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  1. Tulsi would actually be a good candidate for the Dems, but unfortunately I don't see her really going to make it. She's honest, not crazy, not a lair (that I see), and not tainted with empty promises and partisan politics. She's smart, on top of topics and the best part is that she want's America to get out of running a globalized military with a focus on endless wars. Biden doesn’t have a shot at all. He’s Hillary 2.0. The only way he could do it is if he does all the things Hillary did but better. Like actually visit battleground states. Otherwise it will be another election like 2016. The vast majority of Americans stayed home.
  2. It now appears that this dossier is the most up to date one. I'm fed up with being told lies, blatent lies, and spin by so called government. MPs are supposed to be our servants, not the other way around. This government is treating their electorate with distain, in a manner approaching the Soviet norm. They need to be reminded of this time and time again!
  3. What an outrageous statement to make, and with the intent of demonising and pilloring those who wish to remain. If he's going to allege collaboration then he better produce the evidence. It's yet another example of Johnson's tongue getting out of control.
  4. A US-UK trade deal will not get through Congress if Brexit undermines the Good Friday Agreement, the Speaker of the US House of Representatives has said. Democrat Nancy Pelosi, whose party controls the House, said the UK's exit from the EU could not be allowed to endanger the Northern Irish peace deal. Her comments came after the US national security adviser said the UK would be "first in line" for a trade deal. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-49348062
  5. Sterling plummets from £1.32 in June 2016 to £1.06 against the Euro today. Looks like parity long before October 31 No Deal. On the other side of No Deal where will Sterling be? And what turmoil awaits the London Stock Market? I predict a recession but of course it wont be declared til after 'Brexit then the blame will be put - wrongly onto EU as has been attempted for the past 3 years
  6. He is clearly a bit of a buffoon, doesn't seem take himself that seriously and doesn't really epitomise the competence you would expect from someone of power, but that's all I really get from him. He doesn't really strike me as someone who is fearlessly radical, dangerous or extreme. I don't really know too much about him, other than he's a conservative with fairly liberal views, as with most right wing politicians here (I suppose you'd get more traditional viewpoints from politicians across the pond). But a lot of more biased articles I've read about him tend to paint him as some mad man... without actually being able to explain why. I just think the UK is so distracted by Brexit, understandably so, that I think it may taint our view of any politician that becomes PM, depending on their stance or their ability to deliver it. To be fair, I've never really spoken too much where I lie politically, I'm fairly left wing, so Boris is generally less than ideal. I'm not a fan of Boris myself (mainly due to his clown like stance and lazy approach) but one thing I am happier about with him compared to May is that he is willing to actually engage with the public. He is definitely not like Trump though, that is obvious.
  7. What surprises me most... is that people are surprised by this. The way the English government is going at this rate, they ought to just put the Queen back in full charge and be done with it. Johnson didn’t expect this. He wanted a narrow remain win, so that he could sweep up the support of the disappointed “leave” voters, as the SNP hoovered up the support of disappointed “yes” voters after their indy referendum. Now Boris is PM, as the British class system has taught him he deserves, but we can at least hope it will wreck him, his party, and the union he actually does profess to like. Thoughts and Prayers to the UK. Glad I moved to Canada tbh
  8. A Prime Minister should earn people's respect. Theresa May presided over an arrogant, divisive and nasty government, implementing her policies of austerity against her own population while fostering a cold place for immigrants, asylum seekers and people of colour, many of them British citizens. All that glowering across the despatch box at The Leader of the Opposition and others has all back fired, never mind a disastrous Brexit. The worst premiership in British history. So, I'm not at all sorry for her and glad to see the back of her, wish she had went sooner though. In other news Boris Johnson is to face a CRIMINAL court accused of misconduct after businessman crowd-funds a private prosecution over his Brexit bus claim that Britain sends the EU £350m every week https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/boris-johnson-trial-brexit-court-lying-prosecution-nhs-vote-leave-a8934451.html He has a case to answer. Let him answer it. This time both allegation and response will be subject to forensic examination. Not judging as that's for great legal minds. As this appears to be a criminal prosecution, the standard of proof will be steep. But if one puts a statement on the side of a bus with claims about savings, then they need to be accurate, and not 'salesman's puff', in other plucked out of the air and without factual foundation. In her ruling today, the judge said she was satisfied that there was a prima facie case for the allegation that there had been an abuse of the public’s trust in a holder of office. She referred to statements provide by Ball’s team from members of the public that addressed the impact that “the apparent lie” had on them. She also cited the contention by Power that “there will seldom be a more serious misconduct allegation against a member of parliament or mayor than to lie repeatedly to the voting public on a national and international platform, in order to win your desired outcome”. While there was no immediate reaction from Johnson, long-term critics of the MP and opponents of Brexit hailed the ruling. The Liberal Democrat MP Ed Davey said: “Given Boris Johnson wants to be the next prime minister of this country, it’s only right that he is held accountable for the lies he told in 2016.”
  9. So going through more of the report, what i basically get out of this is that specificly in terms of hacking and what most would consider colluding with an outside source, mueller couldn't really say it one way or another because of obstruction of justice that they werent able to nail as such...and that a collusion existed but failed and somehow isn't collusion because it didn't succeeded the way the trump administration targeted it. But i still need to go through a lot and re-read stuff because i still don't get some of it. Either way i'm still missing the whole "NO COLLUSION" 100% innocent kind of angle Trump goes with. So far the closest thing is that there is just too much meddling to say for sure.
  10. Seeing a lot of talk about money being raised for the Notre Dame disaster. I get the history behind the Cathedral. BUT. Why can we not raise that sort of money for under privileged, poor, starving, homeless kids and people at home and around the world? How can a building be more important than those in need?
  11. So does anyone think the Muller report tomorrow will actually include any damaging info on Trump? Or is it more likely Barr will have redacted the most harmful information to keep the president safe?
  12. I agree. I’m not atheist however I just believe in the possibility of other options besides what we were told. I think once upon a time religion used to be a good thing that enriched the soul but money, power and greed poisoned that long ago
  13. It's a crying shame that this happened to such a glorious and valuable piece of history. It must be restored, and the cost will be unbelievable. In view of this France will need friendship and support I'm not religious at all, but have seen those scoffing at this tragedy on social media. One word comes to mind for those people. Disgusting, they should think about how long ago the cathedral was built and consider what an achievement it was. No cranes, power tools, modern scaffolding or even decent roads to transport all the materials. All done by physically very hard dangerous work, and highly skilled tradesmen. Atheists, trolls and agnostics should consider what went into actually building this place before sneering at its destruction.
  14. We may not like Assange, but he has done us all a favour. Silence may be golden at times, perhaps when the children are misbehaving, but silence must not be maintained when adults, particularly those in authority, suppress the truth or engineer lies to look like truth. I have in mind the whole Brexit affair from its very beginning to its present phase, and the facts, figures and analysis by government which was withheld from the public with likely intent to deceive. We may not like Assange, he may be a deeply flawed person (but then we may all be), he may well be a narassist (the magistrate should never have called him that), but he informed us about the mischief governments and others intentionally get up to in order to deceive the public. Democracy only works through fair disclosure. Of course, while I acknowledge the contribution Assange has made to uncovering many of the things governments want to hide from us, I did not comment on the legality or the ethics of accessing such information. This is itself a long debate. It is about ethics and expediency. When is it in the public interest for hidden information to be revealed via illegal acts such as hacking? I suspect that there would be a variety of answers depending on whether you are a Home Secretary or a citizen whose safety or human rights might be impacted by non disclosure or secrecy.
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