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Tuesday, 17 September 2019

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Disgusting and cowardly, in that they would never have dared treat the Chinese or Russians in that way.

Two good outcomes, though. Boris didn't take part, so they now know they are dealing with someone a bit cleverer and more determined than our last hopeless PM. And British people saw the episode, and more will come to understand that the EU is desperate and not acting in good faith. Those who bothered to watch the videos will also see how the traitorous UK newspapers (The Guardian, obviously, but sadly also the Telegraph) tried to spin it as Boris looking stupid. We are being lied to...

If the Brexit side had lost the referendum, no such shenanigans would be going on now. As the losing side, the Leavers would have, unhappily, accepted the outcome. A different sort of people I think.

Quite right, Whiters, I voted 'Leave' at the first referendum and just forced myself to swallow my sick!

Uncle Sam piling in on the action! ...

In a show of solidarity, Woody Johnson said that having “built the greatest empire” and “held off the Nazis”, the British “didn’t need a lecture from anybody on how to run their country ... and that includes Brussels”.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/09/17/brexit-stunt-shows-uk-wants-says-us/

The flattering words "Having built the greatest empire" grate when spoken by the one who also nicked it off us. Did we "hold off the Nazis"? I thought we did a runner and then sent a bunch of Poles, Czechs, Slovaks and anyone else we could lay our hands on into the skies above Kent to do that - and then let Uncles Sam and Joe finish the job? And as it stands, a lecture from almost anyone on how to run the country would be very appreciated.

This is just the Trump "I win, you lose" deal fluffer in action, touching up BoJo and Blighty ready for the almighty shafting that's coming.

SoD

Don't worry SoD, you're going to love being a client state:

https://www.politicshome.com/news/uk/foreign-affairs/news/104289/us-will-want-business-access-nhs-post-brexit-trade-deal

Chlorinated chicken isn't even the tip of the iceberg. U! S! A!

You don't spend much time on reconnaissance do you SoD?

The RAF Roll of Honour recognises 574 pilots, from countries other than the United Kingdom, as flying at least one mission between 10 July to 31 October 1940, alongside 2,353 British pilots.

Top scoring squadron: 303 squadron, Polish

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.indy100.com/article/battle-of-britain-remembering-all-the-foreign-pilots-who-fought-for-the-raf-7309621%3famp

Top scoring pilot: J Frantisek, Czech

http://www.bbm.org.uk/airmen/Frantisek.htm

Seems Johnny Foreigner fought harder and smarter for Blighty than Blighty itself.

Charming touch by Amber Rudd to want to "name and shame" their grandchildren.

A poem for Amber ...

"I went into a public 'ouse to get a pint o' beer,
The publican 'e up an' sez, " We serve no blue-coats here."
The girls be'ind the bar they laughed an' giggled fit to die,
I outs into the street again an' to myself sez I:
O it's Johnny this, an' Johnny that, an' " Johnny, go away " ;
But it's " Thank you, Mister Frantisek," when the band begins to play
The band begins to play, my boys, the band begins to play,
O it's " Thank you, Mister Frantisek," when the band begins to play."

SoD

SoD Neither of your examples indicate your assertion that "Johnny Foreigner" fought harder and smarter than the Brit pilots only that their score of "kills" was higher.

These attempts to enhance the contributions of minor players to the great war against the Germans are really aimed at denigrating the only contribution that mattered, that of the British. Without the British there would have been nothing to contribute to.

Who do you think you are kidding? Mr Hitler?*

And more: Who do you think you are kidding? Mr Bonaparte? ...

Only 1/3 of Wellington's troops at Waterloo were British.

SoD

*With apologies to the genuine Dad's Army theme tune

My only surprise is tha SoD hasn’t been forthcoming with fulsome praise for the principled and unselfish stance of the Luxembourg PM in his efforts to ensure the U.K. continues to begrudgingly contribute to the E.U. Not surprising is his perpetual denigration of the contribution the brave souls from the U.K. contributed in 2 World Wars. They did not do it alone, but they certainly did their fair share.

Well sod, i will just repeat the gist of my earlier comment. If the British hadn't been at Waterloo, there wouldn't have been a battle. You missed a trick there - a third of the British army were Irish!

Jean-Claude Juncker mocked the UK for being anti-democratic during a European Parliament debate on Brexit.

