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    :eyes How wonderfully naive that he initially...

    :eyes

    How wonderfully naive that he initially didn’t know. The Tories, of course, didn’t have any such doubts. Good thing we avoided “chaos with Miliband”....
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    There’s no logic in voting Corbyn, but that may...

    There’s no logic in voting Corbyn, but that may only apply if you live in Islington.

    In my case I would consider both Conservative and Labour Brexit policies to be damaging to the country....
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    Labour Brexit policy

    Alternatively, their manifesto resulted in a reduced majority and a minority government, showing that it too had been rejected. The point though is that Labour is perfectly entitled to change their...
  4. Thread: Snowflake

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    And yet, the inescapable fact is they they can...

    And yet, the inescapable fact is they they can veto a future trade deal.

    It’s almost as if being in a “union” of some kind amplifies their power.....




    TBH there are all sorts of...
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    Yes. And their manifesto was rejected by the...

    Yes. And their manifesto was rejected by the electorate.

    Do try to keep up!
  6. Poll: I’ll go for “justiciable, but in this case not...

    I’ll go for “justiciable, but in this case not illegal”.

    Everybody wins.
  7. Thread: Snowflake

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    The British people? Absolutely yes, perhaps you...

    The British people? Absolutely yes, perhaps you missed the protests against Trump and Xi Jinping.

    Would the US or China administrations, knowing that there was sensitivity in their visits,...
  8. Darn right. Any day now those German automobile...

    Darn right. Any day now those German automobile manufacturers are going to come riding in and save the day.

    How’s the weather in 2016, John?
  9. Thread: The why?

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    So is it the EU’s globalist agenda, or the...

    So is it the EU’s globalist agenda, or the upper-class of Asia?

    It’s hard to keep up when you keep changing your argument.
  10. Erm, what exactly do you think Parliament is...

    Erm, what exactly do you think Parliament is there for?
  11. Thread: Snowflake

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    It was a public press conference. Not the same as...

    It was a public press conference. Not the same as “diplomacy”.




    It was the UK’s angry crowd. They were Brits.


    Status? They probably don’t really care, they’re one of the wealthiest per...
  12. I tend to agree with the argument that if the PM...

    I tend to agree with the argument that if the PM can unilaterally suspend Parliament for as long as he wants for any reason he wants, then what is to stop him suspending it for the full 5 year term...
  13. Thread: The why?

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    It’s probably a bit more complicated than that. ...

    It’s probably a bit more complicated than that.

    “Big business” tends to be more on the straight and narrow. They are more likely to have an international workforce, unions, structured pay grades,...
  14. The Official Most Pathetic UK Prime Ministers thread

    You’re misunderstanding.

    While conference season is on, Parliamentary business can still continue. HoL, etc.

    Proroguing has shut down all Parliamentary business for far longer than 4-5 days,...
  15. Thread: The why?

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    Is there any evidence for your rabid assertion? ...

    Is there any evidence for your rabid assertion?

    Wealth Distribution and Income Inequality by Country 2018 | Global Finance Magazine



    North America (particularly the USA) noted for having a...
  16. FTFY. Will believe it when we see increased...

    FTFY.

    Will believe it when we see increased funding for nursing education, an increased intake in training courses, and a plan that lasts longer than the minimum 3 years that training takes.
    ...
  17. Whoopsiedaisy! Looks like HMG accidentally...

    Whoopsiedaisy! Looks like HMG accidentally illegally approved some arms licences....

    Tory minister apologises for ‘accidentally’ approving illegal sale of military equipment to Saudi Arabia | The...
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    It’s covered in their annual reports. Presumably...

    It’s covered in their annual reports. Presumably simply saying “we spend 2% of our annual expenditure overseas in prevention work and we source major donations specifically for this purpose” sounds...
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    Not true. The U.K. government appears to have...

    Not true.

    The U.K. government appears to have allowed a protest mob in every city of the U.K. that Johnson has visited so far.
  20. Crikey. Sort of. Without the transition period...

    Crikey.

    Sort of. Without the transition period negotiated in the WA, we drop to 3rd country status immediately.

    We also drop to 3rd country status with any country that we currently have any...
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    That would be the argument put forward by the...

    That would be the argument put forward by the official Leave campaign?

    Tell me, how is that looking compared to the reality of the current situation?
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    Cummings appears to confirm that the reason for...

    Cummings appears to confirm that the reason for proroguing is Brexit. His “genius” is only matched by his idiocy in running his mouth off.

    H/t Sunday Times.

    ...
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    That was one of the (dodgier) selling points of...

    That was one of the (dodgier) selling points of Brexit wasn’t it? That being in the EU was racist and denying non-EU citizens the opportunities that FoM offered.

    It’s almost as if the problem...
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    Looks like even the hardline thickos in the ERG...

    Looks like even the hardline thickos in the ERG aren’t safe. Nobody is going to escape the wrath of Dom, the unelected autocrat.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EEakp2NXUAALaOa?format=jpg&name=large
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    Proroguing Parliament declared illegal

    Lol, you make conference season sound exciting. “Totty”? Is it a Labour, Lib Dem, SNP, or Tory conference that you’d find “totty”!

