembled then sang a hymn, O God, Our Help in Ages Past, which they described as “Ulster’s battle hymn”.

Presiding over the rally was the DUP lord mayor of Belfast, Sammy Wilson. Among those present were the DUP leader, Ian Paisley, and his deputy, Peter Robinson. Paisley warned his audience that some of them “would not see the end of the campaign which was just beginning”.

Journalists arrived at Ulster Hall, after hearing that the rally was being convened to mobilise what the next day’s newspapers described as a “secret army”. They were refused entry, but a young DUP press officer called Nigel Dodds emerged to hand out leaflets. These explained that a body called Ulster Resistance was being formed as an “organised and disciplined force, which will neither bend nor budge” until the Anglo-Irish agreement was destroyed.

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jun/27/troubled-past-the-paramilitary-connection-that-still-haunts-the-dup

Remember, you read it here first:

http://forums.contractoruk.com/general/122004-tories-cosying-up-terrorists.html

The_Equalizer
28th June 2017, 08:31
The Tory rebels are holding their powder dry for the Battle of Brexit.

Philip Hammond and David Davis maybe singing from the same hymn sheet, but they do appear to be in different keys.

:D

Please, please, please let me be right.

Signed B. Bates.

WTFH
28th June 2017, 08:47
It's not f-ked.
We have a coalition of chaos. We have a magic money tree.
We are getting everything that the Tory publicity machine said that Labour would be guilty of.
...and remember, it's not the Tories fault. It's the fault of Labour and the EU.
Tories can't negotiate? EU's fault for being less incompetent than the Tories.

:laugh:

The_Equalizer
28th June 2017, 08:51
I think we all know who has supplied the hymn sheet.



http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jun/27/troubled-past-the-paramilitary-connection-that-still-haunts-the-dup

Remember, you read it here first:

http://forums.contractoruk.com/general/122004-tories-cosying-up-terrorists.html

Perhaps you'd like to discuss the matter with your possible future clients? They might fill in the blanks concerning how this came about.

northernladyuk
28th June 2017, 08:53
Perhaps you'd like to discuss the matter with your possible future clients? They might fill in the blanks concerning how this came about.

I don't tend to discuss my CUK bons mots with any of my clients.

The_Equalizer
28th June 2017, 08:58
I don't tend to discuss my CUK bons mots with any of my clients.

Probably for the best. Still, a bit of proper background research in this instance wouldn't do you any harm. :wink

BoredBloke
28th June 2017, 09:27
Secondly, only old people vote Tory. Every year as their voting base die off the pendulum moves towards Labour at a rate of roughly 2% per year. The harking back to Victorian Britain has very little appeal to the young.

In an aging population where life expectancy is increasing, the 2% who shuffle off are being replaced by slightly more than 2%, and this 2% will live longer than the 2% they replaced!

BlasterBates
28th June 2017, 10:25
The UK negotiators seem to have got the wrong end of the stick.

Brexit news - key Juncker aide takes swipe at unprepared British negotiating team | Politics | News | Express.co.uk (http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/822196/Brexit-news-key-Juncker-aide-swipe-unprepared-British-negotiating-team)


A KEY advisor to European Union chief Jean-Claude Juncker today took a swipe at British negotiators for being ignorant about the EU and warned them to get used to being pushed around by Brussels.

The EU negotiators have "attitude".

:D

northernladyuk
28th June 2017, 10:28
The UK negotiators seem to have got the wrong end of the stick.

Brexit news - key Juncker aide takes swipe at unprepared British negotiating team | Politics | News | Express.co.uk (http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/822196/Brexit-news-key-Juncker-aide-swipe-unprepared-British-negotiating-team)



The EU negotiators have "attitude".

:D

It's not fair!

SueEllen
28th June 2017, 11:06
The UK negotiators seem to have got the wrong end of the stick.

Brexit news - key Juncker aide takes swipe at unprepared British negotiating team | Politics | News | Express.co.uk (http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/822196/Brexit-news-key-Juncker-aide-swipe-unprepared-British-negotiating-team)



The EU negotiators have "attitude".

:D

Well if they are as thick as David Davis it is no wonder the EU negotiators are peed off.

The_Equalizer
28th June 2017, 11:08
Well if they are as thick as David Davis it is no wonder the EU negotiators are peed off.

Single parent council estate kids eh!

SueEllen
28th June 2017, 11:15
Single parent council estate kids eh!

I would have hired a negotiation team that were like Ruth Davidson.

Europeans seem to like Scottish accents and people who call a spade a spade.

northernladyuk
28th June 2017, 11:16
I would have hired a negotiation team that were like Ruth Davidson.

Europeans seem to like Scottish accents and people who call a spade a spade.

So we send in Mike Reid?

The_Equalizer
28th June 2017, 11:16
I would have hired a negotiation team that were like Ruth Davidson.

Europeans seem to like Scottish accents and people who call a spade a spade.

I guess she's too busy kicking Sturgeon up the backside.

The_Equalizer
28th June 2017, 11:22
I would have hired a negotiation team that were like Ruth Davidson.

Europeans seem to like Scottish accents and people who call a spade a spade.

In my younger days I had a thing for the Scottish accent so much so that I applied to do Naval Architecture up at Strathclyde (or at least I think it was there). These days you have to check whether they are onside or ScooterScot.

northernladyuk
28th June 2017, 11:22
I guess she's too busy kicking Sturgeon up the backside.

She seems to be the only competent Tory younger than Ken Clarke. Possibly Hammond - can't quite work him out.

billybiro
28th June 2017, 12:07
That last bit was about someone on here saying that labour let loads of immigrants in and then get them all to vote labour by giving them free stuff - not sure how true that is but....

Like what the tories do with multi-billion international corporations?

original PM
28th June 2017, 12:11
Like what the tories do with multi-billion international corporations?

Last time I looked corporations cannot vote?

But I guess?

northernladyuk
28th June 2017, 12:32
Last time I looked corporations cannot vote?

But I guess?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_of_London_Corporation#Voters

AtW
28th June 2017, 15:12
Last time I looked corporations cannot vote? But I guess?

They vote with their money.

HTH

billybiro
29th June 2017, 12:44
Last time I looked corporations cannot vote?

But I guess?

But corporations are run by people?

BrilloPad
29th June 2017, 12:45
But corporations are run by people?

No. By GALs.

HTH

original PM
29th June 2017, 13:11
But corporations are run by people?

Yes but if they are able to vote in the Uk they would do anyway - regardless of whether they run a corporation or not?

And then they would vote in their own best interests?

I wonder if there is a correlation between how much money people have and which way they vote....

:rolleyes: