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Offline Tad

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Re: Politics
« Reply #60 on: March 18, 2017, 12:40:57 pm »
1) Does the British national anthem change if a king succeeds the queen?

2) Has the UKIP ever won any elections?

3) Is the U.K. a continent since Brexit happened?

4) Why is Northern Ireland separate from regular Ireland?

1) The anthem does indeed change to "god save the king".

2) Nope. UKIP have a big mouth and kept getting attention despite only having one MP. They had more say in the EU, but never did anything - ironically.

3) No. We're still part of Europe, but leaving the EU which is a political union.

4) Mainly political and religious reasons that lead to a very violent time many years ago. N.Ireland stayed british (it was taken over years ago) Ireland went it alone. I've been to Belfast before. The people and place is lovely, but there's still security concerns resulting in armed police on the streets.
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Offline pcm92

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Re: Politics
« Reply #61 on: March 18, 2017, 10:41:57 pm »
Thanks for answering those. I have thought about traveling to the U.K., but I'm just not too sure about how things differ there coming from the U.S.

Offline Tad

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Re: Politics
« Reply #62 on: March 19, 2017, 08:32:39 am »
No problem. I've never been to America so I can't comment, but I do know a few ice hockey players from Canada and America as they play over here. They say getting here is easy, it's going back that takes it out of you during the flight. Not sure why mind.

Offline Tad

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Re: Politics
« Reply #63 on: March 20, 2017, 12:14:55 pm »
Article 50 will be triggered on the 29th. Here we go.

Offline Tad

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Re: Politics
« Reply #64 on: March 29, 2017, 02:15:36 am »
Unless we're asking the England football team to deliver it, it's happening today. Best of luck my fellow Brits.

Offline Tad

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Re: Politics
« Reply #65 on: April 19, 2017, 12:16:07 pm »
Dear Fellow Brits,

This is your last chance to not go down a road that will end in your own destruction by voting the Tories back into power.
So please, do make the right choice.

Offline Tad

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Re: Politics
« Reply #66 on: May 08, 2017, 07:54:05 am »
If the local elections are anything to go by, the tories will be back in power. I can't fathom it, I really can't. Since they've been in power alone, the national debt has been 7 times higher, multiple strikes from nhs etc, an internal fight which lead to a dangerous eu referendum, lies on lies, a law to pretty much end privacy and massive u-turns on ideas straight before coming out with this "strong and stable" campaign slogan.

And people vote these ejits in.

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Re: Politics
« Reply #67 on: May 08, 2017, 11:01:32 am »
Just come to Portugal, enjoy wine and the beach
SEG4GES

Offline Spock

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Re: Politics
« Reply #68 on: May 08, 2017, 11:47:00 am »
What is your opinion on France's election?

Offline Shun-Di

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Re: Politics
« Reply #69 on: May 08, 2017, 01:51:13 pm »
I nominate Antoine D'Coolette for leader of France.  He will make sure there will be escargot and margarine for everybody.
Be like water.

Offline Tad

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Re: Politics
« Reply #70 on: May 08, 2017, 02:49:37 pm »
Just come to Portugal, enjoy wine and the beach

Hehe. Thanks, but I don't think I could deal with the heat.

About France...I think regardless of who won, it's very dangerous. It's good Le Pen didn't win, but Macron isn't exactly a known qantity and although he claims he's on the center, his stance on issues and the way he portrays things seem to put him slightly more to the right I'd say. What bothers me most though is this idea that France has beaten the slow rise of right wing parties like NF or ukip when all they might have done is delay them.

11 million people in France still voted for Le Pen and many simply picked Macron because there was no alternative. Macron himself said Frexit will happen if the EU doesn't change, but the problem there is Marcon's vision for the EU was already rejected by EU members and will be in the future looking at the current state.

Marcon's biggest problem though is at home. Yes, he's the president, but his power is very limited due to not having any support in goverment. The french elections are not till June and as he wasn't that popular to begin with, there's a good chance he won't be able to get enough support for a majority goverment. If he doesn't get enough power, he'll basically be sitting on his hands doing nothing the entire time he's a president. Meanwhile, if things don't improve, the NF could gain more voters.

Offline Spock

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Re: Politics
« Reply #71 on: May 08, 2017, 08:35:01 pm »
So does that mean you are left wing?

Offline Tad

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Re: Politics
« Reply #72 on: May 08, 2017, 09:27:27 pm »
No, I consider myself more in the center. Sure, you need to be tough on issues, but you also need to be fair and see that some people need more help then others. The problem is so many parties in the uk claim to be in the center (even the tories and ukip) it's almost laughable.


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Re: Politics
« Reply #73 on: May 09, 2017, 12:37:36 am »
The French people should have used their brains more in their election. France is a country divided between socialism and centre-right ideologies amongst the citizens.

Not to mention the drugs that are pouring in due to the lack of a proper border and terrorist attacks are becoming very frequent.

Even if Le Pen won, she would have had a very hard time turning the country around for the good. Macro just will not know what he's doing.

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Re: Politics
« Reply #74 on: May 09, 2017, 02:38:07 am »
The French people should have used their brains more in their election. France is a country divided between socialism and centre-right ideologies amongst the citizens.

Not to mention the drugs that are pouring in due to the lack of a proper border and terrorist attacks are becoming very frequent.

Even if Le Pen won, she would have had a very hard time turning the country around for the good. Macro just will not know what he's doing.

Macron has already said he wants to change workers right which lead to a protest march that got ugly. There was even a protest march from those that reluctantly voted him in.

As I said before, Macron might be stuck doing nothing as president if he doesn't win enough seats in June. This could give the NF fuel to grow.

Meanwhile in the UK , Labour leader Corbyn has said he won't step down if they lose the next election...