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Re: Brexit and General UK politics thread

Post by Simon_Jester » 2018-04-09 11:34am

Now now, that is simply slanderous to other ways of organizing a republic.

The US doesn't use the Westminster system, and is benefiting the few just fine!

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Re: Brexit and General UK politics thread

Post by Thanas » 2018-04-09 04:48pm

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Re: Brexit and General UK politics thread

Post by His Divine Shadow » 2018-04-10 01:20am

From my perspective I'm here to give another perspective on things, posting news links and my commentary on it is mainly what I do anymore, though I hardly bother with that even, my posting is extremely limited here and I don't have anything invested here really anymore. That and occasionally getting triggered and wound up by you. If you want to label that trolling go ahead.

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Re: Brexit and General UK politics thread

Post by Ubiquitous » 2018-04-10 05:27am

Happy news today that one of the victims of the Russian nerve agent attack has been released from hospital. What a great result for NHS Salisbury, I don't know what the survival chances are for such attacks but it looks like all three victims will end up being discharged.

Sadly the fate of the two Russians is one where they will probably no longer be able to walk the streets without some form of protection from a further attack, which is very sad. Hopefully once Putin is gone there may be some reform in Russia.
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Re: Brexit and General UK politics thread

Post by EnterpriseSovereign » 2018-04-17 09:55am

MPs are none too happy about not being consulted over the joint France/UK/USA strike on Syria. I can see both sides of the argument, but it's obvious Parliament has no concept of something called 'operational security'.
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Re: Brexit and General UK politics thread

Post by Simon_Jester » 2018-04-17 03:33pm

When operational security becomes a reason not to tell the legislature you're going to start bombing a country until after things go 'boom,' you've taken operational security waaay too far.

The only time operational security should be a major strategic consideration in deciding whether or not to have political-level discussions of whether or not to fight is when your government has already resolved to launch an unprovoked sneak attack in peacetime.

Aaaand if that's so, well... your government shouldn't be launching an unprovoked sneak attack in peace time.
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Re: Brexit and General UK politics thread

Post by Zaune » 2018-04-17 08:51pm

This is the same government whose leader said, in public, that if human rights laws got in the way of fighting crime then she'd get rid of them. Respect for democracy and the rule of law isn't really their strong suit.
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