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Topic: What's going on in the UK and Crown Dependencies (Read 35905 times)

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What's going on in the UK and Crown Dependencies
Well, let's start...

Just heard (BBC Surrey), tomorrow's gonna start a strike of London tube workers or something, and the commuters are gonna have to figure out about their way home that night...

  • OakdaleFTL
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Re: What's going on in the UK and Crown Dependencies
Reply #425
I assume you mean the Saudis? Or perhaps you mean the Israelis?
Do you mean to say that neither of them buy your vegetables? Truth be told, I don't think you know what you mean; and you dare not consider it... Inconsequential pundits residing in inconsequential States which occupy inconsequential status in an increasingly inconsequential part of the world say inconsequential things regularly! What else can they do? :)
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  • krake
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Reply #426
I assume you mean the Saudis? Or perhaps you mean the Israelis?
I assume that it doesn't need a genius to realize who was meant. Does it?
With whom did your president signed arms deals worth $110bn which over the next 10 yeras will expand to $350bn?

Speaking about the Saudis and US foreign policy:
HILARIOUS & PAINFUL: Query on Saudi Democracy Causes Longest Awkward Pause in State Dept History




  • Belfrager
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Re: What's going on in the UK and Crown Dependencies
Reply #427
Oakdale follows his idiot leader and started "covfefering"...  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
A matter of attitude.

  • krake
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Reply #428
Will she make it into the charts?
I can answer now my own question. :)
That was fast.
She is number four in the Official UK Top 40 Singles Chart!
What a shame, the BBC refuses to play back the soundtrack.
Congrats. I'll keep my fingers crossed for Theresa. She deserves to become number 1 of the Official UK Top 40 Singles Chart.

  • rjhowie
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Re: What's going on in the UK and Crown Dependencies
Reply #429
That figure of poor children here is a load of bollocks.
"Quit you like men:be strong"

  • Colonel Rebel
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Reply #430
Are you drunk or just waxing in Iberian dopiness? The UK does exist and will continue to be united.
Yes, that massive march for independence in your beloved Glasgow clearly proves how committed your lot are to remaining united. :rolleyes:

  • rjhowie
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Reply #431
Nice try sonny but can I draw your attention to the following as you are from a country run by a bampot.

They have stolen the Scottish saltire flag.
Some carried that traditional yellow flag with the lion on it which is NOT an national flag but a Royal flag!
Did you see mass crowds coming out to stand on the pavements to egg them on? (nope)
At the park were there massive crowds there? nope.

At the UK general election they can guff all they like but there is a sloping down the way. At the last Scottish Parliament Elections the Tory vote shot up and they doubled their MEPS from 15 to 31 becoming the official Opposition kicking Labour away. At the recent Local Councils Elections the staunch Conservative & Unionist Party vote also shot up and they won a massive number of councillors. There is what is it only one town council that the Nats control and lost votes. The latest estimation is that at the General election this Thursday the 50% votes will slip down to 43%. The SNP will remain the largest party re Westminster at Scotland level BUT they will lose MP's and their deputy leader is under threat in the north east of Scotland.

One of the speakers at that sloppy looking walk through Glasgow was actually a neo-Marxist who jumps on any bandwagon but goes nowhere.  At that last Scots parliament Election last year I should also inform you that the SNP lost overall control and when they raised wanting another Referendum they could not get it through due to the opposition but they eventually succeeded by the Green party (daft lot) voting with the SNP to get it through!

The SNP merged all Scotland's police forces into one State control and it has been a damn mess with inefficiencies and massive heavy debts. Education the national Health Service and the Education corners have declined. Ten years in power and they have been too busy yapping about independence they have made things worse and having to use those lefty nutters in the wee Green party corner?!

On the first Saturday of July there will be a far better organised and well dressed parade with nearly 60 bands and look more impressive and I will be there in my dark suit bowler hat and wearing you-know-what. We have emotional daft people here waxing about how much better we would do as an independent country  yet after 10 years in power the Nats have messed up everything and we at one time were in the top places for education years ago.  The emotional daft people here can waffle all they like and be modern Jacobites but they are not going to get a break from Gt Britain and as you already have a groan job running things over the pond I will not make it worse sending you Sturgeon. She has lost a lot of interest as people are getting fed up with her not doing enough for the country.

Maybe you should ask yourself why the people at the speeches at that duff even were not big numbers and why there was hardly anybody coming to watch them. 

Born a Unionist and will die one.
Proud to be Scots AND British!  :knight:  :yes:
"Quit you like men:be strong"

  • Belfrager
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Reply #432
An attack against the UK but an attack against the free world, says the Brexit people. The free world they wanted to separate from.
Deal alone with it. Terrorists are a bit less stupid than Trump.
A matter of attitude.

  • OakdaleFTL
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Reply #433
Come what May... :)

I assume RJ is in shock! And feeling none too pleased with his nation's "wide democracy".
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  • krake
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Drowning Street 10


  • OakdaleFTL
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Reply #435
It's reported that the Torries --keeping May as PM-- will form a coalition government -- with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party! (And, of course, the SNP took a substantial hit...so it's not all bad from RJ's point of view.)
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"Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts!" - Richard Feynman

  • rjhowie
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Tories dear OakdaleFTL not Torries!

