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JimizoJun. 26, 2016 - 07:45PM JST
It looks like senior Labour Party members are moving to get rid of Corbyn quickly.
Johnson v Johnson?
Posted in: More than 2.5 million and rising sign UK petition for new EU referendum
JimizoJun. 26, 2016 - 07:01PM JST
Can you explain the point of your last post? That honestly flew straight past my bat.
JimizoJun. 26, 2016 - 06:04PM JST
"Let this be a lesson for Trump supporters."
They've learned lots already. They've learned that the UK held a referendum on the simple question of allowing Muslims into their country and they voted overwhelmingly to keep them out. More sophisticated types identified related issues including a referendum on whether the UK should be PC and finally, an agreement that the left are knobs. The conspiracy theorists went a bit potty trying to decide which way the master puppeteers were trying to influence the outcome but they seemed to enjoy themselves.
Overall, it was very edifying and enjoyable for them. Check out their posts over the last few days.
JimizoJun. 26, 2016 - 01:36PM JST
"Referendums never settle anything because the losing side always objects. However, in this case, I do believe that 52% is not a majority. If a referendum is to have meaning, a majority should be something like 75-80% one way or the other. Which is unlikely, hence my opposition to them."
No. If you take that principle further, no government in the UK my lifetime has had the right to govern. Thatcher and Blair, the two most successful Prime Ministers at the ballot box, never got 50% of the vote. I don't see why the rules change for a referendum. It is an expression of the popular will.
This referendum was called because Cameron pooed his pants and was only interested in the short-term health of the Tory Party. Nevertheless, it was a fair vote ( cue our resident conspiracy theorists ) and out won fair and square. It isn't what I wanted but it must be respected.
JimizoJun. 26, 2016 - 12:23PM JST
"It has brought together two groups who had never really met before. The first group are the social and moral conservatives, whose views the Blairised Tory Party despised, while it still relied on their money and their votes. The second are the working-class families whose votes the Blairised Labour Party relied on, while it dismissed and ignored their concerns."
There is some truth in that and many of those disaffected people turned to UKIP. I'm from a red-hot Labour area of the UK completely ignored by Blair's Labour Party while taking their votes and as you'd expect, the Tories were also quite happy to see rot. Labour lost in 2010 partly because the working-class didn't bother voting.
What could be interesting is what happens to UKIP now that they've got their 'independence'.
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JimizoJun. 25, 2016 - 10:14PM JST
"The purported leader of arguably the most powerful nation on the planet tells Brits that they will be "at the back of the queue" should they vote to leave, and they then do vote to leave, which effectively diminishes his importance. It is akin to giving him the finger"
Why "purported"? He is the leader.
I can see your manic and disturbing hatred of Obama in all its glory but hasn't the idea that the UK electorate doesn't care about what the US president, any US president, has to say on matters regarding the European Union crossed your mind?
Trust me. If a similar message came from a non-anti-Christ US President, it would be disregarded in the same manner.
It's not personal, it's strictly politics.
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JimizoJun. 25, 2016 - 06:24PM JST
"Looks like the Brits gave Obama the finger"
Yes, Farage and Johnson were constantly hammering home the point that the UK electorate should give Obama the finger.
It's quite shocking and creepy just how obsessed the far right are with Obama. They seem to trace everything, even a vote happening in another country, as leading directly to the malevolent influence of the Kenyan, Muslim/atheist socialist.
JimizoJun. 25, 2016 - 03:51PM JST
You do tend to have a conspiracy theory sitting in your gut quite often.
Can you outline how the master puppeteers engineered a Brexit? I know it's only a feeling but could you tell us your reasons for feeling this way? I remember you sensed a possible conspiracy theory behind the murder of Jo Cox to ensure what I assume would be a remain vote.
Posted in: EU members to hold crisis meeting after Brexit shock
JimizoJun. 25, 2016 - 02:21PM JST
I think some people need to check Khan's stated views, particularly the US rightists posting here. To take one view of Khan's, support for same-sex marriage, he hardly strikes me as a man chained to barbaric, outdated morals.
