• Benkei
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    Solidarity is a socialist concept. Definitely an issue now but so is Southern Europe's repeated flaunting of various rules. The Dutch would be happy to help the Italians if they agree to adhere to other agreements already made in the past. Without those assurances I'm afraid the solidarity will not be there.

    The one definition of Europe -- God's Continent as Phillip Jenkins called it -- has been treated with scorn by the people on this site.Phil Devine

    Of course, because it's regressive. Reducing EU cultural identity to Christianity is simplistic. Why not Greek philosophy, Enlightenment and humanism?

    Say no to "memento mori".
  • Punshhh
    1.8k
    How likely is that in the meantime? I haven't been paying much attention to that for awhile now.
    Yes it has gone quiet, I expect the SNP are giving all their time to the Covid crisis and biding their time regarding Brexit. In the knowledge that Johnson and Co are so incompetent that it will be a bad Brexit, which will fuel calls for Scottish independence. Johnson almost daily insults the Scotts and discriminates against them.

    To me it looks more likely by the day.
  • Chester
    203
    Lol...I'm sure the EU has enough members that are complete economic wackjobs, what makes you think they want to add Scotland to the list ? I really hope Scotland switches from English "domination" to real German domination...most English would be happy to see the back of 'em, a weight off our shoulders.
  • Chester
    203
    I'll make a prediction for you...the jocks will not vote to leave the UK in my lifetime...they are all talk and bluster. I hope they do leave but I'm afraid that they are too dependent on us (they benefit from the UK tax system at the expense of the English, we're by far their biggest export market and the rest of the UK supplies 90% of Scottish tourism)...most of them also know how useless the SNP is. It's a shame, but there you go.
  • Chester
    203
    I make a prediction that the EU will buckle (I think they've already conceded on fishing)...they need treasure Island. If they don't ,even better, I want the UK to be far less dependent on the EU...they have never been our friends.They can carry on with their wilting dreams of socialist empire building .
  • Punshhh
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    I'll make a prediction for you...the jocks will not vote to leave the UK in my lifetime...they are all talk and bluster. I hope they do leave but I'm afraid that they are too dependent on us (they benefit from the UK tax system at the expense of the English, we're by far their biggest export market and the rest of the UK supplies 90% of Scottish tourism)...most of them also know how useless the SNP is. It's a shame, but there you go.

    Here's your hypocrisy again. You assume the Scott's won't fall in behind nationalism, while people like you and most Brexiters did just that and you won't reconsider even while your country is going down the plug hole. They will do the same especially when a Johnson keeps sticking it up to them.
  • Chester
    203
    But the SNP form of "nationalism" is bat shit crazy...you will end up being a tiny cog in a big franco-german machine rather than a big cog in the back of the English lol.

    Modern nationalism is different...it's not like your leftist internationalism, it doesn't seek to expand in the form of empire (like your leftism) and modern nationalism is intensely democratic (again unlike your leftism).
  • Punshhh
    1.8k
    Not only are you hypocritical, you're topsy turvy.
    "Modern nationalism is intensely democratic"
    That's actually the opposite of the reality. You really have fallen for the populism hook line and sinker.

    Do you think that hoodwinking the population to vote for a hidden agenda against their interests is democratic? I suppose Trumpism is incredibly democratic too!
  • Tim3003
    223
    I see there are Tory rebels who cannot share the govt's hypocrisy over the immigration bill, and its lack of financial help for foreign care-workers and NHS support staff. Populist Patel predictably takes the view that the Brexit vote's anti-immigration mandate is the greater force than the realisation Covid-190 has brought that care workers are underpaid and the whole care sector depends on immigration.
    Those of us with a brain have long known that any new immigration system, whatever it sets out to do (or pretends to), will result in zero reduction in immigration. All those nasty incomers came here to do vital jobs that the Brits considered too low paid to bother with. The immigrant pay floor of ~ £25k p.a. is already starting to look laughably stupid, simply barring some of those the country needs.
  • Punshhh
    1.8k
    Yes, those dastardly Eastern Europeans stealing our jobs and benefits at the same time.

    Nice U turn though, Johnson had no choice, it wasn't a change of heart. When he announced it he used exactly the same language as he used yesterday when he said that the levy was vital to maintain the funding for the NHS.

    About the care home debacle, Therese Coffey blamed the scientists the other day, then she was slapped down from Downing St the next day. The classic Trumpian sleight of hand. Which ever way the dice falls on that one they can claim they made the right call.

    It's like shouting heads and tails when the coin is tossed so you called the right side when it lands.

    Even Yesterday in parliament it's remarkable how people can still appear to take anything the government says seriously. It's engrained I think.

    Clarity and leadership.

    Common sense.
  • Tim3003
    223
    Even Yesterday in parliament it's remarkable how people can still appear to take anything the government says seriously. It's engrained I think.Punshhh

    That's the advantage of being in power. Even when you talk utter rubbish like Trump everyone has to take you seriously and respond as if you know what you're talking about.

    Yes it has gone quiet, I expect the SNP are giving all their time to the Covid crisis and biding their time regarding Brexit. In the knowledge that Johnson and Co are so incompetent that it will be a bad Brexit, which will fuel calls for Scottish independence. Johnson almost daily insults the Scotts and discriminates against them.Punshhh

    Early on in the Coronavirus pandemic Sturgeon was reading off the daily figures and news at her briefings and looking impatient and bored, as if she wasn't interested in the whole thing. When the opportunity of the Scots diverging from Westminster policy arose she seemed to get her mojo back and now seems to be enjoying flexing her muscles again. Strange that..
  • Punshhh
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    Well if I had to sing from the Johnson government hymn sheet, I expect I would be impatient and bored.
  • Professor Death
    366
    What will it take for Dominic Cummings to be removed?
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