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Old 02-26-2017, 11:32 AM   #7201
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Re: Brexit Referendum

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Old 03-13-2017, 06:23 PM   #7202
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Re: Brexit Referendum

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-39262081

Lords pass landmark Brexit bill


Let's get this show on the road!
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Old 03-13-2017, 09:51 PM   #7203
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Lords pass landmark Brexit bill


Let's get this show on the road!
Indeed. Hurray! But then this:


The bill is expected to receive Royal Assent and become law on Tuesday.

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Old 03-14-2017, 02:50 AM   #7204
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Re: Brexit Referendum

Every sane person in the US should now be wishing they had some means of safeguarding its democratic processes and institutions from a rogue leader hell-bent on destroying them.
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Old 03-14-2017, 03:18 AM   #7205
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Indeed. Hurray! But then this:


The bill is expected to receive Royal Assent and become law on Tuesday.

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You don't understand. We like our tribal island ways and kings and queens and banners. It keeps us match-fit for when ze Germans kick off.
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Old 03-14-2017, 06:19 AM   #7206
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Lords pass landmark Brexit bill


Let's get this show on the road!
Yay! trade and political isolation and rising food prices.

But hey the little racist ***** are happy because the Mail patted them on the head.
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Old 03-14-2017, 10:51 AM   #7207
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Yay! trade and political isolation and rising food prices.

But hey the little racist ***** are happy because the Mail patted them on the head.
yay democracy coming home!
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Old 03-14-2017, 11:05 AM   #7208
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That would be Greece...
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Old 03-14-2017, 04:54 PM   #7209
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You don't understand. We like our tribal island ways and kings and queens and banners. It keeps us match-fit for when ze Germans kick off.
Yep. Poland is actually a really good example of this. After they were conquered in 1939 by Germany and the USSR, their government reformed in exile in London, and continued meeting there for the next 50 years.

Of course the Germans and then the Russians put in place there own "Polish" governments which originally had little credibility but as time went on started to be recognised as the genuine government of Poland, and the exiles in London started to be forgotten. Eventually Walesa won the free presidential election in 1990 and President Kaczorowski (the sixth exile president) handed him the seals of the Republic of Poland (which of course the occupiers never had).

The point about that story is that "state seals" are a pretty lame embodiment of a nation - if the Germans had got to Britain and the King and his government had been exiled in Canada or somewhere it would always have been clear to the world that this was the legitimate government of the UK to which its population was loyal.
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Old 03-14-2017, 10:31 PM   #7210
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You don't understand. We like our tribal island ways and kings and queens and banners. It keeps us match-fit for when ze Germans kick off.
Maybe you need a history lesson in where our kings and queens actually come from.
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Old 03-14-2017, 11:04 PM   #7211
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Well, my opinion is that you need to jettison this old style European family/dynasty stuff. You need more modern weapons to stave off the German menace. And the French.
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Old 03-15-2017, 02:45 AM   #7212
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Yep, what we need is more modern dynasties such as the Bush and Trump families to really keep the fascists down.
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Old 03-15-2017, 07:03 AM   #7213
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Re: Brexit Referendum

can I make a housekeeping suggestion that this thread is merged with the UK politics thread? I keep forgetting which thread I currently have an active argument in.
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Old 03-15-2017, 07:48 AM   #7214
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Brexit is a topic that might be interesting for people who are not interested in UK politics in general. I'd prefer to keep it separate.
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Old 03-15-2017, 11:06 AM   #7215
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Most of the discussion in that thread is about brexit too tho.
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Old 03-15-2017, 12:26 PM   #7216
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just lock this thread and come back when there's a deal in place and something real to discuss. the next two years will be dreadful and pointless, just like this entire thing really.
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