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  • MrBlueSky
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Jan 2006
    • 1154

    Trouble a foot in Australia, now where else have we seen this...
     

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    • MrBlueSky
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      • Jan 2006
      • 1154

      UK needs to show "bulldog spirit" on Brexit | Peta Credlin

       

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      • MrBlueSky
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Jan 2006
        • 1154

        God help these kids...
         

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        • MrBlueSky
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          • Jan 2006
          • 1154

          I can't believe how crazy Democrats are now, much the same as the EU...
           

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          • trekbuster
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Jul 2011
            • 877

            Oh Dear, it seems the Daily Fail's website has been rumbled https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-46976834 Can't see them wriggling out of it tbh

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            • St. John
              Rank 4 Registered User
              • Jan 2018
              • 568

              Ummm... who runs News Guard though and what happens if someone sets up an app for detecting dodgy tech companies and stamps a pop-up on their website? What we're risking here is a rivalry of competing apps and at the end of it, people will still just believe what they believe.

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              • John Green
                Rank 5 Registered User
                • Mar 2011
                • 6643

                Quelle horreur ! What is going on in the offices of the Fleet St Lubyanka aka the Waily Gale ?

                Well settled in the cosy familiar embrace of my patented Easy Lift armchair, with Snooks the Mog snoring rhythmically on my lap as I drew deeply on my favourite Meerschaum, the ads on Classic FM interrupted my serenity.

                Trumpeting the attractions of the Waily Gale the advert screeched in my ear. Why, I asked no one in particular, why does the Daily Mail need to advertise its presence ?

                The answer cannot be concealed. Following a change in the papers management a few weeks ago, the Mail which routinely opposed the PM and her dodgy WA deal, .suddenly did an about face with a speed reminiscent of the halcyon days of the Daily Worker and proceeded to lard up the PM with over-the-top benedictions regarding her undoubted excellence and fitness for the Brexit negotiations.

                Such was the speed of the Mail's Damascene conversion that few who had hitherto backed a toughish stance against the PM had time to finish their lunchtime fish and chips, clear their desk and depart. Could it be, that as a consequence, the readership has slumped hence the advertising ?

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                • MrBlueSky
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                  • Jan 2006
                  • 1154

                  Stewart McDonald Hides to Avoid Asking Questions

                   

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                  • MrBlueSky
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                    • Jan 2006
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                    • MrBlueSky
                      Rank 5 Registered User
                      • Jan 2006
                      • 1154

                      Good Lord, frightening just how democrats run on emotional rhetoric...
                       
                      Last edited by MrBlueSky; 27th January 2019, 07:55.

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                      • John Green
                        Rank 5 Registered User
                        • Mar 2011
                        • 6643

                        I've been consistent in my understanding and loud in my analysis of just how energised German, French, Polish, Italian, Dutch and other EU manufacturers, producers and exporters to GB would be once it was clearly understood by them in which direction the Brexit talks were going or, had indeed stalled. The writing is now on the wall and they have reacted accordingly.

                        From the Business section of the D. Tel. to-day, 1st. Feb.

                        "German anger builds over dangerous handling of Brexit by ideologues". That is the by line on page 1. A group of top German economists has told the EU to tear up the Irish backstop and ditch its ideological demands in Brexit talks, calling instead for a flexible EU of concentric circles that preserves friendly ties with GB.

                        Brussels must abandon its indivisibility dogma on the EUs four freedoms to come up with a creative formula or risk a disastrous showdown with London that could all to easily spin out of control ".

                        A joint report by the influential IFO Institiute and universities across Germany and Europe warned that Brussels may be deluding itself in thinking that the EU has the upper hand in all respects or, that the British will capitulate before March 29th.

                        The report goes on, that in a standard game of 'chicken' the participant who has most to lose will dodge first. Can the EU really be sure that the losses are sufficiently asymmetrically distributed that it wins this game? It asked.

                        Professor Felbermayr of the IFO Institute commented that "He didn't think that anyone in Brussels had thought the matter thru".

                        There is the evidence that the above named exporters and manufacturers hold the real cards. They will provide the impetus for Brussels to shift its position and decide that there is no worthwhile percentage in have lots of 'yellow vests' rampaging thru' the streets of the capitals of the EU in violent protest against a short working week, reduced wages and all the reduction in living standards brought about by the political intransigence of the EU.

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                        • Bradburger
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                          • Jan 2000
                          • 1460

                          Veteran MEP Brok generated cash from Parliament visitors

                          https://www.politico.eu/article/elma...ment-visitors/

                          Cheers

                          Paul
                          The most usless commodity in aerobatics is the amount of sky above you!

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                          • MrBlueSky
                            Rank 5 Registered User
                            • Jan 2006
                            • 1154

                            I've just put this little gem in to show just how Johnny foreigners twist and turn like a twisty turny thing when they get caught fibbing...

                            J.R.M.
                             

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                            • Bradburger
                              Rank 5 Registered User
                              • Jan 2000
                              • 1460

                              UK citizenship tests: Gangs help cheating candidates pass

                              https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-47047719

                              Cheers

                              Paul
                              The most usless commodity in aerobatics is the amount of sky above you!

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                              • John Green
                                Rank 5 Registered User
                                • Mar 2011
                                • 6643

                                Project Fear or, Project Jeer ? Neither. It's far too serious for smart alec slogans. Announced to-day in the Business section of the D. Tel is the unwelcome news - unwelcome, but not necessarily to Mrs. May, that the Eurozone is .slipping gently into recession, the third in ten years.

                                Question for the Remoaners: do you still feel like hugging a corpse ? Especially one that has its pockets stuffed with debt of a size that can never be repaid other than by more QE. What will that do for the confidence of Chinese euro bond holders among others ?.

                                Don't know the debt figure for Italy, cant be a lot less than Greece which currently owes E290 billion yes, that is billion, having had three separate bailouts in the last decade.

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                                • Agent K
                                  Rank 5 Registered User
                                  • May 2005
                                  • 1012

                                  Yes, because in the unicorn inhabited rainbow lit uplands the post brexit british economy is looking so rosy.......... indeed the economy is suffering to the tune oif Billions right now as a result of that disastrous minority decision.

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                                  • John Green
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                                    • Mar 2011
                                    • 6643

                                    I am aware that most who contribute to these forums have high regard for the neutrality and impartiality of our favourite broadcaster Aunty Beeb. Ahem ! Just cleared my throat there.

                                    No one should be in any doubt regarding my own recognition of the BBC's rectitude in these matters. Consequently, surprise was total when I read in yesterday's D.Tel. (6/2/19) that EU taxpayers had, thru' the EU since 2015, donated 4.2 million GBP to the BBC for 'development' purposes.

                                    Any malcontents reading this news should know that there can be no unworthy suspicions attached thereto. There must not be any hint that this donation could in any way have compromised editorial integrity that otherwise might have led to suggestions of support for the EU and their Brexit policies.

                                    Suggestions of such would indicate a clear breach of the State broadcasters Charter regarding impartiality. This of course, is ridiculous !

                                    "Let Evil Be To Him Who Evil Thinks".

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                                    • John Green
                                      Rank 5 Registered User
                                      • Mar 2011
                                      • 6643

                                      Anyone seen the cover of the current Private Eye? Delicious !

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                                      • MrBlueSky
                                        Rank 5 Registered User
                                        • Jan 2006
                                        • 1154

                                        Best I've heard all day...
                                         

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                                        • MrBlueSky
                                          Rank 5 Registered User
                                          • Jan 2006
                                          • 1154

                                          It is the end of South Africa, didn't take long did it, another fail for socialist states...

                                          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_socialist_states




                                           

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