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"Well, you see, it wasn't the message we were going for originally, but it polled a lot better, you see, so we just decided to go with it."
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Re: Annex RULE OF HAIL MARY
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Re: Living Off GRETA
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ECJ throws out citizens' climate suit
"every individual is likely to be affected one way or another by climate change"

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Re: Europe Habeas Corpus
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Greenwald is a tool. One might imagine, that talent is precisely what attracted Marcy Wheeler to his organization and ultimately what thwarted her professional ambition.

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Head of Swedish Bar Association condemns the handling of the Assange case in the UK and Sweden as deplorable, 26 April
This article was written by Anne Ramberg, who happens to be the Secretary General of the Swedish Bar Association, the professional body of lawyers in that country.  The article has been translated by Marcello Ferrada de Noli, Swedish professor emeritus of epidemiology and doctor of psychiatry. Anne Ramberg reveals her concern over the breech of legal principles, the treatment of Assange in general and the moral obligation to reveal wrongdoing, just as Julian Assange has done.


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Well, one can hope.
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Re: May Hanging On 'Till Friday
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Excuse ... missed generics breaking news ... mine broke a bit later. ;)

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May Hanging On 'Till Friday
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She'll be campaigning rest of the day for EU elections :))

On Friday May will meet Brexit Committee chair Steve Baker.

UK Conservative 1922 chairman to consult with committee after PM May meeting | Reuters |

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Fair enough, I suppose, if you take the view that Brexit will lead to a break-up of the UK...

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In story: Corbyn failing the test?

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Re: Corbyn failing the test?
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I think there is also a second side to this: Usually you'd expect the centrist media to switch immediately from this referendum is of the utmost importance, read all about it in these pages, to well it was advisory and doesn't mean much. Sure, the right wing money boys want to see the country burn and loot the corpse, but the ruling class faction broadly collected behind the Blairites want buisness as usual. So why did they sit on their hands here? The main story they were pushing at the time was that Corbyn lost the referendum and had to go. Can't simultaneously argue that it didn't mean anything.
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Re: Good news from Wall Street
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Same, really. Though I think puts are the more reasonable thing to do? Also wish I'd have taken the time to figure out how this gambling thing works before the Tesla meltdown started.
And then invest the gains in the most ethical company. Buying pentagon suppliers and then raising prices like it was insulin.
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Re: Corbyn failing the test?
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That's the magic of FPTP and Winner Takes All.

Voters literally do not understand PR in the UK. There is no public concept of power-sharing or consensus negotiation.

It's all about winners and losers - which is why we have the (now majority) Remain voters being ignored, while Leavers bang on about how they won a referendum and Westminster has to do everything they want.

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Re: Good news from Wall Street
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Damn. I Always thought I'd have a go at shorting Uber as soon as they went public. Missed my opportunity.


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Re: Living Off the Planet
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Seriously? You are freaking out over the nationality of the salmon?

The salmon may be migrants, but their owners are investors, therefore never foreigners.

Money and salmon know no borders.


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Re: Victims of neoliberalism?
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Indeed, subcontracting and not being too fussy about how the subcontractors work is quintessential liberalism.

It has worked so well for the French nuclear industry, for example.

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Re: Corbyn failing the test?
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Not as stupid as the French, evidently. 24% is enough for us.

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Re: Worker solidarity at Uber
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Unemployed former stockbrokers.
If there's a market, it can be gamed.
(Maybe there's money in writing an app for it.)

by eurogreen on
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Yea well obviously anyone who gets 35% has an overall mandate for whatever they want. Just how stupid can the British people be?

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Trump gets something right
In many ways, I like him," Trump said of Biden. "He's not as smart as Bernie [Sanders]. And he's not as quick."
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Re: Royal appointment
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Perhaps the Speaker will come up with a coherent process? That would be fun. And give him a bit of a legacy. The Bercow process.

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But that is the point: The non-binding referendum only became The Will of The People™ because May offered a vision forward for the Tories after Cameron dropped the ball: Use Brexit to absorb the far-right back into the party and wipe out Labour in a moment of weakness. Everything else followed from there.
So the question of mandates doesn't really arise. The question is what can they get away with?
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No, that's not going to happen. British politics is Winner Takes All and there is zero point pretending there's a vague aspirational coalition of Remain intention when no such coalition exists, formally or otherwise.

The British media certainly aren't go to read it like that.

It is absolutely guaranteed that if - when? - Farage wins by a big majority over the runner-up party, he will claim a mandate for No Deal.

And the Tory media and some of the supposedly not-so-Tory media will echo that.

The only way to prevent that would have been to allow Labour to beat TBR. But the LDs have run a very effective spoiler campaign, so that's not going to happen now.

They're clearly happy with second place, and second place is the best they'll get - which may appear to be good news for them, but it's going to be an utter PR disaster for Remain.

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Re: Biden women no less!
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News and Views

 6 - 12 May 2019

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Your take on this week's news

 May Thread

by Bjinse - May 6, 35 comments

In the merry month of May, sitting in a pleasant thread, which a grove of myrtles made

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