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>> No. 84342 Anonymous
14th July 2018
Saturday 11:29 pm
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In a string of texts Griffiths called himself “Daddy”, promised money if he received racy images and described perverted and rough sex he claimed to have had with other women.

The shamed Tory wrote:

• “I’m going to need something filthy to put a smile on my face. I want to see you both naked.”

• “Take off the bra and panties… you’ve got Daddy in such a frenzy.”

• “I’m going to bring you to London and do whatever I want to you.”

• “I’m thinking maybe we need a flat for Daddy’s girls. I’m taken by you both. You girls are spectacular.”

Many more messages go into shocking detail about his liking for certain sexual acts and are too disgusting to print in full.


https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/married-tory-minister-andrew-griffiths-12919581
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>> No. 86701 Anonymous
8th September 2019
Sunday 7:28 pm
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A Conservative MP who sent sexual messages to two barmaids has been cleared of wrongdoing by the parliamentary standards watchdog.

Andrew Griffiths, 48, resigned as small business minister last July after the messages were published in a newspaper. The watchdog said it found no evidence he sent them while he would have been engaged in parliamentary activities. Allegations he breached the House of Commons Code of Conduct were not upheld, it added.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-49626762
>> No. 86722 Anonymous
10th September 2019
Tuesday 12:06 am
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Disgraceful. I'll never be voting Tory again after this.
>> No. 86735 Anonymous
10th September 2019
Tuesday 3:13 pm
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It's as though we expect MPs not to be human. Embarrassing, sure, but is it really in the public interest? Perhaps the sexual development our culture is going through might help to address such issues.

>I suppose in your eyes doing those videos for money means that she's asking for it for whatever follows next.
It certianly means they're likely to be receptive to similar offers.
>> No. 86736 Anonymous
10th September 2019
Tuesday 5:37 pm
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>>86735

It all reaks to me of someone trying to make a quick buck by selling out to the papers. They probably could have networked their way into something quite lucrative if they had keeped their mouth shut. Instead they've probably got themselves blacked balled from the biggest opportunity of their life and any others where discretion is expected, but they are probably too stupid to realise it.
>> No. 86748 Anonymous
10th September 2019
Tuesday 7:10 pm
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>>86736
Reeks, not reaks. Wreak is a word but not the same one.

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>> No. 84895 Anonymous
9th February 2019
Saturday 8:13 am
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Jimmy Saville: My new Brexit party stands ready to defend democracy

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/02/08/new-brexit-party-stands-ready-defend-democracy/

'Thousands of Tory party members' to defect to Jimmy Saville's Brexit Party as it gets official approval

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/02/08/thousands-tory-party-members-defect-Jimmy-Savilles-brexit-party/

Rebel Labour MPs set to quit party and form centre group

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/feb/02/rebel-labour-mps-set-to-quit-party-and-form-centre-group
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>> No. 86684 Anonymous
7th September 2019
Saturday 9:42 pm
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>>86683
Good on her.
>> No. 86686 Anonymous
7th September 2019
Saturday 10:33 pm
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Yet another Tigger joins the Lib Dems. Angela Smith has made the jump. No, me neither.
>> No. 86687 Anonymous
7th September 2019
Saturday 10:38 pm
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>>86686
Are there any left?
>> No. 86688 Anonymous
7th September 2019
Saturday 11:03 pm
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>>86687
I think there are three or four Tiggers and about five of The Independents.
>> No. 86689 Anonymous
7th September 2019
Saturday 11:12 pm
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>>86688
They're down to five. I can only assume that they've got a whole bunch of photos of various combinations of members so they can put one on the front page every time someone leaves.

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>> No. 86478 Anonymous
9th August 2019
Friday 4:29 pm
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WE'RE SHRINKING!
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>> No. 86479 Anonymous
9th August 2019
Friday 5:48 pm
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Don't worry, once Boris has delivered a no-deal brexit we'll be growing like mad.
>> No. 86480 Anonymous
9th August 2019
Friday 8:17 pm
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>>86479
BELIEVE IN THE BIN
>> No. 86484 Anonymous
10th August 2019
Saturday 7:05 pm
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Millions of Brexit 50p coins to be minted in time for October 31

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/08/10/millions-brexit-50p-coins-minted-time-october-31/

Rejoice, lads! The economy is almost certainly going to be fucked over, but at least we'll have special coins to commemorate the reason why.
>> No. 86490 Anonymous
12th August 2019
Monday 3:38 pm
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>86484

don't be silly. We still have industries to offer and deals to broker.
The new 50p coin will be an icon of British perseverance.

