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And right after the war, first thing G Washington did was RAISE taxes - but that's OK because he represented the majority of the people. Except he didn't.:rolleyes:
It came with taxation with representation. Meaning the voters could select people to represent them from their "neck of the woods" instead of being taxed for the benefit of a king or queen and a bunch of other "royalty family members." Turned out to work quite well for the next two hundred years.

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Quote .. "UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has personally apologized to the Queen for asking her to approve the unlawful suspension of the House of Commons"

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OK then, that gives Boris tRump a short reprieve from his planned trip to the Tower...let's see what the next few weeks bring.

In that position, it looks like his head is barely being held by a thread...for now..
 

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LONDON — An American businesswoman who received thousands of pounds from a government agency that Boris Johnson controlled when he was mayor of London told friends that she and Mr. Johnson were having a sexual affair, according to a British news report this weekend.

The revelation in The Sunday Times of London intensifies the scandal hanging over Mr. Johnson as he tries to navigate an impasse in Parliament over his Brexit plans. Several agencies are investigating accusations that he gave favorable treatment to the businesswoman, Jennifer Arcuri, now 34, by helping her secure sponsorship money and taking her on trade missions that she was not qualified for.

On Friday, a monitor at London’s City Hall referred Mr. Johnson to a police watchdog for a possible investigation into the case, saying that the accusations, if true, could amount to misconduct in public office.




 

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Margin was four percent on a paper ballot. Not even close.
Since you brought up the US election do you remember that Hilary won the popular vote in 2016 and the unelected College gave the job to Trump anyway? Was that election re-held? And what about the hanging chad fiascos in Florida?

I remember Democrats demanding exactly that.


"REVOTE! REVOTE! REVOTE!"

It seems to me that the anti Brexit forces also want a redo. Which begs the obvious question: if there were a revote, and the outcome was reversed ( 52% stay, 48% leave ) would that then call for a best 2 out of 3 to break the tie?
 

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I remember Democrats demanding exactly that.


"REVOTE! REVOTE! REVOTE!"

It seems to me that the anti Brexit forces also want a redo. Which begs the obvious question: if there were a revote, and the outcome was reversed ( 52% stay, 48% leave ) would that then call for a best 2 out of 3 to break the tie?
AFAIK it's ONLY the anti-Brexit faction, the hard-liners in there, that want a re-run. The pro-Brexit lot, myself included (full disclosure) are quite happy with the outcome of the first referendum. Quite a bit like the Scottish Nationalists who want a re-run of the independence referendum they lost.

Second referendum? Will only happen if the Liberal Democrats get back into some sort of position of power, and you can bet your sweet ass the questions will be rigged. Added to which, the liberal Democrats have already said they won't respect the result if it goes against them, so why bother?

And two out of three? Why? "We" won the first. "We" don't need a second (if you were on trial for murder and got acquitted would you ask for a re-run?). More to the point, the EUSSR has a habit of blackmailing countries into repeated referendums until they get the result the EUSSR wants (e.g. Ireland adopting the Euro) and the British don't and won't play that game. Remoaners, if they lost, would probably want a re-re-run just to be sure.
 

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LONDON — An American businesswoman who received thousands of pounds from a government agency that Boris Johnson controlled when he was mayor of London told friends that she and Mr. Johnson were having a sexual affair, according to a British news report this weekend.

The revelation in The Sunday Times of London intensifies the scandal hanging over Mr. Johnson as he tries to navigate an impasse in Parliament over his Brexit plans. Several agencies are investigating accusations that he gave favorable treatment to the businesswoman, Jennifer Arcuri, now 34, by helping her secure sponsorship money and taking her on trade missions that she was not qualified for.

On Friday, a monitor at London’s City Hall referred Mr. Johnson to a police watchdog for a possible investigation into the case, saying that the accusations, if true, could amount to misconduct in public office.




So some silly tart gets paid off to try and smear Bozza. If they'd have been serious they'd have video of him buggering a choirboy or something. Amateurs.
 

