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CCS
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(10-06-2017, 09:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by TrutaS

If May leaves, do you know what legally has to happen? Do we have another election, or is she replaced by another conservative leader chosen from within the party? If it's the latter I'm scared a complete brexit hard-liner may take charge and make things worse.

She'd be replaced by another Tory, there would only be another election if they want one.
CyclopsRock
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(10-06-2017, 11:42 AM)
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http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/politi...20171006137056

What about no prime minister, suggests Britain
06-10-17

BRITAIN has given its backing to a radical new plan of replacing Theresa May with nobody at all and leaving the post permanently vacant.

As plotting against the prime minister gathers strength, the country has largely agreed with the Tories that there are no suitable candidates and suggested Downing Street should be left fallow for the immediate future.

Nail artist Nikki Hollis said: “Not Boris. Not Rudd. Not Rees-Mogg or Davis or Leadsom or any of the rest, and you know what? Not Corbyn either.

“There’s no shame in admitting that the UK has absolutely no credible candidates for leadership and just calling it quits and muddling along for a bit. Hey, better no deal than a bad deal, right?

“May’s already essentially a vacancy at the top. We’d just be making it formal.”

A Downing Street spokesman said: “I could still come out here and say we want a great deal that works for everyone even without anyone actually in charge, so why not?

“And if nobody’s using her room we could turn it into a gym.”

Dan27
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(10-06-2017, 11:44 AM)
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How about no House of Commons?

and while we're at it, no House of Lords.

They're all knobs.
CCS
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(10-06-2017, 11:46 AM)
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How about we run everything by referenda?

Maximum taking back control ;)
JonnyDBrit
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(10-06-2017, 11:48 AM)
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I mean, it would technically be a return to tradition. Take us back to a time before Robert Walpole.
Mindwipe
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(10-06-2017, 11:49 AM)
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Originally Posted by CyclopsRock

http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/politi...20171006137056

Depressingly this has been my electoral outlook for the last five years. We have such a paucity of talent and such a bad political system that nihilism seems like the only reasonable response - every collapse, every bit of government shambles is further evidence to the public that FPTP is dead.
CyclopsRock
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(10-06-2017, 11:54 AM)
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Originally Posted by JonnyDBrit

I mean, it would technically be a return to tradition. Take us back to a time before Robert Walpole.

Before Charles II in fact!
PJV3
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(10-06-2017, 12:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mindwipe

Depressingly this has been my electoral outlook for the last five years. We have such a paucity of talent and such a bad political system that nihilism seems like the only reasonable response - every collapse, every bit of government shambles is further evidence to the public that FPTP is dead.

I blame the people not the politicians, I don't even think PR could save us anymore.
CCS
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(10-06-2017, 12:43 PM)
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Theresa May says she's providing "calm leadership with the full support of her cabinet".

This feels a bit like a character in a horror film saying "everything's going to be alright".
CyclopsRock
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(10-06-2017, 03:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by CCS

Theresa May says she's providing "calm leadership with the full support of her cabinet".

This feels a bit like a character in a horror film saying "everything's going to be alright".

who's the sexy blond girl who is just interested in sex?

Oh wait...



RIP Sajid Javid.
CCS
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(10-06-2017, 03:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by CyclopsRock

who's the sexy blond girl who is just interested in sex?

Oh wait...



RIP Sajid Javid.

Cheers for the mental image :P
Crab
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(10-06-2017, 03:29 PM)
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Liz Truss has a known interest in the pork(ing) market.
CCS
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(10-06-2017, 03:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by Crab

Liz Truss has a known interest in the pork(ing) market.

That clip of her getting angry about cheese remains the greatest conference moment ever.

EDIT: found it! https://youtu.be/0YxhIq6t6Fk
CyclopsRock
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(10-06-2017, 03:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by CCS

Cheers for the mental image :P

This is increasingly my role in this thread.
Uzzy
(10-06-2017, 05:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by JonnyDBrit

I mean, it would technically be a return to tradition. Take us back to a time before Robert Walpole.

Who knows who orchestrated this state of affairs, who caused May's cough, handed out credentials and messed with the stage? Who could it possibly be? It was Walpole.
CCS
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(10-06-2017, 05:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by Uzzy

Who knows who orchestrated this state of affairs, who caused May's cough, handed out credentials and messed with the stage? Who could it possibly be? It was Walpole.