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>> No. 86407 Anonymous
1st August 2019
Thursday 1:42 am
86407 Jury duty
I've been summoned for jury duty! It's a first for me, and I'm not quite sure what to expect. Paperwork suggests we can expect an introductory course of sorts etc, sounds all quite straight forward. How'd it go for you? Acquaintances have dealt with being on short-ish cases (couople of weeks, no more), but due to my situation I perhaps stupidly suggested I'm available for a few months. Bad move?
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>> No. 86413 Anonymous
1st August 2019
Thursday 1:11 pm
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>>86411
I think we've found a member of a paedo gang that wants his trial to collapse.
>> No. 86414 Anonymous
1st August 2019
Thursday 9:38 pm
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Did it ages ago - very enjoyable.
>> No. 86415 Anonymous
1st August 2019
Thursday 11:55 pm
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>>86414
Probably heavily depends on many factors, but I've heard jury duty is usually very boring.
>> No. 86416 Anonymous
2nd August 2019
Friday 2:33 am
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>>86415

Depends on the Judge and the lawyers, Mostly the Judge.
>> No. 86419 Anonymous
2nd August 2019
Friday 11:53 am
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>>86415
If you don't get any cases, the waiting around doing nothing is boring. And there is a fair bit of sitting in waiting rooms while the lawyers do their stuff. But in the two weeks I did it, I saw three cases and sat every day.

The court/deliberation bit was fascinating (and frightening!) - you see how random justice is when you get in the jury room, and what you're dealing with when 12 random people listen to the same evidence.

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>> No. 84903 Anonymous
9th February 2019
Saturday 2:58 pm
84903 Turning Point UK
What do you lads think of this? Right wing youth movement, cringeworthy use of memes, roundly mocked by the left. My uni apparently has a chapter, but I've seen no evidence of it existing. Seems very pro-Israel, pro-free market, anti-Corbyn.
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>> No. 84917 Anonymous
10th February 2019
Sunday 2:30 pm
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Any campaign relating to the UK politically is going to be targeted immediately now. US conservatives saw it right away. It's funny but it goes deeper than having a laugh.
>> No. 85241 Anonymous
16th March 2019
Saturday 4:15 pm
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The NZ shooter cited Turning Point's Candace Owens as one of his inspirations. Maybe Turning Point are more dangerous than I initially gave them credit for.
>> No. 85243 Anonymous
16th March 2019
Saturday 4:34 pm
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>>85241
>https://www.bellingcat.com/news/rest-of-world/2019/03/15/shitposting-inspirational-terrorism-and-the-christchurch-mosque-massacre

But you knew that already.
>> No. 86339 Anonymous
22nd July 2019
Monday 6:43 pm
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>>85241
m8, that's a joke. Nobody takes Candace Owens seriously, so I believe Mr. Tarrant was having a laugh in his manifesto by citing a milquetoast decepticonservative pundit.
>> No. 86340 Anonymous
22nd July 2019
Monday 6:44 pm
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>>86339
Well worth the bump, mate.

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>> No. 83382 Anonymous
27th August 2017
Sunday 9:19 am
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Beleagured Theresa May 'to quit as Prime Minister on August 30, 2019 in a bid to stop a leadership challenge' - as she tries to calm rivals with a prosecco party at Chequers

Theresa May is said to have revealed the date she will quit as Prime Minister - giving herself two years to see Brexit through first.

She has chosen Friday August 30th 2019 as the day she will step down from 10 Downing Street, it has been reported.

It comes amid a major charm offensive by Mrs May in a bid to win the support of her MPs and avoid an awkward leadership challenge.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4826482/Theresa-sets-date-quit-Prime-Minister.html

This man is going to become Prime Minister on 1st September 2019 and it's going to be fucking awesome.
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>> No. 86297 Anonymous
24th June 2019
Monday 6:39 pm
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>>86294
Is there any reason why Scots seem to hate Bojo more than the other candidates? Apart from the Old Etonian thing, I mean.
>> No. 86298 Anonymous
24th June 2019
Monday 7:23 pm
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>>86297
Because he's obviously going to win making the others at least doubly irrelevant.
>> No. 86299 Anonymous
24th June 2019
Monday 7:27 pm
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>>86297
It's just the standard Sweaty chip on shoulder mentality.
>> No. 86316 Anonymous
27th June 2019
Thursday 10:19 pm
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Sweet fucking Jesus one of these cunts will be PM.
>> No. 86317 Anonymous
28th June 2019
Friday 6:44 am
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>>86316 not for long. I think the only way Boris will be able to not deliver Brexit will be to force a losing GE.

