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BS: Brexit & other UK political topics

The Sandman 13 Jan 21 - 09:59 AM
Backwoodsman 13 Jan 21 - 07:11 AM
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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit & other UK political topics
From: The Sandman
Date: 13 Jan 21 - 09:59 AM

Because i do not look that often below the belt and had only jusst noticed it , Raggytash , does it really matter whether it was posted yesterdayd or 3 months ago it is total squit.
Raggy whjat is your problem?


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit & other UK political topics
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 13 Jan 21 - 07:11 AM

Correct, Steve.


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit & other UK political topics
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 13 Jan 21 - 05:56 AM

That did occur to me too...


Dick...?


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit & other UK political topics
From: Raggytash
Date: 13 Jan 21 - 05:48 AM

Why drag up a post from 3 months ago I wonder.


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit & other UK political topics
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 13 Jan 21 - 05:44 AM

"Margaret Thatcher. God bless he"

Heheh. In view of what a lot of us thought about her aggression and hubris, I'll take that as a Freudian slip par excellence!

Burnt duvet, Raggytash?   Now how many times have I told you not to smoke that pipe in bed!


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit & other UK political topics
From: The Sandman
Date: 13 Jan 21 - 04:22 AM

I saw a youtube clip of a middle aged woman in bournemouth sitting alone on a bench with a cup of coffee being arrested and handcuffed by police,


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit & other UK political topics
From: The Sandman
Date: 13 Jan 21 - 04:20 AM

Subject: BS: Greatest UK PM born 95 years ago!!
From: Bonzo3legs - PM
Date: 13 Oct 20 - 06:35 PM

On this day, 95 years ago, was born one of the finest Prime Ministers ever to lead this or any country - a woman of courage, integrity and wisdom who inspired people around the world and who advanced the cause of freedom: Margaret Thatcher. God bless he
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is there anywhere Bonzo can buy something to stop verbal squit , essential, most definiteley


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit & other UK political topics
From: Raggytash
Date: 13 Jan 21 - 02:52 AM

When I go for our weekly shop I buy copious amounts of wine.

Now I am sure some people would claim that this is not an essential item, however the shop is open, they sell wine ................


I also suspect that had I burnt a saucepan or a duvet these too would be essential items to me.


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit & other UK political topics
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 12 Jan 21 - 06:35 PM

It is illegal for me to leave home without reasonable excuse (and I never do), for example, for essential food shopping and medicines.

But I can go to Morrisons supermarket and I can buy children's clothes, a duvet and covers, pots and pans, an iron, a microwave, lipstick and lots of other beauty products, perfume, chocolate and sweets, magazines, lottery tickets, birthday cards, the finest malt whiskies and a dozen types of fancy gin, children's toys, car shampoo, DVD box sets and flowers. I checked all that out this evening (I went as late as I could for my spuds, veg and milk and to shop for vulnerable friends).Then I can (but won't) nip to the garden centre and buy patio furniture, a nice shirt or two, a garden statue of a naked lady and a nice big pot plant.

Were I to buy any of those items, I wonder if that would mean that Morrisons and the garden centre could potentially be aiding and abetting my illegal behaviour...


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit & other UK political topics
From: Raggytash
Date: 12 Jan 21 - 01:21 PM

Some figure would show that he has already achieved that. 67,100 civilians were killed in the UK during WW2


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit & other UK political topics
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 12 Jan 21 - 12:29 PM

So, boris now seems to be competing to kill at least as many British civilians than even h1tler ever did...???

Well done, tories..

Persistently striving to make Britain world beaters...!!!


2020 saw most excess deaths since World War Two


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit & other UK political topics
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 11 Jan 21 - 12:07 PM

over zealous policing undermines public respect for lock down rules,
and only strengthens the confidence of militant anti lock down fukwits...


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit & other UK political topics
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 11 Jan 21 - 11:55 AM

driving from Leicestershire to Derbyshire

Very disingenuous Nigel. You have been to Moira and know full well the proximity of those two counties, and Staffordshire if it comes to that. The ladies in question had driven about 5 miles. Local by most people's standards. As to the flask. What drink should we take out walking in this weather? Iced water? I have noticed that Derbyshire police are now reviewing their policies and the fines issued so far. So they should.


