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Old 14th July 2020, 09:44 AM   #281
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Originally Posted by Squeegee Beckenheim View Post
Yes, the reduction of Huawei's involvement being a sop to the US is exactly what I've heard. That said, I'm not too upset by that particular bit of news, given that their involvement had been flagged up as a security risk anyway.
Yes but so has Boris Johnson's.
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Old 14th July 2020, 10:10 AM   #282
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- compulsory English in public.
You mean they will finally stamp out the welsh language? Maybe it will all be worth it.
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Old 14th July 2020, 10:23 AM   #283
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Originally Posted by Squeegee Beckenheim View Post
Well, Malcolm Tucker was based on Alistair Campbell, so...
Yes, that's true.

And since Alastair Campbell was such an uncontroversial figure, attracting no criticism for acting as if he called could order government ministers around, I see no reason for anyone to object to Dominic Cummings doing the same thing now.

Or something.
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Old 14th July 2020, 12:27 PM   #284
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Originally Posted by Jack by the hedge View Post
Yes, that's true.



And since Alastair Campbell was such an uncontroversial figure, attracting no criticism for acting as if he called could order government ministers around, I see no reason for anyone to object to Dominic Cummings doing the same thing now.



Or something.
I think the major difference is that Campbell was a bastard, whereas Cummings is a creepy bastard.
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Old 14th July 2020, 12:33 PM   #285
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Brexit border check plans announced as firms face 13bn in customs costs

The net contribution to.the EU in 2018 was 11bn.

We've turned an 11bn investment into a 13bn red tape bill.

https://mirror.co.uk/news/politics/b...plans-22348413
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Old 14th July 2020, 01:07 PM   #286
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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop View Post
Brexit border check plans announced as firms face 13bn in customs costs

The net contribution to.the EU in 2018 was 11bn.

We've turned an 11bn investment into a 13bn red tape bill.

https://mirror.co.uk/news/politics/b...plans-22348413
I don't know, maybe it's just me but I'm starting to get this nagging suspicion that maybe this wasn't the absolute best idea anyone ever had.
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But, but, but...SOVEREIGNTY!

Surely that's worth pissing billions away?!?
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Old Yesterday, 12:48 AM   #288
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Originally Posted by Jack by the hedge View Post
Yes, that's true.

And since Alastair Campbell was such an uncontroversial figure, attracting no criticism for acting as if he called could order government ministers around, I see no reason for anyone to object to Dominic Cummings doing the same thing now.

Or something.
My point was that it's been "normal" outside of The Think Of It for a while now.

And yes, we should object to it.
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Old Yesterday, 01:28 AM   #289
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Originally Posted by Squeegee Beckenheim View Post
My point was that it's been "normal" outside of The Think Of It for a while now.

And yes, we should object to it.
Yes, fair point. The Thick Of It was parody of the late '90s reality so the figure in the shadows who's also somehow in the limelight was a subject of mockery in the Blair era too.
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The new "Get ready for Brexit" radio adverts are making me cringe.
They've tried to include accents from everywhere in Britain but they couldn't afford to actually get voice actors who can actually do those accents.
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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop View Post
The new "Get ready for Brexit" radio adverts are making me cringe.
They've tried to include accents from everywhere in Britain but they couldn't afford to actually get voice actors who can actually do those accents.
Probably got "old Knobby Smith from school - he always did those funny 'up north' voices"!
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Probably got "old Knobby Smith from school - he always did those funny 'up north' voices"!
And Plebs, he can do the working class oiks too! Terribly talented chap. Probably learned it listening to the servants...
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Welsh politicians are worried that Westminster will try a post-Brexit power grab.

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New post-Brexit trade rules must not be imposed on Wales without consent, the Welsh Government has warned.

UK government plans ask all four nations to accept rules and standards set by each other to ensure trade remains seamless across the UK.

The Welsh Government said it had not seen the plans and any system forced on Wales would be "deeply damaging".

Plaid Cymru called Whitehall's proposals a "power grab" and an undermining of devolution.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-politics-53425094

To be honest, Brexit will be so damaging that this will only be a rounding error at worst.
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Brexit Party in Wales already said they will get rid of the Assembly and have a First Minister answerable to MPs.

Not that they will get very far in any election.
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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop View Post
Brexit Party in Wales already said they will get rid of the Assembly and have a First Minister answerable to MPs.

Not that they will get very far in any election.

Yeah but to be fair they're the marketing dept for "Keep Farage In The Limelight Inc" not a political party.
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