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Old 30th Jan 2017, 20:54   #1 (permalink)
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Donald Trump should be invited to make an official State Visit

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Old 30th Jan 2017, 20:59   #2 (permalink)
 
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Good idea to see how much feeling there is the other way.
I hope this thread doesn't descend into unrelated quarrels like the last one.

Pity about the grammar and spelling though.
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Old 30th Jan 2017, 21:03   #3 (permalink)

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If he does come he'll only be able to travel by chopper, there's not a lot of traffic going to move at ground level with a million people on the streets.


Now there's a thought - how congested could we make the skies? - they can't take every PPL's licence away.
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Old 30th Jan 2017, 21:04   #4 (permalink)

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Pity about the grammar and spelling though.
Gotta be a spoof, surely. Or a kipper.
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Old 30th Jan 2017, 21:07   #5 (permalink)
 
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Good idea to see how much feeling there is the other way.
Indeed. It's always good to have an idea of the strength of the apposition. #thingsspellcheckcantfix

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Donald Trump should be invited to make an official State Visit because he is the leader of a free world and U.K. is a country that supports free speech and does not believe that people that appose our point of view should be gagged.

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Old 30th Jan 2017, 21:14   #6 (permalink)
 
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It's gone up 3,000 since I signed it 15 minutes ago. How does that compare to the rate on the other one?
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Old 30th Jan 2017, 21:28   #7 (permalink)

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It's gone up 3,000 since I signed it 15 minutes ago. How does that compare to the rate on the other one?
The other one was doing consistently 1,000 per minute for hour after hour after hour, to the extent that I was wondering whether that was a limitation of the server.
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Old 30th Jan 2017, 21:35   #8 (permalink)
 
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Going up 1000 every three or four minutes, so clearly there is some measure of support.
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Old 30th Jan 2017, 21:41   #9 (permalink)
 
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GtW

The President doesn't fly without an air exclusion zone around the Presidential aircraft. They won't need to take away any PPLs because anyone breaking the zone will be on the receiving end of an anti aircraft missile.

As for a million people demonstrating, I have only ever seen a crowd approaching that figure once in the Capital.
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Mr. Trump should definitely go to the UK to receive the welcome he so richly deserves.


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Old 30th Jan 2017, 21:48   #11 (permalink)
 
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Some of us over the pond genuinely like Trump. He is the most exciting President since JFK!
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https://order-order.com/2017/01/30/l...ry-not-fussed/

Interesting to see the main areas that signed the petition to ban Trump.

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15 of the top 20 constituencies with the most signatories in favour of cancelling Trump’s state visit are in London. The rest of the country doesn’t seem bothered, other than the student towns of Oxford, Cambridge, Bristol, Brighton and Edinburgh. Who’d have thought it?
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Old 30th Jan 2017, 21:52   #13 (permalink)
 
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This is in line with a country that had King Edward VIII. Parallels with Trumpet amazing:

1. Whore monger.
2. Could not be bothered maintaining traditional duties.
3. Nazi sympathizer.

In his case he was forced out by people loyal to the country he 'led.' Hopefully Trumpet will follow this example soon with Brits again showing a backbone.

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Old 30th Jan 2017, 21:57   #14 (permalink)

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The President doesn't fly without an air exclusion zone around the Presidential aircraft. They won't need to take away any PPLs because anyone breaking the zone will be on the receiving end of an anti aircraft missile.
I rather suspect that UK military will refuse orders to kill peaceful demonstrators ("I was only obeying orders" hasn't worked for us for some time now). This isn't the USA.
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I rather suspect that UK military will refuse orders to kill peaceful demonstrators ("I was only obeying orders" hasn't worked for us for some time now). This isn't the USA.
Would you be willing to bet your life on that?
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I remember the last presidential visit to London.
US Black Hawk helicopters circling round ready to shoot down anything approaching.
Unfortunate for anyone underneath
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The US military will do whatever it takes to protect their President.

It isn't the man they are protecting but a symbol of America, an ideal. American patriotism will ensure the the person of the President is protected regardless of the cost.
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Old 30th Jan 2017, 22:12   #18 (permalink)

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The US military will do whatever it takes to protect their President.
Easiest way would be to tell him to stay at home.
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But there is a petition to invite him here with over 42,000 signatures already!
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Thatcher invited that murdering scumbag General Pinochet over, he was responsible for the deaths and torture of many. From wikipedia 'During the period of Pinochet's rule, various investigations have identified the murder of 1,200 to 3,200 people with up to 80,000 people forcibly interned and as many as 30,000 tortured. According to the Chilean government, the official number of deaths and forced disappearances stands at 3,095.'

Trump may have upset a few delicate lefties but I can live with that.
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