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit & other UK political topics
From: DMcG
Date: 11 Jan 21 - 09:54 AM

Unfortunately similar reasoning is being used by those who live ten miles away who want to have a walk by the shore

Not really. My reasoning is that we should only go to places where there are few if any people. (And, by the way, to leave if we are mistaken.) It is not just to go wherever I happen to fancy.


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit & other UK political topics
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 11 Jan 21 - 09:37 AM

This "don't travel" rule is self defeating. I live within 5 minutes walk of a shore. Unfortunately, because there are five multi-storey flats nearby and some multi-storey luxury flats about 5 minutes in another direction, so a few thousand other people also live within a short walk of that shore. So if I go there, it is inevitable I will be near hundreds of other people.
On the other hand, if I drive up to ten miles, there are dozens of places I could go where the chances of meeting more than two people is tiny, and the chances of meeting no-one at all quite high.


Unfortunately similar reasoning is being used by those who live ten miles away who want to have a walk by the shore.

Just a couple of days ago police fined two women for driving from Leicestershire to Derbyshire to meet-up for a walk. The police (apparently) said that as they'd taken coffee with them it was a 'picnic'.
Far be it from me to disagree with the police, but I think these two women were "a couple of sandwiches short of a picnic".


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit & other UK political topics
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 11 Jan 21 - 06:53 AM

Maybe they are achieving what the government wants, Dave. Who knows!


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit & other UK political topics
From: DMcG
Date: 11 Jan 21 - 03:30 AM

There is an exemption for medical needs, so I guess you could get by with that.

This "don't travel" rule is self defeating. I live within 5 minutes walk of a shore. Unfortunately, because there are five multi-storey flats nearby and some multi-storey luxury flats about 5 minutes in another direction, so a few thousand other people also live within a short walk of that shore. So if I go there, it is inevitable I will be near hundreds of other people.

On the other hand, if I drive up to ten miles, there are dozens of places I could go where the chances of meeting more than two people is tiny, and the chances of meeting no-one at all quite high.

With some slight variations, I guess that is true of many of the 'built-up' areas of the country.

Now, I fully understand the rationale behind stopping transmission from one area to another, but it does not take a lot of thought to work out maybe the rules are not really achieving what we want.


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit & other UK political topics
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 11 Jan 21 - 02:47 AM

I see the government are setting up mass vaccination centres but you may have to travel up to an hour to get to one. In the middle of a lockdown where we have been told not to travel. Where the people who are getting the jabs are the over 80s and vulnerable who are most likely not to drive and going on public transport may spread the virus. While mixing with your elderly parents to drive them there could land you with a fine.

You couldn't make this stuff up.


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit & other UK political topics
From: peteglasgow
Date: 09 Jan 21 - 09:31 AM

england has been hijacked by a load of rich thieves and scroundrels. less showy than their US counterparts - but just as evil


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit & other UK political topics
From: Raggytash
Date: 07 Jan 21 - 07:28 PM

You really couldn't make this up.

Leave.EU the organisation founded by Aaron Banks to campaign for the UK to leave the EU now has transferred it's registered office to Ireland.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/jan/07/leaveeu-leaves-britain-after-brexit


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit & other UK political topics
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 07 Jan 21 - 06:26 PM

Well, Dave, in the US you might get shot. Storming Parliament here might get you bashed with either a truncheon or the mace...And that mace has a lot knobbly bits...

Sod it. That's the end of THAT revolution then... Bloody mace...


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit & other UK political topics
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 07 Jan 21 - 05:24 PM

Anyone fancy storming the houses of parliament? I don't think anyone has made a serious attempt since 1605 and we can learn a lot from our friends across the pond :-D


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit & other UK political topics
From: The Sandman
Date: 06 Jan 21 - 03:55 AM

Johnson, has proved to be inept, schools should have been closed a while ago, number one priority is stopping the spread of the virus.
Johnson has dithered and procrastinated and shown he is incompetent and yet bonzo 3legs and his like will still vote Conservative, they cannot admit that the NHS cannot cope because for years the conservatives have run it down., so that it is unable to cope with an emergency, meanwhile nurses are in short supply and are not paid enough.
how does johnsons deal compare to the one Theresa May would have got?
It appears that the most important difference is the non existence of the back stop, I think Thersa May had a higher level of competnce than Johnson and probably would have handled covid and brexit better, not difficult really, Starmer would have been better,, Corbyn would have been better,Johnson is an incompetent ditherer.There are three main differences between Theresa May's Brexit deal and Boris Johnson's one
Boris Johnson has been bullish about the UK leaving the EU on 31 October – will these changes help him?
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THE KEY DIFFERENCES between Theresa May’s Withdrawal Agreement, and Boris Johnson’s version of it are the alternative arrangement to the Irish backstop, a consent mechanism for the Northern Ireland Assembly, and the level-playing field provision.