Yers i am disappointed that the labour lot who have become so 1970's style lefty bananas did so well however there is a big but. They did not win the election and the Conservative & unionist party were dozens of seats ahead of the Labour bunch of would be Bolsheviks. May I also say that there is NOT a coalition government at all either Oakdale. It is an informal thing with Ulster's Democratic Unionist  Party to ensure May has an overall majority over the opposition corner.

Here in Scotland the Tories did exceptionally well and went from 1 MP to 13 and labour to 7 then thirdly the Liberal democrats. The Tories under the Scots conservative leader Ruth Davidson did astoundingly well unlike the Conservatives down south in the rest of the UK. The resurgence of our Scots Tories was a boost for the UK Conservative government. Our Tories won over the Deputy SNP leader and that lot's leader in Westminster parliament throwing not only him out but the former other big-headed clown Salmond who lost his seat to the Scots Conservatives too. The rubbish about another Scots Referendum hammered the nationalists so well done the Tories in Scotland.

For all the media frenzy about Labour at UK level that is a lot of nonsense, Yes there vote and number of MP's were up but the Tories still had dozens more MP's than Labour as well as an increased vote.  Indeed Labour's MP level was just the same as when Brown was labour PM. The increasingly Socialist tripe in the Labour corner is acting as if they had won!Oh and another thing about the Democratic unionist Party in N. Ireland. They returned the most MP's and votes.

As our local Tories up here did so blistering  well going up from 1 seat I am going to have a special meal and raise a glass of diet Irn Bru or a diet Pepsi)  to congratulate my Scots Tories for upsetting the SNP and throwing out those 2 top nationalists and others too!  :yes:  :hat:
"Quit you like men:be strong"

  • krake
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I am going to have a special meal and raise a glass of diet Irn Bru or a diet Pepsi
Diet Irn Bru or diet Pepsi? Why don't you just mix them both in a bigger glass?
It should taste like the outcome of the elections. :)

  • rjhowie
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Never mix my drinks dear man!

My corner still got the most MP's UK-wise and most votes also doing well up here in Scotland so very chuffed. Mind you it is tempting to wonder what diet Pepsi and diet Irn Bru mixed would taste like but worried in case ended up like OakdaleFTL..... :faint:
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  • Colonel Rebel
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/Entered thread expecting @rjhowie to be crowing about the Tories basically ending the Scots Nats dream of a 2nd referendum

/Did not leave disappointed

  • rjhowie
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Mentioned that aspect in another thread. I would also remind that the Scots Tories also surged into a massive increase in Councillors in the recent Local Authority Elections and well into three figures. The haggis bashers did have a concious decline and even in those Local Council elections could not control virtually all the towns and cities due to the others blocking them.  The SNP is going the right way...down.
Proud to be British and Scots!
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  • Colonel Rebel
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Pray tell, Mr. Howie, what caused the Tory surge up north? The prospect of another referendum and detestment of Labour?

  • rjhowie
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The Labour Party is nominally "unionist"  but a great many people were not impressed due to the UK leadership of that Bolshevik, Corbyn. Many decades ago the Tories were very string here then went into a decline but when ruth Davidson took over she was a new breathe. Came from an ordinary background and school, then to university, served in the voluntary territorial Army etc. A breath of fresh air and popular. She stormed up from 15 MSP's in the Scottish parliament bumping Labour and the Liberal democrats to 31 and became the official opposition. Then at the town council elections stormed into second place again going up over 160 councillors. Niw from one MP to 13. The SNP lost a third of their vote and MSP's (hooray!) That Bolshie clown down south Corbyn blew hot and cold on another Indy Referendum which didn't help that lot up here and Davidson was seen as a really upfront Unionist. There were other seats the SNP came near to losing and two leading lights in that Brigadoon corner have suggested that wee mouth in the high heels (so you can see her) have suggested the SNP cools down ion independence. Even the poorest councillor seat in Scotland returned a Scottish Conservative & Unionist to the town council!

With fewer councillors, MSP's and MP's along with a drastic vote downward trend hallelujah!  :D
"Quit you like men:be strong"

  • Belfrager
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I wonder how much will it take to get all the British properties and real state in the Continent to be nationalized...
I have plans for all those British Villas in Algarve ...  :D
Brexit Now!
A matter of attitude.

  • rjhowie
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nationalised/ How dated is that thinking. And anyway Europe also needs business with Gt Britain I may remind. We are not Portugal.
"Quit you like men:be strong"

  • krake
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And anyway Europe also needs business with Gt Britain I may remind.
You probably meant the UK. Whatever, you are right. We need someone to sell our crap and so do the Britons. :)

  • Barulheira
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We are the champions
Reply #446

  • rjhowie
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Tut, tut, krake.  I thought you were a slightly brighter ex-colonist. Gt Britain  was our founding name before all this modern American stuff of abbreviating.  ;)
"Quit you like men:be strong"

  • OakdaleFTL
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Re: What's going on in the UK and Crown Dependencies
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Hey, RJ, what do you think about this guy?
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"Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts!" - Richard Feynman

  • rjhowie
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Reply #449
Hi OakdaleFTL...eh - what guy??
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