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Re: The Eeeeew

Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:47 pm
by patito
the responsible thing to do would have been to let the vote happen instead of immediately and violently cracking down on it, which really says something about spains central government

Re: The Eeeeew

Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:49 pm
by patito
also just because you think putin likes it doesn't make independence a bad idea

Re: The Eeeeew

Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:25 pm
by Mongrel
patito wrote:also just because you think putin likes it doesn't make independence a bad idea

Haha, oh wow... I haven't seen that one yet. Is this something the Central Spanish government/Prime Minister is claiming?

Re: The Eeeeew

Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:54 pm
by patito
i dunno, that's just maybe me reading too much into whatever hardlyideaL was going on about russia and putin.

Re: The Eeeeew

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:31 am
by zaratustra
Most solid article I could find in 10 seconds of research makes the good point that Russia is generally not fond of territories declaring independence:

http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/ ... ion-kosovo

Re: The Eeeeew

Posted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:10 pm
by Mongrel
The Globe & Mail had a longform piece on the state of Britain right now, and it is rather brutal.

Re: The Eeeeew

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:45 pm
by Mongrel
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Re: The Eeeeew

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:32 pm
by Friday
that's bullshit

I, an informed British voter, voted for a physical separation of England from the shackles of Europe's corrupt, pustulent landmass

We will be floating free and glorious in the mid-Atlantic, finally free from everyone who isn't my own exact shade of skin color and accent and whatever

Get out the fuckin' dynamite

Re: The Eeeeew

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:40 pm
by Mongrel


Also, IN A TOTALLY UNRELATED COINCIDENCE, this was also the symbol of the SS's "Prinz Eugen" division.

Re: The Eeeeew

Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:07 pm
by Mongrel
So Amber Rush resigned over the Windrush Scandal today.

If you don't know what that is, the tl;dr version is that a large number of legit Caribbean immigrants to Britain between 1948 and 1971 have recently been treated as if they are illegals. Amber Rush is the immigration minister, and just got caught lying to parliament, telling them there are no deportation targets (there are; they were leaked).

Anyway, every time I see articles about it, all I can think of is Rudd's ghastly crimes against the common collar:

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LADY, THAT'S NOT HOW THOSE THINGS WORK.

Re: The Eeeeew

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:22 pm
by Mongrel
The Tories Will Eat Themselves (editorial, but still a reasonable summary of the catastrophically moribund state of the Brexit talks).

If the predictive part of the article turns out to be true, well, good. Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of asshats. Too bad Labour can't seem to get their shit together either.

Re: The Eeeeew

Posted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:11 pm
by Mongrel
So apparently recent polls show that only 10% of Britons like May's current soft-but-confused Brexit deal (nor does the EU, lol), and more alarmingly that 25% would be in favour of a new far-right anti-immigrant, anti-EU party.

Most conservative voters seem to want Barney Rubble to stage a coup of the Tories or to even form a new further-right party.

Meanwhile, Nigel Farage has been talking to Steve Bannon about forming a successor party to UKIP...

Re: The Eeeeew

Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:06 am
by mharr
Head-desk. Are there any respected scientific theories about why half the world's poor are convinced that a far-right coup would somehow leave them in a better position and not, eg, stripped of all social support systems and marched off into the meat grinder of an eternal war with Eurasia?

Re: The Eeeeew

Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:34 am
by Thad
"I’ll tell you what’s at the bottom of it: If you can convince the lowest white man he's better than the best colored man, he won't notice you're picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he'll empty his pockets for you."
- LBJ

Re: The Eeeeew

Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:04 am
by Mongrel

Re: The Eeeeew

Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:09 am
by mharr
Whole lotta people going to be coincidentally off on holiday around April first next year. We have friends in Switzerland and family in Oz. Making inquiries.

Re: The Eeeeew

Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:55 am
by François
KEEP
CALM
and
EAT THE
BREXITERS

Re: The Eeeeew

Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:15 pm
by Friday
every time I think "wow, what the fuck, Trump is such an anomaly" I remember Brexit and go "uhhhh"

Re: The Eeeeew

Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:47 pm
by mharr
Just wait until it does go through by default with no deal in place, the borders slam shut on our just-in-time food delivery networks and the Leave voters begin a lively and spirited debate about who's to blame for all this.* It's going to be hilarious.

* Spoilers: Me, my friends, Muslims and Jews.

Re: The Eeeeew

Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:18 pm
by Yoji
Friday wrote:every time I think "wow, what the fuck, Trump is such an anomaly" I remember Brexit and go "uhhhh"


That's one of the many things that gets me about the times we live in. All the stupid shit we're going through is so stupefyingly self-inflicted. Like, at least the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan had the WTC attacks behind them (being pretty fucking generous there as far as justifications go, though, I know). But the vote for Dumbkirk and the election of a racist pumpkin demon just felt so incredibly unprompted in comparison. No great catastrophe, no real looming terror (outside of racist bullshit, anyway), but there we all went steering for the cliffs and cutting the brake lines.

Kinda makes you think we shouldn't be trusted with sharp objects, nevermind national politics.