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It came with taxation with representation. Meaning the voters could select people to represent them from their "neck of the woods" instead of being taxed for the benefit of a king or queen and a bunch of other "royalty family members." Turned out to work quite well for the next two hundred years.

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Well, perhaps a hundred and fifty. Arguably no-one in Congress or the Senate has given a rat's ass about the electorate (the poor ones certainly) since Nixon, possibly FDR even.
 

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It came with taxation with representation. Meaning the voters could select people to represent them from their "neck of the woods" instead of being taxed for the benefit of a king or queen and a bunch of other "royalty family members." Turned out to work quite well for the next two hundred years.

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Unless you were black, or a woman, or ...
 

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Well, perhaps a hundred and fifty. Arguably no-one in Congress or the Senate has given a rat's ass about the electorate (the poor ones certainly) since Nixon, possibly FDR even.
That is true, primarily the responsibility of the electorate. They vote for the shitbirds that "represent" their interests after all the dirtbags with money pay them off. The problem with the electorate being unable to distinguish foreplay from a fist in the sphincter seems to be getting worse - a large part of the population seems willing to take that fist hard and frequently for the mere promise of being able to fist someone less fortunate at some unidentified time in the future - you know, making America great again.

As far as "blacks or other minorities" get treated here and in the UK, well, I'm not sure but it seems the practice of enslaving other humans by other, native English speaking nationals was not invented by those born in the USA. The practice of colonizing other peoples and occupying their territories whilst "taxing them without representation" or even parcelling out their lands and assigning the exploitation of said land to a "Lord" approved by the King or Queen seems like a practice that was in practice well before Americans even existed...


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That is true, primarily the responsibility of the electorate. They vote for the shitbirds that "represent" their interests after all the dirtbags with money pay them off. The problem with the electorate being unable to distinguish foreplay from a fist in the sphincter seems to be getting worse - a large part of the population seems willing to take that fist hard and frequently for the mere promise of being able to fist someone less fortunate at some unidentified time in the future - you know, making America great again.

As far as "blacks or other minorities" get treated here and in the UK, well, I'm not sure but it seems the practice of enslaving other humans by other, native English speaking nationals was not invented by those born in the USA. The practice of colonizing other peoples and occupying their territories whilst "taxing them without representation" or even parcelling out their lands and assigning the exploitation of said land to a "Lord" approved by the King or Queen seems like a practice that was in practice well before Americans even existed...


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Bloody Romans...
 

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The pound has slumped to its lowest level in more than a month, as hopes fade that a Brexit deal will be struck.
With weeks left before the 31 October Brexit deadline, sterling came under selling pressure on the foreign exchanges on Tuesday, sliding to its lowest point against both the euro and the dollar since early September, after negotiations took an acrimonious turn.

In a sign of growing fears for the economy, the pound dropped by about half a cent against the single currency to trade at €1.115, while also falling by a similar amount against the US dollar, to $1.22.

John Goldie, a dealer at the currency trader Argentex, said: “The market is pricing in that risk to a greater degree again. The pound has lost ground against all the major currencies over the course of the day so far – only the Canadian dollar has performed worse in the last week.”

Sterling slid on the international money markets after a No 10 source said Angela Merkel was making a deal impossible and Brussels accused Boris Johnson of trying to play a “stupid blame game”.

Neil Wilson of the financial trading company Markets.com said: “We are now heading towards the revoke versus no deal showdown. The pound does not like the tone of all this.”




 

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United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing a new rebellion from his cabinet over concerns of a no-deal Brexit, with a group of cabinet ministers poised to resign, The Times newspaper reported on Wednesday.

Culture Secretary Nicky Morgan, British Minister for Northern Ireland Julian Smith, Justice Secretary Robert Buckland, Health Minister Matt Hancock and Attorney General Geoffrey Cox are all on a "resignation watch list", according to The Times report.

An unnamed cabinet minister cited by the newspaper said that a "very large number" of Conservative members of parliament would also quit if it came to a no-deal Brexit.
 

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Still not biting. Most of the "news" about this at the moment is all BS propaganda from one side or the other sixteen anyway.
 
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