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  1. Meanwhile, Liz Truss wittering on about how open our trade talks are compared to other countries... sure Liz.... like everything else with this Government it's not open at all, its highly centralized and Parliament has no formal voice in the process at all.1428309761_Tradetalks.thumb.jpg.b883cd0d34ab680f5b06d2cb5319cbf9.jpg

  2. You are so gullible Swindon.... the EU agreed to what the PM asked them to do. So now Gove is saying that is not enough? A U-turn is so obviously coming.

    Gove is just setting his boss up to be the hero that rescued the trade negotiations. Barnier must be rolling his eyes at the obviousness of this "negotiating" tactic.

    If there is flexibility from the EU side it will be around fishing rights, as it is the least important economically. The one issue they will never budge off of is maintaining a level playing field if you still demand a tariff free market access. Which the UK agreed to, but now wants the right to break whenever it wants to via subsidies to favorite industries. 


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  3. Beyond reprehensible, verging on evil. Actively undermining the only actions that have worked to date to contain the Virus. Thankful to live in a State that gives a damn about its residents, but horrified to see the explosion of cases in those States that don't and yet another reason this President and Republican Party needs to be removed from power. 


  4. 5 hours ago, Rock The Boat said:

    ......- this is also another nail in the coffin of this absurdity of white privilege that the Democrats - and Labour - cling to.   Which is why sensible people choose Republicans/Free Market Libertarians over Democrats/Labour.

    Have a read RTB - white privilege most certainly exists, but what is even more powerful as a political tool is exploiting white grievance. When whites are exposed to the same unequal opportunities that blacks have experienced, it's easy to focus that anger onto the non-white population. That's Donald Trump in a nutshell, a "rich man" who would rather initiate cultural and race wars than actually help anyone. 


    And yeah, the majority of racists are supporters of Trump and the GOP Republican Party. If you live here in the US the evidence is right there in front of your eyes. 


    And I think if you are honest you will see parallels between this story and the current Tory / Brexit fixation on the "EU enemies" in the UK






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  5. 3 hours ago, A Load of Squit said:

    There will be questions as to why any time was lost, however, as the British demands had largely already been ceded to on Friday, as referenced by Barnier.


    Like many suggested a U-turn is coming...  EU agreed to nothing, just to "increase the pace of negotiations" EU will not cave, US is not riding to their rescue, these chancers are in deep doo doo and they know it. No doubt they will be attacking Keir Starmer and Labour councils for a lack of patriotism as a distraction tomorrow or Wednesday. 

  6. 1 hour ago, Rock The Boat said:

    So we can take it as a given from the part I've highlighted that you agree there is no such thing as white privilege, if the differences between the success of various races has nothing to do with race per se?

    Um no, go back and read what I wrote. It has everything to do with inequality of opportunity and not the race of the person.


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  7. "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal .... " 

    Pointing out differences between educational or economic attainment between different sections within society is fair enough, but that has nothing to do with race per se. Unless you use race as a proxy by those in power to control the amount of resources and opportunities that members of that particular race enjoy v members of another race. Slavery being a prime example in the American experience where one race had "significantly less opportunity" to advance than another.  


    This "equality of opportunity" v "equality of outcome" is a reasonable argument to have regarding economic and policy priorities of the political parties. Whereas "this race is more successful than that race" is only destructive. 



  8. 1 minute ago, Rock The Boat said:

    Except you chopped in half my quote. Which not unsurprising as that's what you lefties always do. I go on to say that since all races are not equally successful and some are more successful than others then they can't be said to be equal. That's objective.

    O.K then, do you really mean what you wrote above? That because one group of people are not as successful as another group of people, they are not equal. Not equal in the eye of whom, God, society, the law, their bank manager? Now replace the words "group of people" with "race"? Is that really what you mean to say? If not, what is it that you did mean to say? 

  9. On 17/10/2020 at 17:45, Rock The Boat said:

    Well any one with half a brain will see that all races are not equal. 

    I think that anyone who starts out their argument with those words will have forfeit any claim to objectivity on this subject. 

