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« Reply #10065 on: Thursday, July 2, 2020, 15:00:08 »

I imagine he holds all the cards for Trump (and Johnson) to remain in post.


Without going all Conspiracy theory like my Aussie friend the other day...

We all know that those "G<<insert number>> Summit" meetings (not the televised handshakey, smiles and nods, tables and pens bits) are a discreet way for World Leaders to discuss their individual vested economic interests and continue their ongoing tallied score of RISK and Backgammon.

Since 2016, USA never understands the rules and tips the board over when losing, whilst Russia has nearly always cheated in full view, The UK gives it the billy big bollocks but also has no idea how to play. Germany tries to be better every time and takes it incredibly serious but has a wry snigger when the US fails to identify the location of Alberta or Irkutsk. China remain silent the whole time and slowly collect more territories although everyone disputes Siam has been unfairly obtained. The French light a cigarette and shrug their shoulders. In a separate room, unknown to the media, the secretly invited Saudi Arabians play Backgammon. Fed up, confused and slightly over their tantrums of unable to sustain world domination, the US and the UK join KSA; betting on which Arab State will succeed. Whilst picking on the smaller nations to make themselves feel all big and to retain some sense of importance. Ben Wallace is there but no one really knows who he is. The UK and US also have no idea how to play Backgammon.

Brazil enters the room with Corned Beef sandwiches for all.
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« Reply #10066 on: Friday, July 3, 2020, 10:43:49 »

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/boris-johnson-take-knee-black-lives-matter-protests-a9599301.html

Yet two days ago he was suggesting we clap for bankers?
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« Reply #10067 on: Friday, July 3, 2020, 10:59:57 »

Let's be honest we're already in a horrendous recession we just haven't realised yet because there's thousands of zombie companies and jobs being kept artificially alive by furlough and associated schemes (not criticising that btw). Once that support is withdrawn, as it must be eventually, those losses will crystallise. We're not alone in this, pretty much every Western economy has the same problem. We're likely to be harder than most though, according to sources as diverse as the OECD, the FT and the Telegraph

Point taken, just picked up from Private Eye...

-9.1% change in GDP of Greece in 2011 at height of their debt crisis;
-17.0% Change in GDP of Zimbabwe in 2003 after sanctions imposed;
-20.4 Change in GDP of UK in April this year.
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« Reply #10068 on: Friday, July 3, 2020, 15:11:17 »

What were we all worrying about...

https://twitter.com/RupertMyers/status/1278972972817092608?s=20

https://twitter.com/CoppetainPU/status/1278981380102291457?s=20
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« Reply #10069 on: Friday, July 3, 2020, 15:25:03 »

It seems like only last September that Johnson was saying No Deal would be "a massive failure of statecraft"

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/video/2019/sep/09/no-deal-brexit-would-be-a-failure-of-statecraft-says-boris-johnson-video
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« Reply #10070 on: Friday, July 3, 2020, 15:54:54 »

Hmm, don't underestimate Trump's willingness to outright rig the polls or even just claim the election result is fake if he loses and attempt to stay in power anyway.

https://www.newsweek.com/how-trump-could-lose-election-still-remain-president-opinion-1513975
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« Reply #10071 on: Saturday, July 4, 2020, 11:19:44 »

Swindon Borough Council meetings to be steamed live
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« Reply #10072 on: Sunday, July 5, 2020, 20:58:40 »

Cummings planning to slasht the Armed forces by over 25%, including abolishing the Marines. Putin's really getting value for the few millions he spent isn't he?

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/army-to-be-cut-by-20-000-if-no-10-plan-is-approved-bc2zbqm2h
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« Reply #10073 on: Sunday, July 5, 2020, 21:07:19 »

Imagine if Corbyn even mentioned doing something like that.
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« Reply #10074 on: Sunday, July 5, 2020, 22:20:13 »

Can't wait to hear what a good chunk of my squaddie friends (ex and serving) think about this?! They who always voted Tory, on the only basis that they believed they always had an increased budget under their power.

Always questioned whether it was true or not but couldn't be arsed to argue the toss so let it slide. This would be an interesting to see how they vote next time  Soapy Tit Wank
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« Reply #10075 on: Monday, July 6, 2020, 09:45:56 »

Cummings planning to slasht the Armed forces by over 25%, including abolishing the Marines. Putin's really getting value for the few millions he spent isn't he?

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/army-to-be-cut-by-20-000-if-no-10-plan-is-approved-bc2zbqm2h

Next week we will be scrapping Trident and buying the Russian equivalent!
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« Reply #10076 on: Monday, July 6, 2020, 09:47:21 »

Things looking rocky in paradise.... https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1279871372265734147.html
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« Reply #10077 on: Monday, July 6, 2020, 10:24:10 »

are The Leave Alliance ironically named?
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« Reply #10078 on: Monday, July 6, 2020, 11:49:20 »

Oooppps she did it again....

https://zelo-street.blogspot.com/2020/07/priti-patels-unhealthy-lottery-liaison.html (I don't like linking Fenton, but the ST article is paywalled).
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« Reply #10079 on: Monday, July 6, 2020, 11:59:16 »

Oooppps she did it again....

https://zelo-street.blogspot.com/2020/07/priti-patels-unhealthy-lottery-liaison.html (I don't like linking Fenton, but the ST article is paywalled).
Here you go: unpaywalled ST original

https://archive.fo/SxFMN
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