The vast majority of the Withdrawal Agreement is untouched from its original format – with the changes focused on the two elements that pro-Brexit MPs took issue with the last three times a vote was taken on it (although the financial settlement has been reduced from £39 billion to £33 billion because of the extension).

Today’s vote in the House of Commons will clarify whether there was a legitimate concern over these elements, which Brexiteers claimed would locked the UK in a customs union that restricted the it from future trade deals, and agreeing to rules that would make the UK less competitive post-Brexit.

Despite nothing much in the 585-page Withdrawal Agreement having been changed, the things that have been changed are complicated to explain.

1. The backstop is gone

The backstop, was a plan B in the Withdrawal Agreement that would be implemented if an alternative agreement to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland couldn’t be found.

It would keep Northern Ireland aligned to the European Union’s Custom Union and Single Market, which Brexiteers argued would mean the UK couldn’t avail of future trade deals (Theresa May rejected a Northern Ireland-only backstop in favour of a UK-wide one in order to protect ‘the integrity of the union’).

The backstop’s replacement is similar to the original Northern Ireland-only backstop, with the additional issue of consent to make the mechanism less “antidemocratic”.

In short, it means that Northern Ireland will remain aligned to the EU’s Custom Union, but will be in the United Kingdom’s custom territory, meaning that if there are future trade deals struck, Northern Ireland would avail of them.

In practice, this would mean that if goods are sent from Great Britain to Northern Ireland, no tariffs apply. If goods are sent from Great Britain through Northern Ireland to Ireland, tariffs will apply, but they will be collected at ports and airports – effectively putting a customs border along the Irish Sea.

For goods sent from Ireland to Northern Ireland, there would be no tariffs, and for goods travelling from Ireland through Northern Ireland to Great Britain, there would be tariffs collected at the Irish Sea customs border.

2. Consent

This was an important part of the discussions, as it proved difficult to capture what true “consent” from Northern Ireland would be.

If the Withdrawal Agreement is passed by the House of Commons today, this arrangement will come into effect at the end of the transition period, which will end in December 2020 (or December 2022 if it’s extended).

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Four years after that, (but two months before the deadline), the Northern Ireland Assembly will get a vote on whether to keep this customs arrangement, or default to “existing” WTO rules.

Speaking to reporters in Brussels yesterday, the Taoiseach said: “So there is of course an outside chance that at some point in the latter part of the next decade… [an] Assembly might decide to opt out of alignment, opt out of the Single Electricity Market, opt out of the new customs arrangement.

    But I’m confident that’s not going to happen, because I think that people in Northern Ireland, businesses in the Northern Ireland, farmers in Northern Ireland are going to see and experience the benefits of this arrangement.

    But if there’s a risk we’re taking, the risk we’re taking is one on democracy, and saying to people in Northern Ireland that you determine your future and this is something I can stand over.

On the vote itself, if a simple majority is achieved (so half of the total of votes cast, plus one more vote at least), it would extend the arrangements for another four years.

If they receive a cross-party consensus, meaning a majority of 60%, and at least 40% support from unionists and nationalists, then the arrangements will be extended by eight years.

If there’s no Stormont Assembly in four years’ time, those elected will be reconvened for a vote on which direction to take Northern Ireland in.

Although the DUP is opposing the deal over customs, consent and VAT reasons, and fears that it would severe the North’s link with the rest of the United Kingdom, the Taoiseach said that in his view, it did not change its “constitutional status”.

    If this agreement is ratified and it is fully implemented, the queen will still be the queen; the pound will still be the pound; people will still post letters in Royal Mail red letterboxes, Northern Ireland will still be part of the United Kingdom.

3. The Political Declaration

The “level-playing field” provision was another sticking point for UK-EU negotiators. It essentially aimed to create a base level of standards for labour rights, the environment, tax and state aid rules.



