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    May said her new government would keep the controversial aid spending target
    Many Tory MPs hate the promise to 0.7% of national income on foreign aid
    More than 13billion was spent on development projects last year despite cuts
    Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates yesterday urged Mrs May to stand behind the target, insisting it saves lives.

    Just a continuation of David Cameron, has she got one policy of her own?
    Fuck the British poor, they can have austerity, to help pay for African dictators Mercedes-Benz

    https://news.google.co.uk/news/amp?c...tml#pt0-990753

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton
    Consider feet and yards as well. The US could use a 51st state.
    British Imperial and American Customary are not identical. The English will fight you to the death to preserve their larger gallons and no civilised person ever gave their weight in pounds, the proper unit is stone. Also your hundredweights and tons are short!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrB0b
    British Imperial and American Customary are not identical.
    Imperial it is then. All the better for our gas guzzling huge vehicles. More miles per gallon will impress buyers and help Ford meet it's environmental standards.

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    proper unit is stoned.
    Done. Legal in many states now anyway.

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    hundredweights and tons are short!!
    We'll up ours 6 lbs if you lower yours 6lbs. Split the diff. Deal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrB0b
    no civilised person ever gave their weight in pounds
    Of course they didn't since everyone knows that pound is a currency measure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton
    Imperial it is then. All the better for our gas guzzling huge vehicles.
    Fluid ounces are smaller though, are you willing to make that sacrifice?

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    The lighter side, presenter by Charles Xavier.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly
    We europeans don't see our European leaders as foreigners, Belgium, Germans, Italians, French, Spanish, all feels part of the same family and are certainly not stranger between themselves
    Not forgetting Greeks, Romanians and Bulgarians, etc, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warwick View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly
    We europeans don't see our European leaders as foreigners, Belgium, Germans, Italians, French, Spanish, all feels part of the same family and are certainly not stranger between themselves
    Not forgetting Greeks, Romanians and Bulgarians, etc, etc.
    And certainly not forgeting Latvians, Estonians, Lithuanians, Czechs, Cypriots, Maltese et al, all have this warm and fuzzy feeling being European, particularly whilst enjoying UK welfare benefits.

    Prior to my tenure in Thailand, I lived in Spain for 10 years. Believe me, the Spanish think of themselves as Spanish, not European.

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    There are plenty of 'spaniards' who put being European ahead of being Spanish, as I'm sure you're aware.

    Just to simplify things for everyone on both sides of the argument here, perhaps we should just agree that, on every topic imaginable, dragonfly consistently posts complete and utter horse shit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    There are plenty of 'spaniards' who put being European ahead of being Spanish, as I'm sure you're aware.

    Just to simplify things for everyone on both sides of the argument here, perhaps we should just agree that, on every topic imaginable, dragonfly consistently posts complete and utter horse shit?
    That's been a given for a long time.

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    Labour party showing that they haven't got a fucking clue again... Car Crash is the perfect description of this gibberish.

    Makes the orange-faced wanker sound wise!




    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/345971...ust-30-a-year/

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAG
    enjoying UK welfare benefits.


    Gotta love that British absurdist sense of humour!

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Labour party showing that they haven't got a fucking clue again... Car Crash is the perfect description of this gibberish.

    Makes the orange-faced wanker sound wise!




    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/345971...ust-30-a-year/
    The Green Party leader did the same in the last election , promising to build 500 000 homes but didn't know how it was going to be paid for.
    Seems they all promise you everything in an election , just to get elected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buriramboy View Post
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    YES 522
    NO 13

    Election goes ahead.
    How was the SNP vote?
    Did Scotland exert her mighty power in this vote?

    The SNP don't want an election because they May lose their seats back to Labour.
    Can't see Labour winning many seats back as they are currently more despised than the Tories in large parts of Scotland, in fact the Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davison is actually quite well liked and respected (for a Tory in Scotland anyway). A more likely scenario is people who are fed up with the SNP of which there are many but can't bring themselves to vote Tory (or Labour) will vote LibDem as they used to have a fair few seats in Scotland before the last election and I can see them getting some back.
    Well well well, they lost those seats in the end to who ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrB0b View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by PAG
    enjoying UK welfare benefits.


    Gotta love that British absurdist sense of humour!
    Sorry Nurse Bob, read and digest:

    https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles...s-do-i-qualify

    Obviously there have been changes, however those who have been in the UK for a couple of years still qualify for their UK based child allowances, which in the outer regions of Bucharest are wealth beyond the dreams of man......

    Lets not go into housing, job seekers, etc etc etc. With the UK being the country with the highest rate of growth and lowest unemployment in the EU, is it any wonder that EU nationals view the UK as the proverbial 'streets paved with gold'?

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    Tory nerves fray as Jeremy Corbyn narrows Theresa May’s lead in new poll
    • 37% of voters have lower opinion of prime minister than at start of month
    • 39% have more positive view of Labour leader, says Observer/Opinium research

    Jeremy Corbyn has dramatically cut Theresa May’s previously commanding lead in approval ratings among voters, according to the latest Opinium/Observer poll, in a further sign that the race for Downing Street may be tightening with 10 days to go until the general election.

