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PostPosted: Sat 19 May, 2018 6:11 am 
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"Sometime soon you will have consented to Brexit whatever you might think: the Brexiteers will deem that you did so"

Richard Murphy, on EU Withdrawal Bill & definition of "consent decision".


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Morning all.

Seen on a mate's FB page yesterday.

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Bracing myself for tomorrow's grotesque flaunting of entrenched privilege, hideous wealth inequalities, tarnished tradition, petty feuds and dysfunctional dislikeable institutions. BUT ENOUGH ABOUT THE FA CUP FINAL …


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"Forget the Markles – who in their right mind would want to marry into the royal family?"
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Kay Burley will tell us on Sky News: “You can see as you look around Windsor, even the flies are buzzing with a joyful air. The worms in the park are giving off a distinct glow this morning – they know this is a very special day indeed.”


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Morning.

Thank goodness for Aljazeera. Some actual news.

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Nooooooo!

Now Aljazeera are doing the wedding too.

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Edited to add it's ok, they gave it all of 2 minutes! :D

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Morning.

Thank goodness for Aljazeera. Some actual news.


Ah - good point. I've been sedulously avoiding the news thus far! I'm rather worried that all sorts are really going on, under the cover of this expensive farce, that we won't get to hear about.


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Nooooooo!

Now Aljazeera are doing the wedding too.

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Edited to add it's ok, they gave it all of 2 minutes! :D


Oh. Perhaps I'll maintain my position, then.


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I'm trying to get used to some new varifocal glasses today, so I'm already a bit grumpy. The lack of normal news is just adding to my irritation. I mostly missed the last royal wedding by going shopping, but not completely because the tills for the food hall were next to the electrical department where the tv's were all on and so my check out assistant was able to watch as she rang my stuff through, so I got a cheerful running commentary of the exchanging of the rings as I paid for my groceries.

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https://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/art ... -struggles
"Why the spirit of the Levellers lives on in today’s struggles"
It's Levellers day! Might help explain the street party thing, up the road.
edited to put URL in URL tags, didn't work, so tried substituting apostrophe for %27...


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tinybgoat wrote:
http://www.taxresearch.org.uk/Blog/2018/05/18/sometime-soon-you-will-have-consented-to-brexit-whatever-you-might-think-the-brexiteers-will-deem-that-you-did-so/
"Sometime soon you will have consented to Brexit whatever you might think: the Brexiteers will deem that you did so"

Richard Murphy, on EU Withdrawal Bill & definition of "consent decision".

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(4) For the purposes of subsection (3) a consent decision is—
(a) a decision to agree a motion consenting to the laying of the
draft,
(b) a decision not to agree a motion consenting to the laying of the
draft, or
(c) a decision to agree a motion refusing to consent to the laying of
the draft;
and a consent decision is made when the Parliament first makes a
decision falling within any of paragraphs (a) to (c) (whether or not it
subsequently makes another such decision).

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https://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/article/why-spirit-levellers-lives-today’s-struggles
"Why the spirit of the Levellers lives on in today’s struggles"
It's Levellers day! Might help explain the street party thing, up the road.


I tried to access the link - sadly, to no avail.


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RogerOThornhill wrote:
Morning all.

Seen on a mate's FB page yesterday.

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Bracing myself for tomorrow's grotesque flaunting of entrenched privilege, hideous wealth inequalities, tarnished tradition, petty feuds and dysfunctional dislikeable institutions. BUT ENOUGH ABOUT THE FA CUP FINAL …


:D


Pretty obvious tbh, but still raised a smile :)


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tinybgoat wrote:
https://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/article/why-spirit-levellers-lives-today’s-struggles
"Why the spirit of the Levellers lives on in today’s struggles"
It's Levellers day! Might help explain the street party thing, up the road.


I tried to access the link - sadly, to no avail.


tried to edit it & failed abysmally :cry:


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https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article ... -struggles

See if this works.

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https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/why-spirit-levellers-lives-today%E2%80%99s-struggles

See if this works.


Yes - that worked, thanks. Somewhere about the place I've got a book about the Levellers. Amazingly, it's called "The Levellers". I got it in a second-hand bookshop years ago, and still haven't read it. Now, if only I knew what box it was in . . .

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Then, of course (if memory serves), there were the True Levellers, and also the Diggers. Nothing's ever straightforward, is it?


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PorFavor wrote:
Willow904 wrote:
https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/why-spirit-levellers-lives-today%E2%80%99s-struggles

See if this works.


Yes - that worked, thanks. Somewhere about the place I've got a book about the Levellers. Amazingly, it's called "The Levellers". I got it in a second-hand bookshop years ago, and still haven't read it. Now, if only I knew what box it was in . . .

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Then, of course (if memory serves), there were the True Levellers, and also the Diggers. Nothing's ever straightforward, is it?

Always liked their music.


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So it appears the rumours about Connaught were just rumours after all.


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So it appears the rumours about Connaught were just rumours after all.


Yes - but we must be running out of mainland counties to be Duke and Duchess of by now, surely?


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Any guesses as to how many days the news will continue to be subsumed by all this crap?


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https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/p ... 6.html?amp
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Jeremy Corbyn warns 'perfect storm' of economic pressures facing workers fuelling 'mental health epidemic'

Then morphs into
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The remarks from Mr Corbyn at Labour’s state of the economy conference in central London came as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle exchanged vows at their wedding in Windsor......

Hmm, I see what you mean. :?


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Late drama over the Labour selection for Lewisham East - but the winner was still the widely expected one.


