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General Election December 12. The one GT said Boris didn't have the votes for, but did. See above.
 

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^ Don't count your chickens.

Between Bojo the Clown and Mr Farage of the Fruitcake Party the pro Brexit parties have a near 20% lead in the opinion polls. If / when the two do the sensible thing and do a deal that could translate into a 100+ seat majority for Bojo. That'll make Varadkar shit himself.
 

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Trump is going to help make that "deal thing" happen. Bojo is his BFF. IMHO of course.
 

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It is no secret that Trump wants the UK to leave the EUSSR ASAP, with NO deal.
That way the USA can offer the UK a "massive" NO tariff, trade deal and Trump wins reelection in 2020.
Pretty much replacing the EUSSR that he hates anyway. Once again IMHO of course.
 

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Some in the UK say we should have a referendum in ENGLAND on ENGLAND just leaving the United Kingdom. That way England leaves the EUSSR and Scotland and NI are cast adrift. Dublin gets the United Ireland it always SAYS it wants and the Scots get their independence too. All whether they really like it or not.

As for Trump...
 

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Boris Johnson 'suppressing' Russia report until after UK election, lawmakers say


London (CNN)Prime Minister Boris Johnson is under fire over accusations from lawmakers that the UK government is intentionally delaying the release of a report into Russia's influence in British politics until after the upcoming election.
The failure of the Prime Minister to approve the publication of the report has sparked outrage from members of the Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC), which compiled the report, and opposition lawmakers who accused the government of a coverup.
The chair of the ISC, former attorney general and MP Dominic Grieve, raised the issue in an urgent question to the government in Parliament on Tuesday, demanding an explanation for "the refusal of the Prime Minister to give clearance to the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament's report on Russia."


So what's wrong with UK elections in December?
So what's wrong with UK elections in December?

Grieve, who used to be member of the Conservative Party, told Parliament the report was completed in March, thoroughly reviewed by the country's intelligence agencies, and then sent to Johnson for "final confirmation" on October 17. He added that according to longstanding agreement, the Prime Minister would endeavor to respond within 10 days. Since the report is from the ISC, which has access to classified information, the release of the report must be personally signed off by Johnson.


Foreign office minister Christopher Pincher defended the government's position on Tuesday and offered no suggestion that the report would be signed off soon, telling Grieve that it was not unusual for reports such as this one to go through "an intensive security review before publication."
Grieve said the intelligence agencies had indicated that the publication of the report would not damage any of their operational capabilities, and therefore there was no reason to delay it.
"The report has to be laid before parliament when it is sitting," he said, pointing to the fact that Parliament is set to be dissolved at midnight Wednesday ahead of a crucial general election on December 12.
"If it is not laid before Parliament ceases to sit this evening, it will not be capable of being laid until the committee is reformed, and in 2017 that took nearly six months," Grieve added.
Everything you need to know about the UK general election on December 12
Everything you need to know about the UK general election on December 12

Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry said the delay was "nothing less than an attempt to suppress the truth from the public and from Parliament, and it is an affront to our democracy."
Thornberry then accused the government of delaying publication for political reasons: "I fear it is because they realize that this report will lead to other questions about the links between Russia and Brexit and with the current leadership of the Tory party, which risks derailing their election campaign."
Other members of the ISC have also criticized the government's apparent reluctance to release the report.
"As far as the committee is concerned, this report has been cleared by the intelligence and security agencies, it's been cleared by the Cabinet Office, and the civil servants and officials saw no reason whatsoever why it should not have been published," Keith Simpson, a Conservative member of the ISC, told Parliament.
Another Conservative MP who sits on the committee, Richard Benyon, said that the delay in the publishing has allowed some "quite bizarre conspiracy theories" to be circulated. He said it would be "much better to publish what has been written."
Pincher stuck to the same line -- the report is being reviewed -- despite the barrage of questions from lawmakers across party lines.
Brexit wrecked Britain and it hasn't even happened yet
Brexit wrecked Britain and it hasn't even happened yet

Earlier on Tuesday, Lord Evans of Weardale, who was MI5 director general until 2013, told BBC Radio 4's Today program that if ministers were not prepared to release it, they should explain why.
"In principle, I think it should be released," he said. "Part of the reason for having an Intelligence and Security Committee is that issues of public concern can be properly considered and the public can be informed through the publication of the reports once they have gone through the
security process."
"If the government have a reason why this should not be published before the election, then I think they should make it very clear what that reason is."
CNN's Milena Veselinovic contributed reporting.



 

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Yawn...
 

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Just as an aside, the UK still uses paper ballots exclusively, so unless Vlad dispatched tens of thousands of radio-controlled pencils to the polling booths...
 

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brit intelligence wants boris to sign off on an investigation into brexit elections

and you have no problem with boris hiding it until after the vote?

does it concern you what other russian influence puti might have over the brit pm?
 

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brit intelligence wants boris to sign off on an investigation into brexit elections

and you have no problem with boris hiding it until after the vote?

does it concern you what other russian influence puti might have over the brit pm?
Boris's private life is right out there in the public domain already. Short of compromising photos of him and GT nothing would surprise. And he wasn't PM at the last election either. But I suppose you presume guilt over innocence right?
 

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Donald Trump has sex with Giraffe. There I said it. I now await Congress's report that shows he didn't.
 
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