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Brexit
#21
Duchess, you will be OK:

http://deadline.com/2016/06/game-of-thro...201778275/
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#22
(06-25-2016, 12:38 PM)OnBendedKnee Wrote: Duchess, you will be OK:


Whew. So relieved to know. This could have been catastrophic. Thanks, honey.
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#23
No problem. It's what I do.

Any chance you also watch Homeland or Bloodline?
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#24
(06-25-2016, 12:54 PM)OnBendedKnee Wrote: Any chance you also watch Homeland or Bloodline?


No, I can count on one hand the number of shows I watch -

I'm a news junkie, not as bad as I used to be though.

Football

Game of Thrones

TURN: Washington's Spies
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#25
Understood. You're probably better off for it.
I've heard, "TURN" is excellent. It's now on my watchlist.
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#26
Yeah but that optimistic view doesn't account for the drastically devalued British pound, the imminent explosive inflation, and the ripples in the world economy. Not to mention the huge raises the cast is supposed to be getting. Could spell financial disaster for GoT. #wetblanketdonovan #funatparties #butnotwrong
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#27
(06-25-2016, 01:09 PM)Donovan Wrote: Yeah but that optimistic view doesn't account for the drastically devalued British pound, the imminent explosive inflation, and the ripples in the world economy. Not to mention the huge raises the cast is supposed to be getting. Could spell financial disaster for GoT. #wetblanketdonovan #funatparties #butnotwrong


Buzzkill!
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#28
(06-25-2016, 01:06 PM)OnBendedKnee Wrote: Understood. You're probably better off for it.
I've heard, "TURN" is excellent. It's now on my watchlist.


I'm not opposed to television, it's just that it's hard for me to sit still and watch quietly. Outside of football most of my watching is done at the end of the day when I'm too tired to be fussin' around.

When I first started watching TURN I only did so to appease someone. He said, check it out, you'll love it. I only did it as a courtesy but he was right, I think it's awesome.
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#29
New British Prime Minister

So, former London Mayor (and Donald Trump-alike) Boris Johnson, as the key politician pushing Brexit, grossly misled the public about how much the UK contributed to the EU administration and about the number of restrictions the EU placed on the UK.

When the exit was unexpectedly supported by the majority of voters, Johnson shocked a lot of Brits by saying "see ya". He announced that he wasn't interested in running the country after all and he's been skewered by Brits who feel betrayed. But........Johnson still managed to nab a column in the Telegraph.

And, the other major proponent of Brexit and public favorite for a PM candidacy - Nigel Farage - announced shortly after the vote that he will step down as the leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) and he's not interested in running the country now either.

"I've done my bit to get Britain out of the European Union and now I want my life back", Farage announced. So...off he went to run his big business ventures and appear at celebrity events.

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But, never fear, experienced Conservative Party politician ^ Theresa May threw her hat in the ring, was approved by Parliament, and is expected to be formally green-lighted as the UK's new PM by the Queen tomorrow.

May's compared to Angela Merkel (German PM) and Hillary Clinton (US Pres candidate) by some, in that she's highly experienced in politics, stays focused and gets things done, and isn't considered particularly charismatic or beloved by the people.

May's bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theresa_May
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#30
So, Theresa May was sworn in today as British Prime Minister, the second woman to hold the position.

In the British press, she's been compared often to former British PM Margaret Thatcher for her no-nonsense conservative views.

She appointed Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary, which apparently surprised a lot of people, considering the controversy over his Brexit claims and his flamboyant style. Should be interesting...

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/blog...itics-live
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#31
Why did Cameron resign? Am I missing something here. Or are the Limey politicians just quitters? Was he forced out?
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#32
(07-13-2016, 09:19 PM)Maggot Wrote: Why did Cameron resign? Am I missing something here. Or are the Limey politicians just quitters? Was he forced out?

If I remember correctly, he said he would resign if they won the vote to get out of the EU.
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#33
A man of his word then.
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#34


I saw someone say Boris Johnson referred to Obama as a pickaninny. What is he, the UK's version of Donald Trump?
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#35
Is he an American?
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#36
(07-13-2016, 09:27 PM)FAHQTOO Wrote:
(07-13-2016, 09:19 PM)Maggot Wrote: Why did Cameron resign? Am I missing something here. Or are the Limey politicians just quitters? Was he forced out?

If I remember correctly, he said he would resign if they won the vote to get out of the EU.

He was also a very vocal opponent of leaving the EU, and took it As a personal rejection of his own positions when his side lost. Then there's the matter of his desire not to have to deal with the economic mess it created, being that he already was pretty wildly unpopular. It was the British Parliament version of "screw you guys, I'm going home."
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#37
More than three years after UK voters narrowly passed the Brexit referendum............we should know this weekend whether new UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was really able to do what his predecessor Teresa May could not and get a Brexit deal approved.

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  • Johnson (left) and Jean-Claude Juncker (right, President of the European Commission) dramatically announced on Twitter today that the UK and EU have agreed a new deal.
  • However, the Prime Minister's DUP (Democratic Unionist Party of Northern Ireland) partners have condemned the new package, stating that the customs and consent plans are unacceptable.
  • The proposals would see Northern Ireland legally stay in UK but be practically aligned with EU customs union. 
  • Downing Street claimed the pact had done away with the Irish border backstop altogether, and would allow the whole UK to exploit the opportunities of leaving the EU, without the mainland being bound to Brussels rules or laws. 
  • The DUP have resisted massive pressure from the government to fall into line with the new arrangements.
  • PM Johnson will ask MPs to vote for his deal at 'Super Saturday' sitting the House of Commons this weekend.
  • But without the DUP's support his path to securing a majority among MPs appears extremely difficult.
  • Juncker drew a line in the sand and said that if this deal does not pass Parliament, there will be no further prolongation or delays.  
       Full piece:  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article...stoms.html
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#38
I think that it will be put up for vote again. Maybe the politicians will get the result they want this time.
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#39
(10-17-2019, 03:30 PM)Maggot Wrote: I think that it will be put up for vote again. Maybe the politicians will get the result they want this time.

Some politicians absolutely got the vote they wanted last time, including the current Prime Minister.

There just aren't enough of them sitting in Parliament or not enough who can agree on the details of a UK exit from the European Union.

Today is the first time since 1982 that the House of Commons convened for a vote on a Saturday. They voted and quashed PM Boris Johnson's proposed deal.
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#40
There was a huge protest outside the government building in London ahead of the vote.  

The crowd size was estimated to be a few hundred thousand to one million.

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Maybe you're right Mags and a new vote on whether or not to exit the EU will be put to the people of the UK.  That's what today's protesters were pushing for.  

I don't see how that will resolve the issue though, unless perhaps a sizable amount of people who previously voted in favor of exiting have changed their minds and there's a large majority of 'remain' votes next time.

Anyway, it continues to be a divisive mess.

Full story and pics:  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article...reets.html
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