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Countries that have been invaded by Britain



Source: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/...uxembourg.html
Sweden has not been invaded by Britain. They wanted to but invaded Switzerland instead.
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Old 22.06.2018, 13:19
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Something like 24% of electors cast their vote for Trump. Slightly fewer than his opponent. The actual winner of the election was ‘none of the above’.
In which case, none of the above is now president.

Would have been a bit difficult fitting them all on the stage at the inauguration though.
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Old 22.06.2018, 15:16
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Countries that have been invaded by Britain



Source: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/...uxembourg.html



Uhh! And isn´t the world a better place? However a lot of the countries on that map did not even exist when the Brits got their mojo on.
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Old 22.06.2018, 16:32
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So... uncouth elected head of state meets impeccably mannered unelected head of state.
. . .
Oh yes, there is that as well. I hope he can keep his hands to himself.
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Old 22.06.2018, 16:54
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Re: Trump to meet the Queen during UK visit

I'm sure she's utterly thrilled at the prospect.
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Old 22.06.2018, 17:36
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Re: Trump to meet the Queen during UK visit

Corbyn has just stated on TV that Trump's visit should be delayed in view of the children separated from their parents scandal.
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Old 22.06.2018, 19:30
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I'm sure she's utterly thrilled at the prospect.
Just trying to picture the queen being all giddy with excitement .....
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Old 22.06.2018, 19:40
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Completely agree, respect the Office of President since he's the one the American people elected through free and fair elections. However I would let people protest as is their democratic right.

Reallyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
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Old 23.06.2018, 07:32
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Trump will be visiting the UK on Friday, 13th July, and will meet the Queen during his stay; it is suggested the meeting will take place at Windsor Castle. However, this will not be a State visit, so there will be no riding in golden carriages or a State Banquet - just a nice cup of tea and perhaps lunch thrown in for good measure! The Prime Minister is being urged to cancel the event!
I trust he will " curtsy" to the queen! He can bring his newest skirt. You know the one he uses when he plays his sex games

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etiMil0_4Jw
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Old 23.06.2018, 08:55
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I trust he will " curtsy" to the queen! He can bring his newest skirt. You know the one he uses when he plays his sex games

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etiMil0_4Jw
Doesn’t need a skirt, just a roll of kitchen paper for the pee.
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Old 23.06.2018, 09:37
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The UK needs to pull on its big-girl pants and just let him come. Extend him all the courtesies of a visiting statesman, usual respect, photo opportunities, sound bites, media circus, etc.

Then let him go home.

Shenanigans and riots, along with insults and disrespect will just make the UK look like as big a moron as Trump. And the UK is bigger than that.

As my teacher used to say; rise above it.
is this what happens to your thinking when you live in Switzerland so long..
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Old 23.06.2018, 10:23
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Re: Trump to meet the Queen during UK visit

left wing maniacs don't support democracy. they don't support free speech. left wing maniacs are the real threat.
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Old 23.06.2018, 10:25
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left wing maniacs don't support democracy. they don't support free speech. left wing maniacs are the real threat.
When you have nothing to say! Write in slogans!
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Re: Trump to meet the Queen during UK visit

You go left wing virtue signalers!!!!!!

Virtue signalling is the conspicuous expression of moral values.[1] The term was first used in signalling theory, to describe any behavior that could be used to signal virtue.
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Old 23.06.2018, 10:32
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You go left wing virtue signalers!!!!!!

Virtue signalling is the conspicuous expression of moral values.[1] The term was first used in signalling theory, to describe any behavior that could be used to signal virtue.
Mate, I'm a conservative. A real one. Not like you.

You're just a sloganeering gobshite. You're more 1968 than 1922. You're basically a communist with a monocle.
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Old 23.06.2018, 10:41
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Re: Trump to meet the Queen during UK visit

Undoubtedly, Trump is looking more forward to meeting Meghan and Kate.

Sleazebag.
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Old 23.06.2018, 10:47
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Re: Trump to meet the Queen during UK visit

I think the best protest would be to line the streets and turn their backs in silence.
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Old 23.06.2018, 10:48
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is this what happens to your thinking when you live in Switzerland so long..
Protests are exactly what Trump wants. I agree that people have an absolute right to protest against his visit, but by doing so they're playing the game by the rules he has set.

Much better to shun him. Let the streets be empty as his cavalcade passes. Let the silence ring out in the streets of London.

It'll never happen, but can you imagine his rage at being ignored?
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Old 23.06.2018, 10:59
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It'll never happen, but can you imagine his rage at being ignored?
You underestimate his ability to heavily market any possible situation that will put him into a positive light.

Seriously, the only realistic way to protest against the present US administration is to replace any Trump supporter holding a political office.
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Old 23.06.2018, 12:08
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Re: Trump to meet the Queen during UK visit

So when is Putin next up for election?

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