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by Moggy » Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:13 am

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Worst part is that I can't be 100% certain that's a piss take.


Unfortunately it is a piss take, which is a shame as the Chuckle Brothers would do a much better job.

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by Karl » Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:15 am

"To me, to you" is a really beautiful thesis on the benefits of freedom of movement. :wub:

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by Lagamorph » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:59 pm



He was suspended last year following the emergence of a string of historical online comments, together with claims he used transphobic slurs and called a woman he dated an "ugly b****".


"I feel I have not been listened to or been given a fair investigation as I do not believe they considered my supporting evidence or got in touch with my witnesses.

"Furthermore, I am of the opinion that the Labour Party no longer shares my commitment to the true definition of equality and compassion.

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by KK » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:24 pm

Speaking to The Sun, Donald Trump on the London Mayor:

DONALD Trump today claims Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is directly responsible for the terror attacks on the British capital.

The Labour heavyweight has “done a very bad job on terrorism” by allowing so many migrants to come to the city, the President has argued.

“I think allowing millions and millions of people to come into Europe is very, very sad.

“I look at cities in Europe, and I can be specific if you’d like. You have a mayor who has done a terrible job in London. He has done a terrible job.

“Take a look at the terrorism that is taking place. Look at what is going on in London. I think he has done a very bad job on terrorism.

“I think he has done a bad job on crime, if you look, all of the horrible things going on there, with all of the crime that is being brought in.”

Mr Trump added: “I think he has not been hospitable to a government that is very important. Now he might not like the current President, but I represent the United States.

“I also represent a lot of people in Europe because a lot of people from Europe are in the United States.”

Donald Trump has admitted he “feels unwelcome” in London as a major ­security operation was launched for his arrival in the UK yesterday.

But the tycoon insists real British people “love the President of the United States”.

“I guess when they put out blimps to make me feel unwelcome, no reason for me to go to London.

“I used to love London as a city. I haven’t been there in a long time. But when they make you feel unwelcome, why would I stay there?”

Of his four-day visit, he added: “Many people are delighted. I get thousands of notifications from people in the UK that they love the President of the United States.”

He described a West London pub being renamed The Trump Arms for the duration of the trip as “wonderful”, adding: “I love those people. Those are my people.”

You know, a poll just came out that I am the most popular person in the history of the Republican Party — 92 per cent. Beating Lincoln. I beat our Honest Abe.

“But the people of the UK, and I’ll bet if you had an honest poll, I’d be very strong. They want the same thing I want. I love the UK.”

Really done a number on everyone tomorrow, huh.

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by Green Gecko » Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:22 am

There are so many stupid lines in that interview I can't be bothered to pick it apart. Pretty much every statement is fallacious nonsense.

I also represent a lot of people in Europe because a lot of people from Europe are in the United States.”

That doesn't even make sense. You represent US citizens. That's it. Oh my god, shut up.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 5
by Moggy » Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:12 am

The Sun’s front page looks exactly like a spoof.



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by Hyperion » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:09 am

He once likened his relationship with Theresa May to that between Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher. Presumably that comparison is now cancelled.

Donald Trump has once again torn up standard etiquette for diplomacy by turning up, not with flowers or a bottle of wine – but a verbal grenade. As he was setting off for his first visit to the UK as American president, he told the Sun that he advised Theresa May “how to do” Brexit but “she didn’t listen to me”.

He also warned that a soft Brexit will probably kill any hope of a separate US-UK trade deal, which was supposed to be a centrepiece of Friday’s talks at Chequers. And to add insult to injury, he suggested that May’s nemesis, Boris Johnson, would “make a great prime minister”.

Clearly, when in 2016 Trump declared himself “Mr Brexit”, he should have been taken both seriously and literally. His ego and belief in his own deal-making skills are such that he apparently thought he alone could fix it. Few observers believe that he has studied the vast mounds of paperwork or the complex web of laws involved.

His outburst to the Sun – a Eurosceptic tabloid newspaper owned by Rupert Murdoch, whose Fox News channel supplies many of Trump’s views and staff – could certainly be seen as bad manners, perhaps an act of revenge for the baby blimp set to take to the London sky on Friday.

On another, equally Trumpian level, it might be regarded as his latest brazen attempt to undermine an old ally. Just as the president tore into Angela Merkel’s Germany over pastries and cheese before the Nato summit had even started, now he has May’s Britain in his sights.

He is aware that May, like Merkel, is weakened and vulnerable domestically, and his past record suggests that he despises weakness. He has consistently expressed admiration, by contrast, for dictators such as Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong-un and Rodrigo Duterte.

More than a year into his presidency, no one is quite certain whether this is due to an instinctive fascination with autocrats and the great man theory of history – or a deeper, more sinister effort to reorder the world in favour of rightwing demagoguery.

