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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #14820 on: 15 November, 2018, 02:43:27 pm »
Yeah they beat us there, even after the high watermark we left Damian Green and the "All my staff use my computer and login, of course! It's perfectly reasonable" response from across parliament when he looked at porn on his ministerial computer.

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #14821 on: 15 November, 2018, 03:14:25 pm »
Japan seems like the place ye want to be doing your best-ever-trade-deals with,  so. At least you'd have mutual transparency.
 Oh, wait a mo.. ..

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #14822 on: 15 November, 2018, 04:22:46 pm »
We'll be stronger than ever once we get past our reliance on food and technology.

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #14823 on: 15 November, 2018, 04:52:35 pm »
We'll be stronger than ever once we get past our reliance on food and technology.

as my dear old dad used to say:

'I had that dog trained to go without food then it died on me...'
I call that bold talk for a one-eyed fat man!

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #14824 on: 15 November, 2018, 04:58:04 pm »
I think shit's about to go down. BBC2 are showing an empty podium instead of Eggheads and I'll be damned if I'm going to watch that Tipping Point shite.
You may quote me on that.

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #14825 on: 15 November, 2018, 06:06:12 pm »
I have to admit, Mr Raab's resignation excuse is highly likely to lead to the morphing of the Political Thread and Squaxx Telling Jokes.

"I cannot in all conscience ..."

He's a Tory F****** Politician!   >:( <steaming ears emoji!>

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #14826 on: 15 November, 2018, 06:40:58 pm »
Technically true, tho - can't do something "in good conscience" if you don't have a conscience.

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #14827 on: 15 November, 2018, 06:48:37 pm »

Carry on voting - maybe one day you'll elect a human being by mistake.


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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #14828 on: 16 November, 2018, 05:56:39 pm »
Jim Acosta is given back his White House access. A rare piece of good news from the US, as Trump is reminded that he doesn't quite have full power over the law and the press (yet).

I'll admit to just a smidgen of schadenfreude as Trump's temper tantrum is fuelled even further, though I won't be laughing when I'm in my radsuit fighting muties for tinned food.
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #14829 on: 17 November, 2018, 11:16:49 am »

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #14831 on: 17 November, 2018, 11:47:18 am »
Gary North, a disaster capitalist, unleashes a 'solution' that would obliterate all British manufacturing, any leverage whatsoever that we have in trade deals, doesn't deal with the border in Ireland, etc.

This is the kind of 'solution' presented by someone who doesn't know what the fuck they're talking about – or, more worryingly, does, and basically wants to hurl the UK into the abyss because they have their own personal agenda.

Frankly, there are only three solutions to Brexit:

1. The WA deal is accepted. This will leave the UK in a much diminished position, although it would be feasible to shift red lines (especially on free movement) to gain access to the single market by way of some kind of EEA deal later on. In the meantime, we can look forward to a decade of austerity like we've never experienced in most people's lifetimes.

2. MPs do their damn jobs and kill Brexit, on the basis that it is not for the good of the people. I'm sure plenty of people would whine about democracy, but we are a parliamentary democracy and not a direct democracy. MPs are supposed to look after our best interests. They are not delegates.

3. Throw the question back to the people. Have them vote for the deal or remain, to confirm the direction of the country. This is a cowardly way out, but almost certainly the least-worst option. Commentators (notably on the Leave side) say this would be too dangerous and divisive. Frankly, we're fucked either way. I'd rather be in a country where people are fucking angry that has a working economy than one where people are fucking angry and with a broken economy and perhaps even worse.

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #14832 on: 17 November, 2018, 11:54:07 am »

A Solution to Great Britain's Brexit Problem

Tariffs are simply sales taxes on imported goods. Anytime a government cuts taxes, that is positive.

Revenues to the government would fall. This is also good.


A personal opinion stated as objective fact! I wonder how that works out in real life?


Countries with lowest import duties

1   East Timor   
2   Singapore   
3   Tonga   
4   Malaysia   
5   Hong Kong
6   Israel   
7   Sao Tome and Principe
8   Vietnam   
9   Myanmar   
10   Samoa


Countries with lowest business tax rates

1 Macedonia
2 Quatar
3 Kuwait
4 Bahrain
5 Lesotho
6 Saudi Arabai
7 Zambia
8 United Arab Emirates
9 Georgia
10 Singapore


Countries with lowest personal tax rates

1 Bermuda
2 Chad
3 Central African Republic
4 Comoros
5 Democratic Republic Of Congo
6 Congo
7 Eritrea
8 Ethiopia
9 Haiti
10 Honduras



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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #14833 on: 17 November, 2018, 03:09:54 pm »
Identify something that the lower orders buy a lot of and then tax the fuck out of it.  Economy saved.

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #14834 on: 17 November, 2018, 03:35:46 pm »
...a 'solution' that would obliterate all British manufacturing...

Removing import taxes on raw materials and fuel, thus making manufacturing cheaper, would not obliterate manufacturing.