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Everything posted by DieselDaisy

  1. British Politics

    The funny thing about that is it betrays his public school background as it is essentially a rugby tackle, an extremely good tackle as it happens, and Boris played rugby union at Eton. Poshers have no idea what (association) football is - it is considered a plebs' sport played and supported by Britain's working classes and a load of dodgy Europeans. Rugby Union, Cricket and Polo are the sports of choice in our public schools (and Oxbridge). 'The sports of empire and commonwealth''. When was the last time an Etonian played in the Premiership?
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    In layman's terms Boris won the vote (by a reasonable margin) but this triumph was rather cancelled out by losing the second vote which was about pushing bill through in three days. Again, the cycle continues... 19 Labour MPs backing Boris's bill incidentally,
  3. It also doesn't really alter our view much. Our view went from, ''Michael Jackson, might have been a paedo'' to ''Michael Jackson, probably a paedo (but still not entirely sure)''.
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    ''Boris is a fascist who is stopping Parliament from debating'',
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    They aren't though! If you said tea drinking, Palladian architecture or many of the customs associated with the armed forces I'd have agreed with you. PS You have a point about the monarchy which, although commencing in the 9th century (this is true for both England and Scotland)*, appropriated much of the pomp and ceremony of empire during the 18th and 19th century. The best example of this is Queen Victoria being made Empress of India by Prime Minister Disraeli. We still see traces of this monarchical-imperial association in the honours system. * Present dynasty however is as recent as 1901, changing its name from Saxe-Coburg and Gotha to Windsor in 1917 but effectively the same royal house.
  6. Is it just me or has the paedo documentary Jackson thingy all died down a bit? Seems everyone forget it all rather quickly - granted I don't go on Jackson message boards or especially keep up with his (posthumous) career.
  7. If we are discussing rock and popular music which we seem to be doing, James Brown is the greatest of them all: he is the greatest singer, frontman and an exceptional songwriter also. The guy could sing like Little Richard combined with Otis Redding but could out-dance Michael Jackson. He could sing soul, rhythm and blues, rock n' roll, pop. He invented a new form of music (funk) - how many people invent a new musical style?
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    You said Parliament is a example of ''better times'' here, and mentioned the British Empire as an example, yet there is nothing particularly ''Imperial'' about Westminster as it originated far earlier, when England was actually a rather weak country. I do not understand the point you were making then.
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    The archaic forms and rituals of Parliament, have very little to do with ''the height of the British Empire'', which I take to mean 1815-1870, as Parliament preceded the British Empire by centuries! Even the Black Rod ritualism and obstructing of the speaker are rituals from the 17th century.
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    Trudeau's opening speech,
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    Well I know that you're staved for humour/comedy on the continent but this is desperation! Medieval actually. Developed in the 13th century (1258 is a key date) from earlier precedents. Not sure even the most backward of Englishman would consider the era of the Black Death and Crusades to be ''better times''!
  12. I'd only have Rose on a list that specified ''hard rock''. He doesn't hold a candle to people like Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Elvis and Little Richard.
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    This is what our Parliamentarians are doing today, ''Oral Questions''. PS Poor Canada. Voted Trudeau again, albeit as a ''minority'' (see what I did there?). At least his wife is a bit of a looker. Does he count as Canada's ''first black prime minister''?
  14. Cannot really fault this list too much except I'd have James Brown at number one, Presley at 2, Little Richard at 3 and the blues guys (Howlin', Muddy and Hooker) all higher. I don't see Diana Ross anywhere either?
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    Quinoa shortage at Waitrose and I'm sure Brexit will get the blame.
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    This will never end. If we withdraw everything that negatively happens in this country, a fly farting, will be blamed by your lot on Brexit (the Scots are already experts at this pertaining to Westminster), and if we Revoke Article 50 no bugger will ever vote again in this country as our democracy will be utterly shattered.
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    The Fixed-Terms Act has created a sort of Parliamentary dictatorship, opposing both the executive and the mandate of the people. The referendum has actually opened up important questions about the British constitution, one being: where does sovereignty lie, Parliament (the elected servants of the people) or the people themselves (as derived from referenda)? Probably why nobody sought to run a referendum before 1975, and why they have been rare events ever since. And you want more of the buggers?
  18. British Politics

    (Parliamentary) Brexit is like some strange battle which goes back and forth: at one stage it appears Eurosceptics have landed the definitive blow but this is soon cancelled out through a Remainer counterattack. And on and on it goes...
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    I heard Europeans like his use of ''order'' amusing or novel or...
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    Apparently he is now a minor celebrity among continental Europeans!
  21. British Politics

    Plot thickens, https://fullfact.org/europe/peoples-vote-two-million-no-evidence/
  22. British Politics

    Same one. Emily Hewertson. Get your own wank material.
  23. British Politics

    The earlier picture has players dressed as crisp packets, so I leave you to be the judge of that.
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    It is ironic as the first people who supported British political union were the Scottish themselves preceding the civil wars: Scotland desired politico-religious union under hierarchical Presbyterian government - and indeed went some extent in achieving this with the Solemn League and Covenant. This was welcomed less fondly in England who favoured sectarian congregationalism pertaining to Protestantism, besides possessing many Catholic/High-Church families who were politically prominent during the era of personal rule, the rule of the sects proliferating during the Commonwealth.