Contrast this to the views on same-sex marriage coming from evangelical GOP bigots on this issue. I'd take Khan any day of the week and twice on Sundays over these primitives.
I've got no time for any religion and I won't accept its use as a cloak over plain bigotry, but I'll judge people by their views rather than the religious label they choose to use.
Posted in: Cheers, jeers and fears after Britain votes to exit EU
JimizoJun. 25, 2016 - 12:53PM JST
"Germany's liberal immigration policy caused this European mess now Scotland wants to divorce itself from GB and who can blame them..."
Scotland voted overwhelmingly to stay in the EU with its 'liberal immigration policy'. Could you make it clear why you can't blame the Scots for wanting independence?
I'm reading some truly baffling posts on this topic.
JimizoJun. 25, 2016 - 12:15PM JST
Britain left the EU after 60 years of membership as the white, rightwing middle class vented their fury against immigration and the politically correct left wing.
I suppose the ignorant will read into this what they want to read. Who needs facts when you support Trump?
Posted in: Calls emerge for new Scotland independence referendum; Sinn Fein wants Irish unity vote
JimizoJun. 25, 2016 - 02:06AM JST
"Congratulations, Brits, for standing up against: the New World Order, globalists, nations with wide-open borders where Islamic jihadists can blend into the hoards of Muslim "refugees", the 1% establishment elite filthy rich and the sick progressive agenda festering like a cancerous tumor on western societies . . ."
Yee haw, Cletus. Have the UK left been absolved of blame now?
Posted in: British PM David Cameron to resign after Brexit humiliation
JimizoJun. 24, 2016 - 11:00PM JST
"Congratulations my freedom loving British cousins. You have shown the world how to go about divorcing yourselves from the never satisfied left wing. . . ."
Stupendous ignorance. Many of the people who voted out and campaigned for out hold views that would have the Texans clutching their bibles in one hand and reaching for the assault weapon above the fireplace with the other while screaming about commies. Some of the most vocal and effective members of the leave campaign were Labour MPs.
JimizoJun. 24, 2016 - 07:29PM JST
"Absolutely. Even Boris Johnson won't be able to top this, but I'm sure he will be a close second."
He will be able to top this. Johnson is terrifying.
JimizoJun. 24, 2016 - 04:40PM JST
Cameron has resigned. This result may have delivered the UK into the hands of Boris Johnson.
Screw England twice.
Posted in: Global markets plunge as Britain votes to leave EU
JimizoJun. 24, 2016 - 03:50PM JST
"It looks like the poorly educated, monoglot xenophobes have it
Where did you get that nasty idea from: the map?"
Nice one. When the Scots get their independence, is there any chance of letting in half a million scousers? We'll bring our footy teams and make your league more competitive.
A campaign led by the preposterous double act of Johnson and Farage actually won this. I can't think of a more damning indictment of a country.
JimizoJun. 24, 2016 - 03:21PM JST
"There once was a man named Farage, His mouth like a gaping garage. "Open Sesame", he knocked; Pandora's Box he unlocked. "Cast off!"... "Wave goodbye to our barge!"
JimizoJun. 24, 2016 - 03:16PM JST
"Sorry I'm poorly educated, what does monoglot mean?"
Mono - 'one'
Glot - 'brain cell'
JimizoJun. 24, 2016 - 02:40PM JST
"Now the part begins where you create an economy for the people that live there, not the millionaires and billionaires who lived off your labours and left you with little. They'll lose in the markets, isn't that nice? Brought down a peg or two."
I don't think you've been paying attention. Tooth-and-claw Toryism out of the EU and off the leash, very possibly under Boris Johnson, will see the millionaires and billionaires do very nicely from now on.
The less well-off people of the UK are facing something terrifying.
JimizoJun. 24, 2016 - 12:44PM JST
The BBC are calling it for leave.
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