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« Reply #4965 on: Thursday, February 7, 2019, 18:33:58 »

He seems like an inspiring fellow.

Serious question, does Swindon have a large UKIP presence its mainly Tory isn't it, have there been UKIP gains candidates etc?
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« Reply #4966 on: Thursday, February 7, 2019, 18:40:38 »


So wedded to freedom of speech is Clegg that he now works for Facebook....

The joy of Facebook.
I once had Jasper Carrott as one of their "friend" suggestions.
Only joined to look at some photos of Panini Calciatori albums that some Italian guy was offering for sale outside of eBay.
(They are works of art by the way.)
I suspect that leaving FB will prove to be much less straightforward than a Brexit negotiation.

As the resources available for law enforcement continue to be eroded, then at some stage, trial, judgement & "execution" by social media night become the reality.
If it isn't already.
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« Reply #4967 on: Thursday, February 7, 2019, 18:48:44 »

"Remember, Brexit means exit."

 Doh
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« Reply #4968 on: Thursday, February 7, 2019, 18:49:43 »

Serious question, does Swindon have a large UKIP presence its mainly Tory isn't it, have there been UKIP gains candidates etc?
Not really no. There was a UKIP candidate at the last election, Martin Costello, who took part in the trashing of the lefty bookshop in London along with some serious far-right nutjobs and has spent a lot of time since trying variously to deny it or justify it. He's one of the organisers (or more likely the organiser) of this Swindon Yellow Vest thing, hilariously one of their campaign aims is freedom of speech (always goes well with book burning, that). Then there's an ex Tory, John Short, who used to work for the council who defected to UKIP who's more the conventional old school UKIP.
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« Reply #4969 on: Thursday, February 7, 2019, 19:28:02 »

SRK's pals are getting proper naughty!
Counter protest on Saturday, at the Cenotaph by the Town Hall at 1 p.m. (tempting, but I'll be at MK!)
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« Reply #4970 on: Thursday, February 7, 2019, 20:21:28 »

Counter protest on Saturday, at the Cenotaph by the Town Hall at 1 p.m. (tempting, but I'll be at MK!)

Hopefully the Swindon Cenotaph Massacre of 9th Feb 2019 won't detract from the chavtastic shopping experience of the indifferent Brexit voting masses on Saturday afternoon.
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« Reply #4971 on: Thursday, February 7, 2019, 20:50:55 »

I'm already putting this yellow vest protest thing to the Benny Hill theme tune in my head.  I'll bet it's going to be a sight to behold.
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« Reply #4972 on: Thursday, February 7, 2019, 21:51:25 »

I'm already putting this yellow vest protest thing to the Benny Hill theme tune in my head.  I'll bet it's going to be a sight to behold.
More likely to be a case of blink and you'll miss it. They only got a couple of dozen loons to the ones in London
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« Reply #4973 on: Friday, February 8, 2019, 13:52:39 »

Jesus Wept, no!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-politics-47171829/brexit-cambridge-professor-invites-jacob-rees-mogg-to-naked-debate
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« Reply #4974 on: Friday, February 8, 2019, 16:31:39 »

 There's a certain irony in the news that if you  in Swindon you now have the longest wait to get a GP appointment in the country.  25% of patients have to wait at least 2 weeks in some cases longer. The irony being of course that GWR medical fund was seen as a forerunner of the NHS, and PMH was the first NHS new build hospital in 1960 as post war austerity started to ease.

 Why should this be  Hmmm

  
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« Reply #4975 on: Saturday, February 9, 2019, 11:39:18 »

Chris Grayling really should have his own series of The Thick of It

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/feb/09/government-cancels-brexit-ferry-contract-with-no-ship-firm
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« Reply #4976 on: Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 11:19:21 »

One thing I find grating is how many are quick to accuse businesses of scare-mongering if they don't mention brexit in a positive light.

How many of these accusers have facts regarding individual businesses? How many have the facts regarding brexit's potential impact overall? How many would know what to make of the facts even if they did have them?
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« Reply #4977 on: Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 11:35:08 »

One thing I find grating is how many are quick to accuse businesses of scare-mongering if they don't mention brexit in a positive light.

How many of these accusers have facts regarding individual businesses? How many have the facts regarding brexit's potential impact overall? How many would know what to make of the facts even if they did have them?

Possibly so, I am also rather interested to understand why so many companies are moving certain operations out of the UK at the moment when I keep hearing its nothing to do with Brexit, if so what are we doing wrong....
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« Reply #4978 on: Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 11:36:19 »

https://www.buzzfeed.com/alexwickham/blaiklock-farage-brexit-islam

So a couple of days after he came out all in support of them big Nige is now refusing to confirm whether he still supports them?

He's a very indecisive chap that Farage....
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« Reply #4979 on: Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 11:55:25 »

Possibly so, I am also rather interested to understand why so many companies are moving certain operations out of the UK at the moment when I keep hearing its nothing to do with Brexit, if so what are we doing wrong....

It's perfectly feasible for the economy to crash and burn, while you're still in the EU, it happened in 08. Therefore it is feasible that the current downturn is more connected to global issues.

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