    Perhaps it’s all relative though, a week in Blackpool and even...
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    No-deal import logistics?

    That’s because of the first part of my comment :-)

    A carton of cigarettes (200 ciggies) is, what, £80? Take 20% VAT off, then take roughly £50 excise duty off:

    Tobacco Products Duty rates -...
  27. So, traffic is only twice as bad as a normal day,...

    So, traffic is only twice as bad as a normal day, then?
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    We’ll never know, Parliament didn’t get the...

    We’ll never know, Parliament didn’t get the chance to vote on the period of recess for conference season.
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    See if you can find the draft schedule somewhere...

    See if you can find the draft schedule somewhere on here:
    WTO | 2018 News items - United Kingdom submits draft schedule to the WTO outlining post-Brexit goods commitments

    “Duty free” is...
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    What does their website say, or any other Ts &...

    What does their website say, or any other Ts & Cs?

    Most international importers have something in the fine print that details what happens if there are changes in landed costs (whether through...
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    Official advice from the Government: leaving with...

    Official advice from the Government: leaving with No Deal is a million to one chance.

    Also official advice from the Government: we will leave with No Deal if we have to, and we will resist any...
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    I’m only posting the Government’s assessment of...

    I’m only posting the Government’s assessment of the impact.

    If it’s sh1te, take it up with the Government.
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    Dunno. People that work at refineries, or who use...

    Dunno. People that work at refineries, or who use their car to drive to work in the first two weeks of November?

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EENTC6yWkAEi2fu?format=jpg&name=large
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    Unanimous decision that the PM “misled” (ie lied...

    Unanimous decision that the PM “misled” (ie lied to) the sovereign.

    Leaving aside the decision to prorogue, and the lying, and needing govt docs to be leaked instead of published, there’s still a...
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    Ireland’s EC nominee is due to be confirmed...

    Ireland’s EC nominee is due to be confirmed tomorrow as the new EU chief trade negotiator.

    With Sabine Weyand working alongside him.

    There’s not enough popcorn for this....
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    The vote is at the end of October. The...

    The vote is at the end of October.

    The representative voting on your behalf will be Anne Widdecombe, presumably?
  37. FTFY.

    FTFY.
  38. ollie cole on Twitter: "In other news, Dr David...

    ollie cole on Twitter: "In other news, Dr David Nicholl has taken to College Green with a message for Jacob-Rees Mogg...asks him to repeat his earlier comments outside the House of Commons, and if he...
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    I saw that interview last night. It’s probably...

    I saw that interview last night.

    It’s probably more astounding that the EU representatives are now being so forthright. In the past they would have been more diplomatic and chosen their words...
  40. UK’s Labour would cost companies £300bn in workers’ share swipe

    What do you mean “too”? I didn’t arrive in the U.K. until the 90’s, Maggie is all yours....

    You’re missing the point of my (limited) soclalism. I’ve been a conservative voter most of my life, but...
  41. UK’s Labour would cost companies £300bn in workers’ share swipe

    You’re right, I wasn’t brought brought up under a communist regime.

    I was brought up in the 70s and 80s where workers had to go on strike for hard-fought rights, where ordinary people got their...
  42. Narrator: They were both.

    Narrator: They were both.
  43. Well, it’s an extension of what Leave.eu, UKIP,...

    Well, it’s an extension of what Leave.eu, UKIP, and TBP supporters have done by infiltrating local Conservative associations and running deselection campaigns.
  44. Charming! You must be a great boss to work for...

    Charming!

    You must be a great boss to work for :laugh
  45. They’re just redefining who is creating the...

    They’re just redefining who is creating the wealth and who is taking the risk.

    The mantra has always been that it’s the business owners creating wealth and taking the risk. But it’s not that black...
  46. Ah, the totalitarian way of management - your way...

    Ah, the totalitarian way of management - your way or the highway. You’d be the first one on here complaining when there’s a general strike, of course, which is the other option you didn’t mention... ...
  47. Because that’s the point :eyes A person with...

    Because that’s the point :eyes

    A person with capital of £100 worth of shares in a multi-million company earning an annual income of £4.50 is entitled to speak to the board, once at year at the...
  48. Yes, I understand that. But an AGM is also where...

    Yes, I understand that. But an AGM is also where a shareholder with a minimal amount of shares gets access to the board.

    Where does an employee, with 100% of his/her income coming from the...
  49. Why not? Famously as a student, Jacob...

    Why not?

    Famously as a student, Jacob Rees-Mogg would buy a couple of hundred quids worth of shares and then turn up to AGMs to berate the board over the size of their dividends.

    Why should...
  50. Dunno about that. Hilary Ben’s looking to kick...

    Dunno about that. Hilary Ben’s looking to kick the can down the road to 31 Jan 2020.

    Though Gove did indicate over the weekend that the Government won’t necessarily follow any law laid down by...
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