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PostRe: US Politics - Trump threatens to pull US out of NATO, reconfirms he's a very stable genius
by KK » Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:00 pm

Hundreds of police officers assigned to help with Donald Trump's visit to the UK are having to sleep in conditions described as "an absolute disgrace".

Pictures posted on social media show rows of camp beds in a gymnasium which will be used for officers to rest on after 12 hour shifts.

The Police Federation said prisoners in cells would be sleeping in better conditions than its officers.

The situation was "not acceptable", the body coordinating the operation said.

Labour MP Louise Haigh raised the issue in the House of Commons, said 100 female officers had just four toilets between them and 300 male officers had just five toilets.

She added: "The time for warm words is over. The government must now provide the police with the support they desperately need."

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson said the conditions some of his officers had found themselves in were an "absolute disgrace".

"No officer should be made to sleep on a camp bed, inches from the floor, in a sports hall with scores of colleagues only metres apart after a 12-hour shift", he said.

Around 300 officers have been brought in from forces across the country to help police Donald Trump's visit, costing up to £10m.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-44806144

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PostRe: US Politics - HE IS HERE
by Monkey Man » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:07 pm


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PostRe: US Politics - HE IS HERE
by Harry Ola » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:42 pm




It's almost as though people were just trying to intimidate her.

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PostRe: US Politics - HE IS HERE
by Karl » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:51 pm

Thread title is kind of scaring me. :dread:

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PostRe: US Politics - HE IS HERE
by NickSCFC » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:54 pm

Where's the balloon? :x

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PostRe: US Politics - HE IS HERE
by Vermilion » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:56 pm

NickSCFC wrote:Where's the balloon? :x


With any luck it's at the nearest recycling centre.

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PostRe: US Politics - HE IS HERE
by KK » Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:36 pm

Watching CNN’s coverage of the Trump visit, and the setting really looks fabulous. That’s about all there is to say for it.

All this pandering to his ego will probably be for absolutely bugger all (see also: France).

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PostRe: US Politics - HE IS HERE
by KK » Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:47 pm

Trump leaving May and husband standing in a ‘car park’ for hours. :fp:

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PostRe: US Politics - HE IS HERE
by Alvin Flummux » Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:20 am

KK wrote:Trump leaving May and husband standing in a ‘car park’ for hours. :fp:


Should've had them towed and crushed into a cube.

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PostRe: US Politics - HE IS HERE
by Hyperion » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:16 am

NickSCFC wrote:Where's the balloon? :x

I think he's at Sandhurst this morning

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PostRe: US Politics - HE IS HERE
by Moggy » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:20 am

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PostRe: US Politics - HE IS HERE
by DML » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:25 am

The BBC news this morning is like a nightmare.

The Sun editor calling Donald 'very honest', a quick catch up with those lovely people at the Trump Arms, and an MP blowing smoke up the presidents orange arse.

It's absolutely astonishing how much the World is willing to endorse him.

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PostRe: US Politics - HE IS HERE
by Moggy » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:44 am

DML wrote:It's absolutely astonishing how much the World is willing to endorse him.


I could never understand why people were so willing to go along with and appease monsters like Hitler and Stalin, but I at least comforted myself with the safe knowledge that it would never happen again. We know too much now to be taken in (or give in to) by populists, demagogues and monsters.

And then the last couple of years happened.

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PostRe: US Politics - HE IS HERE
by Squinty » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:47 am

I'm willingly to bet that Trump will continue his England is in turmoil schtick, using protests as an example of this.

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PostRe: US Politics - HE IS HERE
by Benzin » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:21 am

Hey remember 6 years ago when the Olympics were here and we were all pretty happy with life and proud of the UK?

Feels like a century ago now :(

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PostRe: US Politics - HE IS HERE
by Moggy » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:28 am

Benzin wrote:Hey remember 6 years ago when the Olympics were here and we were all pretty happy with life and proud of the UK?

Feels like a century ago now :(


It shows just how bad things are that we look back on the coalition fondly. :lol:

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PostRe: US Politics - HE IS HERE
by KK » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:32 am

Air Force One, the 747 that carries the president, could be getting a major makeover. President Trump is reportedly considering changing the color scheme that's adorned the plane for decades, according to the news site Axios.

The blue and white Air Force One owes its iconic look to President John F. Kennedy and his wife Jackie.

"It was all part of this whole pattern of him trying to create increased visibility of the presidency as an active office and a glamorous office which he succeeded in doing," said Ken Walsh, who wrote "Air Force One: A History of the Presidents and Their Planes."

"President Trump is perfectly willing to upend a lot of the norms of Washington and the conventions of Washington, and it appears that includes Air Force One," Walsh said.

“It's just the concern that President Trump the showman is going to go too far with changing the look of this iconic plane that so many people are familiar with and a lot of people wonder why do it?" Walsh said.

Another of the reported changes Mr. Trump is considering is a bigger presidential bed onboard the new plane. The current bed has been compared to a futon

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/what-would ... der-trump/

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PostRe: US Politics - HE IS HERE
by Rex Kramer » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:33 am

Gold, he'll paint the strawberry floating thing gold.

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PostRe: US Politics - HE IS HERE
by Errkal » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:34 am

Benzin wrote:Hey remember 6 years ago when the Olympics were here and we were all pretty happy with life and proud of the UK?

Feels like a century ago now :(


You know the Olympics was probably a catalyst for this.

It made people super proud of the UK and England boosting patriotism which helped the we are awesome and we don't need anyone else message of leave and such.

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PostRe: US Politics - HE IS HERE
by Moggy » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:43 am

Errkal wrote:
Benzin wrote:Hey remember 6 years ago when the Olympics were here and we were all pretty happy with life and proud of the UK?

Feels like a century ago now :(


You know the Olympics was probably a catalyst for this.

It made people super proud of the UK and England boosting patriotism which helped the we are awesome and we don't need anyone else message of leave and such.


The Olympics where we celebrated Mo Farah and Jess Ennis? I don’t think it had much to do with the shitstorm that has happened since.

The gooseberry fool in the UK and US has been bubbling away for a long time, Farage and his ilk have been there undermining things in the UK, the likes of Bannon and Alex Jones have been doing the same in the US. 2016 was when they finally got their way and unleashed their filth all over the Western world.


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