    The narrowing of May’s lead suggests her decision to call a snap election and then focus her campaign almost entirely on her leadership, contrasting it with Corbyn’s, may be backfiring.

    More than a third of voters (37%) say their opinion of the prime minister is more negative than at the start of the campaign, against 25% who say it is more positive.

    The opposite is true of the Labour leader, with 39% saying they have a more positive view of Corbyn compared with 14% who now have a more negative view.

    In the middle of April, the prime minister had a massive 56-point lead over Corbyn in net approval ratings (when the percentage who disapprove is subtracted from those who approve). Now that has been cut to 22 points, a still significant advantage but one that is diminishing at a rate that will alarm Tory strategists.

    Overall, the Tory lead stands at 10 points, a drop of three since last weekend. In mid-April, Opinium put the Tories 19 points ahead of Labour. The Conservatives are on 45% (down one point on a week ago) while Labour is up two at 35%.

    The latest signs of a Corbyn bounce come amid evidence of internal Tory disquiet at the conduct of the campaign. The former chancellor George Osborne, who was sacked by May and is now editor of the London Evening Standard, said the prime minister had joined Corbyn in a “retreat from international liberalism and globalisation”.

    Osborne denied that he was taking “revenge” on May, pointing out that she had brought about a shift that many of his paper’s readers were nervous about. “That is quite a development in British politics, and I think there are quite a lot of people who are uncertain whether that is the right development and I want to make sure that the Evening Standard is asking on their behalf questions about that.”

    He stood by the paper’s criticism of the Conservative manifesto plans on social care, which were swiftly changed last Monday. “They were clearly badly thought through, because the prime minister herself decided to rethink them,” he said.

    Some Tory ministers and candidates are complaining about the difficulties in penetrating a “narrow clique” around the prime minister and calling for new faces to be used. One minister criticised the “cult of personality” around May. “MPs and ministers feel they have been pushed out of the script.”

    Some Tories have also been annoyed at what they regard as the anti-business tone of the Tory manifesto, which included a vow to cap energy costs, greater curbs on foreign takeovers and a promise to intervene in failing markets.

    There is also mounting frustration about the difficulties in reaching May and the power of her joint chiefs of staff, Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill. One senior Tory said they were effectively two “deputy prime ministers”.

    Robert Ford, professor of political science at Manchester University, said the shifts in the polls, while real, would not necessarily be translated into votes on polling day.

    “Many voters approached this election not feeling a strong draw to either party or leader. May’s ratings were inflated by an extended honeymoon which was bound to end sooner or later, while Corbyn was at such a low point he could only improve,” he said. “Now we are at a point where May’s bungling [the U-turn over social care] and Corbyn’s detoxification [through offering popular policies] have altered the balance.

    “But there is still good reason to doubt whether this will be as significant as it seems now, as many of the changers may be young people and others whom we may not see on polling day, while those most certain to vote are older voters, who tend to vote Conservative.”

    Opinium put the Liberal Democrats on 7%, down one point on a week ago, while Ukip and the SNP were unchanged on 5%.

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics...proval-ratings

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAG
    And certainly not forgeting Latvians, Estonians, Lithuanians, Czechs, Cypriots, Maltese et al, all have this warm and fuzzy feeling being European, particularly whilst enjoying UK welfare benefits.
    I was in Lincs last week and migrants came up in conversation, in particular Lithuanians and Polish who have been living in the Boston area. Armed police walking through Boston was of particular concern.

    From what I could gather the problem is more with the local chavs than it is with the migrants. The migrants are mainly in work, albeit cheap labour and long hours, They are harmless enough although involved in petty crime, such as shoplifting and poaching, but no more than average. The more serious crimes appear to be from the chavs who then blame the migrants, which causes a lot of friction.

    Where I was, in Lincoln, it was no different than its always been...a bit more traffic and a few more languages, but on the whole, the same as it was forty years ago...

    The way you lot go on, I thought I would have trouble spotting an Englishman...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy
    The way you lot go on, I thought I would have trouble spotting an Englishman...
    Many of them live in a fantasy world. That's one reason I think there should be a residence requirement for voting.

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    ^ Did you mean a sanity requirement?

    I can no longer vote in the UK elections. My time limit expired in March.

    It would have been an agonising call, lifelong Conservative, Torygraph and Times reader who happens to be very pro-EU. A stronger leader than Cameron would have killed off the UKIP threat without having to resort to a referendum.

    All along the Tories have been hedging their bets and it's now too late; having realised hedging is the most dangerous of games...

    Will it be last good-byes when I visit at the end of next week?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy
    Will it be last good-byes when I visit at the end of next week?
    Enjoy your holiday and treat yourself to a large portion of fish and chips. Be sure it is wrapped in the Guardian newspaper so that your brain may be stimulated as you eat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digby Fantona View Post
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    Will it be last good-byes when I visit at the end of next week?
    Enjoy your holiday and treat yourself to a large portion of fish and chips. Be sure it is wrapped in the Guardian newspaper so that your brain may be stimulated as you eat.
    Health and safety regulations forbade the wrapping of food in newspaper decades ago, you wrinkled old git.
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