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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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It gets better. The man is a liability.
Well, at least he didn't grab them by the pussy, did he?
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It gets better. The man is a liability.

Liability to whom?
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Old 15.12.2018, 15:39
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AfaIk not even Trump behaves like that in public.
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It gets better. The man is a liability.

For the EU to have any hope of gaining the trust of the membership, dinosaurs like Juncker need to resign. He is an alcoholic, a mysogonist and it is a depressing sign of the current state of the social atmosphere within the EU bureaucracy that his horrendous antics have been tolerated for so many years. If he does humiliating things like that to people in public, can you imagine what he does to people off-camera? The man is a disgrace.
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Old 15.12.2018, 17:21
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Brilliant speech, he should be the next Prime Minister.
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Old 15.12.2018, 17:31
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For the EU to have any hope of gaining the trust of the membership, dinosaurs like Juncker need to resign. He is an alcoholic, a mysogonist and it is a depressing sign of the current state of the social atmosphere within the EU bureaucracy that his horrendous antics have been tolerated for so many years. If he does humiliating things like that to people in public, can you imagine what he does to people off-camera? The man is a disgrace.
Might seem a long time but he has only been in the role of President of the European Commission since 2014.
The President is elected for a renewable five-year term starting five months after the elections to the European Parliament, so he will come up for reelection next year.
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Old 15.12.2018, 18:29
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For the EU to have any hope of gaining the trust of the membership, dinosaurs like Juncker need to resign. He is an alcoholic, a mysogonist and it is a depressing sign of the current state of the social atmosphere within the EU bureaucracy that his horrendous antics have been tolerated for so many years. If he does humiliating things like that to people in public, can you imagine what he does to people off-camera? The man is a disgrace.
That's the EU. So full of compromises that a nobody from Luxembourg becomes the president. The UK should really be happy that they leave this mess.
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Old 15.12.2018, 18:44
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That's the EU. So full of compromises that a nobody from Luxembourg becomes the president. The UK should really be happy that they leave this mess.
Whereas the next UK PM will be the complete opposite
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Old 15.12.2018, 21:39
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That's the EU. So full of compromises that a nobody from Luxembourg becomes the president. The UK should really be happy that they leave this mess.
Go and read up on the topic and stop showing your ignorance, it is becoming very boring.
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Old 15.12.2018, 21:40
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For the EU to have any hope of gaining the trust of the membership, dinosaurs like Juncker need to resign. He is an alcoholic, a mysogonist and it is a depressing sign of the current state of the social atmosphere within the EU bureaucracy that his horrendous antics have been tolerated for so many years. If he does humiliating things like that to people in public, can you imagine what he does to people off-camera? The man is a disgrace.
Really boring at this stage and best ignored.
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Old 15.12.2018, 22:05
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Brilliant speech, he should be the next Prime Minister.
With Forage as a prime minister you'll really out-Trump America!

Good luck. I really, really mean it.



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That's the EU. So full of compromises that a nobody from Luxembourg becomes the president. The UK should really be happy that they leave this mess.
Exactly that's the beauty of EU. A "nobody" from Luxembourg or from Latvia can become the president. The outrage!

That doesn't stand well with some people's ideas, I know...
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Exactly that's the beauty of EU. A "nobody" from Luxembourg or from Latvia can become the president. The outrage!

That doesn't stand well with some people's ideas, I know...
It would be the beauty of the EU if someone from Latvia or Luxembourg (or any small country) would become president because of their merits or popularity. The fact is that nobody wants this guy. It's just the result of a compromise.

Or do you think: I am a EU citizen and Juncker is my president?
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Old 15.12.2018, 22:49
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For the EU to have any hope of gaining the trust of the membership, dinosaurs like Juncker need to resign. He is an alcoholic, a mysogonist and it is a depressing sign of the current state of the social atmosphere within the EU bureaucracy that his horrendous antics have been tolerated for so many years. If he does humiliating things like that to people in public, can you imagine what he does to people off-camera? The man is a disgrace.
It doesn't look like the woman was offended, let alone humiliated, at all, she's walking away grinning. Why should you be even though she wasn't?
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Old 16.12.2018, 02:59
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The fact is that nobody wants this guy. It's just the result of a compromise.
The actual fact as opposed to your BS is that Junker is commission president because he had been the candidate of the parties that won the major at the last EU parliament election. And the UK did their best to prevent the choice of the parliament being appointed and failed.

Try sticking to the actual facts, you ‘ll be a bit more credible that way.
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Old 16.12.2018, 03:58
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His name is Juncker. An actual fact.

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I'll take that bet, at least on your statement that "criminal law & common law have nothing in common", because you're flat-out wrong. Common law is the basis of the legal system in the UK. This includes "criminal law", as well as civil law, which is probably what you were thinking of.

How much are you going to pay me, and when?
You win! Even though much has been codified into statute in more recent times, it all still exists:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catego...land_and_Wales
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Old 16.12.2018, 09:33
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Criminal law & common law have nothing in common, I do not believe there is a max sentence of life imprisonment under common law.

I call BS, perhaps you will take a bet on this
Looks like the common law offence of Malfeasance in Office nicely covers it. Maximum life imprisonment.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malfeasance_in_office
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Old 16.12.2018, 09:55
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Or do you think: I am a EU citizen and Juncker is my president?
I think: Juncker is the president of the European Commission and he represents European Commission which has a member that also represents me and my country. European Commission is the executive in the this common political construction. There's also the European parliament.... I'm afraid I am long past the romantic ideas of being represented by a singular strong (usually male) figure. He's in function since 2014 if I am not wrong and he will not stay there for ever. I liked Barroso more but if I'm looking at the way I was "represented"....meh.

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History shows they did not need to do so & interest rates have since tippled. They believed their own project fear
History shows no such thing. The fact is they did do it thus history can only show what happened as a result of that action.
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