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Joined on: Monday, 26th April 2004, 09:11, Last used: Friday, 6th September 2013, 06:40

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This user has posted a total of 7365 messages. On average, since joining, this user has posted 1.3 messages a day, or 9.08 messages a week. In the last 30 days, this user has posted 71 messages, which is on average 2.37 messages a day.

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RE: [VIDEO] The Trump Presidency

Aye, they can't help themselves, which I think will undermine the whole process eventually - regardless of the actual truth...

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RE: Election 2019

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Robee J Shepherd says...
"Also UK steel is about to be owned by China, which will be interesting, didn't Trump ban Chinese steel? Is he ok with Chinese owned steel from the UK? :)"

I would guess so as British made steel won't be as cheap I wouldn't have thought, unless the Chinese owners want to run it at a loss...

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RE: [VIDEO] The All New Doctor Who Thread...

Hopefully this one will be better than the last...

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RE: [VIDEO] The Pie Thread!

Quite agree, I don't get this poppy fascism.

Wear it or don't wear it.

I will remember those who have fallen and those I know who have fallen regardless of whether you feel the need to wear a poppy.

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RE: [VIDEO] Brexit

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Snaps says...
"Sounds like a new album from Eno."

Good call, very pretentious...

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RE: [VIDEO] Brexit

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Pete-MK says...
"However, to pre-empt Si's inevitable response, there would probably be just as many falsehoods coming from any political camp you can mention. "

It's good that you recognise my attempts at nuanced balance...

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RE: [VIDEO] Servant

Hopefully it'll be better than the average Shyamalan film...

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RE: [VIDEO] Brexit

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admars says...
"I guess the 2 women above have got some free publicity from the incident, which was probably the original point."

And it feeds directly into my point re. political advertising not being the main problem this election...


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RE: [VIDEO] Brexit

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Snaps says...
"Kay Burley's view of the empty chaired Cleverly."

And the other side of that argument...

https://twitter.com/JuliaHB1/status/1192506818678931458

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RE: [VIDEO] Brexit

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Robee J Shepherd says...
"Anything with "X destroys Y" or "Cute girl does Z" is pure clickbait no matter what it's content is."

Fair point, but it's just a couple of minutes and quite funny...

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RE: [VIDEO] Brexit

It's just a video of some comedy...

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RE: [VIDEO] Brexit



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Robee J Shepherd says...
"If you make a Corbyn Hates Jews meme and it's organically picked up and spread, that's not advertising but can have some effect on the outcome of the election. "

This is my point exactly.  This will have more effect on an election than any paid advertising...


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RE: [VIDEO] Brexit

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Snaps says...
"I suspect most of us on here are pretty entrenched and know the way we're going to vote anyway and I'm delighted to say, although I have an account, I avoid Facebook unless absolutely necessary, which it rarely is."

I agree and I'm not a fan of any advertising, although I really don't believe that advertising influences people more than people sharing memes with inaccurate information...


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RE: [VIDEO] Brexit

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Jitendar Canth says...
"There’s always this 5th largest economy statistic, but for some reason I feel there are more than 4 nations more prosperous than us, the US, China, France, Germany, Japan, Australia, Canada, India...

Or is there a difference between, productivity, living standards, and economy?"

Good question, and the answer is we generally only see the good things about other countries (unless you don't like them) and the bad things about our own country are quite easy to see.

So...you tell me why you feel they're more prosperous than the UK.

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RE: [VIDEO] Brexit

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Pete-MK says...
"To butt in, we may have had influence before we joined the EU, we then gained mutual influence while being part of the EU, but once (if) we leave the EU, any influence we may have enjoyed in the past will immediately evaporate. We'll be tiny newcomer fish in a very large and well established pond."

Yep, because being the 5th largest economy in the world means absolutely nothing in terms of influence...give your head a shake...

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RE: [VIDEO] Brexit

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Snaps says...
"Who governs the country is of little interest to them as it will be an easier option if we're not part of a larger power block."

I think you overestimate the influence of the EU...

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RE: [VIDEO] Brexit

I think they may well get a few...

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RE: [VIDEO] Brexit

Pleased about that myself...

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RE: [VIDEO] Brexit

You've got to ask why you think the Russian state would want a Conservative government though...

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RE: Government halts support for fracking.

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Robee J Shepherd says...
"If you really think the government didn't announce this because of the election, you probably believe the announcement on the unfreezing of the benefit cap is a change in policy, and the extra police announced are a long term increase and not actually just replacing most (but not all) of the ones cut by the tories. :/"

The timing could be coincidental, that's all I'm saying.

As to the rest, of course that's politicking, that was early groundwork for this election, especially as the latter at least was announced in his initial speech as PM.

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RE: [VIDEO] Brexit

"Parliament has not yet been dissolved and the civil service has not yet entered the pre-election period, known as "purdah", where it is barred from making major announcements that might influence the outcome of the vote."

However, I will grant you:

"Each of these contain a marginal constituency, one where there were fewer than 2,000 votes separating the top two candidates in the last general election or parliamentary by-election."

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This item was edited on Saturday, 2nd November 2019, 22:11

RE: Government halts support for fracking.

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Robee J Shepherd says...
"But not what it has been, usually it's been subject to financial interests.

Also fracking is definitely an election issue here on the Isle of Wight, not as big as a lot of others but when your house likes to get closer to becoming a sea property all on its own, the idea of earthquakes helping it along..."

I get both of those, financial benefits have to be weighed up but safety should always come first and locally it may be an issue but in fairness that's a single constituency...

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RE: Government halts support for fracking.

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JamesW says...
"until scientific understanding improves..."

Which is as it should be...

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RE: Government halts support for fracking.

I doubt this was related to the election as I'm not convinced fracking was a huge electoral issue...

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RE: [VIDEO] Brexit

In terms of no deal, quite probably...

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RE: [VIDEO] Brexit

Farage has completely misjudged the mood of his own party and the Conservatives...

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RE: [VIDEO] Brexit

I think we'll have a Conservative majority myself, even if the SNP take back most of Scotland...

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RE: [VIDEO] The Trump Presidency

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Robee J Shepherd says...
"...but Trump is such a total f***wit."

Can't disagree...

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RE: [VIDEO] Brexit

There's a longer version, but hey ho...



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