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>> No. 86259 Anonymous
20th June 2019
Thursday 3:20 pm
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https://genderquiz.tk
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>> No. 86275 Anonymous
20th June 2019
Thursday 8:28 pm
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>>86274
Since you clicked on it, and I haven't, the other five must be him admiring his own work.
>> No. 86277 Anonymous
20th June 2019
Thursday 9:41 pm
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>>86274

Hate to disapoint you but it is a mirror of another video that I couldn't find.
>> No. 86278 Anonymous
20th June 2019
Thursday 9:53 pm
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>>86272

so you don't care about the proud 1.4k pop of Tokelauans with their thousand year old traditions and incurring the wrath of the great and powerful Tui Tokelau in his tropical paradise. But your heart bleads for the 14 Commercial sealers who are sitting there right now freezing their bollocks off in constant darkness listeing to the BBC world service and planning who to bugger next.
>> No. 86279 Anonymous
20th June 2019
Thursday 10:17 pm
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>>86278
Maybe it's different now. A decade or so ago a tk domain was free but the domain didn't actually point by DNS to your server. It used a frameset and loaded your real URL in a frame. This meant the address bar wouldn't change or show your individual page URLs.
>> No. 86280 Anonymous
20th June 2019
Thursday 10:19 pm
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>>86278
They're 14 British Commercial sealers who are sitting there right now freezing their bollocks off in constant darkness listeing to the BBC world service and planning who to bugger next, thank you very much.

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>> No. 85961 Anonymous
27th May 2019
Monday 7:05 pm
85961 Rory Stewart
I think Rory is a pretty cool guy.
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>> No. 86254 Anonymous
19th June 2019
Wednesday 10:56 pm
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>>86253
>If leaving the EU means parliament becomes more accountable
The delusion is strong in this one.
>> No. 86255 Anonymous
19th June 2019
Wednesday 11:01 pm
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>>86254
It means the government have lost a major scapegoat and the past three years have shown that our political system is so broken that we may end up with PR sooner than I'd otherwise hoped.
>> No. 86256 Anonymous
19th June 2019
Wednesday 11:19 pm
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>>86255
>It means the government have lost a major scapegoat
If only it were that simple.
>> No. 86257 Anonymous
20th June 2019
Thursday 1:09 am
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>>86255

I don't share your optimism. If we can no longer blame the EU for all our failings, things could get really ugly for whichever ethnic minority takes their place.
>> No. 86258 Anonymous
20th June 2019
Thursday 1:49 am
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>>86257
The Scots give as good as they get, it'll be fine.

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>> No. 85774 Anonymous
22nd May 2019
Wednesday 9:57 am
85774 Election
It's coming lads. Dawn of a new era.
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>> No. 85892 Anonymous
23rd May 2019
Thursday 10:44 pm
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>There has been a loss of confidence in the two major parties because they currently have shit leaders

Do you really think that's all it is ladm9? Come on now.
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23rd May 2019
Thursday 11:23 pm
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>> No. 85939 Anonymous
25th May 2019
Saturday 11:41 pm
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>> No. 85940 Anonymous
26th May 2019
Sunday 10:43 pm
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The North East have declared: 2 seats for Brexit Party, 1 for Labour.
>> No. 86028 Anonymous
30th May 2019
Thursday 11:12 pm
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>> No. 85447 Anonymous
26th March 2019
Tuesday 4:50 am
85447 lmao brexit
Here's your future British Isles bro

(A good day to you Sir!)
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>> No. 85451 Anonymous
26th March 2019
Tuesday 12:44 pm
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>>85450

The bikers.
>> No. 85455 Anonymous
26th March 2019
Tuesday 9:12 pm
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That's a fair point. It's a protectorate with its own currency, it isn't a member of the UK. I imagine they'd probably vote to become independent though if the pound crashed through the floor, as their interests might be better served by Holyrood or Stormont at that point. The Scots have vastly more experience at accommodating the needs of island communities, so that would be my guess.

Assuming the above is an inevitability.
>> No. 85456 Anonymous
26th March 2019
Tuesday 11:24 pm
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>>85451
Nah, that place is going to us Hindists

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocHeJG5o8N0.

