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You can be sure that the media are having a Field day with it!  ajb007/biggrin

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Napoleon Plural wrote:

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Red wine with sofas... That should have told us something.

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ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol

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Number24 wrote:
CoolHandBond wrote:
Number24 wrote:

it's corruption in the economic sense, usually taking bribes.

If the chart that you show was actually true then Switzerland would be a great fat red colour - the FIFA headquarters are there and a more corrupt organisation would be very hard to find.

Charts are useless, I can find opposite results in seconds on the internet on any subject - the results of each chart are carefully manipulated according to who paid for the survey.

Are you suggesting FIFA is a very large part of Switzerland's economy? Or that FIFA makes up much of the administration, state and private, in that country? If not that's not that's not very relevant or true statement you just made. 
A good chart is based on verifiable fact and presented in a clear way. The book "Factfullnes" by Hans Rosling is an excelent example of good charts. It uses good and relevant charts to show how the world is  and how it's developing - hightly recomeded!

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Factfulness-Re … 1473637465

I’m unsure how you can claim this book is full of verifiable fact because a simple google search lists scores of opposition to those claims made. It’s also endorsed by a politician, which means it’s a verifiable fact that it only provides results that that party supports ajb007/wink

Yeah, well, sometimes nothin' can be a real cool hand.

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I can't wait to hear the many humorous chants from Unions etc if
Jeremy Hunt becomes PM. as his name rhymes so easily with ......  ajb007/embarrassed
It's already funny when TV presenters get it wrong Now.  ajb007/biggrin

"Let his death be a particularly unpleasant and humiliating one."

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https://youtu.be/kQSbav9GFfI

It was either that.....or the priesthood

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ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol
I loved Rory Stewart admitting to smoking opium ........ very 18th century

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One for the often overlooked Past politics part of this thread...

On this day in 2007, Gordon Brown became prime minister of the UK. Regardless of what you think of him, he did make a very good first speech as PM. It's one of my favourites in fact. "I will try my utmost. This is my promise to all of the people of Britain." And, despite his faults, I think he did try his utmost through all the challenges his particular premiership faced, not least the credit crunch and recession of 2008 onwards.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7RRE9Bh2Jo

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Have you seen the two recent videos of Chancellor Merkel shaking? It really looks horrible and I hope she's OK.

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Agreed, I hope it's nothing serious,  but it is
Disturbing  to see.

"Let his death be a particularly unpleasant and humiliating one."

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Sad play with the UK ambassador's resignation today.

It became inevitable after Trump denied to working together with him anymore.
However, this gives a taster, how "special" the US-UK relationship is in this age and who is sitting on the longer lever for potential trade negotiations.

It's been speculated that his assessment was leaked to get him replaced with a more Johnson (speak Brexit) friendly candidate, today's resignation at least busted that move. The May administration will now be able to chose a candidate of her choice.

Also remarkable that Johnson made no effort to stand by the man
Seems that morals play no role anymore in conservative circles.

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Morals & politics never seem to go hand in hand no matter where you are in the world - sadly

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The man was doing his job in assessing the government he was assigned to liaise with.  But he did the only honorable thing he could do in resigning -- not because he was wrong, but because he couldn't carry out his duties in light of Trump refusing to engage with him.

Who knows if this was Brexit-driven, Boris-driven or whatever -- absent evidence, any supposition to that effect is just speculative.

What's clear are two things which have always been clear (to me, at least):
1 -- The US President is a moron.
2 -- Anonymous leakers (of all political persuasions) are the lowest scum.

Hilly...you old devil!

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It's likely many (most?) ambassadors see Trump the way the British ambassador does, but this time his opinion was made public. To think Trump actually claimed he would make America MORE respected  ajb007/lol

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/do … vi-AAEazsw



Merkel suffered a new shaking attack during a visit from Finland's president. I hope it's not as serious as it looks.

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https://youtu.be/q2mrQ1Z73kM
A funny  video with J Hunt, but it has the  "C"  word in it.

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Bride of Barbel was leaning entirely towards Hunt, until she heard that he would not be totally adverse to bringing back fox-hunting. I'm not for it myself, but think that Boris's plan to reduce tax on those earning £50-80k pa while funding that from an increase in NI is more relevant.

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My parents regularly are getting nightly „visits“ by a wild fox in their garden.
His urine smell is hard to bear over the next days and they wouldn‘t mind if he‘d be gone  ajb007/biggrin

Having said this, I am well aware that the UK style fox hunts are nothing than cruel and deplorable

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Higgins wrote:

Having said this, I am well aware that the UK style fox hunts are nothing than cruel and deplorable

The sight of toffs in their fox hunting granderee is sickening. But I’m a city boy and have no idea how things work in the countryside. Foxes have to be controlled otherwise they run amok on farms, but this should be managed by farmers not sadists on horseback.

Yeah, well, sometimes nothin' can be a real cool hand.

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ajb007/lol  They were worried about Boris saying something stupid !

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Where my lands and livestock were threatened it was possible to sometimes deter the predator by using the scent of the animals that themselves eat the predator. Do this correctly and set up a scent marking pattern the predators will believe that they are straying into the territory of an animal which will attack and kill them and they will not only keep away but go elsewhere. It saved livestock, a bullet and much time and effort in stalking. It is also better than poison for obvious reasons, though the lazy would always use poison as a first resort. I see no reason why this cannot be used to deter unwanted animals from gardens? Of course the only animal a fox would be scared of would be a dog (or a wolf) to allow a dog to mark 'its' territory along the boundaries may have the same effect?

For countryside, I do not think in the UK that the fox has any predators in the wild? Since there is a ban on fox hunting I presume there is another system in place to control foxes which will be more efficient and less painful (for the fox) so any notion that more control of the population is needed to justify hunting with dogs is perhaps not correct?

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I'll say it again- the fox-hunting is less important than Boris's plan to steal from the poor and give to the rich.

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He's the Anti- Robin Hood  ajb007/wink

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Barbel wrote:

I'll say it again- the fox-hunting is less important than Boris's plan to steal from the poor and give to the rich.

But in his whole package he is wanting to reduce national insurance for the lowest earners.

It was either that.....or the priesthood

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Barbel wrote:

I'll say it again- the fox-hunting is less important than Boris's plan to steal from the poor and give to the rich.

Absolutely  ajb007/biggrin
And Boris' taxplans are just small fry compared to what will come if he really exits without a deal, turn the UK into a tax haven and "negotiate" on a very small lever a deal with his buddy Donald.

However, Farage as the UK ambassador in the USA would be very entertaining to watch - imo - in a very bad sense of course.

Stealing money from the poor and give to the rich is a very conservative pattern and the trade name for it is "Tax-cuts"
The opposite - taking the money from the rich and give to the poor is in those days branded as being "stupid" and "socialist".

Call me what you want, but I prefer the stupid way of things in this matter.

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