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by Croydon13013
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 406
Views: 11481

Re: Brexit consequences

Would the UK actually be forced to implement a border between NI and the republic? The EU might have to but do we? What if we just didn't? Yes. I'd like more information on the permutations. Obviously this wouldn't satisfy the racist-right as it would allow "millions" of illegals to flood in (as if...
by Croydon13013
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 406
Views: 11481

Re: Brexit consequences

I was certainly aware of it and it's oft been said that the referendum was only advisory. But those horses have well and truly bolted. I had thought so, but everything is turning around slowly and who knows where we will be in a year's time? I suspect that arguments about the validity of the refere...
by Croydon13013
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 406
Views: 11481

Re: Brexit consequences

Has anyone already linked to this doc on this thread?: http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/CBP-7212/CBP-7212.pdf Guidance Note to all MPs before the vote on the referendum. Lots of interesting stuff. Section 5: "This referendum is advisory only. It doesn't bind either Parliament o...
by Croydon13013
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Humour.
Topic: Cheddarman
Replies: 4
Views: 57

Cheddarman

Britain First and UKIP reaction to the news that "Cheddarman" was black has been causing much amusement. It has become a weird First Britain v Britain First debate and, of course, the racists have lost spectacularly. Inevitably Daily Mail readers have lead the way: https://www.thepoke.co.uk/2018/02/...
by Croydon13013
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: In The News.
Topic: Bad news for UKIP.
Replies: 38
Views: 1003

Re: Bad news for UKIP.

Maybe not the Tories: apparently UKIP members suspect that Bolton might be a Lib Dem agent, sent to destroy the party from within. :lol :lol Brilliant UKIP logic. Obviously the LibDumb priority would be to destroy a party with even less support than they have rather than try to get votes back from ...
by Croydon13013
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Humour.
Topic: The Rochdale Herald
Replies: 10
Views: 198

Re: The Rochdale Herald

Tony.Williams wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:49 am
We just want a fairer, kinder society for everybody we don’t execute in the purge, say Momentum leaders
Your name is now on the list.

:devil
by Croydon13013
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: So much for the youthquake
Replies: 1
Views: 38

Re: So much for the youthquake

I'm sceptical about that article. It says: "one polling organisation suggested that turnout among 18 to 24-year-olds went up by as much as 16 percentage points, another suggested an increase of 12 points." But then one poll by "the British Election Study" conducted face-to-face, says otherwise. I'm ...
by Croydon13013
Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 406
Views: 11481

Re: Brexit consequences

If momentum are pro-remain then surely they are at odds with Corbyn who has always been to some extent anti EU and even now when I suspect realpolitik has supplanted his socialist idealism, is not exactly beating the remainer drum. Indeed. They are at odds with Corbyn over the EU and also with Jon ...
by Croydon13013
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 406
Views: 11481

Re: Brexit consequences

However the speaker may have meant it, that doesn't alter the fact that making such statements can only inflame people on both sides - those supporters who might be inspired to follow suit and assume that they have licence to do so, and those on the other side who love to take offence and grab any ...
by Croydon13013
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: In The News.
Topic: Bad news for UKIP.
Replies: 38
Views: 1003

Re: Bad news for UKIP.

Poor sod could have kept his girlfriend after all. But maybe, just maybe, it was the lure of power that drew her, rather than his obviously irresistible attractiveness. :ey She was working as a racist in a cocktail bar when he met her. But even then she knew she'd find a much better place either wi...
by Croydon13013
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 406
Views: 11481

Re: Brexit consequences

I don't see how being a "respected university lecturer" makes saying such things in public any more acceptable - quite the reverse, IMO, I would expect higher standards and more responsible behaviour. People are quick enough to pour their hate into the Twittersphere as it is without being encourage...
by Croydon13013
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: In The News.
Topic: Bad news for UKIP.
Replies: 38
Views: 1003

Re: Bad news for UKIP.

Fake news - the vote of no confidence was not unanimous - one H. Bolton voted against! :ey Yes. That seems to be correct. Almost every single media outlet, including the BBC, were wrong. And none of them seemed to know what a "vote of no confidence" is. If the person who has been voted against does...
by Croydon13013
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 406
Views: 11481

Re: Brexit consequences

And more: Momentum Facebook groups have discussed the deselection of MPs who defy party leader Jeremy Corbyn and described Blairite factions as hard-Right extremists and “scabs”. Again, I don't see a problem here. This is democracy, not hate. If the above quote is the best that the right-wing can c...
by Croydon13013
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 406
Views: 11481

Re: Brexit consequences

One example, from The Times: Speakers at a conference run by the Corbynista group Momentum discussed launching a campaign of hate against the prime minister’s husband Philip May at the start of the general election. Asked what the left should do during the campaign, Paolo Gerbaudo, director of the ...
by Croydon13013
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Brexit consequences
Replies: 406
Views: 11481

Re: Brexit consequences

I think that such abuse isn't caused by events like Brexit, it's a result of everyone suddenly finding that instead of having no-one to complain to about developments they don't like, they've now got everyone to complain to or blame. It doesn't just happen over Brexit, it happens whenever any even ...