How Trump's Nato summit meltdown unfolded
For now, it means that Trump and May’s engagements – a joint forces military demonstration, a working lunch at Chequers and a joint press conference – promise the height of social awkwardness. Watch for the handshake – always a tell with Trump.

Based on past, self-contradictory form, the president, when confronted by reporters, will probably seek to play down his negative comments about a bilateral trade deal, triggering a fresh set of headlines about how it might be back on.

May, meanwhile, standing before the media and live TV cameras, will face calls to emulate Hugh Grant’s prime minister in the 2003 film Love Actually, who informs the American president: “A friend who bullies us is no longer a friend. And since bullies only respond to strength, from now onward I will be prepared to be much stronger.”

Failing that, as Trump goes on to take tea with the Queen, the prime minister could always join the demonstrations on the streets of London. It seems she has nothing to lose.


Great idea by May to invite this dickhead over

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by Rex Kramer » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:26 am

I really hope the Queen gives him a volley of the kind of abuse you'd hear at a Millwall game. How did anyone think this was going to go any other way? I guess we could have expected him to have at least left the country before dropping a turd of this size.

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by Preezy » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:24 am

Is it wrong that I quite like that he's completely strawberry floated May over? Delicious.

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by Moggy » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:44 am

Preezy wrote:Is it wrong that I quite like that he's completely strawberry floated May over? Delicious.


It’s not that delicious when you see that he is attempting to put Boris Johnson into power.

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by Preezy » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:45 am

Moggy wrote:
Preezy wrote:Is it wrong that I quite like that he's completely strawberry floated May over? Delicious.


It’s not that delicious when you see that he is attempting to put Boris Johnson into power.

strawberry floats sake Moggy just let me enjoy this for a bit :x

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by Moggy » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:48 am

Preezy wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Preezy wrote:Is it wrong that I quite like that he's completely strawberry floated May over? Delicious.


It’s not that delicious when you see that he is attempting to put Boris Johnson into power.

strawberry floats sake Moggy just let me enjoy this for a bit :x


The worst thing about Trump* is that he is making me feel sorry for Theresa May. :x

*not really the worst thing.

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by Preezy » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:49 am

Moggy wrote:
Preezy wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Preezy wrote:Is it wrong that I quite like that he's completely strawberry floated May over? Delicious.


It’s not that delicious when you see that he is attempting to put Boris Johnson into power.

strawberry floats sake Moggy just let me enjoy this for a bit :x


The worst thing about Trump* is that he is making me feel sorry for Theresa May. :x

*not really the worst thing.

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by KK » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:57 am

One person who's never liked Boris Johnson is Brexiteer Michael Portillo, who has had his number for years. Long before anyone else really noticed, in fact. He didn't back him for London Major in 2012 either. I still remember him saying 'If Boris ever becomes Prime Minister, I’ll be spending a lot more time in Spain'.

Portillo predicted last night either the UK will go with the current soft Brexit proposal or ultimately end up staying in the EU. Alan Johnson meanwhile couldn't understand why Labour would vote down the government's current Brexit proposals.

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by Moggy » Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:02 am

KK wrote:One person who's never liked Boris Johnson is Brexiteer Michael Portillo,

I still remember him saying 'If Boris ever becomes Prime Minister, I’ll be spending a lot more time in Spain'.


A Leaver that wants to spend more time in an EU nation? How surprising.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 5
by Moggy » Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:03 am

Preezy wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Preezy wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Preezy wrote:Is it wrong that I quite like that he's completely strawberry floated May over? Delicious.


It’s not that delicious when you see that he is attempting to put Boris Johnson into power.

strawberry floats sake Moggy just let me enjoy this for a bit :x


The worst thing about Trump* is that he is making me feel sorry for Theresa May. :x

*not really the worst thing.

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by Hyperion » Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:07 am

Moggy wrote:
Preezy wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Preezy wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Preezy wrote:Is it wrong that I quite like that he's completely strawberry floated May over? Delicious.


It’s not that delicious when you see that he is attempting to put Boris Johnson into power.

strawberry floats sake Moggy just let me enjoy this for a bit :x


The worst thing about Trump* is that he is making me feel sorry for Theresa May. :x

*not really the worst thing.

Can you pity a machine?

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If you are incapable of feeling pity for a machine, are you not a machine yourself?

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Can machines feel pity?

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PostRe: Politics Thread 5
by Moggy » Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:09 am

Hyperion wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Preezy wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Preezy wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Preezy wrote:Is it wrong that I quite like that he's completely strawberry floated May over? Delicious.


It’s not that delicious when you see that he is attempting to put Boris Johnson into power.

strawberry floats sake Moggy just let me enjoy this for a bit :x


The worst thing about Trump* is that he is making me feel sorry for Theresa May. :x

*not really the worst thing.

Can you pity a machine?

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If you are incapable of feeling pity for a machine, are you not a machine yourself?

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Can machines feel pity?

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Can pity feel machines?

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by Hyperion » Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:17 am


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