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MLI
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4610 posts since 6/10/09

21 Nov 2019 09:19
ismvil wrote:
andymakesglasses wrote:
fudge.dredd wrote: Strange they never teach you in school that 7 of the world’s 10 richest countries (Qatar, Singapore, Kuwait, Brunei, UAE, Hong Kong, and the USA) were British colonies or protectorates and five of the ten richest African countries (Egypt, Sudan, South Africa, Ghana, and Nigeria) were British colonies too.

Was this lifted from BritishEmpireNostalgia.com?

Not to mention 4 of those have huge natural reserves of oil and gas that unless we put there a bajillion years ago we have nothing to do with. And HK isn't a country. But fuck details etc

Venezuela also had huge natural resources of oil and gas put there a bajillion years ago but too bad they weren't under British management, they sure fucked it up without it.

Can you name a former British colony with resources that is as fucked up as Venezuela? Didn't think so.
morning mist
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3179 posts since 29/5/05

21 Nov 2019 09:57
Fudge goes from "The left always interfere in other countries businesses, telling them how to run their country" to "Hail colonization!"

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Rez
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8027 posts since 5/4/09

21 Nov 2019 10:14
Venezuela, famously never interfered with by sanctions or the CIA.
ismvil
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780 posts since 16/9/11

21 Nov 2019 12:40
Rez wrote: Venezuela, famously never interfered with by sanctions or the CIA.

Pretty much what I was going to say.
Dee
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11279 posts since 22/11/07

21 Nov 2019 15:51
Cool tiger knit

https://twitter.com/lilyallen/status/1197501067560443904?s=09
R
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13029 posts since 17/5/03

21 Nov 2019 17:52
is that piss take?
deuce
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13728 posts since 21/1/08

21 Nov 2019 18:07
lol
caol87
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2071 posts since 28/6/14

21 Nov 2019 18:12
Silly woman
Crackajack
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7259 posts since 21/4/05

21 Nov 2019 18:17
Laughing out loud
blackham
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1735 posts since 17/7/13

21 Nov 2019 18:36
absolute bint
sydneyking
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4624 posts since 26/9/09

21 Nov 2019 19:38
Laughing out loud
spitfiredealer
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2134 posts since 12/6/10

21 Nov 2019 19:41
Laughing out loud silly cow
quest
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3298 posts since 11/7/11

21 Nov 2019 20:13
surely that's a wind up
Rez
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8027 posts since 5/4/09

21 Nov 2019 22:05
it's a tik tok filter, she's taking the piss
fudge.dredd
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958 posts since 15/12/12

22 Nov 2019 23:50
morning mist wrote: Fudge goes from "The left always interfere in other countries businesses, telling them how to run their country" to "Hail colonization!"

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Putting words in my mouth.

Explain why the Turkish aren’t paying reparations for the Ottoman Empire?

Was the British empire the only one to exist?
fudge.dredd
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958 posts since 15/12/12

22 Nov 2019 23:51
Rez wrote: Venezuela, famously never interfered with by sanctions or the CIA.

This old trope.

What next, “REAL socialism hasn’t been tried anywhere yet”?

Rez
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8027 posts since 5/4/09

23 Nov 2019 00:18
Don't think you know what a trope is
Rez
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8027 posts since 5/4/09

23 Nov 2019 13:22
Dee wrote:
deuce wrote: Diane Abbot as Home Secretary Laughing out loud
Emily Thornberry as Foreign Secretary Laughing out loud
Jess Phillips
David Lammy
Corbyn is a weak man, who’s not suitable to be a leader

That’s a no from me dawg

Labour are fucked. Libs are certain to mop up.

lol you still feeling this after last night Dee
Dee
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11279 posts since 22/11/07

23 Nov 2019 15:31
I didn't get to see her bit only caught a bit of Bojo. What did she say that was so bad?

These American style debates/q&a's are so shite. Sit them down one to one with a decent interviewer like Andrew Neil and grill them all.
Dee
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11279 posts since 22/11/07

23 Nov 2019 15:32
I still think Labour are fucked, one way or another.