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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 31.10.2019, 12:38
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Child benefit. And it doesn't stop if said child is in education/training until 20, I think. But not everyone is eligible and it's means tested over 50K i think. No benefit if earn over 60k.

Not sure what this has to do with the price of Boris' eggs though.


Edit: sorry Porsch1909, just seen your post.
So only the children who actually work should get the vote at 16, the ones who's brains are still sucking up knowledge should wait
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Old 31.10.2019, 12:42
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Did anyone actually say Jersey (or the IOM, seeing as you brought them both into the thread) are in the EU?
He's just diverting from the real news that's going on, such as the PM has yet to formally complete the acceptance of the EU extension to Article 50 because he's playing silly beggars again. All very childish and sloppy.

Did anyone see Tom Bradby on News at 10 last night? He wasn't a happy puppy at all! Visibly fuming ov er all the female MPs standing down at this GE and citing abuse and threats as a prominent reason for their decision. I think we're up to 56 MPs standing down now with Nicky Morgan's announcement. That one surprised me.
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Old 31.10.2019, 12:48
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Out of interest FMF, what's groanworthy about that post?
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Old 31.10.2019, 13:28
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Mixing Brexit and election is nonsense, I have to agree with Blair:

https://www.facebook.com/Channel4New...4270975930701/
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Old 31.10.2019, 13:43
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NHS off table? Better watch Dispatches:

https://www.facebook.com/17756419520...6669157630205/
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Old 31.10.2019, 14:13
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Considering that the PM formed his cabinet based upon their determination to complete Brexit, and seeing as there isn't a single scientist within that cabinet, I would summise that there's a distinct lack of evidential understanding and reasoning amongst many Brexiters.

Also, I'm refusing to call them Brexiteers now because it affords them an air of romantic heroism they ill deserve.
There isn’t a single scientist in the Shadow Cabinet either. There was one scientist in Theresa May’s cabinet, Liam Fox, and he supported Brexit. Going further back David Cameron didn’t have any scientists in his cabinet either. In fact if you look across the House of Commons I would confidently estimate that less than 10% of MPs hold science, technology or engineering degrees. With prejudice as this, one wonders what you would like Brexiteers to be called.

From a Brexiteer (albeit a reluctant one) scientist.
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Happy Brexit day...

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Old 31.10.2019, 14:25
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Where is the ditch I'll find Boris dead in?
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Old 31.10.2019, 14:36
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So only the children who actually work should get the vote at 16, the ones who's brains are still sucking up knowledge should wait
You're making no sense. At all.
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Old 31.10.2019, 15:17
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Bercow left and nobody mentioned this?

Or did I not see it.
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Old 31.10.2019, 15:19
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Bercow left and nobody mentioned this?

Or did I not see it.
The latter, I think...
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Old 31.10.2019, 15:27
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Bercow left and nobody mentioned this?

Or did I not see it.
He had announced some time ago that he'd step down at the close of business on 31st October. Kind of a shame, he makes watching the parliamentary debates WAY more fun.
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Old 31.10.2019, 15:32
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Bercow left and nobody mentioned this?

Or did I not see it.
More to the point, Father of the House (longest serving MP in the House of Commons) Ken Clarke is leaving and only Bercow saw fit to mention it. Says a lot for the calibre of the PM.
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Old 31.10.2019, 15:39
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More to the point, Father of the House (longest serving MP in the House of Commons) Ken Clarke is leaving and only Bercow saw fit to mention it. Says a lot for the calibre of the PM.
I've said it before, will say it again, Boris is a despicable human. Also a major tool. And not a useful one.
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Old 31.10.2019, 15:42
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Bercow left and nobody mentioned this?

Or did I not see it.
Bercow mentioned it in the House a few weeks ago... quite an emotional speech. He timed his departure to make sure that Brexit would go through without issues that (he felt) a Speaker other than him wouldn't be able to deal with. So even he thought we'd have a Hallowe'en Brexit.

He should have known that the government wouldn't get its ducks in ORRRRRRDAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!
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Old 31.10.2019, 15:44
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I've said it before, will say it again, Boris is a despicable human. Also a major tool. And not a useful one.
Jess Phillips took a swipe at him...

https://www.indy100.com/article/jess...ildren-9177866

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Old 31.10.2019, 16:19
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Bercow mentioned it in the House a few weeks ago... quite an emotional speech. He timed his departure to make sure that Brexit would go through without issues that (he felt) a Speaker other than him wouldn't be able to deal with. So even he thought we'd have a Hallowe'en Brexit.

He should have known that the government wouldn't get its ducks in ORRRRRRDAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!
Would love to hear him call the cat in at night Guess what they have called it?
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Old 31.10.2019, 16:25
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I've said it before, will say it again, Boris is a despicable human. Also a major tool. And not a useful one.
And yet I have the impression people hate Corbyn even more, so it's quite possible the Conservatives/Johnson will not only maintain power, but perhaps pick up enough seats to push through a no deal Brexit after the election.

It sucks when your options as a voter are "really terrible" vs "slightly less terrible".
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And yet I have the impression people hate Corbyn even more, so it's quite possible the Conservatives/Johnson will not only maintain power, but perhaps pick up enough seats to push through a no deal Brexit after the election.
I think this is a bit of a media confection, getting the Pavlovian juices of Middle England flowing with the constant baseless accusations of being a terrorist (/terrorist sympathizer), anti-Semite, Commie who wants to rule over us like Stalin; when the reality is he probably just wants a few more workers' rights, a bit more wealth distribution and a bit more social mobility.
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Old 31.10.2019, 16:52
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I meant nobody mentioned it on here.

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He had announced some time ago that he'd step down at the close of business on 31st October. Kind of a shame, he makes watching the parliamentary debates WAY more fun.
My thought entirely. I immediately realized I won't be able to stand an other minute watching them ...... doing what exactly?!
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