Leading MEPs attacked the prime minister’s decision to prorogue parliament until October 14 and likened Britain to the totalitarian Soviet Union, two days after Mr Johnson was humiliated in Luxembourg.

The barbs reverse traditional British Eurosceptic criticisms of the EU’s democratic deficit and an oft-made comparison of the bloc to the USSR, which has long rankled with Brussels.

Mr Juncker, the outgoing president of the European Commission, told MEPs in Strasbourg, “This House is open and in action, and not prorogued.”

“I can tell you that Jean-Claude Juncker and Donald Tusk can do a lot of things but they can’t close the doors of our house," Mr Verhoftsadt, the European Parliament’s Brexit coordinator, boasted.

He told Brexit Party MEPs that any eurosceptic who compared the EU to the Soviet Union should ““should point the finger at Westminster rather than Brussels or Strasbourg.”

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/09/18/boris-johnson-urged-mrs-doubtfire-not-hulk-meps-attack-undemocratic/

Too juicy for words.

Oh, ok, maybe one: UKSSR

Hahahaha!

SoD

Junker and his EU posse members have a malleable notion of 'democracy'. The USSR like reality that is the EU is not at all transferable to the centuries old workings of Britain's Parliament and PM.

“Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.” H/T Malcolm Pollack.

Blimey, BOE, "a third of the British army were Irish!"

I almost feel sorry for the French!

At last, the first MSM Muppet, sprawling about in the wreckage of the Wright brother's plane, acknowledges my 3 year old pearl of wisdom ...

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/09/18/need-new-brexit-constitution-replace-shattered-old-order/

Blighty needs a new constitution.

Then you read what he has to say, and you realize an even more horrible truth.

The debate and substance of any new constitution will be conducted by the very 65 million authoritarian, look-no-further-than-Dover, uncompromisingly partisan, peeps and their polls who couldn't think their way out of a wet paper bag - and when they do it will only be to constitutionalize their own narrow class or factional advantage!

The chances of a new constitution that wasn't the embodiment of "safe spaces for all", fox hunting bans, Democratic Centralism (Lenin's favourite: get 60% and you can hang the Kulaks), institutionalised public sectorism, isolationism, nationalism et al are zero.

And all the while the best constitution on offer was right under your noses, another evolutionary step that in some ways goes to prove the value of that old string bag and in particular it's method of change: the marriage of Blighty's constitution to an oversight governance whose constitution is based on the principles of 500 million people and the 27 leading children of enlightenment. A constitution that by its very multistate nature meant that partisan, authoritarian constructs had to be left at home in its construction.

But the fat lady ain't singing - yet. There's still hope: Let's see where the string bag finally actually crash lands first.

SoD

"The French and Americans have written constitutions, and that’s hardly worked out perfectly."

Anyone expecting perfection in any human endeavor is a fool. I'm not familiar with the French Constitution, but the American Constitution takes that into account exhaustively. At the moment it's being stress tested by a freewheeling populist who knows how to use the most powerful propaganda mechanism ever built in the US and a supine political party that's come to believe its own bullshit, or is at least stuck with its results. For now there seems to be more reason for optimism with a constitution than without one.

Make Orwell fiction again.

Surprised the Gaffer hasn't tried to deflect Blighty's seemingly inexorable humiliation and cheer himself up with a post on Donald "The Pussy-fart" Trump's excruciating bluff being called by the Mad Mullahs.

"Locked and loaded", hahaha. "Mocked and imploded" more like.

Gotta admire Rocket Man and the Mad Mullahs for something: they can spot a bullshitter a mile away. Mmm, likewise the Mexicans, Canadians, Euros, Rooskies and anyone, friend or foe, who's had any dealings with him.

Gawd I hope BoJo doesn't go for Muppet of the Millennium and do something stupid by even engaging with the Douchbag.

SoD

Trump, having withdrawn from the JCPOA because, you know, a Nigerian national signed it, is now trying to recreate it sporting his own Sharpie scribble. Because in his mind all anyone wants is money, he's put himself in a position to be made the Mullahs' bitch.

Maybe you've read about the toadies at our Justice Department trying to quash a whistle blower complaint from the Intel community about Trump's communications with a foreign leader; most likely Putin. Britain's not alone. A lot of us wonder if the US will ever be respected by our allies again, never mind our enemies.

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