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Re: Brexit

#8061  Postby zerne » Jun 08, 2019 10:09 pm

It's the Conservative Party, being a cunt is practically a given.. :grin:

You have to be more specific. Is she worse that Andrea Leadsom?
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Re: Brexit

#8062  Postby ronmcd » Jun 08, 2019 10:22 pm

zerne wrote:It's the Conservative Party, being a cunt is practically a given.. :grin:

You have to be more specific. Is she worse that Andrea Leadsom?


She's an amateur in the evil stakes.

Matt_B wrote:I'd think that Esther McVile's period as Secretary of State for Work and PensionsStarving People to Death ought to have finished her career.

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Re: Brexit

#8063  Postby ronmcd » Jun 08, 2019 10:28 pm

She said the rise of food banks was 'positive' and 'expected'
She said benefit sanctions 'help' people find work and compared claimants to school children
She vowed to take 300,000 people's disability benefits saying 'bodies heal'
She said jobseekers would be sanctioned for refusing a zero-hours contract
She said there was 'no robust evidence' that linked soaring food bank use to welfare cuts
for example.
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Re: Brexit

#8064  Postby Cito di Pense » Jun 08, 2019 10:31 pm

ronmcd wrote:
BlackBart wrote:Sounds like a firm of solicitors;
Shipley, Filibuster and Cunt.


Shipley, Filibuster and Cunt. Solicitors to the Royal Family.


Better:

Dewey, Cheatham, and Howe (courtesy of Car Talk)

and

Yagata, Dickham, Hardincourt, and Wynn
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Re: Brexit

#8065  Postby Thommo » Jun 09, 2019 12:10 am

This struck me as interesting news the other day:

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/jean-claude-j ... 43821.html
Jean-Claude Juncker has complained that as president of the European Commission he does not have a “stately home” to live in or a private jet, according to reports.

The Times says the EC president feels “embarrassed” at the lack of an official residence to entertain visiting diplomats and world leaders.

The top EU official has revealed his personal embarrassment at not having an impressive official residence to entertain European or world leaders.


I seem to recall there was some discussion, somewhere along this long journey, about whether Juncker was a civil servant and whether that justified his appointment rather than election. I wondered whether there were any heads of civil servants in the world who expressed similar regret, or had similar trappings.
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Re: Brexit

#8066  Postby Spearthrower » Jun 10, 2019 10:47 am

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-48577579

Tory leadership contest: Boris Johnson pledges income tax cut for high earners

Boris Johnson has pledged to cut income tax bills for people earning more than £50,000 a year if he wins the race to succeed Theresa May as prime minister.

The former foreign secretary told the Telegraph he would use money currently set aside for a no-deal Brexit to raise the 40% tax rate threshold to £80,000.


Because that's just what the UK needs most. After years of austerity, the top earners are feeling the pinch! This is why the masses voted to leave the EU, to take the unbearable financial strain off the wealthy!
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Re: Brexit

#8067  Postby tuco » Jun 10, 2019 12:58 pm

Thommo wrote:This struck me as interesting news the other day:

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/jean-claude-j ... 43821.html
Jean-Claude Juncker has complained that as president of the European Commission he does not have a “stately home” to live in or a private jet, according to reports.

The Times says the EC president feels “embarrassed” at the lack of an official residence to entertain visiting diplomats and world leaders.

The top EU official has revealed his personal embarrassment at not having an impressive official residence to entertain European or world leaders.


I seem to recall there was some discussion, somewhere along this long journey, about whether Juncker was a civil servant and whether that justified his appointment rather than election. I wondered whether there were any heads of civil servants in the world who expressed similar regret, or had similar trappings.


Probably not. Presidents, just as monarchs, tend to live in impressive residences so they don't feel "embarrassed" I guess. I do not understand why it has to be impressive myself, however, never really heard anyone complaining about it or disputing it. Where does the British PM meet presidents?

Look son, this is where the president lives. I was never impressed but I was never impressed by the authorities so to me it was a cool story.
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Re: Brexit

#8068  Postby ronmcd » Jun 10, 2019 3:33 pm

Spearthrower wrote:https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-48577579

Tory leadership contest: Boris Johnson pledges income tax cut for high earners

Boris Johnson has pledged to cut income tax bills for people earning more than £50,000 a year if he wins the race to succeed Theresa May as prime minister.

The former foreign secretary told the Telegraph he would use money currently set aside for a no-deal Brexit to raise the 40% tax rate threshold to £80,000.


