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Dee
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12062 posts since 22/11/07

30 Sep 2015 16:52
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/sep/30/russia-launches-first-airstrikes-against-targets-in-syria-says-us

carl lewis
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23965 posts since 14/10/04

30 Sep 2015 17:10
Hunt and Umunna leave the party early"

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/politics/article4571584.ece
-DiscoTits-
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964 posts since 26/11/07

posted 30 Sep 2015 20:10, edited 30 Sep 2015 20:10
https://www.facebook.com/Shia.Youth.Eu/videos/550329011780741/

Watch this video above. I agree with so much of what Putin says here.

The anti Putin propaganda from our western media and government is shocking. I'm all for Putin supporting Assad. It's about time someone stood up and stopped the USA and the UK etc from destabilising these countries. We are funding these "rebels" but once they get into power they just morph into ISIS,DAESH,AL QAEDA whatever name you want to use for them all. Have we not learned anything from Iraq,Afghanistan or Libya. I think people underestimate Putin a hell of a lot but it's quite clear that he is a calculating, very intelligent politician who has no plans to bend over and follow orders.
trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

30 Sep 2015 20:36
carl lewis wrote: Hunt and Umunna leave the party early"

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/politics/article4571584.ece

Wish they'd just leave the Party for good, the turncoat bastards
andymakesglasses
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20641 posts since 26/1/06

1 Oct 2015 06:05
-DiscoTits- wrote: https://www.facebook.com/Shia.Youth.Eu/videos/550329011780741/

Watch this video above. I agree with so much of what Putin says here.

The anti Putin propaganda from our western media and government is shocking. I'm all for Putin supporting Assad. It's about time someone stood up and stopped the USA and the UK etc from destabilising these countries. We are funding these "rebels" but once they get into power they just morph into ISIS,DAESH,AL QAEDA whatever name you want to use for them all. Have we not learned anything from Iraq,Afghanistan or Libya. I think people underestimate Putin a hell of a lot but it's quite clear that he is a calculating, very intelligent politician who has no plans to bend over and follow orders.

Putin is not doing this for the good of the World or his love of democracy. The irony in him complaining about a big country militarily "squeezing" little countries and talking about imperialistic politics is quite frankly laughable.
MasterBlaster
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884 posts since 7/4/12

1 Oct 2015 08:19
It makes mire sense than just bombing the place and hoping some secular, democracy loving rebels pop up out of out of nowhere and turn Syria into a functioning state.
RickRude
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4005 posts since 13/1/12

4 Feb 2016 23:46
Anyone read Tony Parsons article in latest GQ - proper nail on the head article that strikes a cord with realists
oldgregg
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6370 posts since 13/4/02

5 Feb 2016 00:31
Kinda hate tony parsons, all his stuff just sounds like a 15 year olds diary, and not in a good way, shit columnist, shit writer

"I was 22 years old and raw as sashimi. Then I stepped through the back of the wardrobe into a drug-soaked Narnia"
oldgregg
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6370 posts since 13/4/02

5 Feb 2016 00:32
SUBLIME!
oldgregg
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6370 posts since 13/4/02

5 Feb 2016 00:33
He might make a good rapper
oldgregg
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6370 posts since 13/4/02

5 Feb 2016 00:36
But I guess some gq readers think it's.. Pretty..preeeeeetttyyy, prrrrreeeettttyyyy goooooood
trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

5 Feb 2016 07:52
bigjohn wrote: Kinda hate tony parsons, all his stuff just sounds like a 15 year olds diary, and not in a good way, shit columnist, shit writer

Spot on
sydneyking
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5112 posts since 26/9/09

5 Feb 2016 08:18
Kinda hate GQ
DuffMan
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14389 posts since 21/2/07

posted 5 Feb 2016 09:58, edited 5 Feb 2016 09:58
If you mean the article he wrote about the EU, it's complete tripe.

Tony Parsons wrote: Apartheid. Slavery. Segregation. And if the mightiest empires eventually fade into the mists of time, then why should a failed economic experiment like the EU be expected to last forever?
Sick!
gawkrodger
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7656 posts since 4/11/08

12 Feb 2016 12:39
I'm not a Bernie fanboy, but damn, this is how you do a campaign video

https://youtu.be/Syln8IkOIqc
DuffMan
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14389 posts since 21/2/07

12 Feb 2016 13:29
Pretty pretty pretty good
TIMDOT
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876 posts since 6/8/14

23 Feb 2016 22:54
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBi-KXc0CRk
ft. Nigel Farage
james_fox
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541 posts since 1/8/10

24 Feb 2016 09:18
fucking LOL
-DiscoTits-
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964 posts since 26/11/07

posted 25 Feb 2016 20:48, edited 25 Feb 2016 20:48
https://youtu.be/bvcGA8QK-FI

https://youtu.be/TCbWLeJ35cA

Regardless of peoples political preferences the behaviour here of the Tory party is absolutely unacceptable in the way they act like schoolchildren. It's embarrassing that they don't even seem to care the eyes of the UK are watching this behaviour unfold in front of them. It's also very frustrating to not see the speaker keep things in order, when, if it was anyone from the opposition side (for example the SNP clapping) he would of interjected immediately.

What is very clear is that David Cameron is very slowly losing grip on his job. He always seems to answer questions with insults instead of proper debate. I think the pressure of the upcoming EU vote and people gunning for his job are getting to the old boy.
quixy
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724 posts since 27/11/11

25 Feb 2016 20:53
@Disco Tits

"Politics is the entertainment division of the military industrial complex." Frank Zappa