How many Extra History viewers do we have in this thread?
Camp Freddie
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(10-06-2017, 09:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by CCS

How many Extra History viewers do we have in this thread?

Probably more than the number of Tory party members who are below retirement age.
sohois
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(10-06-2017, 09:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by CyclopsRock

http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/politi...20171006137056

Sortition for PM
CCS
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(10-06-2017, 09:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by Camp Freddie

Probably more than the number of Tory party members who are below retirement age.

10/10 :P
Uzzy
(10-06-2017, 10:41 PM)
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Today's Telegraph Cartoon.

Dan27
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(10-06-2017, 11:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by Uzzy

Today's Telegraph Cartoon.

That is excellent.
JonnyDBrit
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(10-06-2017, 11:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by Uzzy

Today's Telegraph Cartoon.

Goddamn.
Dorsal Axe
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(10-06-2017, 11:40 PM)
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That's going to be one for the ages. Perfection.
Coriolanus
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(10-07-2017, 01:20 AM)
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most excellent.

do wish that one of the knives had a yellow horsehair handle tho.
CharmingCharlie
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(10-07-2017, 01:41 AM)
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OK OK I think it is time we took it down a notch. I mean sure the Tory party can be mean and nasty, but they have done good things for this country. I mean it was the Conservative party that created the NHS ........................... wait......... what......... seriously ...... No not seriously but that is what Jeremy Fucking Cunt is claiming :-

https://www.thelondoneconomic.com/ne...history/03/10/
Maledict
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(10-07-2017, 11:26 AM)
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I love the newspaper headlines today. May is urged to restore her authority by doing what’s she’s told by a bunch of nameless backbench MPs tell her to do and sack Boris...

Not entirely sure how that increases her authority!
tuxfool
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(10-07-2017, 05:16 PM)
lol telegraph:

https://twitter.com/ThatTimWalker/st...97154906628096
D4Danger
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(10-07-2017, 05:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by tuxfool

lol telegraph:



https://twitter.com/ThatTimWalker/st...97154906628096

they know the coup has failed.

she should've sacked Boris last week.
Spuck-uk
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(10-09-2017, 02:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dan27

How about no House of Commons?

and while we're at it, no House of Lords.

They're all knobs.

How about No Gods

No Masters

TomWaitsForNoMan
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(10-09-2017, 11:53 PM)

Originally Posted by Spuck-uk

How about No Gods

No Masters

Replace the black with more red imo
Spuck-uk
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(10-10-2017, 02:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by TomWaitsForNoMan

Replace the black with more red imo

Dirtyshubb
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(10-10-2017, 07:01 PM)
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Anyone catch May's stint on Lbc?

God she really is terrible, just dodge and cover the whole time.

I also learned that she visited my old school and then on twitter that it's getting a £359k budget cut. It's the only choice of schools for a lot of families in lambeth so it's really sad and angering to hear.
TomWaitsForNoMan
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(10-10-2017, 07:19 PM)

Originally Posted by Spuck-uk

Rest in Power
Roberto Larcos
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(10-15-2017, 05:14 PM)
In other news...

The youth wing of the Labour Party, Young Labour, has today wholly abandoned the principles of internationalism which had been a major part of the party’s platform for decades, by calling for unilateral withdrawal from NATO, scrapping freedom of movement, and voting against a motion calling for a two-state solution in the Middle East.

One former Labour staffer is not best pleased:

#YL17 votes against keeping freedom of movement, appalling!

#YL17 have voted against a two-state solution between Israel and Palestine. Absolutely ridiculous

Abandon NATO
Nationalise the banks
Introduce capital control
No to a 2-state solution
Scrap freedom of movement

Summary of #YL17 👆

avaya
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(10-15-2017, 05:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by Roberto Larcos

In other news...



One former Labour staffer is not best pleased:

Jesus christ.
War Peaceman
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(10-15-2017, 05:31 PM)
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I really don't understand these people. What the fuck is going on?!
GarthVaderUK
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(10-15-2017, 06:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by War Peaceman

I really don't understand these people. What the fuck is going on?!