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https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/jeremy-corbyn-mental-health-epidemic-job-insecurity-housing-crisis-debt-a8359056.html?amp
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Jeremy Corbyn warns 'perfect storm' of economic pressures facing workers fuelling 'mental health epidemic'

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The remarks from Mr Corbyn at Labour’s state of the economy conference in central London came as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle exchanged vows at their wedding in Windsor......

Hmm, I see what you mean. :?


Was there a video link to the wedding service of his speech? Novel, if so. Totally irrelevant, if not.

Or do you think the Independent was making a real world v the royal family\waste of money point?
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I'm predicting a birth (aka a drain on public funds - which will, unfortunately, delight "everyone") around March\early April 2019.



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I can only assume that everyone's sloped off to surreptitiously watch the wedding highlights . . .


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PorFavor wrote:
I'm predicting a birth (aka a drain on public funds - which will, unfortunately, delight "everyone") around March\early April 2019.



Edited to add a comma

& I predict that Corbyn will be deemed to be to slow in twittering his congratulations.
hmm late March/early April 2019, am I missing something significant?


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PorFavor wrote:
I'm predicting a birth (aka a drain on public funds - which will, unfortunately, delight "everyone") around March\early April 2019.



Edited to add a comma

& I predict that Corbyn will be deemed to be to slow in twittering his congratulations.
hmm late March/early April 2019, am I missing something significant?


No - not at all. I can't think of anything else that's happening around then. It's merely a passage of time which could do with a bit of enlivening. After all, there's no Budget and "Brexit" should all be sorted out.


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and "Brexit" should all be sorted out.


:lol!:

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"Bercow’s shortcomings as Speaker were distilled in his abandoning the regalia"
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This is why whoever follows him as Speaker should restore the traditional uniform (for the clerks too ). It’s not just a matter of reactionary aesthetic sensibilities: the regalia played – and can play again – an important role in the proper functioning of the Speakership.

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https://www.conservativehome.com/thetorydiary/2018/05/bercows-shortcomings-as-speaker-were-distilled-in-his-abandoning-the-regalia.html
"Bercow’s shortcomings as Speaker were distilled in his abandoning the regalia"
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This is why whoever follows him as Speaker should restore the traditional uniform (for the clerks too ). It’s not just a matter of reactionary aesthetic sensibilities: the regalia played – and can play again – an important role in the proper functioning of the Speakership.

:shock:


As somebody put it, peak ConHome :D


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gilsey wrote:
Swifts have arrived.

I haven't seen any above our street, but a few some distance away last week, so hoping their arrival is staggered.
edit: update - following intensive research (lying on bed, with attic window open), it seems we, also have swifts.
The cat will be delighted.


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Are you absolutely sure about that?


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Morning.

Still wall to wall wedding today, then.

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Swifts have arrived.


Here too. I love hearing them swooping over the roofs....

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https://amp.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... -rees-mogg
"Brexit realists take control as May slaps down Rees-Mogg"
Sadly realist seems be relative, and 'slaps down'
metaphorical.


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Mr citizen and I were able to get tickets in mid-April through the New Vic for the new production of Swan Lake in London yesterday.
It was wonderful.


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The first trip we've made to London in almost six years fell on the same day of Labour’s 2nd Annual State of the Economy conference held there too. Ha-Joon Chang spoke at the conference. I like him a lot.


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Jonathan Pie

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Hells Bells, the latest Cohen is readable !

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""Staffed by civil servants rather than the police and intelligence officers needed to protect free elections in the 2010s, the Electoral Commission has been hopeless. So uninterested was it in doing its duty, the pro-Remain Good Law Project sought a judicial review of its failure to investigate the payments to Grimes. It’s as if the Mueller inquiry into Trump’s Russia connections were being run by back-covering bureaucrats rather than investigators with the power to issue search warrants and offer plea-bargaining deals.

The hard work has been done by journalists and whistleblowers, who have been treated shockingly. ""


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Mr citizen and I were able to get tickets in mid-April through the New Vic for the new production of Swan Lake in London yesterday.
It was wonderful.
We failed to realise until f*****g Friday afternoon what we were heading into
We were trapped for over one half hour in a coach stopped dead in traffic less than a mile from the ROH with no way out and the radio broadcasting the wedding live on the intercom
We were alternatively serenaded and harassed by intoxicated sport enthusiasts enjoying the sun and game outside the pub during the traffic hold up
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"Vote Leave faces scrutiny over £50m football contest"
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Facebook , called “50million_remains”, is likely to be a competition that Vote Leave ran, in which it offered fans the chance to win £50m if they correctly predicted the outcome of every game in the European Championships that year.


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“Individuals can neutralise guilt they might otherwise feel when stealing by telling themselves that there are no victims of the crime, no human being is actually being hurt by this, only some mega-corporation that can surely afford the loss of a few quid. In fact, the corporation has saved so much money by laying off all its cashiers that it is almost morally necessary to steal from them.”
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Cashiers...diverted to different sections of our stores, ostensibly to better help customers mid-shop, until they will disappear altogether, along with human interaction, the one thing that seems to keep us on the straight and narrow.

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Morning.

Still wall to wall wedding today, then.

"Making Britain Great Again" :sick:
Please watch the Jonathan Pie skit I've linked above. It's not four minutes long and funny as hell


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tinybgoat wrote:
https://amp.theguardian.com/politics/2018/may/20/theresa-may-brexit-realists-jacob-rees-mogg
"Brexit realists take control as May slaps down Rees-Mogg"
Sadly realist seems be relative, and 'slaps down'
metaphorical.


Ah well, we have to take consolation in small things at present.


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