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View Poll Results: What would you personally prefer to happen?
I want the UK to stay in an ever-closer union 49 23.11%
I want the UK to stay in a loosely connected EU 68 32.08%
I want the UK out because the EU is bad for the UK 22 10.38%
I want the UK out because the EU is a bad thing 23 10.85%
I want the UK out because this would be good for the rest of us 17 8.02%
I don't really care 33 15.57%
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Old 20.05.2019, 12:41
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I watched, and enjoyed, and voted Switzerland and Australia, amongst others... but Oz? European? Seriously?
Itís the Eurovision Song Contest not the European song contest.
It was originally started for members of the European broadcasting union so being a European country was not a prerequisite as not all member states were in Europe.
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Old 20.05.2019, 12:51
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Wasn't Eurovision originally (maybe it still is?) a sort of cooperation between the various state TV producers in which they shared video streams of common interest, probably to save costs on duplicating on-site camera teams at such events. But I don't know whether they cover anything besides the song contest any more these days.
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Old 20.05.2019, 13:05
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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euro...g_Contest_1956

Yeah, lots of non-european entrants at the outset
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Old 20.05.2019, 14:21
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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euro...g_Contest_1956

Yeah, lots of non-european entrants at the outset
Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia and Turkey were all full members of the EBU in 1956, and were all eligible to take part in the Eurovision Song Contest that year.

The question of eligibility to participate in the ESC has been done to death here.
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Old 20.05.2019, 14:49
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Of course, by one measure, the French win every year
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Old 20.05.2019, 14:52
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The end of this week should be fun.

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Predictions Loz?
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Old 20.05.2019, 15:10
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The Brexit Party to clean up. Tories wonít break double figures. Lib Demís to do well. Change UK to die before they begin. And Corbyn to come out and blame Labourís poor showing on austerity and a lack of diversity at community centres.
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Old 20.05.2019, 15:18
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The Brexit Party to clean up. Tories wonít break double figures. Lib Demís to do well. Change UK to die before they begin. And Corbyn to come out and blame Labourís poor showing on austerity and a lack of diversity at community centres.
We've still got a couple of days to go.

And anything could happen in a day or two, as Austria has shown.
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Old 20.05.2019, 15:20
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We've still got a couple of days to go.

And anything could happen in a day or two, as Austria has shown.
Hope it involves milkshakes. That's very funny...
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Old 20.05.2019, 15:29
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Hope it involves milkshakes. That's very funny...
Very funny in that it’s completely counter productive. Very funny in that every milkshake thrown just delivers a load more votes to his party. Very funny until someone gets shot.
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Old 20.05.2019, 15:30
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The end of this week should be fun.
Too bad there's no Exit Brexit party.
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Old 20.05.2019, 15:31
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Too bad there's no Exit Brexit party.
There is, and theyíre polling on 4%
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Old 20.05.2019, 15:34
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Very funny in that it’s completely counter productive. Very funny in that every milkshake thrown just delivers a load more votes to his party. Very funny until someone gets shot.
Fully agree - the first time, OK it's a bit of fun, nobody got hurt. Carrying on with this is completely counter-productive and WILL be used as an excuse when some supporters of other persuasions throw acid or bricks at politicians they disagree with.

Violence is never the answer, even if you believe Farage and Yakult-Lennon to be reprehensible, lying toads.
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Old 20.05.2019, 15:35
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Very funny in that itís completely counter productive. Very funny in that every milkshake thrown just delivers a load more votes to his party. Very funny until someone gets shot.
I know, I know...

I think I'm just saturated (no pun intended) to the point of hilarity with the current politics and most of it is just makes me roar with laughter. The milkshake chuckers are now labeled "Radicalised remainers" by Farage. What's not to love about that..?
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I think I'm just saturated (no pun intended) to the point of hilarity with the current politics and most of it is just makes me roar with laughter. The milkshake chuckers are now labeled "Radicalised remainers" by Farage. What's not to love about that..?
Well I just watched the video and it was rather funny.not sure about the guy doing the throwing though, police need to seize his hard drive by the looks of him.
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Old 20.05.2019, 16:26
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So, how should we interpret the polls.

Is the electorate saying, good riddance that we'll soon be out of the EU so let's give them one roaring farewell by voting in the biggest clowns we can muster? And after that we'll go back to being sensible?

Or is this the beginning of the new normal?
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Old 20.05.2019, 17:08
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Is the electorate saying, good riddance that we'll soon be out of the EU so let's give them one roaring farewell by voting in the biggest clowns we can muster?
The EP needs more coffee break speakers.
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The EP needs more coffee break speakers.

The EP is a coffee break.
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Well I just watched the video and it was rather funny.not sure about the guy doing the throwing though, police need to seize his hard drive by the looks of him.
The 'weapon' was a banana and salted caramel milkshake from Five Guys
I bet that made a stink, and the guy who threw it is a Sky customer service advisor. Even Kay Burley announced that he's a Sky employee "in the interests of full disclosure".
https://news.sky.com/story/man-arres...arage-11724800

I'm still retching at the mere thought of a banana and salted caramel milkshake...eeewwww
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