Youth are on social media more than anyone else, maybe the Russian online propaganda machine and campaign of division is rubbing off on them too just like it's been rubbing off on the right. We've already got examples of them playing both sides on social media to stir up trouble.
Last edited by GarthVaderUK; 10-15-2017 at 06:34 PM.
D4Danger
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(10-15-2017, 06:57 PM)
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More edge than the new pound coin that lot
EmiPrime
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(10-15-2017, 07:00 PM)
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IME young people who are politically active and on the left have a massive blind spot regarding Russia. It's almost comical.
GarthVaderUK
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(10-15-2017, 07:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by EmiPrime

IME young people who are politically active and on the left have a massive blind spot regarding Russia. It's almost comical.

We've got the young left parroting Russian propaganda and the right respecting Putin :P
GarthVaderUK
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(10-15-2017, 11:13 PM)
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Britain's missing billions: Revised figures reveal UK is £490bn poorer than previously thought

Britain is £490billion poorer than thought and no longer has any reserve of net foreign assets to help protect against any damage to the economy from Brexit.

The revision to the national accounts in the ONS’s so-called Blue Book means that the UK’s net international investment position has collapsed from a surplus of £469bn to a net deficit of £22bn - equivalent to a quarter of GDP.

The revised figures show the country owns far fewer international assets and owes far more to foreign investors than previously thought.

“Half a trillion pounds has gone missing,” said Mark Capleton, the UK rates strategist at Bank of America.

The effective write down in the value of “UK plc” could make it harder to defend sterling and the British debt markets against a run on the pound after Britain leaves the European Union.

Company profits were lower than forecast, and a large amount of supposed assets held by firms were in fact disguised forms of lending to UK households.

The revision is disturbing given that foreign direct investment into Britain has collapsed, plummeting from a net £120bn in the first half of last year to a net outflow of £25bn this year.

The apparent resilience of these flows shortly after the Brexit referendum was an illusion, since the funds had already been committed earlier.

The Bank of New York Mellon, the world’s biggest custodian of assets, said there had been a marked deterioration over recent weeks in purchases of sterling stocks and bonds by ‘real money’ players such as pension funds and sovereign wealth funds.

Simon Derrick, the bank’s currency strategist, said: “The outflows from the UK began in mid-August. The big buyers are disappearing.”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/...-490bn-poorer/
CTLance
(10-16-2017, 04:30 AM)
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I profess to my complete and utter lack of knowledge in all things accounting, but still, a sudden lack of several hundred billion quid sounds pretty darn scary. This is IT crowd "stand up and hop out of the window" territory for me. Yikes.

Time to whip those lazy farmers some more. How dare they neglect UK's money trees.
Maledict
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(10-16-2017, 08:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by CTLance

I profess to my complete and utter lack of knowledge in all things accounting, but still, a sudden lack of several hundred billion quid sounds pretty darn scary. This is IT crowd "stand up and hop out of the window" territory for me. Yikes.

Time to whip those lazy farmers some more. How dare they neglect UK's money trees.

Chris Grayling said in an interview that if tariffs on food from Southern Europe went up as a result of Brexit, then British farmers would just grow more in response and prices wouldn’t change. That might be why the money trees aren’t working.

That’s easily the most stupid statement from a politician since Friday.
KingSnake
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(10-16-2017, 08:37 AM)
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That's a hell lot of foreign investment gone. I guess everybody quietly started to pull out of UK.
Dan27
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(10-16-2017, 08:47 AM)
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Originally Posted by KingSnake

That's a hell lot of foreign investment gone. I guess everybody quietly started to pull out of UK.

Everyone was invoking well thought out plans as soon as the Leave vote was declared.

I would be keen to know the timescale of that Blue Book depletion..
tuxfool
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(10-16-2017, 08:57 AM)

Originally Posted by Dan27

Everyone was invoking well thought out plans as soon as the Leave vote was declared.

I would be keen to know the timescale of that Blue Book depletion..

According to the article things weren't in good shape even before the brexit vote. Brexit just makes it worse.
Dan27
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(10-16-2017, 09:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by tuxfool

According to the article things weren't in good shape even before the brexit vote. Brexit just makes it worse.

Good lord :(

Suicide.
slider
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(10-16-2017, 10:57 AM)
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Someone get a fucking grip. There's millions of people in this country and, whilst an awful lot of them are thick and detestable, the consequences of Brexit combined with political and financial ineptitude will probably be disastrous.

Unless we make a shit load of delicious, nutritious jam.

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