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« Reply #3780 on: Friday, November 2, 2018, 01:15:06 »

As it happens the EU has been an unqualified success.  This must be longest period where no European country has been at ware with another since, well, for a long old time, which was the founding reason.  You achieve that by tying the countries up in knots together - we all rely on each other for economic and social success.  So what if a bunch of sensible laws were passed during that period, better to get decent water quality than bombing each other.

Well not quite accurate, the dissolution of the former Yugoslavia into its historic warring parts, is still a source of concern, as is the whole question of Eastern Europe, and if the notions of western social democracy fit. However not our concern any longer having opted out of having any influence.
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« Reply #3781 on: Friday, November 2, 2018, 03:27:04 »

They were not in the EU
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« Reply #3782 on: Friday, November 2, 2018, 09:16:47 »

I've always been a stats man, so here's my favourite brexit stats:

People keep referring to the brexit bus in the past tense, but actually 42% of Britons still believe the brexit bus myth (lie!)

https://www.ipsos.com/ipsos-mori/en-uk/public-wrong-key-facts-around-brexit-and-impact-eu-membership

The UK government have been on the winning side of EU law maing votes 95% of the time:

https://fullfact.org/europe/eu-facts-behind-claims-uk-influence/



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« Reply #3783 on: Friday, November 2, 2018, 10:12:56 »

Good news for all the Greasy Spoons back in Blighty, except sources say that there may well be a sausage shortage and we'll have to import more of the Spanish type of cured sausage.
tbf, you wouldn't want one that was still poorly Smiley
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« Reply #3784 on: Friday, November 2, 2018, 10:35:10 »

Doesn't he need to be elected as an MP first....

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« Reply #3785 on: Friday, November 2, 2018, 10:35:42 »

They were not in the EU

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This must be longest period where no European country has been at ware with another

Nevertheless European as per quote. The EU gave rapid accession to Slovenia and Croatia after the break up of Yugoslavia, and getting Serbia in is an aim.  However old emnities die hard in the Balkans and Eastern Europe, and things are a long way from being settled.
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« Reply #3786 on: Friday, November 2, 2018, 10:53:44 »

Doesn't he need to be elected as an MP first....



Could be made a Lord.
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« Reply #3787 on: Friday, November 2, 2018, 11:01:21 »

Could be made a Lord.

And most ex-PMs are, to be 'fair'. Nobody has yet fancied the controversy of enobling Blair mind.
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« Reply #3788 on: Friday, November 2, 2018, 11:08:45 »

Could be made a Lord.

When was the last time that one of the 4 major posts was held by someone not sitting as an MP, whilst its historically possible I cannot see it being acceptable to the public these days, and we all know how important the will of the people is.
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« Reply #3789 on: Friday, November 2, 2018, 11:10:41 »

A brain washed Left wing Nazi calling others a Nazi, oh the Irony. My family is Jews so suck on that you self righteous Nazi.

I honestly do not know where to begin.....
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« Reply #3790 on: Friday, November 2, 2018, 11:19:31 »

Cameron must know that his legacy is a car crash.  He wants an opportunity to repair some of the damage before the history books are written.  I'd be surprised if he manages it.
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« Reply #3791 on: Friday, November 2, 2018, 11:21:57 »

Cameron must know that his legacy is a car crash.  He wants an opportunity to repair some of the damage before the history books are written.  I'd be surprised if he manages it.

12 months ago I would have been confident that the Tories would never touch him due to his toxicity, however their ability to completely misjudge the public mood makes me considerably less confident in that position now.
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« Reply #3792 on: Friday, November 2, 2018, 11:24:32 »

When was the last time that one of the 4 major posts was held by someone not sitting as an MP, whilst its historically possible I cannot see it being acceptable to the public these days, and we all know how important the will of the people is.

Lord Carrington as foreign sec under Thatcher, I believe. So not recently at all.
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« Reply #3793 on: Friday, November 2, 2018, 11:32:03 »

Lord Carrington as foreign sec under Thatcher, I believe.
And that went well. Would be quite amusing if Cameron did get away with it in a desperate attempt to salvage his "legacy" and then fucked it up even more. Although it's difficult to see what he could do that would be even more calamitous than his last stab at it, but I'm sure he'd find something, the Eton fuckwit
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« Reply #3794 on: Friday, November 2, 2018, 11:34:30 »

These cunts are so out of touch that I wouldn't be surprised if he doesn't feel he fucked it up
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