Bikers are allowed, but never shall his sacrifice be forgotten.
>> No. 85457 Anonymous
26th March 2019
Tuesday 11:27 pm
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>>85456

RIP doctor Hinds. Road racing will never be the same without him.
>> No. 85728 Anonymous
20th May 2019
Monday 6:49 am
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>>85449
I think it's down to Wales whether or not they want an independence vote.
There's still mixed views so far, the majority voted to leave the EU although there's been a growing movement for independence since the protest in Cardiff.

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>> No. 85368 Anonymous
23rd March 2019
Saturday 10:09 pm
85368 How accurate is this article?
I'm not British, sorry about that. Is this editorial at all within the realm of reality or is it just character assassination?

“She was dealt a bad hand.” “She took a poisoned chalice.” From a great distance, it is possible to feel sorry for British Prime Minister Theresa May. She seems so dignified. She seems to be trying so hard. The circles beneath her eyes have grown so much deeper since she became prime minister back in 2016, following the surprise result of the Brexit referendum, the resignation of her hapless predecessor, David Cameron, and an ugly leadership squabble, during which several of her male colleagues metaphorically stabbed one another in the back. Since then, she has always seemed to outsiders the sensible person in the room, the adult who knows what she is doing, the sane person in a madhouse.

Alas, she is not any of those things. She is not sensible, she does not know what she is doing, and, increasingly, she doesn’t seem to be entirely sane either. Outside of Westminster, the extent of May’s responsibility for this crisis might not be fully appreciated. But in truth, almost everything about Brexit — from the nature of the deal she negotiated to the divisions in her party and her country — is very much her fault. The latest development — European leaders have told her that the United Kingdom can have a Brexit extension until May 22, if May can get her withdrawal agreement passed in Parliament, but must crash out of all of its trading arrangements on April 12 if not — underlines this bitter truth. She is not to be pitied: She is the worst prime minister in living memory, presiding over a crisis of her own creation.

The list of her mistakes is not short. She did not have to trigger Article 50, the legal mechanism for leaving the European Union, before making a plan on how to do so: That decision set a two-year clock ticking and has resulted in the cliff edge the country would have reached on the 29th of this month if an extension had not been granted. She did not have to call an unnecessary parliamentary election in 2017, one which resulted in the loss of her majority and forced her to rely on a small, radical, Protestant Northern Irish political party, as well as the extreme anti-European faction within her own party, in order to stay in power.

But her errors go even deeper. In fact, all of the events of the past two years have been shaped by a decision she made, by herself, following bad advice, at the very beginning of this process. Remember that the British did not vote for any particular form of Brexit: Thanks to Cameron’s simplistic, open-ended referendum question, they chose to “Leave” the European Union but did not express any view on what should happen next. When she took office, May could have observed that the vote was very close, that Britain’s commercial and political ties to Europe were strong, and that it would make sense for the United Kingdom to stay within the single market, the pan-European free-trade zone that Britain itself did so much to create — or at the very least within a customs union.

Instead, she chose to leave both of those institutions, a decision that immediately triggered the problem of the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, which was eliminated thanks to E.U. trade treaties but will, if customs barriers are put in place, need to be built back. Her decision also created potential problems for anyone who trades with Britain or works with Britain — and for Brits who trade and work in Europe. But she was not sorry: She accompanied her decision with a speech that called “a citizen of the world” nothing more than “a citizen of nowhere” and immediately alienated a large part of the country.

She went on to alienate almost everyone else. Until this week, nearly three years after the referendum, she made no effort to reach across the aisle and include opposition parties in the planning for this momentous national change. Although the E.U. has been entirely transparent about its negotiating goals from the beginning, she kept hers secret. She tried, and failed, to prevent parliamentary scrutiny of her deal. She does not respond to pleas, advice, suggestions. Columnist Matthew Parris has described her as “the Death Star of modern British politics,” a black void that sucks in people and ideas and never provides a response.
Her secrecy and incompetence have created ill will in Europe, and real anger in the House of Commons, some of whose members have belatedly tried to take control of the Brexit process. They have begged her to try a series of votes, to try to find one version of an exit plan that could pass the entire chamber. John Bercow, speaker of the House of Commons, produced a decree from 1604 in an attempt to prevent yet another vote on her deal, after two had already failed. But she seems to take none of it in. On Wednesday evening, she made a bizarre, crypto-populist appeal, over the heads of Britain’s elected representatives, to the nation: “You the public have had enough,” she declared. “You are tired of the infighting. You are tired of the political games and the procedural rows” — as if the political games and procedural rows were not all entirely her fault. “It is high time we made a decision,” she said — as if she were not the one preventing Parliament from doing exactly that.