This is so as to ensure state aid rules aren’t used by either side to boost their own companies; labour rules aren’t lowered in order to increase company profits; or environmental standards aren’t renegned upon in order to become more competitive post-Brexit.

This had been a legally-binding agreement contained in the Withdrawal Agreement – it’s now stated in the Political Declaration:

“the Parties agree to develop an ambitious, wide-ranging and balanced economic partnership. This partnership will be comprehensive, encompassing a Free Trade Agreement, as well as wider sectoral cooperation where it is in the mutual interest of both Parties.

“It will be underpinned by provisions ensuring a level playing field for open and fair competition, as set out in Section XIV of this Part. It should facilitate trade and investment between the Parties to the extent possible, while respecting the integrity of the Union’s Single Market and the Customs Union as well as the United Kingdom’s internal market, and recognising the development of an independent trade policy by the United Kingdom.”

Reference to a customs union as the baseline for a future trade deal, and UK alignment with EU regulations have also been removed.


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit & other UK political topics
From: DMcG
Date: 05 Jan 21 - 07:02 AM

I thought, Steve, you might comment on the risk of evolving a vaccine-resistant variant of covid-19. Back in April 2020 at least 30 variants had been identified, so it looks like the virus is fairly adaptable.   Any thoughts? Obviously, neither of us has the detailed knowledge of viruses to answer the question rigorously, but in general terms the risks and processes seem to be similar to evolving antibiotic resistant    bacteria etc.


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit & other UK political topics
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 05 Jan 21 - 06:05 AM

Dick - children were back 'as normal' for only one day yesterday..

Now today, teachers and other staff must attend school all day for emergency meetings and briefings..

Tomorrow, who the f@ck knows...???

It appears the academy that runs my wife's school completely excluded Union Reps
from any discussions and planning...???

At least that is how my wife understands what may have transpired behind the scenes...


Whatever happens, be assured the tories will blame Teacher's Unions
for all disruption and chaos...


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit & other UK political topics
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 05 Jan 21 - 05:51 AM

"Are we allowed to drive somewhere for exercise? If so, is the 15 miles or so to my nearest National Trust property considered 'local'?"

Nah. It's only OK if you drive that far in order to test your eyesight for driving...   :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit & other UK political topics
From: The Sandman
Date: 05 Jan 21 - 05:20 AM

Schools should be closed, are they still open in the uk?


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit & other UK political topics
From: DMcG
Date: 05 Jan 21 - 04:36 AM

I agree we needed to lockdown, and immediately. It was, and is, the only way of getting a handle on things. But it is still too vague and lax in many ways. I am a Church-goer, but think it unwise to keep places of worship open. Yes, I understand the mental health aspect, but non-church-goers also have a mental health aspect, and there is no 'special' support for them. We are told to keep things local, but that is left vague. Are we allowed to drive somewhere for exercise? If so, is the 15 miles or so to my nearest National Trust property considered 'local'?


But the action the government is taking that concerns me most is this idea of a long delay between first and second vaccinations. Because if you asked me to come up with a way to evolve vaccine-resistant forms of the virus outside a lab, that is almost exactly the way I would do it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit & other UK political topics
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 05 Jan 21 - 02:01 AM

Would Biden be taking on and continuing trumpy era legal grudge cases like Assange;
or maybe quietly letting them slip off the priority 'to do' list...???


The Assange business started during the Obama administration. This will hold more context for Biden than some of the other things Trump has mangled over the last four years.

As a journalist I have mixed feelings about Assange. Publishing the Manning stuff was one thing; publishing the Clinton emails as a tool of the Russians and Trump were entirely another and put his journalistic motivation to question.


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit & other UK political topics
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 05 Jan 21 - 01:52 AM

I agree that the lockdown is good, Bonzo. It was the actions prior to that that were idiotic.

I just remembered that one of Terry Pratchett's characters was called Bloody Stupid Johnson. Prophetic or what!


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit & other UK political topics
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 04 Jan 21 - 06:27 PM

Excellent action by the government.


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit & other UK political topics
From: Rain Dog
Date: 04 Jan 21 - 05:59 PM

Yes pfr,that is far too cynical an idea.


