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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2018 8:53 
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Can someone explain what is going on in Italy for me?


Two populist parties were the big winners in the election. They proposed a cabinet to the Italian president, who rejected the nominations, but no other parties can form a viable coalition, so limbo time.

The Beeb have a good explainer.


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Two populist parties were the big winners in the election. They proposed a cabinet to the Italian president, who rejected the nominations, but no other parties can form a viable coalition, so limbo time.

That seems like a really sensible idea. If everyone could do that and solve their disagreements with a dance-based contest the world would be a better place.


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Apart from all the dancing everywhere, obv. But it would be a price worth paying.


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Yes, but then you'd get nations lurching to the left, to the right.....

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Yes, but then you'd get nations lurching to the left, to the right.....


Jump up and down and to the knees

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MaliA wrote:
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/may/26/labour-live-festival-corbyn-unite

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Labour’s biggest union backer is giving away a thousand tickets to an event billed as Jeremy Corbyn’s very own Glastonbury, amid serious fears that it will lead to major losses for the party.

Unite announced to members that it was giving away the tickets and even offered free travel to the event in London for those who need it.


This has greatly amused me and I think shows how far Labour have lost their way.


Still amusing.

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Gosh. Geordie Grieg (Mail on Sunday editor) is replacing Paul Dacre as Daily Mail editor. He and Dacre are political opposites.

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Two populist parties were the big winners in the election. They proposed a cabinet to the Italian president, who rejected the nominations, but no other parties can form a viable coalition, so limbo time.

That seems like a really sensible idea. If everyone could do that and solve their disagreements with a dance-based contest the world would be a better place.


Especially if they all had tea and toast as well.

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Gosh. Geordie Grieg (Mail on Sunday editor) is replacing Paul Dacre as Daily Mail editor. He and Dacre are political opposites.


...and supposedly despise one another.

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Gosh. Geordie Grieg (Mail on Sunday editor) is replacing Paul Dacre as Daily Mail editor. He and Dacre are political opposites.


...and supposedly despise one another.


Private eye gleefully keeps tabs on the two papers throwing shade at each other

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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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Yesterday, the House of Commons debated the crucial issue of a box for Cornish people to proclaim their identity in the next census, and quickly grasped the key point:

Chloe Smith (Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office) wrote:
I understand the argument that a tick box has been seen as essential in getting to questions of cultural identity, such as ethnicity, national identity and language. However, the innovation of an online questionnaire means that we can add a drop-down box with a “search as you type” option.


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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Wow, May looks profoundly uncomfortable here. I think her logic processing unit has got stuck into a loop.

https://twitter.com/estwebber/status/10 ... 7321361408




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Blimey. She looks wrecked in that, whilst the Foreign Secretary is grinning like the Cheshire Cat at her discomfort and the attention on him.


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BOOM! HEADSHOT!

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Only fair to praise Mr Corbyn for that. Well done Jeremy.

Haven't caught with this but apparently there's an exciting twist later on in the episode.


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Wow, May looks profoundly uncomfortable here. I think her logic processing unit has got stuck into a loop.



Can't be. She hasn't got one.

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What? Mr Trump's charitable foundation, modestly titled 'the Trump Foundation', might have been a bit dodgy?

BBC wrote:
The lawsuit alleges that the foundation paid $100,000 (£750,000) to settle legal claims against Mr Trump's Mar-A-Lago resort, $158,000 to settle claims against one of his golf clubs, and $10,000 to purchase a painting of Mr Trump to hang at another of his golf clubs.

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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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MaliA wrote:
MaliA wrote:
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/may/26/labour-live-festival-corbyn-unite

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Labour’s biggest union backer is giving away a thousand tickets to an event billed as Jeremy Corbyn’s very own Glastonbury, amid serious fears that it will lead to major losses for the party.

Unite announced to members that it was giving away the tickets and even offered free travel to the event in London for those who need it.


This has greatly amused me and I think shows how far Labour have lost their way.


Still amusing.

https://news.sky.com/story/amp/tickets- ... s-11405121

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I’m sure we can all agree that taking photos up the skirts of women without their consent is a creepy and bad thing.

So it went to Parliament to put it in line with other similar offences.

It was nearly filibustered by Friend of the Forum, Philip Davies, and then shouted down by SIR Christopher Chope, who objected to it.

Cheers, Tories, you weird sex offenders.

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I'd genuinely like to know their motivation for doing that.