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>> No. 85478 Anonymous
28th March 2019
Thursday 10:32 pm
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>>85477

>Huel powders

I think you'll find yourself opting for long pig pretty quickly. That stuff is like drinking someone else's puke.
>> No. 85479 Anonymous
28th March 2019
Thursday 10:37 pm
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>>85478

It doesn't really taste like anything to me, even with the flavouring powders. I'd get bored of it, not disgusted.
>> No. 85480 Anonymous
29th March 2019
Friday 12:48 pm
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>>85477

Hope your hiding behind a VPN, if the rozzers see your comment you rapidly won't have a firearms license
>> No. 85481 Anonymous
29th March 2019
Friday 12:48 pm
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>>85477

Hope your hiding behind a VPN, if the rozzers see your comment you rapidly won't have a firearms license
>> No. 85482 Anonymous
29th March 2019
Friday 12:51 pm
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>>85480

I don't have one anyway. This is the internet, mate.

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>> No. 85439 Anonymous
25th March 2019
Monday 10:11 pm
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https://euworthit.uk

This is a nice site. I feel like I should probably be moaning about the welfare state a bit more, but the rest I am fine with.
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>> No. 85442 Anonymous
25th March 2019
Monday 10:50 pm
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I thought it a bit off that the UN wasn't on that but as it turns out we've forgotten to pay our subscription.
http://www.un.org/en/ga/contributions/honourroll.shtml

Anyone fancy chucking £20 in before they send the bailiffs round?
>> No. 85444 Anonymous
25th March 2019
Monday 10:58 pm
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I know we're all just LARPing here, but it's odd how many of us are top tax bracket. Maybe we should start a prize fund for POTY.
>> No. 85452 Anonymous
26th March 2019
Tuesday 5:43 pm
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>>85444

I don't know, we do have a lot of arseholes. I've noticed that having too much money is often a big contributing factor towards being an arsehole, so it kind of makes sense.
>> No. 85453 Anonymous
26th March 2019
Tuesday 6:25 pm
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>>85452

I was an arsehole long before I had money, though.
>> No. 85454 Anonymous
26th March 2019
Tuesday 7:31 pm
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I'd be nicer if I had money.

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>> No. 84569 Anonymous
12th December 2018
Wednesday 7:57 am
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Theresa May to face leadership challenge

UK Prime Minister Theresa May will face a vote of no confidence in her leadership later on Wednesday.

Conservative MPs will vote between 18:00 GMT and 20:00 GMT.

The challenge to Mrs May's position comes after the required 48 letters calling for a contest were delivered.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-46535739
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>> No. 85271 Anonymous
18th March 2019
Monday 7:08 pm
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>>85270
What now then? Shit's weird.
>> No. 85272 Anonymous
18th March 2019
Monday 7:58 pm
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>>85271
We're not getting Meaningful Vote 3: Vote Meaningfully With a Vengeance until there's some substantial change on the table, so after the EU summit at least. Literally any and all options are on the table, up to and including a tactical nuclear strike on Luxembourg.
>> No. 85273 Anonymous
18th March 2019
Monday 8:41 pm
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>>85272
You've got my vote.
>> No. 85274 Anonymous
18th March 2019
Monday 8:47 pm
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At this rate, we're basically fucked, so all we need to figure out is whether we stay or go. I say we relocate to the Costa del Sol since it already might as well be a British colony and we'd be bringing jobs to Iberia which already has crippling unemployment. Obviously we salt these islands before the Germans inevitably try planting a towel in them.
>> No. 85275 Anonymous
18th March 2019
Monday 9:30 pm
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>>85270
He's going on some nutter's list, that's for sure. I like that we have this rule though.

>>85274
Like the Huns and the Vandals? Just roam around the nice bits of the EU ruining them for everyone else? I'll get my vacuum flask.

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>> No. 51753 Anonymous
11th November 2013
Monday 11:24 pm
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Switzerland will hold a vote on whether to introduce a basic income for all adults, in a further sign of growing public activism over pay inequality since the financial crisis. A grassroots committee is calling for all adults in Switzerland to receive an unconditional income of 2,500 Swiss francs ($2,800) per month from the state, with the aim of providing a financial safety net for the population.

