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  1. He's not saying this to win a general election though. He's trying to convince the 124,000 conservative party members who will decide the future of the UK in choosing the next PM.
  2. Not something you can take to the European Court of Justice.
  3. Greece has compulsory voting. 58.7% shows the respect the Greeks have for the law ๐Ÿ˜‰
  4. "LePen won in 2014 with 24.4%. Sheโ€™s now on 23.3. In the Netherlands, Geert Wilders - an absolutely key figure in the Euro alt-right - was annihilated, losing all 4 of his MEPs. In Greece, Golden Dawn have dropped from 9.4% to 4.9%. In Austria the FPO from 20% to 17%, in turmoil over financial scandal, and out of govโ€™t. In Germany the AfD barely moved the dial, adding 1 MEP, while the Greens came second. In Spain far-right VOX dropped more than 4% since the GE *only a month ago*. In Denmark the DPL has gone from winning in 2014 with 25%, down to 10%. We must be realistic, but also optimistic and positive. Despair is de-energising and, in this case, utterly misplaced. The truth is people are politically engaged and pro-European parties are rallying brilliantly, from a very desperate base."
  5. Thousands of votes.. ๐Ÿ˜ฒ Hopefully just incompetence and not intentional, but really bad either way.
  6. If you want to leave the EU with a deal as soon as possible : vote conservative If you want to leave the EU but stay in all the economic partnerships (without a say) : vote labour If you want to stop brexit : vote LibDem, Green, PC, SNP or CHUK If you think your country needs a very hard reset with years of (economic, political, ..) turmoil : vote brexit party If you are a white supremacist : vote UKIP (I am not saying 2014 UKIP was this extreme, but 2019 UKIP definitely is) That's how I see it at least.
  7. Some speculation he's off to become the new Night's King. After all he's already 'undead'
  8. I am sorry for spreading it; never expected it to be true. Though I'm glad I was prepared for that shit ending.
  9. Predictions for final episode? I'd go with Dani dead, Jon dead and King Gendry. Tyrion survives. (!!!! Spoiler !!! Apparently there's a thread on reddit where people who worked on the show say Jon kills Dani, gives himself up to the Unsullied, ends up at the wall again - Tyrion gets tried for treason but survives - Bran becomes King with Bronn, Davos, and Tyrion as hand - Drogon flies off with dead Dani never to be seen again - Samwell wants democratic elections but gets laughed at ) some of that seems really implausible to me.. the wall is breached, there is no night king, so why would there be a night's watch? .. why would the three eyed raven be interested in being king?
  10. This is a great account for some behind the scenes stuff and interesting insights. Run by actor who plays NK it seems. https://twitter.com/Vladimir_furdik Vladimir Furdikโ€ @Vladimir_furdik 3 mei Meer Episode 4: One hour and 18 minutes Episode 5: One hour and 20 minutes Episode 6: One hour and 20 minutes Added them up and you'll have 4 more hours of Game of Thrones! Still thinking that all thatโ€™s left is just fighting #Cersei for the throne? #foodforthought #GameOfThrones
  11. I just said I can see the sense in Macrons position. Now the UK gets another six months to decide whether to ratify the deal or revoke..
  12. "more" blatant? don't tell me you give any belief to this claim that the EU can somehow force a member state to vote one way or another on anything. The only vote the EU will force on the UK is to send members to the EU Parliament, which can hardly be described as a 'disregard of democracy', rather the opposite.
  13. The person who created that petition has had numerous death threats and had to close down her facebook account. unbelievable .. ๐Ÿ˜
  14. Thanks, great job by the UK creating economic hardship for thousands of companies ๐Ÿ‘
  15. Well I've said before I disagree with your opinion he wants a no-deal; no need to get into it again. I indeed have a background in EU law (I work in insolvency now), I am not a politician though so I'm not 'switched on' with what remainers and EU politicians are cooking up. I certainly don't see any of that going on. Macron has said short extension without the deal is impossible. He also said a long extension requires UK to change its red lines. This is not really a controversial view among other EU leaders.
  16. not that I'm aware of. strange obsession with Macron you have. he's saying exactly the same as the other leaders, which in this case is the bleeding obvious. Theresa May keeps forcing parliament to vote on the same thing, a short extension only makes sense if she succeeds. otherwise its no deal or long extension.
  17. Pieter Cleppe is a Belgian eurosceptic. One of those guys you go to if you want a negative EU-quote from a non-English person. I think you are holding the EU very strange and oddly high standards. If a country chooses not to be an EU member, it is undemocratic of the EU to deny them the benefits of membership?
  18. Shouldn't you be marching? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Near Wetherby today.
  19. Yes they are. I'm getting ads for cycling gear. What have you been googling @Palfy ?๐Ÿ˜„
  20. Palfy, there is no way a no-deal brexit will ever benefit France's economy, no matter how much brexit-business moves to Paris. The country which has gotten the most inward investment up until now from UK-based-companies relocating to the continent is The Netherlands and even for them it won't even put a dent in the hit their economy will take. There's no hidden agenda or greedy vultures, there's only damage limitation and not letting this process drag on so individual member states (namely France) and the EU can focus on other pressing issues seems like a good strategy given the impasse in UK politics. I did say 'economic' ruin, because that is what I believe (short to medium term) will happen. I hope to be proven wrong. At least the UK got to vote to inflict this on themselves; the Irish, Dutch, Belgians, .. can only look on in despair as their economies are set to shrink. Other than that I refer to the other replies.
  21. It's not just France; Spanish PM has just said the same thing. Brexit is a side issue for most EU countries who mostly just want it over with. If you find yourself in a position where you are dependent on 27 individual countries to save you from (economic) ruin, probably need to look at yourself instead of blaming others, Palfy.
  22. The extension debate is very one sided in the UK. Extension has to be agreed to by the EU. Under what circumstances would it do so? An extension of only a couple of months offers no guarantee of the UK being able to ratify the Withdrawal Agreement. A longer extension is problematic because of the European elections. You can't be a member state of the EU without having directly democratically elected representatives in the European Parliament; the next elections are May 26th. Nobody wants to see 73 Farages crossing the Channel. I think there is a strong argument to be made to flat out say an extension is not possible. This way, the UK can stop pretending a "better" deal is only a few (extension- , transition- , .. ) months away. I think Macron is right to take this approach.
  23. The great Ken Clarke on manifesto's
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