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Crackajack
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7027 posts since 21/4/05

15 Jun 2019 14:39
A cretin like Raab would no deal out of spite. Johnson has literally no ideals beyond self-interest so would probably join the Euro if he thought it would be best for him. Sadly it seems to be that appealing to far right is in his interest…
MLI
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4257 posts since 6/10/09

posted 16 Jun 2019 11:00, edited 16 Jun 2019 11:00
sydneyking wrote:
MLI wrote: Go Boris, the guys a lot smarter than he looks, classic tactics of the left, to attack someones looks or race coz they got nothin of substance to argue with

I think you’ve mixed up left and right.

Nope, check the left's last 20 years of identity politics. Obsessed with race and labels.
MLI
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4257 posts since 6/10/09

posted 16 Jun 2019 11:29, edited 16 Jun 2019 11:29
Johnson should've been the man from the start. He's the man that's finally going to carry out the will of the majority of British people Cool

The sneering elites that usually get to tell the people what's best for them have shown everyone through this how they hate actual democracy. I love it.
figurine
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5625 posts since 14/5/07

16 Jun 2019 11:55
Boris is the perfect example of the sneering elite.
Superprecise
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2039 posts since 16/7/11

16 Jun 2019 12:46
MLI wrote: Johnson should've been the man from the start. He's the man that's finally going to carry out the will of half of the British people Cool

Fixed that for you.
swiftus
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729 posts since 1/7/09

16 Jun 2019 13:37
MLI wrote: Johnson should've been the man from the start. He's the man that's finally going to carry out the will of the majority of British people Cool

The sneering elites that usually get to tell the people what's best for them have shown everyone through this how they hate actual democracy. I love it.

Can normally put up with your 'kookiness' but what qualifies you to have an educated opinion about British politics?
Superprecise
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2039 posts since 16/7/11

16 Jun 2019 15:02
The Dunning-Kruger effect.
swede
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7823 posts since 21/3/09

16 Jun 2019 18:37
wonder who rickrude wants to be PM
swede
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7823 posts since 21/3/09

16 Jun 2019 18:39
such a stupid idea to have a referendum. you just cannot trust the public with these sort of decisions
sydneyking
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4488 posts since 26/9/09

16 Jun 2019 19:05
MLI wrote:
sydneyking wrote:
MLI wrote: Go Boris, the guys a lot smarter than he looks, classic tactics of the left, to attack someones looks or race coz they got nothin of substance to argue with

I think you’ve mixed up left and right.

Nope, check the left's last 20 years of identity politics. Obsessed with race and labels.

True, but where’s the attacking someone’s looks or race come into it?
caol87
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1979 posts since 28/6/14

16 Jun 2019 19:24
Who watched the channel 4 debate? Impressed with Rory Stewart, shame it'll end up probably being between Hunt and Boris though
-DiscoTits-
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677 posts since 26/11/07

16 Jun 2019 19:44
Bring on Indyref 2.
MLI
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4257 posts since 6/10/09

16 Jun 2019 20:40
Superprecise wrote:
MLI wrote: Johnson should've been the man from the start. He's the man that's finally going to carry out the will of half of the British people Cool

Fixed that for you.

No, majority, ie more than half. That's how democracy actually works.
MLI
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4257 posts since 6/10/09

16 Jun 2019 20:41
swiftus wrote:
MLI wrote: Johnson should've been the man from the start. He's the man that's finally going to carry out the will of the majority of British people Cool

The sneering elites that usually get to tell the people what's best for them have shown everyone through this how they hate actual democracy. I love it.

Can normally put up with your 'kookiness' but what qualifies you to have an educated opinion about British politics?

What qualifies you?
MLI
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4257 posts since 6/10/09

16 Jun 2019 20:41
[sneer=swede]such a stupid idea to have a referendum. you just cannot trust the public with these sort of decisions[/sneer]
MLI
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4257 posts since 6/10/09

16 Jun 2019 20:42
sydneyking wrote:
MLI wrote:
sydneyking wrote:
MLI wrote: Go Boris, the guys a lot smarter than he looks, classic tactics of the left, to attack someones looks or race coz they got nothin of substance to argue with

I think you’ve mixed up left and right.

Nope, check the left's last 20 years of identity politics. Obsessed with race and labels.

True, but where’s the attacking someone’s looks or race come into it?

Attacking Boris for his looks. He's just a fat, white, old man so he must be wrong, right?
swiftus
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729 posts since 1/7/09

posted 16 Jun 2019 21:44, edited 16 Jun 2019 21:44
MLI wrote:
swiftus wrote:
MLI wrote: Johnson should've been the man from the start. He's the man that's finally going to carry out the will of the majority of British people Cool

The sneering elites that usually get to tell the people what's best for them have shown everyone through this how they hate actual democracy. I love it.

Can normally put up with your 'kookiness' but what qualifies you to have an educated opinion about British politics?

What qualifies you?

Live in the country, been living with brexit chat on a near-daily basis for the last 3 years.

Answering a question with a question makes you sound incapable or, worse, like a politician.

So, again, what makes you qualified to have an opinion?
MLI
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4257 posts since 6/10/09

17 Jun 2019 07:48
swiftus wrote:
MLI wrote:
swiftus wrote:
MLI wrote: Johnson should've been the man from the start. He's the man that's finally going to carry out the will of the majority of British people Cool

The sneering elites that usually get to tell the people what's best for them have shown everyone through this how they hate actual democracy. I love it.

Can normally put up with your 'kookiness' but what qualifies you to have an educated opinion about British politics?

What qualifies you?

Live in the country, been living with brexit chat on a near-daily basis for the last 3 years.

Answering a question with a question makes you sound incapable or, worse, like a politician.

So, again, what makes you qualified to have an opinion?

I watch the news. Brexit is a global story. It and Trump are hopefully the start of a revolution where people worldwide stop listening to the elites.

Do you have an opinion on Trump? I hope not because you don't live in America
nothingelseworked
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3197 posts since 21/2/10

17 Jun 2019 08:18
All this elite shit is hilarious Laughing out loud
swiftus
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729 posts since 1/7/09

17 Jun 2019 09:14
MLI wrote:
swiftus wrote:
MLI wrote:
swiftus wrote:
MLI wrote: Johnson should've been the man from the start. He's the man that's finally going to carry out the will of the majority of British people Cool

The sneering elites that usually get to tell the people what's best for them have shown everyone through this how they hate actual democracy. I love it.

Can normally put up with your 'kookiness' but what qualifies you to have an educated opinion about British politics?

What qualifies you?

Live in the country, been living with brexit chat on a near-daily basis for the last 3 years.

Answering a question with a question makes you sound incapable or, worse, like a politician.

So, again, what makes you qualified to have an opinion?

I watch the news. Brexit is a global story. It and Trump are hopefully the start of a revolution where people worldwide stop listening to the elites.

Do you have an opinion on Trump? I hope not because you don't live in America

We're talking about the new leader of the country. This goes beyond Brexit. Do you know anything about the candidates that have put themselves up? What do you know about Jeremy Hunt and the NHS? Or Sajid Javid and his views on immigration? Tell me what research you've done on Rory Stewart and Dominic Raab. You watch the news? Well done you. So do millions of others.

Yes, I have views on Trump. But I wouldn't fool myself to think that they are more qualified than informed citizens in the US who live through his tenure everyday.

The reason the world seems more fucked up than ever is because people like you think that their (misinformed, uneducated, spurious) opinion, based on soundbites and propaganda, should be heard.

Superprecise summed it well…Dunning-Kruger.