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Brexit [Mar. 29th, 2017|08:02 pm]
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So, what are everyone's thoughts? Delighted, in the middle or distraught?
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JC [Jul. 12th, 2016|09:44 pm]
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Just wondering if we have any Corbynistas in the house and whether they could possibly explain why it's so worth celebrating a presumed repeat of his leadership triumph. We all know it makes Labour unelectable, so what's the point?
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EU REFERENDUM RESULT [Jun. 25th, 2016|08:50 pm]
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I woke up Friday 24th and felt sick after I heard the result of the EU Referendum. Of the votes cast,
42% voted to "Remain", 52% voted to "Leave" and I estimate about 25-30% of those eligible to vote did not bother to do so. Personally I regard this result as inconclusive.

In 2013 Prime Minister David Cameron proposed we have a Referendum on EU membership. No political party bothered to devise any sort of post-referendum plan during those 3 years. David Cameron announced he will resign and not try to sort this mess out and the new Party Leader will be elected in October at the Conservative Party Conference. So, the economy, potential investors, rest of the EU, and more or less everyone will be in a state of limbo until the Tory Party has had its annual arse-licking Conference. To me this looks like putting Party before Country, abrogating responsibility by allowing a Referendum in the first place, washing your hands of the consequences after the result and telling everyone to wait 4 months before any action is taken to formally withdraw from the EU. Remember Pontius Pilate?

Bye-bye . . . Bye-b . . . . By . . . B . . . BBLBL . . blb . . . silence

The Conservative Party is internally divided, the Labour Party is likely to hold a "Vote of No Confidence" re- its Leader, Jeremy Corby, there is no effective opposition in UK (and I think it looks like there is no effective government either). The campaign has show me just how much out of touch politicians are with the electorate, that they do not listen to and/or understand people's concerns, they misinform, change sides and cannot be trusted or believed.

So, come autumn the world might find Borat the Buffoon Johnson Prime Minister in UK (or UK minus Scotland or UK minus Scotland and everyone in Northern Ireland with an Irish Republic AND UK passport) and Donald Trump President of the United States of America.
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WHY PENCILS ? [Jun. 25th, 2016|05:55 pm]
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During the course of the EU Referendum, at the polling station I was supervising, many people asked for a biro or asked why pencils and not pens are provided.

I had no idea this subject was going the rounds of "social media" and was amazed when told that some people think MI6 get the ballot box, un-seal it, rub out the pencil cross, if in the wrong box, and put a cross in a different box. This is how the government fiddles election results.

What? How unbelievably stupid must anyone be to think that happens. If the government wanted to 'adjust" an election result, surely it would simply get an MI6 agent appointed as Returning Officer, concoct a number and get that read out at the appropriate time after the count.

I sealed my ballot box at 22:00hrs sharp. It took me 7 minutes to drive the the count building. How many MI6 agents would have to get into my car, unseal the ballot box, erase the crosses and mark new ones on 472 ballot papers, then re-seal the box with four seals with serial numbers identical to those they earlier removed, and replace the two tamper seals again with fresh ones with identical serial numbers to those earlier removed, and get out of my car before I was visible by people in the count building car park? Sealing of the ballot box is witnessed and party (or in this case "Leave" "Remain") agents can attach their own serial numbered seals. I estimate this might require 60 - 80 MI6 agents, obviously if the distance between polling station and count is greater, fewer agents woulds be required, if less, then more agents. My ballot box was numbered 102 (out of about 240 used that day in my polling area) . . . . seems to me that requires rather large numbers of MI6 agents nationwide, or perhaps, yes of course, they use MI5 and Special Branch too, silly me! .... and invisible people and nano-life forms with implanted biro's

If you are interested, the official line is that pencils are cheap, nobody would want to nick one, they are easily sharpened if blunt, still work after 4-5 years of non-use between General Elections. My station had 16 booths, it was not a large station; you can do the maths and price up the biro's yourself.
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LJUK EU Referendum Exit Poll..! [Jun. 22nd, 2016|12:54 am]
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[mood |optimisticoptimistic]
[music |Yak - Please Don't Wait For Me - Alas Salvation]

So, if the Referendum were down to just us handful of posters, voting on all of the UK's behalf, which way would it go?

Reply with either:




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Here's a can of worms [Feb. 18th, 2015|06:45 pm]
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Statistics from the dating site OK Cupid have revealed that most people prefer to date someone who is the same race as them. Mona Chalabi believes that while there are a variety of reasons people express certain preferences when looking for a partner, this trend is in part due to our exposure to negative racial stereotypes. Isn't it time we examined how systematic racism is affecting our romantic choices she asks....

Even the noble ranks of the Guardianista seem to find ways to justify why people of a different ethnic background aren't worth a second look in the romance department, a sort of liberal nimbyism and then some, sort of Not-In-My-Bedroom racists. Poor bastards, no wonder nearly half of marriages end in divorce if part of the reason for marrying the other person is their race.
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(no subject) [Jun. 13th, 2016|09:17 am]
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I appreciate that this community is nearly dead, and this may be somewhat driven but the Russian spam and the offensive posting my mantriddrone are probably not helping.

Anyone know how we go about getting a more active moderator?
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Europe [May. 23rd, 2016|04:13 pm]
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So how does everyone feel about Europe then?
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A TV Landmark..! [May. 18th, 2016|01:45 am]
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After 15,472,813 episodes on the air, finally something entertaining happened on 'Loose Women'..!

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(no subject) [May. 4th, 2016|03:54 pm]
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May the 4th be with you.
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