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Without looking, I'd say "fairness to men having their bodies photographed"

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https://hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/2 ... UseOfForce)Bill

Ah. Here we go.

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I'd genuinely like to know their motivation for doing that.


The pair of them are complete fistulas.

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I'd genuinely like to know their motivation for doing that.


The pair of them are complete fistulas.


Davies has said before that a lot of the proposed legislation requires scrutiny lest poorly drafted laws find their way on to the statute book, hence the many questions posed and clarity of definitions sought. Even though the principal might be good (free parking at hospitals for carers), the execution less so (there was little to no definition of carer, in this instance). A goal without a means is just a dream, as I like to say, and, such definition is important.

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Also Davies is a fistula.

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I think yer man just needed time to delete some pics from his phone.

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I see seasonal workers are now getting a visa exception as well.

It's good to see the British tradition of forming a simple but ineffective law then amending it to high buggery is already bank in full swing.


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Senior Tories are advocating for legalising weed. If I were a young person, I'm not sure that the promise of a joint would take my mind off the government's disdain for our future.

But I'm not, and whilst I agree in principle, I really don't like the smell of weed.


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Mali! Stop tweeting to lords!

Quote:
Lord Adonis:
My Lords, does the noble and learned Lord know whether Karl Marx is public or private property?

Lord Keen of Elie:
My understanding is that there is no right of property in a body.


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This is why we have a House of Lords:

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Lord Selkirk of Douglas:
  
Does the Minister accept that in the past I have had a particular interest in this because one of my ancestors was buried in an Egyptian sarcophagus? When efforts were made by respected members of the public to recover the sarcophagus, it could not be found. Perhaps I may say that where private sector measures impact on the public sector, it can often give rise to offence if it means interfering with other graves.


Lord Keen of Elie:
I am obliged to my noble friend for his question. I am not aware of the present whereabouts of the sarcophagus in question.


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BOOM!

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Scenes

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We should be pleased that he's not in the country and that his obvious chicanery has probably further harmed his chances of the top job.


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Boris Johnson has said quitting over the issue of Heathrow expansion would "achieve absolutely nothing"

So that's us all set straight.


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UKIP is going alt-right.
Paul Joseph Watson [InfoWars], Count Dankula, Sargon of Akkad & Milo Yiannopoulos have all just joined.

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Oh good. Actual Nazis!

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Speaking of which, Mr Trump is apparently going to have dinner at Blenheim Palace when he graces these shores next month. He'll probably find it a little too restrained compared to his properties.


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Bit fucked off Nissan have said that they are staying in Sunderland. Doesn't sit right, to me.

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Guardian:

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Americans in the UK have been warned to “keep a low profile” during this week’s visit of their president, Donald Trump, as the US embassy in London says demonstrations against the event could turn violent.


And yet Mr Trump keeps on saying that the world respects the USA again.


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Guardian:

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Americans in the UK have been warned to “keep a low profile” during this week’s visit of their president, Donald Trump, as the US embassy in London says demonstrations against the event could turn violent.


And yet Mr Trump keeps on saying that the world respects the USA again.


Reading that article, I didn't get the impression that the recommendation was due to them being American. It was a recommendation about avoiding the protests as they could get violent in general, not specifically targeting them.

Which, to be fair, isn't terrible advice.


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Thanks to Mr Trump, I'm now feeling slightly sorry for the Prime Minister.

And pissing myself laughing at her naivety about him.


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Thanks to Mr Trump, I'm now feeling slightly sorry for the Prime Minister.

And pissing myself laughing at her naivety about him.


It's a strange world we live in. I cannot help but feel, when faced with a bellicose US president, the whole thing was handled much better by Prime Minister Hugh Grant.

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It would be great if she has finally had enough, and decides to put the beat down on trump in her speech later, but it will be all special relationship this, and valued friendship that.
I want her to go "fuck it" and call everyone out on all the petulant bullshit.


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The Queen's about to call Downing Street and repeatedly emphasise just how bad her cold is and how sorry she is about not being able to get into work today.


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It would be great if she has finally had enough, and decides to put the beat down on trump in her speech later, but it will be all special relationship this, and valued friendship that.
I want her to go "fuck it" and call everyone out on all the petulant bullshit.


The whole thing is just amazing, as everyone just seems to step back and doesn't quite know what to do. Still, tea with Brenda, later, could prove interesting.

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