Under Swiss law, citizens can organize popular initiatives that allow the channeling of public anger into direct political action. The country usually holds several referenda a year. In March, Swiss voters backed some of the world's strictest controls on executive pay, forcing public companies to give shareholders a binding vote on compensation. A separate proposal to limit monthly executive pay to no more than what the company's lowest-paid staff earn in a year, the so-called 1:12 initiative, faces a popular vote on November 24.


http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/04/us-swiss-pay-idUSBRE9930O620131004

http://www.businessinsider.com/behind-the-swiss-unconditional-income-iniative-2013-10

I'm not entirely sure what to make of these. I reckong that if they tried the 1:12 thing over here then the lowest paid members of staff in some large organisations would end up being made redundant and replaced with contractors.
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>> No. 85259 Anonymous
17th March 2019
Sunday 9:18 am
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Y'know, even if he didn't mean that, it's not a terrible idea. During the credit crunch, quantitive easing was essentially printing new money. However if that money was given to the poor, who are more likely to spend it immediately than the rich, it would have a much more stimulatory effect on the economy, for a negligible effect on inflation. It's only printing money repeatedly to fund routine infrastructure or to pay debt, that doesn't work.
>> No. 85261 Anonymous
17th March 2019
Sunday 12:04 pm
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>who are more likely to spend it immediately than the rich, it would have a much more stimulatory effect on the economy

What would happen is that all the local / Northern shops would just put their prices up. This is capitalism / economics 101. Your printing-money idea would only work if there were similar, compensating controls on pricing and supply; otherwise this would balance out any benefit of doing it in the first place.

If you wanted to help people like this, just give them stuff, don't fuck with the supply or value of money.
>> No. 85262 Anonymous
17th March 2019
Sunday 3:01 pm
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>>85261

I get the feeling you don't know how the supply of money is dictated.
>> No. 85263 Anonymous
17th March 2019
Sunday 4:10 pm
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>>85261
>If you wanted to help people like this, just give them stuff, don't fuck with the supply or value of money.
The people who say this line almost inevitably proceed to balk when you suggest going all robin hood. Assuming good faith, the fundamental problem is that this misses political economy. If I announce that I'm sticking up taxes and jacking up spending, the response - both on the markets and with the confidence of the general public - is going to be much higher than if I instruct the Bank of England to make some alterations to monetary policy which will have similar (if broader and less predictable) redistributive effects without overtly stating as much.

Frankly so long as whoever's in power isn't a complete idiot about it the risks would seem to be overstated. The 1970s were a total anomaly with disproportionate mindshare and almost every other country that has had major problems has already been a basket case before they went all macroeconomic populist. I'm not saying we should be the first ones to go out and try it and see what happens, it might still do bad things, but serious and sober minded people seem to be capable of thinking the UK could become Venezuela just because someone at the BoE had a shit day in the absence of any historical precedent.
>> No. 85264 Anonymous
17th March 2019
Sunday 5:23 pm
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>>85214
While I agree that government should be looking at ways to shift away from our London-centric model I do question how effective it will be. At least in terms of how solutions are now being approached. The London economy is built precisely around it being a global capital with the manufacture parts moved out to places like Derby (for Rolls-Royce aerospace). Yes, the rents outrageous but much of the work done in the capital is location specific and can't easily be transplanted without just hobbling the city.

To go back to the point of the HMRC, they have been doing a fair amount of moving the administrative workers out to regional hubs but there still needs to be a core contingent of policy managers in London. It's looking at the problem backwards when the issue isn't that everywhere else is shit but that London is incredibly successful and now suffers from national policy built on fairness but which becomes unfair regionally.

The alternative I suggest would be to embrace Georgism and attach the majority of tax collection to property value. That might still hurt London by it would at least have the knock-on effect of closing down the property game.

>>85261
>If you wanted to help people like this, just give them stuff, don't fuck with the supply or value of money.

I've long argued that governments should help address the stress of a downturn by buying everyone a pint. It's a bit like that tax holiday we had at the start of the Great Recession where sales tax was removed only rather than just a signal to consume it is one telling you to take some tlc.

Maybe we could go further and have public holiday camps with a special bank holiday in times of trouble. People could choose what kind of place they go (so I don't rub elbows with the riff-raff) but all would offer some greater public function like education or a special singles camp for bonking.

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