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  10. Sure RTB - even Fox News wouldn't carry the story because they know what Guiliani is up to - 

    So it's Fox Business channel, the New York Post, and according to the President today, The Wall Street Journal - that Murdoch has lined up to do the dirty work. Plus Republican politicians eager for any help to prevent a Biden blow out win. 

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  11. It's right here neoliberalism in the link  - it's about setting common standards for publishing in the internet age. 

    "You’re not exempt," he told his interviewers. "[The Times] can’t write something you know to be false and be exempt from being sued. But he can" When the NYT pointed out that Section 230 is foundational to the modern Internet, Biden agreed, then continued: And it should be revoked. It should be revoked because it is not merely an internet company. It is propagating falsehoods they know to be false, and we should be setting standards not unlike the Europeans are doing relative to privacy. You guys still have editors. I’m sitting with them. Not a joke. There is no editorial impact at all on Facebook. None. None whatsoever. It’s irresponsible. It’s totally irresponsible.


  12. And it's not just the fate of the economy that we have to worry about under this "government" it's behaving increasingly as a cult - sacrificing everything positive about cooperation on the alter of "sovereignty" 

    Reality is going to slap these knuckleheads so hard in a few weeks they will not know what this them.

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  13. Just remember the old adage - desperate times call for desperate measures - and they are desperate. 

    Effectively tied Arkansas?  Losing in North Carolina? What's left for him to win - Montana, N and S Dakota? 


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  14. 51 minutes ago, nevermind, neoliberalism has had it said:

    The NYPost, the oldest established newspaper in America was prevented from publishing the Hunter Biden files it had been sent.

    The New York Post was not prevented from publishing their "story" ..... pull the other one. As Herman says even their journalists didn't want to put their name on that hatchet job - quite an objection from a journalistic staff who regularly make The Sun seem highbrow. 

    Meanwhile Fox Business  - yes Business not News - is pushing the story as hard as they can. Is the host being set up as the "useful idiot" that can be sacrificed after the election, while the real powers - Murdoch, his son, ex GOP leader Paul Ryan get away scot free?


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  15. I'm sorry, but that is so obviously "fake news" NFN.

    Of course they said those things, they are honorable men and wouldn't mislead the British public.

    The question that has to be answered is why some sections of the media are claiming what they said isn't true? 


    I have my "positive Brexit changes" notebook open, and pencil sharpened, poised to start making entries any day now.... 

  16. 4 hours ago, SwindonCanary said:

    Once again may I remind you this is the Positive Brexit Thread !

    We're keeping it on life support for Jools, Swindon. If we could only report positive news here, the thread would die. 😞


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  17. 13 hours ago, Yellow Wal said:

    As no action was taken against Pickford can he be charged with violent conduct later?

    I don't think so because the ref saw it (and so did VAR) but decided not to take any action, and I can understand a foul not being given if it was already a dead ball because of the offside preceding it.

    However why he can't be booked or red carded because of his dangerous play I am mystified by. It's still dangerous irrespective of whether the ball is technically dead. And PLEASE don't tell me that VAR can't review violent play because we all know that on at least two occasions last year VAR was used for exactly that purpose against our players. 

    The spirit of the laws DEMANDED that VAR raise the Pickford foul for review by the match day ref. 

  18. 1 hour ago, Alex Moss said:

    As for one of the Far Eastern billionaires that are queuing up for a slice of FCR, I have bad news. Yellow is seen as a very unlucky colour, and given how seriously people there take superstition, I think you can do the math from here on in.

    Um disagree there Alex... quite apart from Green being symbolic in Islam, yellow and green are important colors in China and associated cultures. 

    Yellow is an imperial color in traditional Chinese color symbolism, representing power, royalty, and prosperity. Yellow represents the earth in traditional Chinese culture.

    Green is similar in both Western symbolism and traditional Chinese culture. In the West, green stands for harmony, wealth, growth, and eco-friendliness. In Chinese culture, green stands for cleanliness, youth and purity from contamination. It's also the color associated with heaven. 

  19. My God, these people are so transparent... a proper Senator would resign in disgrace over this kind of attack, but then he is known as Moscow Ron. What on earth is Rupert Murdoch thinking he can achieve by promoting this Russian dis-information campaign across his media empire?



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