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Old 20th Dec 2019, 19:32
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Originally Posted by ORAC View Post
Just to add some facts to the food standards meme.....

https://techround.co.uk/business/ame...ood-standards/
As you (should} well know, this very narrow contaminants issue is a tiny aspect of the food 'standards' that the US would like to thrust onto us.
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Old 20th Dec 2019, 21:26
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It happens to be the area that Corbyn/Labour are currently cherry picking and misquoting out of context - as the article makes clear.
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Old 20th Dec 2019, 22:51
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It happens to be the area that Corbyn/Labour are currently cherry picking and misquoting out of context
Well, I am sure they felt it was about time they had a go.
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Old 21st Dec 2019, 05:46
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Originally Posted by duffied View Post
There are fewer things sadder than bitter losers trying to predict a bleak future for the victors
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Not a bitter loser, just a bit sad for the UK that its politicians have started to pander to populism like Mr Trump, and personally I do not think that makes for a better world never mind the UK. We will see over the coming years what this brings, but in the short term I am told many more large sheds to come in the midland's and SE so lots of work for my business, not too sure about the Green Belt !

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Old 21st Dec 2019, 06:32
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Originally Posted by duffied

There are fewer things sadder than bitter losers trying to predict a bleak future for the victors
Welcome to the thread duffied, but posters are not all winners or losers ... don't forget that opinions can be voiced by anyone even the disenfranchised.
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Old 21st Dec 2019, 10:08
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Originally Posted by Fly Aiprt View Post
Maybe.
How many elections is the past 3-4 years ?
The fixed parliament act should ensure that aside of a vote of no confidence, that simply isn't going to happen over the next five years (OK better to say is highly improbable to happen), the next election will be December 2024.

The one in 2017 came about as a result of the official opposition being in cahoots with the government; this most recent one because the LibDems, or I suspect more likely Jo Swinson (who??) misguidedly thought they'd do rather well by supporting Johnson in his call for an election. I hope and suspect that this time around there will be less willy waving by opposition parties and the government is allowed to go the term having well and truly screwed the economy, the average working person, and the country as a whole. Given the path that Johnson is (currently) taking which would inevitably ensure the UK leaves the transition period sans comprehensive trade agreement that is exactly where they're likely to we're likely to wind up.
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Old 21st Dec 2019, 21:44
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ATNotts, the last election had a good turnout despite less than ideal weather though I have experienced similar in May. For the UK as a whole I think the weather in December could prevent many reaching a polling station.

I would bet that they will reach an agreement to bring it forward to May.
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Old 22nd Dec 2019, 10:39
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Originally Posted by Pontius Navigator View Post
ATNotts, the last election had a good turnout despite less than ideal weather though I have experienced similar in May. For the UK as a whole I think the weather in December could prevent many reaching a polling station.

I would bet that they will reach an agreement to bring it forward to May.
Very possibly, but whatever I can't see a new GE before sometime in 2024, whatever happens.
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Old 22nd Dec 2019, 12:53
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Originally Posted by ORAC View Post
Just to add some facts to the food standards meme.....

https://techround.co.uk/business/ame...ood-standards/
How does that square with the 420 deaths per year from salmonella in the US compared to 0 per year in the UK?
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Old 22nd Dec 2019, 13:18
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Originally Posted by under_exposed View Post
How does that square with the 420 deaths per year from salmonella in the US compared to 0 per year in the UK?
I canít answer your question, but I hope youíll agree this article makes interesting reading on this and related matters:

https://briefingsforbrexit.com/fact-...fact-checkers/
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Old 22nd Dec 2019, 13:35
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Originally Posted by yellowtriumph View Post
I can’t answer your question, but I hope you’ll agree this article makes interesting reading on this and related matters:

https://briefingsforbrexit.com/fact-...fact-checkers/
Read the article, and searched the website a little.
It appears to not be an independent or balanced facts checking site :

Our aim is to provide a platform for informed analysis and for the expression of opinion which believes that the future welfare of Britain and Europe require that the choice made in the Referendum should be fully and positively carried out. Most of the founders of this initiative voted for the UK to leave the EU.
So any information here should be taken with a grain of salt and duly cross checked.
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Old 22nd Dec 2019, 14:02
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Originally Posted by Fly Aiprt View Post
Read the article, and searched the website a little.
It appears to not be an independent or balanced facts checking site :



So any information here should be taken with a grain of salt and duly cross checked.
The BBC subsequently agreed with the author of the article that their own article was inaccurate.
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Old 22nd Dec 2019, 14:05
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Originally Posted by yellowtriumph View Post
The BBC subsequently agreed with the author of the article that their own article was inaccurate.
Agreed.
Please note I didn't say they were wrong.
Just that it was not an independent fact-checking website.
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Old 26th Dec 2019, 17:07
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Brexit Derangement Syndrome perhaps? But then again, Boxing Day is the usual day for fox-hunting.....

https://nypost.com/2019/12/26/promin...-baseball-bat/

Prominent UK lawyer under fire for saying he killed fox with baseball bat

A prominent United Kingdom lawyer is being investigated after he bizarrely boasted online that he clubbed a fox to death with a baseball bat.

Attorney Jolyon Maugham, who is known for his work to derail Brexit, sparked outrage online from animal lovers Thursday over his claims he killed a fox trying to get into the chicken coop at his home in central London.

“Already this morning I have killed a fox with a baseball bat. How’s your Boxing Day going?” he tweeted.
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He continued saying that his chickens were “pretty distressed” by the fox, leading him to jump into action while wearing his wife’s too-small kimono and suffering from a hangover. “Wasn’t a great deal of fun,” he wrote. “Got caught up in the protective netting around the chickens and I wasn’t sure what else to do. Not looking forward to untangling it“.
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But his tweets led to backlash from animal activists who called on the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to investigate him. “We’ve been made aware of this and are looking into it,” the group tweeted, adding the incident was “distressing to hear.”

Maugham said he contacted the charity himself and was prepared to defend his actions. “To those concerned I have broken the law, I called and spoke to the RSPCA and left my contact details,” he wrote on Twitter.
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Old 26th Dec 2019, 17:41
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So a fairly typical leftard ****** then.
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Old 26th Dec 2019, 20:53
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ATNotts, the last election had a good turnout despite less than ideal weather though I have experienced similar in May. For the UK as a whole I think the weather in December could prevent many reaching a polling station.

I would bet that they will reach an agreement to bring it forward to May.

Given that it would be held under the same corrupt system as this last one, why would that be of interest or concern?
Irrespective of which time of year a GE is held, it will still allow a Party without a majority of individual support to 'engineer' a 'Landslide'. Democracy may not be dead but it is mortally wounded in this Nation.
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Old 26th Dec 2019, 21:12
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Look it's happened now.
A minority of British voters as perverted by the British system of one man one vote of voting has put a man in power who is a proven liar and incompetent. Plus a bunch of incapable politicians who will prove their incompetence quite shortly. Not exactly a hopeful future.

The only good thing is that
it will be quite obvious fairly soon.

I'll enjoy that.
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Old 27th Dec 2019, 06:01
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Old 27th Dec 2019, 07:32
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In this season of peace on earth and goodwill towards men, might the politicians and commentators not take note ...
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Old 27th Dec 2019, 07:33
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............. at least for a few days more?
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