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Post by mrblackbat » Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:01 am

Nah, anybody who thinks the guy actually means what he says is a bit foolish....

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Post by HannahRover » Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:31 am

Gibbon wrote:
Sat Apr 08, 2017 9:14 am
Makes all these interesting reading too...
Trump must have access to information beyond the reach of regular people. Also, remember that he is ONLY the POTUS and does not have 100% ruling power over the US internal nor external politics. Nevertheless, he completely changed his mind on this and many other important issues... Seems like he is nothing more than a puppet.

*edited by Gibbon: removed link to business database. Benefit of the doubt that it was posted in error and not an attempt at SPAM.

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Post by mrblackbat » Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:01 pm

It was spam. You're too nice Gibbon.

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Post by Gibbon » Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:02 pm

I know.

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Post by mrblackbat » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:10 am

May calls general election for the 8th June. Long overdue in my opinion.

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Post by Ethiaa » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:33 am

Or hopes she will... Labour MPs might just vote against it regardless of what the official line is just for shits and giggles.

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Post by mrblackbat » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:40 am

Truth.

Probably in their interests to do so, to be honest, more likely to have had a chance to regroup and therefore a chance of actually winning by 2020....

Though there will also be those Labour MPs who want to see them lose just so they can get shut of Corbyn.

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Post by Ethiaa » Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:11 pm

Of course an election also allows you to get out of those tiresome commitments not to raise tax or VAT during the 'current parliament'.

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Post by mrblackbat » Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:17 pm

Also true.

Labour indicating they will support the motion. So, barring a big rebellion, should happen.

Interestingly, for the first time in my life I'm actually in a constituency where the result isn't a foregone conclusion..... 'citin' actually having a say! :hyper:

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Post by Rover the Top » Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:52 pm

Ethiaa wrote:
Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:33 am
Or hopes she will... Labour MPs might just vote against it regardless of what the official line is just for shits and giggles.
The House of Commons backed the PM by a margin of 522 votes to 13, above the two-thirds majority needed...
I worry for anyone who couldn't work that last bit out for themselves...

It could only really end up that way - The Conservatives will feel confident of holding their seats due to be consitently ahead in poll after poll. The anti-Corbyn Labour MPs will see it as the opportunity to get rid of him. And pro-Corbyn Labour, the Lib Dems and the SNP have to put their money where their mouths are.

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Post by Rover the Top » Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:53 pm

mrblackbat wrote:
Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:17 pm

Interestingly, for the first time in my life I'm actually in a constituency where the result isn't a foregone conclusion..... 'citin' actually having a say! :hyper:
It's a shame there's not really a decent choice...

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Post by mrblackbat » Wed May 10, 2017 1:19 pm

So Trumpy fires the head of the FBI, who's currently investigating whether Trump's contact with the Russians during his election campaign is treasonous, ahead of talks with the Russian Foreign Minister...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-39866645

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Post by theadore » Wed May 10, 2017 2:12 pm

Terrifying really.

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Post by mrblackbat » Wed May 10, 2017 2:16 pm

Yeah, surely there's grounds to start impeachment right there.....

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