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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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does he have a birth certificate?
I'd have thought someone like BoJo would rather come with title deeds. Something penned on vellum.
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Thank eff Leadsom and McVey are out. Doesn't say much for 'sisterhood', but I've worked with women like them and it a wasn't good experience.

Johnson 114
Hunt 43
Gove 37
Raab 27
Javid 23
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I'd have thought someone like BoJo would rather come with title deeds. Something penned on vellum.
Damn you woman!!! Bojo...come...vellum... The perils of speed reading.
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Old 13.06.2019, 16:51
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Once an American, ALWAYS an American!

(or so I've been told)

Tom
I find it deeply divise and hateful to refer to him as an American just because of the passport he holds or the country he was born in.

Wouldn't it be a better measure if everybody was free to self-identify as an American, North Korean or any other nationaility, or indeed none at all.

Not to self: don't mention the idea next time I'm passing through US immigration.

Let us ponder the wise words of Gilbert and Sullivan


he is an englishman!

he is an englishman!
for he himself has said it,
and it's greatly to his credit,
that he is an englishman!

that he is an englishman!

for he might have been a roosian,
a french, or turk, or proosian,
or perhaps itali-an!

or perhaps itali-an!

but in spite of all temptations
to belong to other nations,
he remains an englishman!
he remains an englishman!

for in spite of all temptations
to belong to other nations,
he remains an englishman!
he remains an englishman!
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Old 13.06.2019, 17:07
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1-0.
Nice, by 5 seconds. I shouldn't have stopped by Google for the details.
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Old 13.06.2019, 17:09
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Once an American, ALWAYS an American!

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I was going to say something like that, but then I remembered that we have someone on EF who renounced his US citizenship and has been über-Swiss ever since...
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Old 13.06.2019, 17:16
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Nice, by 5 seconds. I shouldn't have stopped by Google for the details.
So did I!
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Old 13.06.2019, 17:18
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I was going to say something like that, but then I remembered that we have someone on EF who renounced his US citizenship and has been über-Swiss ever since...
are you suggesting he should run for the Tory leadership?
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Old 13.06.2019, 17:20
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are you suggesting he should run for the Tory leadership?
Aren't things bad enough in the Uk already?
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Old 13.06.2019, 17:24
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Aren't things bad enough in the Uk already?
I think that Corbyn guy could do with a couple of groans.
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Old 13.06.2019, 17:30
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There's a little enclave of political press people dropping heavy hints in Twitter that Gove doesn't stand a chance in hell of becoming PM, allegedly based upon revelations about him that will be published in the Sunday papers this weekend. Hmmm...
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There's a little enclave of political press people dropping heavy hints in Twitter that Gove doesn't stand a chance in hell of becoming PM, allegedly based upon revelations about him that will be published in the Sunday papers this weekend. Hmmm...

So we could be in for drugs, sex and rock & roll from the Gove revelations ?
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There's a little enclave of political press people dropping heavy hints in Twitter that Gove doesn't stand a chance in hell of becoming PM, allegedly based upon revelations about him that will be published in the Sunday papers this weekend. Hmmm...
Apparently it will become known that he tells the truth and is faithful to his partners...doesn't stand a chance.
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Apparently it will become known that he tells the truth and is faithful to his partners...doesn't stand a chance.
It's a peculiar state of affairs, quite literally.

There's so much shite to throw at BoJo that it's difficult to know where to start, but I'm with the throng who believe it can, and should, be summed up in 3 little words... Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe. I'd love that case to be front and centre of every tiny piece of promotion that he does.

The wild card r.e. Gove is (somehow and rather strangely) being linked back to a Noel Gallagher quote some 20yrs ago, about known heroin and coke addict MPs. I'm not seeing the link as Gove was a journo at the time, but we shall see. It could all just be rumours.
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I trust that all those that whined about the politicians who campaigned for Brexit not taking ownership of the result will STFU if Boris wins?
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Rory Stewart.
Of course you do. That would mean no Brexit AND the end of the Tory party.

In other news, Chukka is now a Lib Dem
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I trust that all those that whined about the politicians who campaigned for Brexit not taking ownership of the result will STFU if Boris wins?
LOL! He’s already leaving all sorts of doors open and backing away from the absolutes which were his hard currency during the campaigning. Let’s not get ourselves into a frenzy of excitement just yet...
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Of course you do. That would mean no Brexit AND the end of the Tory party.

In other news, Chukka is now a Lib Dem
Chukka is a lib dem, somewhat losing a lot of the credibility he had (and he had lots, he was one of the only good labour people left) because if you start a new party because you say "something new is needed people!" then go to another one saying "actually, no it isn't, we need THIS party" you sort of come across as a double glazing salesman who has just started selling a different brand.

Change UK today is called The Independent Group of Change UK or something. Shall we have a sweepstake on whether this will still be the name tommorow ?
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I trust that all those that whined about the politicians who campaigned for Brexit not taking ownership of the result will STFU if Boris wins?
Hell no!
3 years too late because he was busy getting his rocks off.
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Chukka is a lib dem, somewhat losing a lot of the credibility he had (and he had lots, he was one of the only good labour people left) because if you start a new party because you say "something new is needed people!" then go to another one saying "actually, no it isn't, we need THIS party" you sort of come across as a double glazing salesman who has just started selling a different brand.

Change UK today is called The Independent Group of Change UK or something. Shall we have a sweepstake on whether this will still be the name tommorow ?
Trump made a successful change from a registered Democrat to GOP!

Of course, credibility is not anything he seeks!
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