Because that's just what the UK needs most. After years of austerity, the top earners are feeling the pinch! This is why the masses voted to leave the EU, to take the unbearable financial strain off the wealthy!


Great plan, Boris.

National Insurance is not devolved. So, Scots will subsidise the Boris Johnson plan to use increased NICs to (partly) pay for a tax break for higher earners in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. 12% NIC threshold will rise to £80k across whole UK, but Scotland won't get benefit

https://twitter.com/ChrisMusson/status/ ... 8996793344
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Re: Brexit

#8071  Postby Scot Dutchy » Jun 10, 2019 6:40 pm

What gets me is they all talk about a "new" deal but THERE IS NOT ONE! May got her deal and that's it.
Johnson is Trump's puppet. Just FUCK OFF UK. WE DONT NEED YOU.

This thread is the Brexit thread. Not the tory/labour fantasy thread. There is nothing moving on Brexit. There are just a load of wankers who think they have something to say. Farage demanding to take part in the "negotiations". Which ones are they?
So fucking useless. Once again the PES is in full bloom especially after the D-day celebrations.
Tax cuts for the rich? Stand by England 51st state coming.

Does anybody in that fucking dump of an island actually realise what is going on? I doubt it.

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Re: Brexit

#8072  Postby Beatsong » Jun 10, 2019 8:00 pm

But what do you think about Corbyn and the antisemitism accusations, Scot? Interesting times, eh?
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Re: Brexit

#8073  Postby Scot Dutchy » Jun 10, 2019 8:50 pm

It does not bother me Beatsong. I could not care bugger all what happens. It is the arrogance that gets me. THe UK has FA to say about its relationship with the EU. It is fucked thanks to the Brexiteers. In 143 days we will be finally be rid of you. The way it looks being the 51st state in all but name is appearing to be a strong possibility. What Corbyn or any other idiot who becomes PM will make not one iota of difference. Once out of the EU America will thanks to its stooges take over. Welcome all the crap you get from them.

Do you honestly think anything will happen before Halloween? It cant and there will be no further extension. Remember there will be fresh leaders in charge of the EU and they have already indicated that a much harder line will be taken with the UK.
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Re: Brexit

#8074  Postby Matt_B » Jun 10, 2019 9:30 pm



Mark Harper is presumably the Invisible Man. :)
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Re: Brexit

#8075  Postby Ironclad » Jun 10, 2019 10:31 pm

52nd state. :smoke:
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Re: Brexit

#8076  Postby Matt_B » Jun 10, 2019 11:58 pm

Ironclad wrote:52nd state. :smoke:


2nd Puerto Rico more like.

To become a state would require giving everyone some rights and a vote.
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Re: Brexit

#8077  Postby Scot Dutchy » Jun 11, 2019 4:59 pm

The arrogance of these tory gits. They all talk about renegotiating the deal and passing laws to stop a no deal taking place.

Once again the EU has warned them all that there will be no renegotiation on any part of the May deal.

The fuckers are so fucking arrogant they think they have something to say. BUT THEY ARE FUCKED AS THE UK IS.

142 days and the UK is fucking out THANK FUCK.
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Re: Brexit

#8078  Postby Scot Dutchy » Jun 11, 2019 5:00 pm

Ironclad wrote:52nd state. :smoke:


It is disputed but what the hell.
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Re: Brexit

#8079  Postby Cito di Pense » Jun 12, 2019 9:02 am

Scot Dutchy wrote:It does not bother me Beatsong. I could not care bugger all what happens.


Scot Dutchy wrote:The arrogance of these tory gits.


You have an impedance mismatch, here, Scot. You don't know what you want, except to be disgruntled, and you never really rise above expressing how disgruntled you are with whatever you left behind, something you could, you say, not care less about.

You're all, "Look at me! I'm Scot, and I'm angry! Oh, wait. No. I'm Scot, and I'm smug about how great it is in NL compared with UK. Look at those poor sods, who didn't have the gumption to get out when the gettin' was good."
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Re: Brexit

#8080  Postby Scot Dutchy » Jun 12, 2019 9:11 am

What happens internally in the UK does not bother me but the arrogance shown externally which I find totally unacceptable. Those tory gits actually thinks they can make demands on the EU? But that is the story they are bantering about. Alex Johnson especially is going on as if he will tell the EU what to do. He seems to think and many in his party his close association with Trump gives him gives him some sort of power.
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