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    another school shooting

    See if the sick **** Trump defends this by mocking British stabbing victims again
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    England Squad Announced

    He seems to have had a good season at club level but he's never done it for England. Two goals in 37 caps and the last of those was nearly three years ago. Has never scored in a tournament, never scored against one of the bigger nations, didn't score once during world cup qualification. I know scoring isn't everything in his game, but if he wants to know why the nation remains sceptical then there's his answer.
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    Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    To be honest, with what we know now about the width of the range of possible brexits, and the huge number of previously inconsidered potential consequences that are still becoming apparent, I don’t know how anyone can pull the democracy card and keep a straight face. It’s clear that the question posed in the referendum was woefully inadequate at conveying the real range of options and in no way gave the government any sort of democratic remit to decide which sort of brexit they would go for. May’s 2017 election shambles was an attempt at providing clarification which clearly didn’t work, far from providing a clear mandate it resulted in her having to use tax payer money to bribe the DUP to save her career and keep the Tories in power. There needs to be another vote on the terms of brexit, imho. I can accept there not being an option to remain - that part of it is done for at least another 6 years or so - but the public not getting a say in whether we get a hard crash brexit or a soft and secure brexit is an absolute affront to democracy. It’s the key political issue of our time and we’re being lead by a PM that working age people didn’t want and who has demonstrated her outstanding immorality on numerous occasions down a path that nobody has voted for. The Tories have made such an awful mess of this issue, and of the country, during their 8 years in power.
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    Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    Fair enough matey chops. Good luck in your exams (genuinely). Get thinking about your dissertation if you haven't already, third year goes by in a flash and that deadline will be upon you before you know it.
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    LCFC To Hold Annual Remembrance Service

    A minute's applause at the end of every single home game for fans who have died? A touch morbid that. Save the recognition for either exceptionally tragic deaths or deaths of club legends, imo.
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    Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    How did those exams that you couldn't be bothered to revise for go? Looking forward to stepping up to the big leagues of third year undergraduate?
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    Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    All you contributed was to unnecessarily mock alf so god knows why you're feeling sorry for yourself. If you want to believe you're 'above' everyone else in here fine (haven't seen any evidence of that myself, certainly not in comparison to a superb poster like Alf) but there's no need to mock is there.
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    Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    I knew you'd pick up on that and ignore the other points to be fair. Can't be arsed to debate with people who just ignore reality. Have a great day
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    Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    Doesn't mention transport costs. It doesn't matter if steak is retailed $10 cheaper per kilo when the additional transport costs are much higher than that. I don't know what the exact costs would be but wouldn't expect to get much change out of ten quid for sending a normal 1kg parcel to the US. Big companies would benefit from economies of scale but then these would be rapidly perishable goods in need of flawless refrigeration throughout, it's going to cost a fair whack isn't it lets be honest. Also while I get the free market arguments about not protecting UK farmers (although your earlier post about the asparagus farmer was riddled with defamation since there's no evidence he "exploits" anyone beyond the level of exploitation already built in to the UK minimum wage and workers rights), we do also have to consider food security. If we become completely reliant on say the US and Africa for our food, and they know it, what do you think happens to prices? The free market works (When it does work) because of wide ranging and open competition, reducing the level of local competition isn't likely to end well for consumers.
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    Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    Brexit was never about British farmers mate. It was about African farmers, remember. We love African farmers now and all their produce. I can’t wait to tuck into some post-Brexit trade deal African asparagus.
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    England Squad Announced

    Mo Salah scored as many premier league goals this season as Danny Welbeck and Marcus Rashford have in the last 4 seasons combined.
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    North Korea

    The deal of a lifetime? Kim said he wanted a sit down and Trump jumped at the chance. He's blatantly in control of the situation. NK have done similar things before, teasing the west then backing out. Trump probably shouldn't have fallen for it, but did, and now looks a mug. It's more like us offering a new pro-contract to Levi Porter, then pulling out etc
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    Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    I've had good jobs and bad jobs as an employee. I think routine and structure is pretty good for me from a health perspective (if I was given complete freedom i think i'd end up a mess of procrastination, obesity and alcohol addiction before long), and the security of a regular pay cheque is nice. I can't stand being micro-managed or closely watched and find the modern office environment with rows of tightly packed open plan desks quite harsh from a mental health perspective, but generally the more skilled and higher up I get, the more freedom and power I have to be where I want and do what I want, and that makes things much better.
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    Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    Oh right fair enough. I knew you weren’t an employee (is there a single Tory on here who is an employee?), but I’ve never seen you talk about work or say what you actually do. It’s not really any of my business, of course. I’m a 9-5 plodding project manager for one of the big engineering firms.
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    Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    I know you gammons have got small horizons mate but I don’t think the concept of working abroad is really so outlandish that it warrants months of “jokes” do you. Been meaning to ask actually, have you got a job yet or still living off the old inheritance?