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Up to 15 British ministers may vote to stop UK from leaving EU on March 29: Bloomberg

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3 hours ago, Donut21 said:

Who would like to live in a dictatorship, The UK does and we voted to leave it.  Hitler was a dictator and we lost many good men fighting for our freedom, which we won.  We lost it to the EU now we want it back.

Don't be daft.

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7 hours ago, Enoon said:

 

Precisely the message that the "Brexiteer" mentality has been unable to absorb.

 

"It's all coming back" according to them.

 

It's the attitude that usually encourages the decline of the rump of old empires, not their revival.

 

Each time it is propounded it is because......."we're different, we're special".

 

"I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert... near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed;

And on the pedestal these words appear:
'My name is Ozymandias, king of kings;
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!'
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away."

 

Ozymandias, Percy Shelley.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christ! You don't get many intellectuals on here! Or poets 

 

Great stuff!

 

Im going to read poetry to Heidi tonight!

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7 hours ago, AlexRich said:

And polio ... and those little charity statues of a little boy wearing a clamp around his leg. And cloth caps and forelocks, so we can doff and tug them when passing our betters, the Rees Mogg’s and Boris Johnson’s of this world.

 

Back to the good old days.

 

 

 

Wonderful!

 

(you heartless bastard!) 😂

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7 hours ago, Enoon said:

"I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert... near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed;

And on the pedestal these words appear:
'My name is Ozymandias, king of kings;
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!'
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away."

 

Ozymandias, Percy Shelley.

The "I Am Ashurbanipul" exhibition at the British Museum is open just a for a couple more days. A must go if you can get there:  

https://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/exhibitions/ashurbanipal.aspx

 

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3 minutes ago, AlexRich said:

It will happen with ten years of leaving the EU ... let’s hope all that anger doesn’t give you a heart attack and you live to see an independent Scotland and a United Ireland ... :cheesy:

Did you see Questiontime a fortnight ago?

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9 hours ago, dick dasterdly said:

I disagree.

When the electorate are given a referendum and told that the vote will be enacted - it has to be a 'spit in the eye' for everyone in the electorate when their MPs then do everything in their power to bypass the referendum result!

Of course many who disagree with the referendum result will argue otherwise, but IMO it is making it very clear to ALL the electorate that the govt. and MPs only meant it as a 'sop' to the electorate (for their own, political reasons....) - and are desperately trying to back-track - as the vote didn't go their way.

Right now there is an argument going on about what the implementation of the vote means. And in practice it has boiled down to the Irish backstop. Notwithstanding the Brexiteer "Woe Is Me!" contributions.

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15 minutes ago, AlexRich said:

It’s been pretty amusing watching the “working man” being led by Eton toffs, their betters, down the Brexit garden path. The penny hasn’t dropped yet, that Brexit is not about making their lives better, it’s about low regulation, low taxes, stripping away protections, privatised health ... they will be left holding the sheet end of the Brexit stick.

This Eton Toff thing is getting a bit old hat.

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3 hours ago, melvinmelvin said:

 

brits know fine little about rioting

 

rioting is a discipline in which the French are quite skilled

 

 

Absolutely. I could never understand why Macron didn't offer the Gillet Jaunes some cake.

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2 minutes ago, SheungWan said:

This Eton Toff thing is getting a bit old hat.

Not rewally it's still true and the thing that's most wrong with the present government.

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3 minutes ago, Spidey said:

Not rewally it's still true and the thing that's most wrong with the present government.

Sorry. Not buying. As if having a good education automatically disqualifies. And on the other side as if having had a relatively mediocre education qualifies eg Corbyn. At least the Hard Brexiteers understand this with their support of Rees-Mogg. The hypocrisy is trying to stick the "elite" tail on the EU donkey. Most of this labelling whether from right or left is just populist nonsense.

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34 minutes ago, AlexRich said:

It will happen with ten years of leaving the EU ... let’s hope all that anger doesn’t give you a heart attack and you live to see an independent Scotland and a United Ireland ... :cheesy:

The breakdown in the Good Friday Agreement will kick off a lot, lot faster than 10 years if the Hard Brexiteer car crash goes down.

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54 minutes ago, Spidey said:

Absolutely. I could never understand why Macron didn't offer the Gillet Jaunes some cake.

 

talking about cake

remember the wife of the head of state during the French revolution?

she wondered why the plebs were rioting - revolting,

she was told that the plebs did not have any bread and were very hungry and hence angry

 

then her comment, no bread? but why do they not eat cake?

 

 

 

 

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