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit & other UK political topics
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 04 Jan 21 - 05:40 PM

Pay people to eat out
Open universities
Threaten schools with legal action if they close

Oh look. Infection rates are up. It must be this new strain. Can't be me. I follow science.

B Johnson. January 2021


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit & other UK political topics
From: Donuel
Date: 04 Jan 21 - 03:53 PM

Jeeze pfr, tell us what you really think.


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit & other UK political topics
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 04 Jan 21 - 03:20 PM

well then.. lockdown from tomorrow...

But our inept / willfully negligent / ideologically vindictive / murderous / tory Govt
could not resist just one more day of cramming infected kids and parents into primary schools...

So, how can we not suspect a deliberate attempt to kill off expensive older teachers,
falsely accused of being marxist feminist brainwashers of innocent naturally conservative children..

..when there's a massed herd of newly redundant right wing business and financial workers
who are available to be redeployed as fast tracked ideologically 'acceptable' teacher substitutes...?????

nah.. that's far too cynical an idea...??????????????????????????????


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit & other UK political topics
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 04 Jan 21 - 02:34 PM

Would Biden be taking on and continuing trumpy era legal grudge cases like Assange;
or maybe quietly letting them slip off the priority 'to do' list...???


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit & other UK political topics
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 04 Jan 21 - 12:15 PM

I have a very strong suspicion that, if there were to be such a swap, Mrs. Sacoolas would receive considerably better treatment by U.K. authorities than Julian Assange would receive from the authorities in the US.

A very good reason not to agree to such a swap in the unlikely event it was offered by the US.


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit & other UK political topics
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 04 Jan 21 - 12:10 PM

Except that she should definitely be here but he should definitely not be there. In m'humble, of course.


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit & other UK political topics
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 04 Jan 21 - 10:50 AM

How about a straight swap for Anne Sacoolas?


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit & other UK political topics
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 04 Jan 21 - 06:41 AM

So, yanks, you're not getting your grubby mitts on Julian Assange. Excellent!


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit & other UK political topics
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 02 Jan 21 - 04:48 PM

Though how many times has old man Johnson changed his mind on brexit, to suit himself and his struggling PM son...???
Hardly at all. Right up until last month Johnson Snr. was writing articles in the Telegraph on why we should cancel Brexit.


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit & other UK political topics
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 02 Jan 21 - 12:19 PM

Though how many times has old man johnson changed his mind on brexit,
to suit himself and his struggling PM son...???

At least the old fella is in a very comfy position, with more than enough options,
to weather the 'leave' storm,
his dopey boy has inflicted on the rest of us...


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit & other UK political topics
From: Jos
Date: 02 Jan 21 - 07:14 AM

People should be allowed to change their minds without being accused of being a "turncoat".

In the article linked to, Stanley Johnson expressed a belief about what would happen. It was NOT a life-long commitment with no option to retract if that belief turned out to be unfounded.


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit & other UK political topics
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 02 Jan 21 - 07:07 AM

You will never get a one-word answer from a politician. If you asked him that, I suspect that you'd get the full treatise around the IHRA false definition of antisemitism...


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit & other UK political topics
From: Acorn4
Date: 02 Jan 21 - 06:59 AM

i'd like to ask Keir Starmer just one question to which the required answer would be yes or no:-

Is it correct that I am allowed to criticise the actions of the Britiah government, the US government, the Russian government or the German government but not the Israeli government?


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit & other UK political topics
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 01 Jan 21 - 02:10 PM

He’s a turncoat...

Stanley Johnson - Turncoat...


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit & other UK political topics
From: Allan Conn
Date: 01 Jan 21 - 01:56 PM

Re Stanley Johnson. Not a great fan but to be fair on this issue he seemingly voted Remain so if he has a legit route to regain his European Union citizenship then why not? I'd certainly do the same.


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Subject: RE: BS: worst british prime minster
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 01 Jan 21 - 11:47 AM

I meant strong personalities, not possessing strong and visionary leadership skills. OK, read charismatic for strong.


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit & other UK political topics
From: Rain Dog
Date: 01 Jan 21 - 10:35 AM

I see that the new 'new variant' has been designated 'Variant of Concern'by Public Health England.


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Subject: RE: BS: worst british prime minster
From: Raggytash
Date: 01 Jan 21 - 10:02 AM

Have to take issue with you there Steve, Johnson very strong? Don't think so.


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