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E.U: Leave or Stay? Your thoughts.

Discussion in 'Serious' started by TheBlackSwordsMan, 22 Feb 2016.

  1. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    The EU did this last time too when W last tried steel Tarrifs [which negatively impacted the UK]...

    They levelled tarrifs on Oranges... not the most lucrative export for the US, but it is a key industry in Florida, the state his brother was governer of at the time, and a potential swing state in that year's elections.

    ...W promplty caved and dropped the tarrifs.
     
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  2. VipersGratitude

    VipersGratitude Well-Known Member

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    Tinfoil hat time: The tories are pushing through a massively unpopular policy; All it's flaws become more and more exposed with each passing day and then a dead Russian turns up. I've read at least two headlines containing the phrase "Ready for war" in the past week, and history shows that nothing bolsters blind patriotic deference than a good ol' war. Could this be the next incident of disaster capitalism at work? Could this be a false flag?
     
  3. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    It could be Faux-Thatcher's attempt at a Falklands... But I don't think anyone in the govt is competent enough to pull anything off...


    Also 'Ready for War' is a joke... given the current state of the cut to shreds armed forces... They're barely ready for dealing with a hen do at kicking out time...
     
  4. Corky42

    Corky42 What did walle eat for breakfast?

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    At least if we have a proper war we won't have to keep pretending that the nations finances are comparable with a household budget.
     
  5. VipersGratitude

    VipersGratitude Well-Known Member

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    Well, he's still alive isn't he? :hehe:

    As for "Ready for War" it's the evocative propaganda that counts here, not the reality of the situation.
     
  6. Nexxo

    Nexxo Bargaining chip

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  7. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    ...remove all evidence that you tried?
     
  8. Anfield

    Anfield Well-Known Member

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    A bunch of old cases are being examined again as well:

    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news...rders-inquiry-into-russia-linked-deaths-in-uk
     
  9. RedFlames

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    Texas was his home state. His brother Jeb was Governer of Florida from 1999 to 2007.
     
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  11. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Derp, i knew there was a family connection involved but clearly forgot what it was... I have corrected my post.

    In any case I can see the EU doing more or less the same thing again, Republicans are twitchy enough about the upcoming mid-terms as it is...
     
  12. Risky

    Risky Well-Known Member

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    Put the tinfoil away.

    I really don't think there is anyone in the UK parliament on any side that would be willing to sanction using a nerve agent in a British town to murder a couple of random foreigners for an unlikely political gain.

    In Russia however things are different.
     
  13. Risky

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    There is a lot of opposition to this from Republicans in the Senate and House:

    Ben Sasse normally makes sense and he's pretty blunt here:
     
  14. RedFlames

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    Hopefully for House Republicans, fear of losing their jobs in November helps them overcome their utter unwillingness to meaningfully challenge Trump on anything.
     
  15. VipersGratitude

    VipersGratitude Well-Known Member

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    Just like they wouldn't collude with terrorist organisations to enact extra judicial executions on British soil, huh? Or what about supply those same terrorists with detonators...you know, for bombs? And don't forget that when our glorious leader was simply trying to make a name for herself as home secretary - not leading us through major constitutional change as PM - signed off on the illegal and indiscriminate spying on British citizens.

    I'm not saying I absolutely believe that it was a false flag, merely that we should keep the possibility in mind as events progress - Cui bono?
     
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  16. RedFlames

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    So we're now at 'Bloody foreigners... stealing our bloody foreigners...'

    [​IMG]
     
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  17. Corky42

    Corky42 What did walle eat for breakfast?

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    Hey, that carpet was bought and paid for by some very nice people wearing ushankas speaking a strange foreign language, they were great guys but they sure loved a drink, i think it was vodka.
     
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    SRSLY? You think a Government this inept could pull this off?
     
  19. VipersGratitude

    VipersGratitude Well-Known Member

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    SRSLY? You think they would do something like this personally?
     
  20. Guest-23315

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    Personally knowing people who work in the Cabinet Office and other Gov Departments....?

    No. They couldn't arrange a piss up in a bloody brewery.

    EDIT: woot woot 10K.
     

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