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Re: Politics 101

Postby Mantis » Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:05 pm

They still won't do it. McGuinness confirmed as much when he was interview in London the other day.

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Re: Politics 101

Postby Jez » Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:13 pm

McGuiness is dead. Mean Jerry Adams?

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Re: Politics 101

Postby Mantis » Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:19 pm

That's the one.

Would have certainly been more impressive if McGuinness had turned up and told the Tories and DUP to get fucked.

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Re: Politics 101

Postby Jez » Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:27 pm

They can't get past the swearing of the oath thing I guess. Stupid really but that's the stumble I suppose for them. Shame because a "united" northern Ireland front would be a good thing right now.

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Re: Politics 101

Postby Raid » Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:06 pm

Theresa May visited the Grenfell Tower disaster site today, and was hurried into her car to chants of "murderer." Meanwhile, it's been announced that Jeremy Corbyn will be appearing on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury to introduce an act.

It's been a mixed day for the two leaders really.

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Re: Politics 101

Postby Mantis » Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:46 pm

Brexit talks started today.

Is it just me or does it seem a little odd that they weren't postponed, given that we don't currently have an official government. The Tories can't even do a deal with the DUP at the moment as those talks are ongoing, despite allegedly being '95%' there a week ago.

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Re: Politics 101

Postby Sly Boots » Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:52 pm

Cross-party negotiating team should have been formed post-election. Remind me why that didn't happen again?
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Re: Politics 101

Postby Mantis » Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:57 pm

Because Brexit means Brexit, clearly. Can't have any of those other pesky parties that represent the rest of the country trying to interfere when there's still platitudes to make to finish hoovering up those 18m Leave voters.

Or did Brexit mean red, white and blue?

I forget.

Brexit means 'Shut the fuck up, we know what we're doing."

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Re: Politics 101

Postby Quietman » Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:58 pm

Didn't it mean breakfast?
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Re: Politics 101

Postby Raid » Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:11 pm

Sly Boots wrote:Cross-party negotiating team should have been formed post-election. Remind me why that didn't happen again?

Because then our negotiators wouldn't have the strong, stable, Conservative ideology that's required to get the best deal for Britain.

I have an absolute sense of dread when it comes to thinking about Brexit. I have zero faith in our current government to protect anything but their own interests, and I can only imagine what they're going to give away to make even that happen. We'll probably end up arguing over this "divorce settlement" for the next six months, end up paying most of it anyway, and then have to rush everything else.

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Re: Politics 101

Postby Quietman » Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:37 am

http://www.politics.co.uk/blogs/2017/06 ... in-moments

It's almost like all this shit was foreseeable.
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Re: Politics 101

Postby Raid » Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:32 pm

It's ironic that so much of the Leave campaign focussed on being dictated to by Brussels.

Well, now it's actually happening. Hope you're sodding happy.

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Re: Politics 101

Postby Sly Boots » Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:20 am

My face is tired.

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Re: Politics 101

Postby Edwin » Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:25 pm

The thing about Brexit is it's the first time the EU has had to deal with anything like it. The people involved in the negotiations don't know how it is going to go, the people writing articles about how it is going to fail/succeed have as much information as any of us.
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Re: Politics 101

Postby Subway Diet » Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:24 am

Uncertain times, for sure, but that doesn't exactly excuse the huge mess we're making of it, though.
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