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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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#MGBGT actually, there was no MGBGA, never had one but I did have a Midget.
Me too; '73, turquoise!
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#MGBGT actually, there was no MGBGA, never had one but I did have a Midget.
Are you referring to cars or something LGBT-like?
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Me too; '73, turquoise!
'79, the 1500, black!

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Are you referring to cars or something LGBT-like?
you can't confuse an MGB GT and a Midget with an LGBT midget.
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Looking forward to 'Dispatches' tonight at 21:00 on Channel 4 examining the influence of Dominic Cummings and Seumas Milne.

https://twitter.com/C4Dispatches/sta...65277645111296
Cummings and Milne: the Russians.

I should not be joking about this, I know..
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ISC's report detailing Russian shenanigans around the EU referendum blocked by No.10 until after GE.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics...forbritain.org
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ISC's report detailing Russian shenanigans around the EU referendum blocked by No.10 until after GE.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics...forbritain.org

Understandably.
After all, it might influence voters.
Who would want that?
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Understandably.
After all, it might influence voters.
Who would want that?
;-)
Quite. Can't have the electorate finding out the exact depths they plumbed before they go to the ballot boxes, can we?
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If you agree with Dominic Grieve, that the report should be published

https://infacts.org/petitions/release-the-report/
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#MGBGT actually, there was no MGBGA, never had one but I did have a Midget.
Had both an MGB and an MG Midget at different times (and an AH Sprite), bought the Midget new; cost under £600 including the optional heater.

On hard braking in the Midget there was a major weight transfer to the front and then it was very likely to spin.
Practically no British auto manufacturers anymore and if Brexit happens then probably also no Foreign auto manufacturers in UK.
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ISC's report detailing Russian shenanigans around the EU referendum blocked by No.10 until after GE.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics...forbritain.org
Whooaaaa, ffs!
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Actually, refusing to publish might blow up right in his face. We wall know he can't be trusted- and if he refuses, it will confirm he really has something serious to hide.

Watch Dispatches NOW on Channel 4 - for more info.
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If it isn’t released it will be leaked. Anyone care to bet?
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Had both an MGB and an MG Midget at different times (and an AH Sprite), bought the Midget new; cost under £600 including the optional heater.

On hard braking in the Midget there was a major weight transfer to the front and then it was very likely to spin.
Practically no British auto manufacturers anymore and if Brexit happens then probably also no Foreign auto manufacturers in UK.
Years later, I also had a '57 MGA (gorgeous to look at, horrendous to drive). Maybe MGBGA combines the MGB, G and A? (But sadly, there never was an MGG.)

I like the direction this thread is taking.
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I like the direction this thread is taking.
And now for something completely different, as they used to say on Monty Python but seriously
check out the best documentary on TV so far, namely A British Guide to the End of the World,
that was on BBC4 last night and now available on BBC I-Player.

BBC4 - Cold War season begins with A British Guide to the End of the World

My judgement of it - What a Spooky surreal world, Cold War turns Hot in Britain - documentary that
was !! Some scenes are 'not for faint hearted viewers', nevertheless a powerful and for some,
'I didn't know that about the Cold War' provoking look back at the paranoia, that the frozen
conflict produced in Britain.
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Did you watch 'Dispatches' last night?
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No.

Cool story.
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Everyday, he makes more sense than the last

https://www.facebook.com/bbccomedy/v...8224154740962/

and I haven't even started
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Yes and was very disappointed with it. The only thing that I didn't already know was Jess Phillips' bit about her meeting with Cummings. I knew she'd asked to meet him because she made the request in the house.
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I did - It was a really good expose of Dominic Cummings and Seumas Milne, both portrayed as the Revolutionaries
within the establishment and ( for want of a better word ) out to wreck the establishment through
confrontational politics. An eye opener for those who don't know much about them.

Fortunately it didn't clash with A British Guide to the End of the World, that started later on BBC4.
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'I didn't know that about the Cold War' provoking look back at the paranoia, that the frozen
conflict produced in Britain.
Not wishing to be rude, but how old are you?

I'm part of the 'Threads' generation. I watched the documentary you mentioned and there was nothing in it that I didn't know. I strongly suspect I'm not alone in that because it wasn't 'hidden' at the time. My plan was always to go to the top of Parbold Hill with two bottles of vodka and a bong to 'watch the fireworks'. I never saw any point in 'surviving'.

I'm not blaming you if you're not aware of this chapter in recent history, particularly after watching last weeks episode of 'The Apprentice' when only a couple of the candidates knew when WWII began That was shocking to me. If you want anything that puts a better perspective on this era, 'Deutschland 83' is brilliant because the soundtrack is accurate to the events timeline and each episode is named after a Cold War era military operation.
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