Posts tagged ‘politics’

July 5, 2016

Caption this . . .

by duncanr

A-quick-Brexit

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June 27, 2016

Brexit – Lies, Damned Lies, and Politicians

by duncanr

June 24, 2016

England and Wales Vote Out

by duncanr

EU Ref resultsso the results of the referendum to decide whether or not the UK should quit the EU are in and the majority have voted to quit

there is a geographical split in the vote, however, with Scotland and N.Ireland voting to remain in the EU

there will be inevitable calls now for a new . . .

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June 23, 2016

UK EU D-Day

by duncanr

brexitso, after interminable months of bullshitting, hyperbole, dodgy statistics, fear-mongering, threats, wild promises and claims from dodgy politicians, wankers and business leaders, and pleas/endorsements from past and present ‘celebrities’ wheeled out to support one side or the other**, votes will finally be cast today to determine whether or not the UK remains a member of the UE (European Union)

** FFS, is anyone seriously going to decide which way to vote because of what David Beckham thinks?

two recent polls carried out by madhatter admin, duncanr, on the . . .

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June 20, 2016

An ExPat’s View of Brexit

by duncanr

the UK votes on Thursday in a referendum on whether or not to remain a member of the European Union (EU)

on Last Week Tonight, John Oliver rubbished the arguments of those who want the UK to quit the EU

it’s a longish video

for those who can’t be arsed watching it in its entirety, fast forward and watch it from the 13 minute mark

June 15, 2016

Confessions of Amaryllis Fox

by duncanr

former CIA Political and Terrorism Analyst for SE Asia and Clandestine Service officer overseas, Amaryllis Fox shares some thoughts on dealing with one’s enemy . . .

June 10, 2016

Warren Disses Trump

by duncanr

in a speech to the American Constitution Society (ACS), Massachusetts Democrat Senator Elizabeth Warren has a few harsh words for Donald Trump . . .

May 21, 2016

Caption this . . .

by duncanr

[Prime Minister David Cameron with Labour’s former culture secretary Tessa Jowell try to recreate the famous Beatles album cover during their visit to Abbey Road studios in north London where they met with representatives of the creative industries to discuss the letter and the call for the UK to remain in the EUhttp://tinyurl.com/jucnwql ]

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May 7, 2016

There’s Arseholes – then there’s Trump

by duncanr

and a whole lot of other folk that have voted for him !

the front-runner to secure the Democrat nomination for President, Hilary Clinton, has released a video attacking Trump’s suitability to occupy such high office

the twist?

the video features, not criticisms by his democrat opponents but the views of his own side – senior members of his own Republican party

meanwhile, these senior republicans have declared they will NOT vote for Trump – http://tinyurl.com/j5pabz5 – come election time, though, will any republican voters be swayed by their views or will they vote for the party, regardless of the candidate?

May 6, 2016

Bercow Chides Hunt

by duncanr

the Speaker of the House of Commons is charged with keeping some semblance of order during debates in the UK Parliament

many have their own particular style of doing so

here the current incumbent employs sarcasm to rebuke a Government Minister, Jeremy Hunt (frequently pronounced ‘Cunt’) for attending a debate but refusing to directly answer criticism of government policy put to him by members of the Opposition parties – delegating, instead, that task to one of his junior colleagues – and pissing about on his mobile phone while others are speaking during the debate